Lyn Mills’ social event of the week

LYN MILLS reports from Bangarra’s opening night

WHAT a triumph Bangarra’s opening night of “Patyegarang” was; one of its best and there have been plenty of “bests”.

Canberra audiences love Bangarra and happily huddled together in this full house of devotees, who braved the night’s freeze.

Distinguished guests on their first official visit to the Canberra Theatre were the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove hosted by John Hindmarsh chair of the Cultural Facilities Corporation and Rosanna Hindmarsh with Larissa Behrendt chair of the Bangarra board.

There was a little “oops” moment when a couple happily sitting in the VIP seats waiting for the Ten Tenors had to be quietly told that they were in the wrong seats – and the wrong theatre!

I’m sure the Cosgroves would have happily shared had the couple decided to stay.