The God Of Carnage – Review


Full disclosure – The God of Carnage is NOT, as I first assumed upon hearing the name of Valley Artists latest production, the blood soaked account of a psychotic deity’s rampage across the muddy fields of some medieval wasteland (as much as I would like to see Bob Philippe depict such mayhem). What it is… Continue reading The God Of Carnage – Review

Interview with Janine Oliver, director of The Family Frying Pan

Director, Janine Oliver

[av_one_third first] [av_image src=’’ attachment=’871′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ animation=’no-animation’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’][/av_image] [/av_one_third] [av_two_third] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Tell us a little about your background with Valley Artists I am a founding member of VA which all began in 1997 from a Pencil Orchids script-writing workshop with Australian playwright… Continue reading Interview with Janine Oliver, director of The Family Frying Pan

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Butterfly Dandy – Review

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Can’t Pay? Wont Pay Setbuild Timelapse Video

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] In November 2014, Valley Artists performed “Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay” a farcical comedy by famous Italian playwrights Dario Fo and Franca Rame. Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!” is a fun-filled, twisted, comical farce of lies, deception and conception. The setting of Can’t Pay! Won’t Pay! is Milan 1971 where, caught in the… Continue reading Can’t Pay? Wont Pay Setbuild Timelapse Video

Can’t Pay! Won’t Pay! – Review

Can Pay. Should Pay….cause it’s entirely worth it.

Just to make clear the political orientation of this play – on more than one occasion, it pointedly accuses the Communist Party, yes that Communist Party, of being not really left wing enough. So not likely to be on Andrew Bolt’s list of things to see and almost definitely absent from the National Curriculum being currently prepared by our duly elected Minister for Education.

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5 minutes with Bob Philippe

We spent five minutes with one of the founding members of Valley Artists and much loved local identity Bob Philippe who has taken on the mantle of Director for the next production of Can’t Pay! Won’t Pay! Find out his take on this play that has been performed on stages all over the world

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Educating Rita – Review


We have seen Alan Glover in a wide variety of roles, from the stand up comical to the tragi-comical to the simply tragic. But none of these labels fits this pas de deux, featuring Cath Patterson as Rita and Alan as Frank.

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The Golden Ass – Review


REVIEW OF VALLEY ARTISTS’ THE GOLDEN ASS “This is all very disappointing.” While this was one of my favourite lines from Valley Artists’ recent production, ‘The Golden Ass’, it in no way represents the play. I was privileged to see this show twice and loved it both times. First-time Director Craig Howe, in conjunction with… Continue reading The Golden Ass – Review