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Don’t Forget Me Cobber

May 17th, 2015

AGELINK THEATRE PRESENTS a commemorative production for the ANZAC Centenary

DON’T FORGET ME COBBER by Jenny Davis & Sally Tunnicliffe

From Blackboy Hill  Training Camp near Perth, two young men set out for war. In 1914 Tom is bound for Egypt then Gallipoli, leaving behind his sweetheart who later volunteers as a VAD.  Bert sets sail in 1915 for England then France, leaving behind his wife and five children. Created from West Australian letters and diaries and accompanied by songs of the period, DON’T FORGET ME COBBER  reminds us of the hopes and fears, the horrors and drudgery of WWI and the courage and camaraderie that formed the ANZAC spirit.

Featuring Ann-Marie Biagioni, Scott Corbett, Alex Jones and Craig Skelton

Technical production by Aaron Stirk

The production played in a variety of venues.At some of these were accompanied by a chorus from the Older Women’s Network Performance Group.

Tues April 21   at 11am                 City of Perth at Perth Town Hall                 

Wed April 22   at 10am                Joondalup Library

Friday April 24 at 10.30am           St Louis Village, Claremont

Friday April 24  at 2pm                 Maylands Library

Tues April 29  at 11am                  Mandurah Performing Arts Centre           

Wed April 29  at 2pm                    Vincent Library, Leederville

DON’T FORGET ME COBBER returns in April 2016

A Very Australian Christmas by Jenny Davis

October 30th, 2014

A Very Australian Christmas

A VERY AUSTRALIAN CHRISTMAS  by Jenny Davis & Jenny McNae      Agelink Theatre presents from the Golden Age of Radio…. 

A COLONIAL CHRISTMAS CAROL (with apologies to Dickens)

A delightful Christmas show of comedy, drama and music recreating the excitement of the early days of live to audience radio drama , when sound effects were inventive and resourceful and actors really on their toes……

Starring celebrated senior performers Bernie Davis, Jenny Davis and Jenny McNae along with the songbird Alinta Carroll and master of the piano keys and the comic turn, Craig Skelton

It is Christmas 1865 and a group of ex-convicts decorating Perth’s Government House dream up an entertainment as a surprise for a Christmas party attended by the Governor. They hit on the idea of dramatising Charles Dickens’ recently published, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and a rehearsal begins.

Will the Governor be entertained, will he even approve? Will it be, as Ebenezer Scrooge says, “Christmas, humbug!” ? Can this group of enthusiastic amateurs actually pull it off?

This play within a play within a play will keep you laughing and chortling and fill you with the magic of Christmas and festive cheer. The coconut shells are ready to clip clop, the carollers are at hand and the madness begins……..

BOOKINGS:

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre –  Tuesday December 9th at  11am

P: (08) 9550 3900 OR http://www.manpac.com.au


With A Song In Their Hearts – by Sally Tunnicliffe

October 30th, 2014

With A Song In Their Hearts

WITH A SONG IN THEIR HEARTS  by Sally Tunnicliffe

Following the success of last year’s production, ‘Some Enchanted Evening’, featuring the work of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Agelink Theatre returns with the work the illustrious duo produced in the years before their collaboration.

Oscar Hammerstein worked with Jerome Kern on SHOWBOAT with a star once named Harold Keel who had recently changed his name. Oscar also wrote lyrics for Desert Song, Rose Marie, New Moon and Carmen Jones.

Richard Rodgers joined with lyricist Lorenz Hart to write 28 musicals (most of them hits) and many memorable tunes, including Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, Manhattan, My Heart Stood Still, Falling in Love with Love and My Funny Valentine. What musical did they write based on A Mark Twain novel? Huck Finn? Tom Sawyer? All is revealed in WITH A SONG IN THEIR HEARTS.

Starring the wonderful vocalists, Alinta Carroll and Lauchlan Bain, with master musician Craig Skelton, With A Song In Their Hearts and will enchant us with beautiful music, comedy and movement.

PERFORMANCES:

Dec 10, Vincent Library                              2pm

Dec 11, Joondalup  Library                        10am

Dec 11, Subiaco Community Centre         2pm

Dec 12, Saint Louis Estate, Claremont    11am

Dec 17, South Perth Community Centre 12pm

 

 

 

 

 

We Can Work It Out by Jenny Davis

August 3rd, 2014

Alinta Carroll and Irene French star in an Agelink Theatre / Senior Women’s Network Production

Members of the Gosnells performance arm of the SWN sing and act alongside Agelink Theatre performers in a show written about senior women putting on a show!

A great deal of laughter and camaraderie typifies rehearsals and Dene irvin Productions are filming a documentary of the process, snippets of which will be used during the show.

The rehearsals follow cast workshops in singing with Alinta, choreography with Irene and acting skills with Jenny McNae.

Performances of “We Can Work It Out”: Wed September 12th 2014 @ 11am and Sun September 19th 2014 @ 2pm at Don Russell Theatre, Thornlie. Bookings Don Russell Theatre – TEL 9493 4577

Cis & Barbiche – November 2014

August 3rd, 2014

A new season of Cis and Barbiche will open at the Subiaco Arts Centre on Tuesday November 11th  2014.

5 nights only! Don’t miss this chance to catch “the grown up love story” everyone is talking about!

Cis and Barbiche was written from the book “The Bright Squadrons” by Genevieve Monneris and Barbara Harper-Nelson (letters translated from the Frenchby Professor Michel Darribehaude)

Bookings:

Book now in person at a Venue Box office or Ticketek agencies | 1300 795 012 or ticketek.com.au

Group Bookings discounts 8+ receive one complimentary tickets Ph 1300 364 001.

(*Service/delivery fees may apply. A Credit/debit card processing fee will apply)

 

On Sunday November 9th the show will be travelling north to Geraldton and performing at the Queens Park Theatre Geraldton at 2pm. Bookings: Queens Park Theatre Tel: 9956 6662

   Cis and Barbiche

Cis & Barbiche tour to the UK

August 3rd, 2014

Agelink has recently returned from our highly successful tour of Cis and Barbiche to the York Theatre Royal (UK). Sponsored by the Yorkshire Air Museum, Agelink performed to great acclaim during the Grand Depart of the Tour de France. Western Australian theatre made its mark in a famous British theatre at an international sporting event and Agelink made some valuable international connections and front page news!

Agelink also met with two British theatre companies working in the area of reminiscence and oral histories in order to share ideas and experiences.

Many congratulations to the company on tour – actors Mark Desebrock, Jo Morris and Alinta Carroll, musician Nikki Dagostino and technical manager Aaron Stirk, as well as writer / director, Jenny Davis.

“I haven’t enjoyed or been moved as much by a production in an age” Jan Leeming BBC broadcaster and newsreader

 

Back to Enderslea on April 27th!

February 4th, 2014

By popular demand, Sarah of Enderslea Farm, by Jenny Davis, is playing for one performance only on Sunday April 27th at 2pm at Enderslea Farm in Chittering.

The play tells the story of Sarah Morley and her family who built the farm in 1853. It will be performed in the original, convict barn.

For bookings: Diana Pope (08) 9386 5575

 

Cis and Barbiche – final Perth performance on April 26th!

January 20th, 2014

Cis and BarbicheJo Morris and Mark Desebrock - Cis and Barbiche. Photography by Robin Tunnicliffe

Cis and Barbiche by Jenny Davis

70 years ago in 1944 in Liverpool, young Barbara Rigby, aged 19, fell in love with a young airman, Francis Usai , who was fighting in WWII in a squadron allied to the RAF and training to be a gunner on Halifax Bombers. “Cis”, as he was called by his family, wrote dozens of letters to his “Barbiche”, wonderful letters – lively, passionate, funny, and poetic. Barbara, meanwhile, kept an informative daily diary of her life in wartime England.

Barbara has lived in Perth for 50 years and kept the letters and diaries from the time when, as she says, the world was for her “brightly coloured”.  In  1944, one of the letters Barbara received from Francis contained these words, “In seventy years time they will talk about Barbiche, who saw her country invaded by all those odd strangers who stole girls’ hearts.”

Seventy years later we are doing just that.

 

Directed by Jenny Davis

Starring: Jo Morris, Mark Desebrock and Alinta Carroll with music by Nikki Dagostino

 

By popular demand CIS AND BARBICHE will be performing again in Perth before travelling to the UK!

Book now for Sat April 26th 2014 at the State Library Theatre Perth at 10.30am

Tickets $30 full and $25 conc                      

Bookings online:  admin@agelink.com.au                      Telephone bookings: 9384 8158

 

TESTIMONIALS:

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this uplifting experience.  Cis and Barbiche will remain in our minds and hearts, not only as joyous and sometimes conflicted people, but also as a voice of their generation and the turmoils and turbulence they confronted on a daily basis. 

I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed today.  

Nostalgia, remembrances, humour, hope, despair, were all part of that beautiful play, but what shone through was the sense of the power of the human spirit.  Emotionally…I was wrecked, but completely uplifted at the same time.  Entranced by the power and professionalism of the actors, awed by Jenny’s vision and skills – a consummate and very important production. 

I don’t need to wish you ‘good or whatever it is in York’ – you will smash it.

You are a stunning and very important group of people.

Carolyn Grainger

 

Just wanted to express our sincere thanks for the opportunity to see this fabulous play.
The storyline is wonder.  Getting it to this point is amazing.  The delivery of the play by your actors was first class.
How could you not love Cis, understand Babara and not be touched by the whole event.

Thank you again and I do hope that you received assistance to take this play to the greater community of Perth, this needs to be shared.

Loved it.

Susan and Joan Della Franca

 

I want to say how much we enjoyed  the play yesterday. The acting, presentation,music  all superb. Thank you so much for presenting it. 

Laura Raiter

 

My wife and I are indebted to you and the cast for such an amazing performance . Good luck with further performances and future productions.

Terry Harvey

 

I absolutely adored this, had a smile on my face and a tear in my eye the whole time.  There was not a dull moment.
Thank you so much for telling us about it – I am spreading the word . . .

Sue Dry

 

Agelink Theatre is holding a fundraising campaign to assist with costs of the production and we would like to gratefully acknowledge the following people for their generous donations:

Gareth Bradshaw

Talei Howell-Price

Irene Jarzabek

Alex Desebrock

Nick Maclaine

Fiona de Garis

Renee Hale

Rebecca Davis and Stuart Halusz

Big Sky Entertainment

John Harper-Nelson

Barbra Harper-Nelson

Anne O’Neill

Benj D’Addario

Nella Glover

Susan Dry

John H Lewington

Mark Desebrock

 

 

AGELINK THEATRE’S CHRISTMAS SHOW 2013

February 28th, 2013

Agelink’s 20th anniversary Christmas show, celebrating the songs of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein, is coming to a venue near you in December!

Performers: Alinta Carroll, Craig Skelton and Nick Maclaine

Written and directed by Sally Tunnicliffe

December:

Wednesday 4th @ 10:30am – Don Russell Theatre, Thornlie

Thursday 5th @ 2pm – Subiaco Community Centre

Friday 6th @ 11am – Spearwood Library

Monday 10th @ 12:30pm – South Perth Library

Wednesday 11th @ 2pm – Vincent Library

Thursday 12th @ 10am – Joondalup Library

Friday 13th @ 10:30am – St Louis Estate

Bookings / access: apply to venues