A Little Night Music
A story of love, adultery and lust. A waltz through the love stories of three couples who start off in the wrong relationship and over the course of a country weekend eventually find the right one. Sondheim describes it as ‘whipped cream with knives’. A wonderfully score (Send in the Clowns) and sharp witty lyrics and dialogue.
The Sound of Music
Two one-act plays
The Last Bread Pudding - Nick Warburton The committee of an amateur dramatic group are meeting to discuss a new play written by one of its members. The presentation of the meeting reflects the ideas put forward by the committee, making the play a demonstration as well as a discussion of those ideas. Very tongue in cheek, styilzed and over the top. Last Tango in Little Grimley - David Tristram Little Grimley Amateur Dramatic Society is in trouble. The membership has dwindled to 4 and the audiences are not much bigger. They need rent money soon or they will be thrown out of their premises. There's only one thing that sells tickets these days argues the chairman. Thus begins the chaotic and hilarious build up to an evening of extraordinary home grown drama that won't be forgotten in a hurry. NB: These plays contain adult humour.
Robin Hood, our heroic Principal boy has to thwart the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham and his flunkies Guy and Gal of Gisbourne who are on the verge of taking over Merrie Old England in the absence of Richard the Lionheart. Fairy Britannia is there to help (once she's had a nice cuppa), and he has his Very Merry Men to help him...even if most of them are women. Nursie Nancy is there to cause confusion while Robin tries to save the day and the love of his life Maid Marian all before the end of Act 2! A new pantomine written by our own Vicky Orman.
Our Country's Good
Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good is a moving and funny play, but most of all it is a cry of triumph for the power and enduring worth of theatre and it ends on a heart-lifting note. Dealing with the story of the first play to be performed on Australian soil to an audience of convicts, gaolers, Officers and marines of the fleet by a cast of convicts, it follows the development of the play and the convict players.
The Pirates of Penzance
To anyone who loves musical theatre, ‘G&S’ means melody, irreverence, wit and fun. This version has thoroughly updated the Victorian operetta allowing today’s theatre goer a fresh look at this classic. All the original songs and tunes are included in a careful mixture of traditional style and updated music and comey. A very funny show.