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Music and Lyrics by: Michael Friedman
Book by: Alex Timbers
Directed by: Shaun Rennie
Music Direction by: Craig Dalton
Choreographed by: Christabel Ellis
Performed by: 2nd Year Music Theatre students

Andrew Jackson, America’s seventh president, gets the rock ‘n’ roll treatment in this exhilarating and raucous show about the founding of the Democratic Party. AJ kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of the United States – who cares if he didn’t have permission? With its blend of outrageous comedy, anarchic theatricality and an infectious rock score, this wildly entertaining 90-minute show draws parallels to today’s political landscape.

bloody 2Note – Contains strong language and adult concepts.

Performance Details

Venue

Roundhouse Theatre

 

 

Performance dates

14th Oct 7:30pm,  16th Oct 7:30pm,  17th Oct 7:30pm,  18th Oct 7:30pm,  19th Oct 7:30pm,  20th Oct 7:30pm,  21st Oct 2:00pm,  1st Jan 8:00am, 1st Jan 8:00am, 1st Jan 8:00am, 1st Jan 8:00am, 1st Jan 8:00am, 1st Jan 8:00am, 1st Jan 8:00am, 1st Jan 8:00am, 1st Jan 8:00am, 1st Jan 8:00am, 1st Jan 8:00am, 1st Jan 8:00am, 21st Oct 7:30pm,

Ticketing information

$38 – Full
$33 – Concession/Friends

Bookings open

12th Sep – Friends
19th Sep – Public

The interview was done by Malti Elliott with the director Shaun Renni


Present Laughter

The best of British :English guest director at WAAPA for Coward’s classic comedy

presentThe WAAPA Visiting Artists Program, proudly supported by the Minderoo Foundation, brings one of Britain’s finest directors and educators to Perth to direct the 3rd Year Acting students in Noel Coward’s delightful comedy, Present Laughter from Friday 16 to Thursday 22 June at Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley.

Vivian Munn, actor, director and educator at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, directs this delicious drawing-room comedy, described by the playwright as “a series of semi-autobiographical pyrotechnics”.

Present Laughter follows Garry Essendine, a 1930s stage star and aging playboy who receives a visit from an infatuated young admirer, initiating a parade of intruders and interruptions, including his ex-wife, his manager and an aspiring playwright. In typical Coward fashion, wickedly funny wordplay and biting bon mots grace the farcical fun.

Vivian Munn trained at RADA and for twenty years worked extensively as an actor. His theatre credits include playing opposite Vanessa Redgrave in Ibsen’s Ghosts at the West End’s Wyndham Theatre, and working with the Royal Shakespeare Company, English Shakespeare Company and Young Vic, among many others.

Munn has taught and directed at numerous English drama schools including E.15 Acting School and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He is a RADA Academy Associate Teacher, Director of RADA Elders Company and the NYU Course Co-ordinator.

“It’s great to be back in Perth,” says Munn. “As an actor, I toured Australia with the English Shakespeare Company in 1991 and am thrilled to find myself in Western Australia once again, this time directing and teaching at WAAPA.

“I am delighted with the cast of Present Laughter. From their first reading of the text they have been keen to extend their skills and shown tremendous fortitude when tackling the writing which is notoriously difficult. The company have faced the task head on, not faltering for a moment and indeed revelling in the challenge that Coward poses. I have found this reaction very refreshing and their responses extremely uplifting.”

“It is an exciting introduction to the Master that is Noël Coward and the 3rd Year students are taking great delight in his world. The laughter is very much present and it is a joy to facilitate their performance.”

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION: PRESENT LAUGHTER

ROUNDHOUSE THEATRE, ECU, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley

Tickets $33 Full / $28 Concession and Friends

Fri 16, Sat 17, Mon 19, Tue 20*, Wed 21, Thu 22 June, 7.30pm

Matinee Saturday 17 June, 2.00pm, *Post-show discussion on Tuesday 20 June

Written by: Noel Coward

Performed by: 3rd Year Acting students

Director: Vivian Munn

BOOK NOW: Tel: (08) 9370 6895 or online at: waapa.ecu.edu.au/boxoffice


The Diary of Anne Frank

Written by: Francis Goodrich and Albert Hackett Anne Frank 1
Directed by:The diary of ann1 Peggy Shannon
Performed by: 3rd Year Acting students

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl is the compelling story of a Jewish teenager hiding with her family from the Nazis in the German-occupied Netherlands. Described as a ‘coming of age behind locked doors’, the book has sold 30 million copies in 67 languages. To mark the 70th anniversary of its publication, visiting guest director Peggy Shannon, Chair of Ryerson University’s School of Performance in Canada, directs WAAPA’s graduating Acting students in the powerful play based on Anne’s diary.

Join us for a post show discussion on Tuesday, 9 May 2017.

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Venue

Roundhouse Theatre

Performance dates

5th May 7:30pm,  6th May 2:00pm,  6th May 7:30pm,  8th May 7:30pm,  9th May 7:30pm,  10th May 7:30pm,  1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 11th May 7:30pm,

 

Ticketing information

$33 – Full
$28 – Concession/Friends

Listen to an interview


Heathers the Musical

Books, Music and Lyrics by: Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe Heathers2
Based on the film written by: Daniel Waters
Directed by: Andrew Lewis
Music Direction by: David King
Choreographed by: Bernie Bernard
Performed by: 3rd Year Music Theatre students
Hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal! Brainy, beautiful teenage misfit Veronica Sawyer hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high-school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid, JD. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to kiss Heather’s aerobicized butt… but JD has other plans. Based on the film that became a cult classic, Heathers: The Musical is a darkly delicious look at the joys and anguish of high school.

Warning: Heathers is not suitable for a conservative audience. Suitable for ages 15+

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Venue

Geoff Gibbs Theatre

Performance dates

18th Mar 7:30pm,  20th Mar 7:30pm,  21st Mar 7:30pm,  22nd Mar 7:30pm,  23rd Mar 7:30pm,  24th Mar 7:30pm,  25th Mar 2:00pm,  1st Jan ,  1st Jan ,  1st Jan ,  1st Jan ,  1st Jan ,  1st Jan ,  1st Jan ,  1st Jan ,  1st Jan ,  1st Jan ,  1st Jan ,  1st Jan ,  25th Mar 7:30pm,

Ticketing information

$48 – Full
$41 – Concession/Friends

The interview was conducted by Malti Elliiott with the director of the show  Andrew Lewis and the heroine Monique.


Albert Herring

Music by: Benjamin Britten
Libretto by: Eric Crozier, based on Guy de Maupassant’s novella Le Rosier de Madame Husson 
Directed by: Thomas de Mallet Burgess
Music Director: David Wickham
Performed by: Classical Vocal students and Faith Court Orchestra

albert-herring1Albert Herring contains some of Britten’s wittiest musical writing, exploring parody and caricature to the full. The comic chamber opera is set at the turn of the 20th century in an imaginary East Suffolk town called Loxford. No virtuous women can be found in Loxford so the meek and mild Albert Herring is chosen and crowned the town’s first ‘May King’. However, Albert is less than delighted with his new title and dreams of rebellion. Frustrated by small-town morals and gossip, Albert decides to set matters straight after a rum-laced lemonade or two at the May Day celebrations, setting off with his prize money on a night of debauchery.Albert Herring is one of the most endearing, light-hearted and outright funny operas you will ever see.

Performance Details

Venue

Geoff Gibbs Theatre

Performance dates

10th Oct 7:30pm,  11th Oct 7:30pm,  12th Oct 7:30pm,  13th Oct 7:30pm,  14th Oct 7:30pm,  1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 15th Oct 7:30pm,

Ticketing information

$42 – Full
$37 – Concession/Friends

The interview was done by Chris Durrant with the director Thomas –de – mallet – burgess


A Tale Of Two Cities

A tale of 2 citiesAdapted by: Terence Rattigan and John Gielgud
Novel by: Charles Dickens
Edited by: Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Directed by: Hugh Hodgart
Performed by: 3rd Year Acting students

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens’ immortal novel of revolution and romance was adapted for the stage in 1935 by John Gielgud and Terence Rattigan, two of the brightest theatrical talents of their day. It has been modernised by one of Australia’s most gifted and imaginative young directors, the multi-award winning Adam Spreadbury-Maher. Retaining the thrill and tension of the French Revolutionary setting but merging it with a modern, East London aesthetic, this production focuses on the love triangle that lies at the heart of Dicken’s classic story. WAAPA welcomes Hugh Hodgart, Director of Drama, Dance, Production and Screen at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, to Perth to direct this exciting ensemble piece.

 

 

Performance Details

Venue

Geoff Gibbs Theatre

Performance dates

19th Aug 7:30pm,  20th Aug 2:00pm,  20th Aug 7:30pm,  22nd Aug 7:30pm,  23rd Aug 7:30pm,  24th Aug 7:30pm,  1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 25th Aug 7:30pm,

Ticketing information

$35 – Full
$30 – Concession/Friends

Bookings open

5th Apr – Friends
12th Apr – Public

The interview was done by Malti Elliott with the director Hugh Hodgart .

 


Les Liaisons Dangereuses Les dangereuse liason 2

Adapted by: Christopher Hampton
From the novel by: Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Directed by: Crispin Taylor
Performed by: 3rd Year Acting students

Based on the 18th century French novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a bitingly witty masterpiece of seduction and revenge. Elegantly and sinisterly, the plot unfolds: The Marquise and the Vicomte are accomplices in a game of sexual corruption, deceit and betrayal. Completely oblivious to the emotional destruction they cause, they scheme together to seduce two innocent victims.

Their clever game of passion and manipulation, played out in Parisian salons and bedrooms, turns in on itself when the Vicomte realises that he is truly in love. The 1988 film version of Christopher Hampton’s play, Dangerous Liaisons, starring Glenn Close, John Malkovich and Michelle Pfeiffer, won three Academy Awards.

*Note: There will be a post show discussion on Tuesday, 14 June, 2016

Performance Details

Venue

Roundhouse ThLes dangereuse liason for bobeatre

Performance dates

10th Jun 7:30pm,  11th Jun 2:00pm,  11th Jun 7:30pm,  13th Jun 7:30pm,  14th Jun 7:30pm,  15th Jun 7:30pm,  1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 16th Jun 7:30pm,

Ticketing information

$32 – Full
$27 – Concession/Friends

Bookings open

The interview was conducted by malti Elliott with the director of the play Crispin Taylor.


A View from the Bridge

A view from the bridge2 Arthur millerWritten by: Arthur Miller
Directed by: Lawrie Cullen-Tait
Performed by: 3rd Year Acting students

The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. Perth-based polymath and WAAPA graduate Lawrie Cullen-Tait directs this production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece. Her multi award-winning work in the theatre, film and television industries has seen her gain great accolades.

*Note: There will be a post show discussion on Tuesday, 3 May, 2016

Performance Details

Venue

Roundhouse Theatre

Performance dates

29th Apr 7:30pm, 30th Apr 2:00pm, 30th Apr 7:30pm, 2nd May 7:30pm, 3rd May 7:30pm, 4th May 7:30pm, 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 1st Jan , 5th May 7:30pm,

Ticketing information

$32 – Full
$27 – Concession/Friends

Bookings open

The interview has been conducted by Malti Elliott with the director Lawrie Cullen Tait.