Hamlet

by William Shakespeare
Goodwood Theatre 166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood
April 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 @ 7.30, matinees Sunday 10 @ 4.00, Saturday 16 @ 2.00, early Tuesday 12 @ 6.30

“Thee time is out of joint. O cursèd spite at ever I was born to set it right.” 

One of the most profound and enigmatic plays ever written, Shakespeare’s masterpiece has thrilled and intrigued audiences for over 400 years. What is it that continues to exert such a hold over us? 

Charged, by a ghost, with the duty of avenging the murder of his beloved father, crown prince Hamlet is driven to the brink of madness. Or is he? Shakespeare’s taut psychological thriller plunges us into the mighty battle of hate that ensues as Hamlet and his uncle – the new king of Denmark – struggle to penetrate each other’s mind. Timeless in its portrayal of people’s ght against corruption, and in its preoccupation with the uncertainties and dilemmas as the very heart of human existence, Hamlet speaks afresh to each new generation of theatregoers. 

CREW

Will Cox - Hamlet

CREW

Rob Croser - director

Hamlet poster

Suddenly Last Summer

by Tennessee Williams
Goodwood Theatre 166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood
April 29 @ 7.30
presented by arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical, as agents for Samuel French Pty Ltd

“State Asylum! Cut this hideous story out of her brain!” 

One of the trademark gothic plays of master American playwright, Tennessee Williams.

In Williams’ darkly poetic drama, young socialite Catherine Holly, has been committed to an asylum, a er witnessing her cousin Sebastian’s sudden and violent death in Europe last summer. Her aunt, New Orleans matriarch, Violet Venable, will stop at nothing to prevent Catherine from revealing

the bizarre details of her poet-son’s death – especially the suggestion that he was homosexual.

Violet ruthlessly proceeds to bribe young neurosurgeon,
Dr Cukrowicz, to perform a lobotomy on her niece – to “cut the story from her brain”. But the doctor is determined to discover the truth about Catherine’s story before taking any action.

A special one-night-only staged playreading of a brilliant drama, similar to this year’s sell-out reading of Alan Seymour’s e One Day of the Year. 

CAST

TBA

PRODUCTION TEAM

TBA

The Matchmaker

by Thornton Wilder
Goodwood Theatre 166a Goodwood Road, Goodwood
April 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 at 7.30, Matinees Sunday 7 at 4.00, Saturday 13 at 2.00, Early Tuesday 9 at 6.30
presented by arrangement with ORiGiN Theatrical, as agents for Samuel French Pty Ltd

“I’ve always felt money – pardon my expression – is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread about, encouraging young things to grow.” 

New York widow, Dolly Gallagher Levi is a woman who “arranges things” – like marriages and other domestic transactions. She
is engaged by the rich, pompous merchant of Yonkers, Horace Vandergelder, to save his niece from eloping with “an artist”, and also to nd him a new wife.

However, Dolly has other ideas. She has set her own sights on Horace, and embarks on a complicated scheme to get him to propose. Her machinations include Horace’s two young clerks, whom she encourages to head into New York for a day “on the razzle”, and a pretty, widowed milliner and her assistant.

A er a series of hilariously farcical situations involving exploding tomato cans, cross-dressing, hiding in wardrobes, and secret rendezvous at a New York restaurant, everyone nds themselves paired with their perfect match.

Thornton Wilder’s classic comedy was turned into the hit musical Hello Dolly, but is, itself, far richer and funnier than the musical. 

CAST

Bronwyn Ruciak - Dolly Levi

PRODUCTION TEAM

Rob Croser - director

The Matchmaker