SADLY MISSED PET: Clancy from the Indee Theatre.
SADLY MISSED PET: Clancy from the Indee Theatre. CONTRIBUTED

Clancy the theatre dog will be sadly missed

CLANCY'S shining hour was to play the Queen's Corgi in Cinderella, a role in which he excelled, being perfectly at home on the boards and moving freely about the stage on cue.

It takes a talented Tibetan to play a Welshman but Clancy did it superbly, to the great delight of the young audiences.

Sadly, this week, The Indee Theatre's long-serving and widely known mascot, Clancy the Wonder Dog, departed this mortal coil.

He was an amazing Tibetan Spaniel and if you don't know the breed, let me tell you, they're a total joy.

For many years Clancy had sat through every rehearsal for every Indee production.

When not watching thespians from beneath hooded lids, he could be found overseeing the Indee office. He was a seven-days-a-week theatre buff, even attending and staying awake through the boring stuff such as AGMs.

It's likely he's now discussing acting with Lassie and Rin Tin Tin.

Meanwhile the hard work goes on to bring Comedy and Consomme to the bubble and it's terrific to see the progress of our two additions to the acting squad, Dunia Tarrant and Belle Thallon.

Neither has done much thesping since high-school days, but they're embracing their roles with enthusiasm and dedication.

One of the beaut things about community theatre is that when "newbies" join a cast, they get enormous support from the experienced stagers and the welcome mat is decidedly out. Dunia and Belle are in good hands.

There will be four Comedy and Consomme dinner shows, on the Fridays and Saturdays of July 17, 18, 24 and 25, plus two non-dining shows on the Sundays of July 19 and 26 at 2pm. A three-course dinner and show is $42, groups of eight or more are $39, Sundays are $23 and club members are $18. Book on www.theindee or phone 5472 8200.