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Live on stage

Hartwell Players, Melbourne’s oldest community theatre group, will be producing my one-act play Supersnout, as part of its season of one-act plays next year.

Supersnout is a silly story about a smart dog, a loyal wife and a selfish husband. I’m thrilled to bits that it will be going from page to stage and very grateful to Bob Tuttleby and the Hartwell Play Reading Committee for their support.

Animals seem to be featuring strongly in Hartwell’s repertoire lately, as it is currently rehearsing The Real Story of Puss in Boots, written by David Foxton and directed by Joanne Watt, for its summer show next year.  Evening performances, starting at 7pm, will be held on January 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28, and matinees starting at 2pm, will be held on January 14, 15, 21, 22 and 28. Bookings open in late December, via bookings@hartwellplayers.org.au, or phone (03) 9513 9581 (recorded service).  All performances will be at Ashwood Performing Arts Centre, Ashwood College, Vannam Drive, Ashwood (off High St).  For further information see

http://hartwellplayers.org.au/Plays/PussInBoots

Hartwell’s 2011 season of one-act plays won a swag of awards at various one-act play festivals around the State. Check the website for more details:

http://hartwellplayers.org.au/Plays/OneActs2011

In other breaking news,  Hartwell has also agreed to produce a musical for which I have written the book and lyrics. I am delighted to announce that musician, composer and song-writer Lachlan Davidson, who has had a long association with Hartwell, has agreed to write the music. For more information about Lok, click here: http://www.lachlandavidson.com.au/biography.html

I am very excited about this collaboration, and once again, grateful for the support and encouragement that Hartwell is offering. I know I will learn a lot and have a lot of fun in the process. I’m not saying what the title of the show is yet, though, until things have cemented more.

I’ve never written a show before and am fully aware that what I’ve produced so far is just a draft that will need the input of many others in order to grow into a full production. So…I’m taking one step at a time, and am just amazed to have got this far. Suffice to say it’s a youth production that will be particularly relevant in Victoria.

Stay tuned!

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