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David Williamson’s When Dad Married Fury

 

Directed by Gary O’Neil

 

27 Feb, 4, 5, 6   11, 12, 13   18, 19 March


 


Watch out! Here comes the bride… brothers Ian and Ben and their wives are on the way to Sydney to visit their recently widowed father flying in from the States. Three big surprises are in store when they arrive at his seventy-fifth birthday celebrations - The “Old Man” is worth $100 million, he’s married Fury an American beauty queen half his age and there is NO pre-nup… Williamson delivers another gripping play and his most memorable characters to date.


Is there more to the beautiful Fury than meets the eye? Is Alan the father he thinks he is? Do Ben’s loyalties lie with his wife, his dad or himself? Can Ian contain his greed long enough to get a signature on the right will? And who is to blame for the death of Ben’s father-in-law?


One thing is for certain: everything changed when Dad married Fury.




Agatha Crispie

 

By Cenarth Fox

 

Directed by Brian Hinselwood

7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27 and 28 May



In  the  south  of England  not  long  after  World  War  1  the  unknown  writer  Agatha  Crispie  writes  mystery stories. She longs for their publication but her snobbish family despise her writing and ridicule her plots.  Agatha gets a lucky break when a body is found in the library.  The police arrive as does a grey-haired cardigan-wearing spinster with a knack for solving crimes. Suddenly the pressure is too much. Agatha disappears but immediately after a dapper foreigner appears. He too has a knack for solving mysteries. There  is  a  dead  body,  suspects,  amateur  sleuths,  red  herrings  and  dithering  cops - just like the life and characters of another scribbler, the slightly better-known Agatha Christie. There are surprises, mystery, drama, humour and that infernal, eternal mousetrap!




Up Pompeii

By Miles Tredinnick

Directed by William McCreery-Rye

 

A theatre restaurant

 16,  17, 23, 24,  30, 31 July and 6 August


 


Based on the original characters from the Frankie Howerd BBC comedy this hilarious romp through ancient Pompeii brings to the stage Lurcio the slave, his master Ludicrus Sextus and mistress Ammonia, burgeoning daughter Erotica, poetic son Nausius and a host of other characters.  In true Carry on…. and Up Pompeii style a myriad of sexual liaisons are planned in all quarters of the master's house and chaos soon follows. Intrigue follows hilarious intrigue - and just what is that ominous rumbling? Woe, woe and thrice woe!






The Mayne Inheritance – a Play

 By Errol O’Neil

Directed by Rod Felsch

 

10,   16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 September and 1 October


 


A grisly murder, inherited madness, and a family in ruins...Historians continue to differ over the facts of the Mayne family legacy but The Mayne Inheritance - a play will leave you in no doubt of the high drama and personal tragedy their lives entailed. A taut psychological thriller that reverberates across several generations of the family and the society they generously supported throughout a period of nearly one hundred years. Small portions of the play take place in London and New Zealand but the heartbeat of the play is in its Brisbane locations and their strong connection with this troubled family and the city's history. 




A Little Murder Never Hurt Anyone

 By Ron Bernas

Directed by Debra K Chalmers




12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 November, 2 and 3 December


 


An evening of witty dialogue and slapstick comedy as bored rich Matthew vows to kill his equally rich, bored wife Julia in order to become a fancy free jet setter like his recently widowed friend and so the game begins - a hilarious yearlong match of wits and the witless. Matthew is successful in murdering everyone but Julia, several mysterious deaths occur on the grounds of the family estate, there is a butler who is not what he seems, a detective who can't buy a clue…. Julia and gentlemanly butler Buttram are stumbled upon in a compromising situation and their dim daughter tries to plan her wedding amongst it all!



 
2016 SEASON LAUNCH PDF Print E-mail

SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER - 2PM



This year the presentation will be held “in tableau”

with theatrical scenarios and brief presentations by the directors

and as is usual at CTG...

followed by drinks and nibbles in the Harlequin Bar.


Hoping you can join us on this exciting occasion

Any inquiries please call 0435 591 720


Chelmer Community Centre, Cnr. Queenscroft & Halsbury Streets, Chelmer



 
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. 

 
2014 SEASON -- PLAYS AND PLOTS PDF Print E-mail



Tuesdays with Morrie

By Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom

Directed by Gary O’Neil

Season – 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28 and 29 March

Tuesdays with Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news programme  and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.


It is a heartwarming exploration of friendship and life. It will make you cry, think, feel but above all it will make you laugh.


An old man, a young man – and life’s greatest lesson …


****** 


Boeing Boeing

By Marc Camelotti

Directed by Cam Castles


Season – 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31 May


It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. A riotous farce that won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a play, Boeing Boeing has recently enjoyed hit revivals in London and New York.  Boeing Boeing is now set to arrive in Brisbane —fasten your seat belts!

Contains sexually suggestive content.

Hijinks are in the air.

A non-stop comedy – may cause turbulence!


*****

THE THEATRE RESTAURANT ....


The Vicar of Dibley --- 

Arrival

Dibley Live


By Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer

Tiger Aspect Productions


Season – 19, 20, 26, 27 July and 2, 3 and 9 August  


Directed by William McCreery Rye


Everyone’s favourite vicar comes to the CTG …


*******

Australian Premiere!  


 Bookworms

by Bernard Farrell

Directed by Brian Hinselwood

Season – 6, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26 and 27 September


Skeletons leap from suburban closets in Bookworms, Bernard Farrell’s hilarious and razor-sharp vision of a household savaged by the Celtic Tiger.

‘….and Larry, let’s try to show everybody that, recession or no recession, we are contented, confident and happy – and that this evening is going to be fun!”

This month’s Book Club hostess Ann is struggling to stay calm, desperate to deliver the perfect evening of literary classics and late-night canapés. But when the all-female group invite their husbands to join the club, and a mysterious figure pays a visit from an upstairs room, everyone is forced to contend with a lot more than just Virginia Woolf.

Opinions are challenged, suspicions aroused and tempers flare as their daily lives unravel into a saga to rival even the most outrageous fiction.

This hugely entertaining new play by the popular and celebrated playwright Bernard Farrell (I Do Not Like Thee Doctor Fell, Canaries, Lovers At Versailles) is an evening of wine and cheese, mystery and mayhem.

A saga to rival even the wildest fiction ..


 *****


Two one act plays …

 Money from Heaven

and

The Innkeeper, the Writer, the Pirate and the Detective

Written by Deb Chalmers

Directed by Deb Chalmers & Dale Murison

Season – 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28 and 29 November


Money from Heaven   

Joe bungles driving his friend Frankie’s  prized Monaro (totally forgetting Monaros don’t have running boards) during a bank heist.   Tragically, Frankie is shot dead.    Finding he needs a reference to get into heaven, Frankie returns to Joe’s home.  All is going well until Joe’s wife Maggie mistakes the rubbish bag full of cash with clothes for Father Michael’s homeless shelter.

A world premiere of an original one act play by a local award winning playwright

The Innkeeper, the Writer, the Pirate and the Detective (A radio play) 

Miriam Wells chooses a Maleny B&B to complete writing her current bodice ripper on the high seas, but when the owner of a competing B&B is murdered, the residents – including a young newly web couple, a nosy neighbour, an accountant and Miriam’s own swashbuckling pirate character – all become involved in helping the detective solving the case.

Another world premiere of an original 2014 “take” on a 1940’s radio play.




 
Newsletter 2009 07 July PDF Print E-mail

Greetings

Here is the July 09 Newsletter

 
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