The Magnificent Ambersons

by Booth Tarkington adapted by Rob Croser
April 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27 at 7.30pm, Matinees April 21 @ 4.00pm, April 27 at 2.00pm, early April 23 @ 6.30pm
Odeon Theatre, Queen Street

“Against so homespun a background, the magni cence of the Ambersons was as conspicuous as a brass band at a funeral.”

An Orson Welles cinema masterpiece and a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, this extraordinary story traces the fortunes of Major Amberson and his descendants – an upper-class Indianapolis family at the turn of the 20th century – and the tragic loss of love and money throughout the generations.

George Amberson Minafer, the Major’s arrogant grandson, is spoiled rotten by his adoring mother. When his father dies,
the return of Eugene Morgan – a wealthy automobile manufacturer, his mother’s childhood sweetheart, and the father of the girl he loves – shakes the very foundations of Georgie’s world.

As his jealousy begins to overwhelm him, how will Georgie survive, and who will save him? 

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Far From The Madding Crowd

by Thomas Hardy, adapted by Mark Healy
July 26, 27, 31, August 1, 2, 3 at 7.30pm, Matinees July 28 @ 4.00pm, August 3 at 2.00pm, Early July 30 at 6.30pm
Odeon Theatre, Queen Street, Norwood

“I simply meant to tell you that nobody has got me yet as a sweetheart; I hate to be thought of as a man’s property in that way.”

This brilliant new adaptation of Hardy’s most optimistic love story has been described as “haunting, brooding, smouldering . . .dynamic drama.” Independent Theatre is thrilled to be staging its Australian Premiere.

Having inherited her uncle’s farm, the independent young Bathsheba Everdene finds herself playing mistress in a man’s world. Defying convention by deciding
to manage the farm herself, Bathsheba
is propelled into responsibility and womanhood, pursued by three very different suitors.

Who should she choose – the constant, dependable shepherd, Gabriel Oak, the brooding, obsessive landowner William Boldwood or the reckless, seductive Sergeant Frank Troy, and will it be for the right reasons? 

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The Playboy of the Western World

by John Millington Synge
November 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 at 7.30pm, Matinees November 10 at 4.00pm, November 16 at 2.00pm, Early November 12 @ 6.30pm
Odeon Theatre, Queens Street, Norwood

“Well, it’s great luck and company I’ve won me – two fine women fighting for the likes of me – till I’m thinking this night wasn’t I a foolish fellow not to kill my father in the years gone by.” 

When this play first opened, it caused riots in Dublin because of its perceived defamation of the Irish national character. A hundred years on, it is regarded as a theatrical masterpiece, and the greatest Irish comedy ever written.

Into an Irish country pub one dark night, staggers Christy Mahon, a young dreamer, who confesses to killing his father with a shovel. Rather than shocking the locals, Christy’s tall tale propels him to hero-status, and two women – the landlord’s feisty daughter Pegeen Mike, and the man-eating Widow Quin – begin vying for his attentions.

But how long will his popularity last? 

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