Coming Next

2022 SEASON

AUGUST 20             'GALA EVENT'    Read more below about our planned celebrations
                                    And how to get a booking form!


SEPTEMBER           'THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (abridged)' 
                                  Read below what the critics have PREVIOUSLY had to say


 


THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (abridged)

written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by Jethro Pidd
Season: 9-24 September 2022

SYNOPSIS
The show parodies the plays of William Shakespeare with all of them being performed in comically shortened or merged form by only a small number of actors.  Typically, the actors  play themselves rather than specific characters. Improvisation plays an important role and it is normal for the actors to deviate from the script and have spontaneous conversations about the material with each other or the audience. It is also common for them to make references to pop cultures or to talk about local people and places in the area where the play is being performed.

CAST
Louie Collins,
Grace Colsey
Genevieve Hudson
David Salter
April Stuart
Kayla Ursin
 

All 37 plays in 97 Minutes!   Is it possible?
Read what the critics had to say about previous productions

Press Quotes:

“A madcap condensation that features nonstop laughs. Done at a whirlwind pace and with great delight, it is sure to win over even the most skeptical. And there is no doubt that William Shakespeare himself … would approve.” —Daily Variety

“If you like Shakespeare, you’ll like this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!” —The Today Show

“Stupendous, anchorless joy!” —The London Times

“Wildly funny. Masterful!” —The Los Angeles Times

“The funniest show you are likely to see in your entire lifetime.” —The Montreal Gazette

“Shakespeare as it was back in the Bard’s day: bawdy, irreverent, sublimely entertaining.” —The Miami Herald

“PITHIER THAN PYTHON. IRRESISTIBLE.” New York Times

An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), was London’s longest-running comedy, having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre!  Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

“IF YOU LIKE SHAKESPEARE, YOU’LL LOVE THIS SHOW. IF YOU HATE SHAKESPEARE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SHOW!”  The Today Show

Warning! This show is a high-speed roller-coaster type condensation of all of Shakespeare’s plays, and is not recommended for people with heart ailments, bladder problems, inner-ear disorders, outer-ear disorders, Shakespearean scholars, degrees in Elizabethan history and/or people inclined to motion sickness. The RSC cannot be held responsible for expectant mothers!

STIRLING THEATRE PERFORMANCES
SEPTEMBER 2022

Friday 9, 16 and 23 at 8pm
Saturday 10, 17 and 24 at 8pm
Sunday 11 and 18 at 3pm

STIRLING COMMUNITY THEATRE, Avenue Road, Stirling
Tickets $25, Concession $20, groups of 10+ $18
Bookings will open in July 2022

 


 

GALA EVENT

A RADIO SHOW Live on Stage
by some of the Stirling Players oldest living hacks!

followed by a special ANNIVERSARY DINNER

20 August 2022 at 3pm

Enjoy a re-creation of an early 1950 -1960s radio station studio where actors would broadcast plays and shows, scripts in hand, for a listening audience.  And sound effects were created manually!  The Stirling Players Radio show will be live on stage with 'mikes' and 'sound desk' in full view of the audience.  The program will consist of a series of comedy skits from the era, including British, Australian and Canadian humour, all ably coordinated by a friendly 'announcer'. 

The group that has undertaken to entertain you include:

Joe Thorp
Malcolm Walton
Roger Chapple
Maxine Grubel
Geoff Phillips
Bronwyn Chapple
Joshua Coldwell
Kathy Strauts
Erik Strauts
Ian Thomson

Single Performance

Saturday 20 August 2022 at 3pm
Stirling Community Theatre

Special Anniversary Dinner

Saturday 20 August 2022 at 6.30 for 7pm
The Village Well, Aldgate

To find out more or to make a booking:
Email spsecretary@skymesh.com.au
or Telephone 0419 150 143

 

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2023 SEASON

MARCH/APRIL           'Speaking in Tongues' by Andrew Bovell

JULY                              'The Flick' by Annie Baker

SEPTEMBER                'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' by Dario Fo

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 SPEAKING IN TONGUES     Directed by Geoff Brittain

Speaking in Tongues is a play written by Australian playwright, Andrew Bovell, and follows nine different characters (played by 4 actors) who are all connected by affairs and infidelities.

Two couples set out to betray their partners… A lover returns from the past and a husband doesn’t answer the phone  A woman disappears and a neighbour is the prime suspect… Contracts are broken between intimates and powerful bonds are formed between strangers.

In Andrew Bovell’s masterfully interconnected polyphony, an evocative mystery unravels at the same time as a devastating tale of disconnection between individuals, partners and communities.

This powerful study of infidelity and interwoven lives was filmed as the award-winning Lantana.

The audition process for Speaking inTongues' is complete

CAST

TIM WILLIAMS
GEORGIA STOCKHAM
GARY GEORGE
NICOLLE RUTTY

Rehearsals begin in January 2023

SEASON: Friday, 17th March to Saturday, 1st April 2023,
With performances at 8.00pm on Friday and Saturday evenings and 3.00pm on Sundays.
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ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST      Directed by Leslie Reed

Written to show up and send up institutional corruption after a true event, Dario Fo’s 1970 farce Accidental Death of an Anarchist remains relevant, allowing us to laugh in the face of high level cover ups.

The play begins with a sly yet charming ‘maniac’ being interrogated at Milan police headquarters. By impersonating a range of characters including a judge, he outwits bumbling police and begins to expose the truth behind a recent ‘accidental’ death in custody of a political activist. 'Outrageously funny’-Limelight Magazine

Director Lesley Reed enhances the absurdity and buffoonery with female actors as male police in this hilarious English-language adaptation.

 

The audition process is complete

CAST
Maniac – Danii Zappia
Maniac understudy – Phoebe Wilson
Superintendent – Georgia Stockham
Pissani – Anita Canala
Bertozzo  – April Stuart
Constables – Olivia Jane Parker
Feletti – Bronwyn Palmer 

 

Rehearsals begin in June 2023
SEASON:  Friday 8 to Saturday 23 September
With performances at 8.00pm on Friday and Saturday evenings and 3.00pm on Sundays.
Stirling Community Theatre.
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