Direct from their Melbourne season, Kelly Somes and Tim Stitz have created a unique theatrical experience for an intimate audience.
“Somes’ careful direction and preparation is thought provoking and entertaining watching… keep your eyes peeled for this rising talent” (State of the Arts)
“Stitz’s multiple performances are worth the ticket price alone”(Beat Magazine)
InThe Beekeeper Lloyd cordially invites you into his granny flatto get some grub, wet your whistle and learn a thing or two aboutlife, the land and beekeeping.
Basedon a true story, LloydBeckmann, Beekeeperisthe tale of a Queensland battler as told through his grandson’seyes. The production was created to immerse an audience in aninteractive theatre experience. They smell, touch, taste and inhabitthe world of Lloyd; creating an intimate and visceral theatricalexperience for approximately 30 audience members.
Thisone-man show has emerged from conversations between Tim Stitz and hisgrandfather, and traces his lifelong romance with bees through familyhistory, inheritance and the ripening of age. Supported by CarersVictoria,HotHouseTheatre’sAMonthin the Countryinitiative,FullTilt at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Canberra Theatre CentreandLaMama Explorations,this new Australian production is one not to be missed!
Theaward-winning creative team behind LloydBeckmann, Beekeeper:
KellySomes returns to Canberra after six years in Melbourne, having mostrecently directed a sell-out season of Mary Rachel Brown’s AllMy Sleep andWakingatLa Mama and playing a part in the “genius”(TheAdvertiser) Melbourne Fringe award-winning team behind TheHuman Layer.
GreenRoom award-winning actor TimStitz spent2009 touring to Buenos Aires withInOther WordsandAdelaide with ThreeDog Night.Anew face for Canberra’s theatre audiences – “Stitzis fantastic”(The Age) – and was a series regular on the SBS series BoganPride.JodieAhrensofRoundangle (four-time Melbourne Fringe award-winners) lends heraromatic talents to the sensory world of Lloyd’s flat, and laudedtheatre veterans JaneWoollard andMaxGillies offertheir dramaturgical and performative experience to the project.
GreenRoom Award-winning lighting designer BronwynPringlewillilluminate Lloyd’s granny flat and acoustic roots musician LizStringer makesher theatre debut – “Stringer’smusic is bewitching.within a minute you find yourself spellbound byits sparse, atmosphericcharms”(SundayHerald Sun). The production is also joined by the “awe-inspiring”(Inpress)NeddwellynJones ofthe Melbourne bands WellynandTheNight Terrors.
Free-RainTheatre Company Presents
ATwo Blue Cherries & Soulart Production
Devised& performed by Tim Stitz
Devised& directed by Kelly Somes
18- 21 February 2010
Thursand Fri @ 7:30pm, Sat @ 2pm, Sun @ 5pm
CourtyardStudio, Canberra Theatre Centre
Bookings:02 6275 2700 or online www.canberratheatrecentre.com.au