Past productions – Javeenbah Theatre Company (1996 – 2009)

1996

1st – 22nd June 1996

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

By David Mamet
Directed by James Wallace

A morality play filled with obscenity and comic banter of real estate salesman and their attempts to sell under-developed land.


31st August – 21st September 1996

ALL MY HUSBANDS

By George Feydeau
Directed by Vera Kasals-Anderson

A frivolous French farce about the bride and groom, the mother and the lover! Who is married to whom – if anybody!


16th November – 7th December 1996

BAZAAR AND RUMMAGE

By Sue Townsend
Directed by Trevor Love

1997

15TH February – 8th March 1997

ON GOLDEN POND

By Ernest Thompson
Directed by Brett Edwards

A gentle comedy about family and friendships


19th April – 11th May 1997

EDUCATING RITA

By Willy Russell
Directed by James Wallace

This hilarious and moving comedy is about Rita, a hairdresser desperately looking for life throughout learning and Frank, her tutor, who is looking for the life that has slipped him by.


21st June – 13th July 1997

CHILDREN OF THE WOLF

By John Peacock
Directed by Pat Aldam

An edge of your seat thrilled right up until the last line.


23rd August – 14th September 1997

STRAIGHT AND NARROW

By Jimmie Chin
Directed by Anne Coombe

A hysterical comedy in the best English tradition. Sharing an apartment is more than being able to get along with others, sometimes its all-out war!


1st November – 30th November 1997

CHORUS LINE

Music by Marvin Hamlach

One of the world’s most popular and best loved musicals.

1998

14th February – 7th March 1998

RUMOURS

Written by Neil Simon
Directed by James

Several affluent couples gather for an anniversary dinner party. However, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing and the host has shot himself through the earlobe.


18th April – 9th May 1998

WHO SAW HIM DIE?

Written by Tudor Gates
Directed by Joan Stalker-Brown

This thriller sees former Police Superintendent Pratt driven by desire to track down the criminal who has eluded him for so long.


20th June – 11th July 1998

BEYOND THERAPY

By Christopher Durang
Directed by Sue McGrath

This farcical comedy focuses on Prudence and Bruce, two Manhattanites who are seeking stable romantic relationships with the help of their psychiatrists, each of whom suggest the patient place a personal ad.


29th August – 19th September 1998

TIME TO KILL

Written by Leslie Darbon
Directed by Pat Aldam

Four bored housewives decide to take justice into their own hands by shackling a man to their living room chair who they accuse of causing their neighbours suicide.


31st October – 28th November 1998

TWO WEEKS WITH THE QUEEN

By Mary Morris and Morris Gleitzman
Directed by Brett Edwards

When Colin’s brother is diagnosed with cancer, the boys are sent to London to visit relatives. Colin decides the Queen is the one person who can help them which begins the crazy adventure to save his brother’s life.

1999

13th February – 6th March 1999

THE MATILDA WOMEN

By Sue Rider
Directed by Di Francis


17th April – 8th May 1999

DEADLINE

By Geoff Bateman and Emily Pritchard
Directed by Trevor Love


19th June – 10th July 1999

COSI

By Louis Nowra
Directed by Brett Edwards


28th August – 18th September 1999

THE WOMAN IN BLACK

By Stephen Mallatratt
Directed by Dolores Clifford and Alistair Beer


30th October – 20th November 1999

THE CEMETERY CLUB

By Ivan Menchell
Directed by Julie Moran

2000

12th February – 4th March 2000

A LETTER FROM THE GENERAL

By Maurice McLoughlin
Directed by Jim Dickson

This gripping tale from the Far East is set in a convent during a revolution. Wonderful characters, from the impressionable young Irish novice to the dying nun, as well as some unexpected visitors.

Who can save them all?


15th April – 6th May 2000

MURDER ON THE NILE

By Agatha Christie
Directed by Terry Callaghan


24th June – 15th July 2000

AWAY

By Michael Gow
Directed by Di Francis

1968 – a watershed year for Australia, still at war in Vietnam. AWAY shows how change affected the lives of three families, as it did for us all, with laughter and sadness.


19th August – 9th September 2000

THE CARETAKER

By Harold Pinter
Directed by James Wallace

English – certainly, but the themes are universal. Add to this an all-female cast and you have a not-to-be missed, thought-provoking piece of theatre.


28th October – 18th November 2000

CLEVER DICK

By Charles Marowitz
Directed by Barry Gibson

A comedy send-up of the British aristocracy. It’s not politically correct but it’s hilarious! Start the millennium with laughter!

2001

22nd February – 10th March 2001

SECRET BRIDESMAIDS BUSINESS

By Elizabeth Coleman
Directed by Julie Moran

It’s the night before Meg’s wedding, but as her bridesmaids begin to celebrate, scandal threatens to ruin the whole affair!


26th April – 12th May 2001

HOUSE GUEST

By Francis Durbridge
Directed by Terry Callaghan

This play bears all the hallmarks of suspense, mystery, murder, shock and surprise. In this fast paced plot, Robert and Stella are horrified to learn that their young son has been kidnapped, but twist follows twist until the ingenious ending.


12th July – 28th July 2001

ALL MY SONS

By Arthur Miller
Directed by Brett Edwards

Powerful, passionate and frightening relevant, this play was Millers first major success. His merciless expose of wartime profiteering and the capitalistic ethic is told through a compelling father and son conflict. A magnificent human drama.


6th September – 22nd September 2001

FAMILY PLANNING

By Frank Vickery
Directed by Joan Stalker-Brown

When Tracey discovers she is pregnant, she doesn’t know how to tell her family. Gran, who sees all and knows all, helps to pave the way for her announcement. Unfortunately, hypochondriac father jumps to the wrong conclusion and mishaps and misunderstanding abound!


1st November – 17th November 2001

CARAVAN

By Donald McDonald
Directed by Barry Gibson

How well do you know your friends? There’s nothing like spending a holiday with them to find out!

2002

15th February – 9th March 2002

BLACK ROCK

By Nick Enright
Directed by Brett Edwards

The raw edge of life. Acclaimed Australian playwright, Nick Enright, captures in this gripping play the events that occurred in NSW ten years ago when a wild teenage party led to rape and death. Very course language and adult themes.


26th April – 11th May 2002

NATURAL CAUSES

By Eric Chappell
Directed by Terry Callaghan

A bumbling inventor of an undetectable poison, three scheming victims, a naïve social worker and a rubber plant. Who will receive the poison? Be careful – you too might die (of laughter) at this black comedy!


5th July – 20th July 2002

UNDER MILKWOOD

By Dylan Thomas
Directed by Marion Parry

Dylan Thomas’ classical work of the lives and loves of eccentric characters in a Welsh seaside town. A unique production by Marion Parry, or as she would be known in Wales, Parry the Play.


13th September – 28th September 2002

ALARMS AND EXCURSIONS

By Michael Frayn
Directed by Joan Stalker-Brown

Our lives are full of minor calamities. Nobody observes them better than Michael Frayn. His sense of the ridiculous makes us see the funny side of life in this uproarious evening of sketches and playlets.


15th November – 30th November 2002

LETTICE AND LOVAGE

By Peter Schaffer
Directed by Jim Dickson

One of the sharpest, wittiest, most passionate and elegant plays of the year.

2003

15th February – 8th March 2003

LONG GONE LONESOME COWGIRLS

By Philip Dean
Directed by Jocelyn Moore-Carter


2nd May – 24th May 2003

A FEW GOOD MEN

By Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Brett Edwards


11th July – 26th July 2003

AND SO SAY ALL OF US

By Ian Austin
Directed by Pat Aldam


19th September – 4th October

WAIT UNTIL DARK

By Frederick Knott
Directed by Shane Caddaye


21st November – 6th December

CHRISTMAS AT TURKEY BEACH

By Michael Richards
Directed by Dolores Clifford

2004

13th February – 28th February 2004

THE CRUCIBLE

By Arthur Miller
Directed by Brett Edwards


23rd April – 8th May 2004

THE ONE DAY OF THE YEAR

By Alan Seymour
Directed by Eric James


2nd July – 17th July 2004

LADIES NIGHT

By Anthony McCarten and Stephen Sinclair
Directed by Jim Dickson


10th September – 25th September 2004

TAPE

By Stephen Belber
Directed by James Wallace


19th November – 4th December

AFTER JANUARY

By Phillip Dean
Directed by Amy-Louise Anderson

2005

27th – 29th January 2005

XSTACY

By Margaret Forde
Directed by Priscilla Scott


18th March – 9th April 2005

LAYING THE GHOST

By Simon Williams
Directed by Pat Aldam


20th May – 4th June 2005

A STING IN THE TALE

By Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner
Directed by Terry Callaghan


22nd June – 25th June 2005

JINX

By Margaret Wild
Directed by Carol Nash Paterson


22nd July – 6th August 2005

SILLY COW

By Ben Elton
Directed by Trevor Love


23 September – 2 October 2005

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE

By Martin McDonagh
Directed by Jim Dickson


24th November – 10th December 2005

MACK AND MABEL

By Jerry Herman
Directed by Joan Stalker-Brown

2006

26th – 28th January 2006

SPURBOARD

By Nick Enright
Directed by Carol Nash Paterson


17th March – 1st April 2006

ONE FOR THE ROAD

By Willy Russell
Directed by Pat Aldam


19th May – 3rd June 2006

NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY

By Douglas J Cohen
Directed by Gillian Crow


21st July – 5th August 2006

BUTCHERBIRDS CRY AT MIDNIGHT

By David Scott
Directed by Trevor Love


22nd September – 7th October 2006

ART

By Yasmin Reza
Directed by Andrew Trump


24th November – 9th December 2006

BERMUDA AVENUE TRIANGLE

By Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna
Directed by Jim Dickson

2007

18th – 20th January 2007

48 SHADES OF BROWN

By Philip Dean
Directed by Kylie Scott


2nd – 17th March 2007

FORGET ME KNOT

By David Tristam
Directed by Pat Aldam


27th April – 12th May 2007

TRIBUTE

By Bernard Slade
Directed by Jim Dickson


24th – 26th May 2007

ONE ACT SEASON:

  • ECHOES IN THE MIST by David Scott. Directed by David Scott.
  • THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR by Jean Watson. Directed by Graham Simpson.

21st September – 6th October 2007

AGNES OF GOD

By John Pielmeier
Directed by Barry Gibson


23rd November – 8th December 2007

ME AND MY GIRL

By Noel and Rose Gay
Directed by Joan Stalker-Brown

2008

25th January 2008

THE YEAR NICK MCGOWN CAME TO STAY

By Rebecca Sparrow
Directed by Priscilla Scott


7th March 2008

ONE-ACT SEASON:
GATHERING SHADOWS

Written by David Scott
Directed by David Scott


IT’S A CRUST

Written by by Len Randall
Directed by John Mullan


2nd May 2008

MASKERADE

By Stephen Briggs; book by Terry Pratchett
Directed by Gillian Crow


10th July 2008

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE

By Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan
Directed by Joan Stalker-Brown


19th September 2008

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

By Robert Harling
Directed by Barry Gibson

2009

23rd January – 7th February 2009

ORPHANS

By Lyle Kessler
Directed by James Wallace


27th March – 11th April

THE WINSLOW BOY

By Terence Rattigan
Directed by Eric Summers


5th June – 4th July 2009

CATS

By Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Kim Reynolds


24th July – 1st August 2009

ONE-ACT SEASON:
EFFIE’s BURNING

By Valerie Windsor
Directed by Gillian Crow


LEVEL 12

By Kate Beck
Directed by Barry Gibson


18th September – 3rd October 2009

UP’N’UNDER

By John Godber
Directed by Ralph Lenton


20th November – 5th December 2009

THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES

By Joanna Murray-Smith
Directed by Jim Dickson