Find out what’s coming up at The Playhouse
11 January – 3 February 2019
This summer the musical phenomenon LES MISÉRABLES returns to Tasmania in a brand new production. You will feel like you are part of the story in the intimate 220 seat Playhouse Theatre, Hobart as you fall under the spell of this epic tale of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption.
The Hobart Repertory Theatre Society has four exciting shows planned for 2019.
The Importance of Being Ernest
Directed by Benedicta McGeown, written by Oscar Wilde
1 – 16 March 2019
The truth is rarely pure and never simple
Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. Carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each carefully disguise a double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictitious figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancés and indomitable dowagers.
Directed by Roger Chevalier, written by David Croft, Jimmy Perry
17 May – 1 June 2019
Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler?
The classic BBC television comedy series of the Home Guard of Walmington –on-Sea who battle daily against the Germans and local ARP Warden Hodges, comes to the stage complete with all the well-loved characters and phrases: ‘Stupid boy’ Pike, ‘Don’t panic, don’t panic Jonesey ‘Doomed, we’re all doomed’ Fraser and ‘May I be excused’ Godfrey. They are all under the command of the redoubtable Captain Mainwaring and his self-effacing deputy, Sergeant Wilson.
Directed by C J Bowers, written by Ken Ludwig, (Robert Louis Stevenson)
28 June – 20 July 2019
A swashbuckling adventure for all ages
A swashbuckling adventure for all ages Treasure Island is the answer to every adventure-starved child’s prayers; a racy, pacy, swashbuckling classic!
A stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. At the centre of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14 year old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time.
Speaking in Tongues
Directed by Mel King, written by Andrew Bovell
18 October – 2 November 2019
Infidelity, interwoven lives and mystery
The play on which the award-winning Australian movie Lantana was based.
Two couples set out to betray their partners…A lover returns from the past and a husband doesn’t answer the phone…A woman disappears and a neighbour is the prime suspect…Contracts are broken between intimates and powerful bonds are formed between strangers.
In Andrew Bovell’s masterfully interconnected polyphony, evocative mystery unravels at the same time as a devastating tale of disconnection between individuals, partners and communities.