Local talent from playwright to actors impress Arts Centre crowd

There was a ye olde Aussie feel to the Arts Centre this past weekend as Miss Em’s Drama School took to the stage with ‘Glittering Hope’ set in the goldfields around this district. 

Miss Em’s Drama School is led by Emma Jones, who has herself been part of a number of local productions. 

Under her expert tutelage, young students blossom in confidence, each delivering their lines with a sense of the natural that is not always easy to instill. 

There were moments of laughter and sections of the play where parents, grandparents and friends gathered in the audience beamed with pride. 

Each child had their own moment in the sun as the story, penned by Muttama playwright, skipped along seamlessly. 

Only going for 40 minutes, the play signified plenty of hard work and dedication by the young charges of Miss Em. 

Stage design and costumes were terrific, keeping with the theme of prospectors, bushrangers, even the local constabulary. 

The cast have been assisted with the indigenous themes in the play by Cootamundra’s Kobi Russell and Murray Izzard.