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Waihī Drama Society to perform Bombshells , premiering during the Waihī street and arts festival. Photo: SUPPLIED

Stunner show premiers for arts fest

Bombshells are set to light up The Theater in Waihī – and you’re invited to witness the fallout.
Seven actors have answered the call of duty and are blowing the lid off the inner workings of women.
Director Hollie Weir fell in love with the script as one of its performers in 2016.
“When I first read the monologues, I felt like someone had stolen my journal. It was so personal, so agonisingly funny, and so cathartic,” she said.
“The author, Joanna Murray Smith, has dared to write women with such honesty that they’re instantly relatable.”
Originally written as a one woman show, Weir has divided the play between seven.
“There is so much talent in the Waihī area, it would have been a crime to not include as many people as possible. We’ve even managed to lure award-winning writer and director Aisne Edwards from Whangamatā to join us as succulent obsessed cacti lover.
“And that’s before fan-favourite Fi Gudsell will make you celebrate – and commiserate – her wedding. The always beautiful Nina Mayhara will have patrons completely baffled; while uber talented Lucy James will dance the way no Catholic schoolgirl has ever danced before. Wickedly funny Ivy Coombe will leave you stunned with the unexpected, and the irrepressible Tracey Carter is breaking hearts and taking names with a hilarious cabaret comeback.”

As for the Director herself?
“A wild ride through a regular day of an exhausted stay-at-home-mother. Not a far stretch, really!”
But Weir said the show wasn’t just for a girls night out.
“If you have a mother, daughter, sister, aunty, heck – if you know even just one woman – I guarantee you will connect with this show.
“You might cringe. You might cry. You’ll definitely laugh, and you’ll undoubtedly recognise the women speaking to you from the stage,” she said.
DETAILS: Waihi Drama Society presents Bombshells, premiering during the Waihi Street and Arts Festival, January 26 to, February 3. Ticket information: (Please note, Bombshells is R13.)