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Getting ready for an appearance

• Kerrie Giles and Hamish Trumble in rehearsal as Daisy and Onslow.

FAMDA is proudly looking forward to presenting the Victorian première of ‘Keeping up Appearances’ in Foster between 22 April and 7 May 2022.

Everyone’s favourite Lady of the house, Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet), will be hitting the stage, both figuratively and literally.

Roy Clarke, who created the popular television series, has set the play’s story in a local hall where Emmet is directing a murder mystery and, uninvited, Hyacinth insists on taking the Lady Malvern role, unaware that her problematic relatives, Daisy, Rose and Onslow are also in the play and Daisy is playing a Duchess. 

Daisy is played by Kerrie Giles who grew up in Foster and has performed in FAMDA shows as diverse as ‘Arms and the Man’ and ‘The Producers’.

In fact she has appeared in dozens of musicals, cabarets and plays with FAMDA, Leongatha Lyric Theatre and Wonthaggi Theatre Group. Her favourites include ‘Young Frankenstein’, ‘Noises Off’, ‘Anything Goes’, ‘Into The Woods’, ‘Stepping Out’, ‘42nd Street’, ‘Life After George’, ‘Gypsy’, ‘Minefields and Mini Skirts’ and ‘Wind In The Willows’.

Hamish Trumble plays Daisy’s husband, Onslow. He has a background in performance poetry, comedy cabaret and the accordion. 

Hamish says he followed his children into musical theatre with Wonthaggi’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Evita’, ‘Miss Saigon’ and ‘Les Misérables’. His son, Mungo, appeared in FAMDA’s ‘Waratah, the Musical’ and Hamish is now following him onto the Foster stage after acting in plays as Henry in Offshore Theatre’s ‘Così’ and as Uncle Horrie in WTG’s ‘Dimboola’.  

To see the hilarity unfold when FAMDA stages ‘Keeping up Appearances’, book your tickets online now via or 

Main Street Revelations in Foster offer a booking service for those without internet or wishing to pay by cash. 

Opening night is 22 April. Performances are at 8pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Please note the commencement time for the two Sunday matinee performances is 3pm.


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