After the disruption caused by the pandemic during 2020 which resulted in the deferral of our two planned productions, we are pleased to announce that Marjorie Unravelled! is back with a new director and a new cast. Matt Taylor who recently spent time in Sydney, which included a 12 month post-graduate course studying directing at NIDA, was originally cast by Peter Hammond to play the male role in the planned 2020 production, but now as Director, Matt is bringing Stella Kent’s musical about Tasmania’s own icon, Marjorie Bligh, (with the music composed by another local, Karlin Love) to life.
Marjorie Unravelled! will be staged in the Earl Arts Centre in conjunction with the Tamar Valley Writers Festival which will include a special Gala opening as part of the festival on Thursday 9th September, and the traditional Launceston Players opening night on Friday 10th. The final Matinee performance will be on 19th September.
We are pleased to announce the cast;
Marjorie 1 & Ensemble: Anne Bridge
Marjorie 2 & Ensemble: Sally Crates
Marjorie 3 & Ensemble: Yasmine Barrett
Cliff, Adrian, Boy, Eric & Ensemble: Matt Hyde
The three 'Marjorie' cast members will play Marjorie in different stages of her life.
More information will follow, including booking details. The Launceston Players are looking forward to seeing you all there to relive old memories of the life and times of Marjorie Bligh.