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Auditions

Welcome to Torquay Theatre Troupe.

October 2018

Auditions for “Memory of Water” in May 2018 – details here

September 2018

The next full-length play is a black comedy (language warning) by Bruce Graham and directed by Gay Bell.

Any given Monday

Book here

Set in contemporary Philadelphia, we find that teacher Lenny’s (Fred Preston) wife, Risa (Lisa Berry), has left him for a sleazy property developer and Lenny’s friend Mickey (Michael Baker) has “done Lenny a favour”. When Lenny’s daughter (Siobhan Linde) comes home on a surprise visit from her University course, she has a new perspective on the situation.

This will make you feel guilty about laughing…

‘Sudan’

August, 2018.

Following Graci Lynch’s first-time involvement with Torquay Theatre Troupe and work done on-stage by Kathryn O’Neill, Mary Steuten and Fred Preston as the actors, we are delighted to announce that TTT accepted 3 of the 12 Awards at the Anglesea One Act Play Festival in mid-August 2018.

We were awarded:

  • Best original Script – Christine Davey
  • Best Female actor – Mary Steuten
  • Best production (3rd place)

We would like to thank Christine Davey for her great script, Graci Lynch for her terrific direction, the actors for their moving and talented performances across the season (5 shows comprising 2 at The Price Street Theatre, one at Anglesea and two at local retirement villages) and the Troupe Committee for supporting the performances by looking after publicity, props, transport, support, ticketing, front of house, catering, lights, seating and taking a risk with a new script and a Director new to TTT.

It was another great season bringing together some local (and Geelong) talent and some very satisfied audience members.

Congratulations!

Cathy – Kathryn O’Neill
Francine – Mary Steuten
Sudan – Fred Preston

Author – Christine Davey
Director – Graci Lynch

A big congratulations to Anglesea Performing Arts and their energetic team for organising so many plays, coordinating and wrangling artists, putting on food and drink for the many punters and completing yet another fine production for 2018. There are too many names to mention here (and many working in the background whose names are seldom mentioned) but WELL DONE to all of you. Take a bow!

Performances:

  1. Thursday 16 August, “Sudan” by TTT plus a one-act comedy by Anglesea Performing Arts “Love, loss and what I wore” By Nora and Delia Ephron, Directed by Nikki Watson (No supper)
  2. Friday 17 August, “Sudan” by TTT  by Christine Davey, Directed by Graci Lynch, plus a question and answer session with the playwright AND a lovely finger food supper. (yum)

Saturday 18 August (Anglesea one-act play Festival) – we were on at 8:50pm but there were 19 plays!
(25 & 26 August – Private performances at 2 Torquay retirement villages).

In May 2018…

Our last play was enthralling from the first moment. ‘Strangers on a Train’, is a classic thriller written by Craig Warner based on a book by Patricia Highsmith was made into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock and we performed it with a monochrome set, a skilled cast, a full suite of light and sound effects and all to full houses – that’s nearly 650 people who saw the show!

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