Donnybrook’s show will go on

Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times
Donnybrook Theatre Troup director Sandra Scaffidi has been busy preparing for this year's show which will take to the stage in November.
Camera IconDonnybrook Theatre Troup director Sandra Scaffidi has been busy preparing for this year's show which will take to the stage in November. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

After much anticipation and rescheduling, the Donnybrook Theatre Troupe will be putting on a show later this year.

The group had been working towards performing Alfred Hitchcock’s 39 Steps in May but due to the global pandemic was forced to cancel.

With no prior experience, troupe director Sandra Scaffidi took it upon herself to start directing plays 11 years ago.

“I heard the theatre in Bunbury on Molloy Street was being stripped out and I thought to myself, ‘why don’t I put this empty building on my property to good use’,” she said.

“So I raced over to Bunbury and grabbed a heap of set designs and props and brought them over here and turned my old tourism building into a theatre.

“We are only a small group with about 30 members, but we do it for the community.”

Ms Scaffidi said this year’s show is set to take to the stage on the last weekend in November.

“Because we had to put our rehearsals on hold as there is a lot of work to be done,” Ms Scaffidi said.

“Only four of the troupe members will be in this show and each of them will play multiple characters, so it should be a very interesting performance.

“Hopefully the South West community get behind us and show support by coming along.”

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