“The House of Bernarda Alba” – A death in the family, domestic oppression, a mother’s tyranny, and consequences….. at Heidelberg Theatre. Apr 27 – May 12, 2018

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The House of Bernarda Alba – written by Federico Garcia Lorca

Translated by David Hare.

Five daughters live together in a single household with a tyrannical mother. When the father of all but the eldest girl dies, a cynical marriage is advanced. It will have tragic consequences for the whole family.  This classic play speaks as powerfully as a political metaphor of oppression as it does as domestic drama. (Chris McLean – Posters & Programme).

Heidelberg Theatre Company, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

(Image by Dave Belton)

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“The Adventures of King Arthur” – Will good prevail, or will the heroes be bested? – at Heidelberg Youth Theatre. 8 – 16 Dec, 2017

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King Arthur and Lady Guinevere react in absolute horror at the loss of the Chalice.

The Adventures of King Arthur is written by Erich Fordham and Ryan Purdey, and directed by Sam Howard for the Heidelberg Theatre Company – Youth.

Noble King Arthur and his madcap Knights of the Round Table must contend with…
•  dastardly dragons,
•  wilfully wily witches,HTC Youth 2017 Arthur •  supercilious stage managers
•  the very confines of the theatre itself
as they quest to save the world from an evil plot.

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“Blood Brothers” – Challenges on either side of the tracks! – at Heidelberg Theatre. Nov 7 – Dec 2, 2017

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Mickey Johnston (Wayne Gleeson) and Edward Lyons (Liam Gillespie) re-establish a life-long bond as blood brothers.

Willy Russell’s “Blood Brothers” – by arrangement with Origin Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Limited – is directed by Bruce Akers for the Heidelberg Theatre season.

Set in Liverpool, Blood Brothers is the captivating and moving tale of the Johnstone twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Written by Willy Russell of Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine fame, this play is both funny and sad as it explores the differences and conflicts of the boys’ upbringing, their relationship with each other, and with their real and adopted mothers.

(Text by Chris Mclean)

Heidelberg Theatre Company, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

(Image by Dave Belton)

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“All My Sons” – secrets and repercussions – at Heidelberg Theatre. 7 – 22 July, 2017

Joe Keller (George Werther) attempts to convince his surviving veteran son, Chris (Liam Gillespie) that he did it for his family’s sake. Kate Keller (Julie Arnold) – background – knows the truth.

Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” – by arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia – is directed by Chris McLean for the Heidelberg Theatre season.

All My Sons explores the repercussions on a close-knit household after personal gain is put ahead of social duty. Some years back Joe Keller chose the prosperity of his family over the well-being of others. Now we join the family on the day of reckoning.

This is Arthur Miller at his finest. Winner of the Drama Critics Award for Best New Play in 1947, All My Sons established the playwright as a leading voice in 20th century theatre.

NOTE: This play includes events that some audience members may find confronting. For further details you can enquire at htc@htc.org.au

(Text by Chris Mclean)

Heidelberg Theatre Company, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

(Image by Dave Belton)

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Patricia Di Risio of “Stage Whispers” wrote an insightful review of Heidelberg Theatre Company’s current production of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons”.

Check it out here:
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“Pride and Prejudice” – truly timeless – at Heidelberg Theatre.…28 Apr – 13 May, 2017

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Mr Darcy (James Antonas) tries to explain to Miss Elizabeth Bennet (Aimee Sanderson), the reasons for his interference in the marriage plans of Elizabeth’s sister, Jane.

Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” is adapted for stage by Simon Reade, and directed by Tim Scott for HTC.

Handsome Mr Darcy meets engaging Elizabeth Bennet and is as much drawn by her charms as he is put off by her family’s lower social standing.

Jane Austen’s much-loved classic love story is brought vividly to life in this new stage adaptation, where dances abound, marriages are sought and made, and pride is finally overcome. Pride and Prejudice, the play, is replete with all the familiar, comical characters of the novel. It boasts period costumes, music and witty dialogue, where the deserving are rewarded, the self-serving are put in their place and love is triumphant.

(Text by Chris Mclean)

Heidelberg Theatre Company, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

(Image by Dave Belton)

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