Pass the Butler

2018 Season 4

Set during Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in 1982, Pass the Butler is a political drawing room satire of the English upper crust that turns into a murder mystery as well as a soap opera parody.

Bad Auditions by Bad Actors - Youth Production

2018 Season 5

A casting director has one day to find the leads for a community theater production of Romeo and Juliet. But when the pool of actors includes extreme method actors, performers who don’t know what to do with their hands, and someone who may think they’re a cat, well… hilarity ensues!

After Miss Julie

2019 Season 1

A version of Strindberg’s classic, moving the action from the original 19th-century Sweden to the England of 1945, Marber’s take brilliantly refreshes an old play dealing with psychological disintegration and the neverending class and sex wars.

I Hate Hamlet

2019 Season 2

Successful television actor Andrew Rally struggles with taking on the dream role of Hamlet, whilst playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore. He’ll be forced to choose between Shakespeare, whom his girlfriend loves, or television, where he is loved by millions.

Stargazers

2019 Season 3

A comedy about getting lucky in space and time. Rupert Knox wants two things in life: to make the astronomical discovery of the new millennium and to find a date to his sister’s wedding. But when a mysterious woman shows up in his life, they’ll need to make big choices about mortality, true love, and booze.

Dinner With Friends

2019 Season 4

Happily married couple Gabe and Karen have been friends with also-married couple Tom and Beth for over 12 years. But when infidelity causes Tom and Beth to divorce, Gabe and Karen begin to question the strength of their own marriage. Winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Brighton Theatre Company is place for actors and artists of all stages and all ages. Whether you’re just starting out or looking for a place to develop your craft, we encourage you to get involved and be a part of our vibrant and welcoming community!

CURRENT PRODUCTION

PASS THE BUTLER

8 – 24 November 2018

Written by Eric Idle
Directed by Gaetano Santo

Although it’s considered a solo effort, “Pass the Butler” by Eric Idle (of the Monty Python fame), was written in 1981 much in the chaotic spirit of Monty Python. Pass the Butler, is best described as a political drawing room satire of the English upper crust that turns into a murder mystery as well as a soap opera parody. Idle uses the opportunity to take pot shots at Americans, the British government, and the class system while moralizing on euthanasia.

A year after suffering a heart attack during a vigorous debate in the House, the family of comatose Sir Robert Charles, Minister of Defence and Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party are faced with the agonising decision of switching off his life support system. The day for the deed arrives but so do some visitors who may not be all they appear to be.

Director Gaetano Santo brings a wealth of popular faces back to the Brighton Theatre stage and this show is sure to be a laugh-a-minute riot so book now!

Cast:

Hugo – Xavier Ryan
Annabelle – Kirsty Hall
Nigel – Liam Gillespie
Kitty – Linda O’Grady
Butler – John Locke
Lady Charles – Julie Arnold
Harris – Ian Wilshin
Ronnie – Eric Heyes
Slater – Adrian Gertler

Assistant Director, Jeff Saliba

Bookings: Online here or by phone 1300 752 126

Dates:  8 November – 24 November 2018

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YOUTH SEASON

Bad Auditions by Bad Actors

by arrangement with Playscripts Inc

13 – 16 December 2018

Written by Ian McWethy
Directed by Carina Field

A casting director has one day to find the leads for a community theatre production of Romeo and Juliet. But what seems like a simple task proves impossible when the pool of actors includes extreme method actors, performers who just don’t know what to do with their hands, and one particular woman who may or may not think she’s a cat. A hilarious comedy!

Once again, Brighton Theatre Company is offering an opportunity for the younger members of our community to participate in all aspects of the theatre. We look forward to your support!

THU 7:00PM FRI 7:00PM SAT 2:00PM SAT 7:00PM SUN 4:00PM
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THEATRE LOCATION

Corner Wilson & Carpenter Streets, Brighton VIC 3186

Brighton Theatre Company

Box office: 1300 752 126 or email boxoffice@brightontheatre.com.au
Membership inquiries: email Suzie Martens on membership@brightontheatre.com.au
Postal address: PO Box 189, Brighton VIC 3186

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