Australian television icon John Wood to star in free live comedy play

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Actors from some of Australia’s and the UK’s most loved television series will perform live in Murrayville, Underbool, Ouyen and Werrimull next month, providing a fun way for communities to reconnect as the region emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

John Wood (Gold Logie Award-winning actor who starred in Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and John Voce (Downton Abby, Dr Who, Miranda) will star in the play Carpe Diem in a series of free performances at the following locations. All performances start at 6:30pm followed by supper at 7:30pm.

Ouyen

Roxy Theatre

Sunday 6 June

19 Oke Street

Underbool

Linga Memorial Hall

Monday 7 June

Monash Avenue

Murrayville

Murrayville Public Hall

Tuesday 8 June

McKenzie Street

Werrimull

Werrimull Hall

Saturday 12 June

21 Tower Street

Councillor for Community Development and Gender Equality Helen Healy said the award-winning show was billed as ‘a hilarious play with a serious message’, in keeping with the broader theme of the nights.

“These four shows are a great opportunity for local families to come together for a fun night out being entertained by top tier actors in their own towns, including a Q and A session after the each show,” Cr Healy said.

“And while Carpe Diem is sure to deliver plenty of laughs and entertainment, it is underpinned by the serious message of how important it is to be aware of our mental health and wellbeing, to look out for one another, and not be afraid to seek help if needed.”

Local mental health professionals will be on hand at each event to provide support if needed.

Carpe Diem was brought to the region as part of Council’s COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Plan and its Drought Funding program, which is supported by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.

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