A SECOND bus load of Kempsey theatre lovers travelled to Sydney by coach on Sunday to support local director Chris Dockrill and his musical production ‘The Island of Dr Moron’.
Another group made the long trek from Kempsey last Thursday.
Lisa Reed from Kempsey High School said she was very impressed with the show, although not so much with the bus ride.
“It was an 18-hour day, we left at 6am on Sunday and didn’t get back home until after midnight, but it was worth it,” she said.
“The show was awesome.
"The singing, the dancing, the music, everything was great, I really enjoyed it.
“On the trip home everyone was buzzing and really enjoyed the show.”
'The Island of Dr Moron' had its origins at Kempsey High School as a musical production under the auspices of then teacher Chris Dockrill in the 1990s.
Mr Dockrill and his wife Lyn, who wrote the music for the show, have put a lot of time, effort and money into producing it as a professional production in Sydney.
They refurbished the New Olympia Theatre in Paddington, an old abandoned cinema.
The show opened there on on November 6 and is scheduled to run until December 6.
Ms Reed said seeing the show was particularly satisfying given the connection to Kempsey, and in particular Kempsey High School.
“I spoke to Chris (Dockrill) before and after the show and he said it was the biggest matinee show crowd so far," she said.
“He and Lyn have put so much into the show to make it happen and to see it actually happen was a very special moment.
“To be there to see his creation come to life was very exciting.”
The Island of Dr Moron is playing at the New Olympia Theatre in Paddington until December 6, tickets are available by calling the theatre box office on 9331 1557.