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CRUNCH TIME @ THE ENSEMBLE THEATRE

With great anticipation from his doting audience, David Williamson sat down to watch his final play ‘CRUNCH TIME’.  After 50 successful years as a playwright, he is retiring.

It’s strangely fitting that his final play should be about the grim reality of death.  Not only about dying with dignity, but family and sibling rivalry, a favourite theme of Williamson’s.

Director, Mark Kilmurry,  writes in the program notes, “The main theme stems from within the family nucleus so ‘CRUNCH TIME’ is also about parents and children, husbands and wives, betrayal and ultimately love.  It also happens to be very funny.” Continue reading CRUNCH TIME @ THE ENSEMBLE THEATRE

BERNADETTE ROBINSON IN ‘THE SHOW GOES ON’ @ THE PLAYHOUSE

The ever amazing Bernadette Robinson (Songs For Nobodies, Pennsylvania Avenue) dazzles and delights in this sensational new show the world premiere season of THE SHOW GOES ON

We are left gasping at Robinson’s incredible range and talent as directed with great polish by Richard Carroll. The show is a tribute to several divas of roughly the last 75 years – including Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Maria Callas, Shirley Bassey, Patsy Cline, Julie Andrews and Edith Piaf.

Under Carroll’s direction the show is terrifically devised and structured as a showcase for Robinson’s phenomenal talent and voice and her uncanny ability to mimic some of the greatest voices of our era. Her seamless, smooth technique is incredible.

Robinson is on stage the entire time, supported by a splendid band led by Martine Wengrow. Continue reading BERNADETTE ROBINSON IN ‘THE SHOW GOES ON’ @ THE PLAYHOUSE

MACK AND MABEL @ THE HAYES THEATRE

It was lights, cameras, action at the Hayes theatre for this very slick production of MACK AND MABEL, book by Michael Stewart and catchy music by Jerry Herman, directed by Trevor Ashley. Continue reading MACK AND MABEL @ THE HAYES THEATRE