IN A NUTSHELL
After a two-year break, due to our rolling Covid-19 lockdowns, Lane Cove Theatre Company’s 10 minute play showcase is back for 2022! In A Nutshell is a platform for actors, directors and writers to be
involved in a series of ten minute performances. A place for artists to tell their stories and for theatre practitioners to showcase their performance skills and—of course— entertain our audiences!
Friday 25th February 2022 7.30pm
Saturday 26th February 2022 7.30pm
Sunday 27th February 2022 2.00pm
Audience tickets available www.trybooking.com/BPOGF
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Kathryn Thomas
After the disappointing postponement of our 2022 and 2021 productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, unfortunately we were unable to secure the performance rights to produce the play in 2022. However, in Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the dysfunctional but wealthy Pollitt family gathers to celebrate aging patriarch Big Daddy’s birthday. For the Pollitts, the truth is as hazy as the late summer sun in Mississippi, and sometimes the only way to find it is to journey through the lies.
A bold, sexy night of explosive revelations.
Big Daddy is dying. Big Mama is in the dark. Brick is at the bottom of a bottle. But Maggie is alive, desperately alive, and dancing like a cat on a hot tin roof. We meet this fabled family when lies are rife, tensions are boiling over and their future is at stake.
Tennessee Williams’ classic play is set on a steamy plantation in the Mississippi Delta. It’s Big Daddy’s birthday. He’s built his family an empire of 12,000 acres, but that won’t help him beat cancer. Brick, the favourite son, is a golden boy drinking himself into oblivion, while his wife Maggie claws at him for a moment of affection.
An Amateur Production BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.
13-29 May 2022
Directed by Kathryn Thomas
by Jeanine Tesori and libretto by Brian Crawley based on the short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts.
The multi-award-winning musical Violet follows a scarred woman as she embarks on a cross-country bus trip to be healed by a minister and discovers the true meaning of beauty along the way. The themes of strength, love, awareness, and growth make Violet the perfect production. As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was chopping wood, leaving her with a visible scar across her face. With enough money finally saved, she's travelling across the Deep South in 1964 towards a miracle — the healing touch of a TV evangelist who will make her beautiful. Although she may not succeed in having the scar on her face healed, Violet is able to repair those scars that are lying deeper than her skin. From the composer of Fun Home, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Caroline, or Change comes what New York Times critic Charles Isherwood calls her “best” and “most accessible” music, rich with flavours of country, gospel, blues and honky-tonk rock. Winner of the Drama Critics’ Circle Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical and nominated for a Tony award, this redemptive story will warm your spirit and touch your heart.
12-28 August 2022
HERCULES: THE PANTO
Written and Directed by Sarah Jamari Edwards
He’s a hero.
He’s all singing, all dancing, and he’s here in Lane Cove!
Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Hercules is tricked by the hotheaded villian, Hades, who is secretly plotting to take over Mount Olympus. Hercules must choose between his legendary strength and his true love. Only by learning valuable lesson, that its not the size of your strength that counts but the strength of your heart, will Hercules save Mount Olympus and be proclaimed a hero?
Let our players transport you to Athens, to the theatre of Dionysus, in a pantomime that promises to have you clutching your stomach, rolled over in balls of laughter, tapping your toes along to a catchy catalogue of multigenerational hits, and dancing away in your seats.
A classic tale with a healthy dose of twists and turns, this story is unlike any version of Hercules that you have ever seen or heard before. Will Hercules find his true love? Will Medusa run a successful hair styling business? Will the Kings daughter marry a pop star? Confused? Come along and see HERCULES, The Panto, and all will be revealed!
11-27 November 2022