Q & A – Virginia Gay

Australian performer Virginia Gay has been a presence on our screens since she graduated from WAAPA. Not content with acting only on screen, Virginia has excelled on stage too including writing some cabaret shows.

Virginia was kind enough to do a Q & A for this site. She can currently be seen on Winners & Losers on Channel 7 whilst at the same time trying to perfect the art of Twitter.

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Never Did Me Any Harm – Night with the Actors

Sydney Theatre Company’s “Never Did Me Any Harm” Night with the Actors.

Part of the Sydney Festival
Date: 16 January 2012

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My Top 5 Theatre Productions of 2011

My Top 5 Theatre Productions of 2011.

Because I spent three months in Europe in 2011, two productions from England and France made it into my Top 5.

  1. Driving Miss Daisy (Wyndham’s Theatre) – UK
  2. Le Paradis Sur Terre (Theatre Edouard 7) – France
  3. In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play (Sydney Theatre Company) – Australia
  4. The White Guard (Sydney Theatre Company) – Australia
  5. Gross und Klein (Sydney Theatre Company) – Australia

In The Next Room, or the vibrator play – Night with the Actors

Sydney Theatre Company’s “In the Next Room, or the vibrator play” had its Night with the Actors on February 21 at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House.

Pamela Rabe, director, is not present but Associate Director, full cast and Andrew Upton (moderating). Continue reading

2011 Theatre Productions

So far these are the theatre productions I am planning to see in 2011. Of course over the year some of these may change. But note, I’ll most likely be outside Australia between September and November so any productions during that time I will sadly miss.

  • In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Sydney Theatre Company)
  • Zebra! (Sydney Theatre Company)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Bell Shakespeare)
  • The Seagull (Belvoir Street Theatre)
  • The Gift (Melbourne Theatre Company)
  • The Water Carriers (Melbourne Theatre Company)
  • Terminus (Sydney Theatre Company)
  • Hamlet (Melbourne Theatre Company)
  • The White Guard (Sydney Theatre Company)
  • No Man’s Land (Sydney Theatre Company)
  • Gross and Klein (Sydney Theatre Company)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest (Melbourne Theatre Company)

Then there are the usual musicals such as Mary Poppins, Hairspray and possibly Doctor Zhivago that I might cough a few dollars up to see.

The Trial: Night with the Actors Recap

The Sydney Theatre Company production of The Trial held its Night with the Actors on September 27, 2010 at Wharf 1 Theatre.

Below is a recap of the post-performance Q&A.

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Our Town: Night with the Actors Recap

The Sydney Theatre Company production of Our Town held its Night with the Actors on October 12, 2010 at Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House.

Below is a recap of the post-performance Q&A.

Tom Wright chaired the Q&A session for the evening. Continue reading