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Ballarat National Theatre

PERFORMANCE DATES

2004

SYNOPSIS & CAST

A short monologue from

DON'T LISTEN LADIES by SACHA GUITRY

Julian Oldfield

THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED
by TENNESSEE (TOM) WILLIAMS

Amanda Sobey & Matt Hustwaite
(Dialect Coach - Belinda Clark)

One of William's early works which already shows many typical aspects of his later characters, themes and images. As in 'Glass Menagerie' he gives the boy his own name 'Tom'; and the girl shows many of the traits of Laura & Amanda in 'Menagerie' and Blanche in 'Streetcar’.

OH!
by N.F. SIMPSON

Peppa Sindar & Julian Oldfield

This sketch is nearer to the Nonsense style of an earlier age than to the 'Theatre of the Absurd' genre of this authors larger and later plays.

RED CARNATIONS
by GLENN HUGHES

OLDER MAN - Oleg Lewlnsky
YOUNGER MAN - Dale Jackson
YOUNG LADY - Sherry Babcock

THE TRYSTING PLACE
by BOOTH TARKINGTON

MRS. CURTIS - Peppa Sindar
MR. BRIGGS - Luke Butler
MRS. BRIGGS – Jlll Dunne
JESSE - Teagan Glenane
RUPERT - Chris Pedler
MR. INGOLDSBY - Haydn Vincent

 

The evening directed by Julian Oldfield

 

REVIEW

REVIEWER - GAIL SJOGREN

"Brief Encounters" but lasting enjoyment.

We all know how cold the Ballarat nights are but don't let that put you off venturing to Ballarat National Theatre's night of Brief Encounters at the SMB Courthouse Theatre. The theatre is warn and welcoming, the actors are multi-talented and the program provides a thespian smorgasbord of varied delights.

The encounters range from the cynical humour of Don't Listen Ladies, through moving pathos and the absurdity of Oh!, to true comedy in Red Carnations and The Trysting Place.
They showcase the talents of well-known actors from both Ballarat and further afield, and introduce some impressive young talent. Amanda Sobey is particularly outstanding as the young girl in Tennessee Williams' This Property Is Condemned.

If lively entertainment appeals to you, don't miss Brief Encounters.