PLAYMATES – Illawarra’s annual Improvisation Battle of the Theatre Companies returns for its ninth year at the CITY DIGGERS CLUB Wollongong for ONE NIGHT ONLY on the 28th November 2014. Inspired from the TV hit Whose Line Is It Anyway – six theatre companies will field teams of four actors and will make up original scenes on the spot, as dictated by the audience.
Bookings are now open, don’t miss out on what has become one of the most anticipated annual theatre events on the Illawarra theatre calendar. Tickets can be purchased with your credit card via Trybooking.com’s secure ticketing service, or if you don’t have a credit card you can reserve your seat and pay at the box office on the night. Easy! General admission tickets are just $15 for Adults and Children. Come celebrate this fun and unique showcase and see six of the areas exciting theatre entities strutt their stuff!
Last year’s winners THE DRAMA STUDIO return to defend the Golden Gong trophy after defeating the team from UNIVERSITY in last year’s Grand Final round. The academics will be seeking vengence and will return again to see if they can go one step further and win their first Playmates.
Looking to regain the trophy are 2011-2012 champions ROO THEATRE COMPANY who are always a crowd favourite, with their all male teams providing countless memorable moments over the years.
Last year’s People’s Choice winners STANWELL PARK ARTS THEATRE are looking to claim victory to celebrate their 40th anniversary as a theatre group, and always field a committed and hilarious team. Inaugural winners of the Playmates Award – the award given by their fellow teams – WOLLONGONG COMEDY are deep in planning to steal the trophy with a couple of secret weapons they will be unleashing this year.
Joining PLAYMATES for the first time is the ILLAWARRA YOUTH ARTS PROJECT who step in following opera-loving MOONBURN PRODUCTION’S migration to Melbourne. With a strong team all lined up and ready to go, they may be this year’s dark horse with their eye on the prize.
Check out some images from last year’s PLAYMATES ILLAWARRA.