Production History of the Drill Hall Theatre Company & The Pacific Players

2021
 
June
The Covid Monologues (Readings presented on Bay FM)
2021
 
March
Shit
 
 
 
 
2020
 
 
All performances cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic
 
 
 
 
2019
 
November
Hot Shorts 2019
2019
 
August
Extinction
2019
 
May
Shit
 
 
 
 
2018
 
September
Mark Colvin’s Kidney
2018
 
June
The Call
2018
 
April
The Northern Rivers Impro School’s Challenge
 
 
 
 
2017
 
November
Hot Shorts 2017
2017
 
October
Do Not Go Gentle
2017
 
June
The Drill Bits Show #2
2017
 
January
The Incorruptible
 
 
 
 
2016
 
October
12th Night
2016
 
October
Encounters (A sponsored production by Sprung! Integrated Dance)
2016
 
September
‘night, Mother (Co-production with White Swan Productions
2016
 
April
The Drill Bits Show
       
2015
 
December
New Wave Martinis (Co-production)
2015
 
November
Hot Shorts
2015
 
October
The Ballad of Edgar and Mary
2015
 
June
Becky Shaw
2015
 
May
Honour
2015
 
April
Alistair & Alice present …
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
Impro Olympics
       
2006
 
August
Winter Impro Olympics
       
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
From Earth to Heaven – 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) with the Music Makers
1984
 
July
All My Sons
1984
 
May
The Male of the Species
       
1983
 
October
Brigadoon (Drill Hall) with the Music Makers
1983
 
June
The Rose and Crown (UNE drama course conducted Audrey Hoving @the Drill)
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
 
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)
       
 
In recess, until resurrected in 1979
       
1970
   
Eden House
1970    
The Mocking Bird
1970    
Arsenic and Old Lace
       
 
In recess, until briefly resurrected in 1970
       
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)

 
This Production History has been compiled by Alex Benham with the help of records kept over the years by members of the company. In particular, the efforts of Joanne Llewellyn and Audrey Hoving are recognised.

 

Unfortunately, there are some gaps. If anyone reading this has programs, photos or clippings that can fill any of those gaps, a loan of that material would be greatly appreciated.