The Genesian Theatre is proud to present our 69th Season in 2013-2014.
- Richard III by William Shakespeare
- The Young Idea by Noel Coward
- Dangerous Corner by J.B. Priestley
- Murder on the Nile by Agatha Christie
- Daisy Pulls It Off by Denise Deegan
- The Star-Child by Oscar Wilde
- Hotel Sorrento by Hannie Rayson
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley adapted by Victor Gialanella
Once again I have great pleasure in telling you about the new season at Sydney's "unique little theatre". We are so grateful for all your support and we are sure you will not be disappointed over the next 12 months.
First up is Shakespeare's tale of the toxic mix of ambition and power, Richard III. This fresh adaptation will be very accessible and modern, reminding us that those who do not heed history become its victims.
Noel Coward's The Young Idea should break that mood and delve us into his glamorous time. This fun, early work is not often seen and shows why he became the genius he did. The children are fed up with their parents' divorce and decide to do something about it.
Have you ever marvelled how one little action can have so many consequences? If they are disastrous, what if you could try the action again? Set amongst the smart set of wealth and privilege, J.B. Priestley's famous "time play", Dangerous Corner, experiments with this idea.
Hold on to your panama hats, it's a boatload of Murder on the Nile! Agatha Christie's work has it all; more red herrings than you can poke a pistol at, jilted lovers and death everywhere you look. It's meant to be serious, of course, but it is still all great fun.
Can the girls find the treasure and save the school? Can they work out who is good and who is bad? Can they what! Think a mix of St. Trinian's and Famous Five and you get the idea of Denise Deegan's Daisy Pulls It Off.
Summer in Sydney finds us joining the holiday house of Hotel Sorrento, Hannie Rayson's modern Australian classic. A lifetime of secrets and jealousies can never be buried forever and the shocking exposures rock this family to the core. The lesson that we can never really escape our actions is brutally learnt.
Finally, we offer something a little different. There have been so many versions of Frankenstein and his monster it is refreshing that Victor Gialanella went back to the original novel to bring us Mary Shelley's classic as it was intended. Frankenstein asks us the question, when is the villain the victim and where does guilt lie?
And don't forget: at Christmas we will be presenting a very special piece of magic by Oscar Wilde. The Star-Child is one of the delights he wrote for his sons and is a joy for all the family. Tickets are available separately from subscription.
So, see you soon and we can't wait to entertain you.Regards
Barry Nielsen (Theatre Director)