Production History of the Drill Hall Theatre Company

This is a record of the productions of the Drill Hall Theatre Company and its predecessor, The Pacific Players

2017             June             The Drill Bits Show #2

2017           January          The Incorruptible, Louis Nowra
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2016           October          Encounters (A sponsored production by Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre)
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2016           September       ‘night, Mother (Co-production with White Swan Productions)
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2016           April           The Drill Bits Show
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2015           December  New Wave Martinis (Co-production)
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2015           November  Hot Shorts 2015
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2015           October     The Ballad of Edgar and Mary
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2015           June           Becky Shaw
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2015           May           Honour
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2015          April           Alistair & Alice present ….
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2015          February    An Evening with Dylan Thomas
 
 
 
 
2014
 
July
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
2014
 
April
Midsummer Night’s Dream
 
 
 
 
2013
 
October
Hot Shorts 2013
2013
 
May
Pig Iron People
 
 
 
 
2012
 
September
Honk If You Are Jesus
2012
 
May
Rod Gibson Retrospective
 
 
 
 
2011
 
October
Hot Shorts 2011
2011
 
June
Who Nose
2011
 
May
Caldera
 
 
 
 
2010
 
September
The Open Couple
2010
 
June
Uncle Vanya
2010
 
May
Chatroom
 
 
 
 
2009
 
September
Bold Girls
2009
 
May
Competitive Tenderness
2009
 
April
A Pint of Pinter
 
 
 
 
2008
 
September
Improolympics
 
 
 
 
2006
 
August
Theatre Sports
 
 
 
 
2002
 
February
All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten
 
 
 
 
1999
 
March
Diving for Pearls
 
 
 
 
1998
 
May
The Deep Blue Sea
 
 
 
 
1997
 
October
High Wages for SIn
1997
 
May
Same Time Next Year
 
 
 
 
1996
 
July
Dial M for Murder
1996
 
February
The Right Man
 
 
 
 
1995
 
November
Arsenic and Old Lace (under the Drill Hall Theatre banner)
1995
 
September
Blithe Spirit
1995
 
June
Jigsaws
1995
 
May
Breaker Morant
1995
 
March
A Kind of Love
 
 
 
 
1994
 
November
Androcles and the Lion
1994
 
September
La Mandragola
1994
 
July
Crossfire
1994
 
March
One for the Road
 
 
 
 
1993
 
December
The Last Temptation
1993
 
September
The Tenth Muse
1993
 
June
Keeping Mum (3 one act plays from Baylab)
1993
 
April
Popular Mechanicals (in conjunction with E.T.C.)
1993
 
March
Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean (in conjunction with Byron Theatre Company)
 
 
 
 
1992
 
December
Harvey
1992
 
September
Wanted One Body
1992
 
June
The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
1992
 
March
Gaslight
 
 
 
 
1991
 
December
Murder at The Music Hall
1991
 
September
The Odd Couple
1991
 
June
The Maintenance Man
1991
 
March
Our Town
 
 
 
 
1990
 
November
Lucinda
1990
 
September
Rattle of a Simple Man
1990
 
July
The Neighbours/The Man in the Bowler Hat/The Browning Version
1990
 
April
The One Day of the Year
 
 
 
 
1989
 
November
The Great Coarse Acting Show (A Disaster in Four Parts)
1989
 
September
The Crimson Stain/Busy Bodies (performance for Chincogan Fiesta)
1989
 
July
They Had to Go/Busy Bodies (first play under Old Drill Hall Theatre Co banner)
1989
 
April
They Came to a City
 
 
 
 
1988
 
December
Purity Prevails on the Rails (Matchless Mistakes in Melodrama)
1988
 
September
Blue Heaven
1988
 
July
Silver Sails in the Sunset (First performance back  in Drill Hall after Public Hall Licence)
1988
 
April
Once a Jolly Jumbuck/A Good Ripoff
 
 
 
 
1987
 
December
The Pitfalls of Marriage (From Erection to Resurrection)
1987
 
October
The Killing of Sister George
1987
 
July
Confusions
 
 
 
 
1986
 
November
Travelling North
1986
 
July
Dark Out There/The Education of Meg/Four Queens Wait for Henry
1986
 
April
Inherit The Wind
 
 
 
 
1985
 
November
Trap for a Lonely Man
1985
 
August
Come Blow Your Horn
1985
 
June
Toad of Toad Hall
1985
 
April
No Room for Dreamers
1985
 
January
Snow White (Production for Australia Day)
 
 
 
 
1984
 
October
Pyjama Game (Civic Hall)
1984
 
July
All My Sons
1984
 
May
The Male of the Species
 
 
 
 
1983
 
October
Brigadoon (Drill Hall)
1983
 
April
Plaza Suite (Drill Hall)
 
 
 
 
1982
 
October
The Sentimental Bloke (Drill Hall)
1982
 
May
Man Alive (Drill Hall)
 
 
 
 
1981
 
September
Reedy River (Drill Hall)
1981
 
May
For His Brother’s Crime (Virtue Has Its Just Rewards)  (Drill Hall)
 
 
 
 
1980
 
 
The Rose and the Crown  (???)
1980
 
December
Ali’s Barbara – An Arabian Nightmare (first performance at the Drill Hall)
1980
 
June
Fumed Oak/Art for Arts Sake (St Martin’s Hall)
 
 
 
 
1979
 
June
The Walrus and the Carpenters (St Martin’s Hall)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1970
 
 
Eden House
 
 
 
The Mocking Bird
 
 
 
Arsenic and Old Lace
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1964
 
June
The Happiest Days of Your Life
 
 
 
 
1962
 
July
Tons of Money  (Civic Hall)
1962
 
 
Dark Brown/The Browning Story/In Camera
 
 
 
 
1958
 
 
Pool’s Paradise
1958
 
July
Sailor Beware
1958
 
 
The Hollow
1958
 
April
The Blue Goose
 
 
 
 
1957
 
July
Serious Charge
1957
 
July
Among Those Present/The Old Bull and Bash
1957
 
April
One Wild Oat
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To Kill A Cat  (unknown when performed)
 
 
 
 
1956
 
October
See How They Run
1956
 
June
Love’s a Luxury  (Civic Hall)

 

The Drill Bits Show #2

2, 3, 4 & 9, 10, 11 June

Drill Bits #2 Poster

 

For audience members who enjoyed our previous production of “Drill Bits #1”, you can look forward to “Drill Bits #2” commencing on Friday, 2 June, 2017. The Show is a delightful collection of dramatic bits, comedy bits, dance bits, music bits, film bits, with all the bits shaken into a theatrical cocktail that will appeal to all tastes.

One of the “bits” focuses on the philosophical adage that three monkeys typing into infinity will sooner or later produce Hamlet, while another looks at finding the light in dark places and how love can both transcend and restore memories.

There is a sketch by Harold Pinter and another of a tourist in pain, seeking medical help from a wacky souvenir seller named Maria, who channels an even wackier German surgeon named Dr Fritz.

Celebrity chef Chablis Baster will make an appearance demonstrating her organic, vegan, gluten-free, therapeutic brain-cake.  There will also be songs from a local Opera singer, dance routines from Sprung Dance Co. and Kimberly McIntyre, a film tribute to Sandy Gandhi and a few surprises……  A thoroughly entertaining evening not to be missed!!

 

 

PHOTOS BY SUNITA BAILEY