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Waiting

2002

About Dust & Ruin

  • Three Light-hearted 'Shorts'
  • THE WAITING ROOM
  • THE INTERVIEW
  • THE DUMB WAITER
  • Each with a Twist in the Tail.

2002

  • Genre: Drama

  • Director: Julian Oldfield

Cast - The Waiting Room

Bruce Eldridge

Man

Marilyn Chestnut

Harriet

Ben Griffiths

Paul

Sally Read

Woman

Cast - The Dumb Waiter

Brett Edgington

Ben

Leon Hanrahan

Gus

Cast - The Interview

Rodger Clarke

Neil Sinclair

Martin McGettigan

Bruce Eldridge

Ben Griffiths

Haydn Vincent

Brett Edgington

Hedley Thomson

Bronwyn Oldaker

Crew

  • Stage-Manager
    Sally Read
  • Crew
    Katrina Hill
  • Lighting
    Elise Allen with Shaye Davitt
  • Sound Advisor
    Michael Zala
  • Opening sequence
    Jef Hammersley
  • Graphic Design
    Peter Freund
  • Photography
    Gary Hunt

Reviews

REVIEWER - BARRY BREEN

TWIST IN THE TAIL

Ballarat National Theatre's mid-year production, Waiting, has opened at the Courthouse Theatre with three thoroughly enjoyable one-act plays and three excellent groups of actors. The plays are linked thematically with an unexpected twist to each and, in each case, the cast builds effectively to that twist. In The Waiting Room, by John Bowen, Ballarat favourite Marilyn Chestnut and new talent Ben Griffiths build and sustain intrigue from what appears to be a chance encounter. Both give excellent performances.

The Interview, by Barry Bermange, has an ensemble cast of nine actors and each establishes a believable character and helps to create an unsettling ambiance, which is only explained at the end of the play. Strong performances come from Hedley Thomson and Rodger Clark. In Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter Leon Harahan and Brett Edgington are sometimes hilarious and always engaging in their roles, working: off each other brilliantly to, once again, an ending with a twist.

Director Julian Oldfiekl handles his three casts of both well-known and new performers with his usual sureness and each play is satisfying in its own right as well as combining with the others to create an evening theatregoers are sure to enjoy.