DES IS ALL CRACKED UP: Des Berrie was there to greet the Crack Up Sisters when they visited the Multi-Purpose Health Service on Monday morning.Photo Erica Murree / Central & North Burnett Times
DES IS ALL CRACKED UP: Des Berrie was there to greet the Crack Up Sisters when they visited the Multi-Purpose Health Service on Monday morning.Photo Erica Murree / Central & North Burnett Times Erica Murree

Show from these sisters will be a total crack-up

COLOURFUL comediennes The Crackup Sisters will become honorary North Burnettites as they start their year-long "mixed bag" touring schedule of comedy, whipcracking, acrobatics and story-telling this month.

The "sisters" will take their performance art to the people at pubs, parks, schools, sporting fields, hospitals and nursing homes as part of North Burnett Regional Council's Norming Arts and Culture into Everyday Life Project.

The Sisters debuted at the Biggenden Multi-Purpose Health Service on Monday before holding a whipcracking workshop with the Biggenden Men's Shed at the Memorial Hall.

Director general and one half of The Crackup Sisters Amanda-Lyn Pearson said the sisters were country girls who liked making funny shows for country audiences.

"We see the ridiculous side of life and use our energy and skills to tell the stories of little bush characters Struth and Twiggs," she said.

"Our passion is in bringing fun, having a go and sharing skills and laughter.

"We're looking forward to meeting everyone in the North Burnett while we move in over the year."

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Don Waugh said The Crackup Sisters' visit to the region aimed to engage with people of all ages, artistic and cultural interests while building stronger communities.

The project was made possible through Creative North Burnett and The Regional Arts Development Fund; a State Government and North Burnett Regional Council partnership to support arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Where The Crackup Sisters will be at:

• Mon 15 Feb, 3pm ‐5pm: EIDSVOLD - Community hang out at cafes, pub and library  

• Tues 16 Feb, 3pm - 5pm: GAYNDAH - Community hang out at cafes, pub and library  

• Wed 17 Feb, 1pm onwards: MUNDUBBERA - Mundubbera Art Gallery and Library Session  

• Thurs 18 Feb, 5:30pm - 7pm: EIDSVOLD - RM Williams Australian Bush Learning Centre - "Whip Off"


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