Miriam Margolyes joins Neighbourhood Watch


Neighbourhood WatchWinner of LA Critics Circle and BAFTA Awards, international star of stage and screen Miriam Margolyes joins State Theatre Company for the first time in this glorious new Australian comedy about hope, death and pets.

Recognised most recently for playing Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter series, Miriam was also one of the original cast of the London production of the musical Wicked in both the West End and on Broadway. She appeared in Adelaide in 2012 in her one-woman show Dickens’ Women.

Neighbourhood Watch springs from the unique imagination of Australian playwright Lally Katz who creates a world of wonderfully neurotic, painfully recognisable characters. Katz is a prolific playwright who has numerous credits with Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Malthouse and Melbourne Theatre Company. Most recently she both wrote and appeared in her one-woman show, Stories I Want To Tell You In Person as part of the 2013 seasons at Belvoir and Malthouse Theatre.

A delightful odd-couple tale, Neighbourhood Watch tells the story of a young woman, Catherine (Eleanor Stankiewicz), and her surprising friendship with her neighbour Ana (Miriam Margolyes), an 80 year old Hungarian-Australian widow. Ana is an irritable force of nature, bent but not broken by the harsh cards life has dealt her. Catherine is a young, scatter-brained aspiring actress. Around them swirls all the mess of contemporary life, absent boyfriends, annoying housemates and acquaintances that just won’t take a hint. As their relationship develops and deepens, they gain a new understanding from each other of how they might relate to the world and its pesky inhabitants

After its smash hit 2011 Sydney premiere, which resulted in a Helpmann Award nomination as Best Play, State Theatre Company is presenting a brand new production of this quirky, heart-warming play under the guidance of Helpmann Award-winning director Julian Meyrick (Doubt).

Neighbourhood Watch
When: 2 – 24 May 2014
Where: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
Tickets: $30 – $56
Bookings: Book through BASS online or phone 131 246


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