The Old Mill Theatre in South Perth are thrilled to present the following line up for 2018. Offering a diverse selection of theatre, there is something for everyone!
The Unexpected Guest – by Agatha Christie
February 23-March 10
Director Joan Scafe
Lost in fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house… only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, police clues point to a man who died two years previously but, as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives – where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.
Camelot – Musical by Lerner and Loewe
April 27-May 12
Director Neroli Sweetman
Lerner and Loewe’s majestic Camelot brings the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to life with an extraordinary score and a story that poignantly dramatises the human conflict at the heart of this classic tale. Based on TH White’s novel The Once and Future King, Camelot tells the story of Arthur, a young squire who becomes King after extracting the sword Excalibur from its legendary rock.
Last Cab To Darwin – by Reg Cribb
June 22-July 7
Director Trevor Dhu
Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver, has spent his life avoiding getting close to people. One day, he discovers he is dying of stomach cancer. He doesn’t want to be forced to rely on anyone so he decides to leave his home alone and drive 3000km across the continent to Darwin, where the recently passed euthanasia laws lead him to believe he can be control of his own death. On this epic journey, he does things and meets people who force him to re-evaluate his life. This play was later turned into a 2015 AACTA Award-winning film.
’night, Mother – by Marsha Norman
Director Gino Cataldo
A supposedly normal evening in the mother-daughter household is shattered when Jessie announces to her mother Thelma that she plans to kill herself before the night is over. The play happens in real time. Over the course of 90 minutes, Thelma desperately works to convince her daughter that life is worth living.
White Christmas – book by David Ives and Paul Blake, music and lyrics by Irving Berlin
December (dates TBC)
Directors: Katherine and Justin Freind
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heart-warming musical adaptation follows veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis who have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favourite White Christmas.