HAMLET

Directed by Tai Gardner

Written by William Shakespeare

5th December- 13th December 2014

 

"The play's the thing..."

 

PLoT Theatre Society celebrates the Bard's 450th birthday with their production of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Its popularity has endured the ages, its language, themes and questions a constant companion to each generation of actors and audiences. Hamlet has been portrayed by the giants in English history, from Gielgud and Olivier to Branagh and Tennant Directed by society regular Tai Gardner, this intimate production is stripped-down and fast paced, its focus firmly upon the troubled prince of Denmark. A tale of murder, madness and revenge exploring the burden of uncertainty in a timeless setting.

PAST PRODUCTIONS     

 

Hamlet 2014

Hamlet 2014

Hamlet 2014

Hamlet 2014

Hamlet 2014

Hamlet 2014

Hamlet 2014

Hamlet 2014

Hamlet 2014

Hamlet 2014

Hamlet 2014

Hamlet 2014

 
Disclosed 2014

Disclosed 2014

Disclosed 2014

Disclosed 2014

Disclosed 2014

Disclosed 2014

Disclosed 2014

Disclosed 2014

Disclosed 2014

Disclosed 2014

School for Scandal 2014

School for Scandal 2014

School for Scandal 2014

School for Scandal 2014

School for Scandal 2014

School for Scandal 2014

School for Scandal 2014

School for Scandal 2014

School for Scandal 2014

School for Scandal 2014

School for scandal 2014

School for scandal 2014

Disclosed

Written and Directed by Caitlin Richardson

8th August-9th August 2014

 

PLoT Theatre Society proudly presents "Disclosed: a performance in three cells". A wholly original work written and directed by Caitlin Richardson, Disclosed presents three short, interlocking plays, starring Michael Bruce, Marcus Johnson, Aidan Lyle, Angus Owen.

In 1849, the Separate Prison at the Port Arthur commenced operation.  Trapped between whitewashed walls, prisoners’ only place to go was within themselves. Disclosed opens the doors to convicts’ personal worlds- small and square, but housing infinite dreams. A violin is played, a baby is held, a wife is lost. These are the stories that do not appear in prison records.

SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL

Directed by Mark Morgan

Written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

24th April- 3rd May 2014

 

PLOT Theatre Society Proudly Presents Richard Brinsley Sheridan's hilarious comedy of gossip, slander, seduction, sibling rivalry, scandal, deception, disguise and ultimately love. Set against the background of the "roaring twenties" this production is guaranteed to please!!

 

"Fast-paced and amusing...Michael Bruce was charming..."  Merlene Abbot, Stage Whispers

 

Romeo & Juliet 2014

Romeo & Juliet 2014

Romeo & Juliet 2014

Romeo & Juliet 2014

Romeo & Juliet 2014

Romeo & Juliet 2014

Romeo & Juliet 2013

Romeo & Juliet 2013

Romeo & Juliet 2014

Romeo & Juliet 2014

Romeo & Juliet 2014

Romeo & Juliet 2014

Romeo & Juliet

Directed by CJ Bowers & David Huf

Written by William Shakespeare

2nd October- 5th October 2013

 

"A tale of woe in Nazi occupied France."

One of Shakespeare's most popular plays, the story of star-crossed lovers takes place upon a backdrop of rebellion and conflict. Directors CJ Bowers and David Huf provide their take on Shakespeare's tragedy, transporting the story to occupied Paris at the height of the Nazi conquest of Europe.

Following on from PLoT's May double-bill of Bouncers and Shakers, and our recent success at OneFest 2013, Romeo and Juliet will mark the company's final production for this season. 

 
Shakers 2014

Shakers 2014

Bouncers 2013

Bouncers 2013

Bouncers 2013

Bouncers 2013

Shakers 2013

Shakers 2013

Shakers

Shakers

Bouncers

Bouncers

Bouncers & Shakers

Directed by CJ Bowers

Written by John Godber

8th May- 11th May 2013

 

"It’s cold outside, but they don’t care."

PLoT Theatre Company presents two of theatres audiences most well-loved British comedies, John Godber’s “Bouncers” and “Shakers”.

Depicting a typical night out on the town, complete with drunken antics, personal soap operas and the ever-present allure of sex, “Bouncers” and “Shakers” follows the experiences of the jaded work lives of the bouncers and waitresses who serve the pub patrons and party goers. Universal in their appeal both plays are hilarious and poignant in their stylized portrayal of urban nightlife. 

Much Ado About Nothing 2012

Much Ado About Nothing 2012

Much Ado About Nothing 2012

Much Ado About Nothing 2012

Much Ado About Nothing 2012

Much Ado About Nothing 2012

Much Ado About Nothing 2012

Much Ado About Nothing 2012

Much Ado About Nothing 2012

Much Ado About Nothing 2012

Much Ado About Nothing

Directed by Tai Gardner

Written by William Shakespeare

12th December- 15th December 2012

 

A light hearted comedy romp, PLoT’s Much Ado About Nothing aims to be a modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s comedy, drawing inspiration from sitcoms such as How I Met Your Mother and Scrubs.

PLoT’s first production in the Theatre Royal Backspace has been a great success, and puts the company in a fantastic position for 2013!

 
A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Directed by Luke Preer

Written by William Shakespeare

14th December- 17th December 2011

 

Following on from his successful directing debut, Luke Preer is now putting on one of Shakespeare's most loved and memorable plays. 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' has never been seen like this before; when Hermia and Lysander flee from Theseus' estate into the urban jungle, those dwelling there will get up to mischief. Staring some old PLoT favourites and some shiny new faces, this is sure to be one not to miss.

 
Imaginary Invalid Rehearsals

Imaginary Invalid Rehearsals

Imaginary Invalid Rehearsals

Imaginary Invalid Rehearsals

Imaginary Invalid Rehearsals

Imaginary Invalid Rehearsals

Imaginary Invalid Rehearsals

Imaginary Invalid Rehearsals

Imaginary Invalid Rehearsals

Imaginary Invalid Rehearsals

Imaginary Invalid Rehearsals

Imaginary Invalid Rehearsals

The Imaginary Invalid

Directed by Luke Preer

Written by Moliere 

22nd August- 25th August 2011

 

Come and see the PLoT adaptation of Moliere's classic French comedy by first time director LUKE PREER. 

Brought into the colourful backdrop of the late 60's/early 70's this comedy highlights the duty of family, the dangers of doctors and the dark humour of an aging Hypochondriac. We have short skirts, bright colours and even some Woodstock inspired interludes. So bring all your friends for a good night out.

The Club 2011

The Club 2011

The Club 2011

The Club 2011

The Club 2011

The Club 2011

The Club 2011

The Club 2011

The Club 2011

The Club 2011

The Club 2011

The Club 2011

The Club

Directed by Marcus Johnson

Written by David Williamson 

25th May-28th May 2011

 

PLoT Vice-President MARCUS JOHNSON directs his first production for PLoT with this classic play following the plight of an Aussie Rules Football team that's stuck on the bottom of the ladder. Team President Ted Parker (played by PLoT President TAI GARDNER) is at odds with the embattled coach Laurie Holden (CJ BOWERS). When new player, Geoff Hayward (JON LENTHALL), joins the team an opportunity is sensed by administrator Gerry Cooper (MARCUS JOHNSON) and Jock Riley (TOM HOGAN) and the political intrigue and backstabbing begins!

This satirical take on our national sport is a must see for anyone who hasn't experienced David Williamson's work in all its glory. Full of all the good stuff (weed, strippers and 70s flares), PLoT's upcoming production is one not to be missed. 

A Florentine Tragedy 2011

A Florentine Tragedy 2011

A Florentine Tragedy 2011

A Florentine Tragedy 2011

No Exit 2011

No Exit 2011

No Exit 2011

No Exit 2011

No Exit 2011

No Exit 2011

No Exit 2011

No Exit 2011

Double-Bill
A Florentine Tragedy & No Exit

Directed by Tai Gardner

Written by Oscar Wilde and Jean-Paul Satre

27th May-30th April 2011

 

PLoT’s stage has been empty for far too long! This year we are kicking off our season with our annual run of one act plays, offering a humorous and surreal double bill directed by PLoT President Tai Gardner.  The first half of this exciting double bill, A FLORENTINE TRAGEDY by Oscar Wilde, is a witty tale of adultery and manners, with a healthy dose of violence thrown in. How far will infidelity go?  The second half of our bill, Jean-Paul Sartre’s NO EXIT, a surreal story about the company of others and the quest for redemption with a hellish twist. B
 

 
The Alcestis 2010

The Alcestis 2010

The Alcestis 2010

The Alcestis 2010

The Alcestis 2010

The Alcestis 2010

The Alcestis 2010

The Alcestis 2010

The Medea 2010

The Medea 2010

The Medea 2010

The Medea 2010

The Alcestis & 
The Medea

Directed by CJ Bowers

Written by Euripides

15th September-18th September 2010

 

 The ALCESTIS fundamentally questions concepts of manhood when King Admetus is saved from fated death only by the sacrifice of his wife Alcestis. Encounters with Heracles and Death propel this drama into the realms of comedy. Another beat entirely, the MEDEA is the ultimate tale of the woman scorned; left for another woman by her husband, Jason of the Argonauts, eastern princess and sorceress Medea enacts the bloodiest of revenges, culminating in a horrific climax. 

Director CJ BOWERS seeks to portray two very different shows, injecting the comedy AlCESTIS with a modern parody of the Underbelly phenomenon will seeking to preserve the historical context of the MEDEA.

The Tempest 2010

The Tempest 2010

The Tempest 2010

The Tempest 2010

The Tempest 2010

The Tempest 2010

The Tempest 2010

The Tempest 2010

The Tempest 2010

The Tempest 2010

The Tempest 2010

The Tempest 2010

The Tempest

Directed by Tai Gardner

Written by William Shakespeare

16th April- 24th April 2010

 

PLoT opens its 2010 season with a steam punk vision of Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST directed by Tai Gardner. Gardner, who previously directed DR. FAUSTUS for PLOT, has brought together a fantastic cast of veteran Shakespeare performers as well as some fresh faces on the Hobart Theatre Scene.

Described by the director as “Just like LOST; a load of people wash up on an island and nothing happens” THE TEMPEST follows the fortunes of a number of castaways washed up on a magical isle commanded by the ousted Duke Prospero (SIMONE DOBBER). The roving bands of survivors travel the island finding love, treachery, supernatural forces and cask wine. 

Mad Forest 2009

Mad Forest 2009

Mad Forest 2009

Mad Forest 2009

Mad Forest 2009

Mad Forest 2009

Mad Forest 2009

Mad Forest 2009

Mad Forest 2009

Mad Forest 2009

Mad Forest 2009

Mad Forest 2009

Mad Forest

Directed by Amy Whitaker

Written by Caryl Churchill

23rd September- 30th September 2009

 
PLoT, the university theatre company proudly presents the Tasmanian premier of Caryl Chruchill’s MAD FOREST. Amy Whitaker, first time director & a troupe of thirteen actors take on Churchill’s contemporary drama, set around the events of the 1989 Romanian Revolution.

Combining the real life accounts of those witnesses to the Revolution with a mixture of biting realism and the abstract, the play at once displays humanities ability to survive and the violent madness of unleashed turmoil. Told through the eyes of two families connected through the marriage of their children, Churchill explores the permanent scars that revolution inflicted upon the people of Romania.


 
Real Inspector Hound 2010

Real Inspector Hound 2010

The Real Inspector Hound 2010

The Real Inspector Hound 2010

The Real Inspector Hound 2010

The Real Inspector Hound 2010

The Real Inspector Hound 2010

The Real Inspector Hound 2010

Threesome
The Proposal, Hamilton, The Real Inspector Hound

Directed by Victor Kalka & CJ Bowers

Written by Anton Chekov, Scott Faulkner and Tom Stoppard

21st July-24th July 2010

 

Flushed with success from this season’s opening show, THE TEMPEST, PLOT presents THREESOME: A THEATRICAL THREEWAY, three one act plays, showcasing some of the classics as well as a wholly original piece. Local Hobart writer SCOTT FAULKNER presents his first original play, HAMILTON, while TOM STOPPARD’S classic THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND and CHEKOV’S THE PROPOSAL will also be on display.

First time director CJ BOWERS and veteran director VICTOR KALKA tackle PLOT’s One-Act Festival head-on, showcasing local talent, as well as breathing new life into the classics.

 
Faustus Rehearsals 2009

Faustus Rehearsals 2009

Faustus Rehearsals 2009

Faustus Rehearsals 2009

Rehearsals for Faustus 2009

Rehearsals for Faustus 2009

Backstage of Faustus 2009

Backstage of Faustus 2009

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Doctor Faustus

Directed by Tai Gardner

Written by Christopher Marlowe

14th August- 21st August 2009

 

Tai Gardner makes his directorial debut with The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus. John Faustus makes a deal with the devil Mephistopheles for thirty years of unlimited power; but as Faustus comes closer to the day of payment he begins to descend into debauchery and pettiness. Crossing paths with Popes and Emperors, scholars and drunkards, actor Cam McKenzie brings a despairing sense of the inevitable to the decline of John Faustus, while Jarred Goldsmith brings a ominous caged energy to the role of Mephistopheles.


PLOT’s sinfully good show combines eerie FX with ominous set to create an atmospheric backdrop for some of Hobart’s finest actors. A show not to be missed.

Merry Wives of Windsor 2009

Merry Wives of Windsor 2009

Merry Wives of Wives 2009

Merry Wives of Wives 2009

Merry Wives of Windsor 2009

Merry Wives of Windsor 2009

Merry Wives of Windsor 2009

Merry Wives of Windsor 2009

Merry Wives of Windsor 2009

Merry Wives of Windsor 2009

Merry Wives of Windsor 2009

Merry Wives of Windsor 2009

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Directed by Victor Kalka

Written by William Shakespeare

13th May- 23rd May 2009

 

One of the bard funniest comedies, Director and PLOT President Victor Kalka brings a witty, energetic and pop-culture laden flair to the land of Windsor.

Standout performances from Cam McKenzie as mad French warrior Doctor Caius and Edward Gregor as the comically stiff and cliché Master Ford, combined with rapid fire dialogue, over-the-top slapstick and gratuitous, self-indulgent humour, PLOT’s opening show for the 2009 season is not to be missed!

Importance of Being Earnest 2008

Importance of Being Earnest 2008

Importance of Being Earnest 2008

Importance of Being Earnest 2008

Importance of Being Earnest 2008

Importance of Being Earnest 2008

Importance of Being Earnest 2008

Importance of Being Earnest 2008

Importance of Being Earnest 2008

Importance of Being Earnest 2008

Importance of Being Earnest 2008

Importance of Being Earnest 2008

The Importance of Being Earnest

Directed by Victor Kalka

Written by Oscar Wilde

13th May- 23rd May 2008

 

First time director Victor Kalka brings a mature, traditional interpretation to Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, assembling a veteran cast of PLoT performers.

Set in Victorian England, “EARNEST” follows the intricate and hilarious relations between its characters as they assume a variety of false identities in order to escape unwanted social obligations. THE MERCURY reviewer Wal Eastman gives a glowing review, writing “Ellis’s Lady B is a fire breathing dragon and the Wildian prose glows in her strident tones, while MacGregor lovingly embraces the role of Gwendolyn, endowing her with tenderness, animation and wit.”

KALKA’s production is witty, pithy and energetic, sensitively directed and boasting a fine cast.

 

2008

“The Importance of Being Earnest”

By Oscar Wilde

Directed by Victor Kalka

 

“Cymbeline”

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Heath Ivey-Law

 

2007

“Treasure Island”

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Directed by Owen Tubb

 

"Wolf Lullaby"

By Hilary Bell

Directed by Dan Graham

 

“Much Ado About Nothing”

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Carl Fordham

 

2006

“Alice in Wonderland”

By

Directed by Carl Fordman and Owen Tubb

 

“The Misanthrope”

By Moliere

Directed by Robert Scotney

 

“The Merchant of Venice”

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Ryan Davey

 

2005

“The Jungle Book”

By

Directed by Alex Rigozzi

 

“Caucasian Chalk Circle”

By Bertolt Brecht

Directed by Carl Fordman

 

2004

Reading: Much Ado about Nothing,

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Rei Cowel

 

“Butterflies are Free”

By Leonard Gershe

Directed by Emma Catchpole

 

“Cosi”

By Louis Nowra

Directed by Rowan Dix

 

2003

“The Day Room”

By Don DeLillo

Directed by Benjamin Nicholls

 

“All My Sons”

By Arthur Miller

Directed by Jen Gardner

 

2002

“Speaking In Tongues”

Written by Andrew Bovell

Directed by Simon Martin

 

“House of Benarda Alba”

By Federico García Lorca

Directed by Joanna Martin

 

2001

“Away”

By Michael Gow

Directed by Joanna Martin

 

"The Popular Mechanicals"

By Keith Robinson, Tony Taylor and William Shakespeare

Directed by Simon Martin

 

2000

“Traitors”

By Steven Sewell

Directed by Julie Waddington

 

“The Real Inspector Hound”

By Tom Stoppard

Directed by Rowan Dix

 

1999

Reading: "Much Ado About Nothing"

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Vince Taskunas 

 

“Restoration”

By

Directed by

 

1998

“The Chapel Perilous”

By Dorothy Hewett

Directed by Lisa Morriset

 

“Biting Pavlov”

By Philip Dean

Directed by Brent Casey

 

1997

“All the Black Dogs”

By Marilyn Allen

Directed by Damian McDonald

 

“Stags and Hens”

By Willy Russell

Directed by Anne Gollan

 

1996

“Much Ado About Nothing”

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Julie Waddington

 

"Rosencrantz and Guildernstern are Dead"

By Tom Stoppard

Directed by Julie Waddington

 

“Café Latte Kid”

By Tony McNamara

Directed by Damien MacDonald

 

1995

“The Entrepreneurs”

By Pauline Hoskins

Directed by Julie Waddington and Ellen Rees

 

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Mad Forest 2009

Cast in a scene from "Mad Forest", 2009