By Andrew Bovell Directed by Kaye Lopez Exclusively licensed by HLA Management Pty Ltd
One year in the life of an Australian family as they discover the sweet pain of finding out the truth about each other and themselves. Bob and Fran Price have been married for 30 years, brought up four children and kept their sense of humour. Their eldest is married with children of her own, the boys are successfully pursuing careers and their youngest has just left home to backpack around Europe for a year. It should be time to stop and smell Bob’s precious roses. But just when things should be slowing down, it becomes clear that a parent’s work is never really complete. Funny and poignant, Things I Know to be True is a beautifully crafted play from award winning Australian playwright Andrew Bovell.
By Peter Quilter Directed by Joy Sweeney By Special Arrangement with Origin Theatrical
Based upon a true story, this comedy is set in 1940’s New York, about the worst singer in the world Florence Foster Jenkins known as ‘the first lady of the sliding scale’. Florence, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect, warbled and screeched her way through the evening to an audience who mostly fell about with laughter. But this delusional and joyously happy woman followed her dreams and paid little attention to her critics, instead she was surrounded by a circle of devoted friends who were almost as eccentric as she was. “Glorious!” premiered in London’s West End in November 2005, receiving a Laurence Olivier Award nomination as Best New Comedy.
By Noel Coward Directed by Cate Cunningham By Special Arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical
Charles Condomine a popular novelist, lives a simple country life with his second wife, Ruth. Searching for inspiration for his newest novel, they invite Madame Arcati and their closest friends, round for a séance. Instead of conjuring up a random ghoul for the night however, Madame Arcati manages to accidentally bring back Charles’ first wife Elvira, who died seven years previously of a heart attack while laughing at a BBC Light Program on the radio. Elvira attempts to disrupt his marriage to Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost. Exploring themes of deception, love, loyalty, and the complex legacy of past relationships, Blithe Spirit is one of Coward’s most acclaimed plays.
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