What happens when the local community theatre group decides to persist with the rehearsal and production of a play in the midst of Covid-19 restrictions?
Everyone loves a pantomime!
According to Rumour is a crowd pleaser with everything!
Roleplay is the third play in Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy Damsels In Distress
With Tea Tree Players' usual excellent set, complete with 80’s styling, this comedy by Marc Camoletti looks good.
The action is filled with all the elements required for a murder mystery, with a lot of comedy thrown in. We have a deserted mansion, on an isolated island, in a storm, where a group of suspicious characters are meeting for the midnight reading of a will!
Tea Tree Players have been bringing Panto to the area for many a successful year now and it shows in the excellence of the traditional pantomime they are presenting to end 2019.
Playwright Joe Landry's Vintage Hitchcock is a clever reworking of three classic 1930s Alfred Hitchcock British films (before Hollywood discovered him), The Lodger:A Story Of The London Fog (1929), Sabotage (1936) and The 39 Steps (1935).
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.
No one could take this play seriously, which is fine because Ken Ludwig, the author, obviously intended to make us laugh.
It’s always a treat to see a Tea Tree Players production. The set is always beautifully constructed, the lights are spot on and the costumes always appropriate for the era and the work. Groping for Words is no exception to the rule.
The not so grieving widow, annoying sister in law, unctuous priest, insensitive son, long suffering girlfriend and dead husband. Who could ask for anything more really? It’s comedic heaven!
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,
It’s always great to be cheered up when the country is in turmoil! Out of Sight… Out of Murder gives you just what is needed to forget that there is a gladiatorial contest going on in Canberra which isn’t half as much fun as this show.
Tea Tree Players Youth chose an unknown play for their latest offering. Written by John Rawson and Rob Smith, with music by Roslyn Jennings
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.
Ivan Menchell’s The Cemetery Club is a very realistic look into the lives of three widows, who visit their husband’s headstones and have formed the appropriately named club.
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.
Simon Williams' Laying The Ghost is almost regular Tea Tree Players' fare for its audiences, but not quite. It is NOT a farce but rather a gentle comedy.