Maitland actor and director Ann Croger was engrossed when novelist Morris Gleitzman talked about his latest work, Boy Overboard, at a writers conference she attended in the Blue Mountains in 2003.
Ken Longworth The title, Kindly Keep It Covered, is the motto of an insurance company, Kindly Mutual, which is renowned for making swift payouts in the event of the unexpected death of one of its clients.
THE play Deathtrap has everything a good thriller needs: mounting suspense, more twists than the audience could hope for, characters who are unsettlingly believable and a dark humour that offers relief in the tensest moments.
Ken Longworth This production engagingly shows the role played by women who served in various military roles at Fort Scratchley from 1942 to 1945, after the shelling of Newcastle by a Japanese submarine saw the fort’s protective role increase.
Ken Longworth IT’S 25million years into the future and the intrepid crew of the space ship HMAS Michelle Obama is flying around the galaxy.
WHEN Claire Pasvolsky was working as an actress in Edinburgh in 2006 she was so fascinated by a musical she saw called Spoon River Anthology that she bought a copy of the book it was based on.
Carl Caulfield Most playwrights hope at some point to write a play that speaks to their times and “hits the zeitgeist”
Ken Longworth THE issues in Greek playwright Euripides’ tragedy Hecuba, written 2400 years ago, are still very much with us, so it’s not surprising that Newcastle dramatist Carl Caulfield decided to transfer the tale and its characters to the present day.
THE Pipes and Drums of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards have hit the headlines on many occasions, with their music topping pop charts and winning prestigious prizes.
Ken Longworth The title character in Larry Shue’s comedy is a man who turns up at a birthday party in 1982 for young architect Willum Cubbert. Willum is excited, because the man, Rick, saved his life while both were in the Vietnam War but the pair never met.