THE SCULPTURE GARDEN
A brilliant new production coming in November 2018….
by Noel Hodda
Directed by Bob Philippe
Valley Artists is proud to announce that its next major production will be the premiere of Australian playwright Noel Hodda’s latest work, The Sculpture Garden. The Sculpture Garden will be directed by Bob Philippe, who also directed – to popular acclaim – Valley Artists’ 2013 premiere of Noel’s play Across the Water, a story of age, loss, recriminations and regrets, acceptance and love.
The Sculpture Garden is the story of a young woman and a young man, of a sister and a brother, of a husband and a wife, and of a father and a daughter. “Everybody has secrets….”
From the streets of Paris to the Australian bush The Sculpture Garden sends its roots through two continents, eight lives, a new generation, a desperate act of love and bravery born of loss. It is romantic and dark…yet … “In this light, everything is possible”.
Noel Hodda has worked extensively in theatre, film, television, and radio for over thirty years as an actor, writer, and teacher.
Bob Philippe is a fellow NIDA acting graduate of Noel and a founding member of Valley Artists. He is delighted to add The Sculpture Garden to his long list of directing credits for the company. They include The Removalists, Aladdin, Hotel Sorrento, Honour, The Importance of Being Earnest, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, Away, Money and Friends, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Across the Water, Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! and The God of Carnage.
The Sculpture Garden’s outstanding cast comprises Siobhan Dillon, Rod Sinnamon, Karen Jones, Charlie Kessler, Karen Toohey and Ross Fletcher.
The Sculpture Garden opens at 8 pm at Laguna Hall, 3734 Great North Road, Laguna on Friday 9 November 2018 and continues Sat 10, Sun 11, then Wed 14 through to Sat November 17.
Tickets $30 adult $25 concession are available at www.valleyartists.org or direct from Wollombi General Store and GNTP (Great Northern Trading Post) in Laguna
Whilst your in town to see the production why not visit…..
This home grown exhibition is back for its 16th year! Now a firm fixture on the Destination NSW calendar of events, the exhibition features creative works by some of Australia’s leading sculptors, and has attracted the attention of international artists eager to exhibit in this unique location.
Experience for yourself why so many people are talking about this glorious ferment of art and wine