by Garry Thomas
Dir: Steve Millar
Elmwood Players’ Kidz Theatre returns in January with this loosely adapted take on the classic children’s tale of a gallant but slightly pompous Prince and his quest to rescue a fiery young girl with really, really, really long hair.
by Tim Firth
Dir: Susan Cameron
When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.
Bookings Now Open - Earlybird Special $20
Book now for "Calendar Girls". Earlybird tickets for just $20 available for a limited time. This production is going to be big so secure your tickets now. Makes a great Christmas present!
A season of short plays.
We return with another season of our popular short, one act plays, presented in a cabaret style arrangement.
"Is the Real You Really You"
by John Tobias
Dir: Phil Dean
Harold arrives home one night, discusses the kids, what's for supper, etc. with his wife, Honey- until he realizes he is the wrong husband, she is the wrong wife and he is in the wrong apartment. So begins this hilarious comedy about love, the life force and the real you in this age of shifting sexual roles and future shock. Honey becomes entangled with Harold, with her tranquilized real husband, Henry- who instead of acting like a betrayed spouse tries to sell everyone life insurance- and with Harold's real wife, Gloria, who wins him back by reversing roles and emerging as the seductive other woman. The climax is a comic on stage fight in which everyone relieves their pent up frustrations.
by Florian Zeller
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Dir: Garry Thomas
Darkly humorous and deeply poignant, The Father is a sobering and realistic family story - an unsentimental, emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing dementia; a dramatic illustration of the physical losses which occur along with the mental ones. “Before you know it, you’ve walked straight into his head, and what a lonely, frightening, embattled place it is.” – New York Times.