The revival of Deckchair Theatre continues and the time has come for the launch of their 2010 season - Journey With Us. With tales from Pinjarra to Kalbarri, and the Kimberley, Deckchair is all about telling Western Australian stories.

Deckchair Theatre kicks off the year with GRACE and is thrilled to launch with this world-premiere commission, in collaboration with the Perth International Arts Festival. Adapted by Humphrey Bower from Robert Drewe’s celebrated novel, GRACE will be directed by Deckchair Theatre’s Artistic Director Chris Bendall. With a cast of some of WA’s finest actors including Kirsty Hillhouse in the title role of Grace and George Shevtsov as her bone collecting Father, this is an event not to be missed.

Next up is a visit to Kalbarri, WA – back in time to 1942 with Kate Mulvany’s magical and hugely funny THE DANGER AGE is a journey back to another world. With acclaimed director Sally Richardson at the helm this promises to be a hugely funny play. Deckchair Theatre also welcomes back to WA actors Gibson Nolte and Hayley McEhinney who will join this stellar cast along with Damon Lockwood, Samantha Murray and Irma Woods.

Damian Millar’s MODERN INTERNATIONAL DEAD, winner of the 2008 Sydney Theatre Award and NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Best New Australian work, is the story of three extraordinary people who have dedicated their lives to putting themselves in harm’s way for the sake of others. Featuring Michelle Fornasier, Stuart Halusz and Steve Turner, this will be an adrenalin charged production.

2010 will also see a return season of Reg Cribbs’ highly successful production of KRAKOUER!* For 5 nights only, catch Krakouer! before it heads on a regional WA tour.

Alongside these fantastic new Australian plays, Deckchair’s UMBRELLA season moves into its second year. Created and performed by Isaac Drandich, Geoff Kelso, Sam Longley, Frank Nannup, Kelton Pell and Phil Thompson (The Pinjarra Project), BINDJAREB PINJARRA fuses history, outrageous comedy and physical theatre. The final destination for the year is Matt Cameron’s absurdly fractured fairytale RUBY MOON, presented by Always working Artists and directed by Jeremy Rice.

Deckchair Theatre is devoted to bringing audiences the very best new plays, playwrights and theatre - makers from Western Australia and around the country.


*In collaboration with Sean Gorman’s author of Brother Boys

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