The Albury Showgrounds has hosted many new ventures recently, and last night a comedy play was added to the list.
The Other Theatre Company has constructed an outdoors set for three performances of the English comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.
Director Valerie Ratcliff said the group had "defied the odds" to bring the performance to life after Zoom rehearsals and other hurdles.
"We were originally scheduled to be at the amphitheatre in Wodonga behind Hot House," she said.
"But that was in October, but things were shut down and theatre was being cancelled left and right.
"We thought NSW outdoors was going to be our most conservative venue, so we approached the show grounds.
"They were excited to try theatre."
Mrs Ratcliff pitched the show after watching it virtually in 2020 and approached The Remnantz in April to perform covers of show songs and original music.
"They are an integral part of the show and have written songs for it," she said.
"I just fell in love with the show - it was a scream when James Corden did it.
"The script is really witty, but there's a lot of physical humor."
Heidi Nicholson, who plays Dolly, enjoyed bringing the play together.
"I haven't worked with The Other Theatre Company before, but I've seen their work around such as Shakespeare in the gardens," she said.
"It's been really enjoyable."
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Mrs Ratcliff encouraged residents to see how the showgrounds had been transformed into 1960s Brighton.
"We've got picnic packs and Cofield Wines is sponsoring us, so people can rock up and get a picnic pack and some nice wine and have a really good night out," she said.
Performances are at 7pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday - search trybooking.
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