The CASTLE² …. A Bonnie Doon Rock Musical!
THE CASTLE² … A Bonnie Doon Rock Musical!
THE CASTLE² is a new work inspired by The Castle, a popular movie made by Working Dog productions, which was partly filmed in Bonnie Doon. The local connection has inspired Will Twycross, local doctor and community man, to pen this sequel from his imagination based on ‘what happened after’. The story is quirky, which is unsurprising and very high energy. Excitingly this is brand new work written for and staged at the Mansfield Performing Arts Centre. With a cast of over 50 performers, a live band and special effects MMuDS is proud to present this show that showcases the talent, creativity and vibe, oh yes the vibe, of our amazing community!
(“This production is NOT a stage version of the original Working Dog Film “The Castle”. References to the original characters and places involved in this production does not reflect the views of the Writers, Producer, Production Crew or Cast of the Original film “The Castle” developed by Working Dog.
Working Dog has not had input into the creation of this production.”)
Involving over fifty people on stage, including twenty children, it has been written as an original MMuDS musical, set in Bonnie Doon. The children, directed by Bernadette Gifford, will be acting as the next generation of the Kerrigan family, whose parents have moved to Bonnie Doon, and will run into some of the same adventures and legal obstacles, as they move up to Maintongoon Road, where they build a new house under the powerlines.
The new “sequel” The Castle² story line has been written by Will Twycross, who is also directing the show.
Our Producer is Karen Pirie, who has won multiple awards for Black Adder Goes Forth and Black Adder the Elizabethan One, The Elephant Man, and Seussical, and recently directed Meredith Newman, our Deputy Director, in Shirley Valentine.
The band is being led by Rolf Koren and includes some of Mansfield’s most accomplished musicians, who will give the story line a great musical edge.
The set, designed by Ian Keys, includes a number of surprises, which we know the audiences will enjoy. Jenny Gibney has designed some beautiful cartoon-style backdrops that will bring the set to life.
A new set of digitally controlled LED lights will also enhance this, and future shows at the Performing Arts Centre, and Nicole Sanders and Milton Taylor have produced projections that will give the show a real local flavour.
The show has had very good early bookings, with a number of the weekend performances full or almost full, so we would love you to get in early to get a good seat.
This is MMuDS 40th Anniversary, and we are hoping to bring you a really great show!
Sat 14 October – Opening Night 7.30pm
Tuesday 17 October – 7.30pm
Thursday 19 October – 7.30pm
Saturday 21 October – 7.30pm
Sunday 22 October – Matinee 2.00pm
Tuesday 24 October – 7.30pm
Thursday 26 October – 7.30pm
Saturday 28 October – 7.30pm
Tracy Kerrigan: Hayley Roberts
Dale Kerrigan: Jack Arrowsmith
Steve Kerrigan: Geoff Pitt
Wayne Kerrigan: Daryl Hunt
Con Panopolopolopoulos: Jayden Harper
Traceys: Alannah Harper, Ella O'Gorman, Bec Bolwell
The Judge: Rick Lindsay/Tim Barber
Moby Tokbel & The Mayor: Paul Sladdin
Kylie Sandipants : Meredith Newman
Dennis Denuto: Leigh Johnstone
Jack (neighbour): Jasper Watts
Yvonne (neighbour): Maree Cordes
Ferouk (neighbour): William Arrowsmith
Mick (policeman): Suzie Roberts
Wicked Prince Andrew: Andy Barltrop
Horsey Princess Anne: Lynn Elder
Postman Pat & Leader of Kerrigan kids: Atlas Lamont
Woman with Greyhound: Jackie Cesnik
Darryl Kerrigan: Murray Wallace
Sal Kerrigan: Emma Golding
Singer: Graham Parker
Snowboarders: Kristy Gardiner, Maree Cordes, Cally Grogan
Amity Scott Barber
Mahalia (MJ) Roche
Rolf Koren: Musical Director, keyboards, percussion,vocals
Jessica Berton: Assistant Musical Director, keyboards, saxophone, vocals
Derek Beautyman: electric guitar, vocals
Paul Valente: drums, percussion
Alastair Pirie: bass guitar, vocals
Matthew Roberts: harmonica, acoustic guitar, mandolin, percussion, vocals
Maria Lieberth: acoustic guitar, percussion, vocals
Director & Writer: Will Twycross
Childrens Director: Bernadette Gifford
Chorus Directors: Meredith Newman, Alice Burton
Producer: Karen Pirie
Stage Manager: Joanne Arrowsmith
Stage Crew: Samuel Arrowsmith, Ayshia Beekman, Scott Ersvaer, Sammi Hinton, Paula McMunn, Jane Jordan, Jackie Cesnik
Set Design: Ian Keys
Kastle Konstruction Krew (set): Ian Keys, Scott Ersvaer, Doug Galbraith, Craig Jones, Peter McKay, Ian Ribbons, Andrew Marwick
Movable Sets, Set Painting, Bonnie Doon Rail Bridge graffit/art: Roger Nolan
Scene Drawings: Jennifer Gibney
Front of House Managers: Suzie Roberts, Erica Morgan
Biobox Manager: Sue Hare
Green Room Manager: Cathie Smith
Makeup Manager: Joy Koren
Makeup Assistants: Kerry Healy, Theresa Commadeur
Wigs: Andy Dolling
Wardrobe Manaager: Ayshia Beekman
Costume sewing: Cathie Smith
Choreography: Lyn Saville, Pia Bell, Brook Phillips, Alice Burton, Maree Cordes, Kristy Gardiner, Suzie Roberts
Show Photography: Joanne Arrowsmith, Kym Stubbs
Cast & Crew Photography: Sandra Lee Photogrpahy
Location Photography: Daryl Hunt, Will Twycross
Lighting Design: Chris Williams
Lighting Operation: Chris Williams, Derek Beekman
Sound Design: Rolf Koren
Sound Set-up: Rolf Koren, Bernadette Gifford, Oscar Jones
Sound Effects: Ian Mallyon
Sound Effects: Bernadette Gifford, Ian Mallyon
Sound Operation: Bernadette Gifford, Caitlin Todd, Oscar Jones
Projection Technical Design: Milton Taylor
Projection Output: Will Twycross, Nicole Sanders
Projection Operation: Eva Kutka, Sue Hare
Large Props - Jesus and the Queen: Sam Twycross.
The Throne Prop: Trevor Thompson
Props: Margie Cummins, Barb Jones
Microphone Manager: Lynn Taylor
Video: Brad McSweeney
Front of House crew: Sarah Anstee, Leanne Welsh, James Wilson, Catriona Wilson, Liam Wilson, Katie Lockey, Marcus Hann,
Annie Osborne, Cami Mapley, Jodie Allen, Sue Hoskin, Sara Fraser,
Aimee Fraser, Caroline Roberts, Jane Jordan, Conner Milne, Sara Watts, Jackie Cesnik
Special Thanks to: Dom Pezzimenti, Bill Forrest, Craig Peachey, Robert Draffin, Alice Pemberton, The Beolite Quilters,