Described as ‘the sport that God would play’, cricket provides ample cannon fodder for comedic shenanigans. But it is way more than just a sport – it is a reflection of life itself. In light of this, Two Straws Productions have created a play that’s not just about cricket which promises to be an absolute cracker. Cricket Australia are supporting the Melbourne production and some big (cricketing) names also auditioned for the cast as you can see below. Tickets are selling fast – opening night is already sold out – so make sure you get in there quick!
Listen to an Interview with Director and Cast Member
On a surprising day of auditions The Pavilion were unsure whether they’d discovered the future of Australian theatre…
Playing@ Chapel off Chapel
12 Little Chapel St, Prahran
Dates: 25 February – 5 March, 2011
About The Pavillion
The Pavilion is a new Australian play written by Nick Musgrove, a self-confessed backyard swing-king, and Alexandra Lee, a girl who was dragged to watch her brothers bowl over after over every weekend. It’s a comedy not just about cricket, but the mates who play the game.
The 2011 premiere season is directed by Tom Peterson (Ch 31), produced by Alexandra Lee (Neighbours) and supported by Cricket Australia. It’s cracking comedy that celebrates the 337,536 Aussies who take to their local cricket pitch every summer.
Prepare to love The Pavilion and its cast of grass-roots legends as they serve up more than just a cricket match, exploring how men try, and often fail, to communicate.
The Glendale Cricket Club is on its knees. Needing a win to avoid relegation, a colourful crew of local legends rise as one to protect their summer ritual. The team, aged 16 to 60, chase a very gettable 127 runs, but as wickets tumble, tempers fray and dirty team secrets are revealed.
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