‘Managing Carmen’ was written this year, by David Williamson and is guaranteed to become another classic. This World Premiere is a co-production between the Black Swan State Theatre Company and the Queensland Theatre Company; it is showing at the Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA, on the corner of Roe Street and William Street, Northbridge.
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KADS forthcoming production is “The 39 Steps”, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the iconic movie of Alfred Hitchcock.
Fast-paced and furious fun, the cast of five actors play all the characters as they attempt to tell the story of counter-espionage, murder, a man fleeing for his life, train chases, moor chases and a budding innocent love-affair.
This play has won, among others, two Tony awards, an Olivier award and ran for over 771 performances on Broadway alone.
The talented and highly experienced cast comprises of Adrian Wood as the hapless Richard Hannay, Claire Taylor as the beautiful Pamela, Aundraea Stevens, Paul Treasure and Adrian Lewis play all the other parts.
The director, Terry Hackett, is no stranger to the KADS stage and is loving the challenge of this play. Terry is the winner of three Finlay awards for Best Director, (Same Time Next Year, Nunsense, and Barmaids) and featured in Finlay Award Winning Play (Nuts, directed by Joe Isaia). Terry is very proud and grateful to have two talented people working with her – Anita Bound (winner of Best Play with Johnny Belinda) and Sandra Sando,(best remembered for Shirley Valentine).
‘The Winter's Tale’ is one of William Shakespeare’s more intricate plays. Written in 1623, it is the absolute tragicomedy, although nowadays sadly considered a simple romance. There is no doubt that the structure of the play is unusual, with a beginning crammed with unremitting tragedy, deep emotional and mental suffering; the story continues sixteen years later, as a light comedy with the perfect resolution.
The first season of the 2013 calendar at Garrick Theatre is A Lady Mislaid. written by Kenneth Horne and directed by Rodney Palmer this is going to be a great show.
Two unmarried sisters have rented an isolated country house in search of peace and quiet to aid the younger sisters recovery from a recent nervous breakdown. They have hardly arrived before the police come and start digging up the garden looking for the dimembered body of the wife of the previous tenant who has mysteriously dissapeared. thier peace is shattered, the quiet country atmosphere they longed for becomes chaotic and when the husband of the supposed victim turns up in the shape of a very meek and timid man, tghe twists and complications follow lead to hilarious surprises for everyone.
‘Magic Matt’s Fully Loaded’ is being presented by Matt Penny in The Black Box Theatre, upstairs in the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Short Street, Fremantle. Shows at 8.30 pm on the 9th and 10th November as part of the Fremantle 2012 Festival.
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