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HERMIT CRABS AND METEORS. 2019 BEGINS WITH DEBUT WORK FOR BEARFOOT. GIVEAWAY

Harry Lyddiard as Eugene. Photo Credit – Riley McLean

Bearfoot Theatre, based in Newcastle, will begin 2019 with Tyler Atcheson‘s quirky, science fiction comedy and playwriting debut- HERMIT CRABS AND METEORS.

Bearfoot’s first family friendly production delivers positive lessons, including the importance of appreciating our friends, following our dreams and protecting the environment- especially creatures smaller than ourselves.

Eugene’s lonely existence is turned on its head when a
meteor crashes through his roof and a gaggle of strange
visitors come knocking. Could this mysterious space-rock
have anything to do with a missing hermit crab and the
whispering in the walls?
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I HOPE IT IS NOT RAINING IN LONDON

This image -Jack Twelvetree and Taylor Reece                                                                                                           Featured image – Nicholas Thoroughgood and Cassie McLean.
Photo – Riley McLean

I Hope It’s Not Raining in London by Nicholas Thoroughgood,  Bearfoot Theatre.

First up, eighteen year old Nicholas Thoroughgood’s I HOPE IT’S NOT RAINING IN LONDON put me in mind of the plays from the Absurdist group of playwrights – Beckett, Albee, Pinter and so on.

Two people trapped in a room. One is almost finished but the other is not yet ready. The other will be ready, but just not yet.

The roots of Absurdism are the held in the principles that we are isolated existents – we are born, we live, we die. Along the way we form loving, often dysfunctional co-dependent relationships that cause combinations of deep emotional pain, joy, a sense of belonging and/or give purpose and relevance to our existence. Continue reading I HOPE IT IS NOT RAINING IN LONDON

I HOPE IT’S NOT RAINING IN LONDON: GIVEAWAY TO A NEW AUSTRALIAN PLAY

I Hope It’s Not Raining in London
Poster Design: Ben Mitchell.

Bearfoot Theatre is excited to present I HOPE IT’S NOT RAINING IN LONDON, an original play by Newcastle emerging artist Nicholas Thoroughgood.

With a focus on locally written scripts, Bearfoot Theatre  is a youth managed organisation in Newcastle, NSW with an objective to produce solely original works of theatre, which convey important social messages and give a voice to young artists.   I HOPE IT’S NOT RAINING IN LONDON is their latest offering after a successful run of TAKE ME TO NEVERLAND last year. You can read The Guide’s review of that production here. Continue reading I HOPE IT’S NOT RAINING IN LONDON: GIVEAWAY TO A NEW AUSTRALIAN PLAY

TAKE ME TO NEVERLAND: BEARFOOT THEATRE

Tom Rodgers and Savannah Geddes

Newcastle – it’s just up the road, folks – has a thriving theatre scene and every year new companies spring forth with youthful energy, vigour and exciting new works.

Bearfoot Theatre is a another new theatre company in association with Eclectic Productions that has a focus on producing original works. Riley McLean, creator of the CONDA nominated original play Do Your Parents Know You’re Straight? has written a new dark twist on the tale of Peter and the Lost Boys, featuring Tom Rodgers as Peter and Savannah Geddes as Wendy. Continue reading TAKE ME TO NEVERLAND: BEARFOOT THEATRE

TAKE ME TO NEVERLAND: NOT A FAIRY STORY

This Image:Orphanage scene rehearsal from Take Me to Neverland, a new play being presented at Newcastle Playhouse
Banner image: Tom Rodgers and Savannah Geddes as Peter Pan and Wendy

Trapped in an institution and unable to fly, Peter struggles to distinguish between real and make-believe. How can the children in the orphanage learn to grow-up when Peter wants them to stay young and lost forever? Continue reading TAKE ME TO NEVERLAND: NOT A FAIRY STORY