Straight from a stunning season at the Playhouse, Newcastle, Prospero Players presents its latest production, The Glugs of Gosh, at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, May 21 at 2pm and again at 7pm. This is a 75 minute stage adaption of the warm, funny and poignant Australian classic by poet and larakin, C.J. Dennis.
Described by Ken Longworth from the Newcastle Herald as a “visual knockout”, this production has, he writes, “ the adult members of the audience laughing hilariously then quietening down when they realise there could be an element of truth to the joke.”
Directed by Vija Docherty and Joel Gajewski, this extraordinary play is suitable for all. Children will be captivated by the quirky humour and the other-worldliness of the piece, while grown-ups are given the chance to reflect on the Glugs’ tendency to view their world as a consumable commodity.
Sym, the hero (played by Joel Gajewski), rises above his ‘gluggish’ inheritance with the help of his wise and loving father, Joi (played by Daniel Docherty), to become a free-thinking Glug who deeply appreciates simplicity and the radiant beauty of the natural world.
This production includes incredible costumes and make-up for a cast of eleven, by Vija Docherty and Lee Zaunders, original music by Peter Muddle and Arthur Rackham-inspired set by Sophia Montefiore.
Tickets (all tickets $20) are available from the box office at the Cessnock City Council administration building, The Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on 4990 7134, or online at www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/cpac
Also for Peninsula Theatre, Woy Woy, May 28 at 7pm and May 29 at 2pm ph. 43233233 or online at www.laycockstreettheatre.com