Archive for March, 2016

You can’t keep a good dog down.


‘Supersnout, who made his debut appearance at in Aberdeen, Scotland, at Quids in Theatre’s Lunchbox Theatre on February 27, will be back in September as part of Quids Pop-Up Supper Theatre.

Supersnout’s lunch time audience in February was small but enthusiastic.

“Everyone enjoyed it and thought it funny and quirky,” Annie Begg, Quids producer, said.

Here are some pictures from the dress rehearsal.

Many thanks to the team who made it all possible.

‘Supersnout’ is a one-act 45 minute comedy  (four-hander) about love and loyalty.

If you are interested in reading the script with a view to performance or obtaining the performance rights, please email jane.cafarella@gmail.com


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Final casting announced for  Sydney premiere


Sydney-based actor Gabrielle Scawthorn will play the role of young surrogate mother Nellie in the Sydney premiere of the new Australian play ‘e-baby’ at the Ensemble Theatre, to be directed by Nadia Tass from October 13 – November 13 2016.

Gabrielle Scawthorn

Gabrielle Scawthorn, pictured above.
Gabrielle recently starred in ‘Bloodbank’, written by Christopher Harley and directed by Anthony Skuse at the Ensemble, to critical acclaim.
Gabrielle will star opposite Angie Millikin (pictured on banner), who will play Catherine, an expat Australian woman living in London with her husband, Harry, and who has everything except a child.

Catherine commissions Nellie, a mother of two living in the surrogacy friendly state of Massachusetts, to bear the child she cannot carry herself.

‘e-baby’, by Jane Cafarella, is a poignant, funny and powerful play about the relationship between the two women in their journey to realise Catherine’s dream of having a child.

The play premiered in Melbourne at Chapel Off Chapel in March 2015, with direction and dramaturgy by Anna McCrossin-Owen.

Gabrielle is well known to Sydney theatre and television audiences, having performed lead roles in many stage productions as well as appearing in the ABC’s ‘Dr Blake Mysteries’ and the Channel 7 program, ‘The Killing Field’.

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‘e-baby’ selected for Tasmania’s Ten Days on the Island Festival 2017

I am delighted to announce that ‘e-baby’ will be produced and performed by The Tasmanian Theatre Company as part of the 2017 biennial Ten Days on the Island International Arts Festival in Hobart from 17-26 March.

This will include a regional tour of the play.

Many thanks to TTC Artistic Director, Charles Parkinson, and Board member Anne Cordiner, for all their hard work in making this possible, and to Ten Days on the Island Artistic Director David Malacari for his support.

Stay tuned for more info about the 2017 Tasmanian premiere of ‘e-baby’ throughout the year.

Meanwhile, for anyone visiting Hobart for work or leisure, why not include a TTC performance in your schedule?

The company’s latest show ‘The Tree Widows’ takes place along the beautiful Soldiers’ Memorial Walk in Queens Domain.

The Walk is an avenue of memorial trees, planted after WWI by relatives and friends of soldiers who sacrificed their lives. 
The Tree Widows tells the stories of the soldiers whose trees are on the Soldier’s Memorial Avenue , with glimpses into the lives of  families, relatives, friends and members of the public who have a connection to the avenue.


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