Vibrant, edgy, and exciting, Rent is based on the glorious Puccini opera, La Boheme, a sumptuous, romantic, passionate feast for the senses set in 1840s bohemian Paris. Transported to 1980s New York, our innovative production will hark back to its artistic origins, allowing the eternal bohemian spirit that spans the ages to infect the stage with beauty and light.
From the production company that brought Perth 2012's Lawyers and other Communicable Diseases, Showroom Theatre is proud to present a completely original WA comedy/drama about (un)tying the knot!
"Marriage doesn't matter." These words (and worse) are delivered by the best man at his closest friend's wedding rehearsal dinner, prompting tears, arguments and at least one case of grievous bodily harm.
A play about love, garden gnomes and women of a certain age....
Julie hasn't seen or heard from best friends Carol, Sheila and Tess since they had a knees up at Sheila's place to celebrate her son Stephen's divorce. But here they are, due to arrive at her place in just a few minutes time on the pretence of checking out Frank's new gazebo. But Julie has something else on her mind other than the “leaning gazebo of Salford”, and doesn’t know how to share the news. News that she suspects may leave them completely gob smacked.
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (Fishtrap Theatre)
Mandurah Little Theatre presents
The sell-out play ‘The Starting Stalls’ by Cate Smith and directed by Karen Francis is coming to the Mandurah stage in May.
Adults Only (16+), Politically Incorrect, Coarse Language, Adult Content.
Many will remember it as a comedy, whilst others connected with the variety of girls living in the notorious Kalgoorlie brothel will see it as reality.
The authenticity of the play has been well documented as the playwright, Cate Smith took up, for research purposes, residence in a brothel in Kalgoorlie whilst writing this fly-on-the-wall play revealing the daily trials of life as a Prostitute, whether short of customers or too many to handle.
This play will take you through the roller coaster of emotions from immediate shock, comedy and finally caring for the girls of the house. Played by theatre regular Sky Ogier, Suzy the biker chick is the youngest who would rather be at home with her fella but has to carve out a living for her illegitimate daughter. Returning to the stage is Veronica Turner-Gaitskell as an experienced hooker who loves to lick a lollipop whilst dressed as a school girl. Audiences will be seduced by the fluent French speaking girl of the night Anna. Anna is played but yet another previous cast member Diana Oliver. All three actresses were delighted to be called upon to take up their previous character roles. Joining them on stage will be Corrie Jacob, no stranger to controversial roles, who will shock you into liking her in the part of Charlotte. Supporting roles by Judi Johnson & Tracy Bolton.
This play could never be described as suitable for the faint hearted but is definitely a guaranteed winner amongst audience members who can see behind the risky comments, enjoy the challenges faced in a brothel and may have fond memories of Kalgoorlie. Don’t worry men, if the memories are all too vivid you can always say it was ‘your mate Fred’ that told you all about it! Join us for Mandurah Little Theatre’s latest production of The Starting Stalls at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre – Fishtrap Theatre on the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th x 2 May 2013. For bookings please call (08) 9550 3900 or www.manpac.com.au
Love Is A Noun
Written by Daniel Jon Kershaw
Directed by Lorna Mackie
Performance Dates: 8pm April 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 & May 1, 2, 3 & 4 & 2pm April 28.
Doors & licensed bar open 30 minutes prior to curtain.
HIVE (Her Infinite Variety Ensemble) presents
By April De Angelis, by arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd.
Directed by Helen Doig
Starring Rhoda Lopez as Nell Gwyn and Angelique Malcolm as Mary Betterton, Claire Munday as Doll Common, Tiffany Barton as Elizabeth Farley and Summer Williams as Rebecca Marshall