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“We make art because we believe it makes better human beings. We make art because we believe it makes being human better.”—Brown & Ratzkin, 2012 For 2014 we have carefully brought together a collection of the most captivating stories we could find for you. Now in its 38th year, Orange Civic Theatre (OCT) continues to strive towards bringing a broad and stimulating range of cultural expression, entertainment and educational opportunities through the performing arts, workshops and master classes to the local and surrounding community. Over this time OCT has cemented itself as an integral part of the Orange community with, we are proud to say, an average attendance of 50,000 plus each year. OCT recognises the positive effect creative arts and activity have on individuals; providing enjoyment, enlivening spaces and enriching lives. Culture makes places distinctive, engendering pride in the local community. It also makes a practical contribution in terms of sustainability, providing employment, encouraging learning and inspiring people to

adopt creative and active lifestyles. OCT is committed to breaking down any stereotypes associated with performing areas and providing an invaluable artistic service to the community. The 2014 season includes award winning international artists, some of the finest national performers and two local productions proudly keeping company with these visiting artists. Our 2014 program aims to entertain by challenging thinking; fascinating; inspiring creativity; developing skills; encouraging engagement; educating; and enchanting the young… and the young at heart. I encourage you to take advantage of our subscription season and the variety of entertainment on offer. I look forward to seeing you at the theatre. Michelle Pearce Manager—Performing Arts & Venues



DAVID WILLIAMSON'S WHEN DAD MARRIED FURY (HIT Productions) 4 LIOR (Supported by SOQ) 6 WULAMANAYUWI AND THE SEVEN PAMANUI (Performing Lines) 8 1984 BY GEORGE ORWELL (shake & stir) 10 LAKE (Performing Lines) 12 CHICAGO (Orange Theatre Company) 14 DJUKI MALA (Chooky Dancers) 16 THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA (ATA Allstar Artists) 18 THE GIRLS IN GREY (Critical Stages and The Shift Theatre) 20 ‘S’ (Circa) 22 FRANK, A LIFE IN SONG (Tom Burlinson) 24 FOOD (Force Majeure and Belvoir) 26 2 ONE ANOTHER (Sydney Dance Company) 28 MOZART’S THE MAGIC FLUTE (Oz Opera) 30 HENRY V (Bell Shakespeare) 32 SONS & MOTHERS (No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability) 34 CONTROL ALT DELETE (Flying Fruit Fly Circus) 36 SEUSSICAL (Orange Theatre Company) 38 MOZART, SCHUMANN & BEETHOVEN (Sydney Symphony Orchestra) 40 KIDS’ SHOWS


TASHI (Imaginary Theatre) 42 THE DEEP (Spare Parts Puppet Theatre) 42 MR MCGEE AND THE BITING FLEA (Patch Theatre Company) 43 PETE THE SHEEP (Monkey Baa Theatre Company) 43 SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION








David Williamson's

When Dad Married Fury Watch out, because here comes the bride.

Is there more to the beautiful Fury than meets the eye? Is Alan the father he thinks he is? Do Ben’s loyalties lie with his wife, his dad or himself? Can Ian contain his greed long enough to get a signature on the right Will? And who is to blame for the death of Ben’s father-in-law?

Incongruous brothers Ian and Ben are on their way to Sydney to visit their recently widowed father. Three big surprises are in store when they arrive at his 75th birthday celebrations. The ‘Old Man’ is worth $100 million. He’s gone and married Fury, an American beauty queen half his age. There is no pre-nup…

One thing is for certain: everything changed when Dad married Fury. Cast Alan Urquhart: Ian Urquhart: Ben Urquhart: Fury: Sue: Laura: Judy:

With his trademark wit and skillful blending of contemporary culture within the ageless framework of family greed, jealousy, love and expectation, Australia’s leading playwright David Williamson delivers another gripping play and his most memorable characters to date.

credits David Williamson Christine Harris & HIT Productions Director: Denis Moore Set Designer: Shaun Gurton Lighting Designer: Jason Bovaird Sound Designer: Chris Hubbard Costume Designer: Adrienne Chisholm Author: Producer:

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior:

Denis Moore David James Drew Tingwell Annie Last Nell Feeney Tanya Burne Jan Friedl

$40.00 $48.00 $44.00 $28.00

Duration: 140 minutes including interval



FRIDAY 14 at 7.30PM




This is a chance to hear the acclaimed vocalist Lior in a manner harking back to archetypal ‘salon’ concerts; where both audience and performer share an evening enjoying the connection that only proximity can offer. Lior burst on to the Australian music scene in 2005 with his stunning debut album—Autumn Flow. Recorded and released entirely independently, and spearheaded by This Old Love and subsequent singles Daniel and Autumn Flow, the album became one of the most successful independent debuts in Australian history.

Lior is known for his dynamic and moving performances, and has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s finest live performers. He is part of a rare breed of artists that has achieved a great degree of success and critical acclaim, whilst maintaining an independence and individuality in his craft. Don’t miss the chance to see him in this one-off intimate solo show!

SOQ presents a program of new Australian standards SOQ is an exciting new quintet, made up of regionally-based professional musicians who are committed to creating original music, in the tradition of ‘the standard’—that is, memorable songs of beauty and energy, borne of a contemporary/popular jazz format, with a uniquely Australian vibe.

Featuring: Stephen O’Connell: tunesmith, saxes and inspiration Graham Sattler: lyrics and vocals Andrew French-Northam: guitars Mark Scotland: double & electric bass David Condon: drums

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior: ~7~

$36.00 $44.00 $40.00 $25.00


FRIDAY 4 at 9.30AM & 12.30PM


Blak Lines

Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY DARWIN FESTIVAL, TOURED FOR BLAK LINES BY PERFORMING LINES Using the language and rhyme of the Tiwi Islands, Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui is an enchanted fairy tale of myth and magic, disaster and adventure.

Puppets, song, dance combine to make this a whole family adventure that will delight audiences young and old.

Playwright Jason de Santis brings a Tiwi twist to an old favourite to create a modern Aboriginal fairy story, inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui is a joyful romp through a familiar tale of myth, magic and adventure. Narrated by Jarparra, the Moon Man, join Wulamanayuwi, daughter of a Tiwi warrior, on her journey to rescue her seven little brothers transformed by Jirrakilala, her evil stepmother, into seven mischievous spirits—the seven Pamanui.

credits Writer: Jason De Santis Director: Eamon Flack Designer: Bryan Woltjen Puppetry Director and AV Imagery: Sam Routledge Lighting Designer: Richard Vabre Composer: Jeffrey “Yellow” Simon

“De Santis is a real talent: mischievous, poetic and assured.” —The Australian “Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui is a feast of colour, movement and culture that completely satisfies the appetite for a spirited night out at the theatre.” —The Barefoot Review “BEG, borrow or steal to get into this delightful kids’ play, even if you’re hard-working adults.” —City News

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior: Family of four: School group: Duration: 75 minutes no


$18.00 $25.00 $22.00 $18.00 $70.00 $8.50 interval


THURSDAY 10 at 7.30PM ~ FRIDAY 11 at 10AM & 12.30PM

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created & adapted by shake & stir theatre co


BIG BROTHER IS BACK Strap yourself in for this terrifically frightening theatrical event set against a towering wall of plasma screens. Oceania; a Nation perpetually at war, where cameras watch every move and Thought Police roam the streets. A place Winston Smith calls home. By day, Winston is an editor at the Ministry of Truth, rewriting history to align the past with the radical political agenda of the ruling party and its illusive leader, Big Brother. By night, Winston pursues a forbidden love affair with the mysterious Julia in an attempt to rebel against the oppressive regime set down by the party and maintain some control over his otherwise totally controlled life.

credits Adaptor: Nelle Lee and Nick Skubij Director: Michael Futcher Designer: Josh McIntosh Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright Sound Designer: Guy Webster Media Producers: optikal bloc

When Winston and Julia are discovered, they are violently separated, detained and prepared for conversion. Locked in the Ministry of Love and interrogated by the quietly terrifying O’Brien, Winston is beaten, manipulated and subjected to sickening torture in an attempt to make him reject dreams of liberation and understand that free thought and logic is the only true enemy. From the team that brought you Animal Farm, this new stage adaptation brings George Orwell’s final novel screaming into the present. Cast: Ross Balbuziente, Nelle Lee, Bryan Probets, Nick Skubij, David Whitney

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior: School group: Duration:

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$44.00 $52.00 $48.00 $28.00 $20.00

85 minutes no interval


SATURDAY 3 at 7.30PM

Photographer: Fen-Lan Chuang

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Road Work



A human story of destruction and renewal.

Wilson’s widely acclaimed independent production, Lake delivers stark captivating theatricality in what is acknowledged as a major new Australian dance theatre work.

Bold in its vision and deeply evocative, Lisa Wilson’s Lake literally floods the entire performance area to grapple with our fascination and fear of water.

“Don’t think you need to be a dancer to appreciate this work. You just need to be human.’’ —Xanthe Coward, XS Entertainment “Incredible...I’ve never seen a dance piece like it....mesmerising” —Doug Kennedy, ABC Radio “Wilson has broken new ground in Lake” —Denise Richardson, Dance Australia

Serene. Calm. Haunting. Menacing. This work reflects on the journey of a relationship, evoking visions of its path from sparkling reflection to murky depths; from intense beauty to chilling isolation, to utter wilderness and our deepest sense of our selves within the world.

credits Devised: Lisa Wilson Directed: Lisa Wilson With: Timothy Ohl Kristina Chan Hsin-Ju Chiu Composed by: Matt Cornell Dramaturge: Jennifer Flowers Design: Bruce McKinvin Lighting Design: Jason Glenwright Video Producer: Chris Golsby

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior: Duration:

~ 13 ~

$40.00 $48.00 $44.00 $28.00

60 minutes no interval


FRIDAY 9 at 8PM ~ SATURDAY 10 at 8PM ~ SUNDAY 11 at 1PM THURSDAY 15 at 8PM ~ FRIDAY 16 at 8PM SATURDAY 17 at 8PM ~ SUNDAY 18 at 1PM

CHICAGO ~ 14 ~

presented by Orange Theatre Company


A MUSICAL VAUDEVILLE Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb Based on the play “Chicago” by Maurine Dallas Watkins Presented by special arrangement with Origin Theatrical

Set in the legendary “Windy City” during the roaring “jazz hot” 20s, Chicago tells the story of two rival vaudevillian murderesses locked up in Cook County Jail. Nightclub star Velma Kelly is serving time for killing her husband and sister after finding the two in bed together. Wannabe chorus girl Roxie Hart has been tossed in the joint for bumping off the lover she’s been cheating on her husband with. Not one to rest on her laurels, Velma enlists the help of prison matron Mama Morton and slickster lawyer Billy Flynn, who turn Velma’s incarceration into a “murder-of-the-week” media frenzy, thus preparing the world for a splashy showbiz comeback. But Roxie’s got some of her own tricks up her sleeve…

credits Production Director: Bruce Buchanan Assistant Director: Sam Fuda Musical Director: Amy Coad Choreography: Jamie Christie Costumes: Angela Mason Lighting Design: Peter Telford Sound Design: Peter Campbell

Devilish and delightful, Chicago is an indisputable Broadway landmark that utilises minimal scenery and simple costumes (we’re talking some seriously basic black) to deliver one big musical bang after another. With one great showstopper after the next, John Kander and Fred Ebb’s nowclassic score keeps the story moving at a gunshot pace. The scantily-clad dancers tip their bowler hats in tribute to original Bob Fosse choreography, whose moves are still as steamy and sexy today as they were when Chicago first appeared in 1975. Orange Theatre Company hopes that you will join them for a show that stands chin-deep in dirty deeds, that feels like one helluva good time.

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior:

$36.00 $45.00 $39.00 $30.00

Duration: 165 minutes including interval

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Photographer: Wayne Quilliam

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Artback NT: Development & Touring


“Vibrant celebration of ingenuity and energy”—THE AGE Djuki Mala (Chooky Dancers) are touring nationally throughout 2014 with their self titled and long awaited show Djuki Mala proudly presented by Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring. For more than a decade, Dance innovators Djuki Mala have been exploring and re-establishing the notions of contemporary Aboriginal performance. Hailing from Galiwin’ku Community (Elcho Island) in North East Arnhem Land, Djuki Mala have again teamed up with Creative Producer and Artistic Director Joshua Bond to create a show full of excitement for the whole family.

credits Artistic Director/Producer: Joshua Bond Lead Dancer: Lionel Dulmanawuy GARAWIRRTJA Dancers: Nathan Guymangura GAYKAMANGU Kevin Djapana WUNUNGMURRA Anthony Djamangi GAYKAMANGU Aaron Djimilkinya GARRAWURRA Simon BAPADJAMBANG Wakara GONDARRA Administrator: Faye Stevens

Djuki Mala continue to redefine the unique physical language they are known and loved for by marrying it with acrobatics and diverse flavours of dance and theatre, and their own keen sense of humour. Djuki Mala promise audiences both laughter and insight. This is a rare opportunity to engage with performers from a very remote part of this vast and diverse country. “The Chookys’ present more to an audience than one could imagine possible” —The Herald Sun “Energetic, hilarious, groundbreaking” —Beat Magazine “The Chooky Dancers threatened to upstage everything in sight” —REAL TIME

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior: Duration:

~ 17 ~

$36.00 $44.00 $40.00 $25.00

60 minutes no interval





CONCERT SPECTACULAR 26 Musicians, Singers and Dancers on Stage Unforgettable Music of the 1940’s from the Golden Era of Swing


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16/10/13 10:13 AM

ATA Allstar Artists presents

The Glenn Miller Orchestra DIRECT FROM THE USA

For the first time ever, The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform at the Orange Civic Theatre. This special concert will feature 26 musicians, singers and dancers on stage, performing the unforgettable music of the 1940s, from the Golden Era of Swing. A special added feature will be music from the library of The Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band performed by the Orchestra, including the original arrangement of The St Louis Blues March. The Glenn Miller Orchestra, featuring America’s finest musicians and singers, together with The Moonlight Serenade Singers and The Broadway Swing Dancers, bring back all those sentimental memories of the 1940s. The great ‘Big Band’ hits, the original Glenn Miller arrangements, the music of The Andrews Sisters, the Frank Sinatra Songbook, the romantic World War II melodies made famous

credits Musical Director:

by Vera Lynn…We’ll Meet Again, The White Cliffs Of Dover, and many more… Even after 77 years, Glenn Miller’s musical arrangements are still heard around the world—timeless icons of American culture such as Chattanooga Choo Choo, In the Mood, Tuxedo Junction, A String of Pearls, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000—music which captivated millions of people worldwide, now all brought together on stage in what promises to be a memorable concert. We urge you to book early. A Concert Spectacular starring… The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra The Moonlight Serenade Singers The Broadway Swing Dancers Join us on a sentimental journey down memory lane!

prices Rick Gerber

Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior:

$74.90 $79.90 $75.90 $75.90

Duration: 140 minutes including interval

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a Critical Stages and The Shift Theatre production

The Girls in Grey


With the Centenary of the Great War on our doorstep, The Girls in Grey is both a timely and powerful story for all Australians. Inspired by the diaries and letters of our own Australian Army Nurses, their stories are boldly realised, in this vivid and candid retelling of life on active service. Elsie, Grace and Alice leave our shores in 1914 determined to prove their worth and find adventure. Serving in Egypt, Lemnos Island and the Western Front, they rally with courage and endurance as the tragedy of war unfolds. Commended by historians for its authenticity, and featuring a fine ensemble cast, this inspirational play brings the voices of the nurses into the world of theatre.

“The Girls In Grey is a tribute to the courage of Australian Military Nurses” —The Age “The three women’s voices blend like a Greek chorus in this engaging ensemble” —Herald Sun “The acting was superb… well researched and beautifully written... The Girls in Grey is inspiring, poignant, honest and encompasses the spirit of the ANZACS from an alternative and powerful perspective” —Artshub “An artistic blend of history and theatre to preserve these precious stories and enlighten the generations of today and tomorrow” —Melbourne Observer Originally produced by The Shift Theatre in association with Auspicious Arts.

credits Written by: Carolyn Bock & Helen Hopkins Cast: Jane Barry, Carolyn Bock, Helen Hopkins, Lee Mason Director: Karen Martin Set Designer: Alexandra Hiller Costume Designer: Lyn Wilson Lighting Designer: Nick Merrylees Sound Design: Nick van Cuylenburg

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior: Duration:

~ 21 ~

$40.00 $48.00 $44.00 $28.00

70 minutes no interval


WEDNESDAY 4 at 8PM Photographer: Darcy Grant

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Circa Ensemble



“On its fourth visit to Montreal, CIRCA stunned the audience at Théâtre du Nouveau Monde with ‘S’” —Le Devoir

On a floating white diamond stage, seven extraordinary acrobats bend, fly, contort and hang—sometimes alone, or others in a tangle of bodies. Dramatic acrobatics, athletic aerial acts and powerful solos are all infused with raw immediacy and beauty.

Circa’s Helpmann Award-winning ensemble creation, S is a full-throttle ride to the limits of the human body. Based on the 19th letter of the English Alphabet, S fuses group acrobatics with intimate emotions. Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz was inspired to create an abstract work of power and joy—inspired by the curves, symmetries and plurality that are all attributes of this one letter.

credits Director: Yaron Lifschitz Producer: Danielle Kellie Production Manager & Lighting Designer: Jason Organ Costume Design: Libby McDonnell

S features the world-renowned Circa ensemble with the intoxicating music of the Kronos Quartet to create a symphony of bodies. “Sometimes sweet and sensuous, sometimes dark or wild, ‘S’, brilliantly mixes dance and circus… this acrobatic ballet of great beauty celebrates the human body in all its glory.” —Canoe, Montreal

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior: Duration:

~ 23 ~

$40.00 $48.00 $44.00 $28.00

85 minutes no interval


FRIDAY 13 at 8PM

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Down Under Promotions



Come Fly again with Frank!

Book now for an evening of timeless music with Frank—A Life in Song starring Tom Burlinson, accompanied on stage by an eight piece band featuring some of Australia’s finest jazz musicians.

Start spreading the news! Tom Burlinson’s internationally acclaimed Frank—A Life in Song, returns by popular demand to Orange Civic Theatre. The voice of ‘young Frank’ in the Golden Globe award-winning mini-series ‘Sinatra’, master storyteller and vocalist, Tom Burlinson, stars in this swinging, joyous celebration of the music and career of the late, great Ol’ Blue Eyes. In this two hour show, Tom croons his way through around 30 of the most popular classics of the past 60 years, by composers such as Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and Cahn and Van Heusen. The songlist includes Come Fly With Me, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, The Lady is a Tramp, Fly Me to the Moon, Mack the Knife, My Way, That’s Life and New York New York, to name just a few.

“...hugely enjoyable...” —The Age “ astonishing performance...” —The Australian “...the next best thing to Sinatra...” — Courier Mail “ unstoppable force...” —Sydney Morning Herald “...pure class and highly recommended...” —Sun Herald

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior:

$48.00 $55.00 $52.00 $28.00

Duration: 120 minutes including interval

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WEDNESDAY 23 at 12.30PM & 8PM

Photographer: Heidrun Lรถhr

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co-produced by Force Majeure and Belvoir



On a stretch of Australian highway, two sisters run their family takeaway joint. Chiko Rolls and reminiscing are on the menu. While they quietly wage war with their past and dream up a brighter future, a young life-loving Turkish traveller arrives with a charm and sensuality that turns their world around. Their dreams become reality when they transform their rundown fast-food stop into a restaurant showcasing Elma’s gift for comfort cooking. Audience members become restaurant guests as the sisters serve up Elma’s hearty minestrone soup, sourdough and local wines.

Kate Champion’s Force Majeure is a ground-breaker in dance theatre and Belvoir is one of Australia’s great theatre companies. Food is a feast for the senses with an erotic mix of words and movement that will spice and stir in equal parts. Come share a meal in the intimacy of Orange Civic Theatre. “A show that is a robust meal... warm, substantial, and completely delicious. I recommend this play unreservedly.” —Australian Stage

credits Writer: Steve Rodgers Co-Directors: Kate Champion & Steve Rodgers Set & Costume Design: Anna Tregloan Lighting Design: Martin Langthorne Assistant Director: Danielle Micich Composer & Sound Design: Ekrem Mülayim

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior: School group: Duration:

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$44.00 $52.00 $48.00 $28.00 $15.00

90 minutes no interval


SATURDAY 9 at 7.30PM

Photographer: Ken Butti

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Sydney Dance Company

2 One Another From the internationally acclaimed Sydney Dance Company comes an exuberant, high-octane fusion of dance, language, sound and light from Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela.

Featuring some of the best dancers in the country, 2 One Another is an exuberant celebration of the power of movement from a choreographer and a company at the height of their powers.

With their multi award-winning work, 2 One Another, the Sydney Dance Company weaves a vivid, exultant and sensual study of human interaction – charting the myriad actions and reactions, gestures and relationships, connections and disconnections that make up a life.

Winner of 2013 Australian Dance Awards: ~ Rafael Bonachela for Most Outstanding Choreography ~ Charmene Yap for Most Outstanding Female Dancer ~ Sydney Dance Company for Most Outstanding Performance by a Company

Set against a pulsing, pixelated backdrop the piece thrums with a driving, baroque-meets-electronica soundtrack, penned by the able hand of composer Nick Wales. Shot through with the exquisite poetry fragments of Samuel Webster, this is dance at its most engaging and multi-dimensional.

credits Choreographer: Rafael Bonachela Production & Costume Design: Tony Assness Lighting Design: Benjamin Cisterne Original Music: Nick Wales Text: Samuel Webster

Winner of 2012 Green Room Award: ~ Sydney Dance Company for Best Ensemble Winner of 2012 Helpmann Award: ~ Charmene Yap for Best Female Dancer

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior: Duration:

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$40.00 $48.00 $44.00 $28.00

65 minutes no interval


TUESDAY 12 at 7.30PM

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The Magic Flute


A new production from Opera Australia’s Oz Opera The ancient tombs of the Pharaohs hide many secrets. Will Tamino the daring archaeologist find them? Will it be Papageno, the zany ornithologist? Or will the forces of evil crack the code, find the treasure and get the girl? Find out when Opera Australia’s Oz Opera presents The Magic Flute, a ripping yarn for all the whole family.

adventure in 1930s Egypt. There will be mummies, hieroglyphic puzzles and a few good laughs along the way, but is it opera? Mozart didn’t care, and nor should you. He was far more concerned with firing his audience’s imagination through the power of music. This is why you’ll find something for everyone in there, from the Queen of the Night’s demented showstoppers, to achingly beautiful arias, to simple ballads that wrap you up in warmth and charm.

The Magic Flute is a quest for wisdom and true love. Taking inspiration from the movies, director Michael Gow and designer Robert Kemp have set their new touring production of Mozart’s final work for the stage as a rollicking

Prepare to be enchanted, when this new, fully-staged production of The Magic Flute comes to Orange Civic Theatre, complete with fabulous 1930s costumes, a chamber orchestra and a vibrant cast of singers.

credits Directed & Adapted by: Michael Gow Designer: Robert Kemp Lighting Desinger: Matt Scott English Translation: Michael Gow & Anthony Legge

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior:

$68.00 $76.00 $72.00 $50.00

Duration: 160 minutes including interval Sung in English, performed with chamber orchestra. The Oz Opera touring program is supported by funding from The Opera Conference—the national partnership of professional opera companies, which is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Opera Australia Principal Partner

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THURSDAY 11 at 5.30PM (meet the Company) FRIDAY 12 at 11AM & 7.30PM ~ SATURDAY 13 at 7.30PM

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a Bell Shakespeare production

Henry V


Amid a bombing raid in a war torn city, somewhere in the world right now, a group of children are sheltering underground. To get through the night the terrified kids put on an act of bravado—literally— and conjure up the heroics of King Henry V. This is his story...

But Henry has one last weapon up his sleeve: the power of words. And it may just be enough to save his men, his country and himself.

When Henry V is manipulated by church advisors, taunted by French royalty and betrayed by English nobles, he has all the ammunition he needs to lash out and invade France. Or does he? Having executed conspirators, and vanquished enemy forces in Harfleur, Henry’s army is ‘weak and sickly’ as it staggers towards a showdown at Agincourt. The night before battle, the king endures a long dark night of the soul, where he hears first-hand about the fears and frailties of his outnumbered soldiers.

credits By: William Shakespeare Director: Damien Ryan Designer: Anna Gardiner Lighting Designer: Sian James-Holland

In an incredibly exciting new production of Henry V, Damien Ryan directs a contemporary version of this play inspired by a true story— for 71 consecutive nights during the Blitz in 1941, a group of boys trapped in a bunker rehearsed plays including the works of Shakespeare and would perform them for others in the shelter. Told through the prism of boys caught in a modern conflict Bell Shakespeare’s production will expose, in equal measure, the stirring heights and troubling depths of Henry V. On a broader level, it will be an unflinching examination of political spin, patriotism, religion, class, brotherhood and leaders of men.

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior: School group:

$44.00 $52.00 $48.00 $28.00 $20.00

Duration: 150 minutes including interval

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WEDNESDAY 24 at 7.30PM Photographer: Sarah Walker

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a No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability production

Sons & Mothers


Premiering at the 2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sons & Mothers not only sold out during its 16-performance run, it also took out top Fringe awards including “Best Theatre Production” and “Best in Fringe”.

With heart and humour, six sons tell stories of their mums as they draw or dance or sing their lives, complete with stumbles and triumphs. These are love stories made all the more potent because of disabilities the men live with and their humble takes on discriminations they’ve faced.

Sons & Mothers is quality drama that comes from the heart. Its truth and simplicity are disarming. It will touch everyone who ever had a mother.

credits Writer: Alirio Zavarce Director: Alirio Zavarce The Sons on stage: Duncan Luke, Kym Mackenzie, Ryan Rowland, Ricky Samai, Damien Turbin, Ben Wishart, Alirio Zavarce The Mothers on film: Rosemary Luke, Margaret Mackenzie, Sharn Rowland, Rosella Samai, June Turbin, Jill Wishart, Alicia Zavarce Set & Costumes: Kathryn Sproul Lights: David Gadsden Images: Eugenia Lim Music: Mario Spate Movement: Aidan Munn Producer: PJ Rose

“If you see one show at the Adelaide Fringe, make it this one. It's for anyone whose life has been touched by disability—and anybody who has a mother.” —Link Disability Magazine “Sons and Mothers is authentic, honest and alive.” —Dianne Reid, Adelaide Fringe Review

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior: Duration:

55 minutes no interval

This production is subject to a yet to be determined funding application

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$40.00 $48.00 $44.00 $28.00



Photographer: Karen Donnelly

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Flying Fruit Fly Circus


Control Alt Delete is a truly unique performance featuring the highly skilled young artists of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, aged between 10-18. Under the dynamic direction of award winning director and choreographer Jodie Farrugia, this work brings together circus, physical theatre and dance to present an athletic, entertaining and moving piece of contemporary circus with emotion and meaning at the heart of every trick. Control Alt Delete explores how young people relate to the concept of control. How do young people stay in control of their life, their future, their emotions? How do they control themselves and others? What pushes them out of control? It exposes the fine line between control and chaos, a fine line upon which our whole existence is based.

credits Created and Directed by: Jodie Farrugia with the trainers and young artists of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus Composer: Morganics Lighting Designer: Sian James-Holland Set & Costume Designer: Bridie Wilkinson Dramaturg: Sebastien Pasche Training Director: Scott Grayland Technical Director: Scott Stoddart

When on stage the extraordinary young artists of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus become a powerful voice for their generation, with the physical skills to engage their audience on a virtuosic level and the performance skills to engage their audience on an emotional level. With an original soundtrack by Morganics, one of Australia's leading hip hop composers, Control Alt Delete delves into the ideas and emotions of the young artists themselves, creating a relevant, energetic and above all honest performance, with universal ideas presented in an entertaining, accessible and thrilling way. Home grown, world-class circus skills, performed by Australia's leading training company for young circus artists. Welcome to Control Alt Delete.

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior: Family of four: Duration:

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$40.00 $48.00 $44.00 $28.00 $130.00

60 minutes no interval


FRIDAY 17 at 8PM ~ SATURDAY 18 at 8PM ~ SUNDAY 19 at 2PM THURSDAY 23 at 8PM ~ FRIDAY 24 at 8PM SATURDAY 25 at 2PM & 8PM Photographer: Myra Klarman

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presented by Orange Theatre Company


From the very first note, the audience is launched into the colourful and entertaining world of Dr. Seuss. With the help of a very mischievous Cat in the Hat we follow the adventures of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust. He soon discovers that within this tiny speck exists the smallest planet in the universe!

credits Rebecca Brown & Emily Carroll Musical Director: Jacqueline Shields Choreographer: Jamie Kaye Music by: Stephen Flaherty Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens Co-Directors:

On this tiny planet lives a tiny race of creatures known as Whos. With the help of Jojo, one of the small Whos who is always getting in trouble for the ‘thinks’ he thinks, Horton travels everywhere from the Jungle of Nool to McElligots Pool on a quest to save the Whos and ultimately shows the audience the power and value of imagination.

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior: Family of four:

$36.00 $45.00 $39.00 $30.00 $120.00

Duration: 150 minutes including interval

Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Co-conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and Eric Idle Based on the Works of DR.SEUSS

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SATURDAY 15 at 7PM Photographer: Paul Mitchell

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

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Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Mozart, Schumann & Beethoven A concert in the classical tradition with some of Australia’s brightest young orchestral talents. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s acclaimed Fellowship program matches the best young musicians from throughout Australia with SSO mentors. When they perform together on stage the air is electric with youthful energy and in this concert the music suits the mood. Mozart strides onto the stage with a festive opera overture. Beethoven wrote his first ‘Grand Symphony’ as a 30 year old, taking Mozart’s spirit and

program MOZART La clemenza di Tito: Overture SCHUMANN Piano Concerto BEETHOVEN Symphony No.1 Conductor: Roger Benedict Piano: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet Musicians of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with SSO Fellows and Fellowship alumni

boldly putting his personal stamp on it. And the musicians will be joined by French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet for Schumann’s Piano Concerto— dreamy and rhapsodic music that calls for virtuoso brilliance, lightness of touch, a singing tone and tenderness of feeling. It’s a concerto from the world of Mozart and Beethoven, but irresistibly romantic in character. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet “makes you listen to music as if you are discovering it Eureka!-style: ‘Yes, that’s what the composer must have meant.’” —Financial Times

prices Subscriber: Adult: Concession: Junior: Duration:

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$66.00 $72.00 $68.00 $40.00

65 minutes no interval followed by a light supper

there are plenty of Prices Subscriber: $18.00 Adult: $25.00 Concession: $22.00 Junior: $18.00 Family of four: $70.00 School group: $8.50

Image by Kim Gamble


Tashi Join Imaginary Theatre on a journey of adventure and excitement as they perform two of Anna and Barbara Fienberg’s popular Tashi stories— Tashi and the Mountain of White Tigers and Tashi: Lost in the City. Duration: 70 minutes (includes a short break)


The Deep

Based on the book by Tim Winton.

Every day Alice and her family go down to the jetty for a swim, but Alice is scared of the deep. Even with all the encouragement in the world, she is scared to swim where the ocean turns from green to blue. But an unsuspecting swim with the local dolphins changes all of that… Duration: 50 minutes.


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there are plenty of


Prices Subscriber: $18.00 Adult: $25.00 Concession: $22.00 Junior: $18.00 Family of four: $70.00 School group: $8.50

Mr McGee and the Biting Flea Six whimsical stories by award-winning children’s writer, Pamela Allen, emerge from dozens of suitcases and crates as three curious warehouse workers transform a storeroom into enchanting little miracles of music and play. Duration: 50 minutes.


Pete the Sheep Pete the Sheep is a brand-new musical, based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s quirky and quintessentially Australian picture book. Shaun is the new sheep shearer in Shaggy Gully. All the other shearers have sheep dogs to help them, but not Shaun. His partner is Pete, a sheep-sheep! Duration: 50 minutes.


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subscriber information


Who is a subscriber?

How to book tickets

A subscriber is a person who buys at least FIVE productions (any number between five and 23) from our entire 2014 season in one commitment. Subscribers receive first choice of seats, benefit from huge discounts on ticket prices and receive notice and discounts for other events at the theatre during the year.

Once you have completed your booking form... MAIL TO: Subscriptions Orange Civic Theatre PO Box 35 ORANGE NSW 2800

Subscribe with friends If you wish to be seated with friends, please ensure all forms are returned together to avoid a delay in processing.

Speed and accuracy Subscription bookings are processed in strict order of receipt, so subscribing early ensures the best possible seats. Upon receipt of your tickets, please check to ensure the dates and times are correct.

Expanding your subscription Subscribers may purchase tickets to additional performances at subscriber prices at any time.

or FAX TO: 02 6393 8192 or EMAIL TO: or DELIVER TO: Orange Civic Theatre Box Office Box Office hours are 9am–5pm Monday to Friday and 1 hour prior to performance All prices are inclusive of GST where applicable.

Refunds or exchanges We understand that the dates you may choose at the beginning of the season may not be suitable at performance time. As you are a subscriber, we offer you an exchange to another performance of the same show. For single performance shows there are no refunds or exchanges. ~ 44 ~

subscriber information

Delayed payment option Food and drink Subscribers may choose to have the cost of subscription tickets charged to their credit card periodically throughout the year. Seats will be allocated at the beginning of the year. Approximately two weeks before each of your chosen performances this amount will be charged to your credit card and the tickets mailed to you. Please notify the Box Office of any changes to your ticketing requirements prior to the processing of your tickets. Strict conditions are applicable: ~ Offer only available to a credit card holder ~ Subscribers are committed by signature to paying the full amount indicated on their Subscription Bookings form.

Food is not permitted in the theatre. According to the terms of our license alcohol is not permitted in the theatre however patrons may take in bottled water.

Bags and prams For the safety and comfort of Orange Civic Theatre patrons, bags larger than a small, A4-sized handbag and prams are not allowed in the auditorium during a performance.

Babies in arms policy

It is requested that tickets be collected at least half an hour prior to the start of a performance.

Orange Civic Theatre’s children's programs are designed to encourage access for younger audiences to the performing arts. For the children's programs babes in arms (that is babies who remain in their carers' arms during a performance and do not participate in the event) are admitted free of charge. Any children aged 12 months or older must have a ticket to these events.

Admittance and latecomers

For the comfort of others

The auditorium doors open 20 minutes prior to the commencement of a performance. Please be aware, latecomers will not be admitted into the theatre until there is a suitable break in the performance.

We request that mobile phones, pagers and alarms be turned off prior to entering the theatre. Cameras or any forms of electronic recording equipment are not permitted in the auditorium.

Ticket collection

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subscriber information

Childcare groups


The numbers of free tickets provided for registered carers is strictly limited. These tickets are only available for childcare staff accompanying children as a condition of their paid employment. In order to be eligible for the special childcare rates and free carer tickets, a childcare/vacation care group must be registered for the Government Childcare Rebate. The registration or customer reference (CRN) number is required when booking.

Toilets, lift, change facilities and pram access are available.

School groups

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One complimentary teacher ticket will be allocated with every 20 students booked. A school group rate is applicable for a group of 10 or more in the booking. Please advise us at time of your booking if any student has special needs.

Special assistance Wheelchairs and mobility impaired patrons can be comfortably accommodated in the theatre. A hearing loop is available from any position within the theatre. Please indicate your requirements on your booking form. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Box Office on 02 6393 8111.

Stay Updated Now there are even more ways to keep up to date with what's happening at Orange Civic Theatre. Visit us online at where you can find a full list of the subscription season shows and much more.

Every effort has been made to ensure that performance dates, ticket prices and other information contained in this brochure are correct at time of printing. Performance dates, ticket prices and programs are subject to change, amendment, cancellation or postponement without notice. When purchasing tickets please confirm that there is no variation.

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Where this logo appears This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Where this logo appears The tour has been made possible by the New South Wales Government through ARTS NSW.

Where these logos appear Tour managed and coordinated by arTour, an initiative supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

The Orange Civic Theatre 2014 Subscription Season is proudly supported by Orange City Council.

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Proudly printed locally on a mixture of 100% recycled and Australian Made FSC paper stock.

Details in this brochure are correct at the time of publication. The Management reserves the right to add, withdraw or substitute artists and vary the program should the necessity arise.

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thank you

In 2013 we had 727 Subscribers join us, making our year fabulous—thank YOU! Subscribers for 10-15 years: Cecelia, Bill & Anne, Jane, Margaret, Maria, Natalie, Rhonda, Susan, Eileen, Eve, Terry, Alison, Allan & Kay, Anthony, Beverley, Bob & Jennifer, Catherine, Clare, Coral, James, Julienne, Justin, Karen, Kathryn, Kerrie, Lisa, Lorna, Lynda, Marie, Marilyn, Maxine, Michelle, Norma, Pamela, Patricia, Paulette, Peggy, Peter & Doreen, Richard & Judy, Sarah, Suzanne, Thelma, Tim & Joanne, Zena, Alan, Andrea, Annabel, Barbara, Bernie & Colina, Brenda, Cecilia, Colette, David & Lin, Dinah, Doone, Edward & Sue, Elizabeth, Euan, Fiona, Frances, Gerald, Greg & Marie, Gwenda, Hanne, Jack, Jenny, Jill, John, Judith, Lee, Lindsay, Lyndal, Marc & Tina, Mark, Petah, Pip, Rebecca, Reddall & Deidre, Reg & Marlene, Regina, Rosemary, Roslyn, Rowan, Russell & Gail, David & Nerralie, Eunice, Frank, Gweneth, Harold & Dorothy, Ian & Margaret, Sean & Cheryl, Stephen & Louise, Susie, Will & Sue, Andrew, Bob & Jean, Chris, Greg & Beth, Greg & Jann, Janice, Kathie, Kathleen, Ken & Jill, Rose, Michael & Anne, Peter & Melanie, Richard & Karilyn, Sonia, Allan & Karen, Bronwen, Bryan, Dennis & Jennifer, Elaina & Laurie, Gavan, Hendrika, Ian & Sue, Julie, Marianne, Tom & Diane, Bill, Danita, David, Diane, Donna, Elisabeth, Geoffrey, Gwenneth, Jan & Marcus, Jo, Julia, June, Justine, Kerry, Lesley, Lynda & Martin, Marion, Nannette, Narelle, Nicola, Norm, Ron & Paula, Sally, Sandra, Stephen & Serena, Stuart & Jann, Vicki, Phillip & Margaret, Phillip & Michelle, Yvonne, Jillian, Bronwyn, Gwendoline, John & Elsa, Marion, Robert, Robin, Cynthia, Diana, Elvi, Geoff & Lauren, Glenda, Gordon & Marjorie, Gweneth, Lesley, Peter, Phil & Therese, Roger & Vivian, Stephanie, Suellen, TrudiJane, Valerie, Warwick & Robyn, Georgina, Lynsey, Paul, Anita. Subscribers for 5-10 years: Peter & Gabrielle, Alex & Pauline, Lynne, Sandra, Paul & Catherine, Christopher, Stuart, Joseph & Kathryn, Lynne, Nicolas & Ruth, Diane, Anthony & Karen, David & Gabrielle, Judith, Kath, Julia, Val, Berenice, Joanne, Martha, Megan, Neal, Edwina, Lois, Rosalind, Andrew & Janine, David & Remega, Megan, Neisha, Alison, Trevor, Denise, Diana, Janet, Kenneth, Susan, Carol, Lachlan & Annabel, Christopher, David & Jan, Jackie, Lindy, Paul & Michele, Robyn, Rosslyn, Sid & Elaine, Stephen & Karen, Susan, Tom & Carol, Tony & Bettyanne, Agenes, Brian, Janet, Debra, Diana, Kezz, Molly, Robert & Anne, Timothy, Ellen, Val, Ian & Mayme, Michael & Mandy, Vandre, Steve & Lisa, Yvette, Michael & Peg, Peter & Jennifer, Susan, Lynne, Robyn, Beryl Ann, Anna, Janette, Neil, Pam, Maureen, John & Jill, Trish, Carl, Phillipa, Raymond & Karen, Derek & Elaine, Gaye, Peter & Kathryn, Anne-Maree, Annette, Lorraine, Erica, Ruth, Lanette, Christopher, Barry, Trevor & Cathy, Sally, Carol, Craig & Leigh, Vicki, Chris, Irene, Naomi, Maria, Marion, Susan,

Ada, Jim, Janis, Stephanie, Glenys, Robin, Elaine, Elisabeth, Sally, Owen & Sandra, Duncan, Annette, Diana, Paul & Toni, Penny, Faith, Laurence, Nickie, Kenneth, Samantha, Timothy, Tom, Yolanda, Elly, Harold & Gwyneth, Lynne, Pam & John, Beatrice, Michael & Genise, Russ, Patricia, Fred, Lucy, Michael, Annella, Robert & Jamie, Mollie, Alison, Bonita, Scott, Sheelagh, Kevin & Justine, Leona, Roger, Anna, Deanna, Kirsty, Norman, Shirley, Shirley, Jan, Carol, Denis & Noreen, Jan, Keith & Chris, Ludmilla, Ruth, Ted & Ada, Diana, Jan, Eric & Marcia, George & Adrienne, Pauline, Rosalind, Susan, Veena, Danielle, Gabrielle, Garry, Gwen, Jasmine, Jullianne, Gloria, Martyn, Terri, Zanna, Gregory, Samuel, Dian, Denise, Tonia, Margo, Claire, Bryan & Nancy, Jan, Virginia, Andrew & Wendy, Beryl, Len & Maria, Brian & Mary, Lawrance, Helen & Ross, Lynette, Jacki, Delanie, Leslie, Carol, Caro, Melissa, Peter & Yvonne, Heidi, Janet, Didi, Paul & Christine, Rod, Don & Viv, June, Cathie, Coralie, David & Anna, Tony, Linda, Nathan, Kevin & Carmel, Patricia & Robert, Loretta, Deonne, Diane, Bonnie, Rachel, Sophie, Christian, Ilse & Guntram, Katherine, Una, Zylla, Vanessa, Bev, Sandi, Alan & Fay, Anne, Graeme, Joanne, Bruce. Subscribers for 1-5 years: Christopher, Jackie, Lindy, Paul & Michele, Robyn, Rosslyn, Sid & Elaine, Tom & Carol, Agenes, Brian, Janet, Debra, Diana, Kezz, Molly, Robert & Anne, Timothy, David & Janet, Ellen, Val, Ian & Mayme, Michael & Mandy, Vandre, Steve & Lisa, Yvette, Michael & Peg, Lynne, Bev, Robyn, Beryl Ann, Anna, Janette, Viv & Joan, Allan & Ruth, Neil, Maureen, Trish, Carl, Phillipa, Derek & Elaine, Gaye, Anne-Maree, Annette, Lorraine, Erica, Ruth, Lanette, Christopher, Gleness, Sally, Trevor & Cathy, Sally, Carol, Craig & Leigh, Vicki, Chris, Irene, Naomi, Esther, Netta, Ada, Don & Dorothy, Jim, Janis, Stephanie, Glenys, Robin, Elaine, Elisabeth, Sally, Jazz, Duncan, Annette, Diana, Paul & Toni, Penny, Faith, Laurence, Nickie, Kenneth, Samantha, Timothy, Tom, Yolanda, Elly, Harold & Gwyneth, Lynne, Helen & Martin, Beatrice, Michael & Genise, Russ, Fred, Lucy, Michael, Annella, Robert & Jamie, Lou & Joan, Mollie, Bonita, Scott, Leona, Roger, Anna, Deanna, Norman, Shirley, Shirley, Jan, Carol, Denis & Noreen, Jan, Keith & Chris, Ludmilla, Ruth, S.L, Ted & Ada, Deirdre, Diana, Jan, Eric & Marcia, Mark, Pauline, Rosalind, Veena, Danielle, Gabrielle, Garry, Gwen, Jasmine, Jullianne, Gloria, Joyce, Martyn & Maria, Philip, Lyn, Cazzie & Edward, Glyn, Grace, Ann, Jacki, Loretto, Kristine, Deborah, Leslie, Carol, Caro, Melissa, Heidi, Janet, Tony, Didi, Paul & Christine, Rod, Don & Viv, June, Cathie, Coralie, David & Anna, Angelique, Wendy, Sandra, Katrina, Scott & Pam, Jane, Pam, Joan, Christine, Janine, Michelle, Leonie, Jo, Liz, Kerry, Glenda, David & Dorothy, Kate, Jan, Gloria, Susannah, Sharon, Sylvia, Betty, Kim, Meg, Bob, Wendi, Ray.

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