LOCAL theatre lovers who attended the recent launch of Hobart Repertory Theatre Society’s ‘2023 at The Playhouse’ got a special sneak preview of what’s on offer next year.
Hobart Rep president, David Clements said that after the pressures of recent years it has been a delight seeing audiences flock back to the theatre.
“We are pleased to announce that we will present five shows in 2023, and we are also pretty confident that we have something for everyone in the 2023 line-up,” he said.
2023 at the Playhouse kicks off in April school holidays with Anne of Green Gables – The Musical. Then comes the dramatic story of The Winslow Boy in June, with a comedy – Let’s Kill Agatha Christie covering the July/August period. Tennessee Williams’ classic play The Glass Menagerie takes place in October and the final show happening just before Christmas will be a very funny take on the nativity tale – Jingled.
Local Primrose Sands resident Jenifa Dwyer will be directing Let’s Kill Agatha Christie from 28 July to 12 August 2023.
This is Jenifa’s first directorial collaboration with Hobart Rep and she is really looking forward to it. Jenifa said that people are really going to enjoy this play.
“It’s a good, old- fashioned style of murder mystery set in that stylish period of the 1920s between the two world wars, and although it does have some comedic aspects, audiences
are going to love the archetypical ‘film noir’ characters,” she said.
“There’s a leading lady who is just full of herself and her friends include an actress, a self-made millionaire and a writer/ journalist and of course, they’ll be joined onstage by a very dodgy butler and a wonderfully goofy housemaid.”
2023 will see Hobart Rep having provided local audiences with 97 years of entertainment! Bookings available online at https://playhouse.org. au/book-now/