World Premiere – A Street Produced Professional Theatre Production The Street Theatre, Canberra Friday 10 – Saturday 11 November, 7:30pm Wednesday 15 November, 6:30pm Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 November, 7:30pm Sunday 19 November, 4pm 2h 20min including interval
Helen Machalias draws on Shakespeare’s The Tempest in this work about survival and the cost of pursuing the promise of a better life. Refugees Prospero, Miranda and Ariel are washed ashore on Christmas Island seeking asylum in Australia.
Director Heather Fairbairn places her characters in a garden setting that transforms throughout the play, linking their mortality to life cycles in nature and asking them, along with the audience, to find light in the darkness.
Llewellyn Hall – ANU, Canberra 7pm, Wednesday 19 July 2023 Featuring Chopin 24 Preludes, Op. 28
This fusion of chamber music and theatre is adapted from Musica Viva Artistic Director Paul Kildea’s book Chopin’s Piano A Journey Through Romanticism. The adaptation, by Kildea and director Richard Pyros, features pianist Aura Go and actor Jennifer Vuletic.
Canberra Theatre Centre 14 –22 April 2023 Directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans
This year marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of Macbeth in Shakespeare’s First Folio, the first collected edition of William Shakespeare’s plays. Bell Shakespeare celebrates this moment with a new production set in the moody 1920s.
The Theatre, Belconnen Arts Centre 18 -27 August 2022 at 7pm
Dylan Van Den Berg, Palawa playwright who lives in Canberra makes his directorial debut with his new play Ngadjung (Ngunnawal for water), a dystopian environmental drama featuring a First Nations cast, Lisa Maza and Kylah Day. Ngadjung, an important First Nations work written and set on Ngunnawal country, was commissioned by Belco Arts in 2019.