THE COURTHOUSE THEATRE – LYDIARD STREET SOUTH
Her Majesty’s are rapt to include the 2017 Season from Ballarat’s oldest theatre company as part of our Subscription Season.
Director: Alexandra Meerbach
GALA NIGHT Friday 7 April
SATURDAY 8 APRIL to
THURSDAY 13 APRIL
Always wanted to watch more Shakespeare but found it hard to endure for hours?
Much Ado About Shakespeare comprises four short plays including abridged versions of two of the best-known plays: Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet. The other two pieces include Living with Lady Macbeth, a play within a play, and a collection of monologues entitled Wherefore Art Thee?
Our director is Alexandra Meerbach fresh from directing the successful Little Women in December 2016.
Director: Peter Nethercote
GALA NIGHT SATURDAY 8 JULY to
SATURDAY 15 JULY
Written by Hannie Rayson (Hotel Sorrento), Falling From Grace follows the deep friendship between three women, all colleagues, one publishing a high-quality magazine, one in medical research and one a high-powered businesswoman and all helping each other to deal with life’s crises.
The magazine is doing a story on Miriam Roth, a high-profile female medical researcher, who is conducting a trial of a drug for PMS. This drug may or may not be responsible for birth defects.
The play considers what is moral/ethical and how modern people deal with difficult situations. Conflicts are never clear-cut and you are likely to change your mind along with the characters as the story unfolds.
Ballarat National Theatre regular Peter Nethercote returns to direct.
FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
GALA NIGHT SATURDAY 30 SEPTEMBER to
SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER
BOOKINGS OPEN SOON
Director: Kelly Jane Harrison
GALA NIGHT SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER to
Well, to finish the year, it’s a comedy.
Publishing House Love Is All Around is running a competition to find new romantic fiction. Leonard submits his work under the female pseudonym ‘Myrtle Banbury’. To collect his financial reward Leonard is forced to carry on the pretense that ‘Myrtle’ exists. His teenage daughter and father play along with the deception, but expect, and receive, financial rewards from Leonard’s wallet for their trouble. Of course things turn out OK in the end, but you’ll have to come to The Courthouse to find out how.
Kelly Jane Harrison will direct.
General auditions are held each year so get your name down or resume in if you’re interested in acting.
If you’re interested in back stage, set construction, front of house, lighting, directing or marketing we’d love to hear from you. Each production requires around 30 people behind the scenes so there are plenty of diverse activities to get involved in. Helping out on shows is a great way to meet people, flex your creative muscles, problem solve and be part of the community.
If you’re interested in getting involved but don’t know what to do don’t worry we’ll help you learn the tools of the trade.
Fundraising opportunities are available for each production. Book an entire night or a group of seats for a standard production night.
BNT would like to help your organisation fundraise so please contact us about options.
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