NEWS: The Blue Room Season 2 Line-up

The Season Two program, comprised of eight shows, presents works from emerging through to established artists. This season will take audiences on a journey into other worlds, while others might prompt people to see our own world in a different way.

AUGUST

The Last Great Hunt present All That Glitters, a work about hope in the face of hopelessness that is equal parts protest and pop music extravaganza. It features the talented Adriane Daff, Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Arielle Gray and Chris Isaacs, and is directed by Gita Bezard.

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Chris Isaacs and Arielle Gray do a little dance.

Latitudes is the latest work from acclaimed screenwriter Mark Walsh, directed by the award-winning Mikala Westall (Moving On Inc.). Three women find themselves stranded on an island, and there are creatures lurking in the water, demanding to be fed…

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Director Mikala Westall and Writer Mark Walsh

 

SEPTEMBER

Finegan Kruckemeyer has mentored emerging writer & director Scott McArdle for Between Solar Systems, a thrilling science fiction take on a poignant tale of human existence and the pursuit of truth. The work features Jo Morris, Nick Maclaine and Emily David.

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Writer/Director Scott McArdle

Two Bees.. is a futuristic retrospective looking back on the events surrounding the bees’ disappearance, set in a hive undergoing the final stages of collapse. Written by The Big HOO-HAA’s Daniel Buckle and Nick Pages-Oliver, this brand new comedy features live music and two actors playing nine characters.

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Chloe Flockart handing out edible flowers to very eager patrons.

 

OCTOBER

Benjamin & Me is presented as part of the 2015 AWESOME Festival and follows the extraordinary journey of a young boy, his dog, their wild imagination and a ukulele. It’s very exciting to have this work by storytelling master Mark Storen for families as part of the season.

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Mark Storen sings a little tune.

Blue Room Theatre Best Production award winner Happy Dagger Theatre (the boat goes over the mountain) is back with The Cockatoos, adapted from the short story by Nobel laureate Patrick White. This is a tale of suburban secrets broken open to the light, featuring Andrew Hale, Nicola BartlettCaitlin Beresford-Ord, Anna Brockway and Kingsley Judd.

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Matt Penny, Caitlin Beresford-Ord and Andrew Hale

 

NOVEMBER

Choreographer Shona Erskine, mentored by one of Australia’s foremost dance makers, Sue Healey, presents White Matter. This beautiful and important work employs the abstract and emotive language of contemporary dance to portray an experience of living with multiple sclerosis.

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Choreographer Shona Erskine

Writer & director Jessica Messenger explores the age old question “what if?” in Multiverse Theory in D. Combining theoretical physics and jazz, the play explores three different versions of a 30-something woman’s life. But not all is quite what it seems on the other side of the black hole…

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Writer/Director Jessica Messenger

 

BOOKINGS

Blue Room shows sell out fast, so they encourage booking in advance via blueroom.org.au // 08 9227 7005.

The Blue Room box office is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and one hour before show time. All tickets are

$15 – $25, with a special family priced ticket for Benjamin & Me ($52 for two adults & two children

or one adult & three children).

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