Romeo & Juliet

Gap II production – November/December 2018 by William Shakespeare Directed by Amanda Crewes The most famous love story in English literary history. “’Romeo and Juliet’ explores the theme of forbidden love, so I wanted to look at the text in terms of what’s still often considered forbidden love today,” Crewes said. “I wanted to determine whether changing the gender changed our view on this love story.” In this version, there are two casts with Romeo and Juliet played by women one night, followed by men the next....

Rats’ Tales

Gap I production – November 2018 by Carol Ann Duffy adapted for the stage by Melly Still Directed by Amanda Crewes It is supposedly the case that you are never more than 10 feet away from a rat. In this compendium of verminous fables, you are certainly never far from a fiendish plot twist, a thrilling metaphor or a dazzling feat of theatrical invention. Duffy’s narratives have a remarkable ability to transplant the archetypes of folklore into what could be the case-studies of an overextended social worker. .  ...

Implied Consent

Gap III production – August 2018 Directed by Amanda Crewes DO WE PRETEND we don’t understand consent to push our own agendas – or are we genuinely confused? This question is explored here, after more than 50 interviews were conducted with people from a diverse range of backgrounds. The show gives a 360-degree perspective on what people believe consent is, giving an often harrowing exploration as to how they imply it. Implied Consent is the second in a trilogy of plays from The Actors’ Hub exposing a culture that needs to be redefined, following the subject of coward punches in One Punch Wonder. All use the genre of verbatim theatre, using the exact words of people interviewed.  ...

Three Sisters One Brother

Gap II production – June 2018 Directed by Ross McGregor True grit of 1890s Australia in an adaptation of a Chekhov classic. Adapted from Chekhov’s Three Sisters, the play has been given an Aussie flavour to suit a variety of conditions, characters, historical facts and politics. The play explores how a young family, ripped away from their homeland to settle thousands of miles away, are continually reminded that this promised Eden seems to wilfully slip through their fingers and keeps pulling them back to what was never real.  ...

L’Appel Du Vide

Gap III production – June 2018 Devised and directed by Amanda Crewes WELCOME to a world where your experience is your choice. L’Appel Du Vide (“the call of the void”) is a sensitive, heart-warming exploration of the allusive dream and what we sacrifice to achieve what we imagine. The show is told through puppetry, masks and live performance and looks at friendship, loss and new perceptions. L’Appel Du Vide takes us on an adventure through the eyes of different characters as they play with the seductive call from the void.  It’s a physical exploration of the idea that curiosity killed the cat and the cost of connection versus the cost of letting go....

Burning Rose

Gap II production – April 2018 Devised and directed by Ellis Pearson The Actors’ Hub Gap 2 students, directed by Ellis Pearson, present an anthology of devised pieces told through the wonderful language of theatre, drawing in the audience through a feast of sounds and visual imagery. The two pieces follow the survival of two women in different social realities. In one, a mother battles the elements to deliver her child into a world beset with the harrowing onslaught of a high magnitude earthquake. Meanwhile, a supermodel, who resides in her world of beauty, is beset with nightmares and the reality of the way she’s treated and viewed by her society....