This year's line-up, a cross section of some of the finest chamber ensembles in the country, would have graced any of Australia’s more well established festivals, and it is a massive endorsement of Festival Director Catherine Harker’s entrepreneurial skill that she was able to secure these wonderful musicians for a festival that too few people have yet heard of.
Infectiously entertaining and rivetingly alive, Wayside Bride is a boldly embroidered quilt covering a period in the 1970s when Ted Noffs' Wayside Chapel established itself as a sanctuary for the homeless, the drug addicted, and anyone who fell between the cracks of orthodoxy.
The lights go down. The cicadas scream. The lights come up and we wait for the play to begin. Later, in the second act stricken by logorreah, we can’t wait for the play to end.
Seizing this once in a career opportunity, the incredible creative forces behind this production of Phantom have triumphed and powerfully re-imagined one of musical theatres most enduring and recognisable works against a globally famous backdrop.
|Before the Meeting|
|kwento and Red Line Productions presents: Ate Lovia by Jordan Shea|
|Dubbo Championship Wrestling|
|Rep Season: Wayside Bride & Light Shining in Buckinghamshire|
|Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes|
|Ghosting the Party|
|The Listies 'Make Some Noise'|
|The Great Gatsby Immersive Theatre Experience|