Popular black comedy MASH succeeds at Pinjarra

The cast of MASH.
The cast of MASH.

A POPULAR TV black comedy like MASH would arguably be almost impossible to transfer to the stage.

Director Tammy Peckover has managed to do so although it took almost a year and involved a cast of more than 30 mostly new faces for Murray Music and Drama Club’s latest production.

For anyone too young to remember, MASH involved members of the 4077 Mobile Army Surgical Hospital who took care of the injured during the Korean War of the 1950s and used humour as an escape from the horror and depression of war.

MASH ran from 1972 to 1983.

There are the familiar names – Hawkeye, Trapper John, Radar, Klinger and Major Hot Lips Houlihan and a load of new faces whose performances are so capable it would be unfair to name some and not others, apart perhaps from newcomer Adian Mellor who played a cute Ho-Jon.

The set was simple but very effective and the outfits authentic.

Seating is cabaret style on candlelit tables.

BYO nibbles and bar available.

WHAT: MASH

WHERE: Pinjarra Civic Centre.

WHEN: Friday, Saturday, August 17, 18 matinee, Sunday, August 18.