My Brilliant Career – March 2022
Sybylla Melvyn, is an imaginative, headstrong girl growing up in rural Australia in the 1890s. Drought and a series of poor business decisions reduce her family to subsistence level, her father begins to drink excessively, and Sybylla struggles to deal with the monotony of her life. To her relief, she is sent to live on her grandmother’s property, where life is more comfortable. There she meets wealthy young Harold Beecham, who loves her…Adapted by Christine Davey from the book written by Stella Miles Franklin.
Rehearsed readings – On the Beach – Dec 2021
After a nuclear World War III has destroyed most of the globe, the few remaining survivors in southern Australia await the radioactive cloud that is heading their way and bringing certain death to everyone in its path. Among them is an American submarine captain struggling to resist the knowledge that his wife and children in the United States must be dead. Then a faint Morse code signal is picked up, transmitting from somewhere near Seattle, and Captain Towers must lead his submarine crew on a bleak tour of the ruined world in a desperate search for signs of life. On the Beach is a remarkably convincing portrait of how ordinary people might face the most unimaginable nightmare.
My Brilliant Career – December 2021
MY BRILLIANT CAREER – at La Mama on Dec 3, 4 and 5. And that’s a wrap on our fabulous 2021 La Mama journey – a season that started in August and finally finished in December! We are so thrilled that we could return to finish what we started. Audiences loved it, we loved it and it was an honour to represent our region’s theatre-makers. Congrats to our fab cast and crew – Katie Williams, Madeleine Swain, Ryan Tracey, Mary Steuten, Simon Carroll, Elva Dandelion, Paula Kontelj, Dom Peter, Ali Cruickshank and of course, the simply wonderful Molly England. From a tiny company that almost literally operates on the smell of an oily rag – thank you – to everyone who supported us, came to see us and wished us well.
May 2021 – Hysterica. A series of monologues about women you haven’t heard of but should have.Cast Anna Akhmatova – Terry Roseburgh. Hazel Bishop – Sarah Smits, Dawn Faizey-Webster – Mary Steuten, Moll Cutpurse – Robin Wemyss, Mariya Oktyabrskaya – Ali Cruickshank, Joy Hester – Mary Steuten, Elizabeth Gould – Rebecca O’Callaghan, Ada Lovelace – Amber Connor. Cancelled two shows short of the season – will return in October 2021
March 2021 – Loves Labour’s Won
remains a secret piece of Shakespeare’s plays. Listed to have been performed in 1598. However, there is no play with that title that we know of as published today. The theory is that “Love’s Labour’s Won” is the early title of a play that we now know by another name. Because many of Shakespeare’s plays had not been published by 1598, there are only a few plays that could have been known by this early title. Different scholars have suggested “Much Ado about Nothing” as the modern identity of the missing “Won.” Set at the closing of World War 1, there is ‘everything’ to be ado about in this production. A sparkling, engaging and heartwarming comedy staged with modernised and to ensure that loves labour’s are won indeed!
December 2020 -Radio play – My Brilliant Career
What a thrill! Yesterday we recorded MY BRILLIANT CAREER as a radio play thanks to Greater Geelong Creative Inc, the City of Greater Geelong and Don’t Poke the Bear studios. A wonderful day and so exciting to see the stage play transformed. Huge thanks to the fab cast and crew and especially Emma Louise Watson for her dedicated work in bringing this about and Wendy Joy for stepping in at short notice to help. This project began as two rehearsed readings, then went to full production, then to publication and now to a radio version. We’ve got more exciting news about MY BRILLIANT CAREER to share with you this week – but in the meantime, enjoy our cast in the studio doing the fabulousness!
(pictured – Dom Peter, Emma Louise Watson, Paula Kontelj, Ali Cruickshank, Kathryn O’Neill, Simon Carroll (somewhere), Madeleine Swain, Michaela Gregory, Lanny Anne and pic by Wendy Joy)
Radio Plays – Queen of the Mist and The Big Yellow Ball
Have a listen here – Queen of the Mist
Have a listen here – The Big Yellow Ball
Today was a wonderful day at Don’t Poke the Bear Studios – my play – Queen of the Mist and short story – The Big Yellow Ball – were recorded thanks to the magnificent GGCI, SooT and the City of Greater Geelong. The woman at the helm of the entire project – the amazing Emma Louise Watson. The cast – Terry Roseburgh, Ross Larkin, Robyn Farrar, Ali Cruickshank and Graci Lynch. It’s simply fabulous that such creativity can take place in our region and it just goes to show what talent we have, what enthusiasm we can express, and ultimately, what an idea can do. The recordings will be available soon – so stay tuned!
A Christmas Carol – December 2019
Brought to you by SooT and a magnificent cast of ghosts, chain rattlers and street urchins, join us for this brand new, gothically glorious adaptation of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of repentance, regret, Christmas turkeys and a whole lot of BAH HUMBUG!
Sam the Space Delivery Man 1 & 2 – Radio play – October/Nov 2019
Sam the Space Delivery man is a project conducted in conjunction with the GGCI and the City of Greater Geelong. This project involved the radio play adaptation of a children’s book and dramatised for radio. The cast for Sam the Space Delivery Man, were; Madeleine Swain – Aurora, Scott Beaton – Narrator, Adam Gilding – Sam, Wendy Robinson – Fifos 1 and Fred Preston – Fifos 2
On 2nd November we held a ‘listening launch’ for the final radio play finished with sound effects by Travis Dom and recorded in the Don’t poke the bear studios.
Sam the Space Deliver Man can be played at;
SASFEST – Short and Sweet One Act Play Festival – 23,24 & 25th August 2019
So SaSFesT is upon us – about fabulous women who did amazing things. WHEN HEDY MET GEORGE and QUEEN OF THE MIST. Hedy Lamarr invented a secret wartime communication system that could keep the enemy from interfering with a ship’s torpedoes, whilst also being the ‘most beautiful women in the world’ …. she was almost as busy as Michaela Gregory who takes on the role of Hedy Lamarr in SOOTs SASFEST production of When Hedy met George…. and George was just the ‘badest boy of music!’ just like Matthew Bertram… so musical that lad! Annie Edson Taylor was an American schoolteacher who, on her 63rd birthday, spoiled herself with a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Well, who hasn’t got time to treat yourself to a bit of barrelling theatre! Join Skin of our Teeth and Mary Steuten as Annie in this soaking good rollick as part of SASFEST – superb story, sublime actors!
My Brilliant Career – Staged Reading – July 7th and Aug 4th 2019
As the August 4th staged reading of SooT’s MY BRILLIANT CAREER draws closer we have an extra special surprise for our sell-out audience – a Q and A with the cast and crew! Tony Jones won’t be there but we’ll just have to do without him. We can’t wait to have the second outing of our beautiful play and are busy with the second phase of creative development rehearsals. Thanks to the City of Greater Geelong for this wonderful opportunity, to the glorious cast for bringing it to life and of course, as always and ever, the audience members who make us smile.
Lear – at the Geelong Gaol- March 2019
Something familiar, something peculiar, something for everyone a tragedy tonight! LEAR AT THE OLD GEELONG GAOL opens and we are so, so proud of this cast, production, the lot. Thanks to our ace director, Steven Georgiadis, our amazing composer/musician Kirstin Honey, our incredible fight master, Jules Hart, our armour, Jas Connor-Smithyman, our make-up artists, Jacqui McSweeney and her fabulous team, our gorgeous lighting operator, Laura Zarb, and as always, our remarkable costumier and producer, Emma Watson. We are such an incredible team, and we’ve made a beautiful thing. We hope you all enjoy it for what it is – another SooT production that pushes the boundaries and tells an amazing story.
Sudan – March 2019
SUDAN – a tale of love and extinction – proudly presented by SooT at the Butterfly Club on March 6, 7 and 9. We are thrilled to be part of the inaugural one-act play festival at the BC and can’t wait to show you what we do – our beautiful little play, our lovely cast of Mary Steuten, Fred Preston and Kathryn O’Neill our gorgeous, talented director – Graci Lynch – a dedicated little band of theatre-makers on the road – huzzah for us!
Blackadder Goes Forth – November 2018
He has cunning plan! Come and join Blackadder, Baldrick and the gang – they have a cunning plan. Shenton Theatre – Nov 2 – 17th 2018. Join Edmund Blackadder, Baldrick, George and Melchett for all their shenanigans on the Western Front. Adapted from the TV series, this theatrical imagining will have you in stitches then reaching for the
tissues. Written by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis, in conjunction with Comic Relief (originally written by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis), this production is funny, poignant and bitingly witty. Presented by the award-winning, independent SKIN OF OUR TEETH PRODUCTIONS, and directed and adapted by Christine Davey. As they say at HQ – HUZZAH!
Jane Eyre – May 2018
This production was an incredible theatrical journey. Forget your bonnet-clad ‘girlie’ romances – this story is about independence, freedom and NEVER adhering to the norm. The world premiere season is from May 11 – 26th at Shenton Theatre.
Mid Summer Night’s Dream – December 2017 and December 2018
So we’re almost there! A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – at Murgheboluc kicks off for its inaugural performances this weekend! Here’s the proof – a car packed with goodies – marquee, wine, beer, coffee, tea (and a bit of hay because you never know when you’ll need hay). There’s still time to join us and some good seats still available – so hop on to www.trybooking.com/SOIJand get yourself a ticket. All tix $20. Show starts at 5.30 Sat and Sunday, gates open at 4.30, so join us for a wine or a Stella Artois and soak up the atmosphere. The fairies are waiting. The loves are waiting. The silliness is waiting. Huzzah!
A Room with A View – August 2017
A theatrical production based on the novel by E. M. Forster. Presented by the award-winning Skin Of Our Teeth Productions, this sumptuous tale will have you spellbound. Join us as Lucy Honeychurch, a young woman on the verge of awakening, journeys to Florence in search of love, music, and the answer to the eternal question ‘why?’. A rich, lush and moving exploration of one of literature’s most remarkable love stories. If you enjoyed the novel and the film, you won’t want to miss the play.
Macbeth 2017 – March 2017
MACBETH isn’t only about clapping and pointing – there are ghosts, murderers, doctors, nurses – good’uns, bad’uns, love, lust, revenge, ambition, marriage, death – what more could you want? We open this Thursday (sold out) but there are good tix still available for the remaining performances – March 24 – April 1st. The Geelong West Town Hall – (with Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Doris Day) and a fabulous cast of actors!
The Beauty Queen of Leeann – July 2016
Ah Ireland! So peaceful and blissful – well, maybe not quite so peaceful and blissful in the little town of Leenane. Mag and Maureen Folan are about as peaceful as Democrats at a Trump rally! Skin Of Our Teeth Productions presents THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE (written by Martin Mcdonough, in association with Origin Entertainment). Shenton Theatre, August 26 – Sept 3rd. If you only see one play this year, make sure it’s a BEAUTY.
The Book of Love – March 2016
THE BOOK OF LOVE involved five new, original Australian plays exploring that most exasperating, thrilling, fabulous and confusing of four letter words……
With an outstanding cast and first-class directors and writers, THE BOOK OF LOVE will have you laughing, crying, thinking and pondering what love means, what love is, what love can accomplish, what happens when love is lost!
Pride and Prejudice – August 2015
“What a hilarious night in the theatre! A huge shout out to Christine Davey and all the cast of Skin Of Our Teeth’s “Pride & Prejudice” at the Shenton Theatre tonight. Some Oscar-winning performances there, not least of which was Christine’s own ring in cameo, standing in for the (also great) Jacqui Connor who was ill. Just loved seeing you up there Christine. Would also be remiss of me not to mention the flawless performance of Lauren Ann Crute too – one of the best character portrayals I’ve seen on Geelong stages for many a year. Plenty of other great moments too from many others in the cast. A few shows left, folks, grab your tickets while you can!!” Take a trip though this production.
The Long Shadow – April 2015
Here they are – Ann Maree and Jesse Esquire Bickerton – gearing up for THE LONG SHADOW – only two days away! This is going to be something special. Join us in this remarkable night of theatre – April 22, 23, 24 8pm and 25th 2pm and 8pm, Shenton Theatre, cnr Ryrie and Garden Streets Geelong. This production is proudly supported by the CoGG Arts and Culture Department.
Richard the Third – March 2015
Prepare yourselves – this is Shakespeare but not as you know it. Think Shakespeare is all about tights and ruffs and ‘prithees’ and pointy shoes? Think again! We’ve got Tom Waits, and Nick Cave, and Tom Jones and…….well you’ll just to buy a ticket to find out the rest. March 20 – 28th, Shenton Theatre, eight performances only