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OPENS 9 SEPTEMBER 2017

7.30pm


By Keith Waterhouse, Directed by Cam Castles


June, trying to adapt to widowhood, makes a new and unexpected acquaintance through a donation to charity.  We follow her progress, aided or otherwise by her step-daughter, a former colleague of her husband’s, and her own unique way of keeping in touch with her previous life.  A strong play, lightened with humour and plenty of laughs.   

Playing 22, 23, 24, 28 and 29 September

Friday & Saturdays at 7.30pm, Sunday 17th at 6pm, Sunday 24th at 2pm

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2017 SEASON PDF Print E-mail

Good Grief by Keith Waterhouse

“There is far more to life than death”

Directed by Cam Castles

A sensitive, wryly humorous study of a middle-aged widow who finds the courage to break with the past. June keeps a diary in the form of private conversations with her late husband Sam, a national newspaper editor. Her stepdaughter, Pauline, determines to keep an eye on June. Likewise, Eric Grant, an ex-colleague of Sam's. But June strikes out on her own and befriends Duggie, who, like June, is lonely. June, however, discovers that Pauline, Eric and Duggie have their own hidden agenda.

 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30 September  

*****

                     

There goes the Bride by Ray Cooney and John Chapman

                                                Directed by Janine Francis


When harassed advertising executive Timothy Westerby hits his head on the morning of his daughter's society wedding, he awakes to find himself in the company of Polly Perkins, a 1920s Flapper girl straight out of his current advertising campaign. It soon becomes all too clear that no-one else can see or hear her, and when another bump on the head transports Timothy back to 1926 and the Savoy hotel, the carefully planned wedding preparations disintegrate into chaos as friends and family attempt to lead Timothy back to reality and his daughter down the aisle before the newly arrived Australian in-laws' abandon the wedding...


 

4, 10, 11, 12 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25 November  


 
Performance time changes ... PDF Print E-mail

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That from 2016 our Friday & Saturday night performances will start at 7.30pm

The first Sunday performance will start at 6pm

The second Sunday performance will start at 2pm

The theatre restaurant performs on a Saturday & Sunday only, starting at 6pm


 
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We are a small amateur theatre company performing in the western suburbs of Brisbane, Australia. We were founded in 1976 (read the newspaper articles announcing our arrival), started playing properly in the Warana Festival in 1977 and are still going strong.

We put on 5 productions a year, varying from the legendary (Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap) to the  terrifying (Woman in Black) to the classics (Blithe Spirit), to name but a few of the many productions we have performed over the years.

We have also been privileged to have been involved with award winning productions at the Brisbane Arts Theatre Drama Festival -

  • In 2003, "Little Brother, Little Sister" directed by Fred Wessely won the Adjudicator's Award, Susan O'Toole - Adjudicator's Award and Second Best Play

  • In 2000 "Pier 12" by Ron Kelly directed by Len Granato and starring Alyssa Tait and Peter Moore. Both Peter and Alyssa were awarded acting honours, while director Len was presented with the George Roberts Memorial Shield for Best play

  • In 1999 "Banana Bender" by Barry Dickens directed by Julie-Claire Hogben, starring Phoebe Todhunter and Antony King, which won a best actress award for Phoebe Todhunter

 

And we are very grateful for the continued support of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund -

For the grant in 2002 to help improve the lighting system and equipment, in 2003 with their grant towards an upgraded kitchen and a new staircase for ease of access to the stage area and for in 2006 for the grant to install a Breezeair Cooling System in the Hall .

 
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