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COLLECTED WORKS


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CON TEN TS

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14 11 LADIES IN BLACK 12 RICHARD 3 13 ORB 14 TALK

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15 CORANDERRK 16 CYRANO DE BERGERAC 17 1984 16

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18 BENNELONG 19 BLUE LOVE 20 LANDSCAPE WITH MONSTERS 21 THE WHARF REVUE 22 THE MERCHANT OF VENICE 23 THE POPULAR MECHANICALS

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24 MAMMA MIA! 24

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DIRECTOR’S NOTE

WELCOME As we usher in the 2017 season, a curated selection of the greatest works touring the nation, I am inspired and excited by what I see. This act of telling our stories, connecting with each other through the strength of our shared human experience, is what drives us in the arts, and what connects us as communities.

OUR ROLE IN THE CBR COMMUNITY During 2015/16 we delivered some great results for the Canberra community when we engaged with over a quarter of a million people at 443 performances, delivering over $6 million to the visitor economy and over $5 million in wages to 180 local team members. We hosted 13,000+ students from 134 different schools, 43,600 people attended free or low cost events, we spent $27,000 on 380 tickets in our Social Capital Initiative. We thank all those producers and investors (government and private) who took a chance on us. We can do more for our community and I encourage you to complete our surveys and guide us in delivering what you value. Speaking of taking a chance, I couldn’t be happier to have announced MAMMA MIA! for 2017. That Louise Withers, Linda Bewick and Michael Coppel are commencing this national tour in Canberra is indicative of their faith in us. They, like us, see a future in which the nation’s capital is included in the tour schedule for the biggest national and international shows. It’s a future that we at Canberra Theatre Centre are working towards, and one that we couldn’t dream of without the incredible support shown to us by the Cultural Facilities Corporation, Chief Minister, Arts Minister, and Visit Canberra. The collective confidence shown in us and our 2015/16 results affirms that the Canberra Theatre Centre is OPEN FOR SHOW BUSINESS.

THE SEASON The 2017 season opens with Ladies in Black, Tim Finn’s (Split Enz, Crowded House) Helpmann award winner. This boutique tour, direct to us from Sydney Festival, takes us on a journey through the lives of the employees of F.G Goodes’ department store. Caught at the crossroads between the stuffy repression of the 1950s and the glorious liberation of the 1960s, this colourful future classic will go down in history. Another highlight from the State Theatre Company of South Australia is an adaptation of a book that generations have studied in school, myself included, a story that has more resonance with each passing year. 1984 is an eerie example of classic work representing actual living futures, and one that is delivered by one of the most creative companies operating in Australian Theatre. The season closes with MAMMA MIA! produced by one of the world’s most accomplished producers, Australia’s very own Louise Withers. This fully professional musical tours the capital cities from its opening here in Canberra so we see this production first. I encourage you all to join us for the 2017 journey. Thank you

Bruce Carmichael Director Canberra Theatre Centre

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DATES TO REMEMBER

MONDAY 17 OCTOBER 2016 Season Tickets on sale for existing Season Ticket holders. Single tickets go on sale for Ladies In Black on Tuesday 18 October 2016 with seats held for Season Ticket holders.

MONDAY 31 OCTOBER 2016 New Season Ticket and packages booked using our online booking form processed from this date.

MONDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2016

WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH 2017

Single tickets on-sale for all remaining productions except Bell Shakespeare.

Single tickets on-sale for Bell Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice.

THURSDAY 8 DECEMBER 2016

SATURDAY 1 APRIL 2017

Single tickets on-sale for Bell Shakespeare’s Richard 3.

Final deferred payment due date.

MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2016

FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER 2016 Priority booking period for returning Season Ticket holders ends.

Single tickets pre-sale for Canberra Theatre Centre Inbox members and MAMMA MIA! waitlist members to all remaining productions except Bell Shakespeare. Seats held for Season Ticket holders for Ladies In Black (which is on sale prior to this date) will be released.


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FLEXIBILITY Your plans may change – a case of unforeseen circumstances. When that happens, we can exchange your tickets free of charge for another performance of the same production – provided seats are available. Conditions apply, refer to our website for details.

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… THE BEST AUSSIE MUSICAL SINCE PRISCILLA WENT GLOBAL THE AGE


A QUEENSLAND THEATRE PRODUCTION

LADIES IN BLACK

A CELEBRATION OF GLAMOUR, GOWNS AND GROWING UP The swankiest new home-grown musical since Priscilla was queen, Ladies in Black is a whirling, toe-tapping trip back in time. Based on the novel by Madeleine St John, this uniquely Australian fashion-forward fairy tale has all the shine and sparkle of Broadway.

With tunes by Tim Finn (Split Enz and Crowded House) and costumes by Gabriela Tylesova (The Rabbits), woven together by director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, the Musical, Dream Lover, Muriel’s Wedding – The Musical), Ladies in Black has already wowed audiences in Brisbane and Melbourne. Now it’s Canberra’s turn to get frocked up for the most alluring little number of the season.

WINNER

Sydney, 1959 – a city at the crossroads between the stuffy repression of the 1950s and the glorious liberation of the 1960s … Bright-eyed, bookish school leaver Lisa steps through the doors of the city’s most prestigious department store. She dreams of a life of passion and poetry. Unknown worlds open up as she befriends the colourful denizens of the Ladies Cocktail Frocks Department – including exotic Magda, mysterious mistress of Model Gowns.

2016 HELPMANN AWARD

Best New Australian Work

DIRECTOR Simon Phillips PLAYWRIGHT Carolyn Burns COMPOSER Tim Finn DESIGNER Gabriela Tylesova LIGHTING DESIGNER David Walters ORCHESTRATIONS AND MUSICAL SUPERVISOR Guy Simpson MUSICAL DIRECTOR David Young CHOREOGRAPHER Andrew Hallsworth WITH Kate Cole Carita Farrer Spencer Bobby Fox Natalie Gamsu Madeleine Jones Kathryn McIntyre Sarah Morrison Trisha Noble Ellen Simpson Greg Stone

CANBERRA THEATRE 27 MARCH - 2 APRIL POST SHOW Q&A THURSDAY 30 MARCH

MUSCIAL

BOOK BY CAROLYN BURNS, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY TIM FINN BASED ON MADELEINE ST JOHN’S NOVEL, THE WOMEN IN BLACK DIRECTED BY SIMON PHILLIPS

DURATION

WARNING

150 MINUTES INCLUDING INTERVAL

SMOKE AND HAZE

MUSICIANS Dave George Dan Maher Miranda Matheson Steve Meyer Nathan Post

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NOW IS THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT MADE GLORIOUS SUMMER BY THIS SUN OF YORK

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BELL SHAKESPEARE

RICHARD 3

Photo: Pierre Toussaint

DRAMA

Act 1, Scene 1

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DIRECTOR PETER EVANS

RICHARD IS HIDEOUS. AND RICHARD WAS BORN KNOWING THAT HE WOULD ONE DAY BE A RULER. His hunchbacked deformity masks his seething malevolence. His brutal mind breeds brutal times when not even children are safe. Award-winning actor Kate Mulvany (Macbeth and Julius Caesar) will embody one of the most ambitious and gleefully amoral villains ever written.

THE PLAYHOUSE 6 -15 APRIL IN CONVERSATION TUESDAY 4 APRIL 6–7PM (FREE)

DURATION 160 MINUTES INCLUDING INTERVAL

First performed around 1593, Richard 3 is the portrait of a Machiavellian psychopath, a cold-blooded and dastardly manipulator who slaughters his family, marries his victim’s widow and eventually betrays his allies, all in his quest to become king. Peter Evans, Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare, continues to daringly reimagine Shakespeare’s works with a boldness and unexpectedness that will leave audiences breathless. The blood-soaked and naked ambition of Richard 3, who leaves scores dead and only the ghosts to whisper the truth, will be a truly thrilling night at the theatre. This dark and visceral production is not to be missed.

DIRECTOR PETER EVANS DESIGNER ANNA CORDINGLEY LIGHTING DESIGNER BENJAMIN CISTERNE COMPOSER STEVE TOULMIN MOVEMENT & FIGHT DIRECTOR NIGEL POULTON VOICE COACH JESS CHAMBERS WITH KATE MULVANY GARETH REEVES IVAN DONATO ROSE RILEY JAMES LUGTON MEREDITH PENMAN JAMES EVANS SANDY GORE KEVIN MACISAAC SARAH WOODS


SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY

ORB DANCE

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Photo: Jake Terrey

IT FEELS INDULGENT, ALMOST NAUGHTY, WATCHING THESE PERFECTED SCULPTED FORMS MOVE ABC ARTS

CONTEMPORARY ART THAT ASK BIG QUESTIONS LIMESTONE MAGAZINE

Be captured by Orb, an extraordinary lunar mystery. Orb presents the world premiere of Full Moon by Cheng Tsung-lung. This striking piece by the Artistic Director of Taiwan’s phenomenal Cloud Gate 2, harnesses the power of the moon and the mythology, fable and poetry of mankind to thrill the audience.

CANBERRA THEATRE 25-27 MAY PRE-SHOW FORUM 6.30PM THURSDAY 25 MAY

DURATION 80 MINUTES INCLUDING INTERVAL

The moon, nature’s symbolic beauty of night, shines light into my eyes and helps me uncover the mysteries of the unconscious world which I do not know, yet I feel exist. Cheng Tsung-lung Together with Ocho, the latest collaboration in eight parts by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela and Nick Wales. Rafael Bonachela’s Frame of Mind won the 2015 Helpmann Awards for Best Choreography in a Dance Work and Best Dance Work.

CHOREOGRAPHERS OCHO BY RAFAEL BONACHELA FULL MOON BY CHENG TSUNG-LUNG LIGHTING & STAGE DESIGNERS MUSIC BY NICK WALES (FOR OCHO) LIM GIONG (FOR FULL MOON)


DRAMA

AUSTRALIA’S CHARISMATIC JOHN WATERS IS THE SHOCK JOCK FROM HELL

A SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

DON’T FOLLOW THE STORY. BE THE STORY. John Behan is a talkback radio host with the city in the palm of his hand. He fills the airwaves with easy answers, hard facts be damned. But, yesterday, he overstepped the mark. Today, a trial-by-media threatens to get out of control. Locking himself in his studio and broadcasting live, John Behan is not going to go quietly, even if a life is on the line. Across town, the hunt is on for a sensational story. One that reveals the truth? Perhaps. One that keeps journalists in a job? More likely.

In Talk, writer and director Jonathan Biggins (The Wharf Revue) sets his eyes squarely on modern journalism, social media and the 24-hour news cycle. When everyone has a megaphone, who’s listening? The charismatic John Waters, fresh from a villainous turn on ABC’s Rake, and as the womanising charmer Darcy Proudman in 10’s Offspring, is back with Sydney Theatre Company for the first time in over a decade. With him is a wonderful cast, including Peter Kowitz (ABC’s Janet King and Crownies), Helen Christinson (The 39 Steps), Valerie Bader (The Wharf Revue) and Andrew Tighe (Much Ado About Nothing and The Hansard Monologues). You’ll want to tune in.

THE PLAYHOUSE 31 MAY - 3 JUNE POST SHOW Q&A THURSDAY 1 JUNE

BY JONATHAN BIGGINS

DURATION

WARNING

100 MINUTES, NO INTERVAL

STRONG LANGUAGE, ADULT THEMES

Photo: James Green

TALK

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DIRECTOR JONATHAN BIGGINS DESIGNER MARK THOMPSON LIGHTING DESIGNER TRENT SUIDGEEST COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER STEVE FRANCIS WITH VALERIE BADER HELEN CHRISTINSON PAIGE GARDINER PETER KOWITZ LUCIA MASTRANTONE KENNETH MORALEDA ANDREW TIGHE HANNAH WATERMAN JOHN WATERS BEN WOOD


DRAMA

Photo: Tyson Mowarin

ILBIJERRI THEATRE COMPANY & BELVOIR

CORANDERRK

A GRIPPING FIGHT FOR RIGHTS THAT SHOULD HAVE CHANGED HISTORY ‘We will show the country that it will work.’ In 1881, the men and women of Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve had a simple and revolutionary goal: to continue the brilliant experiment in self-determination they had pioneered on the scrap of country left to them. But the law said they needed permission. They went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board at a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry to be allowed to continue.

THE PLAYHOUSE 14-15 JUNE

CORANDERRK recreates compelling history on stage. It revives the voices of all those, black and white, who fought for a better pact between the country’s oldest and newest inhabitants. This special production pays tribute to the resilience and adaptability of a people who rose to the challenge despite the odds. CORANDERRK is a collaboration between leading Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, researchers, education experts and community members. The production aims to encourage a shared understanding of the past between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. The multi award winning Trevor Jamieson (Cleverman, The Secret River, Namatjira, Ngaparti {One}) is charismatic and moving in the lead role.

DURATION

WARNING

70 MINUTES, NO INTERVAL

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AUDIENCES ARE WARNED THAT THIS PRODUCTION CONTAINS IMAGES OF DECEASED PERSONS

STARRING TREVOR JAMIESON DIRECTOR EVA GRACE MULLALEY PLAYWRIGHT ANDREA JAMES & GIORDANO NANNI SET & COSTUME RUBY LANGTON-BATTY & RALPH MYERS LIGHTING DAMIEN COOPER SOUND BEN GRANT AUDIO VISUAL PETER WORLAND

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SPORT FOR JOVE THEATRE COMPANY

LITTLE SHORT OF MAGNIFICENT. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

DRAMA

CYRANO DE BERGERAC

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Photo: Seiya Taguchi (Original cast)

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ONE OF THEATRE’S GREAT LOVE STORIES Cyrano de Bergerac is the play that brought the word ‘panache’ into the English language. An original and finely crafted romantic comedy; this is the tale of the beautiful Roxane and the man who would love her, but for his outrageous nose. This production captures the cockiness, volubility and wit of the swash-buckling Cyrano, as with aching heart and self-loathing

THE PLAYHOUSE 28 JUNE - 1 JULY POST SHOW Q&A FRIDAY 30 JUNE

DURATION 170 MINUTES INCLUDING INTERVAL

he woos the feisty and lovely Roxanne on behalf of his shy and funny friend. The audience is swept up in the romance and the tragedy of this masterful production. Winner of Sydney Theatre Critic Awards including Best Independent Production, Best Director and Best Actor this new adaptation of the French masterpiece, Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, was written and directed by Damien Ryan.

DIRECTOR & PLAYWRIGHT DAMIEN RYAN SET DESIGN BARRY FRENCH COSTUME DESIGN ANNA GARDINER TECHNICAL MANAGER JEREMY PAGE SOUND DESIGN & VIDEOGRAPHY DAVID STALLEY FIGHT & MOVEMENT DIRECTOR SCOTT WITT WITH BARRY FRENCH BERNADETTE RYAN CHRISTOPHER STALLEY CHRISTOPHER TOMKINSON DAMIEN RYAN DREW LIVINGSTON FRANCESCA SAVIGE JAMES LUGTON JOHN TURNBULL LIZZIE SCHEBESTA MADELEINE JONES SCOTT SHERIDAN


CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND BY ARRANGEMENT WITH AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS THE HEADLONG, NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE & ALMEIDA THEATRE PRODUCTION

1984

BY

GEORGE ORWELL ROBERT ICKE

A NEW ADAPTATION CREATED BY

AND

DUNCAN MACMILLAN

DRAMA

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A LITERARY MASTERPIECE MEETS SHEER THEATRICAL AMBITION

PITILESSLY BRILLIANT THE GUARDIAN, UK

*****

April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching. Set in a world where an invasive government keeps a malevolently watchful eye on its citizens, this radical and much-lauded staging explores surveillance, identity and why Orwell’s vision of the future is as relevant now as ever.

Produced by UK theatrical innovators Headlong along with Nottingham Playhouse and the Almeida Theatre, this production of George Orwell’s dystopian classic came roaring onto the stage in 2013 and since then it has become an international phenomenon. Seen by over a quarter of a million people worldwide, it has enjoyed three hugely successful West End seasons as well as an international tour including a sold-out season at the Melbourne Festival. Now with a brand new Australian cast, don’t miss one of the 20th century’s greatest and most chilling novels given new life by some of British theatre’s fastest rising creative stars.

ADAPTED & DIRECTED BY ROBERT ICKE AND DUNCAN MACMILLAN ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (AUSTRALIA) COREY MCMAHON DESIGNER CHLOE LAMFORD LIGHTING DESIGNER NATASHA CHIVERS SOUND DESIGNER TOM GIBBONS VIDEO DESIGNER TIM REID

CANBERRA THEATRE 25-29 JULY POST SHOW Q&A THURSDAY 27 JULY

DURATION

WARNING

101 MINUTES, NO INTERVAL

LOUD NOISES (INC. GUN SHOTS), BRIGHT AND FLASHING LIGHTS, SMOKING, PYRO TECHNICS, SMOKE EFFECTS, HAZE, ADULT THEMES AND SCENES WHICH SOME AUDIENCE MEMBERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING

PRESENTED BY PERMISSION OF BILL HAMILTON AS THE LITERARY EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE SONIA BROWNELL ORWELL


IN NO OTHER COMPANY’S WORK ARE PAST AND PRESENT SO POTENTLY, INEXTRICABLY INTERTWINED

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BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE

BENNELONG ARTISTRY, PASSION AND PHYSICALITY In 2017, Bangarra presents a brand new contemporary dance work that will leave you astonished by Australia’s history, choreographed by Artistic Director Stephen Page. Woollarawarre Bennelong was a senior man of the Eora, from the Port Jackson area in Sydney. In a tumultuous time of Australia’s history, Bennelong and his community left us with a legacy that transcended ‘first contact’.

Inspired by true events, this theatrical dance work highlights the extraordinary curiosity and diplomacy that led an Aboriginal community to survive a clash of cultures, contributing to the establishment of positive relationships between the Eora and the British, for a serene future. This brand new work is Bangarra at its best. In a unique Australian dance language, the company embraces history – celebrating the continuation of life and culture with the power, artistry, passion and physicality of the country’s most acclaimed dancers.

CANBERRA THEATRE 3-5 AUGUST PRE-SHOW FORUM 6.30PM THURSDAY 3 AUGUST

WARNING THEATRICAL SMOKE, HAZE AND ELEVATED SOUND LEVELS

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER STEPHEN PAGE WITH BANGARRA DANCE ENSEMBLE

Photo: Bennelong by Bangarra – Rikki Mason, Luke Currie Richardson and Beau Dean Riley Smith, photo by Edward Mulvihill

DANCE

THE AUSTRALIAN


SO MUCH FUN IT CAN’T POSSIBLY BE GOOD FOR YOU SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

SHAUN PARKER & COMPANY

Photo: Simon Anderson

SNAPPY ACTING, SUPERB SINGING AND A FAT DOSE OF FUNNY… THE DAILY TELEGRAPH Blue Love is a delightful infusion of intense physical theatre, film and dance. Choreographer Shaun Parker offers a poetic and satirical take on the clichés of pop culture, romance, coupledom and suburbia. From a fantastic place where TV soap meets art-house film, the two characters Glenn and Rhonda Flune take the audience on an expedition in search of the perfect relationship.

THE PLAYHOUSE 16-17 AUGUST DURATION

WARNING

65 MINUTES, NO INTERVAL

SOME NUDITY

Blue Love is inspired by famous works of art, theatre, music and film; all of which deal with the concept of love. Glenn and Rhonda draw on all of these art forms, parodying the lip-service given to love and its incarnations. This quirky, character-based work is a multi-media, physical theatre comedy: accessible, challenging and enormously entertaining. Shaun Parker & Company is an exhilarating and bold Australian dance company that has exploded on to the international dance scene and has won numerous awards both here and overseas.

DANCE

BLUE LOVE

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DIRECTOR/ WRITER/ DESIGNER/ CHOREOGRAPHER SHAUN PARKER ORIGINAL DIRECTION SHAUN PARKER & JO STONE PERFORMERS SHAUN PARKER LUCIA MASTRANTONE JO STONE


A CIRCA AND MERRIGONG THEATRE COMPANY CO-PRODUCTION

LANDSCAPE WITH MONSTERS

CIRCUS

CREATED BY YARON LIFSCHITZ AND THE CIRCA ENSEMBLE

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Photo: Lisa Tomasetti

DEVASTATINGLY BRILLIANT THE AUSTRALIAN

DYNAMIC, DARING, AND INFUSED WITH A LARRIKIN HUMOUR Landscape with Monsters is a bold new acrobatic work, a physical symphony to the joyous complexity of being human. Created in response to evolving industrial landscapes, it inhabits the emotional highs and lows of a place faced with uncertainty.

THE PLAYHOUSE 6-9 SEPTEMBER POST SHOW Q&A THURSDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

DURATION 75 MINUTES

Australia’s most acclaimed circus company Circa (Wunderkammer, Carnival of the Animals, Beyond, and “S”) is world-renowned for producing exquisite and heartstopping works. Landscape with Monsters is a daring and optimistic work of intense physicality and beauty, an epic theatrical poem, and an elegy to the place we call home. Circa is a bold new vision of contemporary circus. A celebration of the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes. Since 2006, Circa has toured to 34 countries across six continents. Circa’s work has been rapturously received by audiences, presenters and critics around the world.

DIRECTOR YARON LIFSCHITZ ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR ALICE LEE HOLLAND SOUND DESIGNER DARYL WALLIS LIGHTING & AUDIO VISUAL DESIGN TOBY KNYVETT SET & CIRCUS APPARATUS DESIGN JASON ORGAN COSTUME DESIGN LIBBY MCDONNELL


SO BRILLIANT… SHARP, INCISIVE SATIRE AND DELIRIOUSLY CHEAP GAGS CRIKEY

COMEDY

A SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION

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Photo: James Green

WRITTEN AND CREATED BY JONATHAN BIGGINS, DREW FORSYTHE AND PHILLIP SCOTT

HOLDING THE BALANCE OF LAUGHTER Australians all let us rejoice for the return of The Wharf Revue. The unstoppable comedic minds of Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott have been keeping the nation’s political and cultural leaders on their metaphorical toes since before Sydney hosted the Olympics.

In 2017, they return with an all-new, up-to-the-minute, fibre-to-the-node dose of side-splitting sketches and rib-tickling songs. (BYO hyphens.) From the highs to the lows, from the good to the bad to the ugly, this will be a parade of the year’s most memorable characters and the moments they’d prefer to forget. So, whether you want to calm your nerves or double your disillusion, we all need a fresh serve of laughter, dance and foolishness. With The Wharf Revue on its way into Canberra, there truly has never been a more exciting time to be alive.

THE PLAYHOUSE 12-23 SEPTEMBER POST SHOW Q&A THURSDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

DURATION

WARNING

90 MINUTES, NO INTERVAL

THIS SHOW MAY CONTAIN COURSE LANGUAGE, FOG/HAZE AND STROBE EFFECTS

MUSICAL DIRECTOR PHILLIP SCOTT LIGHTING DESIGNER MATTHEW MARSHALL WITH JONATHAN BIGGINS DREW FORSYTHE PHILLIP SCOTT


ALL THAT GLISTERS IS NOT GOLD; OFTEN HAVE YOU HEARD THAT TOLD

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BELL SHAKESPEARE

THE

MERCHANT

OF

VENICE

MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND Portia has it. Bassanio wants it. Shylock lends it. Antonio owes the value of it. Love also plays a part. Portia offers it. Bassanio wants it. And Antonio may lose a pound of flesh for it. This uncompromising and dark production explores the tense relationship and prejudices between those that have, and those that have not. Dark in its humour and bawdy in

THE PLAYHOUSE 13-21 OCTOBER IN CONVERSATION SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER 1-2 PM (FREE)

DURATION 160 MINUTES INCLUDING INTERVAL

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DIRECTOR ANNE-LOUISE SARKS

its romantic hijinks, The Merchant Of Venice takes audiences on a journey of love, mercy and justice. More than 400 years after The Merchant Of Venice was written, the taut line between religious law or secular society, righteousness or compassion, tolerance or hate, is still present in our lives today. Featuring three-time Helpmann Award winner, Mitchell Butel (Janet King and Rake) as the uncompromising and defiant Shylock, Jessica Tovey (Wolf Creek and Wonderland) as Portia, and directed by Anne-Louise Sarks (Belvoir’s Jasper Jones and Medea), this production tackles the prejudices and preconceived notions of one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays.

DIRECTOR ANNE-LOUISE SARKS SET & COSTUME DESIGNER MICHAEL HANKIN LIGHTING DESIGNER PAUL JACKSON COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER MAX LYANDVERT VOICE COACH JESS CHAMBERS DRAMATURG BENEDICT HARDIE WITH FAYSSAL BAZZI MITCHELL BUTEL CATHERINE DAVIES EUGENE GILFEDDER SHIV PALEKAR DAMIEN STROUTHOS JESSICA TOVEY JO TURNER JACOB WARNER

Photo: Pierre Toussaint

DRAMA

Act II, Scene VII


A STATE THEATRE COMPANY SOUTH AUSTRALIA PRODUCTION

THE POPULAR

AS BEAUTIFUL AS IT IS SILLY THE ADVERTISER

MECHANICALS COMEDY

Photo: Original Cast of SA State Theatre Company’s 2015 Production. Photography by Shane Reid

BY KEITH ROBINSON, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND TONY TAYLOR ORIGINAL DIRECTION BY GEOFFREY RUSH

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KICK-ARSE THEATRE— HILARIOUS, IRREVERENT AND DELICIOUSLY WITTY Shakespeare’s greatest clowns - the rude mechanicals from A Midsummer Night’s Dream - take centre-stage in this wild reimagining of what might have happened off-stage during the Bard’s most loved comedy. Perhaps the most famous group of amateur thespians of all time, the cast of the play-within-a-play Pyramus and Thisbe, bumble their way through rehearsals, somehow

THE PLAYHOUSE 1-4 NOVEMBER POST SHOW Q&A THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER

DURATION 90 MINUTES, NO INTERVAL

surviving the misadventures brought on by their own sheer idiocy. The result is a riotously funny mix of Shakespearean verse, songs and dance that is lewd, rude and ingenious. Clowning, vaudeville, slapstick, farce, stand-up comedy and some hilarious puppetry come together to create an unhinged feast of wit. First directed by Geoffrey Rush in 1987, The Popular Mechanicals holds a special place in the Australian comedic canon. This revival from State Theatre Company South Australia, directed by former STC Resident Director Sarah Giles, will lift the roof in the silliest ways imaginable.

DIRECTOR SARAH GILES DESIGNER JONATHON OXLADE LIGHTING DESIGNER MARK PENNINGTON COMPOSER/ SOUND DESIGNER/ MUSICAL DIRECTOR DAVID HEINRICH CHOREOGRAPHER GABRIELLE NANKIVELL WITH LORI BELL JULIE FORSYTH CHARLES MAYER TIM OVERTON RORY WALKER


MICHAEL COPPEL, LOUISE WITHERS & LINDA BEWICK

MUSICAL

MAMMA MIA! ONLY ONE MUSICAL HAS TAKEN THE WORLD BY STORM WITH AUDIENCES DANCING IN THE AISLES EVERY NIGHT

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CANBERRA, GET READY TO PARTY! Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s classic songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s heart-warming tale tells us of a young bride-to-be, on the eve of her wedding, who wants to discover the identity of her father. She brings together three men from her mother’s past, back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feelgood musical. MAMMA MIA! is a global phenomenon, and now, in a stunning new production, we want you to come join the party of a lifetime! A celebration of love, laughter and friendship,MAMMA MIA! is a fabulous night out for audiences of all ages.

CANBERRA THEATRE 24 NOVEMBER - 17 DECEMBER


MUSICAL

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SEASON AND SINGLE TICKET PRICES

SEASON TICKETS - PLEASE ENSURE ALL SEASON TICKET HOLDER DETAILS HAV

PREMIUM AND A-RESERVE SEATING

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A-RESERVE

SHOW

DATE

VENUE

PREMIUM FULL

LADIES IN BLACK

28 MARCH - 2 APRIL

CT

$89.00

RICHARD 3

7-15 APRIL

PH

$81.00

$69.00

$37.50

ORB

25-27 MAY

CT

$59.00

$49.00

TALK

31 MAY - 3 JUNE

PH

$65.00

CORANDERRK

14-15 JUNE

PH

CYRANO DE BERGERAC

29 JUNE - 1 JULY

1984

( Preview dates not on sale except for MAMMA MIA!)

CONCESSION

U27 (BELL U30*)

CHILD (BELL U18)

FULL

CONCESSION

$79.00 $67.00

$57.50

$40.00

$49.00

$39.00

$55.00

$50.00

$55.00

$45.00

$45.00

$40.00

$35.00

$40.00

$35.00

PH

$55.00

$50.00

$45.00

$45.00

$40.00

25-29 JULY

CT

$75.00

$65.00

$60.00

$65.00

$55.00

BENNELONG

3-5 AUGUST

CT

$59.00

$49.00

$40.00

$49.00

$39.00

BLUE LOVE

16-17 AUGUST

PH

$45.00

$40.00

$35.00

$40.00

$35.00

LANDSCAPE WITH MONSTERS

6-9 SEPTEMBER

PH

$45.00

$40.00

$35.00

$40.00

$35.00

THE WHARF REVUE 2017

12-23 SEPTEMBER

PH

$55.00

$50.00

$45.00

$45.00

$40.00

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

13-21 OCTOBER

PH

$81.00

$69.00

$37.50

$67.00

$57.50

THE POPULAR MECHANICALS

1-4 NOVEMBER

PH

$55.00

$50.00

$45.00

$45.00

$40.00

MAMMA MIA! 24 NOVEMBER TO 3 DECEMBER

TUE, WED, THUR, FRI 7:30PM SAT 7:30PM

Additional performances available at standard prices when single tickets go on sale.

SUN 26 NOV 5:30PM SUN 3 DEC 6:30PM

$129.95 CT

$139.95 $129.95

* Bell Shakespeare youth under 30 price applies to patrons 30 years and under (Limited availability) Legend CT – Canberra Theatre PH – The Playhouse For consistancy CTC has updated terminology around seating: A-Reserve has become Premium, B-Reserve has become A-Reserve.

$37.50

$37.50


VE BEEN COMPLETED

SINGLE TICKETS PREMIUM

U27 (BELL U30*)

CHILD (BELL U18)

FULL

A-RESERVE CONCESSION

U27 (BELL U30*)

CHILD (BELL U18)

$99.00 $35.00

U27 (BELL U30*)

CHILD (BELL U18)

$78.50

$67.50

$42.50

$42.50

$89.00

$95.50

$81.50

$47.50

$30.00

$69.00

$59.00

$50.00

$59.00

$49.00

$40.00

$40.00

$75.00

$65.00

$60.00

$65.00

$55.00

$50.00

$30.00

$55.00

$50.00

$45.00

$45.00

$40.00

$35.00

$35.00

$65.00

$60.00

$55.00

$55.00

$50.00

$45.00

$50.00

$85.00

$75.00

$70.00

$75.00

$65.00

$60.00

$30.00

$69.00

$59.00

$50.00

$59.00

$49.00

$40.00

$30.00

$55.00

$50.00

$45.00

$45.00

$40.00

$35.00

$30.00

$55.00

$50.00

$45.00

$45.00

$40.00

$35.00

$35.00

$65.00

$60.00

$55.00

$55.00

$50.00

$45.00

$95.50

$81.50

$47.50

$78.50

$67.50

$42.50

$65.00

$60.00

$55.00

$55.00

$50.00

$45.00

$35.00 $35.00

$35.00

CONCESSION

FULL

$35.00

$47.50

$47.50

27

$42.50

$139.95 $149.95 $139.95

BOOK YOUR SEASON PACKAGE DIRECTLY ONLINE As of 31 October, you can now book your Season Ticket package online. No more hassle with pape forms. Simply go to canberratheatrecentre.com.au/online-form and follow the step-by-step process. Our online form allows you to personally select your own seats, then immediately confirm your Season Package. Easy! Please note, if you require special access seats or prefer our deferred payment option, you’ll need to book your Season Package using our tradition paper form or call our Box Office for assistance.


TICKET AND BOOKING INFORMATION CONTACT DETAILS

SEATING

Please include your email address and mobile number. Show updates such as forums and bar opening times, new show announcements and special offers may be sent via email or free SMS.

For the best seats in the house, buy in the Premium or A-Reserve area as shown on the seating maps. You may have a combination of Premium and A-Reserve seats. Please note that Premium and A-Reserve seats are very popular and may sell-out, so buy early to avoid disappointment. For some productions, the orchestra pit seats will be withheld from sale.

PROOF OF CONCESSION Please provide photocopied proof with your booking form. A photocopied driver’s licence is preferable for Under 27. Your form cannot be processed until the Box Office receives the copies of your concessions. Canberra Ticketing staff will happily photocopy your concession for you if you deliver your form in person at the Box Office.

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE If you would like to access wheelchair seating, our audio description or captioning services, don’t forget to indicate the type of assistance you require on the booking form.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR BOOKING FORM? Canberra Ticketing staff will be happy to help you book your Season Ticket package. For general booking enquiries or assistance with completing your form, contact Canberra Ticketing on 02 6275 2777 or email canberra.ticketing@act.gov.au or visit the Box Office in person. Canberra Ticketing will be open for extended hours, between 9am and 8pm, Monday to Friday until Friday 28 October 2016.

YOUR SEASON 2017 PREFERENCES Please indicate, where requested, whether seating preference or preferred date is your priority.

DATE Please choose your preferred date and time for each performance along with an alternative date and time.

ADDITIONAL TICKETS FOR FRIENDS For selected productions you may purchase additional tickets for friends at the Season Ticket holder price. Additional tickets are limited to two per Season Ticket holder and are available only at the time of purchasing your Season Ticket package. For other productions, such as MAMMA MIA!, you may purchase unlimited additional tickets. However, these tickets will be at single ticket prices. Make sure these are selected as Additional Tickets.

SINGLE TICKETS Prices listed for single tickets are the advertised ticket price for non-Season Ticket holders.

The Playhouse: Seating is available on three levels: stalls, first and second balcony (please note: there is no lift access to the second balcony). The balcony sides are withheld from sale until production sightlines have been established. Canberra Theatre: Seating is one raked tier.

WHEELCHAIR SEATS Wheelchair spaces are available in the Canberra Theatre and The Playhouse and are located in the stalls.

RESERVES Seating plans showing seating reserves can be found online at canberratheatrecentre.com.au MAMMA MIA! only offers Premium to Season Ticket holders. All other productions offer Premium and A-Reserves. Sales for B-Reserve open at a later time. For consistancy CTC has updated terminology around seating: A-Reserve has become Premium, B-Reserve has become A-Reserve.

SEASON TICKETS FOR GROUPS If you are purchasing a Season Ticket with others please ensure that all booking forms are returned in the same envelope at the same time, otherwise you will not be seated together. Please include the contact details of all additional patrons. For large groups, please submit forms early.

TICKET EXCHANGES You can exchange your tickets free of charge for any other performance of the same production. Conditions apply and subject to availability. In order to exchange, original tickets must be returned in person to Canberra Ticketing at least 24 hours before the earliest of the performance.

DRINK & GALA OPENING VOUCHERS Spend more time socialising during interval without having to wait in long queues at the bar by pre-purchasing drink vouchers. Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to pre-purchase drinks. To pre-order your interval drinks on the night, simply present your drink vouchers to the bar staff prior to the show. Lost drink vouchers are

unable to be replaced. Patrons attending nominated Gala Opening nights will receive a voucher entitling them to entry to the post-show function. All vouchers will be sent with your show tickets.

SPLIT THE BILL Would you like to pay for your Season Ticket package in two easy payments? We can charge your credit card half of the total price now, and the remainder in 1 April 2017. A transaction fee of $10 will apply. (This option is not available for packages booked via our online booking form.) You will be sent an email reminder in March to obtain the payment details to set up the second payment.

CHILDREN For shows where no specific child price is listed, the Under 27 (U27) or Bell Child Under 18 (Bell U18) price applies. Please note that while some shows in Collected Works 2017 may be suitable for children, parental discretion is advised.

CONCESSION & SENIOR PRICES Selected shows offer concession prices. Concession prices are available for pensioners, health care card holders and full-time students. Bell Shakespeare offer a special price for Government issued seniors card.

UNDER 27 (U27) & BELL YOUTH UNDER 30 (BELL U30) Under 27 prices apply to selected shows. Bell Shakespeare offer Under 30 prices to patrons aged 30 years through their Youth Under 30 initiative (limited availability per selected performance)

PRIVACY POLICY The Cultural Facilities Corporation, trading as Canberra Ticketing, collects personal information as an agent for the promoter, for the purposes of cancellation notification, accounting and marketing of future events. The collected information will be disclosed to Canberra Ticketing by the promoter for these purposes. The collected information will be dealt with by Canberra Ticketing and the promoter in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cwlth) and other laws. You are not obliged to provide information, but a failure to do so may mean you cannot purchase tickets. The promoter’s contact details are available upon request from Canberra Ticketing. You may seek access to information about you held by the promoter or Canberra Ticketing. Our privacy statement is available on our website. All prices, dates, session times and other information contained within this brochure were correct at the time of printing and may be subject to change.

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ACCESS INFORMATION Canberra Theatre Centre offers a range of services to ensure that its venues and shows are accessible to all. Please note, it is essential that you tick the appropriate boxes with regard to special assistance requirements on your Season booking form. You will then be issued with a ticket for the service you have reserved as part of your Season Ticket package. All devices can be collected from Canberra Theatre Centre Cloak Room. Please see the show pages or the diary pages for the dates of dedicated access performances.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS AND MOBILITY ASSISTANCE WHEELCHAIRS Wheelchair spaces are available in all theatres and we can provide assistance with other mobility issues.

CARERS

A carer is entitled to a free ticket when accompanying a paid Companion Card holder to the theatre. Please indicate when booking your ticket if you are a Companion Card holder. You will be required to present a copy of your Companion Card to the Box Office to finalise your booking.

FOR THE DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED

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FM RADIO-ASSISTED HEARING SYSTEM An FM radio-assisted hearing system is available for all performances in the Canberra Theatre and The Playhouse. This system amplifies the sound through the use of a supplied headset or the patron’s own neck loop. A limited number of these units are available. Please tick on your booking form to reserve a unit.

FOYER LOOP A hearing loop for foyer announcements, forums and speeches operates throughout the Link Foyer and foyer spaces of the Canberra Theatre. Please note that the Box Office and toilets are not covered by the loop. The system is accessible via hearing aids with telephone setting. Please note, reception quality and levels may vary according to the age and type of hearing aid.

FOR THE BLIND AND VISION IMPAIRED A large print version of the Collected Works 2017 booklet is available from Canberra Theatre Centre’s Box Office or by calling Vision Australia’s Canberra office on 02 6247 1000.

LIVE CAPTIONS Selected performances in Collected Works 2017 will be live captioned. All dialogue and sound effects are described in real time on screens in the theatre or via the new Go Theatrical! smart phone and tablet applications. These can be downloaded from iTunes or Android Market Place. Patrons without access to these devices will be able to book an iPod Touch* by ticking the relevant box on your booking form. Our services for the deaf and hearing impaired are provided with the assistance of Better Hearing Australia, ACT Deafness Resource Centre, Mac1 ANU and The Captioning Studio. *Limited numbers available.

TACTILE TOUR Selected performances in Collected Works 2017 may offer a pre-show guided tactile tour of the set for patrons with low or no vision. To book for the tactile tours, please select the relevant box on your booking form.

AUDIO DESCRIPTION Selected performances in Collected Works 2017 will be audio described by trained volunteers from our access partner, Vision Australia. Audio description provides minimal narration, between dialogue, of the visual elements of live theatre, transmitted through a small receiver and earpiece. Please tick the relevant box on your booking form to reserve a unit.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR BOOKING FORM?

Our Box Office staff will be happy to assist you in purchasing a Collected Works 2017 package. For general enquiries call 02 6275 2777, email canberraticketingact.gov.au or visit the Box Office in person.


201 7 SEASON DIARY

LADIES IN BLACK Monday 27 March to Sunday 2 April

VENUE Canberra Theatre PREVIEW Monday 27 March GALA OPENING Tuesday 28 March TIMES Monday – Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 2pm

POST SHOW Q&A Thursday 30 March AUDIO DESCRIBED 2pm Saturday 1 April CAPTIONED 2pm Saturday 1 April

RICHARD 3

ORB

VENUE The Playhouse PREVIEW Thursday 6 April GALA OPENING Friday 7 April TIMES Thursday & Friday 7.30pm (ex Good Friday), Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 4pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 6.30pm

VENUE Canberra Theatre GALA OPENING Thursday 25 May TIMES Thursday – Saturday 7.30pm

Thursday 6 April to Saturday 15 April

Thursday 25 May to Saturday 27 May

PRE-SHOW FORUM 6.30pm Thursday 25 May

IN CONVERSATION 6pm-7pm Tuesday 4 April (free) TACTILE TOUR 1pm Saturday 15 April AUDIO DESCRIBED 2pm Saturday 15 April CAPTIONED 2pm Saturday 15 April

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TALK

CORANDERRK

VENUE The Playhouse GALA OPENING Wednesday 31 May TIMES Wednesday – Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm

VENUE The Playhouse TIMES Wednesday & Thursday 8pm

Wednesday 31 May to Saturday 3 June

POST SHOW Q&A Thursday 1 June TACTILE TOUR 12.30pm Saturday 3 June AUDIO DESCRIBED 2pm Saturday 3 June CAPTIONED 2pm Saturday 3 June

PRODUCTION PATRON Petre Foundation

Wednesday 14 June to Thursday 15 June

CYRANO DE BERGERAC Wednesday 28 June to Saturday 1 July

VENUE The Playhouse PREVIEW Wednesday 28 June GALA OPENING Thursday 29 June TIMES Wednesday – Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm POST SHOW Q&A Friday 30 June TACTILE TOUR 1pm Saturday 1 July AUDIO DESCRIBED 2pm Saturday 1 July CAPTIONED 2pm Saturday 1 July


201 7 SEASON DIARY

1984

BENNELONG

BLUE LOVE

VENUE Canberra Theatre GALA OPENING Tuesday 25 July TIMES Tuesday – Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 1.30pm & 7.30pm

VENUE Canberra Theatre GALA OPENING Thursday 3 August TIMES Thursday to Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 1.30pm & 7.30pm PRE-SHOW FORUM 6.30pm Thursday 3 August

VENUE The Playhouse TIMES Wednesday & Thursday 8pm

Tuesday 25 July to Saturday 29 July

Thursday 3 August to Saturday 5 August

Wednesday 16 August to Thursday 17 August

POST SHOW Q&A Thursday 27 July TACTILE TOUR 12.30pm Saturday 29 July AUDIO DESCRIBED 1.30pm Saturday 29 July CAPTIONED 1.30pm Saturday 29 July

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LANDSCAPE WITH MONSTERS Wednesday 6 September to Saturday 9 September

VENUE The Playhouse TIMES Wednesday – Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm POST SHOW Q&A Thursday 7 September

THE WHARF REVUE 2017

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

VENUE The Playhouse GALA OPENING Tuesday 12 September TIMES Tuesday – Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm

VENUE The Playhouse TIMES Friday 7.30pm, Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 4pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 6.30pm, Thursday 7.30pm

POST SHOW Q&A Thursday 14 September TACTILE TOUR 12.30pm Saturday 16 September AUDIO DESCRIBED 2pm Saturday 16 September CAPTIONED 2pm Saturday 16 September

IN CONVERSATION 1pm-2pm Sunday 15 October (free) TACTILE TOUR 1pm Saturday 21 October AUDIO DESCRIBED 2pm Saturday 21 October CAPTIONED 2pm Saturday 21 October

Tuesday 12 September to Saturday 23 September

Friday 13 October to Saturday 21 October


201 7 SEASON DIARY MICHAEL COPPEL, LOUISE WITHERS & LINDA BEWICK

THE POPULAR MAMMA MIA! MECHANICALS Wednesday 1 November to Saturday 4 November

VENUE The Playhouse GALA OPENING Wednesday 1 November TIMES Wednesday – Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm & 8pm POST SHOW Q&A Thursday 2 November TACTILE TOUR 1pm Saturday 4 November AUDIO DESCRIBED 2pm Saturday 4 November CAPTIONED 2pm Saturday 4 November

Friday 24 November to Sunday 17 December

VENUE Canberra Theatre PREVIEWS Friday 24 November – Thursday 29 November GALA OPENING Thursday 30 November (Limited tickets available) TIMES Tuesday – Saturday 7.30pm, 5.30pm Sunday 26 November, 6.30pm Sunday 3 December

Additional performances available at standard prices when single tickets go on sale. A captioned and audio described performance may become available later in the season.

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THE POWER OF PERFORMING ARTS IS INCREASED WHEN PATRONS ENGAGE ACTIVELY WITH THE STORIES ABOVE AND BEYOND THEIR EXPERIENCE IN THE AUDITORIUM. The Canberra Theatre Centre is committed to providing a range of activities under the Take Part banner that enables you to have a deeper understanding and appreciation of a show allowing you to engage effectively. Our brochure lists all the pre-show forums/talks and post show Q & As that we have already arranged at print date. Over the course of 2017, we hope to schedule many more activities related to these shows that will involve intimate interviews and discussions with show producers, directors and actors. Where possible, these events are provided free to Season Ticket holders. The best way to stay in touch with these events is to become an INBOX e-news recipient via our website canberratheatrecentre.com. au, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Otherwise, you can simply visit us at the box office or call us on 02 6275 2777.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE

MARKETING

COLLECTED WORKS 2017

Part of the Cultural Facilities Corporation, which is an agency of the ACT Government. PO Box 226, Civic Square, Canberra ACT 2608 Phone 02 6275 2777 Fax 02 6230 1098 admin@canberratheatrecentre.com.au canberratheatrecentre.com.au

MARKETING MANAGER Suzanne Hannema

CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

PROGRAMMING AND OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Bruce Carmichael PROGRAMMING MANAGER Gill Hugonnet SENIOR PRODUCER Carole Arulantu COMMERCIAL PROGRAM MANAGER Annabel Scholes CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Karina Leotta FINANCE MANAGER Mike Domigan

ASSISTANT MARKETING MANAGER/ MEDIA BUYER Joseph Gleeson ASSISTANT MARKETING MANAGER/ DIGITAL Keren Nicholson ASSISTANT MARKETING MANAGER/ PUBLICIST Gabrielle Affleck CAMPAIGN MANAGER / SPECIAL PROJECTS Kim Gorman MARKETING COORDINATOR David McCarthy GRAPHIC DESIGNER Greer Versteeg

EDUCATION EDUCATION OFFICER Karla Conway

FINANCE AND DATA COORDINATOR Wendy Batchelor VENUE HIRE ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT Ellen Stewart BUILDING SERVICES MANAGER Neil McRitchie TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Rohan Cutler HEAD MECHANIST Loki Clarke HEAD ELECTRICIAN Andrew Tweedie HEAD AUDIO TECHNICIAN Gordon Wood

COMMUNITY SPONSOR The Canberra Labor Club has supported CTC for the last twelve years. We thank them for their continuing support and assistance with the Centre’s community programming.

EDUCATION OFFICER Tony Martin

HOUSE MANAGER Michael Ranieri PA TO THE DIRECTOR Elysia Fisher

Canberra Theatre Centre is administered by the Cultural Facilities Corporation, which is an agency of the ACT Government and receives funding through the ACT Minister for the Arts.

CANBERRA TICKETING

ACCOMMODATION PARTNER We thank our accommodation partner, Mantra Group, for their support.

MANAGER Fran Tapia BOX OFFICE COORDINATOR Stephen Olah Phone 02 6275 2777 02 6230 1098 Fax canberraticketing@act.gov.au

CULTURAL FACILITIES CORPORATION BOARD CHAIR Mr John Hindmarsh AM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Ms Harriet Elvin CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER Mr Ian Tidy

BOARD MEMBERS Ms Louise Douglas (Deputy Chair) Ms Harriet Elvin (CEO) Ms Robyn Hendry Mr Eugene Kalenjuk Ms Virginia Haussegger AM Mr Raoul Craemer

DESIGN Some Cowboy + Giraffe COVER MONTAGE Features original cast members

MEDIA PARTNERS We thank our media partners WIN-TV and 666 ABC Canberra for their support.

ACCESS PARTNER Vision Australia is a leading provider of blindness and low vision services. We thank them and their team of volunteers for their support of our access program.


CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE. COM.AU

Collected Works 2017  

Canberra Theatre Centre presents Collected Works 2017.