Our Theatre Productions Coming 22 to 25 March 2017 ‘SWEET PHOEBE’ by Michael Gow
‘Sweet Phoebe’ by Michael Gow 22-25 March 2017
22 to 25 March 2017 limited seats! BOOKING NOW trybooking.com.au/OAMK
Director Meredith Fuller
Linda Cookson as ‘Helen’
Anthony Bradshaw as ‘Frazer’
Atticus the Rottweiler as ‘Phoebe’
An Australian dark comedy about a marriage in chaos when a dog runs away, this quirky one hour love romp is staged in a 1920’s home.
Sweet Phoebe is a hilarious snapshot of a marriage laid bare when a dog the couple are minding disappears. A funny and poignant analysis of relationships, and what happens when people let their guard down. Control descends to chaos as they begin to learn what love really means and how it feels. Featuring actors Linda Cookson & Anthony Bradshaw and directed by psychologist Meredith Fuller, it is intimately staged in a cosy setting punctuated with song, and a cameo appearance by ‘Phoebe’ the rottweiler.
In Sweet Phoebe, we follow a couple’s relationship in their frantic search for a dog who runs away. Over short scenes each day for a fortnight we follow the places they go and the people they encounter as they look for the lost Rottweiler. It is part dark character comedy, part betrayal, part redemption, part joy and all entertainment.
‘INTERNATIONAL STUD’ staged Feb 2016
International Stud: Broadway’s finest Freudian love-romp comes to The Butterfly Club.
Season 10 to 14 Feb 2016 at THEBUTTERFLYCLUB.COM
Psychologically and sexually charged, International Stud is the first act of Harvey Fienstein’s Torch Trilogy, a timeless and poignant analysis of love, sexuality and what it is to be human. Starring Jacob Antolini and directed by psychologist Meredith Fuller, it is punctuated with stunning jazz music, theatrical deconstructions and dripping with atmospheric lighting by Tom Fry.
Harvey Fierstein’s tragi-comedy about a drag cabaret performer wanting to love and be loved.
Season: Wed 10 to Sun 14 February 2016 (7pm)
The Butterfly Club 5 Carson Place Melbourne www.thebutterflyclub.com
$ 32 | members $ 28 | conc $ 25 | groups of 6 + $ 25 plus BF
This amusing, sardonic tale of a drag cabaret performer explores the universal quest for love, when Arnold meets Ed at the ‘International Stud Bar’; but is Ed what he seems? Their meeting precipitates an exploration of what is enough love, and when enough is enough.
This romantic story is marked by wry and snappy dialogue, with a psychological slant in this new and quirky production by Meredith Fuller & Jacob Antolini; not to mention the neo bizarre lighting, prop and set design by iconic lighting visual artist Lionel Tom Curtis-Fry. Edgy costume art & design from recent RMIT graduate Ash Hoskin reinforces this contemporary yet timeless setting.
Sultry torch singer Lady Blues is the device for changing scenes and presaging subtext with a jazz interpretation of modern songs.
“pls cum to our lil Drag Show i am designing the set n ligts check us out here in melbourne town doing NYC best play ever read on…. The Studfrom Torchsong bi harvey firestein n us of course” Lionel
Directed by Meredith Fuller
Starring Jacob Antolini as ‘Arnold’
Adam Hetherington as ‘Ed’
Caitlin Berwick as ‘Lady Blues’
A graduate of the The National Theatre Drama School Jacob is an accomplished performer. He is the current face of Tiger Airline’s national campaign and in 2016 will be seen in his first feature film ‘Pretty Little Things’. Making you love the Rogue through honest & empathetic interpretations. Jacob is cursed with being the funny guy, resident prankster and general go-to guy when ice needs to be broken. Trained extensively with ‘The Second City’ in Chicago and ‘The Groundlings’ in LA and in 2014 completed his Adv. Dip of Acting at ‘The National Theatre Drama School’. Jacob’s credits include ‘The Subtle Art of Flirting’ (Butterfly Club)‘The Mall’ (Broken Mirror Studios, Brunswick), ‘Andy Warhol’s 15 Minutes of Fame’ (La Mama Courthouse, Carlton), Enrico IV (La Mama Courthouse, Carlton). Jacob was also the face for the ‘Manheim Auction Group’ in their national advertising campaign. During his final year at ‘The Nash’ Jacob took on the role of Alexei Prelapsarianov in Tony Kushner’s ‘SLAVS’. Jacob’s tall frame and strong pull toward the awkward and outcast character has enabled him to discover the sheer joy in exploring not only hilarious characters but also the dark and twisted. His first film role was playing Phillip in the feature film ‘Pretty Little Things’. Jacob is currently working in theatre and film in the USA
Caitlin Berwick hails from a long line of performers and she has been performing her entire life. She studied dance from a young age and is trained in jazz, jazz-ballet, hip hop and funk, which gave her a keen interest in movement and physical theatre. She can also sing and play the piano.
Caitlin completed the Victorian College of the Arts Foundation course prior to commencing the Advanced Diploma of Acting at the National Theatre Drama School, where she enjoyed playing a diverse range of roles including Dr. Bonfila in Tony Kushner’s “Slavs!”, directed by Alister Smith. This year, Caitlin played Jeanette in RIOT — a new Australian play by Thomas Ian Dolye – and was an ensemble member in Gareth Trew’s Two Lovers, which was part of MKA: Theatre of New Writing’s inaugural SUBTXT festival. Caity is currently working on her songwriting and theatre projects.
She is joined on stage by Paddy Adeney, playing the sax.
Adam is currently studying at the National Theatre Drama school . He recently played Giles Corey in a production of The Crucible – at the National Theatre in St Kilda.
In Sydney’s NIDA open program he play Obseno in Bryony Lavery’s Illyria – and Dr Chebutykin in The Three Sisters.
Adam is acting in several plays at present.
Musical arrangement | recording | live performance:
Caitlin Berwick & Paddy Adeney
Paddy Adeney – cabinet maker by day, musical genius by night. Paddy is the creative creature we all want to be. He is skilled in furniture making and all things wood plus has an exceptional knowledge of music. Paddy is a demon on the sax, piano, guitar and drums as well as being an incredibly gifted songwriter.
Lighting | Stage | Props | Set Design:
Tom Fry visual merchandiser lighting furniture set designer model maker
Costume Art Design & Poster Graphics:
Ash Hoskin B.Comm Design (RMIT)
Ash Hoskin, RMIT Communication Design graduate designs bold, unique graphics and wearable art. She describes herself as a chameleon for her versatile and eclectic style but finds true peace and beauty in Japanese design aesthetics.