Libby Munro, who grew up in a town my cousins lived in for years, named Millmerran.
I don't normally buy the newspaper that often, so it was just luck I ran across this story.
What caught my eye was the words "hometown" and "Eight".
My hometown Brisbane has got a population of over one million people, so it was no big deal that we shared the same hometown, but the town where Libby grew up in, and the town my cousins lived in, Millmerran,only has a population of about 1500 people.
|Rams Head Hotel, Millmerran.|
It was a great play, well written and well acted, and I really enjoyed this play, even though I had an infected eyelid which dried my eye out, along with the air conditioner playing it's part, as well, and I couldn't stop rubbing my eye throughout most of the play, so I could try and see properly.
Apart from my eye problem, I had a great night out.
The Diane Cilento Studio is named after the actress Diane Cilento
who my father, a cab driver for most of his life, used to brag to us kids, got chosen by Diane Cilento out of a cab rank full of cab drivers, because she claimed that he looked like her ex-husband
Sean Connery, which normally we kids would laugh at, but it was true that he did look like the Bond actor (minus the mo), so we tended to believe him on this one.
Interesting that Libby is born on the 11th of November
(Remembrance Day) and is playing an air force pilot.
I guess that it's fitting though, because if you are lucky enough to catch Libby in this play it's a performance you'll always remember.
I think the sky's the limit for this talented actress, and her career is only just taking off.
And who said the only good thing that came out of Millmerran was the road to Brisbane?
Probably me, but now there are two good things that come from Millmerran. ;-)
UPDATE 11th April, 2016.
I finally got to see 'Eight' tonight, not an easy movie to sit through, but it deserves all the accolades it has received so far with probably more to come.
I thought Libby was good in 'Grounded', but 'Eight' was mind-blowing as far as Libby's acting performance went in that movie.
I hope that thriller Libby is writing gets produced, and I deliberately threw the cat among the pigeons by asking if the same team that made 'Eight' were going to work on that film, as I got the impression they could all make a fine thriller when in comes to a cinema release if their work on 'Eight' was anything to go by.
I also found it amusing that
Libby's next play is about a post 9/11 world and guess how many tickets were officially sold for tonight's screening of 'Eight'?
119, or 911 reversed. ;-)
|A reverse 911?-)|
|Reverse 911s in 'Back to the Future' (?) a film that I felt was about the A-bomb.|
Not only that, but 8:15 in the morning was the time the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, which I make reference to in that post you read if you click on the above red link and the ticket I was given tonight says that Libby's movie runs from 6:30pm to 8:15pm.
|8:15 that's the time that it's always been?|
|Libby as Vanda in the QTC 2013 play "Venus in Fur".|