Dahlin! It’s The Jeanne Little show returns to the bayside suburbs for a special event on Saturday April 14th at the Mentone RSL. Special guest on the night is Issi Dye who will be singing classics for dancing after the Jeanne show. Tickets are on the door on the night. Bookings recommended.
The Sunday Age – Yan Zhuang’s article about NEWK (The John Newcombe Story) opening Monday Jan 14 at The Butterfly Club, Melbourne.
The Truth is Longer Than a Lie plays at Dandenong Hospital, Seminar Room 1 at 12.30pm on Tuesday Oct 2 and the Frankston arts Centre on Wed Oct 3 at 1pm. Above is some video footage from the Mildura Arts Centre last week.
The Truth is Longer Than a Lie plays at Dandenong Hospital on Tues Oct 2 @ 12.30pm and Wed Oct 3 @ 1pm at the Frankston Arts Centre. Both events are free and followed by community forums.
The play then travels for a series of regional dates in November.
Tues Nov 27 – Warrnambool
Wed Nov 28 – Wangaratta
Thurs Nov 29 – Bendigo
Friday Nov 30 – Shepparton and Seymour
Wed Dec 5 – Ballarat
Mon Dec 10 – Ringwood
All venues and times will be posted shortly.
I am currently an Associate Artist with Burning House Theatre Company. Drafts are being done and a development workshop planned for later in the year. For further details of Burning House and my work with them, please go to the link here:
Next weekend is the one for Sons of Sun to return to the Sydney Opera House for two big shows. Please find all the details and the ticketng lonk below.
Sons of Sun returns to the Sydney Opera House for two big shows following on from the two great ones there late last year. The show is on the lookout for a producer to work with us in 2019 and beyond and to take the show further across Australia and overseas.
Below are all the details for the upcoming shows. Producer enquiries can be directed to me on 0429235751 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s a lengthy story. I began researching the life of John Newcombe and the worlds of 1960s and 1970s professional tennis way back in 2011. By 2013, I had a two-act play for four actors beginning with Newk in the early 1960s and working through to his life just before turning seventy in 2013. This version of the plays remains unproduced although I remain hopeful that one day it may see the light of day. In 2015, I began working on a much cheaper to stage one-man adaptation of the original script. Set in 2014, at Newk’s 70th birthday, this version will have its debut during the first week of the Australian Open in 2019 – Mon Jan 14 to Sat Jan 19. Newk will be played by three time Barry Award nominee, Damian Callinan. It’s a project I’m really looking forward to working on. Stay tuned for more details.
In The Mens which began its life way back in December 2008 at the Tap Gallery, Sydney, and was then remounted at the La Mama Courthouse in May last year, returns in another fresh guise in June 2018. Featuring Ben Maclaine and Ben Grant from the La Mama Production, the show has now extended in length and added Matthew Charleston (Sons of Sun). On Fri June 1st the show plays at Kingston Arts Centre in Moorabbin. On Sat June 2 it goes into country Victoria to the town of Yarck. More details soon.