“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)

All My Sons – Final Rehearsal→
All My Sons – Cast→

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:
Stage Whispers Review of Twelve Angry Men →

Heidelberg Theatre Web Site & On-line ticket sales →

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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)

Pride & Prejudice – Final Rehearsal→
Pride & Prejudice – Cast→

Heidelberg Theatre Web Site & On-line ticket sales →2p&p

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These photographic works and linked galleries by David Belton are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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Heidelberg Theatre Company’s “One Man, Two Guvnors”…18Nov-3 Dec, 2016

Francis struggles wif a real Guvnors dilemma!

Francis struggles wif a real Guvnors dilemma!

“One Man, Two Guvnors” is written by Richard Bean, and directed by Chris Baldock for HTC.

One easily-confused and ever-ravenous Francis Henshall finds himself a minder of two men, a gangster and a criminal in hiding, both of whom are linked in a web of schemes, extortions and romantic associations, in 1960’s Brighton. To prevent discovery Francis must keep his two guvnors apart at all costs. But it’s tricky. Mistaken identities, cross dressing, multiple mishaps and a lot of dodgy cash transactions, soon coalesce to engulf him in pandemonium.

This internationally-acclaimed smash hit is a glorious celebration of British comedy. It has a wonderful mix of satire, slapstick and witty one liners, wonderfully supported by the music and songs of Grant Olding.

Adapted from Carlo Goldoni’s “Servant of Two Masters” (written in 1743!), this vibrant comedy continues to wow audiences. Its theme of tangled relationships continues to speak to us after nearly three centuries.

(Text by Chris Mclean & Dave Belton)

Heidelberg Theatre Company, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

(Image by Dave Belton)

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Stage Whispers declares HTC’s “Twelve Angry Men” transcendent!

What is truth? What is doubt? Hell! A young man’s life is at stake! What’s it gonna take to break through the prejudice?…to question motive?…to cast aside preconceptions?

“Twelve Angry Men” written by Reginald Rose and directed by Chris Baldock

Coral Drouyn of “Stage Whispers” wrote a thoroughly enthralling review of Heidelberg Theatre Company’s current production of Reginald Rose’s “Twelve Angry Men”.

Check it out here:
Stage Whispers Review of Twelve Angry Men →

The clincher was Coral’s final judgement on the Chris Baldock’s production……”Sometimes good theatre transcends all of our expectation. This is VERY good theatre.”

– Couldn’t ask for more than that!

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HTC’s – Twelve Angry Men…..”Far be it from me to call anyone a liar…”

“Everyone gets a fair trial…..that’s the system….   Well I suppose you can’t say anything against it.

“Twelve Angry Men” written by Reginald Rose and directed by Chris Baldock

The jury are locked in…it’s stinking hot…and jury member Number Eight refuses to accept the murder case as ‘open and shut’. What is truth? What is doubt? Hell! A young man’s life is at stake! What’s it gonna take to break through the prejudice?…to question motive?…to cast aside preconceptions?….to question the testimony they have just heard! Be prepared for some tough questions!

First written in 1954, this powerful drama continues to enthral audiences 70 years later. Its themes are just as pertinent in our world today.

Heidelberg Theatre Company, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

(Image by Dave Belton)

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