Young Doctors stars live on stage

Fans of the hit Australian drama serial The Young Doctors will be thrilled to learn that several of the stars of the show will be treading the boards in the very near future.

Chris King proved a firm favourite with viewers as the larrikin orderly Dennis Jamison and he’ll be starring in a spectacular Morning Melody session at the Laycock Street Theatre in Gosford, New South Wales, at 11am on Wednesday 10th May. Proceeds from this event will be going to cancer research.

Chris who recently celebrated 50 years in showbusiness will be singing some rock and roll classics from the 1950s and 1960s, and a wealth of rare clips from his extensive screen career will be shown on a big screen.

He’ll be joined on stage by the King Sisters and the musical theatre star Monique Montez who was named Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2014 ACE Awards. Young Doctors fans will be thrilled to learn that Chris will also be interviewing Karen Pini who played good time girl Nurse Sherry Andrews.

Karen has enjoyed a fascinating career and will have plenty of anecdotes to share. She represented Australia in the 1976 Miss World Competition, was a regular on The Paul Hogan Show, and in recent years has been training up and coming models.

You can book your tickets to see Chris King and Karen Pini in this Morning Melodies extravaganza by heading to the Gosford Theatres website.

Meanwhile, Tim Page who played the prickly Dr Graham Steele in The Young Doctors will be directing the Central Coast Opera’s production of Carmen by Bizet at the Laycock Street Theatre from the 13th until the 20th May. The show will be awash with colourful eye catching costumes, flamenco and paso doble dance scenes, and powerful voices performing the legendary operatic arias that we all know and love.

You’ll be transported to a world filled to the brim with smouldering tension and ill-fated love. You can book your tickets by heading to the Gosford Theatres website.

Although directing this show, Tim’s fans will be pleased to know that he recently played a psychiatric doctor in the horror movie Lead Me Astray in which he encounters a very disturbed patient with a taste for blood. The movie is now streaming worldwide and can be seen on Ozflix, a wonderful service which has a huge line-up of classic and contemporary Australian movies available for your viewing pleasure. You can see Lead Me Astray by heading to the Ozflix site.

In one final piece of good news for Young Doctors fans, we can report that Diana McLean who played Sister Vivienne Jeffries, will be topping the bill as Florence Foster Jenkins in Glorious by Peter Quilter. This hilarious play is being produced by Christine Harris (who played Nurse Dolly Davis in The Young Doctors), and tells the story of the world’s worst opera singer! The show will be touring all over Australia from August and to keep up-to-date with venue details you should head across to the HIT Productions website.

Pictured Top: main image:  Chris King will be starring in a spectacular Morning Melodies session in Gosford. Copyright Laycock Street Theatre. Inset left: Chris King played everyone’s favourite orderly Dennis Jamison in The Young Doctors.
Next: Karen Pini who played Nurse Sherry Andrews in The Young Doctors will be live on stage with Chris King in Gosford.
Next: Tim Page as Dr Graham Steele in The Young Doctors; he will be directing Carmen in Gosford and can be seen in a chilling new horror movie.
Next: Inset Right: Diana McLean was a favourite with TV viewers as Vivienne Jeffries in The Young Doctors; she’ll soon be touring theatres across Australia. Main image: Diana McLean as you have never seen her before, topping the bill as Florence Foster Jenkins in Glorious. Copyright HIT Productions.
Christine Harris played Dolly Davis in The Young Doctors; she’s now a successful theatre producer and will be bringing Glorious to audiences across Australia. The Young Doctors images are copyright Grundy Organization/FremantleMedia.
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