The play Dimboola was written by Jack Hibberd in the late 1960s. It is said to be Australia’s most performed play, with more Australians having seen Dimboola than any other musical, comedy or play. The play is the country celebration of the wedding of Morrie McAdam, a protestant, to Reen Delaney, a catholic. No holds are barred as the two families come together for the wedding which Jack Hibberd calls “the testing of strengths of the newly conjugated tribes”. The family members try to preserve social form and dignity in the face of impending disasters. And disasters there are a plenty! After the drink has flowed a little too freely, mayhem ensues when the families exchange insults and punches as they resolve to come to terms with the situation. Dimboola’s appeal stems from its unique presentation of including the audience as the wedding guests, sharing all the events and intimacies of Morrie and Reen’s Big Day. When guests arrive at a performance of Dimboola in Dimboola, they are in for some outrageous fun. Sixteen characters of all age groups make up the “bridal table from hell” and while one might not like to think that we are laughing at ourselves, we all know one or more of the characters portrayed or we have even been to a wedding just like Dimboola.
February 11th 2012
Tavernetta Function Centre 144 Dorville Road Carseldine Brisbane 4038
$55 per Ticket (includes 3 course dinner & show)
Carol Carey ph: 0408 983 203 or
Tavernetta Function Centre ph: (07) 3263 1674