New theatre company for Blue Mountains

Theatre Mamusidom is the brainchild of Blackheath resident Liz de Koster.

"There is so much acting talent in the Blue Mountains and room for a companion to the Blackheath Theatre Company, of which I am an enthusiastic member and currently oversee the local script development program," said Ms de Koster.

"We're different. You don't need to be a member, just come and enjoy top class theatre. We aim to produce excellence in theatre in a wide spectrum of genre - from traditional to innovative by playwrights past and present, Australian and foreign and to complement the BTC program."

Blackheath resident Liz de Koster.

Blackheath resident Liz de Koster.

Their first venture is all local - The Picasso Affair written by the multi-talented John Shand, Katoomba resident, long-time music and theatre critic for the Sydney Morning Herald, muso and celebrated playwright. It's a new, fast paced comedy where a couple's relationship gradually unravels after a surveillance car is discovered outside their home, triggering a cascade of doubts and revelations.

Director Nigel Glassey, lighting/sound director David Cowie, and stage manager Ria Koppen and actors Marty O'Neill, Liz de Koster and Richard Affleck will make this a memorable experience.

The play will run from Saturday, April 24 to Wednesday, April 28 at the Fairmont Resort & Spa, Leura. Two hour performances, including an interval, start at 7.30pm, except Sunday at 5pm. The high roofed theatre has tiered seating ensuring a great view for all. Its maximum capacity of 120 will be limited to a COVID-safe 70 with all necessary safeguards

Visit web site for more information about the play and to book tickets. Tickets also available at Ray White, Blackheath.

Plans for the rest of the year are still being finalised but will include Carlos Fuentes's startling "dream" play, Orchids in the Moonlight.

Puzzled by Mamusidom? Liz de Koster explains: "My parents were Polish and it means Mother Home".

Ms de Koster is the widow of the well-known local artist Jose de Koster whose autobiography, Fragments of a Journey, a Fistful of Life, extracts in, she edited and published.