OUR NEXT PRODUCTION
St Jude’s Players is proud to present its first production for 2022, Nicholas Wright’s Vincent in Brixton.
It’s 1873, and at the age of 20, Vincent Van Gogh is renting a room in the London suburb of Brixton, whilst he is preparing for a career as an art dealer in his family’s business. The play explores the transforming effects of sex and love on Van Gogh’s still unformed talent all whilst falling in love...
Written by: Nicholas Wright
Directed by: Geoff Brittain
Dates & Bookings
21st – 23rd April 2022,
then 28th – 30th April 2022
Upcoming Productions 2022
APRIL 2022 - 'Vincent in Brixton'
21st - 30th April
AUGUST 2022 - 'Dogfight'
4th - 13th August
NOVEMBER 2022 - 'Oliver Twisted'
10th - 19th November
November 13th, 2021
“The Pig Iron People, St Jude’s Players production down at Brighton is a beautifully written comedy-drama from John Doyle, best known as ‘Rampaging Roy Slaven’ in the TV comedy series “Roy and H.G.”
Here, sensitive observations of a quiet Sydney suburban cul-de-sac come alive, (somewhat putting me in mind of Dylan Thomas’s “Under Milk Wood”) are superbly caught by Director, Lesley Reed.
As a result, Nick Launchbury, Leah Lowe, Lindsay Dunn, Jo St Clair, Jack Robins, Deborah Walsh and Brian Godfrey do full justice to a neighbourhood’s prejudices, reminiscences, arguments, loves and lost dreams.
An awesome Don Oakley set, full of clutter around the exteriors of three houses, plus a Valiant car, somehow fits perfectly, while Sean Smith and Thomas Batten’s sound, and Sarah Bradley’s musical direction ensure a production that will open out your world. Plus, it’s a badly needed Australian work for a change!
Highly recommended. 444, Brighton Road until Saturday, with 2p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees."
Who Are St Jude's Players?
St Jude's Players Inc is a community theatre group consisting of volunteers operating out of a church hall in Brighton, a suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. Although the Players are loosely affiliated with, and the group was formed by, members of St Jude's, today membership is open to everyone who has an interest in quality community theatre.
The Players usually put on three full-length productions a year, and they can include comedies, dramas and musicals. Although the hall is not large (it seats about 180 people), on occasions we can raise the roof! Naturally, occasions for eating and drinking figure prominently throughout the year.