BarnDoor Productions, Perth's original community theatre

 

Our 23rd season is set to begin!

A Perfect Likeness

by Daniel Rover Singer

It is known that Charles Dodgson once asked Charles Dickens' publisher for his home address. What happened after that, we do not know.

This play is a speculation about what might have transpired had the author of Oliver Twist met the author of Alice In Wonderland.

It's fun, surprising, intense and exciting theatre.

2 male: Dickens, 54; Dodgson, 34

Performances:
October 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 8:00 p.m.
                        October 15, 22 2:00 p.m.


AUDITION:

Monday, August 14, 7:00 p.m.

All welcome.

CINDERELLA

a new traditional English-style panto

This is a brand-new version of the age-old Cinderella story -- told in traditional panto fashion, with all the fun and craziness of the British style.

6 men -- 3 women.
But men play women and women play men --
so how up-to-date is this?

Characters:
The Fairy Godmother, an older woman
Cinderella, a pretty girl in her late teens/early twenties
Buttons, a comic character, male, in his early twenties
Baron Hardup, a comic character, male, in his late fifties or early sixties
Baroness Hardup, the Wicked Stepmother, the Dame, usually played by a male, forties or fifties
Griselda Hardup, an Ugly Stepsister,  usually played by a male, in their twenties
Ammonia Hardup, an Ugly Stepsister,  usually played by a male, in their twenties
Prince Charming, Principal Boy, usually played by a female, in their twenties
Dandini, the Prince’s friend, male, in his twenties
The Chamberlain, doubled by Buttons
The Ghost of Cinderella’s Mother, doubled by The Fairy Godmother


Why is BDP doing a panto?
Keep reading below and find out!

Performances:
December 1, 7, 8 7:30 p.m.
December 2, 3, 9, 10 1:30 p.m.
(Note the early start times and the additional matinees; this is a show for children)

AUDITION:

Monday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.

All welcome.

HERE'S A LINK TO A PAGE
WITH THE WORKING SCRIPT FOR CINDERELLA


PANTO CAN BE MURDER

a brand-new backstage
murder-mystery thriller farce


Everybody loves a panto.
Everybody loves a thriller.
Everybody loves a backstage farce.
So, here's all three in one!

The cast for this one is (mostly) the same cast as for our Cinderella panto in December, but with four additional characters.

This time, we see the actors in the panto BACKSTAGE, as we discover and solve a murder, while the panto performance goes on (unseen) on the other side of the set!

5 women/8 men

Jenni Wale (Cinderella) about 20-24
Ruth Buchanan (Fairy Godmother) about 50
Taylor Ellis (Stage Manager) about 24
Meg Proznuk (A.S.M.) about 19
W.P.C. Lorraine Duff (Police) about 23

Barry Inman (Buttons) about 28
Vance Britton (Baron Hardup) 50-60
Terry Lavasseur (Baroness) 50+
Hugh Coltman (Griselda) about 40
Dennis Willett (Ammonia) about 40
Julian Havers (Dandini) 30-40
Ben Roe (Prince Charming) about 25
Detective Inspector Tuff (Police) 50+

Performances:
February 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 8:00 p.m.
February 18, 25 2:00 p.m.

Primary audition:

Monday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.

Final audition:

Monday, December 18, 7:00 p.m.

All welcome.

HERE'S A LINK TO A PAGE
WITH THE WORKING SCRIPT FOR

PANTO CAN BE MURDER

THE TAMING

By Lauren Gunderson

Shakespeare meets American politics -- all set in a motel room at a beauty pageant.

And, it's a comedy -- and a satire -- and a history lesson -- all in one.

And, as timely as it's possible to get -- politically.

3 women -- who also play other roles

Characters
(all are from Georgia)

PATRICIA, aide to Senator Baxter (R-GA), 30s
(also plays James Madison, 1787)

BIANCA, activist, liberal, 30s
(Also plays Charles Pinkney, 1787)

KATHERINE, passionate Southern belle, 20s
(Also plays George AND Martha Washington, 1787
AND Dolly Madison, 1787)

Voices of:
The Stage Manager
Miss America Announcer
Victoria "The Knife" Castelliano

Performances:
April 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 8:00 p.m.
April 22, 29 2:00 p.m.

Audition:

Monday, February 19, 7:00 p.m.

All welcome