Speaking of theatre…

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THE Playhouse Theatre is the venue for one of playwright Andrew Bovell’s most celebrated plays – Speaking in Tongues – as the Hobart Repertory Theatre Society presents the final show for the successful 2019 season between 18 October and 2 November.

Speaking in Tongues weaves coincidence, betrayal and suspense into a fascinating and intricate story.

The mystery of the play will creep up on you, offering some spine-tingling moments and a few unexpected twists and turns.

Rosetta resident Carrie McLean plays the character of psychiatrist Valerie Somers in the play.

Outside of her work on this production, Ms McLean is a very busy woman – she is a mother of four and has several other projects in development, including a fantasy web-series and a heavy metal opera.

“I am very much looking forward to performing in Speaking in Tongues – it will be good to get the acting pants back on,” she said.

“It will be my first time on stage in about two years.

“My role does not start until the second act, but my character is an integral part of the play.

“My part is firmly entrenched in the mystery of the story.”

Directing the show is Mel King, a veteran of 30 years as a professional actor with a career including numerous stage works, voice-overs, film, TV, radio, puppetry, production and event management, and more recently, stage direction.

She has toured both nationally and internationally.

Ms McLean said the director definitely attracted her to the play and role.

“It has been great working with her,” she said.

Speaking in Tongues is an AWGIE award-winning play which has been staged throughout Australia as well as in Europe and the US.

Joining Ms Mclean in the cast are some of Tasmania’s finest actors – David Bannister, Aleks Crossan, Arin Dean, Chris Hamley, Steven Jones, Eliot McCann, Sara Pensalfini, Sarah Phillips and Vashti Pontaks.

Speaking in Tongues is on at The Playhouse Theatre, 106 Bathurst Street Hobart from 18 October to 2 November.

Session times are:

8pm, Wednesday to Saturday.

Matinees at 3.30pm, Sunday 27 October and 2pm, Saturday 2 November.

Caption: Director Mel King, costume designer Matt Stolp, costume assistant Kate Webb and actor Carrie Webb.

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