Gentlemen Incorporated Feb/Mar 2017

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Gentlemen

Incorporated

24th Feb to 11th Mar 2017

by Deborah Mulhall

Damien runs a self-styled escort business for professional women. A Uni friend, Marcus, turns up and agrees to help Damian with his busy schedule. Marcus’s mother then becomes involved and his girlfriend, Isabella, becomes dissatisfied with their relationship. Then Damien realises he rather likes Marcus’s mother.  Then Isabella’s boss needs an escort and Marcus is the only one available … and it just gets worse!

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Hayley Derwort – Director

Hayley has been a member of Marloo Theatre for the last four years and in that time she has tried it all. Her acting credits include Macbeth (Third Witch), Sex Toys (Trisha) and Prepare To Meet Thy Tomb (Drusilla). Her last show, After the Ball (2015) provided a new challenge as a director and she suspects she has found her niche. 
Finding a good Australian play comes with a unique set of challenges. Every time I decide I want to direct I relish the challenge of finding something new and something Australian. Finding this play was an absolute experience. The first time I read the script I knew I had to bring it to stage.  
Jake Dennis - Marcus

Jake Dennis is a singer who has performed cabaret shows at Downstairs at His Majesty’s Theatre, Rigby’s Bar, The Ellington, and the Don Russell, Kalamunda, Mandurah, and Subiaco Performing Arts Centres. 

He has appeared on X Factor, The Couch, Telethon, and radio. Jake is also an internationally published poet, freelance journalist, quiz host, and corporate, wedding, private function, children's, and venue entertainer.
Brittany Isaia - Isabelle

Brittany has been involved in performing almost her entire life; dancing from age three and singing since she could talk. She was bitten by the acting bug in 2009 and has since been involved in countless productions. Most recently, Brittany starred as Lucy in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown for Garrick Theatre, Ariel in Footloose for Marloo Theatre and Skye in her original production Comatose that won her Best Actress, Best Original Script and Best Overall Production at the Hill's Festival in 2014. This is Brittany's fourth show with Marloo and she is looking forward to taking on the role of Isabelle alongside a fantastic cast and crew, and hopes everyone enjoys Gentleman Incorporated.
Owen Davies – Damien/George

Owen, a builder of sets, student of engineering, and lord of no less than two non-speaking roles, makes a triumphant step into the world of acting. To add further titles to his name and take his clothes off  in front of people, he has taken on the role of Damien in “Gentlemen Incorporated. Owen has been involved in community theatre mainly with building of sets, including Terry Pratchett’s “Wyrd Sisters” at Marloo Theatre in 2016. Owens other interests include long walks on the beach, drawn out jokes with poor punch lines and the ancient art of fruitloop stacking (his personal best being seven). His philosophy is that everything gets better with a beer. Or two.
Alyssa Burton - Marion

Alyssa has been involved in community theatre since 2010, making her debut in Jesus Christ Superstar. Since then, she has starred in various plays and musicals including Wicked  (Madame Morrible),  Snoopy(Peppermint Patty), After The Ball (Maureen), Cinderella (Fairy Godmother), High Fidelity (Charlie) and the 2014 Marloo One Act Season (Nerissa, Nurse Dracula). She is excited to be in a show where the men are the hookers for once
Marsha Alison - Elinor

After being inspired by performances at Perth's Blue Room Theatre, Marsha enrolled in acting studies at Ali Roberts Studio. Signed by Actors Management International soon after, Marsha is now excited to be making her theatrical debut in Gentlemen Incorporated. Of Anglo-Indian heritage, Marsha aims to continue exploring her love of theatre by expanding on her training, and making sure to throw herself in the deep end whenever possible. When not acting, Marsha can be found working as a librarian, raising her 7-year-old daughter, and convincing people that she really is 40 years old.

2016 Marloo Theatre Awards Night

The Awards night for our 2016 productions was held at the theatre on Saturday 14th January. A wonderful night was enjoyed by many of the members with plenty of food,drinks & good company.
Awards for 2016 productions

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD 
Nominees:  Jacob Clayton    (Scrooge), Caitlin Walker , Owen Davis , Alistair Ball,Teah Dunning   (Footloose)
Winner: Jacob Clayton Scrooge


MARSHALL AWARD FOR BEST COSTUME 
Nominees: Footloose, Wyrd Sisters, Foreigner, Scrooge
Winner: Marjorie DeCaux & Shelley Miller for Scrooge

SWAN MAGAZINE AWARD FOR BEST SET  
Nominees: Footloose, Wyrd Sisters, Foreigner, Scrooge
Winner: George Boyd for The Foreigner

AWARD FOR MUSIC OR DANCE 
Nominees:  Rachel Vonk for her choreography in Scrooge,         Suzanne Kosowitz for MD of Footloose
                      Arianah Isaia for her choreography of Footloose,    John Taylor for his delivery of the songs in Footloose
Winner: John Taylor   Footloose

AWARD FOR BEST ENSEMBLE WORK
Nominees:  Cast of The Foreigner,   The Shaw Household in Footloose
Winner: The Cast of The Foreigner

DUNCALF AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Nominees: Chris Ball  as Willard in Footloose,  John Taylor as Reverend Shaw in Footloose',  Blake Prosser as Ellard Simms in The Foreigner, Chantelle Pitt   as Nanny Ogg in Wyrd Sisters, Tim Presant  as Jacob Marley in Scrooge
Winner:  Blake Prosser  The Foreigner

SUE BETHAL AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE ACTOR
Nominees: Jacqui Warner  as Betty Meeks in The Foreigner,  Kylie Isaia as Vi in Footloose
Winner:  Jacqui Warner  The Foreigner

BRENDA STANLEY AWARD FOR BEST MALE ACTOR
Nominees: Richard Hadler as Scrooge in Scrooge, Joe Isaia   as Charlie Baker in The Foreigner, 
Ryan Marano as The Duke Felmet  in Wyrd Sisters
Winner: Joe Isaia   The Foreigner

PHIL HARRIS AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Nominees: Joe Isaia for Footloose, Rob Warner for The Foreigner
Winner: Rob Warner  The Foreigner

ENA HARRIS AWARD FOR BEST PRODUCTION
Nominees: Footloose, The Foreigner
Winner:  The Foreigner

THE GRAHAM SHARP MERIT CERTIFICATE AWARD FOR BEST CAMEO ROLE
The Winner is….Ray Egan  for The Ghost of Christmas Past…Scrooge

ADJUDICATORS AWARDS OF MERIT.
Rachel Vonk   For her characterisation in Wyrd Sisters
Ariana Isaia  For her choreography in Footloose
Suzanna Matla    The Christmas Present
Joshua White   A beautiful pitch perfect rendition of “Where is Love” in Scrooge
Brittany Isaia  for her characterisation of Ariel in Footloose

BACKSTAGE RECOGNITION AWARD.
Nominees: Guy Jackson, Mike Smale, Adrian Ashman, Belinda Beatty
Winner: Belinda Beatty

RAY WARD AWARD
Iain Martin

Presidents Certificates
Jacqui Warner, Guy Jackson, Rachel Vonk, Richard Hadler, Tony Perry


Thanks to Amanda & the production committee for oranising such a good night and especially Marjorie for co-ordinating the food choices with everyone.

Photos courtesy of Michael Hart.  (reduced for the website)

Scrooge The Pantomime Nov/Dec 2016

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Directors
Sallie Ketteringham
Amanda Minutillo

Choreographer
Rachel Vonk

Cast

Richard Hadler - Ebenezer Scrooge
Timothy Presant - Jacob Marley
Blake Prosser - Fred
Rachel Vonk - Dough
Suzy June Wakeling - Nut
Tim Ward - Head Spook 
Jacqui Warner - Jan Butty
Joshua White - Tiny Tim
Peter White - Bob Crachit
Sarah White - Mrs Cratchit


Ensemble 
Adrian Ashman,      Jacquie Ashman
Jacob Clayton,        Ray Egan
Sophie David,         Marjorie De Caux 
Jana Gardner,        Guy Jackson
Allan Lai,                 Katherine Leevers
Suzanna Matla,       Lilly Miller 
Luke Miller,              Shelly Miller
Caitlyn Moloney,      Molly O'Heir
Niah O'Hehir,           Natasha Smith
Lee Thompson,       Simone Willis
Sam White,              Sarah Zuiddam
Timothy Zuiddam

One Act Season 2016

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Wyrd Sisters July 2016

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Wyrd Sisters

17th June to 9th July  2016

Adapted by Stephen Briggs 

Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then turns it up “’til the knob comes off”. It’s all there – a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril. And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches. Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, self-opinionated, powerful), Nanny Ogg (down-to-earth, vulgar) and Magrat Garlick (naïve, fond of occult jewellery and bunnies).


Terry Pratchett’s novel Wyrd Sisters was the first to be adapted by Stephen Briggs back in 1990; since then he has adapted 20 more – some yet to be published. ​​​

Director:
​​Harrison MacLennan

Assistant Director:
​​Guy Jackson

CAST LIST

Granny Weatherwax - Fi Livings
Nanny Ogg - Chantelle Pitt
Magrat Garlick - Alisha Napier
Duke Felmet - Ryan Marano
Lady Felmet - Taneal Thompson
Fool - Billy Darlington
Vitoller - Ryan Marano
Mrs Vitoller - Kathleen Nyland
Tomjon - Lochland Baynham
Hwel - Suzy June Wakeling
Sergeant - Kayleigh Lux
Demon - Molly O'heir
Bowman - Thomas Outred
Soldier 1 - Kira Pearce
Soldier 2 - Glenda Napier
Chamberlain - Rosemary Bruce
                      - Sabrina O'brien
Wimsloe - Nova 
Player - Verity Bruce
Peasant 1 - Verity Lux
Guard 1 - Verity Bruce
Guard 2 - Sabrina O'brien
Guard 3 - Kira Pearce
Guard 4 - Lochland Baynham
Robber 1 - Aryan Menon
Robber 2 - Diana 
Robber 3 - Thomas Outred
Actor 1 - Molly O'heir
Witch 1 -  Rosemary Bruce
              - Sabrina O'brien
Witch 2 - Kathleen Nyland
Witch 3 - Kira Pearce
Bedlin - Aryan Menon
Gumridge - Verity Lux

The Foreigner Apr/May 2016

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​​Directed by Rob Warner

​​CAST LIST


Froggy Le Seur    -   Keith Scrivens 

Charlie Baker     -   Joe Isaia

Betty Meeks    -   Jacqui Warner

 David Lee   -    Rodney Van Groningen

Catherine Simms    -   Kylie Isaia  

Owen Musser     -   Richard Hadler

Ellard Simms     -   Blake Prosser.


The Foreigner   22nd April to 7th May 2016

The Foreigner is a fun, two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife's illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a "foreigner" from an exotic country, and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he's a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge's guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge.

Footloose Feb/Mar 2016

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Footloose
The Musical

Director: Joe Isaia
Musical Director: Suzanne Kosowitz
Choreographer: Arianah Isaia

When teenager Ren McCormack and his mother move from big-city Chicago to a small town, he's in for a real culture shock. Though he tries hard to fit in, Ren can't quite believe he's living in a place where rock music and dancing are illegal. But he finds some small pleasure – Ariel Moore, a troubled but sweet girl with a jealous boyfriend and a father who is also the town’s bible-thumping minister responsible for keeping it dance-free. With the senior prom around the corner, Ren and his classmates fight the no-dancing law in the hope of revitalizing the spirit of the repressed townspeople. With its Oscar-nominated hit score (the film soundtrack album has sold over 15 million copies world-wide) this celebrated film musical now bursts explosively onto the stage at Marloo.
Liam Borbas  - Ren
Brittany Isaia  - Ariel 
Teah Dunning - Rusty 
Charlize Gosnell - Urleen
Suzy June Wakeling - Wendy-Jo
Clare Fazackerley - Ethel
Jacqui Warner - Lulu
Rod Van Groningen - Wes
Chris Ball - Willard 
John Taylor - Reverend Shaw
Kylie Isaia - Vi
Luke Miller - Coach Dunbar
Sarah Palmer - Eleanor Dunbar
Alistair Ball - Rhett
Blake Prosser - Chuck Cranston
Ethan Acott - Travis
Owen Davis - Lyle
Michele Acott - Principal
Rachel Vonk - Betty Blast
David Seaman - A Cop
Billy Darlington - Jeter
Charlie Darlington - Bickle
Matt Manning - Garvin Warnicker
Simon Dreyer - Cowboy Bob
Gemma Addison - Cowgirl 1
Eden Sambridge - Cowgirl 2
Alan Markham - Janitor/Chorus
Steph Shaw - J/Chorus
Aaliyah Thompson - J/Chorus
Asha Vivian - J/Chorus
Brooklyn Kamer - J/Chorus
Rebecca Mattison - Chorus/Ariel
Laura Goodlet - Chorus
Nieve Hope - Chorus
Caitlyn Hughes - Chorus
Sophie Todd - Chorus
Jordan Tabb - Chorus
Emilie Tiivel - Chorus/Urleen
Tania Morrow - Chorus/Rusty
Clare Smale - Chorus
Georgia Kinnane - Chorus
Nicola Kinnane - J/Chorus 
Belinda Beatty - Chorus
Caitlin Walker - Chorus

Darin Yaha - Chorus
Luke Heath - Chorus

Dick Whittington November 2015

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This new and original script by Gail Lowe, follows the adventures of Dick and his friends as they travel from London to Morocco in search of fame and fortune.
It has a strong, comic story line and some entertaining new characters as well as the traditional favourites of Kitty, Sarah the cook, King Rat and the Sultan. There is the ‘tomboyish’ Alice, the man-chasing Maneeta, evil Esmerelda and of course Dick. 
A fun filled panto with many musical numbers from start to finish: a Cat, a Camel and lots of laughs, culminating in an exciting showdown in King Rat’s lair.

DICK WHITTINGTON
Director:
Rachel Vonk
Musical Directors:
Brendan Tobin & Amamda Minutillo
Choreographer :
Joanne Neesham
Cast:
Fairy Bowbells - Natasha Smith
Esmerelda - Siobhan Vincent
Rosalind - Sophie David
Kitty - Tanya Doogan
Alderman Fitzwarren - Paul Reed
Bosun Bowleg - David Seman
Sarah the Cook - Suzanna Matla
Alice Fitzwarren - Melissa Bull
Dick Whittington - Channing Whitworth
King Rat - David Bain
I - Jonathan Quinn
Spy - Angus Cummings
Miss Peabody - Jacqui Ashman
Jeeves - Timothy Presant
The Sultan - Michael hart
Maneeta - Tyler Morgan
Rats - Thomas Outred, James Dick , Sophie David
Chorus - Adrian Ashman, Jenny Trestrail, Paul Presbury

One Act Season 2015





The opening play, The Tip of the Spear, was written by James Forte and featured  the brilliant Ray Egan, who entertained the audience with his character’s wartime memories.
This was followed by a recitation of When Dacey Rode the Mule by Banjo Paterson spoken by Ray Egan.



Chinamen
A one-act by British playwright Michael Frayn, is a
delicious divertissement about a host and hostess
hurtled into growing panic at a dinner party in their
London home. Trying to keep some dinner guests
apart proves to be a monumental and hilarious
dilemma. 

Directed by Harrison MacLennan
Cast: Paul Reed & Chantelle Pitt

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Basin Street Blues July 2015

"Basin Street Blues"

New Orleans in 1917

17th July to 8th August

TONY’S music brings heartache and joy to everyone who comes to THE RISING SUN, a famous “Sporting House” (read Brothel). Working Girl PEARL is the one girl he wants to leave with tonight, but she is owned by FRANK “THE DUDE” a greedy and violent man.

BASIN STREET BLUES - with music and dance – tells the drama of these and other characters, in the few days before the famous Storyville district in this melting-pot city was closed. And music in the world changed forever.

An original script by John Beaton

Directed by Aarne Neeme
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It's My Party (And I'll Die if I Want To) May 2015

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1st to 16th May 2015

A Delightful Comedy directed by Brendan Tobin.

Ron Patterson has only 111 minutes left to live and he invites the kids around for pavlova, sausage rolls, party pies and a bit of quality time.

As he attempts to tie up the loose ends of his life, all the juicy neuroses of his very dysfunctional family come to the fore.

From the writer of the highly successful comedy “Secret Bridesmaids Business” – Elizabeth Coleman’s dark comedy is a tale of anxiety and absurdity.

Author: Elizabeth Coleman

Cast: 
Ron Patterson:        Ray Egan
Dawn Patterson:     Siobhan Vincent
Michael Patterson: Richard Hadler
Debbie Patterson:  Belinda Djurdjevic
Karen Patterson:    Laura Williams
Ted Wilkins:             Harrison MacLennan

After The Ball Feb /Mar 2015

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