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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | August 5, 2020

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Tasha Porritt

This Tuesday the 14th of July at 7.30pm join Queensland Theatre live for a reading of After Dinner by Andrew Bovell. Since we can’t yet go out and enjoy the theatre in person, Queensland Theatre have created Play Club, bringing you readings of exciting new plays live and online.

This month it’s After Dinner by Andrew Bovell (Things I Know To Be True, The Secret River, When The Rain Stops Falling, ANTHEM), with Daniel Evans (Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) returning as director.

Cast Member: Amy Ingram

About After Dinner:

In a suburban pub bistro on a Friday night, three office workers – Dympie, Paula and Monika – are desperately seeking a good night out. At an adjoining table are Gordon, recently abandoned by his wife, and Stephen, looking for something more than the usual one-night stand. As the night proceeds, inhibitions and social restraint disappear, exposing the foibles, pain and humour of the characters’ inner lives.

Cast Member: Hsiao-Ling Tang

About The Author:

Andrew Bovell has written a variety of phenomenal plays and was awarded the Patrick White Fellowship by the Sydney Theatre Company in 2017 and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by Flinders University in 2018. In September 2018 Andrew delivered the Wal Cherry Lecture at Flinders University. In 2015, he delivered the BAFTA and BFI International Screenwriting Lecture –the first Australian to be invited to do so. He delivered the landmark 2013 keynote address at the National Play Festival in Sydney and the 2011 Foxtel Address on Screenwriting. Andrew has served on the international jury for Sydney Film Festival, as a board member of Playwriting Australia, the Literature Board of the Australia Council, and the boards of the Adelaide Film Festival and Australian Writers’ Guild. He is a recipient of the Australian Centenary Medal for his services to the Arts and Society. He has served as a screenwriting consultant and mentor in Australia and Europe and has delivered numerous master classes on screenwriting and playwriting both in Australia and abroad.

Attendance for the live reading is free, however, bookings will be required so hurry up and grab your ticket now: