ST George-based Guild Theatre celebrates its 60th anniversary with an entertaining stage comedy, Brush with a Body, by British playwright Maurice McLoughlin, opening Friday night at their theatre in Walz Street, Rockdale.
This is the Guild's 234th production over those 60 years.
The setting is Hampstead, where the lady of the house has arranged for her chimneys to be swept, but the whisky-loving Irish chimney sweep, Dermot Ignatius Eamon McMorrah Flaherty, proves to be a big mistake.
"It's a play with a lovely twist to the tale just before the final curtain," said the Guild's Bill Ayers.
"This play is such a gem that it is the second time around for our company.
"Wally Wyles first produced this play for us in November 1987.
"Our group had its beginnings in 1952 when a number of of dedicated young theatre people travelled all over Sydney and performed on any stage they could find," Mr Ayers said.
"Then, in 1965, Rockdale Council provided us with a permanent home in Walz Street."
The theatre also celebrated its 60th anniversary with a dinner at Georges River Sailing Club in Sans Souci on Saturday, July 14.
Brush with a Body will run for 19 performances until Saturday, September 1. For bookings and inquiries phone 9521 6358.