It’s midwinter 2020 and here in Victoria we are still facing restrictions that make it very difficult to produce shows in the traditional way.
NEVER FEAR! we are still going to bring you some great drama experiences, and some awesome offers. First up:
SPECIAL COVID PRICES! In 2020 we have super cheap memberships available at only $10 for a year! Yes that’s right. Why join? You get to support the incredible resource that is the Castlemaine Theatre Company; You get to promote your COVID SAFE drama/performance activities on our socials and our 400 strong mailing-list; you get the latest updates about upcoming activities and auditions; you get our brilliant newsletter Headliner 4 times a year. All for just $10. Amazing, right? To celebrate our freedom, we also hope to bring you discount ticket prices for our first show after lockdown. Membership forms are here as a docx file: CTC COVID discount membership form or as a pdf here: CTC COVID discount membership form Send your form to us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
BROADCASTING on 94.9MainFM We are bringing you some wonderful excerpts from previous CTC shows that will be broadcast on our beloved local radio station 94.9MainFM. Our first one was on Sunday 5 July at 10.30am on Suzanne Donnisthorpe’s Artswank show. It’s an excerpt from Shakespeare’s As You Like It, which we produced in 2018, directed by Rob Jorritsma. This excerpt is from Act II Scene 7, concluding with Jaques’ very famous ‘All the world’s a stage’ speech. The actors are in order of appearance Claire Shamier as Duke Senior, Stephen Mitchell as Jaques, and Gabriel Lillington as Orlando.
Here Claire Shamier performs a medley of speeches as the character Polly, an entrepreneurial young woman, from our 2019 production Frankenstein’s Children by David Carlin, directed by Stephen Mitchell. This clip was broadcast on Glenn Williams Dark Moments radio show on 17 October 2020 (with original music composed and performed by Chrissie and Toby Heydon):
Our final offering features in order of appearance Donna Steven, Kate Stones and Zenith Flume performing a scene from Playhouse Creatures by April de Angelis, directed by Ken MacLeod in 2014. We performed at The Old Castlemaine Gaol, which provided an incredibly atmospheric backdrop to this period piece set in seventeenth century London, exploring the lives of the very first women to act on London’s stages. This clip was broadcast on Glenn Williams Around the Wireless show on 2nd December 2020 (the intro and outro music is Tandernaken, written by Jacob Obrecht and performed by The City Waites).