Congratulations to the Side Show cast and crew for a heart-warming and powerful performance of a complex musical that explored the themes of acceptance, uniqueness, vulnerability, empathy, love, courage and commitment. As the story unfolded, strong performances by each of the cast carried the audience so that they spontaneously responded to the moments of humour, joy and disappointment. Clever and creative direction, including the use of simple but effective staging, enabled the considerable talent of the cast to shine. Despite having endured a life of disappointment and poor treatment, the courage and spirit of the twins shone through, leaving the audience with a sense of hopefulness for them in the face of adversity.
Thank you to the cast, crew and musicians for the many hours of time devoted to rehearsals. Congratulations and thank you to Mrs Janine Delaney for her clever and creative direction, to Ms Alisha Janssen for the considerable support given as the rehearsal coach, to Mr Adrian King and Mrs Aleisha Tuaine for their direction of the band and development of voices and to Mrs Tracey Hickey for the time and talent she gave as the production assistant including costume production. Thank you to the many staff who gave considerable support in the preparation and staging of the production and to the family members who supported children and partners to be involved in the production. Finally, thank you to our community for supporting the musical through your attendance.