We recently shared a Sydney Morning Herald article about Lane Cove being a creative hub and home to journalists, writers, and other creatives. Well, we have discovered another talented Lane Cove creative; actor Jeannie Gee. Jeannie is currently starring in a play called The Naked Truth. The play has been described as Coronation Street meets The Full Monty as five women struggle hilariously to conquer pole dancing in a bid to raise money for breast cancer research.
We asked Jeannie a few questions about Lane Cove and the Naked Truth (as distinct from asking her about the Naked Truth in Lane Cove!!)
How long have you lived in Lane Cove?
Approx 21 years.
What do you like about living in Lane Cove?
A newspaper columnist, once wrote, “Lane Cove is a middle class suburb that doesn’t take itself too seriously…” and I think that’s a pretty accurate description. I love that it’s within easy reach of the city but still retains a lovely friendly, village atmosphere. Most of the people that we see in the ‘village’, tend to live here, or close-by; so there’s a real sense of community and it’s somewhere I feel very comfortable and safe. We also have so many cafes and restaurants, offering a wide variety of cuisine – in fact, my husband and I have to force ourselves to occasionally drive elsewhere to dine out, just for a change of scenery.
What is one of your favourite things to do in Lane Cove?
That’s easy… I love taking our Border Collie on one of our many local bush walks. I am constantly surprised and impressed by the fact that, within minutes, I can be in the middle of pristine bushland, with just the sound of birds, yet so close to all the practical necessities of life – i.e. public transport, hospitals, shopping etc.
You are currently starring In The Naked Truth – What Attracted You to this Play?
It’s a comedy that’s set in the north of England, where I’m originally from; so, the humour is very familiar to me. Plus I love the journey of my character. But I also like the fact that there’s an important underlying message – i.e. appearances are very deceptive – we only have to scratch the surface to see that there is far more to each of us than may be initially apparent.
Why Will Audiences Love the Naked Truth?
I’m pretty sure there will be moments that create belly laughs and maybe even a few tears… and no doubt, some poignant moments that I suspect most women (and even some men) will be able to relate to.
Details About the Show
You wake up one morning and notice a lump on your breast.
You find out your husband is having an affair.
You stay with him for the sake of the kids.
You are three stone overweight and fed up with diets.
You’re the mouse that cannot get a man.
That’s The Naked Truth
Directed by Ruth Fingret with Assistant Director Julia McNamara. The show features Melanie Araya, Kaitlin de Lacy, Hayley Flowers, Jeannie Gee, Melinda Ryan and Wendy Winkler.
6 April – 16 April
(Wed – Sat 7pm)
The Blood Moon Theatre
@ The World Bar
24 Bayswater Road,
Kings Cross NSW 2011
Ticket bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/KBOD or cash at the door from 6:45pm
($2 from each ticket donated to women’s cancer charities)
The Naked Truth is approximately two hours long, including an interval.
Please note: This is an over 18 only venue and the show has adult themes and coarse language.
So if you want a good belly laugh and want to see a Lane Cove local in action, pop on over to the Cross (yes you can leave Lane Cove for one night) and see The Naked Truth.