CHP are proud to announce the 2021 Season of Plays providing the very best of Australian drama, American comedy, British classics and family entertainment from such noted playwrights as Andrew Bovell, Martin McDonagh, Roald Dahl and Richard Everett, to name a few.
We kick off 2021 with Things I Know to be True by Andrew Bovell, directed by Carol Wimmer. This production was within one week of opening when COVID struck. We reunite the Price family and invite audiences to join them in their garden, where they learn through each season of one turbulent year, that the love and understanding that bind them as a family are even more powerful than any of them realised.
Next, we offer Always A Bridesmaid by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, directed by Meredith Jacobs. When women form lifelong friendships they also make promises which must be kept. These four gals promised to be in each other’s weddings, and thirty years later they are still making ‘the long walk’ for each other. This is a very funny comedy about friendship, love and some fairly hideous bridesmaids’ dresses.
Following on is Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, directed by Dave Went. Set in 1934 this modern classic features a cast of extraordinary characters, unexpected plot turns, and witty, sparkling dialogue which will leave you laughing and crying at the same time.
Entertaining Angels written by Richard Everett and directed by Jennifer Willison, is a very English comedy with a profound and absorbing tale introducing Grace, recently widowed and enjoying her new found freedom. Disturbing revelations are never far away in an English comedy; bring in a new vicar with some very un-clergy like credentials and you have the makings of a great night out!
Roald Dahl is considered by many to be the world’s no. 1 storyteller and it is with pleasure we present The Witches, directed by Jewell Johnson. This deliciously wicked delight will be a wonderful opportunity for the entire family to enjoy a magical theatre experience together.
We’ll send 2021 off in farcical fashion with Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade Smith and in his CHP directorial debut we welcome the hugely talented Julian Floriano. Some say the more doors the better, and this little ripper has eight! Two cops, three crooks, eight doors. Go! Need we say more? Jam packed full of laughs, audiences will be begging for the mayhem to stop, just so they can catch their breath!
Bookings and full details are online at www.paviliontheatre.org.au.