La Boite’s Straight White Men, now playing at the Roundhouse theatre, seems an unlikely pick for this progressive company – but this is echoed in Young Jean Lee’s genesis for the play. She started by asking herself a question: “‘What’s the last show in the world I would ever want to make?’ and a play about… Read more.
Elbow Room’s latest production is based on the life and work of science-fiction writer Samuel R. Delany. The author’s unusual relationship with his wife Marylin Hacker is depicted against the backdrop of an intolerant American society on the verge of the cultural revolution of the late 60s. Delany is gay and black, while Hacker is… Read more.
La Boite managed to capture the hearts and imaginations of not only the little badgers who came to see the world premiere of Wind in the Willows, but also the bigger badgers who brought them along. Kenneth Graham’s classic book was adapted for the stage by Maxine Mellor as a one-man show, starring Luke Carroll,… Read more.
Maxine Mellor and Kat Henry have adapted Kenneth Graham’s classic children’s book The Wind in the Willows to the stage for La Boite Theatre’s summer programme. The Wind in the Willows, starring Luke Carroll (Black Diggers, Play School) is a one man tour-de-force, kid’s style. The story follows four friends in a heartfelt and humorous adventure with Ratty,… Read more.
Chris Kohn unveiled his first season as Artistic Director of La Boite Theatre and the 2015 programme looks to be an exciting celebration for La Boite’s 90th birthday. Wind in the Willows In January, The Wind in the Willows is sure to charm and delight children of all ages. Luke Carroll takes on all the roles in… Read more.
In a bold new recreation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play A Doll’s House, director Steven Mitchell Wright and writer Lally Katz, present a play that is both challenging and refreshing to our senses. For those who need a refresher from high school studies, A Doll’s House, centres around Nora (Helen Christinson), the wife and mother… Read more.
Ticketed Seating Can Go Burn a Cat! Marking the 10th Anniversary of La Boite at the Roundhouse Theatre sees a welcome return of one of Australia’s most iconic and loved comedies; Louis Nowra’s Cosi. After the initial kafuffle over the new seating arrangements at La Boite, which prolonged the curtain-up time by around fifteen minutes,… Read more.
The newest La Boite presentation of FOOD is a delicious concoction of food, family, sex, dreams, and realities with a healthy dose of the nature-versus-nurture debate. Two sisters, the stoic Elma (Kate Box) and the flighty Nancy (Emma Jackson), take over their mother’s roadside café after she dies. Mixing sibling rivalry with dark recollections of… Read more.
The third offering on the La Boite menu for the 2013 Season is the new Australian play Food by Steve Rodgers, which opens in the Roundhouse Theatre tonight. The play is about two sisters who run the family takeaway joint out in a middle-of-nowhere stretch of Australian highway. The two girls’ dream of owning a… Read more.
The much anticipated return season of Holding the Man, adapted from Tim Conigrave’s memoirs of the same name, opened at LaBoite Theatre over the weekend to a standing ovation. Tommy Murphy’s adaptation stages a series of linear vignettes from Tim’s and his lover John’s life; from two youths meeting at high school in the 70’s,… Read more.