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Black Comedy

By Peter Shaffer

Directed by Pamela Whalan

Season: 27th November - 12th December 2010
Preview night 26th November
Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm

The production runs for two hours, including an interval

Due to popular demand we are pleased to announce an extra matinee performance of Black Comedy on Saturday 11th December 2010 at 4.30pm.

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What really happens when the lights go out?

It is the "swinging sixties" and a young sculptor wants to impress a wealthy art collector. His current girlfriend wants him to impress her father. They "borrow" some furniture from the flat across the hall but their plans fall into chaos when the building is plunged into darkness by an electrical fault, the neighbour returns early from his holiday, the sculptor's former girlfriend arrives to renew their relationship and the prim spinster from the upstairs flat seeks refuge from the dark.

This witty farce, written by Peter Shaffer - author of Amadeus and Equus - is just the kind of light-hearted romp to put you in the mood for the Christmas season.

Director:Pamela Whalan
Assistant to the Director:Derek Loh
Set Design:Debbie Smith
Costume Design:Susan Carveth
Lighting Design:Eric Bicknell
Sound Design:Tom Massey


Stage Manager:Frances Etheridge
Lighting and Sound Operator:Amy Roberts


Brindsley Miller:Matthew Orchard
Carol Melkett:Justine Kacir
Miss Furnival:Lisa Harrison
Colonel Melkett:Bill Lamonby
Harold Gorringe:Daniel Felkai
Clea:Paula Searle
Franz Schuppanzig:Patrick Matijevic
Georg Bamberger:Derek Loh

By arrangement with Dominie Pty Ltd

Prior to Black Comedy we are pleased to present


A new one-act play by Roger Gimblett

Directed by Maggie Scott

Horizons will be the curtain raiser to Black Comedy.

This little gem of a one-act play was first performed in a very successful season at the Tap Gallery in October 2009. It is a gentle and beautiful piece which is by turns moving, comic and true.

Set on a beach in Noosa on a summer's afternoon, it is the story of Liz (a prickly character in her sixties, clearly used to a position of power) who is taking some time out from her hectic life, for reasons which become apparent. On the beach she meets a beautiful young male surfer (Chris) and in the course of one short afternoon's conversation the two manage to share some secrets and surprises.

'gentle and humorous'...'beautifully constructed' - Australian Stage
'poignant' - Sydney Arts Guide

Director:Maggie Scott


Liz:Jenny Jacobs
Chris:John Buencamino

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