Published on: 23 July 2015
Christ Church’s most talented performers will come together in August, to tell the tale of the Pickles, the Lambs and the love that was lost and found in their old house on Cloud Street.
The Midnite Youth Theatre Company, established in 1987 by Christ Church Grammar School, presents Cloudstreet. Performed at the State Theatre Centre of WA, the production promises to be an unforgettable night of Australian drama.
Set in the 1950s post World War II, Cloudstreet reflects the important social and political issues of the time and explores two families sharing a ramshackled old house in Perth. The play, based on Tim Winton’s classic novel, is rich with poetic language and characters that ache with love and joy.
Directed by Midnite’s Artistic Director Gregory Jones, with music by Christ Church’s Director of Music Kevin Gillam, the production brings together an ensemble of highly talented senior students from Christ Church Grammar School, Methodist Ladies’ College, Presbyterian Ladies’ College and St Hilda’s.
“This production swells with outstanding performances from 23 young performers. It is a quintessential Australian classic, which provides an excellent vehicle for the young actors. As the story spans two decades, from 1943 – 1963, the cast is stretched to embody multiple characters throughout the one hundred scenes of the play,” said Mr Gregory Jones.
With set design by award winning WAAPA graduate Patrick Howe, Cloudstreet is sure to be a dramatic event not to be missed. The season runs from 20–22 August at the State Theatre Centre of WA. Tickets are selling fast, to book now click here.
“Performing an iconic Western Australian play like Cloudstreet is such an honor and it feels great to be able to bring justice to a Tim Winton classic,” said Captain of Drama and Cloudstreet cast member Monte Nathan.
“To have the opportunity to perform at the State Theatre Centre of WA is something many student actors don’t get, we’re all really looking forward to the performances.”