New show opens this weekend

Front Row Theatre’s season of The Works of William Shakespeare by Chicks is very close (and very short!). Opening night is this Friday 30 November and the show will play for just three weekends.

Five good reasons to see the show:

1. Satisfy your curiosity about what happens when the all time greatest writer in the English language meets up with two very good writers from the 21st century.
2. Break the monotony of wall to wall Christmas parties – see a show instead. Or see a show first and then make a grand entrance!
3. We have air conditioning (and we know how to use it).
4. At $18 ($13 concession) we are still a cheap and always cheerful night out.
5. See Leah Pellinkhof live on stage. This is for all of you who have seen shows written and/or directed by Leah including My Pet Human, Hamilton Hall the Musical and Holding Hands in Public. Now you get to actually see what this very talented lady looks like. (Not bad at all, as a matter of fact!)

The Works of William Shakespeare (by Chicks)

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Audition Notice – Witness for the Prosecution

Season – November 2012 at Hamilton Town Hall
Rehearsals – TBA but we’ll work around performers’ other commitments
Audition Requirements – Auditionees may prepare a piece in any style, and/or do a cold reading from the script. Please bring a 1 page resume (including a head shot) with you. If you don’t have a resume, please bring a photo with you – nothing fancy – just so that we can put a name to a face.

Roles – There has been no pre-casting and all roles are available. (Originally most of the roles were male, but could just as easily be played by women, and in a couple of cases (Carter and Mayhew) the roles would probably best suit females).

Greta (F) typist to Sir Wilfred, playing age 16-25
Carter (F/M) Sir Wilfred’s Chief Clerk/Office Manager, playing age mature
Mayhew (F/M) Leonard Vole’s Solicitor, playing age mature
Leonard Vole (M) Accused of Murder, playing age mid-20s
Sir Wilfred Roberts, QC (M) Counsel for the defence, playing age 45-70 (this is a huge role, he is in ever scene and the play revolves around his performance. If you are auditioning for this role, please be aware that the time commitment during the rehearsal period will be enormous)
Inspector Hearne (M) Homicide detective from Scotland Yard
Plain-Clothes Detective (M) age open
Romaine (F) Leonard Vole’s Wife, playing age 30-45 (THE witness for the prosecution)
Clerk of the Court/Court Usher (M/F) age open
Mr Justice Wainright (M) Judge, playing age 55-death
Mr Myers, QC (M/F) Prosecuting counsel, playing age 30-65
Dr Wyatt, a Police Surgeon (M/F) age open
Janet MacKenzie (F) Victims assistange, playing age 40-70 (Scottish accent preferred)
Mr Clegg, a laboratory assistant (F/M) age open
The Other Woman (F) playing age 18-30

Contact – To book your audition please call Scott Hossack on 0424 639 455.

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Agatha Christie's Murder on the Nile

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Front Row Theatre’s latest production, Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile opened last weekend. Read More

The Agatha Christie is here!

Front Row Theatre’s annual tradition of an Agatha Christie continues from Saturday 1st October. This year we’ll be bringing Egypt to Hamilton by presenting Murder on the Nile.

Based on Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel Death on the Nile, the play follows newlyweds Simon Mostyn and Kay Ridgeway on their honeymoon on the Nile. Throw in Simon’s former love, Jacqueline, who, during the course of the voyage, works herself into a state of hysteria and shoots at Simon. She only wounds him in the knee but a short time later Kay is shot dead. In various film and television versions, Hercule Poirot solves the mystery but in Christie’s original play it is Kay’s guardian, Canon Pennefather, who turns detective. Christie whodunnits are perennial favourites with Front Row Theatre audiences and director Dierdre Robinson brings us this year‘s offering.

It’s a great way to ease into the silly season – especially now that newly refurbsihed Hamilton Hall has AIR CONDITIONING! We also now offer our patrons the opportunity to book and pay online at our Booking Page. Bookings essential for this always popular tradition!

When – Opening Sat 1 Oct at 7.30pm; Friday and Saturday nights till 29th October at 7.30pm; Matinees on Saturday 8th and 22nd October at 2pm.