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  • Educating Rita by Willy Russell

    MarrickvilleTheatre | May 10 - 20, 2017

    The Depot Theatre presents
    EDUCATING RITA by Willy Russell
    Sometimes students end up being the best teachers.

    “The Depot Theatre has continually delivered a diversity of outstanding well-rounded performances.” SYDNEY SCOOP

    The painfully funny and passionately serious contemporary classic, Educating Rita by multi-award winning UK writer Willy Russell, comes to The Depot Theatre in Marrickville for a limited two week season from 10 - 20 May 2017. This hilarious - and often moving - account of a young woman’s determination to change her life plays 8pm Wednesday to Saturday and 5pm Sunday in its first week, and 10am and 1pm Tuesday to Thurs and 8pm Friday and Saturday in its second week.

    Frank is a tutor of English whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Written in 1980 and winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Educating Rita is a small intimate play, but it tells a story of big ideas, ideas close to Willy Russell's heart. There is a lot of humour in the writing, but it is also a serious play, about class and choice.

    Director: Julie Baz
    Cast: David Jeffrey and Emily McGowan
    Stage Manager: Lydia Kelly
    Set Designer: David Jeffrey
    Lighting Designer: Mehran Mortezaei
    Costume & Sound Designer: Julie Baz

    Willy Russell is one of the most successful playwrights of his generation. His plays have been performed in countries across the globe and have won countless appreciation and creative awards as well as academic honours for their author. This production of Educating Rita is directed by Julie Baz, co-artistic director of The Depot Theatre, and features Depot stalwart Emily McGowan in the title role of Rita and fellow co-artistic director David Jeffrey as Frank.

    The Depot Theatre is a not-for-profit theatre situated within and supported by the historic Addison Road Centre, a thriving inner west hub for culture, arts and the environment visited by over 200,000 people annually. The Depot Theatre challenges and entertains its audiences with theatre that is accessible, affordable and – most importantly – a really fun night out.

    "The Depot Theatre punches well above its weight, presenting well-produced, confidently performed shows that both entertain and inspire." WEEKEND NOTES

    Season dates: 10 - 20 May 2017
    Venue: The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
    Days & times: Week 1: 8pm Wed-Sat, 5pm Sun. Week 2: 10am & 1pm Tues-Thurs, 8pm Fri & Sat
    Running time: 120 minutes including interval
    Previews: Wed 10 and Thurs 11 May 2017
    Opening: 8pm Fri 12 May 2017
    Tickets $32 Full | $27 Concession | $27 Groups of 10 | $22 School Students (Teachers free) | $22 Cheap Weds | $22 Previews

    Info and tickets: http://thedepottheatre.com/educating-rita

  • SIMPSON J. 202 by Richard Beynon
    SIMPSON J. 202 by Richard Beynon

    CasulaTheatre | May 24 - 27, 2017

    SIMPSON, J. 202 by Richard Beynon
    Directed by Rosie Daly

    Presented by Liverpool Performing Arts Ensemble Inc, in association with the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Liverpool City Council

    24th to 27th May, 2017
    Wednesday 24th May at 11.00am [Preview] & 7.30pm** [Opening Night]
    Thursday 25th May at 11.00am
    Friday 26th May at 11.00am & 7.30pm
    Saturday 27th May at 2.00pm [Closing Show]

    The extraordinary story of John Simpson Kirkpatrick and his donkeys, written by acclaimed Australian playwright Richard Beynon.
    Jack served as a stretcher bearer with the 1st Australian Division during the Gallipoli Campaign in World War I. After landing at Anzac Cove, Jack enlisted donkeys help him provide first aid and carry wounded soldiers to safety. Jack and his donkeys spent weeks under fire, bravely rescuing fallen comrades.
    This funny, inspiring and deeply moving play brings the Anzac legend to life.

    With Michael Giglio, Charlotte Robertson, Micky Rose, Don Ezard, David Preston, Stephen Wheatley & Charu Ahluwalia

    Opening Night Tickets** - $30
    Adult - $30
    Concession - $22 (Senior, Pension, Student, MEAA Member)
    Child - $20 (12 & under)
    Family x 4 - $80 (max. 2 adults)
    Family x 5 - $98 (max. 2 adults)
    Group - $20 (10+)
    School Bookings: Students - $18 (Teachers Complimentary)
    ** Opening Night includes an After-Show Supper with the creative team and cast. No concessions are available **

  • Hysteria

    DarlinghurstTheatre | March 31 - April 30, 2017

  • Big Fish
    Big Fish

    SydneyTheatre | April 18 - May 14, 2017

  • DIVA

    SydneyMusic | August 25, 2017

  • In Real Life
    In Real Life

    DarlinghurstTheatre | September 15 - October 15, 2017