Archive for August, 2014

What the Dickens Dinner theatre 2014 (1)

Miss Havisham










Louise Ballantyne, as blushing bride Miss Havisham in Greater Expectations.

Picture: Owen Belliveau

My show What the Dickens! will be presented at The British Club in Singapore on 13 September 2014 (see link to poster).BRITISH CLUB LOGO

Directed by Susie Penrice Tyrie and featuring The Twisties  (Louise Ballantyne, Owen Belliveau, Carol Camoens, TJ Taylor and Varsh Victoria), What the Dickens! is a night of delicious entertainment, comprising three servings of bite-sized theatre inspired by favourite Dickens’ novels.

 Presented exclusively for members of The British Club, the evening begins with Oliver With A Twist, a dark and hilarious take on our modern obsession with food.

This is followed by Greater Expectations, a tasty re-interpretation of the relationship between Pip and Estella.

The evening ends with Hard Times with the Semi-Naked Chef Oliver Jamie, who will share his money-saving recipes for a post-Global Financial World. (Including audience participation and a surprise guest.)

Come dressed as your favourite Dickens character and enjoy a Dickensian-style three-course meal.

A prize will be awarded for the best dressed. ($75+ for members and $85+ for guests, includes show plus two bottles of wine per table and a Dickensian-inspired three-course meal. Bookings: +65 6467 4311 or email activities@britishclub.org.sg)

We congratulate The British Club Singapore on being named 2014 Exclusive Club of the Year, and are proud to be partnering with them for this event.


Ten-Minute Treats offers a variety of tasty entertainments on hand, (not all food related) or we can write and perform a show that is to your taste. 

We are available for corporate functions, private parties, flash-mob events in restaurants and performances in theatres.

Tell us your story and we will turn it into a 10-minute treat.

For more information, contact me at jane.cafarella@gmail.com

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An irreverent comedy about the media and society


“Verily, I say unto you…come to Script-in-Hand on Monday 25 August and see me in ‘Errata'”.


When Jesu Kristos, the great philosopher is misquoted in an interview, things start to spiral out of control.

Errata is a short play that pokes fun at the media and hints at the real origins of Christianity.

If you are in Sydney this Monday 25 August, you can catch it at Script-in-Hand at the Hayes Theatre, in Potts Point.

Script-in-Hand, run by Actors Anonymous gives writers a chance to hear their work read by actors in a fun and supportive setting. 


If you would like to perform Errata, contact me at jane.cafarella@gmail. com.

Errata has a cast of four and a simple set. It runs for about 12 minutes. It is suitable for 10-minute play seasons or schools. It has previously been performed by Gemco Players as part of its Take Ten festival. 



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The Journey – a play about the issue of our times

You are warmly invited to a free reading of The Journey
at fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Monday 25 August 7pm.

As the story of baby Gammy unfolds in the news, Australians are asking where the new world of surrogacy is leading families.

Tender, illuminating, funny and disturbing The Journey shines a spotlight on the intimate relationship between an infertile woman in the UK and the surrogate she hires in the US and the hitherto closed world of surrogacy.

Directed by Brenda Palmer and featuring Carolyn Masson and Sarah Ranken.

The Journey CMYK ColourLOGO FOR THE JOURNEYwill be premiered at Chapel Off Chapel from March 2-15 next year and is proudly sponsored by The City of Stonnington.

To book call 03 9662 9966 or email info@fortyfivedownstairs.com

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