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Tuesday April 23

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Friday 25 October

Thursday 28 November

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Monday 15 April

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Monday 25 November

Monday 6th January 2020

 

Wednesday 24th April - Theatre Night

Pavilion Theatre (in the grounds of the Castle Hill Showground).

Production is Dark Voyager , by John Misto (Directed by Annette van Roden) 


Hollywood, 1962. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford are at war. Between them they’ve terrorised movie studios for over three decades, married nine husbands, made two hundred films and guzzled enough booze to fill the Hoover Dam.

Now their careers are on the skids and Bette and Joan are locked in a titanic struggle for top-billing on their latest movie. When America’s most feared columnist, Hedda Hopper, invites them to supper, they call an uneasy truce. But the evening turns chaotic when an unexpected guest arrives – Marilyn Monroe, drunk, drugged, disheveled, the face of “new” Hollywood. Soon Marilyn is drawn into the Davis-Crawford war, and what begins as a game becomes a battle for survival. Will old age and treachery defeat youth and courage? Or is there more to Marilyn Monroe than anyone could have guessed?

You are cordially invited to join these legendary ladies for the ultimate showbiz meal. It has a menu with something to appeal to everyone: singing, dancing, party-games… and just a little bit of murder.

Meet at theatre at 8.00 pm.

Bookings essential.

Organiser is Carol Wimmer (contact 0412 386 943).   

Saturday 18th April (not confirmed) - Theatre Night

Richmond Players Inc, at the Richmond School of Arts

Production is One Man, Two Guvnors , by Richard Bean (Directed by Carol Dicker)

Francis Henshall is an out of work (and hungry) musician who accepts a job from two different employers, Roscoe Crabbe a gangster and Stanley Stubbers an upper-class idiot, neither of whom knows about the other. Roscoe is actually his twin sister Rachel Crabbe in disguise (as Roscoe has been murdered by Rachel’s boyfriend Stanley). To complicate matters further, local mobster Charlie ‘the duck’ Clench has arranged for his daughter Pauline to marry Roscoe, but Pauline is in love with over-the-top amateur actor Alan Dangle. Add in two identical trunks, secret letters, unwitting audience volunteers, a doddering waiter with a pace-maker and Francis’ pursuit of his twin passions—Dolly (Charlie’s feminist bookkeeper) and food—and mayhem ensues.



 

Wednesday 19th June - Theatre Night

Pavilion Theatre (in the grounds of the Castle Hill Showground).

Production is Leading Ladies, by Ken Ludwig (Directed by Stephen Snars) 

Two hapless English actors, Leo and Jack, are so down on their luck they find themselves travelling through Amish country, performing in front of Moose Hall crowds. The money has dried up, the jobs have dried up, and all seems lost. Then Leo reads about a dear old lady whose dying wish is to bequeath her fortune to her two long lost nephews who, by amazing coincidence, grew up in England!

After finally convincing Jack this is a great idea, the two head off to York, PA only to learn the nephews are nieces! No problem! Jack and Leo are actors! You’ll love Maxine and Stephanie as they present themselves to the York locals. Romantic entanglements and laughs aplenty are on the bill when we present the latest farce from Ken Ludwig, author of Lend Me a Tenor, Shakespeare in Hollywood and The Game’s Afoot.

Meet at theatre at 8.00 pm.

Bookings essential.

Organiser is Carol Wimmer (contact 0412 386 943).   



 

Wednesday 14th August- Theatre Night

Pavilion Theatre (in the grounds of the Castle Hill Showground).

Production is Biloxi Blues, by Neil Simon (Directed by Meredith Jacobs) 

The Army made Eugene a man, but Daisy gave him basic training!

It is 1943 and Eugene M Jerome is on a hot, smelly train to Biloxi, Mississippi to undergo basic training before shipping out to join the war. Wide-eyed and innocent, Eugene holds three wartime goals; to become a writer, stay alive and lose his virginity. His enthusiastic pursuit of all three mixed with an exhilaration for life makes him a target for teasing and the not so friendly attention of the platoon’s crazy Drill Sergeant. But amongst the push-ups, the latrine duty, and the questionable food there is Daisy, the charming, well-read convent girl who Eugene falls for at a USO dance.

This laugh out loud comedy sneaks in some poignant and heartfelt moments as Eugene learns the power of the written word and the difference between making a stand and simply standing by.

Meet at theatre at 8.00 pm.

Bookings essential.

Organiser is Carol Wimmer (contact 0412 386 943).   



 

Wednesday 9th October- Theatre Night

Pavilion Theatre (in the grounds of the Castle Hill Showground).

Production is The Diary of Anne Frank, by Francis Goodrich & Albert Hackett (Directed by Faith Jessel)

“Look how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” – Anne Frank

We know the ending before this story begins. However, her voice and words continue to resonate through the ages. Goodrich and Hackett’s extraordinary Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning adaptation of Anne Frank’s remarkable diary and life in the secret annex is suspenseful, surprisingly humorous and heartwarming. We discover hope and courage during a time of unimaginable horrors.

With the help of the underground, The Franks, van Daans and Mr Dussel survive for over 2 years in hiding. We witness their
claustrophobia, their everyday struggles, family feuds, a budding first love and the growth of a girl becoming a young woman.

This unforgettable story invites us to reflect upon our humanity and choices. It is one that we must continue to tell.

Meet at theatre at 8.00 pm.

Bookings essential.

Organiser is Carol Wimmer (contact 0412 386 943).   



 

Wednesday 4th December- Theatre Night

Pavilion Theatre (in the grounds of the Castle Hill Showground).

Production is Nell Gwynn, by Jessica Swale (Directed by Jennifer Willison) 

London,1660. The Puritans have been routed and King Charles II has taken the throne – and brought with him a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. In Drury Lane, the heart of the theatre district, a young Nell Gwynn is peddling oranges when her sassy nature gets her a role on stage – the very first woman to ever do so!

She is gutsy and very talented and soon has the attention of the new King. But in a time when women are second-class citizens, can Nell’s charm and fearless spirit protect her from the dangers of the court?

With a cast of larger-than-life characters, plenty of ribald humour and cheeky double entendres, this is a loving tribute to the world of theatre and a woman far ahead of her time.

Meet at theatre at 8.00 pm.

Bookings essential.

Organiser is Carol Wimmer (contact 0412 386 943).