Mary Kell was just a young girl back in the 1930s, but her memories of the decade will guide the Red Door Theatre Company's brand-new show.
Mary, who was born in 1926, is both a prompter and actor in the 'The Magical Moments Radio Show', which is set in the 1930s.
She started school in 1932, just two years after British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald made the first phone call to Australian Prime Minister James Scullin.
Mary said most of her memories from the 1930s were family memories.
"I remember that the men all wore hair cream," she said. "My father was very careful about his hair, and I remember his cream made it shiny.
"When Mum changed the bed, Dad's pillow case was always greasy."
Mary said almost everyone smoked back in the 1930s.
"Dad smokes, because that's just what you did during the Great War," she said.
Mary's parents ran a corner shop in Ryde before selling it an moving to Batlow. Her father used to listen to the cricket on the short-wave radio, and would get up every night when the Aussies were overseas.
One September night in 1939, Mary's father got her out of bed to listen to British Prime Minster Neville Chamberlain's announcement that war had broken out.
"I remember my father saying to me 'listen to this, the world is changing'," Mary said.
The Red Door’s production is set a little before that, in 1935.
Tickets will go on sale in February for the five performances which will take place in Moruya, Tilba, Broulee and Narooma.
Moruya’s Red Door Theatre Company is a band of traveling players having a good time making sure you have a good time.
Performance dates are:
- Saturday, March 30: Moruya Golf Club at 2pm and 7pm.
- Saturday, April 6: Central Tilba Community Hall at 7pm.
- Sunday, April 7: Narooma Kinema at 1pm.
- Sunday, April 14: St Peter's Anglican College, Broulee at 2pm.