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2006

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)

by The Reduced Shakespeare Company

CIVIC PLAYHOUSE - Thursday 20th July

Cast - Daniel Stoddart (WINNER, Best Actor - City of Newcastle Drama Award)

Cast - Carl Young

Cast - John Shearman

Cast - Giverny Young

Director - Victor Emeljanow

Costume Design - Julie Kirby

2007

SCHOOL FOR CLOWNS

by Ken Campbell

CIVIC PLAYHOUSE - Wednesday 4th July

Weasel – James Buckingham
Puff – John Shearman
Pimple – Lauren Cruickshank
Drippens – Rowan James

Professor Molereasons – Brendan O’Connell

Director - Daniel Stoddart

Choreography – Jade Hillard

Sound and Lighting Design – Shane Bransdon
Costume Design – Daniel Stoddart and Enid Bailey

Set Design – Daniel Stoddart
Make Up Design – Natalie Connett

2008

WAITING FOR GODOT

by Samuel Beckett

CIVIC PLAYHOUSE - Thursday 27th March

Vladimir – Anthony Svensk

Estragon – Daniel Stoddart (WINNER, Best Actor - City of Newcastle Drama Award)
Pozzo – Brian Randell
Lucky – John Shearman

Boy – Cameron Allan

Director - Victor Emeljanow (WINNER, Best Director - City of Newcastle Drama Award)

Set and Costume Design - Gabrielle O'Connor

Sound and Lighting Design – Shane Bransdon

CLOWNS ON SCHOOL OUTING

by Ken Campbell

CIVIC PLAYHOUSE - Wednesday 9th July

Weasel – James Buckingham
Puff – John Shearman
Pimple – Lauren Cruickshank
Drippens – Rowan James

Professor Molereasons – Brian Randell

Director - Daniel Stoddart

Set and Costume Design - Daniel Stoddart

Sound and Lighting Design – Shane Bransdon

Choreographer - Jade Hillard

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2009

 - no events

2010

 - no events

2011

 - no events

2012

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

by Eve Ensler

PAN Building - Wednesday 31st October

Cast - Anne Maree Adams

Cast - Linden Mullard

Cast - Rachel Jackett

Director -Nola Wallace

Design - Daniel Stoddart

2013

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)

by The Reduced Shakespeare Company

CIVIC PLAYHOUSE - Wednesday 1st May

Cast - Daniel Stoddart 

Cast - Callan Purcell

Cast - Theo Rule

Cast - Charlotte De Wit

Director - Victor Emeljanow

Costume Design - Jennifer Ellicott

Set Design - Marion Giles

2014

 - no events

2015

THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING

by Richard Tulloch, based on the novel by Guus Kuijer

(WINNER, Best Dramatic Production - City of Newcastle Drama Award)

CIVIC PLAYHOUSE - Wednesday 8th July

Thomas - Callan Purcell

Eliza - Chloe Perrett

Mrs Van Amersfoort - Nola Wallace

Father - David Brown (WINNER, Best Supporting Actor - City of Newcastle Drama Award)

Aunty Pie - Linden Mullard

Margot - Maike Strichow

Mother - Ann Croger

Jesus - Drew Holmes

Director - Daniel Stoddart (WINNER, Best Director - City of Newcastle Drama Award)

Composer - Christopher Harley

Design - Marion Giles

CHARLEY'S AUNT

by Brandon Thomas

CIVIC PLAYHOUSE - Friday 4th September

Stephen Spettigue - Michael Smythe

Colonel Sir Francis Chesney - Patrick Campbell

Jack Chesney - James Coates

Charles Wykeham - Drew Holmes

Lord Fancourt Babberley - Daniel Stoddart

Brassett - David Owens

Donna Lucia d'Alvadorez - Claire Williams

Amy Spettigue - Gabriella Stevens

Kitty Verdun - Chloe Perrett

Ela Delahay - Nicola Frieta

Director - Victor Emelajnow

Set Design - Tom Bannerman

Costume Design - Jennifer Ellicott

2016

 - no events

2017

 - no events

2018

MYSTERY MUSICAL: THE ADDAMS FAMILY

with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice

CIVIC PLAYHOUSE - Thursday 17th May

Gomez Addams - Drew Holmes

Morticia Addams - Rachelle Schmidt-Adnum

Uncle Fester - Phil McGrath (WINNER, Best Supporting Actor - City of Newcastle Drama Award)

Grandma - Ali Hodge

Wednesday Addams - Maisie Owens

Pugsley Addams - Jack Andrew

Lurch - Andrew Black

Mal Beineke - Mat Gallimore

Alice Beineke - Bec Kynaston

Lucas Beineke - Hamish Pickering

Ensemble - Chelsea Willis, Zoe Walker, Brittney Biles, Kacie Bourke, Luke Baker, Dain Watts, John Thomas, Harold Phipps

Director - James Tolhurst

Choreographer - Chelsea Willis and James Tolhurst

Musical Director - Rachelle Schmidt-Adnum

Lighting Design - Jacob Harwqood

Make-up Design - Kimberlee Wright

Costume Design - Kaswyn Hunt

Hair Design - Lyn Craney

2019

ENDGAME

by Samuel Beckett

CIVIC PLAYHOUSE - Wednesday 21st August 

Hamm – Daniel Stoddart 
Clov - Ben Loutitt
Nagg - Michael Smythe

Nell - Felicity Biggins

Director - Alexandra Emeljanow

Set Design - Tom Bannerman

Costume Design - Jennifer Ellicott

Make-up Design - Kimberlee Wright

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