MOURNE Kransky (Annie Lee) may have an interesting relationship with her strange sisters Eve (Christine Johnston) and Dawn (Carolyn Johns), but it works well enough for this peculiar trio to travel the world performing their kooky brand of musical comedy.
“Dawn is from a different father, so she’s a little different from us, and lives in Mrs Evermore’s laundry in the house over the back fence,” Mourne said.
“She doesn’t live with us because the meat safe used to drip through the kitchen floorboard on to her bed.
“We get on all right and travel around together, but Dawn always sits in the back seat and doesn’t say much; she hasn’t spoken since our mother left with her father.
“We have a lovely time as long as Eve doesn’t go to sleep because when she does her knee sits up against the gear stick.
“I had to travel once all the way to Goulburn from Esk in second gear in the Morris Major.”
Esk in rural Queensland is home for the siblings where they were “tending the zucchinis to get them large enough for Christmas time fun” before speaking to Community News about latest show A Very Kransky Christmas, which will be performed at Heath Ledger Theatre, December 13 to 15.
Audiences should prepare for instrument accompaniment by musical saw, tuba, keyboard, toilet brush, pot and spatula, cheese grater and duelling tambourines.
“We do a lot of different songs from The Carpenters and Daft Punk, Simon and Garfunkel, Nana Mouskouri and Steppenwolf down to Santa Claus songs,” Mourne said.
“We really enjoy meeting the people at our shows, sharing in the Christmas festivities and we’ll even give them some recipes so they can make our Christmas treats at home.”
Mourne said they had their neck-to-knee swimming costumes ready for the Perth beaches, and a bottle of vinegar in case of jellyfish stings.
What: A Very Kransky Christmas
Where: Heath Ledger Theatre
When: December 13 to 15