“The Wonderful Miss Ward” by Andrea Quinlan
Directed by Andrea Quinlan and Phil Dean
Monologue: If you visit the Carnie Hill Goldfields historic park you may meet dancer Arabella Ward. Is she an actor in the living history theatre or is she someone who has a much deeper link to the area's history?
“Portraits” by Stuart McKenzie and Miranda Harcourt
Directed by Susan Cameron
Drama: Portraits tells of the rape and murder of a teenage girl in a small community. The play casts light on the family on both sides of the crime. This is the next play in the Verbatim series.
“The Fraud” by Neil Troost
Directed by Libby Wilson
Comedy: An antique dealer keen to own the find of his career at all cost, or preferably no cost. An elderly woman abandoned by her family and eager for company. A statuette that’s been in her family for years.
“Deadly Closure” by Richard C Harris
Directed by Genna Kate Ryan and Garry Thomas
Thriller: On being accused of possession of a class A drug Tina is afraid that the news could exacerbate her father’s critical illness. So, when she is blackmailed she turns to a recent new friend for help. Together they hatch a scheme to get Tina off the hook and find closure. A closure that turns very deadly indeed.
MC: Braydon Priest
Songstress: Marcella Herrera
Production Managers: Braydon Priest and Garry Thomas
Sound/Lighting: Andy Simmonds
Stage Manager: Garry Thomas
This season has now finished, keep a watch out for next year's production programme.
1st Week Tues 13th - Sat 17th 7:30pm all performances
2nd Week Tues 20th - Sat 24th 7:30pm all performances
Hard Stuff (1st Week)
By Jules Tasca; directed by Garry Thomas
Two old friends and business partners are at a secluded cabin for a weekend of hunting, but one has other plans. He wants to find out if his best friend is having an affair with his wife. With a gun in his hand and menace in his voice he tries to get the answers...
The Play Reading (1st Week)
By Joan Honey; directed by Deirdre Tucker
Four members of a Women’s Institute drama group in search of a play find more than they bargained for in a 300-year-old haunted cottage and their oh-so-civilized hostess who is just a little spooky….
Computer Pals (2nd Week)
By Hindi Brooks; directed by Kris Vavasour
A pair of desperately insecure computer geeks begin their virtual relationship with innocent falsehoods that soon stretch to outright lies. What happens when they finally meet? A comedy on the dangers of exaggerating the truth in Internet chat rooms...
Curses! Foiled Again (2nd Week)
By Evelyn Hood; directed by Heather Giles
Henry thinks he's written a potentially award-winning play for the pending Festival. Of course it's not, the script is total rubbish - a corny melodrama to boot and it's not very well cast. But is there a glimmer of sincerity by the actors for the script? Don't hold your breath! The whole thing is pretty dire, dripping with awful alliterations in the appalling dialogue (and that's just the cast members' personal comments!). The cast is far from committed, the last rehearsal is going to the dogs and the air is heavy with Henry's agitated angst. Oh dear, poor Henry!
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