Bunbury stage is set for first production since COVID

Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
Meredith Hunter and Jarred Buttery star in Love Letters, the first production the Bunbury Repertory Club is hosting at the Little Theatre since the pandemic hit.
Camera IconMeredith Hunter and Jarred Buttery star in Love Letters, the first production the Bunbury Repertory Club is hosting at the Little Theatre since the pandemic hit. Credit: Supplied

The South West arts industry was hard hit by the pandemic, but things are slowly on the rebound with the Bunbury Repertory Club set to lift the curtains on its first performances since lockdown hit.

The Little Theatre will once again be brought to life with characters on stage, as the visiting production of Love Letters makes its way to Bunbury in the coming weeks.

Love Letters tells the story of Melissa and Andy, two childhood friends who go their separate ways but keep in touch throughout their lives by writing letters.

The original production was a finalist for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for drama, and this production of the play arose out of the pandemic.

Bunbury Repertory Club member Wendy Taylor said she was looking forward to hosting the Love Letters show at the theatre.

“It’s a really good show,” she said.

“We’re really pleased to bring back some live theatre to the Bunbury area in the form of Love Letters.

Live theatre is wonderful — it’s an amazing experience and worth supporting.

“It’s been one of the hardest hit areas and we’re grateful we can bring something back to Bunbury and give them something worth going out for.”

In October, the club will perform a production, Sex Cells by Anna Longaretti, which Ms Taylor said they were very much looking forward to.

“We are busily rehearsing our October performance and we’re looking forward to putting on a show again,” Ms Taylor said.

Love Letters will be on at Little Theatre, Eaton on September 26 and 27.

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