Following on from the successful run of The Winslow Boy, Castle Hill Players is proud to present Neighbourhood Watch by Lally Katz at the Pavilion Theatre stage from the 27th July until 18th August, 2018.
Directed by first time Castle Hill Players director, Emma Widenström, Neighbourhood Watch was nominated for the 2011 Helpmann Award for Best Play and is listed on the HSC Drama Stage 6 Syllabus.
It is 2007, the world is changing and anything seems possible. But for Catherine, an out-of-work actor hung up on her ex-boyfriend, her world is stuck in suburbia. Her flatmate Ken aspires to be a film writer, but spends his time playing video games and watching The West Wing. Then Catherine meets Ana, an elderly Hungarian migrant who is carrying the weight of the twentieth century on her shoulders. The two strike up an unlikely friendship and Catherine’s life is transformed by Ana’s stories of survival in the old country. Both woman are stuck in their own pasts, but this friendship might just be the spark that helps Catherine deal with her own past and gives Ana one last great friendship at a time when she feels most alone.
Neighbourhood Watch features Margaret Olive as Ana, Jacqui Wilson as Catherine with Ben Freeman, Stijn Vermeulen, Annette Dix, Axel Smit, Marilyn Parsons, Bob Parsons and Michelle Masefield. The ensemble cast works together to recreate war-time Hungary and suburban Sydney.
Neighbourhood Watch is a charming tale of an odd couple who prove that it is never too late to bridge the divide between age, culture, and the suburban fence.
Castle Hill Players are offering group discounts and Q & A sessions for schools wishing to attend Neighbourhood Watch.
Performances: Wed, Fri & Sat at 8:15pm: Sun 4:30pm
The Pavilion Theatre is located within the Castle Hill Showground, entrance is at the lights located between Gilbert and Carrington Roads, Castle Hill.
Show Tickets online: www.paviliontheatre.org.au or phone 9634 2929. Ticket Prices: $27/22.