The Spirit of Theatre

Players in Townsville Little Theatre's performance of 'Blithe Spirit.' IMAGE: Townsville Little Theatre

Glenn Shield, most recently found as the mastermind behind the set of Waiting For Godot, will not only take the helm of Townsville Little Theatre’s Blithe Spirit, but design and build the set for it as well.

“I enjoy working on plays where comedy is derived from characters’ interactions with each other, and Blithe Spirit provides a lot of opportunities for this,” Glenn said.

“I believe my love of theatre first started from a part-time job selling tickets at the Sydney Opera House and through meeting theatre people, which then led to designing and building my first set with a University Theatre Company, and also working in musicals at school.

“I enjoy working with Townsville Little Theatre because everyone involved in the plays – from those on-stage, backstage and working front-of-house – is really friendly and work as a close team, which also results in a more entertaining play for the audience to enjoy.”

Blithe Spirit follows the story of Charles and his second wife Ruth, who light-heartedly arrange a séance – only for Charles’ first wife to return from beyond the grave and cause mayhem. The play will see Producer Jeanette Thompson return to Townsville Little Theatre after a five-year absence, and welcomes Canadian Raechelle Rauwerda as Assistant Director.

Catch Blithe Spirit at Pimlico Performing Arts Centre from 28-30 September. Tickets available from townsvillelittletheatre.org.au

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