I used to think Merrigong Theatre Co was forced to be what it is – an entrepreneurial regional theatre company that brings in touring shows and allocates some space for a local show – by circumstance alone, but I reckon now Simon Hinton is a bit of a genius in how he puts programs together.
There’s a model in this not just for regional theatre outlets but for theatres in general. It’s not just cherry picking, but finding a balance on several levels. And his nous in not just backing but developing local talent is second to none.
Throw in a theatre with great sightlines and acoustics and this looks like another great season coming up in Wollongong.
Merrigong Theatre Co
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There’s our new production in association with Canberra Theatre Centre, ‘Letters to Lindy’ by award-winning playwright, Alana Valentine.
Sydney Theatre Company‘s production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, ‘Disgraced’ byAyad Akhtar.
The return of Ensemble Theatre‘s much-loved ‘Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks’ starring Todd Mckenney and Nancye Hayes.
The new Australian play ‘Mother’ starring one of Australia’s best-loved actors, Noni Hazlehurst.
And iconic Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly and Irish-French chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan in the evocative new music theatre work, ‘Ancient Rain’.