NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

BY LALLY KATZ

 

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2020
DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

 

“Many people will want to kill you. Better you is ready.”

Ana is a battle hardened Hungarian-Australian veteran of the twentieth century. Catherine is her neighbour: a 20-something aspiring actress waiting for a better world.

As their unlikely odd-couple friendship develops, Catherine’s life is transformed by Ana’s stories of the traumas of war, the desolation of the refugee experience, and the struggle of settling in a foreign land.

In turn, Ana is granted one last great friendship at a time when the journey to her life’s end was looking to be a lonely one.

This glorious comedy about hope, death and pets, takes on a sense of enormity in the midst of the ordinary, questioning whether we really know what’s out there in the ‘burbs’.

“Entertaining and substantial, very funny and tremendously enjoyable” Australian Stage

Creative team

Director Trudy Ritchie
Associate Director Louise Fischer
Set Designers Sophie Lanigan and Max Volfneuk
Lighting Designer Mehran Mortezaei
Costume Designer Claudia Lafoy
Sound Designer Patrick Eades
Assistant Director Victoria Lewis
Production Manager Madeleine Picard
Stage Manager Rosane McNamara
ASM Maria K
Operators Ole Borch, Ricci Costa

dates & times

TO BE ADVISED

 

 

 

Cast

Cathy Bates, Colleen Cook
Joshua Horwitz, Susan Jordan
Stephen Lloyd-Coombs
Eloise Martin-Jones, Kelly Robinson
Harry Taylor, John Van Putten
Caitlin Williams, Tricia Youlden

 

 

 

tickets

Full $35
Concessions, Groups (6+) $30
New Theatre Members $22
School Groups $22 (one teacher free per 10 students)
Previews, Thrifty Thursdays $20

 

 

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