Rules for Living is a dark comedy about family dysfunction and societal norms by Sam Holcroft. The play follows a family preparing for Christmas lunch and tensions begin to rise as they deal with family issues. Holcroft uses the psychological theory that people reinforce negative behaviour traits each time they fall back on them as coping strategies (“rules for living”) at stressful times.
Following his successful 2017 season of Sense and Sensibility in garden locations, clever director Dave Simms (Blue Sky Theatre) this year re-imagines Sheridan’s 18th century comedy of manners in the exuberant primary colours and tabloid-fed rumour-mills of 1950’s London.
Written in 1971 whilst in prison, Vaclav Havel regarded this as the weakest of his plays. After seeing it again in 2007 he decided he actually liked the play because of the way it was performed.
Charlotte Bronte's classic English novel, 'Jane Eyre' is brought to the stage by a dedicated cast in Therry's latest production.
Shakespeare is a serious business, so why was there so much laughter in the theatre? It is because director Megan Dansie is not afraid to treat the script with the irreverence it occasionally deserves.
Arthur Miller’s tale about the Salem witch trials is a very strong piece of theatre. Instead of losing its relevance, it becomes more pertinent than ever.
Multi-award winning writer, Reg Cribb’s The Return is the Theatre Guild’s latest offering. A tightly scripted piece, with no interval, this is not for the faint-hearted.
World renowned Australian playwright, Andrew Bovell, tells a powerful, confronting story of our past and the treatment – or rather mistreatment – of Aboriginals by the white settlers.
Tackling Shakespeare is not for the faint hearted. His comedies are well loved, his tragedies well known and his histories often avoided. Richard III has been grouped with the histories and also classed a tragedy, because it is a little of both. Let’s face it - lots of people die!
This is a nicely stylish piece with a wickedly witty script, There are plenty of laughs to be had in this clever production.
What is more important, your life, or your life's work? Writer, Katurian, faces this question in Martin McDonagh's award winning jet black comedy, currently playing at the Little Theatre under the acute direction of Megan Dansie.
The Guild's latest production is John Graham's first time as director for them and, if this is anything to go by, hopefully it will be the first of many.