A Midsummer Night's Dream – April 8, 11, 17, 19, 23 & 25 at 8pm and April 5 & 13 at 2pm
Macbeth – April 10, 12, 16, 22 & 26 at 8pm and April 6 & 19 at 2pm
Othello – April 5, 9, 15, 18 & 24 at 8pm and April 12, 20 & 26 at 2pm
Tickets: Adult $23, Concession & Children (15 & under) $21.
Bookings at http://www.trybooking.com/CUJW
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Peter Clark (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Douglas Sutherland-Bruce (Macbeth) and Lucy Eyre (Othello)
Produced by Garrick Theatre, Darlington Theatre Players and the Kalamunda Dramatic Society.
Doors and licensed bar open 30 minutes before curtain. Enquiries: [email protected]
WILLIAM Shakespeare is almost without debate the greatest playwright in the English language. He was born in April, 1564, which makes April 2014 the 450th anniversary of his birth.
Three theatre groups – Darlington Theatre Players, Garrick Theatre and the Kalamunda Dramatic Society have combined to produce a repertory-style festival of three of Shakespeare’s most important plays: Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Othello. Each play will have an evening performance as well as weekend matinees.
The festival will end on the April 26, Shakespeare's baptismal day. His birthday is believed to be the April 23, coincidentally the day on which he died in 1616.
The clubs have invited experienced and award-winning directors Lucy Eyre, Peter Clark (Aida, Jesus Christ Superstar) and Douglas Sutherland-Bruce (Romeo and Juliet, My Fair Lady) to direct the productions.
All three productions will be performed on the Marloo Theatre stage in Greenmount which has been built as an Elizabethan stage.
Director Peter Clark said: “A Midsummer Night's Dream inspired 400 years of stories and pictures of tiny, butterfly-winged people living in the woods. Walt Disney's fairies are their descendants.”
Festival director Douglas Sutherland-Bruce (who is also directing Marloo's Macbeth) added: "It's a slightly terrifying prospect, directing what is arguably the greatest play ever written in the English language.
“As well as every person in the audience having seen the play at least once before, they've seen it with people like Lord Olivier, Sir Ralph Richardson and Sir Ian McKellen in the part.
"But I'm not worried about the actors handling the play. We have some incredible acting talent here in the West, as we have seen time and again.”
Marloo Theatre is on Marloo Road (off Innamincka Road), Greenmount, Western Australia.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is being presented at Marloo Theatre as part of a Shakespeare festival celebrating the 450th anniversary of his birth.
Garrick Theatre is situated in the heritage town of Guildford, Western Australia. The club was named after the famous English actor and dramatist, David Garrick.
Founded in 1932, Garrick is the longest-running community theatre in the Perth metropolitan area. On April 16, 1932, Mrs W Dancer and a few friends met at "Riversleigh" where it was decided to form a repertory club. On May 13, 1932, Garrick Theatre Club was born. This group gathered regularly at "Riversleigh" until more permanent premises were obtained at the Mechanic's Institute in Guildford. Later, the move to the club's present home in Meadow Street was made possible with the assistance of the local council, whose interest in Garrick's aims and activites has never waned. This home was constructed in the early days of the Swan River Colony and served initially as quarters for the Commissariat. The building is heritage-listed. Various renovations and additions have taken place over the decades - perhaps most notably a new stage with revolve in the 1990s.
Over more than eight decades, Garrick Theatre has brought to the community a wide variety of entertainment. In its turn, it has received many awards and today is one of the most respected community theatre groups in the State. The club is run entirely by members on a voluntary basis.
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