Plays – 2014

PLEASE NOTE: While the Old Mill Theatre tries to keep to the advertised program, it is sometimes necessary to alter productions and occasionally dates – please check with the theatre, this website or your latest newsletter before making any bookings. 

February 2014 – Dinner With Friends

Production February 14-March 1
Play by Donald Margulies
Director Noel O’Neill

Over the course of Dinner With Friends, we see two couples at different ages and stages of their lives. We witness the effects of Tom and Beth’s breakup on Gabe and Karen, who first feel compelled to choose sides and then begin to question the strength of their own seemingly tranquil marriage. They also begin to see the real meaning behind their friendships with Tom and Beth. Dinner With Friends received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. MORE…

May 2014 – It’s All Greek To Me

Production May 2-14
Play by Noel O’Neill
Director Valerie Dragojevic

Hilarity turns to disaster in this comedy of errors set in 1960s London when a man makes a promise he cannot keep. When Nicky Plankos celebrates with a bottle of ouzo one night, his lonely cousin Stavros calls from Greece – and Nicky promises him a wife, leading to hilarious and sometimes disastrous results. MORE…

July 2014 – The Hatpin

Production July 11-26
Musical by James Millar and Peter Rutherford
Director Graeme Johnson
Musical Director: Paul Lawrence Olsen

The Hatpin is a musical theatre production inspired by the true story of Amber Murray who in 1892 gave up her son to the Makin family in Sydney, Australia. Amber advertised her baby in a newspaper trading column in the hope of saving his life. Baby farmers take the child in return for regular support payments but actually murder the child. Eventually, the evil couple are arrested and tried for the murder of several infants,  leading to one of the most moving criminal trials in Australian history. Using the moral support she gains from her friendship with the free spirited Harriet Piper, Amber fights the injustices of circumstance and tragedy to find hope and strength. MORE…

September 2014 – The Glass Menagerie

Production September 6-20
Play by Tennessee Williams
Director Susie Conte

Amanda Wingfield wants what any mother would – a stable career for her wayward son Tom and a suitor for her fragile daughter Laura. Her romantic sensibilities are captured by the idea that Tom’s friend Jim might be the ideal gentleman caller. But is he simply too good to be true? Widely regarded as one of Tennessee Williams’ most powerful and haunting plays, The Glass Menagerie is a poignant reflection on the glories of times past, with echoes of loneliness, fragility and innocent hope. MORE…

November-December 2014 – The Wizard of Oz

Production November 28-December 13
Director Maree Grayden
Musical Director Bree Vreedenburgh

Pantomime version of the classic family favourite featuring the original well-loved characters of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion but some fun additions such as an Elvis-like character. The audience can enjoy the familiar storyline with additional songs and chorus characters that form some fun relationships along the Yellow Brick Road. It has all the popular elements of The Wizard Of Oz plus extra bonuses that follow the much-loved conventions of pantomime. MORE…