THE 2021 COMMITTEE
Congratulations to the 2021 Kucom Theatre Management Committee elected at Kucom’s Annual General Meeting, welcome to our new Patron, Mayor Greg Williamson, and a fond farewell to our outgoing Patron, former Councillor Kevin Casey.
Front, L to R: Carolyn Roche (Secretary), Kevin Casey, Mayor Greg Williamson, Joe Clutterbuck (President).
Back, L to R: Tessa King (Treasurer), Maureen Coleman, Sarah Ralph, Bronwyn Grannall (Vice President), Monica Stewart-McLean.
Kucom memberships are now open for the coming year - download your membership application form here.
Theatre Sports is returning to Kucom in July!
If you would like to get involved, please contact us.
In the meantime, remember to keep an eye out for updates on the Kucom Facebook page.
The first Kucom Club Night for 2021, held on Saturday 29th May, showcased the talents of many Kucom members including Joe Clutterbuck, Maureen Coleman, Bronwyn Grannall, Tessa King, Matilda and Steven Ralph, Carolyn Roche, musician and composer Ken Sanders, writer Brooke McReynolds, and the director and cast members of Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. The evening was voted a great success, and we're already planning the next one.
It was a bit dark at Kucom in 2020, thanks to the coronavirus, but we did manage to stage a season of one-act plays earlier in the year, followed by a pantomime (Cinderella's Halloween Adventure) in October and a comedy (First Things First) in November.
2021 kicked off with The New Normal, a season of one-act plays in February, and Big Bad Mouse (April/May), a comedy directed by Geoff Stewart-McLean, and will continue with Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, directed by Luana Royle, which is planned to be part of the 2021 Mackay Festival of Arts in July.
Auditions will shortly be held for Victor Scott's October production of When The Rain Stops Falling, by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell (probably best known as the writer of Lantana).
The Committee is now looking for people interested in directing productions for 2022, which will mark Kucom's 75th anniversary as the oldest continuously operating community theatre in Mackay.
July 2022 has already been selected for The Vicar of Dibley 2, to be directed by Bronwyn Grannall (performing rights pending), and we're planning to hold auditions towards the end of this year.