Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the Deckchair Theatre 2011 season launch. Boy has Chris (Bendall) been busy. There is a full program called the Season of Voyages, and a good spread of sponsors from the dependable Fothergill’s to BHP Billiton and the Bevin Family Trust. The nautical theme is provided by ISAF 2011 and Fremantle Ports.
And yes the Program has a nautical theme, so all aboard for Lorelei, the mystery with a twist set on a cruise liner. Enjoy the music of Nick Cave, Cole Porter, Jacques Brel and co-creator Mark Storen. Revel in the story of Fremantle’s America’s Cup win with Ingle Knight’s Taking Liberty. The season starts with the acclaimed The Modern International Dead by Damien Millar running from 17th March to 2nd April. It tells the stories of three people who chose to enter the world’s most dangerous hotspots for all the right reasons. Very emotional stories carried off with honesty and humour. Later in the year there is the evocative In The Garden by Anna Houston and the magical The Turtle & The Tradewinds by Sandy McKendrick.
And the launch? It was attended by the who’s who of Fremantle’s political and cultural life. With support like that Deckchair can look forward to a bright future. See you at a performance soon!