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For more information click here: Southern Cross Credit Union Community Grant

Click here to read the report on the Drill Hall Centenary



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The Ballad of Edgar and Mary ~ The Film

Final Viewing – Sunday 4th September at 1pm

Edgar & Mary

The film of ‘The Ballad of Edgar and Mary’, the play commissioned for the October 2015 production for the Centenary Of The Drill Hall, premiered on Saturday 27 August, the opening night of the Centenary Celebrations of the Drill Hall.  If you missed it, you still have the opportunity at the follow-up screening at 1pm Sunday 4 September. Claude Gonzalez co-writer and director of the stage play with Gregory Aitken, directed the film. Shot by outstanding cinematographer Sue Lumsdon, the film captures and highlights the superb performances of the players. The film is not a static shot of a theatre performance. Shot without an audience the camera gets up close and personal to the actors. I have seen a rough cut of the film and it is beautiful. If you enjoyed the stage production you will love the film. Claude and Sue are perfectionists. The cast is sensational and they have a treasure chest of scenes for their show reel as they pursue their professional careers.

In addition to booking on line (30c booking fee), tickets are also available from The Bookshop, Mullumbimby ~ $10


Following is part of the review by Genevieve Rose Barr of the stage production of The Ballad Of Edgar and Mary:

‘The Ballad of Edgar and Mary’, is a big and wonderful music hall piece. It is a story of the darkness and the violence of war. And it is also the story of humanity and strength. The creative team behind ‘Edgar and Mary’ have produced a trans-generational musical, a stunning visual and evocative set piece, a nuanced and sensitive exploration of ordinary Australian’s role in the wars. It is under-stated in all aspects, and therein lies its power. It invokes in the audience, and I speak for myself and the people I was with, tears, memory, admiration and strength.’

Local filmmaker Jenny Grinlington’s short film Flashes from the Front will screen before the main feature.


‘night, Mother

Friday, Saturday 23 & 24 September at 7:30pm & Sunday 25 September at 2pm





Encounters at Mullum

Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre

Friday 7th, Saturday 8th October at 7:30 pm, and Sunday 9th October at 5 pm 

… proudly supported by the Drill Hall Theatre Company


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Tickets:  $25/$18

Bookings:  In addition to online bookings (30c booking fee) tickets are available from The Bookshop, Mullumbimby and (if not sold out) at the door.


Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre presents ENCOUNTERS, Sprung!!’s latest, beautiful dance theatre work.  Encounters explores the journey of individuation and the quest for identity and belonging with 12 dancers, with and without disability.  Artistic Director Michael Hennessy, who danced with Sydney Dance Company for 9 years, leads this project with local dance company Sprung!! The work incorporates film backdrops by Fernleigh filmmaker John Rado.

Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre, led by Michael Hennessy, develops dance theatre works that inspire mainstream audiences and promote a more inclusive society. The nonprofit organization also provides dance and theatre workshops for persons in the community with and without disability, with a focus on collaborative and disability-led process, and providing opportunities for training in integrated dance, dance and physical theatre.

The Encounters Premiere at Mullumbimby will kick off a week of conversation on Arts, Health and Disability that will culminate in repeat performances of Encounters at Lennox Heads Community Centre as part of an Arts and Health Weekend, with a disability, arts and health Forum chaired by Dr Robyn Brady, Paediatrician and Sprung!! President. Catherine Marciniak from ABC Open intends to extend the conversation through collations of Arts-Health local stories and inviting guest posts and radio reads throughout the week.


Sprung!! thanks the Drill Hall Theatre Company for their support with Encounters.

Talk to Sprung!! via our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sprungdance/

Robyn Brady (Paediatrician and President) 0404826662
Michael Hennessy (Artistic Director, ex Sydney Dance Company) 0403869126




Next DHTC Production

Twelfth Night

Our first full production in the newly upgraded Drill Hall Theatre will be an all-female, rock & roll circus production of “TWELFTH NIGHT“, Shakepeare’s delightful comedy of gender confusion that opens on Friday October 21.


Acting Workshops

Free Acting Workshops for Adult Actors of All levels of Experience

The Drill Hall Theatre Company’s “Free to Members” Acting Workshops are conducted every Monday night 6:30 to 8:30pm. 

These two hour workshops, which have been running for 7 years, are conducted in a fun atmosphere by Mike Russo and are aimed at freeing up our creativity and imparting some performance skills. Anyone 18 or older is welcome to attend.

Membership is only $15 per annum and entitles you to concession rates to all of our shows.

For further information contact Mike at drillhalltheatre@gmail.com



If you are interested in being involved in any of the Drill Hall Theatre Productions, either as cast or crew please email your interest to drillhalltheatre@gmail.com and we will keep you informed.


Coming Up …..

Other performances planned include:

The Drill Hall’s100th Birthday bash,  At the Drill – August 28

Twelfth Night – Commencing October 21

The Whistle Blower – January 2017

Do Not Go Gentle – October 2017, a joint international production with Everyman Theatre Company from Cardiff, Wales.  For more information click here:  DO NOT GO GENTLE



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