Waters of the Moon …… it is the day after Christmas and the dull routine of a modest and rather shabby Private Hotel is broken by the arrival of unexpected and rather exotic guests.
This play brings forward the effects of the over privileged on those who have lost or never tasted it – and provides moments that touches both tragedy and comedy.
Target audience – Adult, Senior, Teen 14+ years
The Actress takes us backstage as a colourful, complicated actress makes her emotional farewell performance. Various people from her life invade her dressing room to say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a final embrace and renew old battles.
The last show is always a very strange affair. It is like a party, a great buzz of excitement but then each actor will leave with laughter still ringing in their ear and a cheery wave. Then it stops. As you watch them walk down the street, they look terribly lonely. After all the applause and elation, they walk home alone. That is who actors are. The happiest saddest people you will ever meet.
Sherlock Holmes is dead. Or so it is assumed. The world knows the great detective went over the falls at Reichenbach with his nemesis Professor Moriarty. But as Holmes’ body was never retrieved, a number of frauds, fakes, and charlatans have come forward since to lay claim to his identity, and it falls to Dr. Watson to disprove them. Then a telegram arrives informing Watson that three men, each claiming to be Holmes, have been committed to a remote asylum off the coast of Scotland. Now Watson must discover if one of the mad men is the real Sherlock Holmes.
Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects. There’s Harvey, who wrote Dave’s material; Vi, Harvey’s wife; Kevin, Dave’s agent, and Kevin’s wife Jane. Dave’s glamorous widow Laura has arranged a funeral to remember, complete with a horse-drawn hearse and an attendant dog. An unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes turns out to be Kay, Dave’s ex-wife from before he was famous, and a series of revelations end with Kevin throwing a drink into the coffin and all the guests asking themselves if they ever knew the “real” Dave.
Act II opens three weeks later for the disposal of Dave’s ashes. The atmosphere is tense and Kevin is wearing a controversial tie, but as more truths are revealed, even from beyond the crematorium Dave seems to be having the last laugh.
Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke announces that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history – a wound they don’t want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.
Set in the parlour of the Strachan’s house in Brighton during the late 1800’s, Pink String and Sealing Wax is a domestic drama concerning a repressed family, whose cold and undemonstrative father comes to realize the full worth of his children. Edward Strachan controls his family with little tenderness and understanding. His loving and ambitious children are pushed to the limits by his lack of attentiveness. When his eldest son becomes associated with a married woman who plots to incriminate him in the murder of her husband, Edward realizes how very wrong his priorities and attitudes were and fights to protect his son and reunite himself with his estranged family.
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A Comedy Drama by Matthew Barber from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim.
When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again – rediscovering themselves in ways that they – and we – could have never expected.
2003 Tony Award Nominee—Best Play.
“ENCHANTED APRIL is as good as they come: a lush, thoroughly refreshing theatrical holiday. Escape has seldom seemed so sweet. A magical triumph.” —LA Times.
Experienced gentleman’s tailor Norman Davenport has barely opened the doors of his new clothing store when Sophie, an exuberant young woman, barges in looking for work, followed by Patrick, a single father who claims to be handy. Norman hires then both to help tie up the last few threads before his Grand Opening. And whether Norman realizes it or not, he needs help getting into the twenty-first century. Disappointed that he feels he is being forced to cater to the latest fashion trends, he makes a wish that changes his life forever.
“a tailor made play that will not only fit you like a glove, it will transport you to a bespoke world that will keep you in stitches.” – Theatre Orangeville