Festival of New Tasmanian Theatre


Presented by Mandrake Productions

28 September – 2 October
Wednesday – Saturday at 8.15pm and Sunday at 2.15 & 6.15pm

Anniversary takes place during the twenty-fifth anniversary dinner of Russel and Georgia, a prosperous, cultured business couple, when their opulent home is invaded by Alison and Trish. Alison subdues the couple violently, simultaneously subjecting them to a vicious verbal dressing down. But Trish has other plans and a covert agenda. She leapfrogs over Alison’s criminal cruelty to take control. Through a journey of dark comedy, sexual exploitation and psychological violence, Russel and Georgia’s perfect life, perfect home and perfect love are destroyed.
WARNING: Anniversary contains very coarse and sexually explicit language

Writer: David Lander

Director: Susan Williams

Designer: Robert Jarman

Cast: Jane Polley, James Casey, Jane Binning and Bryony Geeves

In the Still of The Night

Presented by dell’Arte Productions
5 – 9 October
Wednesday – Saturday at 8.15pm and Sunday at 2.15 & 6.15pm

In the Still of the Night: an evening with Cole Porter is a musical journey through the life and songs of the great composer, as told from the point of view of his wife of more than 30 years, Linda. Beautiful, wealthy and influential, Linda was Cole’s muse, confidant and soul mate and the two shared a genuine and devoted union.  In the Still of the Night explores the unconventional relationship of Linda and Cole Porter and the life of the woman behind the man.

Praise for Allison Farrow in I’m a Stranger Here Myself: the songs of Kurt Weill

Farrow is “sexy and captivating.” (Night News, Edinburgh Fringe Festival)

“With an incredible voice and total mastery of the material, Farrow gave us musical and interpretative perfection.” (edfringe.com)

Writer & Performer: Allison Farrow

Director  – Sara Pensalfini

Accompaniment – Aaron Powell

Death by Television

Presented by Hobart Pavement Projects
12 – 16 October
Wednesday – Saturday at 8.15pm and Sunday at 2.15 & 6.15pm

A man finds that his life is falling apart after being in the studio audience of a vapid talk show.

A black comedy about pop culture and the individual.

After being part of the studio audience of a talk show called Up Late with Lawson Phineas finds that his life is falling apart….but he has no idea why.  Then he encounters Evelyn Kalasky, a personal injury lawyer, and Dr Silk, a crusading psychiatrist with a few screws loose.  They explain the terrible truth: that being in the audience has irretrievably damaged Phineas’s brain. He has Schoenberg’s Syndrome, meaning that when he is happy he cries and when he’s miserable he bursts out laughing.  He decides to sue the Network for damages, but powerful forces align against him. Can one man take on television and win?

Inspired by the plays of Joe Orton and the style of The Twilight Zone.

Playwright & Direction: Briony Kidd

Composer & Sound Design: Heath Brown

Lighting Design: Jason James

Cast: Cam McKenzie, Sara Pensalfini, James Casey, Bryony Geeves, Mark Thomson,  and Matt Wilson

Tickets: Single Tickets / Festival Pass (3 Shows – SAVE 25%)

Adults: $29 / $66

Seniors Card Holders: $25 / $57

Concession Holders: $20 / $45

Under 30 (door sales only): $15 / $33 (U30 Festival Pass available online to TTC FRIENDS members)

Festival Passes:

- can be used once for each production.
– specific performance dates and times do not need to be booked.
– are to be shown at the venue box office at the performance of choice before entry.

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Tickets are available from the Theatre Royal Box Office 03 6233 2299 or 29 Campbell St, Hobart or online

Discounted 2011 TTC FRIENDS member tickets CLICK HERE