Quick witted and ungainliness is the central hallmark of The Tea Tree Players new show Rookery Nook. A blisteringly quick script and a rapid succession of entries and exits gives the audience everything they would expect from a British farce.
The silly story of love outside of your station in life has no violence, no monsters (Dick Deadeye isn’t all that bad) and the worst swear word you will hear is Damn (hardly ever!).
Ben Crocker’s Puss In Boots is a tale loved by all ages, and Director Robert Andrews has lead a fine cast of Tea Tree Players regulars and newcomers, all clearly enjoying the audience participation and mischief of a Pantomime
Take a ridiculous plot, add a few corny jokes and some unlikely situations and you have a really funny play. This is no bedroom farce; there are no dropped trousers or scantily clad girls; but there is plenty of laughter. Father and son duo Ray and Michael Cooney have penned an excellent script,
Break out the Veuve Clicquot! We’re in Oyster Bay, Long Island, it’s 1938, and Tracy Lord is getting married to her fiancé, George Kittredge. No expense spared.
Ben Crocker’s The Sleeping Beauty is a well-known tale but this time it’s with a twist, full of fun songs and comedy for all ages to enjoy.
Farce is one of the hardest of theatrical genres to do well. Ray Cooney is a master at writing perhaps the best of British farce; Barry Hill is expert at directing it; and Tea Tree Players tend to do it very well.
In the capable hands of director Barry Hill, the fun comedy, 'My Friend Miss Flint' becomes another Therry Dramatic Society success.
Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'The King & I' is the latest musical production from The Met starring Selina Britz as Anna and Brad Martin as the King of Siam.
Tennessee William’s classic play Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, deals with the recurring themes of mendacity and death.
Presented by Adelaide Repertory Theatre Reviewed 18 Novemberr 2015 I’ve seen nothing like it. This Olde Music Hall production has the crowd jeering, booing and jumping out of their seats for some of the most enjoyable hour and a half in my theatre life. Unashamedly unrefined, the Adelaide Rep’s absurd melodrama effortlessly combines a classic […]
The Adelaide Repertory Theatre is serving up "ham" early this Christmas, with hilariously over the top music hall show and melodrama Only An Orphan Girl
If you take a great Chapman & Cooney script and give it a good director who understands comedy, you will have an almost certain hit!
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats tells the story of the Jellicle Cats as they gather for their annual Ball where one will be chosen to be reborn to a new life.
A young downtrodden Cockney flower girl is taught to blossom into a duchess in this faithful and delightful retelling of this popular musical stage classic.
Audiences never seem to tire of The Sound of Music. It continues to please no matter how many times it has been performed and the G&S Society do it justice.
The Mystery of the Hansom Cab is a melodrama, which means that the audience gets to hiss and boo the dastardly deeds of the villain, cheer the handsome hero, swoon over the lovely heroine, and have a great sing-a-long with the cast.
Therry Dramatic Society's latest production of Private Lives has all the humour and Britishness of Noel Coward plus the deft touch and comedy of director Barry Hill all over it.
This is a “feel-good” show that anybody can enjoy for its pseudo-Scottish music, lively dance routines, and laughs.
This is a pleasant enough evening out, which should improve with increased pace as the season progresses, and it offers some good performances that make it worth seeing, but is ultimately let down by the script.