Forge Theatre Bairnsdale
26th May BOOK NOW
The Wedge Theatre Sale
27th May BOOK NOW
Red Rock Regional Theatre And Gallery
29th May BOOK NOW
After losing my father last year, and now contemplating the future of my frail mother, this powerful play really struck a chord with me. I noticed many in the audience who were equally moved, some even to tears lasting well after lights up. To be or not to be? To exist in a nursing home or to be 'let go'? That is the moral question facing the trio and ultimately the audience, who get to decide the ending of each performance. Even after the vote the audience were rivetted waiting to see how the final moments would play out. I couldn't help thinking of similarities between an Agatha Christie play where the secrecy of the ending has been crucial to its success. And like The Mousetrap I'm sure that audiences will continue to treasure Michael Gray Griffith's The Magnolia Tree for years to come.
The Actors Tottie Goldsmith and Rohana Hayes hamming it up on the road.