Ask Santa for a season subscription

IF you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift that keeps on giving throughout the year then look no further than a season subscription for Hobart Repertory Theatre Society’s 2020 season.

You can purchase a three or four show season subscription and be treated to a year-long bonanza of quality theatre.


Season 2020 includes the following shows:

Keeping Up Appearances – written by Roy Clarke, this classic comedy makes its Tasmanian premiere from 28 February to 21 March and is directed by Shauna-Lee Ward.

Blithe Spirit – written by Noel Coward, this farcical comedy is guaranteed to raise your spirits. Running from 13 to 23 May and directed by Nicholas Lahey.

Charlotte’s Web – written by Joseph Robinette, based on E.B. White’s much-loved children’s book. Running from 3 to 18 July and directed by Anne-Blythe Cooper.

Love from a Stranger – written by Agatha Christie and Frank Vosper. This ‘Psychological Chiller’ runs from 23 October to 7 November.


Lindisfarne resident Pip Tyrrell is a long-serving and much-loved member of the Hobart Rep community.

Fans of her work will be delighted to see her bring the iconic role of Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bookay) to life in the first show of Hobart Rep’s 2020 season, Keeping up Appearances.

Ms Tyrrell has been associated with Hobart Rep for 22 years and in that time, was a long-serving secretary of the society and is now a life member.

She is still active on the committee, backstage and onstage.

Some highlights during her association with Hobart Rep include seeing the society move forward from days of financial difficulty to the point where it is in a sound financial position where it can produce “great entertainment at affordable prices” (a slogan adopted under the guidance of past president Tom Payne), as well as maintain the beautiful Playhouse Theatre, which Hobart Rep owns outright.

“Playing Hyacinth Bucket provides me with the fantastic opportunity to bring another iconic British TV character to the stage for the amusement of audiences – and myself,” Ms Tyrrell said.

“I do feel a degree of pressure as audiences will have their own preconceptions of what Hyacinth should be like.

“I trust that the script, written by Roy Clarke who co-wrote the original TV series, will help me bring her to life and provide some great entertainment for our patrons.”

In Season 2020, Hobart Rep will reward loyal members and those who book early with bigger discounts on tickets than ever before:

Early bird tickets to individual shows save 20 per cent on full ticket prices.

Purchase a season package (three or four shows) and save 25 per cent on full ticket prices.

Paid up members will save a massive 30 per cent on full ticket prices.

Tickets can be purchased online at playhouse.org.au or by visiting the box office from Monday to Friday between 11am-2pm or Sunday between 9am-1pm.

For enquiries, phone 6234 1536.

Caption: Lindisfarne resident Pip Tyrell will be playing Hyacinth Bucket in Hobart Repertory Theatre’s upcoming production of ‘Keeping Up Appearances’.

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