“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.

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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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Heidelberg Theatre Company presents “Moonlight and Magnolias” by Ron Hutchinson (19 Feb – 5 Mar)

Ben Hecht (James Antonas) tries to craft the words, while Victor Fleming (Jeremy Just) imagines the scene amidst David O. Selznick’s (Tim Constantine) demands for perfection.

“Moonlight and Magnolias”:     It was supposed to be the epic film interpretation of Margaret Mitchell’s blockbuster “Gone with the Wind”. But, now, it’s all fallen in a heap. The producer – David O. Selznick has just stopped the shoot, sacked the director, and the script is in shreds….And there’s just five days before Selznick’s career goes the same way!

Locked in Selznick’s office with a new director and scriptwriter, can they resuscitate what remains of the story and their own careers in just few days? And, NO! you can’t have a bagel!

Heidelberg Theatre Company, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

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Heidelberg Theatre Company presents Marc Camoletti’s “Don’t Dress for Dinner” (20 Nov – 5 Dec)

Suzette (Rhiannon Leach) introduces herself to Jacqueline (Cat Jardine) much to the discomfort of Robert (Mark Briggs).

Suzette (Rhiannon Leach) introduces herself to Jacqueline (Cat Jardine) much to the discomfort of Robert (Mark Briggs).

“Don’t Dress for Dinner”:     Bernard’s plans for a lustful weekend with his mistress come crashing down when Jacqueline, his wife, decides to stay home rather than visit her mother.  Bernard’s friend, Robert, becomes an accomplice in the increasingly implausible tangle of excuses and explanations, when Suzette or was it Suzanne? arrives for dinner ….and a whole lot more!   Camoletti takes us through more twists and turns than either Bernard or Robert ever anticipated.

Heidelberg Theatre Company, Rosanna, Melbourne VIC Australia.

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