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‘HOTEL SORRENTO’- AN INTERVIEW WITH WAL (DENNIS COARD)

This image: Dennis Coard
Featured image: Dennis Coard as Wal with Saxon Gray, Joanne Booth and Ruth Caro.                                   Production photos: Cathy Ronalds

SAG:  What drew you to this project?  Was it the part of Wal or the play itself? How do you see Wal?

DENNIS:      There have been over 50 productions and a feature film of Hannie Rayson’s “Hotel Sorrento”. I haven’t seen the film but I did see Hit’s production of the play many years ago, and I really liked the character of Wal – now I’m old enough to play the role so I was delighted to accept the offer when it came.

Wal is a good man and a good father but probably not the best of husbands, over his life he would have spent more time with his mates than he did with his wife. So, while he loved her he probably didn’t really listen to her or understand how she felt. Continue reading ‘HOTEL SORRENTO’- AN INTERVIEW WITH WAL (DENNIS COARD)

ACCLAIMED ‘HOTEL SORRENTO’ FOR RIVERSIDE – AND WE HAVE GIVE-AWAYS

Production photography: Cathy Ronalds

Family, country and culture collide in the award-winning comedy/drama HOTEL SORRENTO by one of Australia’s most significant playwrights, Hannie Rayson. 

Playing at Riverside Theatres from 31st July to 4th August, this poignant dramedy, which inspired the AFI Award-winning Australian film of the same name, boasts a stellar cast including Ruth Caro (Home & Away), Dennis Coard (Home and Away, (Miss Fisher’s Murders)Kim Denman (All My Love) and Joanne Booth (House Husbands). They are led by critically-acclaimed director, Denny Lawrence (Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine) and an exceptional creative team. Continue reading ACCLAIMED ‘HOTEL SORRENTO’ FOR RIVERSIDE – AND WE HAVE GIVE-AWAYS

ALL MY LOVE @ GLEN STREET THEATRE

 

All My Love

We make important choices with our lives, and they may occur on a grey and nondescript day. At the time we don’t realise they how important these choices are and the impact they will have on our lives. Mary Gilmore and Henry Lawson made various choices in their lives, choices that placed their lifelong platonic love affair in jeopardy.

ALL MY LOVE is the story of the nascent relationship between Mary Gilmore and Henry Lawson and is based on the letters they wrote to each other before and after their marriages to William Gilmore and Bertha McNamara. Continue reading ALL MY LOVE @ GLEN STREET THEATRE