A play which take the audience on a journey to a by-gone era. An excellent play; a most worthwhile and memorable theatre experience.
Patrick Brunty was an impoverished Irish blacksmith cum weaver. He changed his station, location and vocation to become the Reverend Patrick Bronte. One popular writer reckoned he should have been shot. We know his famous children but what of their old man? Meet the fascinating, ferocious and falliable father. His wife called him Saucy Pat and you'll be amazed at what he did. Audiences raved about the script, performance and production. It's a great one-man/woman show, terrific play to tour, challenge for a mature performer and a new look at the Brontes.
What a complete and utter triumph!!!! The audience sat spellbound during the amazing performance of Aunt Georgy.
The Dickens Fellowship
It was not uncommon in Victorian times for a younger sister of a bride to live with her brother-in-law and his wife. Charles Dickens married Catherine Hogarth and her younger sister Mary moved in with the newlyweds. Mary died soon after. Several years later, Georgina Hogarth, another of Catherine's younger sisters, took on the role first played by her sister Mary. Georgina became known as Aunt Georgy.
The Real Sherlock Holmes
Drama - private life of Charles Dickens
If ever there was a great night of theatre it would have to be The Real Sherlock Holmes. Brian Amos
Then who should pop in but that well-known consulting detective, Mr. Sherlock Holmes. He too knows a thing or three about Sir Arthur's activities. And what activities. Fairies, ghosts, murder, sport, politics, sex, intrigue, literature and more. Mystery fiction may be intriguing but the truth about Doyle and Holmes is even stranger. The debate rages as to who is the greater - Doyle because he created Holmes or Holmes because he made Doyle famous.
The original production toured for two years and entertained and educated thousands of delighted audience members. It's an ideal play to tour and brilliant for a mystery play during your winter season. Also available as a radio play on CD. See Sherlock.
Shakespeare in Saigon
Drama about Vietnamese boat people, Elizabethan English and love
An absolutely charming, funny and thoughtful piece that really makes you feel a lot better after seeing it. The play is fresh and new and of today. It’s bubbling with some very funny one-liners and has some rather poignant moments. It’s one of the most delightful plays I have seen in a long time; a damn good night at the theatre. Highly recommended.” John Gunn – Curtain Up
An unusual love story with Shakespeare as matchmaker.
Comedy/drama about Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes
Thriller, murder mystery
Drama - life story of Patrick Bronte
A fast-moving mystery thriller with plenty of suspense. Tongala Little Theatre Inc
Remain Seated is a murder mystery. Well, there is at least one death and we're not certain how the person died. To say any more would probably tell you whodunit. The setting is a performance of a play by your local theatre society. Strange things happen on stage. Every actor has to play two contrasting characters. When the script goes wrong and the pretend murder becomeas a real pretend murder in front od the entire audience, it's time to call the police and ask everyone to 'remian seated'. The plot keeps twisting until the final line.
The Real Sherlock Holmes Saucy Pat
Agatha Crispie Shakespeare in Saigon
Comedy about sex education
A very successful production. STAG
How and when did you learn about sex? Three generations of one family gather to celebrate. Birthday girl Betty is an active retiree and married to retired sailor Rusty who has taken to cooking in his senior years. He's a wonderful chef and a bit of a flirt.
The Merry Widows
Comedy for five fabulous females
The cast had the audience totally involved right from the start. The final moments were deeply moving and I wasn't the only one with tears in my eyes when the lights went up! Joan Krutli Golden Days Radio
This is Your Captain Speaking
Dinner Theatre Comedy
An absolute smash Lachlan Arts Council
A madcap, high-flying comedy. It's a play, musical, pantomime, movie and dinner theatre. It's a three-set show where the audience moves to three locations. Suit a hall rather than a theatre but everything is flexible. Your foyer is an airport terminal with shops, check-in venue and crazy characters. Your audiences pass through Customs with all sorts of 'interesting' examinations. They finally settle in the plane and prepare for take-off. On the flight they enjoy a slide show, sing-a-long and medical emergency. Your pilot is short-sighted and the plane is running low on fuel. A great show for people who don't normally go to live theatre.
It'll Be All Wrong on the Night
It'll Be All Wrong On The Night is about staging a play when things don't go as planned. A nightmare for every actor, director and stage manager. An actor falls sick during the play and is replaced by an unrehearsed technician from the bio box. A friend of the technician's who just happens to be in the audience takes over the technical duties. The unrehearsed actor is stuggling and the unrehearsed technician is in even deeper doo-doos. The sound effects don't work or do when they shouldn't, scenery gets stuck, lights miscue and the theatre catches fire, well it appears to catch fire. Apart from that, everything runs like clockwork.
This is a real test for a set designer and builder and of course the cast who have to act as if the well-rehearsed script is not rehearsed at all.
The play was very well received - we found that Act 1 produced a few laughs and was taken fairly seriously, so that when we started on Act 2 with a completely new Brad (25 years older than the original!) they were taken by surprise. The scene where Amanda and Brad get to know each other rather well on the sofa produced fits of laughter too. All in all it was a very successful production. HATS
A delightful show, splendidly acted and directed. Don't miss it.
Nursing Holmes begins with the detective about to depart Baker Street for the last time. It's Christmas 1903 and the great man is sorting case files and packing his worldly possessions. There's many a famous mystery in his belongings even if the filing system leaves a lot to be desired. As usual his ever-present landlady, Mrs Hudson, is there to respond to the demands of her famous tenant.
The night in London is quiet until Holmes receives a great shock. His landlady reveals remarkable news which presents an absorbing and possible life-changing challenge for the great detective. There is a rado adaption of this play and the CD can be purchased here.
Arthur Conan Doyle is tidying his belongings. He reflects on his fascinating and remarkable life. But his memory is not all that flash. Fortunately his mother is on hand. He wrote some 1500 letters to the "Ma'am" so if anyone knows young Arthur's deeds and misdeeds, mother does.
The plot thickens. The new Belgian butler arrives. Hercules Grey-Cells is more like a detective. Enter Chief Inspector Sap from Scotland Yard. And when Miss Mary Mead returns, the family are in a spin. A comedy made hilarious if you know anything of Dame Agatha and her tales.
When Brian and Jean's older son, Alan arrives with girlfriend, Leonie, the food and then the topic of sex-education dominates the evening. All three generations reckon they know how to teach kids about the birds and the bees today. Is there a right way? How do kids learn about sex today?
Comedy spoof on Agatha Christie and her characters
With first-rate direction and especially good acting by the cast, the performance turned out to be a load of fun.
Agatha Christie and her mystery stories are well-known. But who has heard of her contemporary, the completely unknown writer of mystery stories, Agatha Crispie? In the south of England not long after WW1, Agatha Crispie scribbles away. Her second husband, Archibald Walloman is big on digging. He owns half of Cornwall. Agatha's mother-in-law and step-daughter are outstanding snobs and regard Agatha's literary efforts as nothing short of scandalous. Even Archibald demands that his wife should attend to dinner parties and flower arranging. Only Pimms, Agatha's long-serving tipsy maid stands by the unpublished author.
They compromise and the little old spinster from the village is invited to investigate. Miss Mary Mead has a reputation for solving crimes. Well Miss Mead does solve the mystery with shocking results. So shocking that Agatha is hounded into submission by her rotten relatives. This could mean Agatha's classics will never see the light of day. The world will never read Murder on the Oriental Express, Witness for the Defence and The Rat Trap.
Agatha disappears. But where? Pimms is concerned about the ashes in the fireplace. Oh no! Agatha's been murdered! Or worse. She's done herself in! The ashes are scattered in the rose garden. Everyone is sworn to secrecy. Absolutely no scandal!
A group of four mature widows meet for weekly coffee. Beth is ‘normal’, Siobhan’s into toy-boys, Ruby has her late hubby in a carry bag and Joan’s in a time warp. These mismatched matrons share secrets, sorrows and sins helping one another to become very merry widows. Then a fifth and new widow arrives. She’s different, mysterious and striking. Her life story is amazing. Her late husband did something dramatically unusual. And this new widow is on a quest. Will it destroy the merry widows? Fabulous reviews.