Holiday Actors & Back Yard Ensemble

What Country Friends Is This?

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 8:00pm
Lighthouse Studio
Approximate Duration: 
1 hour & 15 minutes

What country friends is this? is a new theatre piece devised by the 2019-ensemble and Joachim Matschoss with music by young composers Tom Pitts and Olivia Smith. It features Casey Bohan, Anna Lyons, Megan Mitchell and Olivia Smith.

What country friends is this? sees Viola (Twelfth Night’s heroine) to land in Illyria which looks part forest of Arden, part contemporary city. Viola disguises herself to explore this strange place and tries to find employment and bumps into Juliet (who has just met Romeo at that infamous party). Love hits and a confused Cesario (Viola) runs away, meeting other Shakespearian heroines along the way. The theatre piece deals with identity, relationships, love, gender and what it means to be young in today’s times. Above all it explores Shakespeare’s themes in a fun way. Soliloquies become songs and the audience will not escape the magic of love.


It is presented by BYTE (BackYardTheatreEnsemble), an independent company that produces theatre dedicated to devised issue-based work nationally and internationally for many years.

What country friends is this? will be shown on a bare stage with an ensemble of four actors/singers. They share their thoughts and their innermost feelings with the audience. This is a piece of theatre that includes original songs. It part comic, moving and thought-provoking.



When purchasing a ticket to What Country Friends is this? you are entitle to attend a Free Workshop
When: Friday 16 October 2018,  5.30 -7.30pm
Costs: Free
Topic: Ensemble Techniques

Please call the box office to purchase a Workshop ticket on  555 94 999 or select a Workshop ticket when booking online.  





On Sale 9:30am Thursday 18th of October 2018


$6.00 per person

Workshops free when purchasing a ticket to the performance.

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