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14 DECEMBER 2014 AT 1.30PM


Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones

 

The play is a Comedy described as being "very sad, very sad; but very very funny ...and touching too"

The cast required is:

Male - 35s ( a son)

Female - 50s (the mother - "young')

Female - 50s (mousy)

Female - early 30s

2 x Male - 60s


The audition will be held at the Chelmer Community Centre, cnr. Queenscroft & Halsbury Streets, Chelmer

Cold reading from scripts.

Directed by Gary O'Neil.

Season - 7 - 28 March 2015

All inquiries to 0435 591 720

 
SEASON 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones

Directed by Gary O’Neil

Season - 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27 and 28 March 2015


Winner! 2000-2001 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

Winner! The Critics' Circle Best New Play Award

Winner! The People's Choice Best New Play Award

Humble Boy is a comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of bee keeping. All is not well in the Humble hive. 35-year old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, Felix returns home to be with his difficult and demanding mother. He soon realizes that his search for unity must be expanded to include his own chaotic life.

"Sad, very sad; funny, very, very funny...this is a seriously wonderful play." - London Sunday Times

"Rich, original, intelligent, funny and touching. I can't recommend this lovely play too highly." - Daily Telegraph

 A comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of beekeeping.



Closure by Ron Bilcq

Directed by Gary Kliger

9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30 May


Winner! 2008 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Competition

Donald Barlow, who lives in Nottingham, England, decides to search for his father who, he has discovered, was a visiting Canadian serviceman during World War II. Following his mother's death, Donald engages a search agency to find his father (Gordon Devereaux) and establish contact. But when the agency does find Devereaux, the elderly man vehemently denies his involvement with Donald's mother and categorically refuses to meet the man who claims to be his son.

Donald's journalist daughter Claire refuses to give up and, using her married name, flies to Canada to meet and interview Devereaux. She takes her nine year-old son with her (who actually is Devereaux's great-grandson) and a unique and unexpected friendship develops between the crusty old man and the boy. Although Claire had not intended to reveal the connection between them, she now privately telephones her father and suggests he fly to Canada. Yet her secret plan is shattered when the boy tells Devereaux things about his family, from which the old man deduces the connection and recognizes he has been duped. This sets in motion a vicious and seemingly irreversible conflict between Claire and Devereaux.

"How closure is finally achieved makes this a gripping drama of four generations – and how the youngest can bring out the best in the oldest." - The Visitor, Guernsey, UK

This gripping drama explores the journey to closure, and reveals how the youngest among us can bring out the best in the oldest.



Dad’s Army by Jimmy Perry & David Croft

Directed by William McCreery-Rye

Season - 18, 19, 25, 26 July and 1, 2 and 8 August

 (A theatre restaurant)


Two classic stories from the archives of the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard.   As told by the Centenary Theatre Group

The Deadly Attachment and The Godiva Affair. 


DON’T PANIC MR. MAINWARING!!!

 Put that light out!

Permission to Speak …

 


Dirk

a stage adaptation by James Goss and Arvind Ethan David of Douglas Adams’ novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

Directed by Cam Castles

Season - 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 September, 2, 3 October


See the sofa!

Experience the cat!

Eat the Pizza!


The stage has had a long tradition of great detectives. Dirk Gently does not belong to it. From the mind of Douglas Adams, who brought you The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, comes Dirk. A ghost/horror/detective/time- travel/romantic comedy/epic story that begins with a seemingly innocent conjuring trick and ends with the most devastating secret of humankind! All this, AND a musical number!


 

Dangerous Corner

By J.B. Priestley

Directed by Kurt A Lerps

14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29  November 4, 5 December


 A thriller of sex, secrets and lies

 Have you ever wished you hadn’t said something and as you watch the results of your careless words, wish you could turn back time?

Well, Dangerous Corner, one of J. B. Priestley's time plays, explores what might happen if you could do just that!

It is the early 1930’s, Robert and Freda Caplan host an elegant soiree at their country retreat with family and colleagues of the family-owned publishing house. Stylish and successful, they have the world at their feet.

Missing from the group is Robert's brother, Martin, who has died in tragic circumstances. A chance remark and the pursuit of truth have devastating consequences. But what if that chance remark was never made?

 
On-line bookings for 2015 PDF Print E-mail

Bookings for our 2015 season and membership for 2015 are now on-line.   


We thank you all for your continued support of the Centenary Theatre Group over 2014

and we look forward to seeing you at the theatre in 2015. 

 
Welcome PDF Print E-mail

We are a small amateur theatre company performing in the western suburbs of Brisbane, Australia. We were founded in 1976 (read the newspaper articles announcing our arrival), started playing properly in the Warana Festival in 1977 and are still going strong.

We put on 5 productions a year, varying from the legendary (Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap) to the  terrifying (Woman in Black) to the classics (Blithe Spirit), to name but a few of the many productions we have performed over the years.

We have also been privileged to have been involved with award winning productions at the Brisbane Arts Theatre Drama Festival -

  • In 2003, "Little Brother, Little Sister" directed by Fred Wessely won the Adjudicator's Award, Susan O'Toole - Adjudicator's Award and Second Best Play

  • In 2000 "Pier 12" by Ron Kelly directed by Len Granato and starring Alyssa Tait and Peter Moore. Both Peter and Alyssa were awarded acting honours, while director Len was presented with the George Roberts Memorial Shield for Best play

  • In 1999 "Banana Bender" by Barry Dickens directed by Julie-Claire Hogben, starring Phoebe Todhunter and Antony King, which won a best actress award for Phoebe Todhunter

 

And we are very grateful for the continued support of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund -

For the grant in 2002 to help improve the lighting system and equipment, in 2003 with their grant towards an upgraded kitchen and a new staircase for ease of access to the stage area and for in 2006 for the grant to install a Breezeair Cooling System in the Hall .

 
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