The 2013 Reginald Season presents the third year of the Seymour Centre’s initiative to promote the works from the small and independent arts sector. The past two Reginald Seasons have produced eclectic, provocative, inventive, wonderfully diverse and robust works.
This year we bring you inspiring British playwright Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing, which celebrates its 20th anniversary and is also included as part of the Mardi Gras Festival. Sport for Jove, who performed their hit Hamlet to sold out houses in 2012, will be presenting their interpretation of Othello which promises to be particularly exciting in the intimate Reginald Theatre.
One of the Seymour Centre’s resident companies Critical Stages, will be co-producing the hilarious black comedy Delectable Shelter from Hayloft, the company that brought you Thyestes. Critical Stages will also be presenting the latest and greatest of shows in a series titled Critical Stages Presents…?, including Songs for the Fallen and one other work so fresh we don’t even know yet what it will be!
The Reginald Season continues to thrive with the assistance of the many companies and individuals who have participated in the program, and the audiences who support it.
We look forward to experiencing some amazing works from the talented companies involved in our 2013 season.
Tim Jones, Seymour Centre
Stories Like These is seeking donations big or small to contribute to the costs associated with the production of My Private Parts: An Inside View of Fertilisation. What will your donations go towards? Set costs, costume costs, purchasing of props, lighting costs and audio costs.
Stories Like These thanks you for any amount that you may be able to donate.
For more information on how to donate visit My Private Parts: An Inside View of Fertilisation Pozible web page.
Book Tickets here
Exiting news our dear Friends of Reg!
All you need to do is come to the venue whether you’re seeing The Merger, any other show or just stopping by for a chat, present your Reginald key ring at the bar and you will receive 15% off your purchase.
The Merger season 18-29 September.
A very exciting and diverse third Reginald Season show, Myths and Hymns is opening in less than a month on 10 October.
Prior to the opening of this fabulous season, the producers of Myths and Hymns will also host a Cabaret Night Fundraiser event this upcoming Monday 17 September at 8pm in the Sound Lounge. So come along for a fun filled cabaret event featuring Danni Da Ros, Garry Scale, Peter Eyers, Tyran Parke Kate Walder, Nat Jobe, Jennifer Peers, the Cast of Myths and Hymns and many more. Accompanied by the talented Daryl Wallis.
Lucky Door Prize and raffle on the night.
The concert will feature songs from musicals that have never had a professional staging in Sydney.
Bar will be open on the night, seating cabaret style, so get a table together and enjoy.
Book Tickets to Myths and Hymns.
The story of The Merger is more than just a play about footy. As Steven Bennett said in his review of The Merger, “You need know nothing about the sport to enjoy this series of affectionate character pieces as, like all the best narrative comedies, you believe the world even if it’s outside your experience”. (UK CHORTLE)
The meat of the story lies in the exploration of the hot topic of immigration, as Coach Troy recruits asylum seekers to save the team. We get an inside view into each of these characters’ stories, particularly asylum seeker Sayyid.
When we asked Damian why he wrote about this particular issue, here’s what he said:
“Originally I was commissioned by Regional Arts Victoria and Vic Heath to write a show about racism to address the effects of racist values in rural society. There was actually no brief other than that so I had open slather. I already had the template for the dysfunctional football club from ‘Sportsman’s Night’, to which this show is the sequel. The asylum seeker issue is one that had always struck a nerve for me. The disproportionate vilification in this country of people trying to escape horrors we could never imagine, is both ignorant or shameful. Once I went down this path with the story I read for about three months – asylum seekers’ diaries; books charting the political course of Australian foreign policy; human rights etc, – that’s how I arrived at the story of the refugee character – Sayyid.” – Damian Callinan
Date: Monday 17 September
Cost: $10pp (All money raised goes to Asylum Seeker Centre)
Venue: The Duck Inn Pub & Kitchen (74 Rose St, Chippendale)
Bookings are essential as space is LIMITED! (maximum of 8 players per team – so get a few teams together)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 9319 4415
1st – $75 Duck Inn bar tab + tickets for each team member to The Merger (up to $315 value)
2nd – Bottle of Duck Inn house wine + tickets for each team member to Myths & Hymns
3rd – Asylum Seekers Centre Documentary movie tickets
4th – Chocolates
Auctions for Heads & Tails will be held at Gold Coin Donation. Enter to win FREE drink cards for the Seymour bar.
The Seymour Centre will also be collecting donations throughout the run of The Merger.
For more information on the Asylum Seeker Centre visit www.asylumseekerscentre.org.au
Got questions about the Trivia Night? Call 02 9351 7930
See you there!
Chaps it feel like forever since last we met! I suspect you all enjoyed Variant as much as I did? With three weeks to go until our next catch up in the Reg (The Merger opens 18 September), we figured a Foregin Film DVD marathon might help pass the time.
Thanks to our friends at Fox World Cinema we have five Foreign Film DVD Packs to giveaway to a handful of our Friends of Reg. Keep a close watch on your inbox mates; you might just be a winner! Each DVD Pack contains six foreign films from world celebrated directors and actors. The films are The Hidden Face (La Cara Oculta); Dum Maaro Dum; Hayabusa; Love in Space; The Butcher, The Chef and The Swordsman; What a Man. Lucky winners will be notified by email early next week, with a shout-out on Facebook too.