Today 12 talented, enthusiastic, and excited Coona teens rehearsed for their first time on stage for the Coonabarabran Amateur Dramatic Society. In preparing for our first production of two one act plays, the group of talented and excited students from Coonabarabran High School met at the Flix in the Stix hall to rehearse.

The play, Hamlette by Allison Williams and inspired by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, is the first half of the Dramatic Society’s first productions on 23rd and 24th of November.

Director and Dramatic Society President, Michael Armstrong, was glowing in his response to the effort of these new actors:

“Going on stage can be very intimidating and it is fantastic that we have so many people who are willing to put themselves forward in our first productions.

These High School students have committed their time and effort to putting together a fantastic show and the audiences will get a real treat from their enthusiasm and talent.

Together with the second one-act play “Don’t mention the Dream” the Dramatic Society is very excited to be bringing these productions to our local audiences,” said Mr Armstrong.

Further details of the production will be released soon.
The Society, which has been largely dormant for some time, was restarted on the back of the enthusiasm of locals after the Coonabarabran High School production of Back to the 80s.

Dramatic Society President, Coonabarabran High School teacher Michael Armstrong, said:

“When I was growing up in Coonabarabran back in the 80s and 90s I loved being involved in Drama both at school and also in the community.
After moving back in 2014 with my family I was sad to see that the Dramatic society was no longer active. But after the success of the recent Coonabarabran High School production of Back to the 80s, there were a number of people who were keen to try and get the Dramatic Society going again.
A group of students and adults became committed to the idea that if we could get a group of 15 to 18 people interested in putting on the occasional show throughout the year, then we would have the society back up and running.
For further information about the Dramatic Society please visit their website

For further information please contact Michael at [email protected]



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