Borkman opens to critical acclaim

Stuart and I loved the play! Dark and deeply disturbing, wonderful nuances felt in the relationships among the characters. Nothing was overplayed in these complex roles. You all seemed to lose yourselves inside your roles so completely that we forgot who you were in real life. Timing was excellent. We were impressed by how people coped with the lengthy dialogues. The setting and lighting were superb and provided just the right amount of angst and claustrophobic undertones.

Congratulations all of you!

Borkman: 11 days to opening

All the major set construction is now complete after a great working bee today, the lights are in. Just have to do all the set dressing & special effects. Carol has all the major costume items complete too, and they look superb.
Oh, and the rehearsals are going well too, the play is taking shape. A few tingle moments already.

Not to be missed!
Borkman Ad with performance details & ticket source

Borkman is cast & rehearsals underway

Director Emanuel Garcia says ” We have what I think  will prove to be a powerhouse cast”.

John Gabriel Borkman: Barry Mawer

Foldal: Peter Baldock

Gunhild Borkman: Janet McIsaac

Ella Rentheim: Florence McFarlane

Mrs. Wilton: Elspeth Harris

Erhart Borkman: Laurie Ward

Frida Foldal: Rhiannon Bertaud-Gouda

Malena (Maid): Sue Jones


Borkman script available on-line

Yes, if you’d like to familiarise yourself with the script before the auditions, it’s available at script.

Audition call for John Gabriel Borkman

Auditions for Henrik Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman will be held at Muritai School on Saturday and Sunday, 21 and 22 April, from 2 to 5 PM. All welcome.

The performances are July 19-21, and 26-28.

The director’s (Emanuel Garcia) notes are:

I will be looking for resonant and flexible voices and  grace of movement. We will be attempting to reveal Ibsen’s world through creative lighting, soundscape and a set that reflects the imposing presence of the Norwegian countryside.  I am not concerned about actual age, but about the actor’s ability to portray the characters.  If I indeed have a ‘vision’ of Borkman, it is to allow as much scope to Ibsen as possible, and to respect the intricate subtlety, poetry  and psychological complexity of the play.  Munch’s ‘Starry Night’ is a marvelous pictorial condensation.

For details go to the Auditions page

Problems with Checkout now fixed. Now works OK.

The earlier problem that we had when trying to checkout (and actually pay money for tickets etc) has now been resolved. Unfortunately the Comedy of Errors has now finished its run, so there are no longer any tickets to buy for that. However troupe membership is still available and tickets for our next show, Ibsen’s “John Gabriel Borkman” will be available on the web site in due course.

Problems buying Comedy of Errors tickets

Note that we currently have a problem with completing the purchase of tickets when using any browser.

We’re trying hard to fix this as soon as we can but in the meantime you will only be able to buy tickets using our ticket line 0832-77790 , or buying in person from Rona Gallery in Eastbourne or by taking a chance at the door (not recommended for Fri or Sat).

BCTT site upgraded

Yes, as you can see the site has been upgraded, primarily to make it faster and easier to use. In the process, it has a new “look and feel” to it that we hope you’ll like.

Our aim has been to get the site ready for the sale of tickets for The Comedy of Errors, which works OK, though there are still a few improvements we hope to make to the information a buyer gets having bought tickets.

You’ll notice especially on the Past Shows pages that we’ve still a bit of work to do to get all of the pictures in it the right size to fit the new layout. Please bear with us!

If you do find other problems then please use the feedback form to let us know.

The Comedy of Errors. Tickets now available for sale on-line.

Comedy of Errors – set in Brisbane with the rancour of World Rugby Cup loss still ringing in the ears of the locals. Rivalry, mistaken identity, lost family, a shipwreck, and lots more take you through this hilarious action filled comedy at breakneck speed.

Performed on the Muritai School Yard stage(in the Hall if wet) 7:30pm 28 29 Februrary & 1 2 3 March 2012.

Comedy of Errors 1st readthrough 27th November

Cast to be announced after the readthrough.