The Genesian Theatre is proud to present our 71st Season in 2015-2016.
- Simpson, J. 202 by Richard Beynon
- The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas adapted by Ken Ludwig
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
- Go Back For Murder by Agatha Christie
- Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Welcome to the Genesian and a very special season of theatre!
We start with Simpson, J. 202, the extraordinary story of John Simpson, the man with the Donkey at Gallipoli. Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary commemoration this funny, inspiring and ultimately deeply moving play by acclaimed Australian playwright Richard Beynon tells the story of a larrikin lad who became an Australian icon.
All for one and one for all! Brush up your sword play as the exciting and very funny adventure The Three Musketeers storms the Genesian stage. This hit adaptation by Ken Ludwig, commissioned by the Bristol Old Vic, is based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes and above all, honour. One for the whole family!
We have finally obtained the rights to stage The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). This hilarious romp takes us to the Bard and beyond and ran for an amazing nine years in London's West End! Whether you are a Shakespeare buff or not this will be great mid-winter fun!
Agatha Christie works her magic once again in Go Back For Murder. Carla's mother went down for poisoning her philandering husband and died in jail, but a letter she left insists on her innocence. Carla aims to interrogate the other people present when the crime was committed 20 years previously, and learn the truth... A brilliant edge of your seat Agatha Christie whodunnit!
First performed at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1901, Chekhov's Three Sisters probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they long to escape. Don't miss this landmark of modern drama in which Chekhov masterfully interweaves character and theme resulting in a beautiful and deeply moving theatrical experience.
Oscar Wilde's dazzling morality tale The Picture of Dorian Gray completes our season, telling of a man who never ages while his portrait turns decrepit. All the wit and brilliance of Wilde in a tale that created a huge controversy on its initial publication and, fittingly, has never aged!
We look forward to welcoming you to your seat in this, our 71st season!
Roger Gimblett (Theatre Director)