Season

Tom Holloway's emotional and moving play is set against the backdrop of the 3000 plus British children, who between the end of the second world war and 1970, were told they were orphans and were shipped to Australia on a promise of warmth, fresh air, food, love and boundless opportunity. Instead, lives of neglect and abuse awaited them. 
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Note: This play contains scenes which some may find challenging.
 
BY ARRANGEMENT WITH H. L. A. MANAGEMENT

Forget Me Not

Written by Tom Holloway
Directed by John Bishop

October - 2021

7:30pm - 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 & 30
2:00pm - 16, 17 & 24.

The year is 1962 and the world is worrying about the Cuban missile crisis, except for Lewis, a youth on the cusp of manhood, growing up in a Melbourne housing commission suburb.  He is preoccupied with flying saucers, much to the disgust of his friend Brian who can think only of losing his virginity.  The play centres on relationships, especially the relationship between 14 year-old Lewis and 14 year-old Dulcie.  It is through Dulcie that Lewis begins to understand that the struggle to be adult is the struggle to understand the world around him.  A vivid and amusing evocation of a family and a neighbourhood whose increasingly strange behaviour Lewis is forced to interpret in the only way he can …. The aliens must be among us!
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Performance rights for SUMMER OF THE ALIENS exclusively licenced by HLA Management Pty Ltd, P.O. Box 1536, Strawberry Hills NSW 2012 (hla@hlamgt.com.au)

Summer Of The Aliens

Written by Louis Nowra
Directed by Stacey Carmichael

January - 2022

7:30pm - 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 & 15
2:00pm - 9, 15 & 16.

Written and premiered in 1994 on the West End.  Michael Palin’s first stage play is a look at family values which is not only very funny but also has its’ darker side.  Faced with a family gathering, world-weary Stephen Febble does his utmost to be difficult. When his daughter, her dreary husband Alan, their precocious child and - not least - the dog come to stay for the weekend it's enough to make him reach for the whisky, and for the sarcasm. The climax arrives on Saturday night when his patient wife Virginia has laid on a dinner party and the chiropodist comes too. The Weekend is Michael Palin's only stage play and contains much of his self-effacing humour, laced with sharp observation and truth too.
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An Amateur Production BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

The Weekend

Written by Michael Palin
Directed by Ben Crowley

March - 2022

7:30pm - 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19.
2:00pm - 6 & 13.