Fiona O'Loughlin at Normanville, Cinderella and the Pirates at Victor Harbor

Jemmah Sims, who plays Frederic, and Kiara Wiese, who is Cinderella.

Jemmah Sims, who plays Frederic, and Kiara Wiese, who is Cinderella.

O’Loughlin at Normanville

The Queen of Australian comedy, Fiona O’Loughlin presents her must-see show at the Normanville Hotel on October 13 at 8.30pm. She will be joined on the night by special guests – award winning radio presenter Peter Goers and comedian Anthony Lamond.

A veteran of the entertainment industry, O’Loughlin has a huge following, playing to packed houses in venues and festivals in Australia and overseas.

O’Loughlin’s auto-biographical and story-based stand-up routine appeals to a wide audience. The events and experiences in her life have become fodder for her comedy. 

Regardless of your age or familiarity with her work this is a show not to be missed.

Show only tickets start at $30 per person and are available from the Normanville Hotel Bottleshop or on 8558 3200.

REVIEW – Cinderella and the Pirates

By Catie Milte

See the full review at www.sccas.org.au 

While booing and hissing from the audience during a theatrical production would ordinarily be cause for concern, when it comes to pantomime it’s a sure sign that things are going according to plan.

And South Coast Choral and Arts Society’s Cinderella and the Pirates, which opened at the Town Hall on Saturday night, is true-to-form ‘panto’ which caters to the tastes of the young, the old, and just about everybody in between.

Writer Jonathan Ogilvie (who also directs) has produced a delightful and clever piece of entertainment with all the pantomime’s classic elements including slapstick comedy, double entendre, Ronnie Barker-style wordplay, song, dance, topical jokes and gender role reversals. Oh yes, and audience participation.

The lead roles are perfectly cast. Kiara Wiese and Jemmah Sims as Cinderella and Frederic are suitably buoyant and engaging; Mick McKinlay as Pirate King is the villain we all love to hate; Chris Searle is endearing as Ruthie, the ship’s cook with stars in her eyes; Pip Burfield is bumblingly likable as Cinderella’s father and Heather Kraehenbuehl and Sally Pearce are deliciously grotesque as her ‘beautiful’ sisters. Georgia Martin, in her first role with SCCAS, is terrifically relaxed and funny as Sam, the quartermaster of the pirates’ ship and Rebecca Tymmons does a very nice comic turn as the fairy godmother, albeit in the guise of a certain very famous pirate.

Remaining performance dates: October 12-13 at 2pm and October 14 at 2pm and 7.30pm. Tickets available at Toop Motors (RAA) Victor Harbor, at the door, or www.trybooking.com