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Dinkum Assorted

BY New Theatre Publicity | 09-Oct-2015
Linda Aronson's rollicking good time of a musical is the perfect end-of-year entertainment. In a small Australian country town in 1942, a group of ordinary women are battling to save the local biscuit factory and coping with the arrival of two thousand American airmen. This very funny musical comedy serves up a slice of Australian social history with laughter, tears, songs, tap-dancing – and Rita, the regimental goat! @newtheatre #dinkumassorted #musical #theatre
Address: New Theatre 542 King Street Newtown NSW
Date: 17 November - 19 December
Time: Thursday - Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 5pm
Ticket: $17 - $32
Buy / Ticket: http://newtheatre.org.au/buy-tickets-2/
Web: http://newtheatre.org.au/dinkum-assorted/
EMail: publicity@newtheatre.org.au
Call: 9519 3403
Photo (c) Richard Hedger for New Theatre

Dinkum Assorted

Book, lyrics and music by Linda Aronson

“Over my dead body he’s selling us up for scrap!”

During the wartime winter of 1942, in the remote country town of Warrabadanga the female workers at the Dinkum Biscuit Factory are battling to keep the biscuits baking.

For these ordinary Aussie women in a town devoid of men, life is challenging. Not only are they fighting to save the factory machinery from being sold for scrap, they’re running a ‘Mum’s Army’ Civil Defence Unit, putting on a show for the ‘War Effort’ – and coping with the sudden arrival of two thousand American airmen who’ve been stationed just outside town.

This poignant, yet very funny musical comedy about a group of women striving for personal and professional freedom against the backdrop of a changing world serves up a slice of Australian social history with laughter, tears, songs, tap dancing – and Rita, the regimental goat!

“You will love every minute of it” The Australian

CREATIVE TEAM

Director Sahn Millington

Musical Director Fabian Ceccato Assistant Musical Director Cosimo Gunaratna

Choreographer Alyssha Clarke Set and Props Designer David Marshall-Martin

Lighting Designer Liam O'Keefe Costume Designer Kiara Mullooly

Sound Designer Jesse Ledesma Assistant Director/Production Manager Mark Nagle

Music & Vocal Coordinator Kieran Fox ASM/Props Wrangler Ricci Costa