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Note from the Mayor 2014 is going to be a memorable year in Glen Street History – when we see the opening of our refurbished foyer, the beginning of work on our new Cultural Hub and a wonderful season of productions from stages all over Australia. As you will appreciate, there has been considerable thought and energy expended by many people in the development of our Cultural Hub. We have engaged fully with the community and have been overwhelmed by the positive and encouraging responses that we have received, so I sincerely hope you enjoy the revitalised foyer space and more accessible access at the arrival point to the theatre. Next year we will be able to bring on line the new café and library which will further enhance our venue.

The Glen Street team is continually looking at ways to provide our patrons with a memorable experience so be ready for a few surprises when you visit our venue in 2014. Please join us in our exciting new space and experience the comfort of leaving the theatre and being able to spread out in the expanded foyer! I feel sure that the productions offered in the 2014 theatre season will inspire, excite and entertain you as always. Bring your friends and show off our revitalised venue which will become a unique destination in the Sydney cultural scene. Michael Regan Mayor of Warringah

If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy a ‘Meet the Cast’ Tuesday or one of our quarterly wine tastings in partnership with Samuel Smith and Son, please make sure that you arrange your 2014 dates around these two additional activities. They have proved to be extremely well supported by our patrons. We will also continue to offer our Flexible 3 Play Package Voucher. 1


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Thanks to our Sponsors Wine Sponsor

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Art Gallery NSW Boilerhouse Harbourside Restaurant Manly Carol Gibbons Photography Energize Health Club Lindfield Bookshop Manly Cinemas Pilu at Freshwater Stays in the Vines Sydney Symphony Orchestra Warringah Aquatic Centre


Theatre Preview Admission: One Shilling 13 – 15 May By: Nigel Hess Refer to pages 6 & 7 for details

Go Your Own Way - The Story of Christine McVie 27 May – 1 June Concept by: Catherine Alcorn. Written by: Diana Simmonds Refer to pages 8 & 9 for details

Food 31 July – 6 August By: Steve Rodgers Refer to pages 10 & 11 for details

David Williamson’s

The Removalists 19 – 24 August Refer to pages 12 & 13 for details

Hopelessly Devoted 26 – 31 August By: Elise Greig with contributions from Nick Backstrom Refer to pages 14 & 15 for details

Crimson Sky 2 – 7 September By: TaikOz Refer to pages 16 & 17 for details

The Wharf Revue 8 – 18 October By: Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott Refer to pages 18 & 19 for details 5


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By Nigel Hess

Admission: One Shilling 13 - 15 May

An Andrew McKinnon and Spiritworks Presentation

Admission: One Shilling is the remarkable story of the lunchtime concerts staged by legendary British pianist Myra Hess in the National Gallery in London throughout the Second World War. Devised by her great nephew, the award-winning composer Nigel Hess, Admission: One Shilling is an entertaining account of this unique venture, which ensured that Londoners were not deprived of inspiring music during these dark days. The show features Olivier Award winning actress Patricia Routledge (best known to television audiences as Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances) and performances by internationally renowned pianist Piers Lane.

Cast: Patricia Routledge & Piers Lane Director: Christopher Luscombe Running time: 1 hr, no interval

Admission: One Shilling has captivated audiences in Britain and now tours to Australia for the first time. Four performances only at Glen Street. Don’t miss out.

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Concept by Catherine Alcorn. Written by Diana Simmonds

Go Your Own Way The Story of Christine McVie

27 May - 1 June

Starring: Catherine Alcorn Featuring: Isaac Hayward, Tamika Stanton, Nic Cecire & Marty Hailey Director: Jason Langley Musical Director: Isaac Hayward Conceived & Produced by: Catherine Alcorn Patrons’ advice: Contains strong language Running time: 1 hr & 20 mins, no interval

On the eve of their long-awaited comeback tour, Fleetwood Mac’s most famous songwriter decided she would not give in to the pleas for her to rejoin the band. Instead, Christine McVie tweeted “Sorry folks. No tour.” Always an intriguing figure, Christine McVie’s uniquely independent attitude to global fame, ridiculous wealth, love and loss, personal privacy, songwriting and music is at the heart of her story. Spanning a career of four decades, the tumultuous life of the enigmatic Christine McVie is told in 80 music-packed minutes. Australia’s hottest new stage sensation, Catherine Alcorn (The Divine Miss Bette) brings her own magic to some of the most memorable songs from Christine McVie’s songbook, including Little Lies, Everywhere, Don’t Stop and Songbird. Go Your Own Way is a celebration of great music and one woman’s life journey.

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By Steve Rodgers

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31 July - 6 August A Force Majeure and Belvoir Co-production

On a stretch of Australian highway, sisters Elma and Nancy run a takeaway joint – their days heavy with Chiko Rolls and memories. While they quietly wage war with their past and wrangle with each other about how to map out their future, a young traveller arrives bringing with him a charm and sensuality that turns their world around. They start to believe in their dreams, turning their rundown takeaway joint into a restaurant, showcasing Elma’s gift for comfort cooking. Audience members become restaurant guests as the sisters’ dreams become reality and they serve up Elma’s hearty minestrone soup, bread and local wines. Steve Rodgers’ beautiful writing is perfectly balanced with Kate Champion’s signature movement style in this play about family, intimacy and food.

Cast: Fayssal Bazzi, Kate Box & Emma Jackson Produced by: Belvoir & Force Majeure Written by: Steve Rodgers Directed by: Kate Champion & Steve Rodgers Set & Costume Designer: Anna Tregloan Lighting Designer: Martin Langthorne Sound Designer & Composer: Ekrem Mulayim Assistant Director: Danielle Micich Patrons’ advice: Contains coarse language, strong sexual references & adult themes. Recommended for 16 years+ Running time: 1 hr & 30 mins, no interval

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David Williamson’s

The Removalists 19 - 24 August

A Critical Stages and Rock Surfers Theatre Company production

Cast: Sam Atwell, Caroline Brazier, Justin Stewart Cotta, Laurence Coy, Sophie Hensser & Sam O’Sullivan Writer: David Williamson Director: Leland Kean Set Designer: Ally Mansell Costume Designer: Rita Carmody Lighting Designer: Luiz Pampolha Sound Designer: Jeremy Silver Patrons’ advice: Contains strong language, adult themes & violence Running time: 2 hrs, including interval

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One of David Williamson’s most popular and explosive plays, revived by one of Australia’s most exciting independent theatre companies, The Removalists is a searing portrayal of suburban Australia in the 1970s. Set in a police station and the nearby apartment of a young dysfunctional couple, an evening of disturbing gender politics, assault, adultery and furniture moving ensues in the black comedy that put Australia’s most famous playwright on the map. Following a sell-out Sydney season that received immense critical and audience acclaim, this must see show features a cast of leading Australian performers and creatives.


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By Elise Greig with contributions from Nick Backstrom

Hopelessly Devoted 26 - 31 August Hopelessly Devoted is a terrific two-hander musical that does for Olivia Newton-John what Mamma Mia did for ABBA. It’s a story about a middle-aged brother and sister, Amy and Andy, stuck living at home in regional Australia, caring for their chronically ill mother. To escape this mundane existence, Amy creates a fantasy world in her lounge room. A fantasy world that revolves around her idol, Olivia Newton-John. In between working two jobs to pay for the medical bills, Andy indulges his sister’s devotion. He knows that if it wasn’t for Olivia, they’d both be going mad. But Andy’s starting to change. He’s ready to move on. The problem is, Amy is perfectly happy in her fantasy world and wants things to stay the same…

Cast: Daniel Crestani & Elise Greig Director: Ian Lawson Musical Director: Tony Byrne Music by: John Farrar, Peter Allen, John Rostill, Al Kasha, Sid Wyche, Hank Marvin, Don Black, Tom Snow, Bruce Welch, Jeff Barry, Terry Shaddick, Steve Kipner, Paul Bliss, Bill Danoff, John Denver, Taffy Nivert, Bob Dylan, Olivia Newton-John, Annie Roboff & Beth Nielsen-Chapman Designer: Josh McIntosh Running time: 1 hr & 55 mins, including interval

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Starring TaikOz

Crimson Sky

2 - 7 September Based on a haiku by Japanese poet Miura Yuzuru, Toward the Crimson Sky has been written by TaikOz Artistic Director Ian Cleworth, evoking the poem’s sensual, dramatic and often playful imagery of a cloud of dragonflies ascending into a deep red sky.

Cast: TaikOz Audio Design: Ian Cleworth & Anton Lock Running time: 1 hr & 55 mins, including interval

The thunderous drumming of the taiko is interwoven with the hypnotic melodies of the shakuhachi and shinobue bamboo flutes, voice and a rare performance on the bass koto, a traditional Japanese 17-stringed plucked instrument to be played by a special guest artist. The production will also feature new works by the two youngest TaikOz members: from the peaceful meditation of Solace by Tom Royce-Hampton to the dynamic high energy of Exploration by Anton Lock.

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By Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott

The Wharf Revue 8 - 18 October A Sydney Theatre Company production

Time has not wearied them. Everyone’s favourite lampoonists return for a special edition of The Wharf Revue to celebrate 15 years of irreverent, anarchic political satire. Jonathan Biggins, Amanda Bishop, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott will be bringing an all new, up to the minute dose of their keenly-observed political satire. Look out for some of your most - and least! - loved public figures as they are paraded in their Emperor’s clothes for your delectation. Featuring an array of characters including Keating, Gillard, Howard and Hawke, this brilliant blend of side-splitting sketches and musical mayhem never fails to amuse.

Cast: Jonathan Biggins, Amanda Bishop, Drew Forsythe & Phillip Scott Written & Created by: Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe & Phillip Scott Musical Director: Phillip Scott Lighting Designer: Matthew Marshall Running time: 1 hr & 30 mins, no interval

Vicious, malicious but most of all delicious.

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‘Meet the Cast’ Tuesdays Enjoy an exclusive, behind the scenes insight into Glen Street’s professional theatre season at these intimate Q&A forums. Make the most of your opportunity to meet the cast and learn all about the productions, the performers, the tours, and the many surprises along the way! ‘Meet the Cast’ Q&A sessions take place following selected Tuesday evening performances. The dates and times are outlined in the season calendar on page 30. 20 THEATRE2014


Wine Appreciation Sessions Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or you simply enjoy a nice glass or two, join in the delight of our Wine Appreciation Sessions. Our wine consultant from Negociants Australia and Samuel Smith and Son will be conducting the sessions in Sorlies Bistro, discussing the range of flavours, aromas and general characteristics of the three wines on offer at each session. Cheese plates will also be available for purchase. Wine Appreciation Sessions take place before selected evening performances from 7pm. The dates are outlined in the season calendar on page 30. Cost $10 per person. Free for subscribers upon presentation of Subscriber Card. 21


Enjoy Dinner and a Show Sorlies Bistro is open for pre-show dining from 6pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings before all Subscription Season productions. Choose from a mouth-watering selection of tasty meals catered by gluten free specialist Lewis Taylor Culinary Services. We’ve been receiving great feedback about Lewis’ appetizing menus and innovative approach to pre-show dining. Why not book a table and taste the difference for yourself? To book or view the menu, visit glenstreet.com.au/dinein or call 9975 1455. 22 THEATRE2014


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Music at the Glen Enjoy an inspiring range of musical styles and be entertained by some of Australia’s top performers at these exciting matinee concerts. The 2014 line up will include performances by Peter Byrne, Christopher Hamilton, Gregg Arthur, Melanie Parry and more as they pay tribute to great artists such as Neil Diamond, Dame Vera Lynn and Judy Garland. Music at the Glen concerts are held every month or so on Tuesday mornings at 11am. Light refreshments are served in the theatre foyer from 10.30am. Ticket Prices: $23 each or $20 when you purchase a package of 4 or more performances. To request your copy of the Music at the Glen season programme, please call Box Office on 9975 1455. Details about the season are also available at glenstreet.com.au

If music be the food of love, play on. William Shakespeare

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Jazz in the Glen 8 - 9 August Jazz up your weekend at this exciting festival and enjoy an upbeat selection of jazz music from various eras. Be mesmerised by the energetic concerts in the main auditorium, immerse yourself in the intimate performances at Sorlies Bistro and soak up the free entertainment on the outdoor stage. Whatever your preferred style of jazz – there’s something to suit everyone. Plus you can taste the variety of smooth wines on offer at the theatre bar and enjoy a delicious treat from the pop-up food stall. Fresh food, fine wine and fabulous jazz. What more can you ask for? Further details are available at glenstreet.com.au

Jazz is an open-ended music designed for open minds. Anonymous

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KidsPlay Children of all ages are encouraged, inspired, challenged and thoroughly entertained by Glen Street’s imaginative KidsPlay programme. It is delightful to see children interacting with their favourite tales and characters as they magically come to life on stage. In 2014, you can enjoy top quality productions including Wombat Stew (18-22 July), The Gruffalo (11-13 September), Pete the Sheep (2-4 October) and more. It’s the perfect way to entertain the family, rain, hail or shine! Further details about the KidsPlay season are available at glenstreet.com.au. You can also sign up to Glen Street’s monthly e-newsletter and receive the latest news and information on children’s theatre competitions. 26 THEATRE2014


Literary Lunches Every month or so, Glen Street Theatre presents a literary lunch in Sorlies Bistro. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to meet some of Australia’s finest authors and hear their accounts first hand. From how they plot their storylines and where they get their inspiration from to what makes them tick. Through our partnership with Lindfield Bookshop, we are proud to host some of the most well known authors from across the country. It’s the perfect excuse to enjoy some good conversation, great food and fine wine. So why not book a table for you and some friends? For updated details on literary lunches, sign up to receive our monthly e-newsletter at glenstreet.com.au Ticket Prices: $54 includes a two course meal Pre-purchase a glass of wine for just $5

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Ticket Prices Subscription Season single ticket prices: Opening Night

Tues 6.30, Wed–Sat 8pm & Sun 5pm

Previews & Matinees

Full price: $70 Concession: $64 Under 16: $45

Full price: $63 Concession: $57 16-28 yrs: $35 Under 16: $30

Full price: $50 Concession: $46 Under 28: $30

Admission: One Shilling

Student Rush

Adult: $89 Concession: $84 Child (under 16): $49 Groups 8+: $79

Full time students: $15 Available 48 hours prior to performance, subject to availability. Excludes Admission: One Shilling

Tickets for Admission: One Shilling on sale now. All other shows on sale from 6 January 2014. All prices include GST. Phone and internet bookings will incur extra charges. Over the counter Amex and Diners Card transactions will incur an additional charge of 1%. All details are correct at the time of printing. Glen Street Theatre reserves the right to alter performance dates, times and artists should the need arise.

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Subscribe and save up to 30% on your tickets Receive a further 10% discount off your subscription when you submit your booking form and pay in full by 1 November 2013. Secure the best seats in the house, enjoy a range of special offers with your exclusive Subscriber Benefits Card and receive a discount on additional tickets. To make it even more convenient, you can pay some now and the rest later. And why not make the most of our great group savings? Subscribe with a group of 8 or more and you will only pay the concession price. Free ticket exchange if your plans change. Simply return your tickets with at least 48 hours notice for tickets to another performance of the same show, subject to availability. Subsequent exchanges are just $5. Missed a show? Return your tickets to the Box Office for $25 ‘make-up’ tickets to another performance, subject to availability. If you’re a Warringah Resident, you’re entitled to a rebate of up to $10 per subscription. For our loyal subscribers (who’ve been with us for 6 or more consecutive years) you’re in for a treat! In addition to your free loyal subscriber ticket you will receive 50% off all bar snacks (excludes alcohol) – available from the foyer bar when you present your Loyal Subscriber Benefit Card.

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Season Calendar Captioned Performance Wine Appreciation Sessions Discuss the range of flavours, aromas and general characteristics of three wines on offer at each of these sessions, held one hour before performances. For details, see page 21. ‘Meet the Cast’ Tuesdays An exclusive, behind the scenes insight into the productions will take place following these selected performances. For details, see page 20.

Admission: One Shilling By: Nigel Hess. Starring: Patricia Routledge & Piers Lane Tues 13 May 6.30pm Wed 14 May 11am & 8pm Thur 15 May 8pm Go Your Own Way - The Story of Christine McVie Concept by: Catherine Alcorn Written by: Diana Simmonds Tues 27 May Wed 28 May Thur 29 May Fri 30 May Sat 31 May Sun 1 June

6.30pm Preview 8pm Opening Night 8pm 8pm 2pm & 8pm 5pm

Food By: Steve Rodgers Thurs 31 July Fri 1 August Sat 2 August Sun 3 August Tues 5 August Wed 6 August 30 THEATRE2014

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David Williamson’s The Removalists Tues 19 August 6.30pm Wed 20 August 8pm Opening Night Thur 21 August 11am & 8pm Fri 22 August 8pm Sat 23 August 2pm & 8pm Sun 24 August 5pm

Hopelessly Devoted By: Elise Geig with contributions from Nick Backstrom Tues 26 August 6.30pm Preview Wed 27 August 11am & 8pm Opening Night Thur 28 August 8pm Fri 29 August 8pm Sat 30 August 2pm & 8pm Sun 31 August 5pm

Crimson Sky By: TaikOz Tues 2 September Wed 3 September Thur 4 September Fri 5 September Sat 6 September Sun 7 September

6.30pm Preview 11am 8pm Opening Night 8pm 2pm & 8pm 5pm

The Wharf Revue By: Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe & Phillip Scott Wed 8 October 8pm Preview Thur 9 October 8pm Opening Night Fri 10 October 8pm Sat 11 October 2pm & 8pm Sun 12 October 5pm Tues 14 October 6.30pm Wed 15 October 11am & 8pm Thur 16 October 8pm Fri 17 October 8pm Sat 18 October 2pm & 8pm 31


Subscribe for Your Chance to WIN By subscribing you are automatically entered to win three nights midweek accommodation for up to six guests at one of Stays in the Vines outstanding properties nestled in the perfect location of the beautiful Hunter Valley Wine Country. Also included in this prize is a welcome gift. Your stay must be taken from Monday to Thursday outside of school holidays and is subject to availability. Approx Value $2,200.

Loyalty Has its Rewards For the loyal subscriber who has been with us for the past six or more consecutive years there is a special treat of a Hunter Valley holiday courtesy of Stays in the Vines. This brilliant package comprises a three night midweek stay for up to eight guests in one of the Stays in the Vines exclusive luxurious country properties. The prize includes a private wine tasting and welcome gift. Your stay must be taken from Monday to Thursday outside of school holidays and is subject to availability. Approx Value $2,600.

staysinthevines.com.au Terms and conditions: To enter, submit your completed subscription form by 31 December 2013. The winners will be drawn at 11am (AEDT) on 6 January 2014 at Glen Street Theatre, corner Glen St and Blackbutts Rd, Belrose 2085. The winner will be notified by mail and a notice will be posted in the Manly Daily Public Notices column on 10 January 2014. The winner is responsible for making all bookings. Prizes must be redeemed by 30 June 2014. Prizes are valid for six months from 1 January 2014. Confirmation of Authorised NSW Permit No. LTPS/13/05391.

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Production Sponsors Food

Crimson Sky

The Wharf Revue

Thanks to our Donors Eucalyptus Julie Sutton Banksia Stafford Loader Acacia Anna & Michael Petersons Lillian & Ralph Schubert Moire & Graeme Berman Glenda & Gordon Hancock Louise & Bob Leverrier Gumnut Ingrid Butters Juanita Flew Judith Gordon Pamela Hunt Edward & Margaret Gifford Barbara Rogleff Graham & Stephanie Gourlay Jocelyn & Brian Munday

Seed John & Marion Heike Gary & Marina Nash Lois Job Nancy Mercer Louise Mallett Lorraine Collins David & Vivien Dunkerley Martina Harte Margaret Atkin Brian & Ada Duignan Beris Tomkins Elaine Goggin Brian & Pamela Hurst Ariela Honour John & Lynne Church David Jones Beryl & Bruce Loder Patricia House Colin & Beverly Spinks James & Wendy Corcoran

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Contact Details Glen Street Theatre Corner Glen Street and Blackbutts Road Belrose NSW 2085 PO Box 9 Frenchs Forest NSW 1640 glenstreet.com.au facebook.com/ GlenStreetTheatre twitter.com/glenstreet Box Office and Group Enquiries Phone: 9975 1455 Fax: 9452 2209 Box Office Hours 10.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 1 hour prior to performances Administration 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday Phone: 9975 4044 Email: admin@glenstreet.com.au

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