Leaning on a lamp post at the Q

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Bill Snibsen (Patrick McLoughlin) and Lady Jacqueline Carstone (Georgia Pike) in a scene from “Me and My Girl”.
QUEANBEYAN Players are staging the Cockney musical, “Me and My Girl” from October 21 to November 5 at the Q. It’s a nice, old-fashioned show with hits such as “Leaning on a Lamp Post” and “The Lambeth Walk”. Bookings to 6285 6290 or www.theq.net.au

CONGRATULATIONS to ACT Artsability Officer, Caro Roach, who was recently named winner of the Kate Louise Alderson Award by the ACT Down Syndrome Association for her contribution to the disability community through film and innovative programs.

POET Geoff Page brings a verse screenplay to life with Canberra actor Chrissie Shaw as Shirley in the romantic comedy “Lawrie and Shirley” at The Street Theatre, October 14-23. Bookings to 6247 1223.

CRANLEIGH School, Starke Street, Holt, is again staging its fabulous art show, where you can buy quality artworks to help the school provide programs for children with intellectual disabilities. The opening by Govenor General Quentin Bryce is at 7pm on October 21, then it runs on October 22, 10am-4 pm and October 23, 10am-1pm.

“THE Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the direction of the Marquis De Sade” is the longest play I know and Narrabundah College Theatre Arts will stage it from October 26 to November 5 at the Hawk Theatre. Peter Weiss’s play asks, does a genuine revolution come from the inside or outside? Bookings to 6205 6979.

BY coincidence, Daramalan Theatre Company’s new production, “Sacred Fire”, uses the French Revolution to kick off an exploration of love within the historical context of idealism and tyranny. Robespierre, Marat, Pol Pot and Nuon Chea all get a look in. October 26-29. Bookings to 6245 6300.

HIGHWIRE Events are presenting the Australian premiere of “3 Skirts & a Mustache”. Featuring Elena Kirschbaum, Jane Schofield, and Melburnians Amy Nightingale-Olsen and Matt Anderson, there will be acrobatics, juggling, hula hooping, pyramids, hand balancing and tap dancing. It’s at Belconnen Community Theatre, 8pm, October 21-22. Tickets at the door.

“LOOKING for Aliens” is a concert marking Mental Health Week and features local writer, musician, comedian and storyteller and former psychiatric patient, Duncan Sargeant, with Jenny Sawer and Sophie Attridge. It’s at the Merry Muse, in the bowls club, 54 McCaughey Street, Turner, 7.30pm, October 21. Tickets at the door.

VETERAN Canberra storyteller Brian Hungerford and lover of all things Iberian, has just launched “Different Waters 1588-2011”, “a fantastical entertainment” that looks at the interweaving cultures of Australia, Spain, Ireland and England. Inquiries to brilu@grapevine.com.au

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