Fremantle Theatre Company Season 2022 / 23
by William Shakespeare
WA Tour: Dec 28 - Jan 21
The FTC Shakespeare In The Park is back! For another whirlwind tour up and down the coast, to Margaret River, Albany, Bunbury, and Perth - to delight families and fun-in-the-sun-seeking folk.
Shakespeare’s final and finest comedy is one of consummate costume-swapping, role-reversal, and a genuine no-holds-barred, dogged pursuit of love – Woof! Replete with love triangles, terrible tricks, and devilishly mistaken identities. ‘Oh disguise, I see thou art a wickedness!’
In this down-under re-telling of an already truly topsy-turvy tale, hearts will be on sleeves, swords in hand, and all manner of tongues will be firmly pressed in cheeks. And you can be assured of a hilarious evening at the theatre, under the stars, amidst the splendour of our incredible WA summer skies!
Pack a picnic, get a drink at the bar, gather 'round your friends & family and roll out the rug with all of us in the Park!
Running Time: 125 minutes, 20-minute interval
Access: Each venue is open to ticket-holders two hours ahead of the show, arrive early enough to park, find your spot and enjoy the open-air ambiance of each site.
Limits: No BYO, the venues are licensed and you can buy onsite.
by Lucy Prebble
May 10 - 27
A difficult and touching exploration of the rarest thing. The dearest thing. The tiny spark that binds two hearts. Penned by the award-winning playwright and current co-executive producer and writer on HBO's smash-hit Succession (Golden Globe winner for Best Drama Series, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress) and is the co-creator of the new HBO Max series I Hate Suzie.
Haddaway asked us in 1995 ‘What is Love?’. And we beg the question anew:
Is it physical? Cerebral? Accidental? Is it chemical?
Is it controllable? And what do you do if it’s just a side-effect?
In the search for a drug to battle depression, a clinical trial runs into tricky waters, when it is realised that keeping people cooped up together in an adrenaline-saturated lab leads to much more than happiness.
As two volunteers on the trial begin to develop some strange attractions, Lucy Prebble's love-skeptical play catches fire. And takes a heart-pounding run at the issues embedded in the development of anti-depressants: their importance in our lives, our need for them, and their inevitable consequences. It is all examined via the taut gauntlet of a drug-trial process, complete with the Docs and the Lab Rats. In this case, the Lab Rats are Connie and Tristan.
We know little about them before the trial, and they know little of each other. But it's clear that something is sparking between them - is it the drugs? Their own personal chemistry? And how could either of them be able to tell the difference if we are all electricity and chemicals to begin with?
'An astonishingly rich and rewarding play, as intelligent as it is deeply felt.' Daily Telegraph (UK)
"There's no shortage of things to think about in British playwright Lucy Prebble's The Effect. By the interval, your mind is buzzing." Sydney Morning Herald
"The foyer of Wharf 1 was packed afterward with people debating their ideas." **** 4-star review, Time Out Sydney
Running Time: 90 minutes, no interval.
Fremantle Theatre Company regularly receives requests from young artists and art workers who are looking to further their experience and to have guidance within the profession.
The FTC Executive leadership has experience in many areas of the performance industry which gives them the ability to mentor broadly in the industry.
Our Artistic Director, Renato Fabretti, has a particular interest in ensuring that homegrown talent is nurtured and is given a place on the stages of our state. His work in film and on stage as an actor and a creator, makes him ideally placed to mentor young artists wishing to make their way in the profession.
Our General Manager, Pippa Davis, has a background in design, production management, venue, and arts management. This diverse background gives her the ability to mentor people in many areas and to guide them in integrating the various skills into a cohesive approach within the performing arts industry.
This funding will allow the company to work in a more structured way with aspiring artists and arts workers. The mentee can be in professional or community work and at any stage of their career.
To apply please send an email to email@example.com letting us know what area you are interested in and whom you would like to work with. Please include contact details and a short statement of your artistic practice or area of interest.
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