Fab Nobs’ future in doubt

The future of Melbourne’s renowned Fab Nobs Theatre Company is in serious doubt due its failed production of The Club.

The non-professional company presents two musicals and one play each year in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs, but audiences for The Club have been poor and it has put the company in rather prickly financial position.

“Yes, this is indeed another ‘bleeding heart’ plea from yet another suburban theatre company, and yes…it is certainly not something we feel at ease having to do. But we, the committee, feel we have a responsibility to do everything we possibly can to avoid the closure of this wonderful and unique company,” a letter posted on the company’s website says.

“Obviously, poor ticket sales are not the only contributor to our financial woes and we accept that sending this message out will no doubt generate the usual debate and possible backlash.

“However, if we can generate a massive improvement in ticket sales from The Club, we can then move forward with our plans to stage a Variety Night and a Trivia Night to raise funds over the next two months to support the company getting back on its feet for our November 2009 production of Rent.”

The Club runs until next weekend. Details: 0401 018 846.

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