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

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