The Bijou Theatre Esperance 115 Dempster Street, Esperance, WA
A series of 6 Individual stories of women breaking up, breaking down and breaking through Directed by Dale Johnson and Lyndal Taylor Produced by Jo Loffler and Tracey Schlink Cast : Erin Kinson, Kerry Shaw, Fiona Lemon, Caitlin Jackson, Tania Capelli, Victoria BrownTickets on sale early October
As one theatre review explained - “Bombshells exposes six women balancing their inner and outer lives with humour and often desperate cunning. They range in age from a feisty teenager to a 60's widow yearning for the unexpected. Joanna Murray-Smith’s writing strips away polite veneers to reveal social pressures, competitive urges, hollowness, failings and desires in 6 dazzling monologues.”
Black Swan broadcast of Molière’s Tartuffe (The Hypocrite) live to regional WA on Friday 4 November 2016 at 7.30pm
Black Swan State Theatre Company is continuing its successful live broadcasts in 2016 with a sixth broadcast: Molière’sTartuffe, a new version by Justin Fleming. The production will be broadcast live in high-definition on Friday 4 November 2016 at 7.30pm from the State Theatre Centre of WA in Perth to regional WA audiences over the Westlink network.
This revival of Molière’s classic 17th Century satire is divine intervention gone mad!
Orgon is a wealthy man attempting to come to terms with middle age. Fortunately for him, and much to the dismay of his family, he meets Tartuffe – a supposed man of the cloth. Though everyone else can see Tartuffe for the fraud he really is, Orgon becomes obsessed with him, and it isn’t long before Orgon won’t make a decision without him. The relationship initially appears to be harmless, however when Orgon begins promising his possessions, his home, even his daughter to Tartuffe, Orgon’s family resolves to expose Tartuffe for the swindler he is. Filled with biting satire, this adaptation of thumping English verse by Justin Fleming will keep you enthralled with its Australian vernacular and subversive wit.
The live broadcast of theatre performances is an opportunity for thousands of regional WA citizens who cannot attend Black Swan performances, because of distance or financial constraints, to share a state-wide ‘live’ experience within their own home or community.
The broadcast, supported by Lotterywest, will be screened at regional venues and Community Resource Centres (CRCs). Plus to home viewers who receive their free to air TV via satellite on Channel 602 through the Westlink network.
Tickets to see the live broadcast at regional venues are $10 available at the door before the show.
Chair of Lotterywest, Ms Heather Zampatti said “Lotterywest was proud to support Black Swan State Theatre’s live broadcast to regional WA audiences. This wonderful initiative will mean people in regional communities will have the opportunity to experience high quality live theatre. It’s a great example of how money raised from the sale of Lotterywest games goes back to the community through grants to improve the lives of people throughout Western Australia.”
The company received overwhelming positive feedback to the live broadcast last year:
“The attendees all had a great time, thought the show was funny (lots of laughter) and also thought the videography of the play was excellent. When is the next one? This type of cultural event is very rare and a definite gap in our community, a lot of people were very excited about the opportunity, and those who couldn’t make it are eager for the next event.” Tom Price CRC
“I LOVE all the simulcasts, it is such a friendly way for us in remote area to access the performing arts and it’s always so well filmed, a pleasure to watch.” – Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton
“The show was enjoyed by all and the depth of field with the projection was extraordinary –It was like you were looking into the set not a screen”. – Patron feedback, Esperance
Black Swan’s Executive Director Natalie Jenkins said, “We are thrilled to be able to present our sixth live broadcast through the support of Lotterywest, Rio Tinto, Water Corporation and Chevron. The live broadcast demonstrates that high quality live theatre performances can be delivered to all West Australians, no matter where they live. We are pleased that in three regional centres – Margaret River, Busselton and Geraldton, residents will take part in community and school theatre workshops facilitated by teaching artists from the company, building on our community engagement to these communities.”
CAST INCLUDES: Jenny Davis, Darren Gilshenan, Tessa Lind, Hugh Parker, Alison van Reeken, James Sweeny, Steve Turner, Emily Weir and Alex Williams
DIRECTED BY Kate Cherry, SET & COSTUME DESIGNER: Richard Roberts, SOUND DESIGNER/COMPOSER: Tony Brumpton
The Bijou Theatre Esperance has hosted a diverse range of productions, such as Guys and Dolls, Peter Pan, No sex Please We're British, Oklahoma!, Summer of the Aliens, Hotel Sorrento and many more.
27 Oct 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmBombshells
28 Oct 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmBombshells
29 Oct 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pmBombshells
7:20 pm 4 Nov 2016 - 10:00 pm 16 Oct 2016Molière’s Tartuffe
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