Company

Friendships and marriage. Thought provoking and cleverly funny!

Music & lyrics Stephen Sondheim | Book George Furth

Director Colin Armstrong | Musical Director Malcom Huddle Choreographer Mon and Tess Sabbatucci

 

From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

Company will play at Beaumaris Theatre from 24 May - 8 June, 2019.

 

'The strength of the piece lies in its vivid yet real characters. Every audience member will see reflections of themselves in at least one of the characters onstage. For all of these reasons I have always wanted to direct this show. It requires a mature and experienced cast in order to present the story and music with great feeling, depth and accuracy.'

- Colin Armstrong, Company Director

 
 

Cast

Bobby - Nicholas Kong
April - Emily McKenzie
Marta - Amy Larsen
Kathy - Hayley Noy
Sarah - Candice Sweetman
Harry - Dan Bellis
Jenny - Katrina Pezzimenti
David - Anthony Bingham
Susan - Lauren McCormack
Peter - Blair Salmon
Amy - Amelia Hunter
Paul - Nic Russ
Joanne - Carolyn Waddell
Larry - Brett O'Meara

Show Dates

Friday 24th May, 8pm

Saturday 25th May, 8pm

Sunday 26th May, 5pm

Thursday 30th May, 8pm

Friday 31st May, 8pm

Saturday 1st June, 8pm

Sunday 2nd June, 5pm

Thursday 6th June, 8pm

Friday 7th June, 8pm

Saturday 8th June, 8pm

 

Pillow Talk

A story of undying love

Written & directed by Andy Payne

 

Henrietta has lived her life to the full, scared of nothing except perhaps of not being herself. After an unexplained hospitalisation, she finds herself facing an uncertain future and a loss of the dignity and control she so values. She has some support from her distracted daughter, and understanding from her son, an aspiring Member of Parliament who lives twelve thousand miles away in Melbourne, but it is her husband who is under pressure to keep the promise he made 30 years ago in a hotel bedroom and save Henrietta from her worst nightmare.

Pillow Talk is a tragic comedy about life, love and the promises we make. Set in a hospital, it references the Victorian Assisted Dying legislation and choices we make when faced with a terminal prognosis.

 

Pillow Talk will play at Beaumaris Theatre from 16 - 31 August, 2019.

 
 

'History is littered with the sacrifices of lovers but would you do just anything for someone that you love? I wrote Pillow Talk to be entertaining. It is a window into the lives of a happily married couple and their family, at a time of crisis. But can we really be asked to keep the promises made in the first flushes of romance? Pillow Talk is both funny and thought provoking. It is a conversation everybody needs to have.'

- Andy Payne, Pillow Talk Director

 

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

The man. The music. The legend.

Written by Alan Janes

Director Debbie Keyt | Musical Director Rhonda Vaughan Choreographer Camilla Klesman

 

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy's meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when 'That'll Be The Day' hit the airways until his tragic death less than two years on 'the day the music died'. The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly's greatest hits including 'That'll Be The Day', 'Peggy Sue', 'Everyday', 'La Bamba' and so many more.

The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden days of rock & roll, continues to live on in Buddy.

 

Buddy will play at Beaumaris Theatre from 8 -23 November, 2019.

 
 

'I first saw Buddy- The Buddy Holly Story in 1991 and left the theatre on such an incredible high the like I had never experienced before. After the show I immediately booked to go and see it again to share the experience with a group of friends. I cannot wait to share Buddy's incredible story and of course his exceptional music with our Beaumaris Theatre audiences and know everyone will be in a rock 'n' roll frenzy!'

- Debbie Keyt, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story Director

 

Seminar

A clever comedy about the power of the written word

Playwright Theresa Rebeck | Director Kirsten Page

 

There's only one thing harder than writing your first novel.

Letting him read it.

Set in present-day New York City, Seminar follows four young writers — Kate, Martin, Douglas, and Izzy — and their professor, Leonard. Each student has paid Leonard $5,000 for a ten-week writing seminar to be held in Kate's Upper West Side apartment. As tensions arise and romance falls, they clash over their writing, their relationships, and their futures.

Seminar is the provocative new comedy from Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck.

 Seminar will play at Beaumaris Theatre from 1 - 16 March, 2019.

'In 2012 I unassumingly wandered into a theatre in New York to watch a random show. Little did I know, it would be love at first sight. Seminar had entered my life. I was swept into the story, I was connected with every character and found myself questioning my goals and dreams. The wittiness and pace of Seminar, finely balanced with tension captures audiences attention, while the characters capture their heart. I hope you will find this show as powerful as I did.' 

- Kirsten Page, Seminar Director

 
 

Cast

Douglas - Christopher Newton

Martin - Stuart Anderson

Kate - Alicia Patzer

Izzy - Rebecca Simpson

Leonard - Bruce Hardie

Show Dates

Friday 1 March, 8pm

Saturday 2 March, 8pm

Friday 8 March, 8pm

Saturday 9 March, 8pm

Sunday 10 March, 5pm

Thursday 14 March, 8pm

Friday 15 March, 8pm

Saturday 16 March, 8pm