Productions

The Actors’ Hub put on 4 or 5 full-scale productions each year.

Scroll down to see what’s on and book your tickets

 

Our Current Production

 

Clinchfield poster

Clinchfield

by Caleb Lewis

Directed by Adam Mitchell

June 16 – 17, 2017 at 7.00pm

“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.

The date of September 11th is seared into our consciousness as a moment in time where an unimaginable event shook New York City and the western world was changed forever.

September 11th 1916 in another part of the country, an elephant from the Sparks Circus tramples a spectator to death during a street parade. What follows changes the town of Kingsport and neighbouring Clinchfied irrevocably.

The town plays out its hostilities rising from the lynching of a young man last April. They seek retribution from Mary the Murderous elephant but can sacrificing the circuses elephant return peace to this corner of Tenessee?

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?

Inaugural Winner of the the Richard Burton Award for New Play

 

Venue: Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, 
             Lot 13, Murdoch Road, Thornlie

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Our Past Productions

 

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


 

Macbeth

Gap II production – September 2016

Macbeth poster image

 

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’.’


 

Fractured

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

Acting Classes Perth

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.

 


 

Tartuffe by Moliere

Gap II Production – July 2015

Acting Classes Perth - Tartuffe by Moliere

Directed by Vivienne Garrett

Pious holy man or hustler extraordinaire? A saint or a scammer ?

Tartuffe is a hypocrite and a fraud. He’s a master manipulator and has a heap of dirty tricks to fleece Orgon of his fortune and his family.

Sound familiar?

In reviving Molieres 17th century masterpiece
The Actors Hub explores satire as Molieres masterpiece lampoons all that is sacred.

A rollicking, fresh frolic of fraud, families and fun.
 


Not Me

Gap II production – March 2015

Poster for Not Me

Directed by Hermione Gehle

“Not Me” is an artistic response to the proliferation of social media in the lives of today’s youth.

Throughout history advances in technology have aimed at making life easier, tasks quicker and communication less complicated. While there is no denying the internet provides all these things, there is a definite downside. The implications of cyberbullying, face-­stalking, privacy issues, a false sense of connection, narcissism, and associated addiction – despite the numerous studies – are yet fully realised. This exploration, into the virtual life of a generation that know no other world, exposes some of the pitfalls of naivety, over-dependence and the potential for future repercussions of revealing too much on social media.

Look up from your screens, iPads and iPhones.
Apples are for eating, not virtual meeting.
Inter-­gratification – temporary validation – the chance of permanent defamation.
An android belongs in outer space, not always stuck in front of your face.
Even when you’re tumblr famous,
Your fans and followers don’t know what your name is.
So when your biggest fans are on instragram,
It’s time to step back, get real, good luck.
Turn off. Switch on. LOOK UP!