Our Current Production


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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Amanda Crewes

November 28 – December 2, 2017 at 7.00pm. Matinee December 2nd at 2pm.

ROMANCE, magic and mayhem come to the fore in a classic Shakespeare comedy where “the course of true love never did run smooth”.

The plot focuses on three parallel stories: the trials and experiences of two sets of lovers camping in a magical forest, the world of the Fairy King and Queen and their elves and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production for the wedding of the Duke of Athens.

“It’s such a magical script,” Crewes said. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream has really stood the test of time and, in fact, is the most performed Shakespeare play.

“The thrill of the forest and the magic that ensues leaves the characters somewhat out of breath, which is what I want to capture in this performance.

“I want to show how the events move so fast the characters seem caught up in a whirlwind of events, manipulated by the magical fairies of the forest.”


Venue: The Actors’ Hub,
129 Kensington Street, East Perth, WA 6004

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Our Past Productions


Know Your Enemy

Gap III production – November 2017


Directed by Amanda Crewes

What happens when Hope comes up against the four horsemen of the apocalypse?

ALIENS have landed in post-apocalyptic Perth, taking all our water and slowly clearing Earth of all humans.

The play explores whether humanity can negotiate its way out of death or whether the two races will ultimately destroy each other.





The Visit

Gap I production – October 2017

by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Directed by Amanda Crewes

Is money the root of all evil? Or is it people themselves?

The tragicomic story looks at an impoverished town offered $1 million if they kill a woman’s former lover – and, while the townspeople initially refuse, their resolve is worn down by the allure of wealth.

“Although first performed in 1956, this grotesque fable with its icy humour and bizarre fantastical, yet magical, moments quite undoubtedly holds a mirror up to our modern lives,” Crewes said.






Gap II production – June 2017

by Caleb Lewis

Directed by Adam Mitchell

“Trace a lie to its beginnings and you might find the truth.”

Clinchfield is an epic tale that follows the arrival of the Sparks World Famous Circus in the town of Kingsport.

Based on real life events Clinchfield explores the deepest fears and desires of the citizens of Kingsport – they must search for truth, though is the truth they are searching for the truth they need?





Dancing With The Devil

Gap II production – April 2017

a  Gap II self-devised piece

Directed by Hermione Gehle

You can’t shake the devil’s hand and say you’re only kidding. Dancing with the Devil is a story that needs to be told…courageously.

This gritty, explosive and honest production explores the gut-wrenching reality that our young adults face everyday, a story that is often swept under the carpet at the cost of many young lives.

Who is the real victim here?





The Brick & The Rose

Gap II production – November 2016


by Lewis John Carlino

Directed by Adam Mitchell

A kaleidoscopic drama of a young boy of the slums, from the moment of his birth in a charity hospital, until his tragic death.

In an effort to find something besides “hardness and hitting out, and twisted people all afraid”, Tommy turns to narcotics, and thus creates his own world: one in which he is not constantly gnawed by an acute awareness of the meaninglessness of what is going on around him.

He meets Alice, in whom he sees his life-long search for beauty: the rose behind the hard brick city.

He knows that he has only touched this beauty for an instant, and he sees it moving farther away from him.


How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found

Gap I production – October 2016


by Fin Kennedy

Directed by Amanda Crewes

What makes you who you are, Charlie? A name? An address? A random collection of experiences, a few memories? You are who you can prove you are. You are what people think. And that’s the easiest thing in the world to change.

When a young executive reaches breaking point and decides to disappear, he pays a visit to a master of the craft in a seafront fortune teller’s in Southend.

With echoes of Camus and Kafka, How To Disappear… follows one man’s desperate attempts to buck the system, and asks what really makes us who we are in the 21st century.

“The sort of thrilling new work that completely restores your faith in theatre” Sheffield Star



Gap II production – September 2016

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by William Shakespeare

Directed by Amanda Crewes

All hail the King-Pin!

The Scottish play is reimagined in the hot-bloodied, back-stabbing halls of Scotland Senior High School. This classic tale of murder and ambition lends itself to a fast-paced action-movie style, and director Amanda Crewes is seizing this opportunity to use the violence and action to serve as a counter-point to reveal a more vulnerable and human side of the titular character and his Lady M.

“Delving into such controversial subjects as substance abuse, teenage sexuality, personality disorders, and mental illness Macbeth exposes audiences to the level of risk these kids live with on a daily basis and its disastrous effects.

“This Macbeth has an Underbelly quality, presenting a life that we don’t normally see and that most people would like to pretend does not exist.

‘Drugs, gangs and weapons can be quite seductive to a young impressionable mind. This version of Macbeth introduces audiences to a world where the stakes are so high for these students, that antisocial choices and behaviours are the only way that they will get to experience what they believe is the essence of ‘normal’.’



Gap II production – April 2016

Directed by Hermione Gehle

What Disney Didn’t Tell You

“Fractured” is an original devised performance piece that explores the concept of ‘happy ever after’ and the reality behind the fantasy.

Sometimes life isn’t a fairytale and the big bad wolf wears many guises. How do you find your way when the breadcrumbs are gone and the dark forest of thorns draws ever near?

The path you choose is up to you but what price will you pay when things are not what they seem.




What Lies Beneath

Gap II production – November 2015

Directed by Amanda Crewes

“What Lies Beneath” is a premier performance.

Everyone is born with extraordinary capability. So what happens to all that talent as we bump through life, getting by, but never realizing our true potential?

As we move through life our talents often get buried under life’s little events, and we need to remind ourselves of it, and go searching for it. In fact, the foundation of wisdom may be the willingness to risk, and go looking for it.

“What Lies Beneath” is an extraordinary exploration of the powerful emotions we hide beneath the surface when pushed to our extremes. This creative approach is guaranteed to give you a different perspective on what is going on behind the facade of “normal” we often see in others as we delve into passions, delights, fears, desires and frustrations on a journey to find the individual talents that lie within each of us.

“What Lies Beneath” is an exploration of what often lies beneath behaviour, sometimes heartwarming and inspirational, at other times heartbreaking.


Stories From Suburban Road

Gap I production – October 2015

Stories From Suburban Road

Directed by Amanda Crewes


“Stories From Suburban Road” is a nostalgic and vivid look at growing up in an Australian rural setting lost between two World Wars.

Based on Tom Hungerford’s  autobiography, “Stories from Suburban Road” has been adapted for the stage by the late Perth-based director Alan Becher.

Hungerford’s seven short stories have been rendered with intense energy and colour as they trace the journey of a young boy from adolescence to adulthood.