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Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn
Written by Howard Brenton, Directed by Ewen Coleman for STAGECRAFT THEATRE.

Anne Boleyn :
Pawn, Whore, Predator, Reformer, Witch, Lover, Wife, Politician, Heretic, Queen..

This funny , fast-paced play , written in 2010 for the Globe Theatre, traces the tumultuous career of the notorious second wife of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn. “the whore who changed England”. Awarded “Best New Play” at the 2011 Theatregoers Choice Awards, this witty and action-filled drama follows Anne’s life from the moment she catches the king’s eye to her tragic betrayal and beyond as she treads the delicate path of henry’s unpredictability, Wolsey’s venom and Cromwell’s deviousness. Seventy years after her death, as King James I rummages through a trunk of her belongings, she appears as a ghost to him. He becomes fascinated in the truth behind the legend of Anne Boleyn, as he learns of her role in a period that changed the religious landscape of England forever.

Performances :
At the Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee Street and runs as follows:
Wednesday 6 to Saturday 9 Nov at 8pm
Sunday 10 Nov at 3pm
Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 Nov at 6.30pm
Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 Nov at 8pm.

Ticket Prices:
$22 waged
$20 unwaged
$15 High school students with valid ID
Groups of 10 or more $18.00 per person
2 for $22 on Thursday 7th Nov. Booking/delivery fees may apply

Bookings : or phone 0508iticket ( 0508 484253)
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“Proof” opens on 5 September
David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winner, Proof, is the beautifully crafted story of Catherine's struggle to find her next step in life after the death of her maths genius father, Robert .
Directed by Tanya Piejus for Stagecraft Theatre.

While she wrestles with her overbearing sister Claire's plans for her future and the attentions of young mathematician Hal , she worries how much of her father's ability - and his instability - she has inherited. Only the secret locked away in her father's desk drawer holds the answer.

"Proof surprises us with its aliveness... Mr Auburn takes pleasure in knowledge... At the same time, he is unshowily fresh and humane, and he has written a lovely play."
The New York Observer

Proof will be performed at the Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee Street at the following times:

Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 September at 8 pm
Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 September at 6.30 pm
Thursday 12 to Saturday 14 September at 8 pm

Tickets: $22 waged, $20 unwaged, $18 groups of 10+, $15 secondary students with ID. 2 for $22 night - 6 September. Booking/delivery fees may apply.

Bookings: or ph. 0508 iTicket ( 0508484253

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The God Boy

22 May - 1 June : Stagecraft Theatre presents the New Zealand classic drama "The God Boy", written by Ian Cross.
A beautifully told story , narrated through the eyes of young and vulnerable Jimmy Sullivan, whose belief in family and in his religion is severely challenged when faced with his parents' turbulent marriage about to implode.
So just what do children see about the adult world around them ? clearly so much more than we think...but how do they make sense of it ?- thats the crunch.
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By Louis Nowra
Directed by Simon Boyes
As a recent university graduate, Lewis’s main need is money. Luckily he has just got a job as a theatre director. However, his employer is the local psychiatric hospital, the theatre is a burnt out and decrepit shell and his actors are the patients in an experiment to “ improve their social skills”.
He was hoping for an easy entrance into the working world, but his cast provides some immediate challenges, in the form of manic-depression, obsessive behaviours, drug dependency and pyromania. What is more, one of the patients has already decided that the group will stage “Cosi fan Tutte,” Mozart's ambitious three-hour-long comic opera. A pity, then, that none of the cast can speak Italian - or sing opera!
Set in 1971 Melbourne, this touching, funny play follows Lewis and his attempts to direct his wayward cast as he learns that with tolerance and understanding, comes a real appreciation of “these ordinary people who’ve just thought extraordinary thoughts or done extraordinary things “.
“Cosi” is on at the Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee Street and runs as follows:

Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 March 2013 at 8 pm
Sunday 17 March at 3 pm
Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 March at 6.30 pm
Thursday 21 March to Saturday 23 March at 8 pm

Tickets: $22 waged, $20 unwaged, $18 for groups of 10 or more, $15 secondary students with ID.
2 for $22 night Thursday 14 March. Booking/delivery fees may apply.

Bookings, or ph 0508iticket (0508 484253).