Darling Buds of May bloom this weekend in Ellenbrook


Cast members of The Darling Buds of May which will be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Ellenbrook.  Picture: David Baylis d451991
Cast members of The Darling Buds of May which will be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Ellenbrook. Picture: David Baylis d451991

Set in Kent in the UK, the play follows the irrepressible Larkin family of Pop, Ma and their six children.

The family live in idyllic bliss until one hot May afternoon in 1957, when a tax official turns up to investigate tax-evading Pop.

However, the young Mr Charlton is immediately bewitched by eldest daughter Mariette and it is not long before he succumbs to the Larkin family’s charm.

“It’s been great fun to learn,” producer and costume maker Jan Oliver said.

“We have a cast of 10 adults and six children who have been rehearsing up to three times a week since January.”

Ms Oliver said rehearsals started after the company’s Christmas production of Aladdin.

“We do two productions a year and fundraisers in between. Our next event after the play is a quiz night in June,” she said.

“We’re a not-for-profit organisation, so we have to use ticket sales and fundraisers to fund the next show.

“Our next event after the play is a quiz night in June.”

The Darling Buds of May is showing at Ellenbrook Performing Arts Centre (100 Main St) this Friday night at 7.30pm, and on Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm.

Tickets are available at www.trybooking.com/176887 or call 0414 298 611.

Tickets are $20 and concession/students $16.

The play is recommended for those aged 12 years and above.