“Present Laughter” – Love or Lust? Laughter or tears? Fidelity or faithless? 25 MARCH – 9 APRIL, 2022.

Present Laughter

Written by Noel Coward
and directed by Karen Wakeham

Performed at Heidelberg Theatre from
25th MARCH – 9th APRIL, 2022

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Noel Coward’s scintillating witty play is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

CAST:
Character…………..Actor
Gary Essendine…….Ian McGregor
Liz Essendine……….Claire Benne
Monica Reed………..Cat Jardine
Daphne Stillington..Elysia Janssen
Roland Maule……….Wayne Gleeson
Morris Dixon…………Gavin Williams
Henry Lippiatt……….Don Nicholson
Joanna Lippiatt……..Aimee Sanderson
Miss Erikson………….Nathalie Fox
Fred……………………..Laurie Jezard
Lady Saltburn………..Wendy Drowley

(Text by Chris McLean – HTC Posters & Programme).
Heidelberg Theatre Company, 36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia

Follow the links below to view photos of HTC’s production of Present Laughter. 

(Images by Dave Belton)

Present Laughter – Full Dress →

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Present Laughter – Early Rehearsal →

Present Laughter – Cast →

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Heidelberg Theatre Web Site →

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“Tartuffe” – Shock, horror and hypocrisy! Loved it!! Nov 15 – 30, 2019.

 

Monsieur Orgon (Jim Thompson) tries to convince Madame Pernelle – his mother (Catherine Christensen) – of the significance of his wife, Elmire’s (Venetia Macken), revelation!

Tartuffe

Written by Molière and adapted by Christopher Hampton….
directed by Joan Moriarty

Tartuffe, a pious hypocrite, has wheedled his way into the wealthy family of Monsieur Orgon. Orgon, totally besotted by Tartuffe’s charms, plans to give him not only his fortune, but his daughter’s hand in marriage. The struggles of the rest of the family to expose the imposter are both hilarious and risqué.

(Text by Chris McLean – HTC Posters & Programme).
Heidelberg Theatre Company, 36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

Follow the links below to view photos of HTC’s production of Tartuffe.  (Images by Dave Belton)

Tartuffe – Dress →

Tartuffe – Early →

Tartuffe – Cast →

 

 

Heidelberg Theatre Web Site & On-line ticket sales →

 

 

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“The Drawer Boy” – When perceived reality gives way to it’s hard cousin… Sep 6 – 21, 2019.

 

Theatre student, Miles (Sam Barson), struggles to accept of the realities of a farmer’s life as lived by Angus (John Cheshire) and Morgan (Andrew McAliece).

The Drawer Boy

By Michael Healy – directed by Karen Wakeham

Two middle-aged bachelor dairymen, Morgan and Angus, live harmoniously on a remote farm near Clinton, Ontario. Miles, a young actor from a Toronto theatre group, comes to visit. Miles offers to stay and work for them so that he can gather material about their lives for a new play. The story he uncovers will change the lives of all of them forever.

This funny, poignant and beautifully-written play is an award-winning modern Canadian classic.
[ by arrangement with Pam Winter, Gary Goddard Agency. http://www.ggagency.ca ]

(Text by Chris McLean – HTC Posters & Programme).
Heidelberg Theatre Company, 36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

Follow the links below to view photos of HTC’s production of The Drawer Boy.  (Images by Dave Belton)

The Drawer Boy – Foyer Selection →

The Drawer Boy – Early Rehearsal →

The Drawer Boy – Set & Lighting →

The Drawer Boy – Cast →

Heidelberg Theatre Web Site & On-line ticket sales →

 

 

 

 

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“It’s a Wonderful Life” – Live from the studio of WBFR in Rosanna, Melbourne. July 5-20, 2019.

 

Director Terese Maurici’s dynamic team really step up to the plate for this one!

It’s a Wonderful Life [A live radio play]

By Joe Landry – directed by Terese Maurici.

Dynamic performances by a cast – most of whom are changing character every few minutes. One minute we love them, the next, we are affronted by the character’s behaviour – a serious acting challenge in anyone’s book.  George Bailey’s dilemma is delivered with song, colour, and convincing dialogue. With one exception, the community of Bedford Falls look like a nice bunch of folk.

Should you get the opportunity to see this production – based on the classic James Stewart film and performed as a 1940s live radio style with a studio audience – it scores pretty well with the heart strings! An absolute “must-see”.

Heidelberg Theatre Company, 36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

Follow the links below to view photos of HTC’s production of It’s a Wonderful life.  (Images by Dave Belton)

It’s a Wonderful Life – Foyer Selection →
It’s a Wonderful Life – Rehearsal →
It’s a Wonderful Life – Early Rehearsal →
It’s a Wonderful Life – Set Build →
It’s a Wonderful Life – Cast →

Heidelberg Theatre Web Site & On-line ticket sales →

 

 

 

 

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“It’s a Wonderful Life” – Angels and dreamers, friendship and commitment, all on air! July 5 – 20, 2019.

 

Electric performances delivered on a winters night in the studio of radio station WBFR, New York

It’s a Wonderful Life [A live radio play]

By Joe Landry – directed by Terese Maurici.

This is the tale of George Bailey – a man who’d given up his own dreams in order to help others. He plans to commit suicide on Christmas Eve but his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, appears and intervenes. Clarence shows him all the lives he, George, has touched and how very different life in his Bedford Falls community would be if George had never been born.

Inspired by the classic American film starring James Stewart, this production is performed 1940s live radio style with a studio audience. A fully immersive experience that will have you leaving the theatre full of love and joy.

(Text by Chris McLean – HTC Posters & Programme).

Heidelberg Theatre Company, 36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

Follow the links below to view photos of HTC’s production of It’s a Wonderful life.  (Images by Dave Belton)

It’s a Wonderful Life – Foyer Selection →
It’s a Wonderful Life – Rehearsal →
It’s a Wonderful Life – Early Rehearsal →
It’s a Wonderful Life – Set Build →
It’s a Wonderful Life – Cast →

Heidelberg Theatre Web Site & On-line ticket sales →

 

 

 

 

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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.

Based on work from www.scriptandstage.com , and links therein.