The Woman In Black
By Stephen Mallatratt & Susan HillA lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of eerie marshes and moaning winds.
Set in the remote town of Crythin Gifford, in the north east of England, Arthur Kipps arrives to settle the estate of a Mrs Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. He is bewildered by the refusal of the locals to have anything to do with him. As he sorts through Mrs Drablow's papers, he discovers a history that no-one wants to talk about. What has Mrs Drablow done, and who is the mysterious, ethereal Woman in Black who haunts her house?
One of the longest-running plays in London, The Woman in Black has been terrifying audiences since 1987. Starring Honest Puck favourites, James Scott, Brendan Kelly, and Katherine Berry.
Written by James Scott & William ShakespeareDirected by James Scott
Starring Katherine Berry, Scott Bowcher, Brendan Kelly, Annie Liana Scott and James Scott
Venue: The CADA Theatre, 1/9 Lithgow St, Fyshwick ACT 2609.
Season - October 7 - October 16, 2016
It’s been five years since theatre practitioners Peter Figg and Nick Topp performed their worst show ever at the local Shakespeare Festival. But this year, they’re staging a comeback - with a performance of Shakespeare’s Henry V.
To pull it off, they’ve found themselves a disparate band of actors: Hermione, who’s on temporary release from juvie, Paris, a diplomat’s kid who did a little theatre in Germany once, and Tom, an exile from the rival theatre group, The Vagabonds. The goal is to win the judges’ hearts (and restore the pride and status of the Figg and Topp Theatre Co.) as winners of the ‘Best Play’ accolade.
As audience we witness not only their preparation for the task, but also their performance of the great Shakespearean work.
THE ART OF TEACHING NOTHING
By Kirsty Budding
Directed by Cate Clelland
Produced by Freerain Theatre
“I said he couldn’t have an extension on his assignment without medical documentation, so he jumped off the roof.”
Lucy is a new teacher striving for job satisfaction in an education system that seems rotten to the core. As innovation strangles tradition and bell curves swallow souls, she must decide whether it is better to fight the system, or become part of it.
Prepare to see teachers as you’ve never seen them before in this outrageous black comedy examining power and politics in education.
Rob de Fries
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by James Scott
Featuring Brendan Kelly, Ryan Pemberton and James Scott
Design by Geoff Patterson
An Honest Puck Production
It's Shakespeare as the bard never intended. It's a bold, speedy, irreverent romp through all 37 of Shakespeare's plays but without the language barriers or the period hurdles, as three brave actors out-Python Monty! And YOU are very much part of the whole side-splitting rollercoaster ride involving pop culture, audience participation and probably the fastest, funniest Hamlet you're ever likely to see. Sometimes even the actors don't know what to expect.
By arrangement with HAL LEONARD AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, ON BEHALF OF PARADIGM, NEW YORK
THREE OH NO a short film by Keeley Rees
From a very recent short film entered into Lights! Canberra! Action! which got through to the top twelve, and we were very pleased!
Childhood dreams and birthday countdowns. Jo faces the big three-oh.
Written, Produced & Directed by Keeley Rees
Cinematography & Post - Hew Sandison
Sound Recordist - Travis Dom
Sound Design & Original Score - Fiona Bush
JO: Keeley Rees
Miles: Brendan Kelly