THE MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF THE THEATRE ASSOCIATION OF SA INC VOL 28 NO 9 OCTOBER 2013
WINNERS ARE GRINNERS Who took the Curtain Calls at the ATG’s gala night? Page 3
MEET THE PLAYBOY Independent’s latest Irish comedy Page 7
Facing our harsh and brutal past University of Adelaide Theatre Guild present a chilling mystery Set on the edge of white settlement in Australia in the 1850s, Holy Day is a chilling mystery of fear and survival which is being presented by University of Adelaide Theatre Guild from October 8. On the white frontier in mid-‐nineteenth century Australia, a lone, bloodied woman arrives at a traveller’s rest in the midst of a violent desert storm with a shocking story to tell. At the core of the play is the apparent murder of a missionary, the kidnapping of his infant daughter and the burning of his church by the local aborigines. The only witness to what actually happened at the mission is an aboriginal woman, who is reluctant to tell what she saw. What would cause a missionary’s wife to lie? What chance does the word of an Aboriginal woman have against hers? This chilling drama draws together the lives of four extraordinary women and their men, all struggling to survive in a hostile and misunderstood landscape. It is a harsh, brutal play set in a harsh, brutal environment, where the need to survive, fed by fear of the unfamiliar, can lead people to commit harsh, brutal acts. Director John Graham says the play is a stark reminder of our past. “It’s a past which needs to be told and remembered,” he says.
“a stark reminder of our past which needs to be told and remembered.”
Award-‐winning playwright Andrew Bovell, who is famous for his hit plays When the Rain Stops Falling and Speaking in Tongues, taps into some of the most damning historical aspects of Australian history: the convict era, the
Robert Bell and Cate Rogers in Holy Day
genocide of aboriginal communities, the Stolen Generation and the disappearance of Azaria Chamberlain. The first time it was presented in SA, critic Murray Bramwell said the play was “a relentless and gripping account of events from first contact which, in recent national political debate, have often been systematically repudiated and belittled.” With set design by Normajeane Ohlsson and lighting by Richard Parkhill, this production features Robert Bell, Brant Eustice, Matthew Houston, Fiona Lardner, Carissa Lee, Steve Marvanek, Nicolle Orr and Cate Rogers. What: Holy Day When: October 8-19 Where: Little Theatre, The Cloisters, University of Adelaide How: www.adelaide.edu.au/theatreguild
ENCORE EDITORIAL OCTOBER 2013
The monthly publication of the Theatre Association of SA Inc.
Our first worthy winner
Editor: Dave Simms E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 0409 255 181
“Each year the Theatre Association of SA will recognise a person or a company that has made the most significant contribution to top quality, non-‐profit theatre purely for the love of theatre. They will have demonstrated passion and dedication, achieved high standards through best practice and expect no reward other than doing a great job.
Senior writer: Benjamin Brooker SUBMISSIONS AND DEADLINES: Members can provide flyers, photos, articles, media releases, notices by 15th of the month for free inclusion. Please supply flyers or posters as in colour in portrait A4 shape. Colour photos should be at least the size of a postcard and between 500kb and 2MB. Editor Dave Simms
Our independent judging panel including Samela Harris, John Wells and Aaron Macdonald, determined that this year’s award recipient was Sybil Woollard, who continues to be a behind-‐the-‐scenes guru at St Jude’s Players. For 60 years Sybil has been quietly getting on with the job of ensuring the set is built, painted and dressed with just the right props. And she expects no accolades. And yet it was Sybil who was chosen from all the nominees to be presented with the inaugural Bravo Award, and $500, at the Adelaide Theatre Guide Awards ceremony. Every company needs a Sybil. Many companies are lucky to people in similar roles -‐ working away show after show, never expecting applause. Make sure you count your lucky stars if you have a ‘Sybil’ and thank them. Often.
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NEWS OCTOBER 2013
Winners are grinners Curtain Call Award winners take a bow Ian Rigney was honoured with this year’s Richard Flynn award for Sustained Excellence and Contribution to Theatre in South Australia at the Curtain Call Awards. Receiving a standing ovation, Ian was clearly a popular choice in recognition of 50 years contribution to our theatre community and many theatre companies both as a performer and director. Ian has also played key roles in running the Theatre Association of SA. The ninth award ceremony organised by the Adelaide Theatre Guide once again saw around 300 guests from across SA's theatre community celebrate theatre and reunite with old friends.
Ian Rigney takes out the Richard Flynn award for Sustained Excellence and Contribution to Theatre in South Australia. All award night photos by photographer Mark Anolak.
Best Show - Drama:
Best Female Performance:
All My Sons Adelaide Repertory Theatre
Helen Geoffreys for Dinner
Best Show - Musical:
Best Male Performance:
Damon Hill, Alex Ramsey, Chris Golding, Darren Sheldon, Anne Humphries & Fran Edwards for Production & Costume Design Into The Woods, Northern Light Theatre Coz
The Drowsy Chaperone Hills Musical Co
Scott Nell for The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Show - Comedy:
TASA’s Bravo Award ‘for the love’:
God of Carnage Stirling Players
God of Carnage Stirling Players
Sybil Woollard, St Jude’s Players
The night was hosted by talented MC Johanna Allen . Nikki Gaertner, from ATG applauded all the winners. “Congratulations are extended to all of the nominees for being recognised for excellence within their respective areas,” she said. Best Technical:
PREVIEWS OCTOBER 2013
David Williamson’s The Club Footy fever comes to Galleon Theatre Group this month The Club by David Williamson, although first staged in 1977, is surprisingly reflective of many issues still facing Australian Rules Football teams: money rather than team spirit or tradition govern the management of clubs; coaches are sacked; administrators control decisions; players are bought for absurd sums; and bitter disputes are played out in the media. The only difference is the number of zeros after the dollar sign. The play is being revived by Galleon Theatre Group from October 31. It records the turning point in the 70's when VFL was heading to AFL, coaches were no longer ex-‐players from the team they coached and businessmen took over clubs.
“Australian men engaged in macho competitive battles”
This popular Williamson play encapsulates the thing he does best; writing about Australian men engaged in macho competitive battles. Ted, the blustering President, conspires with his oily
administrator, Gerry, and bully-‐boy board member, Jock, to replace ex-‐player/coach, Laurie, and to buy top players in order to win the club's first premiership in 19 years. The club is riddled with sabotage, betrayal, backstabbing and resentment. “If you want a secret kept do not tell any of these men,” says brave director Vicky Horwood. “The play is big, broad and very funny even if you know nothing about footy. “ Hal Bruce, Andrew Horwood, Aldo Longobardi, Warren McKenzie, Peter Smith and Myles Teakle star in the show.
What: David Williamson’s The Club When: October 31-November 9 Where: Marion Cultural Centre, Oaklands Park How: 0437 609 577 or galleon.org.au
The MET’s 50th Birthday Production of Grease!
PREVIEWS OCTOBER 2013
It’s back to the 50s
It’s time for a second coming! Davine Interventionz are set to reprise their production of this Off Broadway award-‐winning musical comedy for ten more performances this month. Daniel Fleming, Tegan Baldacchino, Emily Schwab and Buddy Dawson star in Grease
An eight-‐year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1972 and played for 3388 performances becoming the longest running musical at the time and has triumphed throughout the world ever since. In 1978 Grease went on to become a hugely successful film, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. This month Metropolitan Musical Theatre will stage their own production evoking the look and sound of the 1950’s in this rollicking musical.
“The musical premiered on Broadway in 1972 and played for 3388 performances”
Just in case you need a reminder the story is about the duck-‐tailed, hot-‐rodding Burger Palace Boys and their gum-‐ snapping, hip-‐shaking Pink Ladies in bobby sox and pedal pushers who are Rydell High’s senior class of 1959. Head greaser Danny Zuko and new, good girl, Sandy Dumbrowski, try to relive the high romance of their Summer Nights as the rest of the gang
sings and dances its way through such songs as Greased Lightnin’, Alone At The Drive In Movie recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. This production also features Hopelessly Devoted To You and You’re The One That I Want. Director Amanda Rowe says Grease is a celebration of everything that was good about the 1950’s. “With its unforgettable music and beloved characters, the well-‐known story will take you back to a simpler time,” she smiles. “At time when Rock ‘n Roll and putting grease in your hair were the most important things in life.” This production will feature Buddy Dawson as Danny, Emily Schwab as Sandy, Tegan Gully Baldacchino as Rizzo, Daniel Fleming as Kenickie, Celeste Barone as Marty and Jessica Rossiter as Frenchy as well as a very energetic cast. The Musical Director is Gordon Combes with choreography by Carmel Vistoli. What: Grease the musical When: October 17-26 Where: Arts Theatre, Angas St, City How: 8264 3225 or metmusicals.com.au
This show represents a success story for company founder David Gauci. “It’s the first show I’ve directed in Adelaide, and it’s the first time I’ve gone out on my own to produce and create a show” he says. “This has been a project I’ve wanted to get on stage and put my mark on since I heard about it in New York back in 2006 and I couldn’t be more excited than I am now to put it on in my home town.” Altar Boyz is a musical comedy that tells the Boyz to Men story of five young urban type guys, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham (Yes he’s Jewish!), who meet at a local church and are given divine inspiration to start a boy band and tour the world spreading the good word through Funk and Rhyme. Fans of 90’s boy bands like N Sync, or Boyzone and recent Adelaide visitors One Direction will love reliving their favorite dance moves and concert moments. The comedy recreates the final night of the fivesome’s Raise The Praise tour. “As with any ending, this final show is filled with strong and raw emotions,” says David. “And there are a more than a few confessions that need to be made and absolved!” What: Altar Boyz When: October 23-November 2 Where: Star Theatres, Sir Donald Bradman Dr How: trybooking.com
IT’S BACK TO THE 50’S FOR OUR 55TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!
THE METROPOLITAN MUSICAL THEATRE CO OF SA INC By arrangement with Origin™ Theatrical Pty Ltd – www.origintheatrical.com.au
BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY JIM JACOBS & WARREN CASEY
Galleon Theatre Group Inc presents By arrangement with The Cameron Creswell Agency Pty Ltd
The Club Directed by Vicky Horwood
ARTS THEATRE 53 ANGAS STREET, ADELAIDE
17-19 & 22 -26 OCTOBER 2013 EVENINGS AT 8 PM MATINEE SATURDAYS – 19 & 26 AT 2 PM SPECIAL PRICE NIGHT – TUESDAY 22 AT 8 PM
PHONE BOOKINGS & FUNDRAISER GROUPS: 8264 3225 BASS BOOKINGS: bass.net.au or phone 131 246
NORTHERN LIGHT THEATRE COMPANY
Book by CRAIG CHRISTIE Music and Lyrics by CRAIG CHRISTIE & ANDREW PATTERSON by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd
Director - Brian Godfrey Vocal Coach - Blake Parham Assistant Director - Drew Webb Choreographers - Kerreane Sarti, Sue Pole, Shenayde Wilkinson-Sarti, Amber Skye Ashlee Platten, Lauren Noble, Paula Cooney, Rebekah Stonelake
SHEDLEY THEATRE ELIZABETH - 2013 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19 Oct at 8pm Matinee 12 Oct 2pm BOOKINGS 8281 5026 (9am-9pm) email@example.com www.northernlight.org.au BASS - 131 246
Independent Theatre’s latest Irish comedy is the most famous of all because it caused a riot! As its final production for 2013, Independent Theatre is staging that most famous of all Irish comedies – John Millington Synge's 1907 masterpiece, The Playboy of the Western World. Over a hundred years ago the opening night audience considered the play so irreverent and subversive that there were riots in Dublin's Abbey Theatre.
PREVIEWS NOVEMBER 2013
Playboy of the Western World
“Nowadays, its wildly anarchic black humour still makes you gasp", says director Rob Croser. Independent has established something of a tradition of staging of comedies by Irishmen, with several productions of Bernard Shaw plays, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as SA premieres of two of Martin McDonagh's plays – The Cripple of Inishmaan and A Skull in Connemara. Rob says that all of them, in their various ways, are wildly irreverent. “Martin McDonagh himself freely admits that his plays owe a considerable debt to Synge's masterpiece,” explains Rob. "There's something unique about Irish authors and the way, with their love of anarchy and subversion, they take a sideways look at everything.
“I fell in love with it, instantly. It has such a brilliant blend of quirkiness, poetry, romanticism, and dark, dark humour” "I first saw the play nearly 40 years ago in 1972, when the State Theatre Company performed it in Union Hall. “I fell in love with it, instantly. It has such a brilliant blend of quirkiness, poetry, romanticism, and dark, dark humour,” says Rob.
Will Cox and David Roach in Playboy of the Western World.
confesses to having killed his drunken old man with a shovel. Instead of turning him over to the law, the locals turn him into an instant hero. Propelled into rock-‐star status, he finds himself besieged and fought over by all the girls in the district. Still strikingly modern, Synge's play is a timeless parable on the way societies love to create instant celebrities, and then – just as quickly – love to tear them down. "After all these years of loving the play, I'm delighted to finally have a chance to bring it back to the audiences of Adelaide, and with such a brilliant cast", says Rob Croser. It’s another play where the cast have to tackle a strong Irish accent.
It would appear that the play hasn't been seen in Adelaide since then.
Audiences, too, will want to concentrate as the dialects and phrases used by John Millington Synge are taken directly from life.
A weedy young man, Christy Mahon, crawls into an Irish wayside pub, and
“In writing The Playboy of the Western World, as in my other plays, I have used
one or two words only that I have not heard among the country people of Ireland, or spoken in my own nursery before I could read the newspapers,” he explains in the preface to the script. “A certain number of the phrases I employ I have heard also from herds and fishermen along the coast from Kerry to Mayo, or from beggar-‐women and ballad-‐singers nearer Dublin; and I am glad to acknowledge how much I owe to the folk imagination of these fine people.” He appears to be a master of understatement, too! The play stars Will Cox, Catherine Hancock and Tracey Walker, with Jared Gerschwitz, Michael Pole, David Roach, Angus Henderson, Alex Daly, Anna Bampton, Georgia Penglis, Grace Berwald, Emma Bleby and Mark Mulders.
What: Playboy of the Western World When: November 8-16 Where: Odeon Theatre, Norwood How: 131246 or independenttheatre.org.au
SPOTLIGHT ON YOU SEPTEMBER 2013
> Dave Simms and Penni-Hamilton-Smith celebrate two wins for Adelaide Rep!
< A double win for Scott Nell and the team from Hill Musical’s The Drowsy Chaperone
> Sybil Woollard from St Jude’s Players sheds a tear as we say Bravo!
< Ian Rigney celebrates with friends at the ATG Curtain Call awards
All award night photos by photographer Mark Anolak.
Boy bands are all the rage as the Altar Boyz prepare for their â€˜second comingâ€? for Davine Interventionz
SPOTLIGHT ON YOU SEPTEMBER 2013
> Ryan Cunningham channels Russian boy band the KGBoyz in rehearsals for Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision for Northern Light
< The team from Stirling Players celebrate a double win at the Curtain Call Awards
> Brant Eustace has to drag Robert Bell on stage for Holy Day at the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild!
REVIEWS SEPTEMBER 2013
Scouts Youth Theatre
Adelaide Repertory Theatre
Adelaide Gang Show
Review by Paul Davies September 4 2013
Review by Dave Smith September 5 2013
Review by Richard Lane September 16 2013
What sort of a lunatic organises nearly 70 kids (I tried to count them at one point) of all ages, heights, and abilities into an evening’s entertainment that is effectively two shows rather than one?
Adelaide Repertory made a very good fist of the Declan Donnellan stage adaptation of Thackeray’s sprawling satirical novel. They adopted the useful style of having all seven players on stage throughout, retreating to the sides and back whenever they weren’t directly in the action.
Hail hail the gang’s all here. And at Scott Theatre on opening night, they certainly were. What a logistical enterprise it must have been for Performing Arts Director Darran Swain. It was certainly worth the effort as the show was a night of tremendous entertainment aimed cleverly at a younger audience.
The first half; The Enchanted Toyshop is a delightful tale of good and evil and of reconciliation. It started with everyone on stage before you knew it, and just went from one high to the next. My seven-‐year-‐old son who joined me said his favourite was the Mr Potato Head running gag. But to be fair I had to twist his arm to get him to choose, there were many stand-‐outs, -‐Elvis, Punch and Judy, the toy hospital nurse, Fireman Sam, The Toy Soldiers, And Dexter and Mr Peel, the latter being like the love-‐child of Rick Mayall and Chico Marx! The stand-‐outs in this sort of ensemble are always the ones who smile. Rule one: Smile! Even if you’re a bit self-‐conscious, -‐You’ll get noticed, and you’ll get away with anything! The second half; Shouts got Talent is a great way to showcase the various and varied talents of this cast. It’s tough to pick my favourite too, but you can’t go past a seven foot shoe, and blokes in drag –hilarious fellers! There is, they say, a fine line between lunacy and genius, this lunatic concept and all that hard work has paid off, and brought out some genius performances, some life-‐long memories, and quite possibly some stars of the future. We went home smiling, sharing and laughing.
In this way director Brian Knott achieved a unity, fluency and pace that the cast sustained through most of the action. Things only noticeably slowed towards the end of Act 1. The seven actors played numerous roles, as well as sharing the narration and Thackeray’s commentary, sometimes even on their own character’s behaviour and motives. Because the convention was soundly established early, the transitions were fluent and the characters credible. The casting was generally even. Belinda Knott shone as Becky Sharp. She precisely captured her self-‐seeking and manipulative nature. Mason Wills, especially as the rather stuffy George Osborne, was convincingly ramrod-‐ straight, while James Whitrow did very well to differentiate his many roles, showing subtle expression and keen timing. He was at his best as Dobbin. Alex King as Rawdon and Lindy LeCornu were also most convincing in their several roles. Keith Manson was suitably odious as Joseph, although his declamatory style and sense of dramatic timing occasionally let him down. Abi Devries was a charming and convincingly naïve Amelia, providing the necessary clear contrast with Becky. The company brought a versatile and skilfully nuanced production to the stage. They deserved a bigger audience than attended on opening night.
A tried and true formula, born of Gang Show tradition over 52 previous seasons, worked wonders. The formula goes like this. Take a bunch of enthusiastic Scouting youngsters who are keen to produce their very best talents, a pop–rock band, a crew of 120, some fantastic costumes, lots of good choreography and a few funny sketches and there you have it!! It mattered not a jot on opening night that a few lines were fluffed, and the band didn’t always come in on cue. And that some of the scene shifting was occasionally awkward, because the essentially young audience (plus mums and dads of course) didn’t care and loved every moment of it! Mention must be made of the costumes, cobbled together by a 22-‐strong team of clever seamstresses, particularly those in the final bracket in Act I,entitled Office. The band was fine, but was occasionally too big for the young voices. Act II really ramped up the action, particularly Tradies which was a riot. So too was Finale which included some terrific numbers. It is impractical and perhaps not quite appropriate to single out specific performers as standouts, so let it be said that these wonderful young performers all gave their very best.
May 8-17 THE BOY FROM OZ
Bridget and Grandma become roommates. TEA TREE PLAYERS, teatreeplayers.com
It’s going to be Monday forever UNSEEN THEATRE, unseen.com.au
It’s the Aussie musical classic THE MET, metmusicals.com.au
October 4-19 THE LADY IN THE VAN
November 13-29 BOSTON MARRIAGE
A quirky but true tale from Alan Bennett STIRLING PLAYERS, stirlingplayers.sct.org.au
BUTTERFLY THEATRE/BURNSIDE PLAYERS, feast.org.au
SA Premiere GALLEON THEATRE, galleon.org.au
October 4-19 EUROBEAT
November 15-30 LOVE RIDES THE RAILS
June 4-14 SHE LOVES ME
It’s a musical banquet - it’s almost Eurovision! NORTHERN LIGHT, 8281 2056
Morland Cary’s hilarious fast-paced melodrama BLACKWOOD PLAYERS, blackwoodplayers.org.au
A musical comedy based on Parfumerie THERRY DRAMATIC SOC, therry.com.au
October 4-26 RESERVOIR DOGS
November 15-23 THEATRICAL THREESOME III
October 3-18 THE COLLABORATORS
Tarantino’s blood-soaked heist live on stage! MATT BYRNE MEDIA ,mattbyrnemedia.com.au
Another trilogy of one act plays VENTURE THEATRE, 0416 625 490
An absurd and seriously funny view of Stalin STIRLING PLAYERS, stirlingplayers.sct.org.au
October 5-19 HOLY DAY
November 19-23 A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL
Andrew Bovell's mystery about survival THEATRE GUILD, adelaide.edu.au/theatreguild
Alan Ayckbourn’s take on the Beggar’s Opera! ST JUDE’S PLAYERS, 8270 4205
October 10-12 HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
November 21-30 MYSTERY OF THE HANSOM CAB
Disney's smash hit musical comes to life ADELAIDE YOUTH THEATRE, ayt.com.au
A comedy melodrama with a local twist! ADELAIDE REP, adelaiderep.com
October 17-26 GREASE
November 22-December 7 CINDERELLA
Grease is the word! THE MET, metmusicals.com.au
A traditional pantomime TEA TREE PLAYERS, teatreeplayers.com
October 19 JACK THE RIPPER
November 22-30 LUCK THE MUSICAL
A Sherlock Holmes mystery musical NOARLUNGA & UPSTAGE, 0415 768 911
When bad luck meets good luck what happens? TOP OF THE TORRENS, 8568 2496
October 23-November 2 ALTAR BOYZ
November 22-30 DAD’S ARMY
The sing, dance and talk to God on their mobiles! DAVINE INTERVENTIONZ, trybooking.com
Don’t panic it’s the Home Guard! NTC, noarlungatheatrecompany.com.au
October 31-November 9 DAVID WILLIAMSON’S THE CLUB
December 5-8 CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW
The VFL AFL comedy classic GALLEON THEATRE, galleon.org.au
A variety show with a Christmas flavour SALOS, 8294 6582
November 7-16 CORPSE!
January 31-February 8 OLIVER!
A frightfully funny comedy about rival twins THERRY DRAMATIC SOC, therry.com.au
Back by popular demand! G&S SOCIETY, gandssa.com.au
November 8-23 A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
February 21-March 4 THE INHERITANCE
Moving moments of regret and desire HILLS MUSICAL, www.hillsmusical.org.au/
Family speculation is rife at an80th birthday party STIRLING PLAYERS, stirlingplayers.sct.org.au
November 8-16 PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD
The greatest Irish comedy ever written INDEPENDENT, independenttheatre.org.au
Gothic horror, sex and violence! ADELAIDE REP, adelaiderep.com
May 21-31 LOVES AND HOURS
November 8-23 THIEF OF TIME
October 2-12 NANNA’S NAUGHTY KNICKERS
WHAT’S ON LISTINGS OCTOBER 2013
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