Presented by State Theatre Company of South Australia
By Lally Katz
Don’t be the baby horse!
BAFTA Award winning star Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter movies, Dickens' Women) joins State Theatre Company for the first time in this glorious new Australian comedy about hope, death and pets. From the unique imagination of Lally Katz (The Eisteddfod, Stories I Want To Tell You In Person) springs a world of wonderfully neurotic, painfully recognisable characters.
A delightful odd-couple tale, Neighbourhood Watch tells the story of a young woman, Catherine, and her surprising friendship with her neighbour Ana, an 80 year old Hungarian- Australian widow. Ana is an irritable force of nature, bent but not broken by the harsh cards life has dealt her. Catherine is a young, scatterbrained aspiring actress.
Around them swirls all the mess of contemporary life, absent boyfriends, annoying housemates and acquaintances that just won't take a hint. As their relationship develops and deepens, they gain a new understanding from each other of how they might relate to the world and its pesky inhabitants.
After its smash hit 2011 Sydney premiere, which resulted in a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Play, State Theatre Company is proud to present a brand new production of this quirky, heart-warming play under the guidance of Helpmann Award-winning director Julian Meyrick (Doubt).
"I have not been moved by a piece of theatre to this degree for a very long time. I laughed a lot and cried a lot too."
Director Julian Meyrick
Designer Louise McCarthy
Lighting designer Geoff Cobham
Cast includes Nic English, Eugenia Fragos, Miriam Margolyes, Eleanor Stankiewicz
Subscriptions on sale now
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Individual shows on sale in October
Tickets to single shows will be on sale from midday on 25 October
Red Carpet performance
Fri 16 May 8pm
Red Carpet is the dynamic events program for people in their 20s and 30s. Purchase a 4 or 5 play Red Carpet Subscription to the selected performances and see outstanding theatre plus attend parties and events, interact with the actors and creative team, listen to live music, and enjoy great food and drinks.
Keith's Matinee Club
Wed 21 May 11am
You are invited to stay back in the theatre after the above performance to discover the magic of theatre as Keith Conlon hosts a passionate exploration being the scenes.
Audio Described performances
Sat 10 May 2pm & Tue 13 May 6.30pm
People with vision impairment are invited to attend these performances with an audio description of the play designed for their needs. Join us one hour prior to the performance time listed for a pre-show discussion of the set and stage, a touch tour with the opportunity to feel the costumes and props as well as being introduced to the cast. Special audio information will be available via www.statetheatrecompany.com.au a few days prior to the performance. For Audio Described bookings, please contact BASS Group Bookings on 08 8205 2220 or visit the BASS counter in the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Wed 21 May 11am & 6.30pm
These captioned performances are provided in the Dunstan Playhouse to enhance the theatre experience for those who have difficulity hearing. The text of the play will be displayed in real time on plasma screens next to the stage. As not all seats will have the best view of the screens, please contact BASS on 131 246 if you require a caption accessible seat.
Audience members who require hearing assistance can access the Beyerdynamic Hearing System in the Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre. Transmitter packs can be borrowed from the Box Office in the Dunstan Playhouse foyer half an hour before the performance. Patrons can also bring their own headphones.
State Theatre Company Season 2014
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