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I’LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT @ GUILD THEATRE ROCKDALE

The Guild Theatre’s new production is the clever thriller  I’LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT by Peter Colley directed by Jennifer Gilchrist.

In Colley’s play, Jan and her husband Greg rent out a remote farm house to aid jan’s recovery from a nervous breakdown. Their serenity is disrupted by the local farmer George who revels in gruesome ghost stories and odd behaviour- along with the arrival of Greg’s malevolent sister, Laura. Strange occurrences begin and suspense builds up as spine chilling shocks intermingle with deadly humour. A nightmare  unfolds that keeps audiences fully engaged.

The play is a four hander with the cast comprising  Lani Crooks as the mentally fragile Jan Sanderson, George Gleeson as her seemingly very devoted  husband George, the difficult to like Laura Sanderson, Jan’s sister in law, played by  Natalija Karna, and quirky farmer George Willowby played by Robert Mason.

The set has been designed by Bill Ayers and Jim Farrow.

I’LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT runs until September 1, 2018 at the Guild Theatre, Walz Street, Rockdale. Performances are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm as well as matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm.

WHITHER GOEST THOU ? TO ‘THE DREAM’ AT THE GUILD

There is love and magic in the air when Sydney’s longest-standing community theatre company presents a brilliant cast with a fresh take on Shakespeare’s most beloved romantic comedy.

The Guild Theatre– founded in 1952 and based in its gorgeous, intimate Rockdale theatre for more than 50 years – offers a troupe of talented Elizabethan players in an exuberant celebration of love and laughter: a four-week season of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Continue reading WHITHER GOEST THOU ? TO ‘THE DREAM’ AT THE GUILD

EXIT LAUGHING @ THE GUILD THEATRE ROCKDALE

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Paul Elliott’s play sees Mary, one of the bridge partners inconveniently die, but this does not stop the girls carrying on with their weekly bridge night at  Connie’s house.

The laugh-out-loud, more than a touch black comedy starts from the moment that her ashes suddenly arrive from the funeral home. Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham in the US, take on a new lease on life after Mary’s demise, and follow her advice that they ought to ‘exit laughing’.

If you enjoyed television’s GOLDEN GIRLS, then this play will have plenty of appeal. The alcohol fueled evening progresses, with more and more risqué dialogue. From beyond the grave, the recently departed Mary has a lot to say to her surviving friends. Continue reading EXIT LAUGHING @ THE GUILD THEATRE ROCKDALE