by Louis Nowra
Directed by Debbie Smith
What happens when you take a manic depressive, junkie, mute, overeater, doped-up musician, obsessive compulsive and pyromaniac and try to get them to perform a Mozart opera?
The answer is Cosi, the popular Australian play by Louis Nowra.
It follows fresh-faced university graduate Lewis, who is contracted to put on a play at the local asylum with some of its patients – but he feels out of his depth directing them in the opera Cosi fan tutte.
Through working with the patients, Lewis eventually discovers a new side of himself which allows him to become emotionally involved and to value love.
Thursday 6th April 7.30pm
Friday 7th April 7.30pm
Saturday 8th April 2.00pm
Saturday 8th April 7.30pm
Sunday 9th April 2.00pm
The talented cast includes John Edwards, James Belfrage, Jack Berry, Kirsten Livie, Brent Dolahenty, Sara DeVries, Anna Kourouvale, Bob Deacon and Susan Mozell.
HOLDING THE MAN
Adapted by Tommy Murphy
from the book
by Timothy Conigrave
Directed by Kathryn Thomas
Based on Timothy Conigrave’s celebrated memoir of the same name, this story is breathtakingly honest, achingly funny and a completely heart-wrenching account of a 15-year relationship that weathered disapproval, separation, temptation and, ultimately, death. It is a story, and a celebration, that speaks across generations, sexual preference and cultures.
Holding the Man is the story of Tim and John who met at high school in the mid-1970s. Tim is in the school production of Romeo & Juliet and has a crush on John, captain of the football team who wants to play for Essendon. By the end of high school even their yearbook acknowledges them as the year’s cutest couple.
Tommy Murphy’s stage adaptation faithfully captures the book’s heart-wrenchingly honest portrayal of a fifteen-year relationship, but also succeeds in transforming it into a unique theatrical experience that is wholly his own.
“a deeply personal exploration of the human heart.” - LA Times
“Compelling, wrenching … unflinching, devastating, moving and funny”
- Sydney Morning Herald
“Tommy Murphy is a bewitching playwright of startling originality”
- Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton
“Holding the Man is one of Australia’s greatest love stories” - Broadway World
“This provocative and powerful drama will have your eyes filled with tears and your heart tugged in many directions”—Los Angeles Post
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Adapted and Directed
by Sarah Edwards
This “tale as old as time” follows the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself imprisoned in a castle with the mysterious Beast, who is really a prince trapped in a spell. With the assistance of the castle’s enchanted staff, a delightful and tender romance develops between these two unlikely friends and Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all; that true beauty comes from within.
Experience the magic and enchantment as we bring one of the most beautiful love story ever told to life in a dazzling new production that will delight the whole family.
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