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A home is a place where you feel comfortable, a place where wonderful memories are made. In 2017 we invite you to ‘feel at home’ at the Capitol Theatre and all our venues. The living room of a house is a place where family and friends gather to communicate, relax, be entertained, be informed, laugh and sometimes cry and we invite you into our ‘living’ room to do just that. The thrill of live entertainment is the fact that what you see before your eyes is ‘living’ and ‘alive’. 34 events, made up of local and touring productions, are on offer across the Capitol Theatre, Tamworth Town Hall, TRECC and, for the first time through a new initiative called Capitol Theatre Presents, we will be presenting shows in the towns of Nundle, Manilla and Barraba. See pages 17, 29 & 75 for more information. We are excited to welcome Quality Hotel Powerhouse as our 2017 Season Partner. The Powerhouse has been our accommodation partner since 2011 and we thrilled to see them take this prestigious positon as the overarching partner. We also welcome Jump Up Trampoline Zone as our 2017 Education and Families Partner.   There are two great ways to get involved: Subscribe, which is great for those who like the same seats as well as planning ahead, and Membership which is great for those who might like the benefits of subscribing but the flexibility throughout the year. See page 81 for more information.   We are thrilled to offer a season that both supports the wonderful work of Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music, Tamworth Dramatic Society, Tamworth Musical Society, the 2340 Big Band, Ballet Stars Tamworth, and the Tamworth RSL Brass Band as well as bringing a range of respected artists and companies including Sydney Dance Company, Catherine Alcorn, Damien Leith, Melbourne City Ballet, CDP Kids, Monkey Baa and Shake & Stir.   Capitol Theatre Tamworth sits within the Entertainment Venues Division of Tamworth Regional Council, along with Tamworth Town Hall and Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre (TRECC) and it is my privilege to be at the helm of a fantastic team. We aim to deliver a consistent level of service across these three wonderful community assets.   Thank you to all our presenting partners, media partners, and to Tamworth Regional Council for their commitment to this proud community asset. Finally, thank you for your involvement and support of the theatre by just buying a ticket and attending a live show. See it live, see it local! SEASON PARTNER

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Hilary, Paul and Ronnie will tell their own personal stories from behind the scenes


Andrew Kay and RED Live in association with BBC Worldwide presents

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Celebrating 40 years of BBC’s Antiques Roadshow

oin three of Antiques Roadshow’s most familiar faces - Hilary Kay, Paul Atterbury and Ronnie Archer-Morgan as they tell their own personal stories behind the scenes. Previously unseen footage will be screened and theatre audiences will share some of the excitement of the fabulous filming locations. Tales from the Antiques Roadshow will take us on a unique journey behind the cameras to discover how the awardwinning television series is created. See the most valuable and bizarre objects on screen as the experts remember the tears and laughter of the show’s extraordinary history. What are we collecting now? How will future Roadshows value the folly or wisdom of our choices today? Find out the answers when the Antiques Roadshow tells its story live on stage.

Presented by

Thursday 9 February | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 15 mins | Includes Interval

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“..it’s this mix of deep thinking, complete comedy chaos and underlying marvellous musicality which makes the Chorale such stars.” WILTSHIRE TIMES


Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music in association with Musica Viva presents

part monk, part visigoth, part village idiot Conductor Stephen Taberner

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nnobled by improbable facial hair, burdened by a vast, lovable incomprehension, and dignified with cavernous vocal chords, The Spooky Men’s Chorale employs a

devastating combination of beauty and stupidity to comment on the unsolvable paradoxes of being a man. With diverse repertoire ranging from Georgian table songs to immaculate ballads, vaudevillian nonsense and a mock Sufi ode to the Bee Gees, they have built a reputation for highly amusing and entertaining performances built on a solid musical base, under the leadership of Stephen Taberner.

Presented by

Thursday 16 February | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 50 mins | Includes Interval

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“I’m a country boy at heart, originating from a small village in Ireland called Milltown, so regional tours are special to me...” DAMIEN LEITH


The Harbour Agency presents

A Tribute to Roy Orbison

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The Hall of Fame Tour

fter a sold-out run of this show to metropolitan centres in 2016, revered singer-songwriter Damien Leith is gearing up to revisit the music of his idol in 2017 with a

very special event – The Hall of Fame Tour. The tour commemorates 30 years since Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock n Roll and Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Damien says he will be performing songs including In Dreams, Crying to Running Scared, Oh Pretty Woman and Blue Angel, to name a few. The show is jam-packed with as many Roy songs that can be fitted into the set list.

Presented by

Friday 17 February | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 30 mins | Includes Interval

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“A wonderful megamix of hits from the 50s to the 90s. Gorgeous harmonies, slick chorey, fun show!” – JO LITSON, ARTS EDITOR SUNDAY TELEGRAPH


Quest Tamworth and SMA Productions presents

Frankie Valli, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Jackson 5, The Beach Boys, and beyond!

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nternational hit show Boys in the Band celebrates the world’s greatest hits from the most iconic boy bands of the 20th century!

Billed as “the feel good show of the year”, this high energy concert features 50 years of hits including Walk Like a Man, Sherry, Can’t Buy Me Love, Let it Be, Hey Jude, Imagine, Blame it on the Boogie, ABC, Unchained Melody, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Surfin’ USA, Good Vibrations, Staying Alive and medleys of the biggest hits the world has ever known. Backed by their sensational live band, ‘The Players’, Boys in the Band, will have dancing in the aisles! “It’s Jersey Boys and more!” - Paul Duncan OA.

Presented by

Sunday 5 March | 3pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 50 mins | Includes Interval

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“The atmosphere in the theatre was electric. The audience was in the palm of the ensemble’s able hands, and rose to a unanimous standing ovation at the play’s conclusion.”

Photo credit: Dylan Evans

ARTSHUB


Soho on Bourke and Anika Suzanne Skin Care and Cosmetics presents A SHAKE & STIR THEATRE CO AND QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE PRODUCTION

Another bloody classic Adaptors Nelle Lee & Nick Skubij Director Michael Futcher Set Designer Josh McIntosh Costume Designer Leigh Buchanan Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright Sound Designer / Composer Guy Webster Fight Director / Movement Coach Nigel Poulton

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he Gothic horror story, Dracula, swoops the country in a gripping, critically-acclaimed production created by shake & stir.

When young lawyer, Jonathan Harker, visits Castle Dracula deep within the Carpathian mountains, he’s not expecting the strange hospitality he receives from his mysterious host. Alone and trapped within the castle walls, Jonathan discovers that Dracula wants more than his presence at the dinner table - he might also be the main course. Leaving Jonathan for dead and his castle behind, Dracula travels to London on a quest for seduction, true love and above all - blood. From the company behind the multi-award winning, national touring productions of 1984 and Animal Farm comes this new adaptation of Stoker’s twisted tale. Contains simulated violence, sexual and supernatural themes, haze and strobe lighting.

Presented by

Saturday 11 March | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 40 mins | No Interval

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Tour supported by arTour an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

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“Blunden commands an impressive presence. There is a joy, an acknowledgment, a defiance and an independence that gives a proud and hopeful voice to all women in their later years.� THE CANBERRA TIMES


a Capitol Theatre Presents presentation

When I grow up I want to be an old woman

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ritten and performed by Camilla Blunden, All This Living! explores the offbeat inner and outer worlds of an invisible shrinking contemporary older woman, Jay. Jay’s head is buzzing. Is she the incredible shrinking woman, a faint dot? Inside her there is plenty ‘piled up’. Ignored once too often as just an old woman she investigates this ‘third stage’ of life. How does society now portray and view “old women”? Are they all the same? How do we view ourselves across generations? Do we value people of all ages? The play uses humour, mixed with home truths and leaps of imagination and myths to deliver a disarmingly intimate work filled with offbeat anecdotes and soul-baring revelations that brings audiences of all ages together in an exploration of the humour and beauty in ageing.

Presented by

Friday 10 March |8pm |Bendemeer Hall Saturday 11 March | 3pm | Manilla Town Hall Sunday 12 March | 2:30pm | The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba*

1 hour 20 mins | includes post show Q&A *To book for pre-show lunch from 12:30pm call The Playhouse Hotel on 6782 1109

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“It was the first time I’ve had live poetry on air and it left me unable to speak. The eyes welled, the breathing was gulped and I had no words to express how beautiful, intimate and devastating Peter’s words were.”

- KELLY FULLER, ABC NEW ENGLAND NORTH WEST


Tamworth Dramatic Society presents

By Peter Langston

There are always bits in the rubble worth keeping. Director Daniel Gillett Designer Miranda Heckenberg Produced by Tamworth Dramatic Society Charity Partner Black Dog Institute

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eoffrey explores the effect of mental illness on the lives of two men, and how their loved ones somehow cope and lead the way to redemption.

Written by local poet Peter Langston, and featuring work from some of the region’s finest creatives, Geoffrey is a premiere production from the Tamworth Dramatic Society. Geoffrey has a distinctly Australian voice, telling a story that might previously have been told in hiding, in the suburbs, possibly even about someone next door. Shining a light on the courage, the love, the destruction, and the recovery which can be mental wellness, this is a play with a story to tell which is both current and important.

Suitable for audiences 15+: occasional course language and mature themes

Presented by

Friday 24 March – Sunday 2 April*

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 20 mins | Includes Interval *See page 74 for performance times.

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“4 STARS. It’s a delightful piece, offering a chance for two actors to display their virtuosity as they play 15 different characters. But though it is often richly funny, there are sudden glimpses of anger and emotional depth in Stones in his Pockets, too.” THE TELEGRAPH


Forty Winks presents

By Marie Jones

Starring Sean Hawkins Jamie Oxenbould Director Chris Bendall Set Designer Dann Barber Costume Designer Michael Hili Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage Produced by Critical Stages

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A comical tale of an Irish town turned upside down aving played all over the world, including a five year run in the West End, the multi award winning comedy by Marie Jones is now touring Australia in a new production.

Stones in his Pockets is the hilarious and moving tale of a quiet Irish community turned upside down by the arrival of a Hollywood movie shoot. The film’s story of a budding romance between a rich girl and a local farmer, is played out in stark contrast with the growing friction that develops between the locals, hired as extras on the film, and the Hollywood big shots. Alternately riotously funny and deeply moving, the play is universally loved by all who see it. The performance features virtuosic performances by two outstanding actors who play 15 characters between them - from the two Irish extras looking for a brighter future on the silver screen, to the young local, bitter about being rejected for a job on set, to the gorgeous Hollywood superstar. Suitable for audiences 14yrs+. Contains occasional course language and mature themes

Presented by

Tuesday 4 April | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 55 mins | Includes Interval

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“...guitar playing of uncommon originality and authority. Musicality, expressivity and daring...� - THE NEW YORK TIMES


Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music presents

G R I G O R YA N BROTHERS A special category of excellence

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uos are common enough in the musical world, but sibling duos are a rare thing. Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are that rare thing. There is no rivalry, only

the bonds of family and a love of music. Since their first acclaimed Australian tour in 2002, Slava and Leonard have astounded audiences worldwide with their guitar virtuosity. They have toured extensively throughout Australia and overseas: to Europe, the United States, Britain, Asia, South Africa and the Middle East. The brothers also have performed with symphony orchestras and at international festivals in Australia and Europe. There are no boundaries with these two, only new frontiers to cross.

Presented by

Wednesday 5 April | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours | Includes Interval

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Allsopp Signs presents

A Performance by Daniel Holdsworth & Aidan Roberts

One album, two men, too many instruments...

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sk anyone who grew up through the 70s and they will be able to tell you exactly where they were when they first heard Tubular Bells. Composed by Mike Oldfield in 1973, the album was the first release on Richard Branson’s fledgling record label, Virgin Records. The album went on to sell over 30 million copies, kick-starting the Virgin empire. Now, more than 40 years on, two young Australian multiinstrumentalists, Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth, are presenting this modern masterpiece in a challenging live event. The duo are literally rushed off their feet as they rush around a sea of instruments. It is an intricately choreographed, thrilling piece of tightrope theatre. Things can go wrong at any moment, and the slightest mistake or misplaced limb can bring the entire show crashing to a halt. Regardless of whether you’re a Tubular Bells virgin, or longtime fan, Tubular Bells for Two is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. It is one of the most innovative musical performances to grace the stage in many years.

Presented by

Friday 7 April | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 10 mins | No Interval

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“Our experience with Monkey Baa Theatre Company, their productions and children’s workshops has, without a doubt, inspired our students to develop a lifelong love of the creative and performing arts” - ANDREW MCDONALD ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, TIMBUMBURI PUBLIC SCHOOL

© Introspective Bear, 2002, from Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Published by Harper Collins Publishers Australia.


Jump Up Trampoline Zone presents A Monkey Baa Theatre Company Production

BASED ON THE BOOK BY JACKIE FRENCH AND BRUCE WHATLEY

Director Eva Di Cesare Puppetry & Movement Director Alice Osborne Set and Costume Designer Imogen Ross Composer Oonagh Sherrard Lighting Designer Matt Cox Sound Designer Kingsley Reeve Puppet Design & Construction Bryony Anderson Conceptualised by Sandra Eldridge Tim McGarry & Eva Di Cesare Presented by

The beloved, award winning children’s book comes to the stage

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illions of young people around the world have adored the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now, finally this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate (2014/15), Jackie French and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage. Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her daily routine, Mothball goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of the humans around her. Between a packed schedule of scratching, sleeping and eating, Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained! Monkey Baa uses the magic of puppetry and live music to bring this delightful story to the stage.

Recommended for ages 3 to 9 years and their adults.

Thursday 27 April | 6pm Friday 28 April | 10:30am & 12:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 45 mins | No Interval

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“… the music of Fred Smith comes straight from the front line…raw, ribald, but also capable of moving grown men to tears.” SYDNEY MORNING HERALD


a Capitol Theatre Presents presentation

Fred Smith is no ordinary singer-songwriter... And this is no ordinary show...

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ust of Uruzgan is a collection of songs Fred Smith wrote while working as diplomat alongside Australian soldiers in Uruzgan Province, southern Afghanistan. The show combines songs, humour, and commentary with a stunning set of images from military and civilian photographers. Fred is a true raconteur; a masterful and entertaining storyteller, who has been compared to great Australian songwriters, Eric Bogle, John Schumann and Don Walker. His songs are stories put to well-crafted music; telling the real life experiences of some 20,000 Australian soldiers who served in Afghanistan. Fred’s experiences in Uruzgan are also the subject of an Australian Story feature, a critically acclaimed album and now, his new book The Dust of Uruzgan published in September 2016 by Allen and Unwin. In the live show you will be transported to Afghanistan, to the experience of life as a soldier: the dust, the heat, the frustration, the fighting and the camaraderie. Poignant, educational, and at times hilarious, Dust of Uruzgan is an enlightening and entertaining live music performance.

Recommended for ages 12+. Contains themes of war and moderate language. There are no disturbing pictures or stories. Presented by

Wednesday 3 May | 8pm

Nundle Memorial Hall 2 hours | Includes Interval

Department of Communications and the Arts Tour supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Supported by the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund.

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“…Rock of Ages is the power-ballad decade in all its glory, tricked out with big perms, bigger dreams, and the kind of operatic ecstasy you read about only in bathroom stalls.” ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY


Tamworth Musical Society presents

Book by Chris D’Arienzo Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp

Director Stephen Carter Musical Director Todd Power Choreographer Sequoya Oldman

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Embrace your inner rocker

ock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, and others. Set in L.A.’s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987, Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit and Sherrie, a smalltown girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. So, grab your wine coolers and take yourself and your loved ones back to an era when loving someone meant making them a mixtape!

Friday 12 May - Saturday 27 May*

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 30 mins | Includes Interval *See page 74 for performance times.

By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. Logo Artwork designed by AKA NYC

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“Stimulating and engaging – conversations, debates, discussions in real time.” PETER ROSS, ENTERTAINMENT VENUES


Collins Booksellers Tamworth presents

LIVE & LOCAL Live & Local returns to Tamworth in 2017!

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ne of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events from Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay direct to Capitol Theatre once again in 2017. Prepare to be stimulated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions, as the Festival brings the world’s finest authors to Tamworth in real time. As well as hearing new ideas from great thinkers, audiences have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions at each event, sending questions direct to the Sydney stage. Be part of Live & Local, streamed live by Sydney Writers’ Festival and delivered locally by the Capitol Theatre.

Presented by

Friday 26 May |10am – 5:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth let your mind wander

A day pass includes morning tea, light lunch and afternoon tea

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‘…brought the house down with outrageous comedy and tongue-in-cheek jokes.’ CESSNOCK ADVERTISER (NSW)


Quest Tamworth presents

Australia’s biggest comedy festival is hitting the road!

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uckle up Australia, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is hitting the road to home deliver the freshest and funniest from Australia’s largest comedy festival!

With an all-killer, no-filler cast of Australian stars, talented newcomers and international performers we’ve got all your comedy bases covered. Featuring everything from stand-up to sketch, slapstick to song, each individual line-up presents the best of the Festival in one hilarious show. Every year our cast of intrepid entertainers board the bus and set their sights on over 80 destinations across this great Southern land. No road is left untravelled and no sides are left un-split, from Darwin to Devonport and everywhere in between! Don’t miss your chance to join the laughs at the Melbourne Comedy Festival Roadshow. Get on board, grab your mates and get giggling as the ultimate comedy road trip rolls into town! Recommended for ages 15yrs+. Contains coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. Presented by

Thursday 1 June | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 30 mins | Including Interval

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Photo credit: Heidrun Lohr

“boisterous fun… the young audience… thoroughly enjoy[ed] this quality production.” THE DAILY TELEGRAPH


Jump Up Trampoline Zone and Capitol Theatre presents a CDP Kids production

A play by Maryam Master Based on the book by David Walliams Directed by Jonathan Biggins

David Walliams’ award-winning book comes to life on stage for children 6-12… and their adults!

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Set Design James Browne

Costume Design Lucy Scott

It all starts when Chloe, just about the loneliest girl in the world, makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Sure he smells a bit, but he’s the only person who’s ever been nice to her. So, when Mr Stink needs a place to stay, Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed.

Sound Design Daryl Wallis Lighting Design Nicholas Higgins Choreographer/ Puppetry Shondelle Pratt

r Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well…”

Now Chloe’s got to make sure no one finds out her secret, but she’s about to learn that some secrets have a way of leading to disaster. And speaking of secrets, there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye… or the nose… The team behind The 13- 26- and 52-Storey Treehouses live on stage return with this touching, twisted and hilarious, and very smelly tale… hold on to your nose! Age recommendation: 6-12yrs and their adults.

Presented by

Friday 16 June | 12:30pm & 6pm Saturday 17 June | 10am

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 60 mins| No Interval

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oin us as we tour your favourite American movie sets. Watch your television screens come to life through the art of song and DANCE.

From ballet to tap, jazz to contemporary, hip hop to musical theatre. This highly entertaining show will delight both children and adults of all ages.

Presented to you by Tamworth’s newest dance school, Lights, Camera, Action! is a show directed by Kristi Cini (director of Ballet Stars, co-producer of the Australian Wool Fashion Awards, International performer and adjudicator and Australian Representative for New York City’s Broadway Dance Center). Come and watch Tamworth’s home grown performers and choreographers; you’ll leave the theatre inspired and blown away by the versatility and professionalism! A must-see show! Presented by

Saturday 24 June | 6pm Sunday 25 June | 2pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 10 mins | Includes Interval

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‘… … danced crisply and flawlessly… it is passionate yet highly precise, demanding and often breath-stealing.’ – THE GUARDIAN


Tamworth City Dance Academy presents Sydney Dance Company’s

FRAME OF MIND

A hymn to the joy and pain of life and a salute to the redemptive power of motion

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ydney Dance Company’s Frame of Mind is a wildly powerful double bill featuring the smash hit Wildebeest by Australia’s own Gabrielle Nankivell and the multi award-winning Frame of Mind from Rafael Bonachela.

Bonachela’s Frame of Mind features a dramatic Dessner contemporary-classical soundtrack by Bryce (from American hit rock band The National), recorded by San Francisco’s virtuosic Kronos Quartet. Winner of all four categories for the 2015 Helpmann Awards including ‘Best Choreography’, ‘Best Dance Work’, ‘Best Male Dancer’, and ‘Best Female Dancer’ for its critically acclaimed premiere season. Having premiered as part of Sydney Dance Company’s inaugural New Breed season, choreographic prodigy Gabrielle Nankivell’s eloquent Wildebeest showcases the power of dancers as individuals and strength en masse. Moody and animalistic, it’s backed by a stormy and industrial score by Luke Smiles. Presented by

Wednesday 28 June | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 20 mins | Includes Interval

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“Inspired by true events, this sparkling and colourful new comedy-drama asks makes art and people truly authentic� THE TELEGRAPH

Photo credit: Gina Milicia

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Quest Tamworth presents The Tasmanian Theatre Company and Straightjacket Productions in association with The Karralyka Centre production of

by Stephen Sachs Cast John Wood Julie Nihill Director Lucy Freeman Set Designer Jill Munro Lighting Designer Scott Allan Sound Designer Heath Brown

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Is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder?

aude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, has

bought a painting for a few bucks from an opp shop. Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a

Jackson Pollock worth millions. In fact she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert, Lionel Percy (John Wood), flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he really has no idea what he’s about to discover. Based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is a comedy set in the present day. Contains strong language

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Tuesday 18 July | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 20 mins | No Interval

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“This production tingles with a constant sense of awe… the giant, glowing creatures that appear out of the dark depths of the stage to lunge toward them and hover above them… the flawless construction of the immense creatures and the accomplished skill with which they are operated.” STAGE WHISPERS


Jump Up Trampoline Zone presents

Dare to adventure to the bottom of the sea

Writers Scott Wright Drew Fairley Catherine McNamara Director Scott Wright Head of Design Steve Howarth Producer Gemma Pepper

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eep below the surface, submerged below time, swam some of the world’s most amazing prehistoric marine reptiles. Following the internationally loved and applauded show Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™, the team at Erth have spent years scouring the seven seas, collecting playful prehistoric creatures of the deep in their giant aquarium. For the very first time, you are invited to dive in and meet these aquatic critters in person. What does a Plesiosaur’s skin feel like? How big are a Kronosaurus’ teeth? And do Kimberella even wear shoes? Our skilled handlers will be able to answer all these questions and more in this once in a lifetime theatre experience at Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium. Connecting young audiences to the real science of palaeontology, Erth’s prehistoric creatures are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly, in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences. Come dive with us to the historical depths of the ocean and unlock some of nature’s greatest mysteries.

Recommended for ages 5+ and their adults Presented by

Friday 21 July | 6pm Saturday 22 July | 10:00am & 12:30pm

TRECC 50 mins| No Interval

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium has been supported by Carriageworks’ IN DEVELOPMENT program, the NSW Government through Arts NSW and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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“I’m really very sorry for you all, but it’s an unjust world, and virtue is triumphant only in theatrical performances.”

- W.S. GILBERT, THE MIKADO


Tamworth Musical Society presents

Director Ben Sutton Musical Director Tim Godden

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Hurrah for the fun and frivolous English!

or many years Tamworth Musical Society has been asked to bring back to life the musical genius of Gilbert & Sullivan – the musical theatre that first brought them together as far back as 1888. 2017 sees TMS put together this special revival concert, showcasing three of WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s most loved musicals: HMS Pinafore, The Mikado and The Pirates of Penzance. So fitting that these two grand performances, back in the Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall, offer a concert of fanciful topsy-turvy theatre gems accompanied by ever memorable melodies. A must see for any G&S buff or anyone that enjoys great theatre, first rate music, immense laughter and delicious food! Grab your G&S fix now.

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Saturday 22 July | 7pm – Includes dinner* Sunday 23 July | 2pm – Includes afternoon tea

Tamworth Town Hall 2 hours 30 mins | Includes Interval * Dinner commences at 7pm NB. Gallery Only customers - show commences at 2pm or 8pm

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Clubs NSW and the Rotary Health Fund present

Epiphanies A Musical Theatre Gala Concert fundraising for Mental Health Research Starring Rob McDougall Kerrie Anne Greenland Daniel Belle

Special guests Jack Dawson Brookie Gillett Gabriela McDonald Peter Ross Ann Walsh

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he stars of Les Miserables Australia come to Tamworth to present Epiphanies – a celebration of our struggles and hopes through some of the great melodies of musical theatre!

Presented by local singer turned professional music theatre actor Rob McDougall (Bishop of Digne/Cover Javert, Les Miserables; Mephisto, Faust), Epiphanies will present some of the greatest pieces of music from the great shows of the 20th and 21st centuries, backed by a stunning 18 piece orchestra. Kerrie Anne Greenland (Helpmann Awarded Eponine, Les Miserables; Violet, Sideshow) and Daniel Belle (The Ten Tenors; Cover Valjean, Les Miserables) perform a dazzling array of pieces from the most beloved musicals, including Phantom of the Opera, Carousel, Wicked, The Secret Garden, Sweeney Todd, Sunset Boulevard and The Sound Of Music. Special guest artists - Jack Dawson, Brookie Gillett, Gabriela McDonald, Peter Ross and Ann Walsh

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Saturday 5 August | 2pm & 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 40 mins | Includes Interval

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“Has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh.” - THE NEW YORK TIMES


Tamworth Dramatic Society presents

Rumors A Comedy by NEIL SIMON Can you keep a secret?

Director Ben Mettam

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our wealthy couples gather at the townhouse of the Deputy Mayor of New York and his wife to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary.

When they arrive, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host has shot himself. All hope of dignity is abandoned in their frantic attempts to uncover the truth and prevent a scandal, with hilarious consequences. As the confusion and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. Spread the rumour... Contains strong language

Presented by

Friday 18 August - Sunday 27 August *

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours | Includes Interval *See page 74 for performance times.

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, INC

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“Embedded in Harriet’s horrible hollers, riotous rants and shouty show tunes, is an important message for young audiences about the meaning of true friendship, being comfortable in your own skin and celebrating diversity”.

© Leigh Hobbs, 2016

MARYAM MASTER – PLAYWRIGHT


Jump Up Trampoline Zone and Capitol Theatre presents a CDP Kids production

a play by Maryam Master adapted from the books by Leigh Hobbs

A tale of identity, friendship and Mr. Chicken! Director Liesel Badorrek Playwright Maryam Master Designer Mark Thompson Sound Designer Ross Johnston Lighting / AV Designer Nicholas Higgins

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ook out! Here comes Horrible Harriet. She’s wicked, wild and wonderful!

Horrible Harriet lives in the roof of her school and keeps teachers chained in the cellar to do her homework. Harriet and the other children don’t see eye to eye - but all Harriet really wants is a friend. When Athol Egghead lands in his hot air balloon, Harriet finally meets someone who understands her. Then Mr Chicken arrives to disrupt the whole show! Fortunately Horrible Harriet knows how to handle him... or does she? The team behind the hit stage productions The 13, 26 and 52-Storey Treehouses, The Gruffalo, and Mr Stink, bring the works of Australian Children’s Laureate, Leigh Hobbs, to life on stage. Join Harriet’s search for identity and friendship, with songs, laughs, mischievous fun - and not least Mr Chicken himself! Age recommendation: 4yrs+ and their adults.

Presented by

Tuesday 22 August | 10:30am, 12:30pm & 6pm

Tamworth Town Hall 55 mins | No Interval

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“Melbourne City Ballet put on yet another brilliant performance… elegant and gracious qualities throughout… a truly magical performance by all!” DARCIE VIRTUE, DANCETRAIN MAGAZINE


Tamworth City Dance Academy presents The Melbourne City Ballet production of

A Midsummer

Night’s Dream Shakespeare’s magic, mischief and love Choreographer Michael Pappalardo Music Mendelssohn Opus 1 & 2

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elbourne City Ballet comes to the city for the first time with a magical, neoclassical ballet interpretation of the William Shakespeare classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This adaption explores three different stories within the border of Athens and Fairyland. Whilst the Amazonian Queen and Athenian King prepare for their wedding, two Athenian couples are caught in an arranged marriage dilemma which is only made worse by the feud of the King and Queen of the Fairies. A Midsummer Nights Dream is suitable to both new and more sophisticated classical ballet palates, with an excerpt being selected in 2015 to be performed at the Australian Dance Awards in Adelaide. With a full cast of talented artists, dazzling costumes and beautiful sets, artistic director Michael Pappalardo will take audiences on a journey to experience the magic, mischief and love that is A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Presented by

Saturday 2 September | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 90 minutes | Includes Interval

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“So refreshing to come to Tamworth to play some jazz… …putting the jazz back into Tamworth!” GEORGE WASHINGMACHINE


John Green Financial Services presents

Special Guest George Washingmachine Featuring Kate Armstrong Brad Gill Lara Northey Sally-Anne Whitten Tamworth City Dance Academy

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Musical ‘good times’ for all n 2016 we saw the 2340 Big Band, together with Ed Wilson, thrill a standing ovation audience at their sold out concert.

Keeping up the tradition of world class special guest artists, this year, George Washingmachine will wow audiences with his individual panache and musical flair. George, a real entertainer, works mainly in the jazz world playing the jazz violin and singing. George is taking time out from his busy touring schedule to festivals in France, Switzerland and the UK and in Cuba at the Havana International Jazz Festival to appear with 2340 Big Band and other local special guests Kate Armstrong, Brad Gill, Lara Northey and Sally-Anne Whitten, as well as the talents of the local dance troupe from Tamworth City Dance Academy. Swing Session promises to be an entertainment packed show!

Presented by

Saturday 9 September | 7.30pm Sunday 10 September | 2pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 20 mins | Includes Interval

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“…the comedians in the showcase all knew what they had to do to get a laugh, and had the crowd in constant stitches” AU REVIEW


Sydney Comedy Festival presents

The Festival’s funniest in one hilarious night!

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he Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the fifth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the Festival right to Tamworth’s doorstep. Expertly curated and lovingly presented the showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard hitting laughter. Boasting a lineup of the best local and international comics and showcasing some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs! So get ready ‘Straya… The Showcase Tour is back on the road! Call your pals and grab your tickets to the funniest night of entertainment you will see all year!

Recommended for mature audiences 15 years and over. May contain coarse language and adult themes.

Presented by

Saturday 16 September | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours | Includes Interval

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“...guitar playing of uncommon originality and authority. Musicality, expressivity and daring...” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Wow! They were amazing. A great way to feel fantastic. Thanks guys!” - GLOBAL HEALING EXCHANGE


Tamworth Regional Conservatorium of Music presents

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Anything could happen! nown to cause a severe case of happy fever the 11 piece, ‘fresh sounds brass band’ is sure to put a smile on your face in an incredibly unique live show.

The Hot Potato Band found their roots and musical inspiration in Sydney’s southern suburbs as street performers running over 120 shows a year all around Australia. The band’s unique sound comes from the absence of a single drum kit, bass guitar and electrified instruments. Three drummers create synchronised grooves on what would be a deconstructed drum kit. The bass lines are covered by an enormous, lung busting Sousaphone. Two baritone saxophones mimic the part of a rhythm guitar and the band’s huge array of horns cover catchy chorus lines and provide a beautiful harmonic cloud for Dylan (the vocalist) to float above.

Presented by

Thursday 21 September | 7:30pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 20 mins | Includes Interval

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“Catherine Alcorn is perfect as Christine McVie. She nails it.” - AUSSIE THEATRE

“Magnificent! Alcorn’s bravura performance in Go Your Own Way had the audience on its feet and screaming for more.” - THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S WEEKLY


Just Irresistible presents

Fleetwood Mac’s most famous songbird Starring Catherine Alcorn Written by Diana Simmonds Directed by Jason Langley Musical Director Isaac Hayward

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o Your Own Way is a celebration of great music and the tempestuous life of the Mac’s most famous songwriter. Christine McVie was the girl who started

out as a school teacher, picked up a bass guitar and began to sing the blues. Then she joined Fleetwood Mac and made rock history. Always an intriguing figure, Christine’s contrary attitude to global fame, ridiculous wealth, love and loss, personal privacy, songwriting and music is at the heart of her story. In a career that has so far spanned four decades, the enigmatic Christine McVie is brought to life in 80 music-packed minutes by Catherine Alcorn who brings her own magic to some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century including Little Lies, Everywhere, Don’t Stop and Songbird. This show may contain course language. Recommended 15 yrs+

Presented by

Friday 22 September | 8pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 20 mins | No Interval

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“A truly theatrical feast that leaves both adults and children fully entertained. Five stars� - THE LIST


Jump Up Trampoline Zone and Capitol Theatre presents CDP Kids with Tall Stories’ production of

Original Director Olivia Jacobs Creative Producer Toby Mitchell Tall Stories Australian Tour Director Sam Conway CDP Associate Director Australia/NZ Liesel Badorrek Designer Morgan Large Lighting Designer James Whiteside Puppets Yvonne Stone Music and Lyrics Jon Fiber, Andy Shaw and Robin Price Music Production Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw for Shock Productions Cast Crystal Hegedis Nat Jobe Andreas Lohmeyer Chandel Rose

Presented by

adapted from the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books.

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ow the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind…

The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Room on the Broom, brought to you by the award –winning team behind The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, brings together physical theatre, music and beautiful puppetry to deliver this much loved story about friendship, sharing and working together to the stage Recommended for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups

Saturday 14 October |10:30am, 12:30pm & 3pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 55 mins | No Interval

This dramatization of ROOM ON THE BROOM is based on the picture book ROOM ON THE BROOM illustrations 2002 Axel Scheffler and text 2002 Julia Donaldson published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

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“I had no idea that a Brass Band could sound that good!” “What a huge sound!” “The soloist was absolutely fabulous!” AUDIENCE COMMENTS AFTER PREVIOUS CONCERTS


Tamworth RSL Brass Band presents

Gunnedah Shire Band Supported by Tamworth RSL Brass Band & Friends

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An afternoon of rousing music

ow a much loved yearly event, The Brilliance of Brass returns for one brilliant afternoon of rousing brass band music.

The Gunnedah Shire Band has previously won the Australian Open, State and National Open A Grade titles and, on numerous occasions, has won the Ern Keller International Band of the Year. The Band includes players of outstanding ability who hold both national and international solo titles as well as outstanding young players. The Tamworth RSL Brass Band is always striving to improve the skill and entertainment level of its performances in order to demonstrate the flexibility and nuances of the modern Brass Band. For this concert the Band has been fortunate to secure the help of some talented friends from outside the Brass Band world. Some interesting performances are guaranteed! Presented by

Sunday 15 October | 2pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 30 mins | Includes Interval

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Tamworth Musical Society presents

Book by THOMAS MEEHAN

Music by CHARLES STROUSE

Lyrics by MARTIN CHARNIN

Original Production directed by Martin Charnin Presented on Broadway by Mike Nichols Irwin Meyer Alvin Nederlander Associates, Inc.

Produced by Stephen R. Friedman The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts

Lewis Allen Icarus Productions

Based on “Little Orphan Annie” By Permission of the Tribune Media Services, Inc. Originally produced by The Goodspeed Opera House Michael P. Price, Executive Director

“The sun will come out tomorrow…” Director Natalie Creighton

Leapin’ Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes centre stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.



Musical Director Val Godden

Annie is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

Choreographer Cherie Gaites

Everyone’s favourite, Annie…a feel good musical perfect for the whole family! Presented by

Friday 27 October - Saturday 11 November*

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours 30 mins | Includes Interval *See page 74 for performance times.

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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“I AM MY OWN WIFE is the most stirring new work to appear on Broadway this fall…both moving and intellectually absorbing.” NY TIMES


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ased on a true story, and inspired by interviews conducted by playwright Doug Wright over several years, I Am My Own Wife tells the fascinating tale of Charlotte

von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive both the Nazi onslaught and the repressive East German Communist regime. The play is a one-man show, so one person plays all forty characters. This lends an interesting perspective, as all characters, from Doug Wright himself down to a Stasi official, are acted out in the costume of Charlotte.

Presented by

Friday 24 November | 8pm Saturday 25 November | 2pm & 8pm Sunday 26 November | 2pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 2 hours | Includes Interval BY ARRANGEMENT WITH HAL LEONARD AUSTRALIA PTY LTD ON BEHALF OF DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE INC.

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“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”


Centerpoint Tamworth presents

AT THE

CAPITOL A concert to celebrate the festive season

Special Guest Peter Cousens Featuring 2340 Big Band Tamworth City Dance Academy Gabriela McDonald Peter Ross Natacha Curnow Kate Armstrong Ann Walsh Rob Christmas Santa

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oin us for a festive celebration in the comfort of the Capitol as the theatre bursts with the sights and sounds of Christmas. This concert will bring together some of the city’s much loved performers as well as special guest artist, Peter Cousens. Featuring the wonderful sound and backing of the 2340 Big Band and with performances by Tamworth City Dance Academy, Gabriela McDonald, Peter Ross, Kate Armstrong, Natacha Curnow, Rob Christmas, Ann Walsh, and more, Christmas at the Capitol will be a true community event. The big man himself, Santa, will make a jolly appearance and will be giving everyone who attends a festive gift! We are thrilled that Peter Cousens, star of musical theatre and Tamworth born, can come home to join us for this very special time that brings people together and celebrates family, friendship and love. What a way to celebrate Christmas!

WARNING: NO HUMBUG ALLOWED Presented by

Sunday 10 December | v 3pm & 6pm

Capitol Theatre Tamworth 1 hour 10 mins | No Interval

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Pick your performance time for Tamworth Musical Society & Tamworth Dramatic Society See page 19

Friday 24 March – 8pm - Gala Charity Saturday 25 March @ 8pm Sunday 26 March @ 2pm Wednesday 29 March @ 8pm Thursday 30 March @ 8pm

Opening Night

Friday 31 March @ 8pm Saturday 1 April @ 8pm Sunday 2 April @ 2pm

See page 31

Friday 12 May @ 8pm Saturday 13 May @ 8pm Sunday 14 May @ 2pm Wednesday 17 May @ 8pm Friday 19 May @ 8pm

Saturday 20 May @ 8pm Sunday 21 May @ 2pm Wednesday 24 May @ 8pm Friday 26 May @ 8pm Saturday 27 May @ 2pm & 8pm

Rumors

Friday 18 August @ 8pm Saturday 19 August @ 8pm Sunday 20 August @ 2pm Wednesday 23 August @ 8pm

See page 51

Thursday 24 August @ 8pm Friday 25 August @ 8pm Saturday 26 August @ 8pm Sunday 27 August @ 2pm

See page 69

Friday 27 October @ 7.30pm Saturday 28 October @ 2pm Sunday 29 October @ 2pm Wednesday 1 Nov @ 7.30pm Friday 3 Nov @ 7.30pm

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Saturday 4 Nov @ 2pm & 7.30pm Sunday 5 Nov @ 2pm Wednesday 8 Nov @ 7.30pm Friday 10 Nov @ 7.30pm Saturday 11 Nov @ 2pm & 7.30pm


An Initiative of Tamworth Regional Council

Entertainment Venues will be piloting a new initiative in 2017 which will see hand picked, small scale shows taken into our smaller towns and villages to offer them access to quality live entertainment. The initiative will be billed as ‘Capitol Theatre Presents’ and these events are part of our annual season.

ALL THIS LIVING

- see page 17 Fri 10 March @ 8pm Bendemeer Hall Sat 11 March @ 3pm Manilla Town Hall Sun 12 March @ 2.30pm The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba

DUST OF URUZGAN – see page 29 Wed 3 May @ 8pm Nundle Memorial Hall

Season 2018 Launch Event This year, when you book your 2017 subscription or purchase your 2017 membership, you will be able to secure your seats, prior to the general public, to our Season 2018 Launch Event. Tick the event in the add-on section of the form.

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Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies

ADFAS Tamworth Region 2017 Lectures

These events will take place at the Passchendaele Room, Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall unless otherwise indicated. Meet at 5.45 pm for 6.00 pm start. Friday 10 March 2017 Paul Atterbury BA, FRSA New Horizons – Paintings and Drawings of 19th Century Emigrants During the reign of Queen Victoria, 11 million people left Britain to seek a new life in distant lands. This mass emigration, some voluntary and some forced, was crucial in the development of countries such as Australia and New Zealand. These paintings tell extraordinary stories and in the process, offer a remarkable insight into the making of modern Australia. Friday 21 April 2017 Adrian Boddy M App SC, B Arch, ARAIA. The Photography of the Australian Landscape – From Daguerreotype to Digital The camera is an ever-changing mechanical instrument, and this in itself has contributed to the production of a wide variety of visual imagery. This presentation illustrates the extraordinary range of photographic documentation and interpretation of the Australian landscape over the past 170 years — it also includes some of the author’s own work. Friday 19 May 2017 Zara Fleming Bhutan – The Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon This lecture explores the history, art and culture of this extraordinary country, which for centuries has preserved its traditional Buddhist values. Over the last few decades there have been many changes; such as the introduction of roads, television and tourism. Will Bhutan be able to maintain the fine balance between tradition and modernity without diminishing its very unique culture? Friday 16 June 2017 Jenny Bowker The Tentmakers of Old Cairo Jenny lived for four years in Cairo and worked closely with the Egyptian Tentmakers – men who do superb fine appliqué panels, which were originally used for lining tents. The art is dying and Jenny took exhibitions to Australia, France, and Spain and will talk about the history and development of the Tentmakers’ appliqué.

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To become an ADFAS Member pick up a brochure from the Capitol Theatre foyer or email: adfas.tamworth@gmail.com To purchase tickets go to www.entertainmentvenues.com.au or phone 6766 2028


Friday 14 July 2017 Dr Sophie Oosterwijk Wine Women and Song? Dutch Genre painting by Vermeer and his contemporaries Genre paintings are often described simply as scenes of everyday life, but there is usually more to them than that. However, when we also start noticing a glass and a jug, musical instruments, and other items they can quickly tell a deeper story. Find out more at this intriguing talk. Friday 18 August 2017 Nigel Bates Tantrums and Tiaras We take a look at the life backstage at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and the tribulations and triumphs of working with the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet companies. We look at the way artistic inspirations, the people involved and the unique building all function together to create world-class opera and ballet in a unique environment. Friday 15 September 2017 - Capitol Theatre Tamworth Ghislaine Howard A Woman Artist looks at Women Painters Is there a distinctive quality to paintings made by women? Looking at works by both men and women of the same subject, painted at the same periods of history, we will have the opportunity to ponder on what it is to experience the world through a woman’s eyes. Guaranteed to be of interest to the male members of the audience as well! Friday 20 October 2017 James Bolton All Nature is a Garden: William Kent and the Birth of the English Landscape movement The eighteenth century revolution in English garden design was no overnight affair, but a gradual development from the formality inspired by Le Nôtre at Versailles. Politics, painting, poetry and the Grand Tour contributed to the creation of the English Landscape Movement. The ultimate achievement of the century was to produce gardens that were indistinguishable from the works of Nature herself. Friday 17 November 2017 Jennifer Turpin Water Sculptures - Australia and Iceland Jennifer Turpin creates kinetic public artworks engaging water, wind and light as sculptural media. Dynamic and sitespecific the artworks operate at the interface of art, science, nature and the built environment. Jennifer will present some of the artworks she has produced together with colleague artist Michaelie Crawford.

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ADFAS members also receive ArtLife, an annual national arts magazine

Find us - ADFAS Tamworth Region

www.adfas.org.au

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Entertaining Tamworth All Year Round!

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To see what’s on across the venues go to A division of Tamworth Regional Council


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TWO GREAT WAYS TO SAVE In 2017 we are offering those who love to come to the theatre on a regular basis, two ways to save and get additional benefits.

SUBSCRIBE

Option One A Subscription suits those who like to have the same seat and plan ahead. You are required to pick your performances and dates at the time of subscribing. That way you know what shows and performances you have picked and most importantly, you've secured the seats you like and get those seats across all performances. Pick 5 or more Season 2017 events to become a Subscriber. WHY SUBSCRIBE? • Access to the best seats in the theatre • The same seats for all your events • Savings of between $2 and $5 per ticket • Discounts on additional tickets for friends • Discounts on other events outside the subscription season • Flexibility of dates with one free exchange per event • Receive all the latest news and exclusive offers through our e-newsletter • Exclusive membership to The Quality Hotel Powerhouse dining loyalty program, Privilege Card How Much To Subscribe? The price of a Subscription is determined by how many shows you attend. You must pick 5 or more to access the discount and once you’ve selected your shows on the booking form, you can tally the cost.

MEMBERSHIP

Option Two This option suits those who don't know what they may be up to during the year. With a membership you pay an upfront membership fee that gives you access to discounted tickets and other benefits. A member is entitled to purchase one ticket, per performance at the discounted price. So, if you are regularly attending with a family member or friend you both need a membership to access the discount. WHY A MEMBERSHIP? • Savings of between $2 to $5 per ticket • Earlybird access to tickets prior to the General Public on sale dates • Discounts on other events outside the season • Flexibility of dates with one free exchange per event • Receive all the latest news, exclusive offers and 'behind the scenes' scoops through our e-newsletter • Exclusive membership to The Quality Hotel Powerhouse dining loyalty program, Privilege Card How Much To Become a Member? Adults: $30 Senior/Pensioner/Tertiary Student: $25 School Students: $20 Season 2017 Subscriber & Member Card As a Subscriber or Member you will receive a Season 2017 Card. Present this card to purchase tickets and to access a range of other benefits. For further detailed information go to www.capitoltheatretamworth.com.au

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SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION Special Seating Requests Should wheelchair access or special seating be required, please indicate this on the booking form. Sitting with a Friend If you have friends who are also subscribing you can request to sit with them. You must mail or submit all forms stapled together with a note requesting you sit together. Ticket Exchanges Subscribers are entitled to one free exchange per event subject to the following conditions: • Exchanges must be made by no later than 4pm on the day of the performance • Ticket exchanges are subject to availability - so if you need to exchange your tickets please do so at your earliest convenience • Additional exchanges incur a fee of $5.50 per ticket • If exchanging for another event with a higher price then you will be charged the difference. If exchanging for a lower priced event, a refund cannot be issued • Tickets are non-refundable Additional Subscriber Guest Tickets Subscribers can access additional tickets for themselves, friends or family members to any of your chosen performances at a Subscriber Guest Price. These can be purchased at the time of booking or at a later date. Tickets booked at a later date may not be able to be seated with your original booking.

GENERAL INFORMATION Access Information Capitol Theatre Tamworth is dedicated to ensuring our theatre is accessible to all. • Lift access from street level • Wheelchair spaces are available • Hearing Loop within theatre • Companion Card accepted Concessions Capitol Theatre Tamworth offers concession prices. These are available to valid cardholders of Centrelink Pension Card, NSW Senior Card, Tertiary Student Card and School Student ID card. Gift Certificates A Capitol Theatre Gift Certificate makes an ideal gift for Christmas or a birthday. The recipient has the flexibility to choose performances, dates and times. Gift vouchers are available in varying amounts online or at the box office. They can be used for subscription or single ticket purchases. Purchase your gift voucher and slip it into our Season 2017 booklet. All the recipient needs to do is fill in the form and redeem using the voucher or purchase individual shows. Group Bookings & School Group Bookings Group Bookings of 8 or more are available across most Season 2017 events. Prices are indicated in the General Public Price column on the 2017 Price Guide on page 82. School Bookings of 10 or more are also available for most events. Schools receive 1 teacher/carer complimentary ticket with every 10 tickets sold. Ticket Booking Dates 2017 Subscribers and Members have a priority booking period from Thursday 24 November to 4pm Wednesday 30 November 2016. New Subscriptions and Memberships processed from 10am Friday 2 December 2016. Subscription bookings close 4pm Friday 22 September 2017 General Public (GP) Tickets on sale approximately 10 weeks prior to each event, see page 82 for details.

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2017 Ticket Prices 2017 GENERAL PUBLIC PRICE

2017 MEMBERS PRICE

2017 SUBS PRICE

ADDITIONAL SUBS GUEST TICKETS

TALES FROM THE ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Groups 6+

$89.00 $89.00 $89.00 $79.00

$86.00 $86.00 $87.00 $86.00 $86.00 $87.00 $86.00 $86.00 $87.00

Eve - Dinner & Show Eve - Table of 10 Matinee - Afternoon Tea & Show Matinee - Table of 10 Adult - Gallery - Show only Pen/Sen/Tertiary - Gallery - Show only School Students - Gallery - Show only Groups 8+ - Gallery - Show only

$89.00 $850.00 $59.00 $550.00 $44.00 $40.00 $29.00 $39.00

$85.00

$85.00

$87.00

$55.00

$55.00

$57.00

$41.00 $37.00 $26.00

$41.00 $37.00 $26.00

$42.00 $38.00 $27.00

PINAFORE & SO MUCH MORE!

Note: No Companion card tickets available for meal & show tickets

BOYS IN THE BAND, DAMIEN LEITH - ROY

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Groups 6+

$60.00 $55.00 $55.00 $55.00

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Groups 8+ Schools 10 + 1 comp per 10

$55.00 $50.00 $29.00 $49.00 $16.00

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Groups 8+ Schools 10 + 1 comp per 10

$49.00 $45.00 $25.00 $44.00 $16.00

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary ^School Student Groups 8+

$45.00 $40.00 $25.00 $39.00

$55.00 $55.00 $58.00 $50.00 $50.00 $53.00 $50.00 $50.00 $53.00

DRACULA, GO YOUR OWN WAY, FRAME OF MIND $50.00 $50.00 $53.00 $45.00 $45.00 $48.00 $26.00 $26.00 $27.00

SPOOKY MEN’S CHORAL, STONES IN HIS POCKETS, GRIGORYAN BROTHERS, BAKERSFIELD MIST, EPIPHANIES, HOT POTATO BAND $44.00 $44.00 $47.00 $40.00 $40.00 $43.00 $22.00 $22.00 $23.00

TUBULAR BELLS FOR TWO^, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM^, MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL, SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE

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$40.00 $40.00 $43.00 $37.00 $37.00 $38.00 $22.00 $22.00 $23.00


2017 GENERAL PUBLIC PRICE

2017 MEMBERS PRICE

2017 SUBS PRICE

ADDITIONAL SUBS GUEST TICKETS

ROCK OF AGES, ANNIE Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Students Groups 8+

$44.00 $40.00 $29.00 $39.00

$41.00 $41.00 $42.00 $37.00 $37.00 $38.00 $26.00 $26.00 $27.00

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Early Childhood - 2yrs+ & not at school

$39.00 $34.00 $25.00 $20.00

$34.00 $34.00 $37.00 $31.00 $31.00 $32.00 $22.00 $22.00 $23.00

Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Groups 8+

$35.00 $30.00 $22.00 $29.00

Adult School Student Group 6+ Early Childhood - 2yrs+ & not at school Schools 10 + 1 comp per 10

$26.00 $21.00 $20.00 $12.00 $12.00

^Geoffrey - Charity Opening Night Adult Pen/Sen/Tertiary School Student Groups 8+ Schools 10 + 1 comp per 10

$38.00 $33.00 $28.00 $20.00 $27.00 $16.00

CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITOL

ALL THIS LIVING, DUST OF URUZGAN, SWING SESSION $30.00 $30.00 $33.00 $27.00 $27.00 $28.00 $19.00 $19.00 $20.00

DIARY OF A WOMBAT, MR STINK, ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM, HORRIBLE HARRIET, ROOM ON THE BROOM $23.00 $23.00 $24.00 $18.00 $18.00 $19.00

GEOFFREY^, RUMORS, I AM MY OWN WIFE, THE BRILLIANCE OF BRASS $38.00 $30.00 $25.00 $17.00

$38.00 $38.00 $30.00 $31.00 $25.00 $26.00 $17.00 $18.00

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

Adult $30.00 $27.00 $27.00 $28.00 Pen/Sen/Tertiary $28.00 $25.00 $25.00 $26.00 School Student $18.00 $16.00 $16.00 $17.00

SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL 2017

All Day Single Session*

$33.00 $18.50

$30.00 $16.50

$30.00 $16.50

$31.00 $17.50

*Not available through initial Subscription. Can be purchases seperately

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YEAR AT A GLANCE PERFORMANCE DETAILS

FEBRUARY Thurs 9 Thurs 16 Fri 17 MARCH Sun 5 Sat 11 Fri 10 Sat 11 Sun 12 Fri 24 – FRI 31 APRIL Sat 1 – Sun 2 Tues 4 Wed 5 Fri 7 Thurs 27 – Fri 28 MAY Wed 3 Fri 12 – Sat 27 Fri 26 JUNE Thurs 1 Fri 16 – Sat 17 Sat 24 – Sun 25 Wed 28 JULY Tues 18 Fri 21 – Sat 22 Sat 22 – Sun 23 AUGUST Sat 5 Fri 18 – Sun 27 Tues 22 SEPTEMBER Sat 2 Sat 9 – Sun 10 Sat 16 Thurs 21 Fri 22 OCTOBER Sat 14 Sun 15 Fri 27 – Sun 29 NOVEMBER Wed 1 – Sat 11 Fri 24 – Sun 26 Wed 29 DECEMBER Sun 10

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE DATE

TALES FROM THE ANTIQUES ROADSHOW @ 7.30pm SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE @ 7.30pm DAMIEN LEATH IN ROY – HALL OF FAME TOUR @ 8pm

Fri 2 Dec 2016 Fri 2 Dec 2016 Now On Sale

THE BOYS IN THE BAND @ 3pm DRACULA @ 8pm ALL THIS LIVING – Capitol Theatre Presents 8pm Bendemeer Hall 3pm Manilla Town Hall 2.30pm The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba GEOFFREY

Fri 2 Dec 2016 Fri 6 Jan 2017

GEOFFREY STONES IN HIS POCKETS @ 8pm GRIGORYAN BROTHERS @ 8pm TUBULAR BELLS FOR TWO @ 8pm DIARY OF A WOMBAT DUST OF URUZGAN – Capitol Theatre Presents 8pm Nundle Memorial Hall ROCK OF AGES SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL @ 10am – 5.30pm

Fri 6 Jan 2017 Fri 6 Jan 2017 Fri 6 Jan 2017 Fri 20 Jan 2017 Fri 27 Jan 2017 Fri 27 Jan 2017 Fri 27 Jan 2017 Fri 10 Feb 2017 Fri 10 Feb 2017 Fri 17 Feb 2017 Fri 24 Feb 2017

MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL ROADSHOW @ 8pm MR STINK LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! FRAME OF MIND @ 7.30pm

Fri 24 Feb 2017 Fri 7 April 2017 Fri 7 April 2017 Fri 7 April 2017

BAKERSFIELD MIST @ 8pm ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM TRECC PINAFORE & SO MUCH MORE! Tamworth Town Hall

Fri 28 April 2017 Fri 5 May 2017 Fri 5 May 2017

EPIPHANIES @ 2pm & 7.30pm RUMORS HORRIBLE HARRIET @ 10.30am, 12.30pm, 6pm Tamworth Town Hall

Fri 12 May 2017 Fri 2 June 2017

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM@ 7.30pm SWING SESSION SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL SHOWCASE @ 8pm HOT POTATO BAND @ 7.30pm GO YOUR OWN WAY @ 8pm

Fri 16 June 2017 Fri 16 June 2017 Fri 16 June 2017 Fri 23 June 2017 Fri 30 June 2017

ROOM ON THE BROOM @ 10.30am, 12.30pm, 3pm THE BRILLIANCE OF BRASS @ 2pm ANNIE

Fri 30 June 2017 Fri 7 July 2017 Fri 21 July 2017

ANNIE I AM MY OWN WIFE CAPITOL THEATRE SEASON 2018 LAUNCH @ 6pm

Fri 18 Aug 2017 Wed 1 Nov 2017

CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITOL @ 3PM, 6PM

Fri 13 Oct 2017

Fri 9 June 2017


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FEBRUARY Thurs 9 TALES FROM THE ANTIQUE ROADSHOW @ 7.30pm Thurs 16 SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE @ 7.30pm Fri 17 DAMIEN LEATH IN ROY – HALL OF FAME TOUR @ 8pm

SEASON

2017

MARCH Sun 5 THE BOYS IN THE BAND @ 3pm Sat 11 DRACULA @ 8pm ALL THIS LIVING – Capitol Theatre Presents Fri 10 @ 8pm Bendemeer Hall Sat 11 @ 3pm Manilla Town Hall Sun 12 @ 2.30pm The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba Fri 24 – FRI 31 GEOFFREY APRIL Sat 1 – Sun 2 GEOFFREY Tues 4 STONES IN HIS POCKETS @ 8pm Wed 5 GRIGORYAN BROTHERS @ 8pm Fri 7 TUBULAR BELLS FOR TWO @ 8pm Thurs 27 – Fri 28 DIARY OF A WOMBAT MAY Wed 3 DUST OF URUZGAN – Capitol Theatre Presents @ 8pm | Nundle Memorial Hall Fri 12 – Sat 27 ROCK OF AGES Fri 26 SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL @ 10am – 5.30pm JUNE Thurs 1 MELBOURNE COMEDY FESTIVAL @ 8pm Fri 16 – Sat 17 MR STINK Sat 24 – Sun 25 LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Wed 28 FRAME OF MIND @ 7.30pm JULY Tues 18 BAKERSFIELD MIST @ 8pm Fri 21 – Sat 22 ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM TRECC Sat 22 – Sun 23 PINAFORE & SO MUCH MORE! Tamworth Town Hall AUGUST Sat 5 EPIPHANIES @ 2pm & 7.30pm Fri 18 – Sun 27 RUMORS Tues 22 HORRIBLE HARRIET @ 10.30am, 12.30pm, 6pm Tamworth Town Hall SEPTEMBER Sat 2 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM @ 7.30pm Sat 9 – Sun 10 SWING SESSION Sat 16 SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL @ 8pm Thurs 21 HOT POTATO BAND @ 7.30pm Fri 22 GO YOUR OWN WAY @ 8pm OCTOBER Sat 14 ROOM ON THE BROOM @ 10.30am, 12.30pm, 3pm Sun 15 THE BRILLIANCE OF BRASS @ 2pm Fri 27 – Sun 29 ANNIE

SEASON PARTNER

NOVEMBER Wed 1 – Sat 11 ANNIE Fri 24 – Sun 26 I AM MY OWN WIFE DECEMBER Sun 10 CHRISTMAS AT THE CAPITOL @ 3pm, 6pm

Season 2017 - Capitol Theatre Tamworth  

34 Events made up of local and touring productions on offer in 2017.

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