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FourPlay, A Collection of 4 Short Plays on Obsession

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Expect a surprising night of drama

"Three innovative and adventurous short plays, by Suzanne Hauser, Sally Williams and Alex Broun, and then the Sydney Première of "Wellness: A social Justice Play" by Ella Arendelle. A throughly entertaining night of live theatre, very fast paced, and an absolute audience pleaser. Roz Riley has expertly directed her ensemble cast, providing the eight actors with multiple roles galore, in four delightful thought-provoking dramas. - Sydney Stage Arts

"All four short plays feature non-stop drama from the beginning to the end with splashes of humour." WeekendNotes

"Throughout the evening I was able to enjoy the confident acting of all performers. After interval Wellness - written and performed by Ella Arendelle as the main female character - was a very honest examination of An Obsession with 'Chocolate' ... to quote from the program. Then Ella stripped down to her underwear ... in spite of being quite overweight - we could see that the Wellness play dealt authentically with current issues of image and nastiness and food food food!!! - our guilty obsession in social media and daily life. I enjoyed the preview evening very much." Arts and Tarts Radio show 2RRR

Available performances remaining: Sat 6th July at 7.30pm; Sun 7th July at 2pm; Friday 12th July at 7.30pm and Sat 13th July at 7.30pm



Factory Space Theatre Company is proudly presenting a strictly limited season of FourPlay at the Star of the Sea Theatre in Manly from 28 June to 13 July. Tickets are now on sale.

FourPlay features four short plays on the perils and pleasures of obsession; three short, modern pieces by Alex Broun ('The Shakespeare of short plays' Between Bad Relations), Suzanne Hauser, Artistic Director of RYT (Rain) and Sally Williams, Fellowship of Australian writers (Open Letter), and a longer one-act play Wellness: A Social Justice Play by Ella Arendelle, following its great success in Melbourne.

Each of the contemporary Australian works look at our obsessions with sex, death, fame ... and chocolate with humour and drama!

Factory Space Theatre Company is renown for bringing professional actors to the Northern Beaches and the production will be directed by artistic director Roz Riley.

Roz has directed for many international festivals including the Edinburgh, Adelaide and Stratford-Upon-Avon Shakespeare festivals and directed in London's West End theatre district.


"In all my 29 years of reviewing theatre, I have not often seen a reaction to people who are different portrayed so well and frequently in an understatement intended for emphasis, which made the night so enlightening" - Tom Dickens, Media, Crowde review.

FourPlay will play at the Star of the Sea Theatre in Manly from 28 June to 13 July*; performances will be held on Friday & Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday matinees at 2.00pm.

*Please note there will be no performance on the evening on the 5th of July due to a special one night only performance of 'Defeating Roger Federer' and 'Ecclesiastes'.

Tickets are priced $35 and $28 concession. Early bookings are advised. Secure your tickets today at trybooking.com/BCZTH or by calling 94391906.

For more information on this exciting theatre show in Sydney and Factory Space Theatre, please visit www.factoryspace.org and www.facebook.com/FactorySpace

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When: 28th June to 13th July
Where: Star of the Sea Theatre, Junction of Collingwood St and Iluka Ave, Manly
Cost: $38 / $25
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