In November 1998 Six people met in the Village Hall at Glenore Grove to talk about the options of starting a Theatre Group in Laidley.
After sending out flyers etc, another meeting was held in the Uniting Church Hall in Laidley in May 1999 at which approx. 20 people attended. At this meeting a Committee was formed and so Laidley Performing Arts prepared for their first performance, which was HOW THE WEST WAS WON, this performance was put at Laidley Cultural Centre.
The group held their rehearsals in the Uniting Church Hall Laidley. Gillian Carpenter was our first Director
The group also did a performance in the Uniting Church Hall.
Eventually the group moved to Laidley Cultural Centre. When Gatton and Laidley amalgamated the name was changed to LOCKYER REGIONAL PERFOFMING ARTS. Some years later the group become and Incorporated entity.
The Puddle Jumpers theatre group was formed by Godfrey Bathurst. This group caters for children and young adults in developing of their stage skills and confidence in public.
Our List of productions include
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOSTRADAMUS
THE GREEN WIZARD
MY FRIEND MISS FLINT
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
THE FURTIVE FORTUNES OF FICKLE FATE
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
BYE BYE BIRDIE
WHITE SHEEP OF THE FAMILY
THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
NARNIA A FINAL FAREWELL
MY FAIR LADY
NO SEX PLEASE WE'RE BRITISH
BRUSH WITH A BODY
TOAD OF TOAD HALL
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCLATE FACTORY
A CHRISTMAS CAROL BY CHARLES DICKENS – NOVEMBER 2019
WHITE SHEEP OF THE FAMILY – MAY 2020 AT SAGE RESTAURANT ON HICKY STREET GATTON