It’s March 2nd, 1996, Federal Election day, when troubled writer Nick moves into a history-filled halfway house in a small cul-de-sac in inner Sydney. The winds of conservative political change are blowing hard in Australia, but satirist John Doyle’s moving, funny and at times shocking play The Pig Iron People is not about politics. It’s an absorbing and sharply observed tale about different generations and how life, love, prejudice and memories impact the way we see ourselves and others.
Cast: Lindsay Dunn, Brian Godfrey, Nick Launchbury, Leah Lowe, Jack Robins, Joanne St Clair and Deb Walsh.
Mature themes. Some coarse language. 15+
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."
With the current COVID restrictions we thought it best to err on the side of caution.
We will be taking bookings initially for 77 patrons per performance with a waiting list.
There will be 3 matinée performances:
Saturday 13 November at 2.00pm Saturday 20 November at 2.00pm Sunday 21 November at 2.00pm
All evening performances (11-13 and 18-20 November) will be at 7.30pm.
If needed an extra performance will be held on Wednesday 17 November at 7.30pm.
GENERAL BOOKINGS OPEN 21st OCTOBER 2021
Telephone: 0436 262 628