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THEATRE ACTIVITIES


 

 

 

Wednesday 9th October 2019 

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).