Cockburn duo in new production about life after death

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TWO Cockburn actors will be performing to a home crowd after they were cast in a new stage production at Hamilton Hill’s Round Room.

Yangebup’s Nikita Harwood and Success’s Lee Wilson will explore themes of death and regret in the new show 100.

The production follows four strangers who have recently died and are now stuck in limbo, with the only means of escape to choose a past memory to spend eternity in, but as each memory is revisited the characters become more despondent.

(Top) James Dalgleish, Nikita Harwood and Jessica Shallcross (bottom) Lee Wilson, Ryan McNally and Kyal Wilkinson are performing in the stage production 100. Photo: JS Photography and Imaging.

Harwood, who plays Nia, said her character was “very curious”.

“I feel the character is very similar to me in general, with her outlook, her gentle nature-but it has it’s limits,” she said.

“I cried the first time I read the script, I love portrayals of death and what people think might possibly come after.”

Director Alison Kovacs said the cast were an “amazing, talented group of people” and that she was excited to put her own spin on the production.

“When I first saw 100, it really got me thinking about what I’d like to remember when I die,” she said.

“I hope that everyone who sees the show will start thinking about their best memories, I think they will be surprised that it’s not as easy as they think.”

The production runs on select dates from July 12 to 20 at Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall’s Round Room.

Tickets start from $18 and can be purchased from www.halcyonplayhouse.com or on 0422 394 749.