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Exit stage right for Indee? Wrong! We're just moving

LOOKING FOR A SITE: Eumundi Independent Theatre president John Burls.
LOOKING FOR A SITE: Eumundi Independent Theatre president John Burls. John Mccutcheon

AS SHAKESPEARE wrote, all the world's a stage.

But for the players at the Independent Theatre at Eumundi, that stage is shifting.

From December, "the Indee" will no longer call the Eumundi School of Arts Hall its home.

It is the end of a 20-year affiliation.

Founding member John Burls has, however, scotched rumours that the theatre will be shutting up shop.

On the contrary, Mr Burls and his committee are seeking a new home for the theatre company to continue to entertain audiences.

The imminent end of the theatre's association with the Eumundi School of Arts follows a rental dispute.

Upcoming children's show The Reluctant Dragon will go ahead as planned, with the cast and crew preparing for the September 26 opening night.

"We are absolutely not ceasing," Mr Burls said.

"The Indee has been around for 20 years and we are certainly not folding up and closing. It is a dark day when an area loses a long-established community group, especially one which has fostered local young people's active participation in the arts ... and a theatre which continually attracted discerning theatregoers from right across the Coast and hinterland."

The theatre company has all the equipment needed to stage a show - lighting, props, curtain and costumes - they just need somewhere to walk the boards.

Mr Burls said the new home would need to be some

where already equipped with toilet facilities and other amenities. He suggested a hall or church would be ideal. Although the theatre was founded in Eumundi, Mr Burls said the group was willing to look further afield, but would tread sensitively around other theatre company territories.

"We only need a stage and a dressing area," he said.

"We'll be bringing everything else with us.

"Most things will be in storage, so we don't need that sort of space."

The Indee's debut production was a drama called TV Signals, a play by Mr Burls. Twenty years of productions have followed, including the long-running topical revue, the youth theatre, classics and many new works.

Anyone with a site suggestion for the Independent Theatre to stage its plays can telephone Mr Burls on 5472 8200.

Topics:  noosa arts


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