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BILLIONAIRE BOY : A STORY ABOUT LOVE AND THE THINGS MONEY CAN’T BUY

David  Walliams novel BILLIONAIRE BOY follows a 12-year-old boy named Joe who has everything he could ever want, from a golden underwater Ferrari to his very own cinema! Joe and his Dad have more money than you could imagine, but what Joe really needs is a friend. When Joe arrives at his new school, life gets tough. Facing the school bully, his Dad’s new girlfriend and the world’s worst school canteen, Joe is about to learn that money might buy you a lot, but it can’t buy you everything.

Featuring a talented cast of five, Billionaire Boy explores important social issues such as bullying, relationships and self-esteem through comedy, songs, loveable characters and lots of laughs.

Walliams novels have taken the children’s literary world by storm, with his bestselling novels being translated into over 40 languages and having sold over ten million copies in the UK alone.

Now BILLIONAIRE BOY, one of his most popular novels, has been adapted for the stage by playwright Maryann Master. It is being brought to life on the stage at  the Riverside Theatres , the Concourse in Chatswood and the Seymour Centre during the month of March. 

The play is suitable for ages 6+ and has a running time of 60 minutes.  Here are the full details of the performances :-

When: Saturday 9th March 2019

Where: Riverside Theatres – cnr Church and Market Streets, Parramatta

Tickets: $29 from www.riversideparramatta.com.au or from the Box Office (02) 8839 3399

 

When: Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th March 2019

Where: The Concourse – 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

Tickets: $44 from www.theconcourse.com.au or from the Box Office (02) 8075 8111

 

When: Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March 2019

Where: Seymour Centre – corner of City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale

Tickets: $38 from www.seymourcentre.com or from the Box Office (02) 9351 7940

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Bella Vista Farm

Images from Sport for Jove's revival of Midsummer's Dream. Pics by Seiya Taguchi
Images from Sport for Jove’s revival of Midsummer’s Dream. Pics by Seiya Taguchi

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is playing as part of the season of Sydney Hills Shakespeare in the Park and Leura Shakespeare Festival and a festival it most definitely is. Families and lovers and friends and cronies, all together under a moonless sky to enjoy the group experience of enjoying a favourite 400 year old play.

A military Athens is initially in store for audiences as the guards in their grey shirts and pants usher people in and then stand on guard before the show starts.

Opening on the open raised stage near the small period home on Bella Vista Farm, we meet Theseus (Christopher Tomkinson) and Hippolyta (Francesca Savige). Never tick off an Amazon … she is cross and not shy about expressing it. Conquering Theseus has a very unwilling bride on his hands. Continue reading A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Bella Vista Farm

THE WINTER’S TALE

Pic Michele Mossop
Otis Pavlovic as Prince Mamillius and Myles Pollard as Leontes in THE WINTER’S TALE. Pic Michele Mossop

This can be called one of Shakespeare’s ‘problem plays’ as it is full of both intense psychological drama yet also is lyrical, rustic and has a romantic happy ending. In some ways it is almost in effect two separate plays, with massive shifts in mood and tone. There is lots of doubling of roles by the excellent cast and fine ensemble work.

It is all seen through the imagination of young Prince Mamillius (Otis Pavlovic or Rory Potter) who controls and manipulates everything. Mamillius acts as lynchpin, questioner and observer throughout. The ’nursery’ /fairytale set as designed by Stephen Curtis was light and airy with bunk bed with ladder, a cradle ,small child size stools, a wonderful mobile…

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