Delphi Goes Bassooning

Delphi Goes Bassooning – a Tiny Musical

Wednesday 19th & Wednesday 26th May at 6:30pm

At age 14, Janet Swain is in love with the brilliant and tragic young cellist Jacqueline du Pré but one day her mother arrived home with a….bassoon!
So begins a story that explores mother daughters, a woman’s struggle for a creative life, expectations, disappointments and the relentless wheel of generational patterns.
This is Janet’s very first solo show and it features 8 original songs, 5 characters and one bassoon. It had its first performance to a sold-out house at Brunswick Picture House in March 2021, and Janet is looking forward to bringing the performance to the Drill Hall on May 19 and 26.
Directed by Philippa Williams.
Tiny reviews so far
I loved it! Beautiful songs and very poignant and comic story. 
This show has great appeal across generations…..entirely original!
Wonderful show – evocative, funny and powerfully held together – highly recommended! 
Duration: Approximately 55 minutes.
Tickets: $25/$20


A Local Man: A play about Ben Chifley

with Tony Barry

Friday 30th April at 7 pm

A screening of the film of the 2004 Sydney performance.

Tickets at the door $25/$20

Byron Shire Echo, Wednesday 21st April 2021

The play, A Local Man: A play about Ben Chifley, was written for Tony by the late Bob Ellis and Professor Robin McLachlan.

It opened in Bathurst, Ben’s home town, in 2004, and then toured the east coast after a successful six week season at the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney.

Tony says the experience of playing arguably the greatest Australian Prime Minister, is one he will never forget.

The screening to be shown is of the 2004 Sydney Performance and is a fundraiser for a one-man show that Tony is developing.  That show, A Good Look Around, is planned for later this year/early next year and will explore Tony’s life and times in film, TV, activism, alcoholism, cancer recovery, and his traumatic experiences at the hands of the Catholic Church when he was a child.

Come and share the night with Tony.  The film will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Tickets available at the door: $25/$20

Old Men Dancing


Movement and dance exploration

Mondays 2:00 ~ 3:30 pm

with Local Dancemaker Kimberley McIntyre & members of the Drill Hall Theatre Company

“Old men dancing, is a response to my being involved with the Drill Hall theatre company and being inspired by the support, talent and passion of the “old” men I met there.

It is also a response by me to a cheeky offer by one of these men to join me and my dance partner on stage. We were at the time performing an improvised duet dance piece in Drill Bits 2017.

So I am pursuing this offer with my own counteroffer to share process and practice around movement and improvisation from a dance perspective. I will share this practice with any old men who would like to give it a go.

It is a project for people interested in exploring movement and dance.

There will be a performance outcome in the future, although we will not rush towards it. I am more interested in the process.

Everyone is welcome to move within their capabilities. There are lots of elements in movement improvisation that I have been actively exploring and performing for over 20 years. And I look forward to the constellation of the Drill Hall’s older male members plus anyone else in the community who is interested.” – Kimberley

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Old Men Dancing “Flash Mob” event at HOT SHORTS 2019
Saturday 9th November 2019


The Northern Star’s response to the “Flash Mob” event at HOT SHORTS 2019

Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre

Senior Dance Program

Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre is a not-for-profit community organisation based in the Northern Rivers providing dance and theatre workshops for people with and without disability. Through a disability-led process, we create show-stopping performances that explore the human condition and promote a more inclusive society.

Capoeira Angola

Capoeira Angola are not working at the Drill Hall at the moment.  For more information contact Simon (contact details below)

Beginners classes in Capoeira Angola: an Afro-Brazilian cultural art, a dance, game, martial art, ritual, philosophy, history lesson and resistance movement.

All classes will involve learning some of the traditional music, movements and game of Capoeira Angola from the state of Bahia in Brazil, especially influenced by the lineages of Mestre Pastinha via Mestres Joao Pequeno and Joao Grande, Mestre Lua Rasta and the Angoleiros do Mar.

No prior experience is necessary, classes are safe and fun, beginners and people of all fitness levels and body types are welcome. Simon Thakur has 20 years experience in Capoeira Angola and is also a professional movement teacher and rehabilitation practitioner.

Cost is $25, $20 concession
Contact Simon on 0431166737 or


Classes and Workshops

Theatre Workshops

conducted by the Drill Hall Theatre Company


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