New Theatre will re-open to covid-safe audiences this Wednesday 9 September with a production of Lally Katz’ Neighbourhood Watch, directed by Louise Fischer.
“Many people will want to kill you. Better you is ready.”
Ana is a battle hardened Hungarian-Australian veteran of the twentieth century. Catherine is her neighbour: a 20-something aspiring actress waiting for a better world.
As their unlikely odd-couple friendship develops, Catherine’s life is transformed by Ana’s stories of the traumas of war, the desolation of the refugee experience, and the struggle of settling in a foreign land.
In turn, Ana is granted one last great friendship at a time when the journey to her life’s end was looking to be a lonely one.
This glorious comedy about hope, death and pets, takes on a sense of enormity in the midst of the ordinary, questioning whether we really know what’s out there in the ‘burbs’.
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Cast: Cathy Bates, Colleen Cook, Joshua Horwitz, Susan Jordan, Stephen Lloyd-Coombs, Eloise Martin-Jones, Kelly Robinson, Harry Taylor, John Van Putten, Caitlin Williams, Tricia Youlden
Remount Director: Louise Fischer
Remount Set Designer: Tom Bannerman
Lighting Designer: Mehran Mortezaei
Costume Designer: Claudia Lafoy
Sound Designer: Patrick Eades
Assistant Director: Victoria Lewis
Production Manager: Madeleine Picard
Stage Manager: Rosane McNamara
Operators: Ole Borch, Ricci Costa
Original Production Director: Trudy Ritchie
Original Production Set Designers: Sophie Lanigan and Max Volfneuk
8 September – 3 October
Preview: Tue 8 September 7:30pm
Press Night: Wed 9 September 7:30pm
Thur – Sat 7:30pm
Final performance: Sat 3 October 2pm
Concessions, Groups (6+) $30
Preview, Thrifty Thursdays $20