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SEASON 2011


DIRECTOR’S NOTE: IN 2011, WE WANT YOU TO LEAVE YOUR HOUSE AND COME TO OURS. The rooms of Season 2011 are crowded with the most astounding talent in Australia, ready to burst into a breathtaking series of dance moves, satirical comedy or intriguing drama the moment we flick on the light.

A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN A ROOM.

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In 2011, you have the opportunity to share a room with Max Gillies, Reg Livermore, Nancye Hayes, Jacqueline McKenzie, Kate Mulvaney, Casey Donovan, Trevor Jamieson and Canberra’s own Blazey Best. You can explore rooms designed by John Bell, Pamela Rabe, Stephen Page, Rafael Bonachela and Ezio Bosso, Wesley Enoch and Lucy Guerin. You can flick the light on and illuminate such stunning stories as those of Indigenous watercolour artist Albert Namatjira, and the deeply personal stories of the Bangarra dancers. We have rooms that will make you believe you are on the unforgiving east coast of England, in a dainty pub in the middle of Dublin or back in the official tally room on Election Day 2010. It’s a full house at Canberra Theatre Centre in 2011, and we’ve kept a seat just for you.

Bruce Carmichael Director Canberra Theatre Centre


JOIN US FOR THE BEST NIGHTS OUT IN 2011 Select four or more shows and... 1. Get the best seats

4. Become a VIP

Season 2010 ticket holders have priority access to the best seats in the house until Monday 1 November, with all remaining seats held exclusively for season ticket holders until Monday 31 January before single tickets go on sale to the general public.

New season ticket holders will be processed from Tuesday 2 November. Tickets for The Sapphires go on sale to the general public on Tuesday 2 November however an allocation of good seats will be held for season ticket holders.

2. Save money

E very season ticket is discounted. The more you see, the more you save.

3. Swap dates within a season – free of charge!

T hings happen, plans change. Swap your tickets free of charge for another performance (of the same production) if seats are available.

Conditions apply. No refund is available unless a performance is cancelled. In order to exchange, original tickets must be returned in person to Canberra Ticketing or received in the mail at least 24 hours in advance of the original performance.

J ump the bar queue at interval with discounted drink vouchers used to pre-order your drinks before the show. Take advantage of special offers on other selected performances at Canberra Theatre Centre including the bonus shows The Wharf Revue and Untrained plus other benefits (see page 30 for more details).

5. Mingle with the stars Meet the stars or creative talent behind our Season 2011 shows on opening night at free pre-show forums or over drinks (on us!) at our special post-show gala openings (see page 28 and 29 for dates).

6. Split the bill

 ou can choose to pay half up Y front now and have the remainder deducted from your credit card in May 2011.

Please note that a $10 fee applies to the deferred payment option.

JOIN ONLINE: CANBERRATHEATRECENTRE.COM.AU/SEASON2011

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‘This combination of sass and soul really cooks. entertainment.’ “… McDonaldGreat and Szeps are outrageously good at the subtle nuances of human behaviour THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD … the kind of theatre that people want to see …” 4

AUSTRALIAN STAGE ONLINE


BELVOIR AND BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY

The Sapphires The hottest soul music in the jungle of Vietnam! 1969. Vietnam. Bombs are dropping and the world is exploding in protest. Back at the Tiki Club in St Kilda, four Koori sisters from country Victoria catch the eye of a big-city talent scout with their Supremes cover group. For the McCrae girls, the realisation of a lifelong dream to perform overseas isn’t quite what they had in mind. Instead of fame, fortune and glamorous international careers, these Koori divas find themselves performing for the troops on the front line. The Sapphires tells the true story of The Sapphires as they shake it for the troops and push sibling love to its limits. Wesley Enoch’s remarkable production, described by The Australian as ‘high energy, bedazzling entertainment’, is a steamy and swinging medley of the highs and lows of family, love, war and the hottest soul music in the jungle of Vietnam! Get ready for a night of hits that defined a generation – from Baby Love and Chain of Fools to Stop! In the Name of Love. Photo: Michael Corridore – Original cast.

9-12 FEBRUARY CANBERRA THEATRE

WRITER

Tony Briggs DIRECTOR

Wesley Enoch MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Peter Farnan SET DESIGNER

Richard Roberts COSTUME DESIGNER

Tim Chappel LIGHTING DESIGNER

Trent Suidgeest CHOREOGRAPHER

Tony Bartuccio RUNNING TIME

140 minutes, including interval WARNINGS

Contains haze, strobe and simulated smoking effects 5


‘Murphy and her brilliant cast make us care about every breath these women take, and make you want to hug them’ THE GUARDIAN

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ARTS PROJECTS AUSTRALIA PRESENTS GÚNA NUA THEATRE COMPANY

Little Gem Three women, three generations, one play of pure honesty

1–5 MARCH THE PLAYHOUSE WRITER

Elaine Murphy

A heartwarming Irish play that burst into life at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009 and later played a sold-out run off-Broadway is the second treasure in the Season 2011. Little Gem stars a talented cast from Ireland’s Gúna Nua Theatre and features a series of hilarious and uplifting moments in the lives of three generations of Dublin women. Kay’s got an itch that Gem can’t scratch (but maybe Kermit can) … Lorraine attacks a customer at work and her boss wants her to see a psychiatrist … Amber has bad indigestion and the sambucas aren’t getting rid of it. If all that wasn’t bad enough, Little Gem makes his presence felt and life is never the same again.

DIRECTOR

Paul Meade RUNNING TIME

100 minutes, no interval WARNINGS

Contains occasional coarse language, some adult themes

Little Gem has played sell-out seasons across the globe and has all the traits of a true Irish character: talkative, inquisitive, funny, philosophical, honest, and above all, great company.

Photo: Futoshi Sakauchi – Original cast.

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‘A tour de farce’ THE AUSTRALIAN

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MALTHOUSE THEATRE

A Commercial Farce ‘History always repeats itself twice: first time as tragedy, second time as farce’ KARL MARX Bill drives a clapped out ’68 Jag and wears second-hand clothes. He’s an experienced theatre director on the verge of a nervous breakdown. There’s less than 24 hours until the curtains go up and this production is unravelling … fast. Enter Jules, the latest fresh-faced television star of Murder Squad. He’s the big name that’s going to sell the tickets. Without him the show is doomed. But when Jules fails to perform the simplest of acting tasks, Bill’s raison d’être becomes teaching his young pupil the very meaning of farce. A Commercial Farce is biting comedy at its best. Expect slapstick, running gags, misunderstandings and an inability to communicate the simplest of messages. It’s one big, complicated dog’s breakfast, and it must nonetheless unfold with blind precision. Director Aidan Fennessy revels in Houghton’s script, delivering a production that fuses physical humour, sexual innuendo and transgressive behaviour with an almighty bang.

Photo: Garth Oriander.

14–16 APRIL THE PLAYHOUSE WRITER

Peter Houghton

DIRECTOR

Aidan Fennessy CAST

Peter Houghton & Tim Potter SET & COSTUME DESIGNER

Anna Cordingley SOUND DESIGNER

Ben Grant

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Matt Scott

RUNNING TIME

72 minutes, no interval

WARNINGS

Contains smoke effects, strobe lighting, loud noise and frequent coarse language

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‘The collaboration between Rafael Bonachela and the eminent Italian composer and double bass maestro Ezio Bosso must be a match made in heaven’ THE STAGE, LONDON 10

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SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY

Between Breath & Form

World Premiere Tour Season One of the contemporary dance world’s greatest collaborations In 2011, the company returns to Canberra with a stunning double bill that once again merges Bonachela’s choreographic talent with composer Ezio Bosso’s raw and potent string-based scores. The fantastic collaboration that delivered last year’s we unfold returns. In 6 Breaths, Ezio and Rafael focus on the act of breathing as the spirit of life. ‘The first breath is the life breath; the second is breathlessness – out of breath; the third, the crying breath or where breath is interrupted by emotion; the fourth is in the same breath; the fifth breath is a whisper – under one’s breath – and the sixth is last breath.’

5–7 MAY CANBERRA THEATRE CONCEPT

Ezio Bosso & Rafael Bonachela

CHOREOGRAPHY

Rafael Bonachela

MUSIC

Ezio Bosso (commissioned scores) RUNNING TIME

100 minutes, including interval

RAFAEL BONACHELA

6 Breaths will be presented with a new work, LANDforms, where Bonachela and Bosso have drawn directly from their shared response to the drama and evolving forms of the land. They have created a work that promises to be their most moving collaboration to date.

Photo: Wendell Teodoro – 6 Breaths.

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‘The acerbic wit and feisty intelligence of Beatrice and Benedick make them two of Shakespeare’s most irresistible characters. With a first-rate acting ensemble and creative team, I look forward to presenting to you one of the pinnacles of romantic comedy.’ JOHN BELL, DIRECTOR

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BELL SHAKESPEARE

Much Ado About Nothing A trip down the aisle is never a straight one Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. Beatrice and Benedick are deeply in denial. All is well. Then Claudio humiliates Hero. Hero has a fainting attack and pretends to die. And Beatrice and Benedick join forces with a vengeance. And that’s just up to the interval. If it sounds complicated, well, that’s love for you – a trip down the aisle is never a straight one. John Bell directs this exuberant comedy with a lightness of touch and a fantastic cast including Blazey Best, Toby Schmitz, Max Gillies and Tony Llewellyn-Jones. When you delve into other people’s relationships you soon learn the real cost of commitment – what we will do and what we won’t do for that capricious and often elusive state of love.

20 MAY–4 JUNE THE PLAYHOUSE DIRECTOR

John Bell CAST

Robert Alexander, Blazey Best, Alexandra Fisher, Max Gillies, Sean Hawkins, Tony Llewellyn-Jones, Nathan Lovejoy, Arky Michael, Megan O’Connell, Sean O’Shea, Tyran Parke, Toby Schmitz, Lizzie Schebesta, Andrew Tighe, Matthew Walker DESIGNER

Stephen Curtis COMPOSER

Alan John

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 150 minutes, including interval Photo:PierreToussaint.Actors:BlazeyBestandTobySchmitz.

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‘Insightful, fresh and funny, the play is as rich in thought as it is in feeling’ THE NEW YORK TIMES

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SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY

In the Next Room, or the vibrator play

BY SARAH RUHL

The perfect remedy for illness – just lift your petticoats ladies! For the wife of eminent scientist and inventor Dr Givings, the vagaries of the medical field have never held much allure. Until now. Unable to breastfeed her baby and desperately lonely, Mrs Givings seeks companionship in two of her husband’s patients – and soon discovers the truth of what goes on at his practice. What exactly is the revolutionary treatment he administers to females suffering from hysterical disorders? And why is his important medical invention called The Chattanooga Vibrator? Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play was a resounding hit when it opened on Broadway in 2009, consolidating playwright Sarah Ruhl’s reputation as one of America’s most exciting contemporary writers. This Australian premiere features an outstanding cast headed by Hollywood star Jacqueline McKenzie. In the Next Room, or the vibrator play has infinitely more to it than primitive vibrators. It is sharp, witty and bursting with charisma: an utterly beguiling play about love, longing, science and invention. Photo: Mike Newling.

8-11 JUNE THE PLAYHOUSE DIRECTOR

Pamela Rabe

DESIGNER

Tracy Grant Lord LIGHTING DESIGNER

Hartley T A Kemp

COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER

Iain Grandage

CAST

Josh McConville, Mandy McElhinney, Jacqueline McKenzie,David Roberts, Helen Thomson & Sara Zwangobani RUNNING TIME

150 minutes, including interval WARNING

Contains sexual themes

ORIGINAL BROADWAY PRODUCTION BY LINCOLN CENTER THEATER, NEW YORK CITY, 2009 15


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‘Reg Livermore is a fine, sharp-edged comedian’

‘Nancye Hayes is delightfully acerbic and elegant’

THE AGE

HERALD SUN


A CHRISTINE DUNSTAN PRODUCTION | A STARRY STARRY NIGHT

Turns Two legends of the stage, one hilarious pantomime with a twist Pantomime star Marjory Joy is on her last legs – or is she? As she reflects on a life spent in show business, Marjory’s son Alistair tries to understand his mother (all women, in fact) and come to terms with one woman in particular ... In 2011, two icons of Australian theatre, Nancye Hayes and Reg Livermore – last seen in Canberra in Opera Australia’s stunning production of My Fair Lady – take to the stage in the world premiere tour of Turns.

22–25 JUNE THE PLAYHOUSE WRITER

Reg Livermore

CAST

Nancye Hayes & Reg Livermore RUNNING TIME

90 minutes, no interval

Turns brings together a kaleidoscope of theatrical styles into an event that is ultimately entertaining, whimsical, funny and moving. Created especially for Nancye Hayes and Reg Livermore by Reg himself, Turns is a reflection on identity, family, show business ... and completely losing your marbles!

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‘I find this story constantly relevant. We witness the original pre-emptive strike and the irony of the “honourable assassination” with all the carnage that a power vacuum creates. Julius Caesar is a play that is never out of date and even today feels relentlessly modern.’ PETER EVANS, DIRECTOR

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BELL SHAKESPEARE

Julius Caesar To see the future, one must only look to the past Like many who came before him and after him, Julius Caesar had the support of the people but the loathing of the players. They conspired. They persuaded. They whispered it was for the good of the country. All they needed to succeed was Brutus. Poor patriotic Brutus. He was like a son to Caesar and a poster boy for the republic. But not even a front-man of such unimpeachable integrity could avert the total and utter disaster their daggers set in motion.

3-13 AUGUST THE PLAYHOUSE DIRECTOR

Peter Evans

CAST INCLUDES

Alex Menglet, Kate Mulvany

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 150 minutes, including interval

Peter Evans, Bell Shakespeare’s new Associate Artistic Director, takes this momentous piece of Roman history and transports it to the corridors of backroom politics. This time, when Caesar gets the axe, it’s the media who roar like an angry mob. This sharp political drama puts friendship to the test and reveals a stark contrast between our intentions and our actions. With Alex Menglet as Caesar and Kate Mulvany as the conniving Cassius, we go behind the scenes as yet another leader is forced from office.

Photo: Pierre Toussaint. Actor: Alex Menglet.

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‘passionate, athletic, emotional, inspirational … and sexy’ SUNDAY HERALD SUN

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BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE

Belong If you thought you’d seen the best of Bangarra Dance Theatre, think again In 2011, the fire, the spirit and the soul of Bangarra returns. In Belong – a brand new double bill – we visit the very core of the Bangarra dancers themselves, tracing their histories across our vast country from the Kimberley to the Torres Strait. Artistic Director Stephen Page will create a new work aptly titled ID, exploring the stories of Bangarra’s dancers, and rekindling memories of their families, their bloodlines and their places of origin. Following the success of 2007’s Emeret Lu, company choreographer and dancer Elma Kris’ new contemporary work, About, will be inspired by the cultures and experiences of the peoples of Saibai Island. Bangarra Dance Theatre is fuelled by the spirit, energy and inspiration derived from the culture, values and traditions of Indigenous Australians.

2–3 SEPTEMBER CANBERRA THEATRE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Stephen Page

CHOREOGRAPHER: ID

Stephen Page

CHOREOGRAPHER: ABOUT

Elma Kris

COMPOSER

David Page

SET DESIGNER

Jacob Nash

COSTUME DESIGNER

Emma Howell

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Matt Cox

RUNNING TIME

100 minutes, including interval

From these roots, Bangarra’s artists and dancers create theatre that is artistically innovative, technically outstanding and truly exciting to audiences throughout Australia and the world.

Photo:JordonGraham.Dancers:PatrickThaiday,LeonardMickelo,PerunBonserandWaangengaBlanco.

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‘Jamieson is an extraordinary presence’ THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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BIG hART

Namatjira Created by Scott Rankin

The grandchildren of Albert Namatjira re-tell the story of his remarkable life Indigenous artist Albert Namatjira’s achingly beautiful watercolours introduced Australian suburbia to the exquisite beauty of our central desert heartland. In a similar way, the sweeping narrative of Namatjira acts as a window through which we see ourselves, and our nation, as clearly as the landscapes Albert Namatjira gave us. Starring Trevor Jamieson – who last gave a breathtaking performance in Ngapartji Ngapartji – Namatjira captures the intense beauty, depth, opportunism, mateship and injustice that has shaped our country. Before our eyes, the grandchildren of Albert Namatjira – third generation watercolour artists – assist with the re-telling of his life, filling the stage with a huge landscape drawing of their desert country. Namatjira is more than a night at the theatre: it is an experience of art, live on stage.

14-17 SEPTEMBER THE PLAYHOUSE DIRECTOR

Scott Rankin CAST

Trevor Jamieson, Derek Lynch SET DESIGNER

Genevieve Dugard COSTUME DESIGNER

Tess Schofield

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Nigel Levings

COMPOSER & MUSICIAN

Genevieve Lacey

SOUND DESIGNER

Jim Atkins

CREATIVE PRODUCER

Sophia Marinos

ORIGINAL COPRODUCTION BY

Big hART & Company B Belvoir, co-directed by Scott Rankin & Wayne Blair RUNNING TIME

120 minutes, including interval

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‘I left wanting to sit down and see it all again.’ AUSTRALIAN STAGE

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BONUS SHOW LUCY GUERIN INC

Untrained See dance from the inside out So, you think you can dance? Four men take to the stage. Two are highly skilled, experienced dancers who have performed in theatres across Australia. Two have no dance training whatsoever and have been selected from a group of likely lads in Canberra. Sing a song! Be a cat that gets electrocuted! Fall down in slow motion! Each performer good humouredly executes a series of set tasks. The complex, refined movements one can do with ease, another can only approximate.

29-30 JULY THE PLAYHOUSE CONCEPT/DIRECTION

Lucy Guerin

MUSIC

Cusp by Duplo Remote PRODUCER

Michaela Coventry RUNNING TIME

60 minutes, no interval

Not your average contemporary dance experience, Untrained offers a rare and funny insider’s view into dance as an art form – and at the same time reveals a touching, intimate portrait of each man’s character. The highly influential Lucy Guerin has built her reputation on movement invention and choreographic structure. Untrained comes to Canberra in 2011 following sold out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hong Kong.

Photo: Untrained artists.

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‘Time has not wearied them or dulled the sharp spike of their satire ... they are still as funny as ever.’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

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BONUS SHOW SYDNEY THEATRE COMPANY

The Wharf Revue 2011 Written and created by Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott

Offensive, unfair and deliciously funny (if only Question Time was this good) Our first female Prime Minister, the Three Amigos and the first hung Parliament in 70 years. The Wharf Revue team will have plenty of fodder for their return to Canberra in 2011. A Sydney institution for more than a decade, The Wharf Revue team graced the stage in Canberra for the first time last year with Pennies from Kevin. It was an outrageous show that sold out in a matter of hours and left our senior public servants and political heavyweights rolling in the aisles.

18–22 OCTOBER THE PLAYHOUSE MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Phillip Scott

RUNNING TIME

90 minutes, no interval WARNING

Contains coarse language

In 2011, the incredibly talented trio – Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott – step up to serve up their special blend of side-splitting sketches and musical hilarity. You can be sure the Revue will be packed full of its trademark up-to-the-second satire of contemporary politics and popular culture, which has made the show such a hit year after year. The Wharf Revue is always a hot ticket, so secure your seats early. Photo: Tracey Schramm.

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SEASON 2011 DIARY

(Little Gem continued)

Saturday 5 March 2pm with access service Saturday 5 March 8pm

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING The Playhouse Opening Friday 20 May 7.30pm Saturday 21 May 2pm Saturday 21 May 7.30pm Sunday 22 May 5pm

THE SAPPHIRES Canberra Theatre Free pre-show forum Wednesday 9 February 6.30pm Gala opening Wednesday 9 February 7.30pm Thursday 10 February 7.30pm Friday 11 February 7.30pm Saturday 12 February 1.30pm with access services Saturday 12 February 7.30pm

A COMMERCIAL FARCE

Tuesday 24 May 6.30pm with Post-show Q&A

The Playhouse

Wednesday 25 May 7.30pm Thursday 26 May 2pm Thursday 26 May 7.30pm Friday 27 May 7.30pm Saturday 28 May 2pm with access services Saturday 28 May 7.30pm Sunday 29 May 5pm Tuesday 31 May 6.30pm Wednesday 1 June 7.30pm Thursday 2 June 2pm Thursday 2 June 7.30pm Friday 3 June 7.30pm Saturday 4 June 2pm Saturday 4 June 7.30pm

Gala opening Thursday 14 April 8pm Friday 15 April 8pm Saturday 16 April 2pm with access service Saturday 16 April 8pm

BETWEEN BREATH & FORM LITTLE GEM

Canberra Theatre

The Playhouse

Free pre-show forum Thursday 5 May 6.30pm

Gala opening Tuesday 1 March 8pm

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Wednesday 2 March 8pm Thursday 3 March 8pm Friday 4 March 8pm

Gala opening Thursday 5 May 7.30pm Friday 6 May 7.30pm Saturday 7 May 7.30pm

IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY The Playhouse Free pre-show forum Wednesday 8 June 7pm


(In The Next Room continued)

Gala opening Wednesday 8 June 8pm Thursday 9 June 8pm Friday 10 June 8pm Saturday 11 June 2pm with access services Saturday 11 June 8pm

TURNS The Playhouse Free Q&A with the stars Tuesday 21 June 6pm Gala opening Wednesday 22 June 8pm Thursday 23 June 8pm Friday 24 June 8pm Saturday 25 June 2pm with access services Saturday 25 June 8pm

JULIUS CAESAR

NAMATJIRA

The Playhouse

The Playhouse

Opening Wednesday 3 August 7.30pm

Free pre-show forum Wednesday 14 September 7pm

Thursday 4 August 2pm Thursday 4 August 7.30pm Friday 5 August 7.30pm Saturday 6 August 2pm Saturday 6 August 7.30pm Sunday 7 August 5pm

Gala opening Wednesday 14 September 8pm

Tuesday 9 August 6.30pm with Post-show Q&A

Thursday 15 September 8pm Friday 16 September 8pm Saturday 17 September 2pm with access service Saturday 17 September 8pm

Wednesday 10 August 7.30pm Thursday 11 August 2pm Thursday 11 August 7.30pm Friday 12 August 7.30pm Saturday 13 August 2pm with access services Saturday 13 August 7.30pm

THE WHARF REVUE 2011 The Playhouse Gala opening Tuesday 18 October 8pm

UNTRAINED The Playhouse Free pre-show forum Friday 29 July 7pm Gala opening Friday 29 July 8pm Saturday 30 July 8pm

BELONG Canberra Theatre Free pre-show forum Friday 2 September 6.30pm Gala opening Friday 2 September 7.30pm Saturday 3 September 1.30pm Saturday 3 September 7.30pm

Wednesday 19 October 8pm Thursday 20 October 8pm Friday 21 October 8pm Saturday 22 October 2pm with access services Saturday 22 October 8pm ACCESS SERVICES TACTILE TOUR A guided touch tour of the set for blind and vision impaired people AUDIO DESCRIBED Audio described by trained volunteers from Vision Australia CAPTIONED Live captioning for deaf and hearing impaired people

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SEASON TICKET HOLDER BENEFITS FLASH YOUR KEYRING AND SAVE! GREAT FOOD, MOVIES AND ART! YOUR CANBERRA THEATRE CENTRE SEASON 2011 KEYRING OPENS THE DOOR TO ALL THESE FANTASTIC OFFERS:

ARDECHE French, North African Cuisine Present your keyring to receive a 10% discount for you and a guest off the total food bill. Bookings essential. 222 City Walk, Canberra To book phone 02 6230 4800

DENDY CINEMAS CANBERRA Present your keyring to receive the concession price for you and a guest to any movie session, any day.* North Quarter, Bunda Street, Canberra City Visit dendy.com.au *excludes previews and special events.

THE HERMITAGE RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR Multi-award winning restaurant Present your keyring to receive a 10% discount for you and a guest off the total food bill for any pre-booked lunch or dinner. London Circuit, Civic Square To book phone 02 6230 0857

NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA “… McDonald

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artonview magazine, access to the Members Lounge and more. NGA membership enquiries email membership@nga.gov.au or phone 02 6240 6528 *Offer open to first-time NGA members only and not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

PARLOUR WINE ROOM Wine, Tapas, Dessert Show your keyring and receive 15% off any bill, any time, for you and a guest.*

HAPPY HOUR LUNCH Select tapas at happy hour prices Receive a free house wine/beer when you spend $15 on tapas 12pm – 4pm Tuesday – Friday** 16 Kendall Lane, New Acton Pavilion Canberra To book phone 02 6162 3656 * N  ote this offer is not available in conjunction with the Happy Hour lunch special or any other special offers. ** L imit to one drink per person. Excludes public holidays and Melbourne Cup day.

SAGE RESTAURANT Award-winning innovative cuisine in an intimate setting Special early bird pre-show package – show your keyring and receive a 30% discount off your total bill up to maximum discount of $30. Bookings essential and please state your show time when booking. Gorman House Arts Centre, Braddon Entry via Batman Street To book phone 02 6249 6050

TOSOLINI’S Italian, casual yet sophisticated dining Present your keyring to receive a 10% discount for you and a guest off your total food bill for any pre-booked meal any time of the day. Cnr London Circuit & East Row

and Szeps are outrageously good at Canberra City To book phone 02 6247 4317 Season ticket holders receiveof a $10 the2011 subtle nuances human behaviour … the kind of discount on any new membership with the theatre that people want to see …” NGA*. NGA membership benefits include ALL OFFERS ARE VALID discounts on exhibition tickets, bookshop and cafe purchases, subscription to UNTIL AUSTRALIAN STAGE ONLINE30 NOV 2011.


ACCESS INFORMATION We believe the unique experience of theatre should be enjoyed by everyone, so we offer a range of services to ensure our venues and our shows are accessible to all. Please mark the appropriate special assistance box at step 4 of your booking form if you would like to access any of the services below.

FOR THE DEAF AND HEARING IMPAIRED LIVE CAPTIONS Selected performances in Season 2011 will be live captioned by The Captioning Studio. All dialogue and sound effects are described in real time on screens in the auditorium (or, if preferred, on a discreet hand-held device). FM RADIO- ASSISTED HEARING SYSTEM An FM radio-assisted hearing system is available for performances in the Canberra Theatre and The Playhouse. This system amplifies and improves the quality of the sound through the use of a headset or a hearing aid. Our services for the deaf and hearing impaired are provided with the assistance of Better Hearing Australia, ACT Deafness Resource Centre and The Captioning Studio.

FOR THE BLIND AND VISION IMPAIRED

Audio description provides a minimal narration, between dialogue, of the visual elements of live theatre, transmitted through a small receiver and earpiece for patrons with low or no vision. TACTILE TOUR A guided touch tour of the set for patrons with low or no vision. For a large print, audio or Braille version of this brochure please call Vision Australia’s Canberra office on 02 6247 1000.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS AND MOBILITY ASSISTANCE Wheelchair spaces are available in all theatres and we can assist with other mobility issues. COMPANION CARD Canberra Theatre Centre participates in the Companion Card program for people who require their carer to be present when visiting the theatre. A carer is entitled to a free ticket when accompanying a paid Companion Card holder to the theatre. Please indicate on your subscription form if you are a Companion Card holder. NEED HELP WITH YOUR BOOKING FORM? Our box office staff are happy to help you subscribe. For general enquiries, or to make an appointment to sit down with a staff member, call 02 6290 9302.

AUDIO DESCRIPTION Selected performances in Season 2011 will be audio described by trained volunteers from our access partner, Vision Australia.

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BOOKING FORM CHECKLIST BOOK ONLINE It’s quick and easy to submit your form online. Go to canberratheatrecentre.com.au PROOF OF CONCESSION Please provide a photocopy of your seniors, pension or student card with your booking form. A photocopied driver’s licence is preferable for Under 27. Renewing season ticket holders with a senior concession need only supply their card number. CONTACT DETAILS Please include your email address. Canberra Theatre Centre updates and other special offers may be sent via email. SEASON TICKETS FOR GROUPS

show. Vouchers will be sent with your show tickets. Lost drink vouchers are unable to be replaced. SPECIAL ASSISTANCE If you’d 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 at Step 4. YOUR SEASON 2011 PREFERENCES Please choose your preferred dates and times for each performance with an alternative date and include your seating preference. SEATING Seating in The Playhouse is available on three levels: stalls, first and second balcony (please note there is no lift access to the second balcony). Canberra Theatre seating is one raked tier. Seating plans are available for The Playhouse and Canberra Theatre at canberratheatrecentre.com.au NEED HELP WITH YOUR FORM?

If you are subscribing 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 season ticket holders.

Our box office staff are happy to help you subscribe. For general subscription enquiries call Canberra Ticketing on 6275 2700 or call 6290 9302 to make an appointment to sit down with a staff member for assistance with filling out the form.

BONUS SHOWS

PRIVACY POLICY

If you purchase four or more main season shows, you can take advantage of the special price for our two bonus shows Untrained and The Wharf Revue 2011. Remember The Wharf Revue sold out in 2010 so a season ticket is the best way to guarantee your seat.

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 (Cth) and other laws. You are DRINK VOUCHERS not obliged to provide information, but a failure Please indicate on the booking form if you to do so may mean you cannot purchase tickets. The promoter’s contact details are available wish to pre-order drinks (limit of two drink upon request from Canberra Ticketing. You may vouchers per ticket, per show). To pre-order seek access to information about you held by your interval drinks on the night simply present the promoter or Canberra Ticketing. Our privacy is available on our website. your drink vouchers to the bar staff prior to theSTAGEstatement AUSTRALIAN ONLINE

“… McDonald and Szeps are outrageously good at the subtle nuances of human behaviour … the kind of theatre that people want to see …”

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SEASON 2011 BOOKING FORM HOW TO LODGE YOUR BOOKING FORM

SEASON TICKET HOLDER 1 The person making payment (please print)

Are you subscribing for the first time? YES NO Title _ ____ First name���������������������������������������������������� Last Name����������������������������������������������������������������������� Address���������������������������������������������������������������������������� _______________________________________________________

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ONLINE

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It’s easy and the working out is done for you. Complete the secure online booking form at canberratheatrecentre.com.au

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You will also need to lodge any applicable proof of eligibility for concessions by fax, post or in person. Forms submitted online will be processed in order of receipt. BY MAIL Post your booking form to the address below. Remember to include proof of eligibility for concessions if applicable. Canberra Theatre Centre Reply Paid 226 Civic Square ACT 2608

Evening ph���������������������������������������������������������������������� Previous Address (if address has changed since 2010) ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

Please indicate concession type (if applicable) Note proof of eligibility for concession must be supplied for each person entitled to a concession discount.

Photocopy of ID is attached Pensioner Full time Student Companion Card Gov Issued Seniors Card

Unemployed U27

BY FAX

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Fax your completed booking form and any applicable proof of eligibility for concessions to 02 6230 1098

Keeping you up to date As a valued season ticket holder we will keep you informed through Canberra Theatre Centre updates and special offers. No thanks

IN PERSON Pay by cash or cheque or leave your form (with the credit card details completed) at the Canberra Ticketing box office during business hours. As it takes some time to process your subscription, we will post your tickets to you. Canberra Ticketing Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Civic Square, Canberra ACT Phone 02 6275 2700

STEP 1

Standard Business Hours Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm Saturday: 10am – 2pm

STEP 2 SEASON TICKET HOLDER 2 Please list other season ticket holders attending four or more shows that are included on this form Is season ticket holder 2 a first time subscriber? YES

NO


Title _ ____ First name�����������������������������������������������������

SEASON TICKET HOLDER 3

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Is season ticket holder 3 a first time subscriber?

Address����������������������������������������������������������������������������� _______________________________________________________

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Title _ ____ First name����������������������������������������������������� Last Name������������������������������������������������������������������������ Address�����������������������������������������������������������������������������

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Please indicate concession type

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(if applicable) Note proof of eligibility for concession must be supplied for each person entitled to a concession discount.

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Photocopy of ID is attached Pensioner Full time Student Companion Card Gov Issued Seniors Card

Unemployed U27

Card number:�������������������������������� Keeping you up to date As a valued season ticket holder we will keep you informed through Canberra Theatre Centre updates and special offers. No thanks

STEP 3

Please indicate concession type (if applicable) Note proof of eligibility for concession must be supplied for each person entitled to a concession discount.

Photocopy of ID is attached Pensioner Full time Student Companion Card Gov Issued Seniors Card

Unemployed U27

Card number:�������������������������������� Keeping you up to date As a valued season ticket holder we will keep you informed through Canberra Theatre Centre updates and special offers. No thanks

STEP 4

GROUP SEASON TICKET HOLDER

SPECIAL ASSISTANCE

Would you like to sit with other season ticket holders not listed on this form? If so please ensure you staple all of the booking forms together and send them to us in the same envelope, otherwise you will NOT be seated together.

Do you have any special requirements we should consider when allocating your seating?

I have attached extra booking forms and would like our group to be seated together Name/s of companion season ticket holders: ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

First few rows in theatre

(for minor hearing and sight difficulties)



Wheelchair: will you be Moving to a seat in the theatre? Or, Remaining in your wheelchair? Audio Description* Captioning* Tactile Tour*

*Check the performance diary for available dates

For further information regarding access services, mobility and special assistance please phone Canberra Ticketing on 02 6275 2700 or refer to canberratheatrecentre.com.au


STEP 5 SEASON TICKET 2011 Please select four or more main season performances

1ST PREFERENCE

2nd PREFERENCE

SEATING

MAIN SEASON

DATE / TIME

DATE / TIME

PLEASE CIRCLE

Eg: SAMPLE SHOW

09/02/2011 8pm

10/02/2011 8pm

BALC/STALLS

THE SAPPHIRES LITTLE GEM

BALC / STALLS

A COMMERCIAL FARCE

BALC / STALLS

BETWEEN BREATH & FORM MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

BALC / STALLS

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Sat Evening)

BALC / STALLS

IN THE NEXT ROOM, or the vibrator play

BALC / STALLS

TURNS

BALC / STALLS

JULIUS CAESAR

BALC / STALLS

JULIUS CAESAR (Sat Evening)

BALC / STALLS

BELONG NAMATJIRA

BALC / STALLS

BONUS SHOWS UNTRAINED

BALC / STALLS

THE WHARF REVUE

BALC / STALLS

ADDITIONAL TICKETS

Please see price table on page 35 for details

PERFORMANCE NAME

FULL

1

@

2

@

3

@

4

@

5

@

6

@

METHODS OF PAYMENT

CARD NUMBER������������������������������������������������

CHEQUE (Payable To Canberra Ticketing)

CARD EXPIRY_ _______________ CARD ID��������������������������

CASH (Payable At Canberra Ticketing Box Office Only)

FULL NAME ON CARD������������������������������������������

CREDIT CARD VISA AMEX

SIGNATURE ��������������������������������������������������

MASTERCARD DINERS


No. OF SEASON TICKETS FULL 2

SENIORS

CONCESSION

U27

@ $53

@ $50

@ $50

@ $35

@ $53

@ $50

@ $45

@ $40

@ $55

@ $50

@ $50

@ $35

@ $33

@ $30

@ $28

@ $25

@ $43

@ $40

@ $35

@ $33

@ $53

@ $47

@ $47

@ $32#

@ $64

@ $58

@ $58

@ $47#

@ $53

@ $50

@ $45

@ $40

@ $43

@ $40

@ $35

@ $33

@ $53

@ $47

@ $47

@ $32#

@ $64

@ $58

@ $58

@ $42#

@ $43

@ $40

@ $35

@ $33

@ $43

@ $40

@ $35

@ $33

@ $30

@ $30

@ $30

@ $30

@ $43

@ $40

@ $35

@ $33

TOTAL NO.

$ VALUE

2

$ 106

TOTAL SEASON TICKET

SENIORS

CONCESSION

U27

CHILD

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

@

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TOTAL NO.

$ VALUE

@ TOTAL ADDITIONAL TICKETS

$

TOTAL ADDITIONAL TICKETS

$

DRINK VOUCHERS @ $6 EACH

$

EASY PAYMENT OPTION @ $10 GRAND TOTAL # Conditions apply. See page 35 for details.

YES PLEASE

$

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$


PRICES ADDITIONAL TICKETS FOR NON-SEASON TICKET HOLDERS

SEASON TICKET HOLDERS SEASON 2011

Full

Snr

THE SAPPHIRES

$53

$50

$45

LITTLE GEM

$55

$50

$50

A COMMERCIAL FARCE

$33

$30

BETWEEN BREATH & FORM

$43

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

Conc Under 27

Full

Snr

Conc Under 27 Child

$40

$63

$60

$55

$47

$35

$60

$55

$55

$39

$28

$25

$43

$40

$38

$35

$25

$40

$35

$33

$53

$50

$45

$39

$25

$53

$47

$47

$32*

$71

$63

$63

$32*

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Saturday Evening

$64

$58

$58

$47*

$78

$71

$71

$47*

IN THE NEXT ROOM, or the vibrator play

$53

$50

$45

$40

$63

$60

$55

$47

$35

TURNS

$43

$40

$35

$33

$53

$50

$45

$39

$25

JULIUS CAESAR

$53

$47

$47

$32*

$63

$53

$53

$32*

JULIUS CAESAR Saturday Evening

$64

$58

$58

$42*

$71

$63

$63

$42*

BELONG

$43

$40

$35

$33

$53

$50

$45

$39

$25

NAMATJIRA

$43

$40

$35

$33

$53

$50

$45

$39

$25

UNTRAINED

$30

$30

$30

$30

$35

$35

$35

$35

$25

THE WHARF REVUE

$43

$40

$35

$33

$53

$50

$45

$39

$25

$35

BONUS SHOWS

CONCESSION AND SENIORS PRICE

CHILD PRICE

A concession price is available to unemployed, pensioner and full-time students. Selected performances within Season 2011 offer a discounted price to government-issued seniors card holders. Proof of entitlement must be shown when booking and may be requested prior to admission.

A child concession is available – for selected performances in Season 2011 for children 15 years and under. Young people aged 16 and above can access the Under 27 price if it is offered. Some shows within Season 2011 are not necessarily suitable for children. Children 12 months and under admitted free provided that they do not occupy a seat.

UNDER 27 If you’re between 16 and 27 years of age you can purchase a season ticket package at the Under 27 price. Just send in a photocopy of your proof of age with your booking form. Limited availability.

UNDER 30 BELL SHAKESPEARE * Bell Shakespeare youth prices apply to patrons 30 years of age and under. 35


2011 SPONSORS THE SAPPHIRES

LITTLE GEM

A COMMERCIAL FARCE

BETWEEN BREATH & FORM

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING “… McDonald

PLATINUM SPONSOR

and Szeps are outrageously good at the subtle nuances of human behaviour … the kind of theatre that people want to see …”

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AUSTRALIAN STAGE ONLINE


IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY

TURNS

UNTRAINED

JULIUS CAESAR

BELONG

NAMATJIRA

THE WHARF REVUE

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VENUE CREDITS Canberra Theatre Centre, PO Box 226, Civic Square Canberra ACT 2608 ADMINISTRATION Phone 02 6243 5711 Fax 02 6243 5721 admin@canberratheatrecentre.com.au canberratheatrecentre.com.au CANBERRA TICKETING Phone 02 6275 2700 Fax 02 6230 1098 canberraticketing.com.au

MARKETING Marketing Manager Ricky Bryan Assistant Marketing Manager/ Publicist Freyla Ferguson Assistant Marketing Manager/ Digital Marketing Nawal ‘Deshi’ Rahim Hirers Marketing Coordinator Louiza Blomfield Marketing Coordinator Melanie Goss CANBERRA TICKETING Manager Sarah Lewis Assistant Manager Cat Cullen Coordinator Stephen Olah CULTURAL FACILITIES CORPORATION

PROGRAMMING & OPERATIONS

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Director Bruce Carmichael Programming Manager Gill Hugonnet Operations Manager Hannah Ley House Manager Alan Foulkes PA to the Director Lydia Shipton Venue Bookings Coordinator Jarrad West Venue Hire Assistant Wendy Batchelor Technical Director Rohan Cutler Head Mechanist David Tongs Mechanist Loki Clarke Head Electrician Andrew Tweedie Electrician Roni Wilkinson Head Audio Technician Gregor Murray Stage Door Manager Bob Reid Building Services Manager Neil McRitchie CTC Finance Manager Hong Tsai

Chair Professor Don Aitkin AO Deputy Chair Ms Glenys Roper Board members Ms Pamille Berg AO, Ms Harriet Elvin (CEO), Mr Crispin Hull Chief Executive Officer Ms Harriet Elvin Chief Finance Officer Mr Ian Tidy


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

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

Production Sponsor

Accommodation Partner

The Canberra Labor Club has supported CTC for the last seven years and we thank them for their continued support and assistance with CTC’s community programming.

Media Partner

We thank our accommodation partner Medina Apartment Hotels for their ongoing support.

Opening Night Partner

Access Partner

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