Eglinton resident plays wealthy woman in Limelight Theatre’s Let The Sunshine

Parents Ron (Michael Balmer) and Natasha (Gillian Binks) are unhappy with their daughter Emma (Catherine Dunn) in David Williamson's play Let The Sunshine.
David Williamson's Let The Sunshine features Nick Thomas, David Nelson, Rosalyn Anderson, Eglinton resident Gillian Binks and Kingsley residents Michael Balmer and Catherine Dunn.
Parents Ron (Michael Balmer) and Natasha (Gillian Binks) are unhappy with their daughter Emma (Catherine Dunn) in David Williamson's play Let The Sunshine. David Williamson's Let The Sunshine features Nick Thomas, David Nelson, Rosalyn Anderson, Eglinton resident Gillian Binks and Kingsley residents Michael Balmer and Catherine Dunn.

EGLINTON resident Gillian Binks is about to find out what happens when people of widely different political views are forced to co-exist.

The question is posed in Let The Sunshine showing at Wanneroo’s Limelight Theatre this month.

Written by David Williamson and directed by Tim Riessen, it is a satirical comedy about 50-something sea-changers and their children.

When Toby, a hard-hitting documentary-maker, flees Sydney with his wife after a blow-up with the media, he arrives at his old childhood haven.

But the simple town has been transformed into a playground for the wealthy and his old friend has become married to a wealthy property developer.

Thrown into the mix is the couple’s two headstrong offspring, a struggling musician and a ruthless corporate lawyer.

Binks plays Natasha, a woman enjoying a life of leisure and luxury.

“It’s all thanks to her wealthy, businessman husband,” she said.

“She thinks her greatest achievement was her daughter.”

She said two friends who she had previously acted with suggested she audition for the part when the original actress had to pull out.

“I enjoyed working with them so much on a production of Sordid Lives that I decided to get back on the boards after a three-year hiatus,” she said.

Riessen said he wanted to bring the Australian play to life.

“I’ve been fortunate to be in a number of productions in the past four years,” he said.

“Each one comes to life via the vision of the director.

“David Williamson is well-known as the quintessential Australian playwright with witty dialogue and an insight into the Aussie psyche.

“To bring that to life was a big part of what I wanted to do.”

THE ESSENTIALS

What: Let The Sunshine

When: 8pm on August 17-19, 23-26 and 2pm on August 20

Where: Limelight Theatre, Wanneroo

Tickets: $21 or $18 concession at www.limelighttheatre.com.au or on 0499 954 016