Glen Street Theatre 2014 Season

Glen Street Theatre 2014 Season

Glen Street Theatre in Belrose, NSW, has announced the line up of drama, music, satire and comedy headed for the Glen Street stage in 2014.

The 2014 Season will start a little later than usual due to theatre renovations. Mayor of Warringah, Michael Regan said, “2014 is going to be a memorable year in Glen Street history – when we see the opening of our refurbished foyer, the beginning of work on our new Cultural Hub and a wonderful season of productions from stages all over Australia.”

“The Glen Street team is continually looking at ways to provide our patrons with a memorable experience, so be ready for a few surprises when you visit our venue in 2014.” he added.

2014 THEATRE PROGRAM

ADMISSION: ONE SHILLING

By Nigel Hess

Starring Patricia Routledge & Piers Lane

Touring from the UK Admission: One Shilling is the story of the lunchtime concerts staged by legendary British pianist Myra Hess in the National Gallery in London throughout the Second World War. The show features Olivier Award winning actress Patricia Routledge (Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances) and performances pianist Piers Lane.

13 – 15 May

GO YOUR OWN WAY - THE STORY OF CHRISTINE MCVIE

Concept by Catherine Alcorn

Written by Diana Simmonds

Starring Catherine Alcorn and featuring Isaac Hayward, Tamika Stanton, Nic Cecire, Marty Haily

Spanning a career of four decades, the tumultuous life of the enigmatic Fleetwood Mac member is told in 80 music-packed minutes by Catherine Alcorn (The Divine Miss Bette).

27 May – 1 June

FOOD

By Steve Rodgers

Starring Fayssal Bazzi, Kate Box and Emma Jackson

On a stretch of Australian highway, sisters Elma and Nancy run a takeaway joint – their days heavy with Chiko Rolls and memories. While they wrangle with each other about how to map out their future, a young traveller arrives bringing with him a charm and sensuality that turns their world around. In this play about family, intimacy and food audience members become restaurant guests.

31 July – 6 August

David Williamson’s
 THE REMOVALISTS

The Removalists is a searing portrayal of suburban Australia in the 1970s. Set in a police station and the nearby apartment of a young dysfunctional couple, an evening of disturbing gender politics, assault, adultery and furniture moving ensues in the black comedy that put Australia's most famous playwright on the map.

18 – 24 August       

HOPELESSLY DEVOTED

By Elise Greig with contributions from Nick Backstrom

Hopelessly Devoted is a two hander musical. Brother and sister, Amy and Andy are stuck caring for their chronically ill mother. To escape reality, Amy creates a fantasy world in their lounge room ...

26 – 31 August

CRIMSON SKY

Starring TaikOz

Based on a haiku by Japanese poet Miura Yuzuru, Toward the Crimson Sky has been written by TaikOz Artistic Director Ian Cleworth, evoking the poem’s imagery of a cloud of dragonflies ascending into a deep red sky.

2 - 7 September

THE WHARF REVUE

By Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott

The satirical comedy team from The Wharf Revue return for a special edition of The Wharf Revue to celebrate 15 years of irreverent, anarchic political satire.

8 – 18 October

2014 MUSIC PROGRAM

VERA: THE MAGIC OF DAME VERA LYNN

Starring Melanie Parry

Melanie Parry presents a nostalgic musical tribute to Dame Vera Lynn.

Tuesday 20 May @ 11am

OUR GLAD: MEMORIES OF GLADYS MONCRIEFF

Starring Christine Douglas and Glenn Amer

A tribute to Gladys Moncrieff, star of Australia’s golden age of operetta and musical comedy.

Tuesday 3 June @ 11am

DUBLIN TO DIAMOND

Starring Peter Byrne

Peter Byrne combines his salute to the music of Neil Diamond with his Legends of Ireland concert.

Tuesday 8 July @ 11am

DUST OF URUZGAN

Starring Fred Smith

Singer/songwriter and Australian diplomat Fred Smith has worked for two years in the province of Uruzgan, Afghanistan, where Australian troops have been based during a protracted period of conflict and civil unrest. Smith gives expression to these issues in his songs such as Sapper’s Lullaby, Taliban Fighting Man, Live Like an Afghan, Christmas in Kandahar, Woman in a War and Dust of Uruzgan.

Saturday 26 July @ 8pm

GREGG ARTHUR IN CONCERT 

Classics such as Mack the Knife made famous by Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra, through to Jump by Van Halen.

Tuesday 12 August @ 11am

A SONG TO SING O 

Starring Christopher Hamilton

After a sell-out performance at Glen Street in 2012, this feast of Gilbert and Sullivan gems is back by popular demand.

Tuesday 9 September @ 11am

JUDY: A LIFE IN SONG

Starring Melanie Parry

Set against film footage of Judy Garland, this intimate show tells of her triumphs and tragedies as a little girl at MGM to her television shows and concerts, recreating many of Judy's famous numbers.

Tuesday 21 October @ 11am

CHRISTMASTIME IN TIN PAN ALLEY

Starring Ben Jones and Helen Fenton

Ben Jones and Helen Fenton feature many of the finest Christmas songs written by the tunesmiths of Tin Pan Alley during the first half of the 20th Century.

Tuesday 9 December @ 11am

2014 KIDSPLAY PROGRAM

WOMBAT STEW 

From Garry Ginivan Attractions.

Wombat Stew combines storytelling, mime, music, dance and puppetry.

19-22 July

THE GRUFFALO

Based on the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Gruffalo is about the adventures of a clever little mouse in a forest full of predators.

11-13 September

PETE THE SHEEP

A brand new 50-minute musical based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s Australian picture book.

Four performers play shearers, dogs and sheep, exploring the challenges and rewards of being an individual.

1-3 October

Glen Street Theatre – Cnr. Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose, NSW

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