Review of Senior Moments - this post isn't about goats

@JudyEv (157749)
Bunbury, Australia
April 15, 2019 7:41am CST
I don’t have any photos from the play we went to see on Sunday afternoon so I’m taking the opportunity to show you this dear little goat. It is five weeks old and a Nigerian Dwarf. It belongs to my nephew and with luck I’ll be bottle-feeding it in September when I help at the Perth Royal Show. The play we saw was called ‘Senior Moments’ and was like an old time music-hall show with a number of short skits being performed. Three of the six performers are very well-known for their TV and film appearances in Australian productions. They are aged 79, 77 and 72. I couldn’t help thinking how wonderful that they were still doing what they loved at such an age. The show has been very successful and has been playing round Australia since 2016. One woman, Benita Collins, was a mainstay of ‘Playschool’, a hugely popular local production. It seems any Australian actor or actress worth their salt has acted in Playschool. Part of Sunday’s performance involved a skit revolving around a TV show called ‘Old School’. The other main actors were John Wood and Max Gillies. John Wood starred in Blue Heelers among other things. @JohnRoberts may know these actors as I believe he has watched many of the Blue Heelers episodes.
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@jaboUK (57031)
• United Kingdom
15 Apr
That sounds like a fun show - live shows are so much better, aren't they?
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
This was a hoot and the cast seemed to be having as much fun as the audience.
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@1hopefulman (39651)
• Canada
15 Apr
The goat is very cute! I have never heard of the actors but glad they are still doing what they love!
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
None of them have done anything much outside of Australia.
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@1hopefulman (39651)
• Canada
16 Apr
@JudyEv I have seen a few Australian shows in my life but would not remember any of the actors and actresses.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
@1hopefulman There are very few that I remember either but these three have been around a long time.
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@Gillygirl (21401)
• Sutton, England
15 Apr
Adorable little goat. It's great that these actors still give such pleasure at their age. I bet the skits were funny Judy.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
They were very clever. There were skits about Alzheimer's, being deaf, prostrate problems - nothing was taboo but nothing was offensive either.
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@Gillygirl (21401)
• Sutton, England
15 Apr
@JudyEv When these things are well done there shouldn't be any reason for offense. My husband skits me about being deaf lol.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
@Gillygirl That's true. I think everyone there related to all the problems that beset the actors.
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@just4him (148096)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Apr
I'm glad you enjoyed the play. It's great to see people still active in their 70s. The picture is adorable.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
The play has been going since 2016. The original pianist passed away and has had to be replaced so that was pretty sad.
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@just4him (148096)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21h
@JudyEv That is sad. That's a good long history for the play.
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@amadeo (89740)
• United States
15 Apr
Good morning from here.Nice looking pets there.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
It's a dear little goat isn't it?
@amadeo (89740)
• United States
15 Apr
@JudyEv oh yes it is I loved it
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@DocAndersen (3006)
15 Apr
what a wonderful play, plus it allows younger theater fans to connect with stars of the past!
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
Yes, that's true. The actors seemed to be having a ball too.
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15 Apr
@JudyEv That is really cool! Thanks for sharing this!
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@simone10 (24788)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Apr
I love going to plays. It's been a long time since I have been. The last play I saw was The King and I.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
The King and I? I bet you enjoyed that.
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@simone10 (24788)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Apr
@JudyEv yes, it was great! That's been so long ago.
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@LadyDuck (213238)
• Switzerland
15 Apr
This dwarf goad is lovely, I would love one as a pet. I am glad you enjoyed the show. Some actors are still incredibly good even if in their mid 70's.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
I'm sure the cast had as much fun as we did.
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@LadyDuck (213238)
• Switzerland
15 Apr
@JudyEv This is the best, when everybody has fun.
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@JohnRoberts (78380)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Apr
Yes, I am quite familiar with John Wood! Not only Sgt. Croydon in Blue Heelers but he was recently in the Doctor Blake Mysteries. In fact, I was aware of this show he has been touring in.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
It mentioned the Doctor Blake Mysteries in the program. He is very obese at the moment. Unhealthily so.
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@JohnRoberts (78380)
• Los Angeles, California
15 Apr
@JudyEv Wood was a hefty fellow even on Blue Heelers and way overweight now.
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@wolfgirl569 (16024)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Apr
The goat is adorable. But it will be done with the bottle by then wont it? The play sounds like a lot of fun.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
Actually you'll probably right although he does keep them on the bottle for ages. We'll have more babies to feed by then I guess.
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@wolfgirl569 (16024)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Apr
@JudyEv I am sure you will. Maybe another thats very cute.
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@Junbals (496)
• Philippines
16 Apr
I have the impression that Australians love to watch plays in big theaters. In Europe, no countries can beat the Austrian theater plays in Vienna. I felt I was transported to a different world with their props and sound systems.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
I can quite believe that the plays there are very special. We went to several concerts there but no plays.
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@responsiveme (23157)
• India
16 Apr
That goat is very sweet. Alive performance especially by good actors is always something to look forward to
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
These are very old hands at the acting game and certainly seemed to be enjoying themselves.
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@CarolDM (21583)
• United States
15 Apr
Glad you enjoyed the play. What a cute photo by the way.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
The little goats are just the best and they're very affectionate really,
@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Apr
I am sure I would love this show! What a pretty little goat.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
It was a laugh a minute with some great lines.
• United States
15 Apr
The play you saw sounds like lots of fun. Guess it was a comedy? That goat certainly is adorable.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
Yes, it was a comedy and we all laughed our way through it.
@snowy22315 (64604)
• United States
15 Apr
That is an adorable little goat.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
It is so solid and sturdy for such a small thing - and very self-assured.
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@allknowing (79991)
• India
15 Apr
Short skits do make one wait for the next one. I like such shows.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
There was a pianist right the way through and he also gave us two incredible solos.
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@hereandthere (36356)
• Philippines
15 Apr
what a cute goat! you're having your goat fix again. pictures not matching the posts don't get my goat so no worries! which part of the play did you like most?
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
Haha. You remembered about my need for a goat fix!! The cast did a dance about 'remember, remember' which was pretty fun. One of the verses was about remembering the name of his third wife and the children.
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@Juliaacv (40076)
• Canada
15 Apr
The play sound like it was a good time. Live theatre is always so much fun.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
One of the cast was a bit like a loose cannon but I'm sure it was part of the act.
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@Susan2015 (23678)
• United States
16 Apr
What a pretty little goat that is. Glad that you enjoyed the play.
@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
She is such a healthy, solid, little thing but still so young.