“OUR HISTORY ON THE AIRWAVES”
an Agelink Theatre and Capital Radio project.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to see a professional radio play recorded?
You can be an audience member as Perth’s leading actors and technicians perform and record a play in a theatre in preparation for broadcast on Capital Radio.
In the comfort of the delightfully cosy Old Mill Theatre, you can be one of a few to have the opportunity of seeing and hearing these interesting plays that you may not have had a chance of attending when they were performed to acclaim.
And you may appear on radio yourself! The Capital Radio crew will be interviewing some audience members after the show. Join us for a fun afternoon – a radio play live and a cuppa!
The plays and performance dates 2019:
Sunday 6 January at 2pm Sarah of Enderslea Farm
Sarah and Henry Morley built the farm in 1853 and employed convict labour to build the largest barn in the neighbourhood. The family’s joys and sorrows and adventures as pioneers in the Geraldton area make a memorable piece of theatre.
Sunday 13 January at 2pm Red Flowering Gums
It’s 1929, the year of WA’s centenary, and four women are involved in the celebrations. Helen Ogden is a photographer of wildflowers commissioned together with artist, Ida Richardson, to create an iconic book for visitors to our state. Renowned politician, Edith Cowan, and educator, Elsie Finlayson join them for a fascinating insight into professional women’s lives post World War 1.
Saturday 19 January at 2pm Uncovering May Gibbs
May Gibbs grew up in Western Australia and it was our flora and fauna that inspired her paintings and stories. Hear about her early life – much of it in South Perth a stone’s throw from the Old Mill Theatre – and her friendship with two other iconic and much-loved Australian children’s authors of the early 20th century, Ethel Turner of Seven Little Australians Fame and Mary Grant Bruce who wrote the Billabong series.
Sunday 20 January at 2pm And Now The Governor’s Wife
Mrs Ellen Stirling, Mrs Mary Hampton, Lady Annie Broome and George Fletcher Moore meet at a tea party, “somewhere in the universe”, to compare notes on the trials and tribulations and exciting times of their eras at Perth’s Government House.
VENUE: OLD MILL THEATRE, Mends St, South Perth
COST: $25 and $20 conc BOOKINGS: tel 9367 8719 (seats limited)