The cast and crew members of Boutique Theatre’s latest production, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, gathered together on a dark and gloomy Sunday evening to shoot a trailer to give a taste to our audiences of what this deeply absurd, darkly funny work is all about. This endeavour was a strong team effort which required the skills and talent of Costume Designer, Fiona Pitt, and Filmmakers Darian Jones and Andrew Faram with the guidance of Director Elizabeth Millington. This atmosphere of collaboration and creativity is what our creatives and actors love most about working within Boutique Theatre. We cannot … Read More
When The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls first made its way into my hands I was in the midst of mapping out Boutique Theatre’s 2017 season, Bloodlines. Then, I started reading this little red manuscript and Meg Miroshnik’s world of Russian folklore, family and fairytale snuck up on me. Immediately I knew this play had to feature in Bloodlines. I’d never read anything quite like it. Written by a wonderful female playwright, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls tells the story of Annie, a young American who heads back to Russia to get in touch with her roots. Against the … Read More
In the hope of getting into the spirit of Christmas, Boutique Theatre has put together the top best Christmas movies of all time. Drumroll, please – here are the ultimate, no doubt whatsoever, best films to watch during the silly season: 1. Die Hard In many ways, this result is not surprising at all. In the last few years, many people have been loud and proud about their love for this film, and have declared it a Christmas classic. A quick google of ‘Why is Die Hard a Christmas film?’ will reveal that there are A LOT of people willing … Read More
Here at Boutique Theatre, we recently asked you to find the most terrifyingly tacky Christmas decoration you could get your hands on, and provided a delightful example of poop in a bauble. But did you know that in other countries around the world, defecation and poo are a big part of the Silly Season?! Yup, seriously… In Catalonia, Spain, they place a special Christmas figurine amongst the traditional nativity scene with baby Jesus, the Wise Men, and the rest of the crowd: a figure called “El Caganer”, which literally means “the shitter.” He’s a peasant man with his pants pulled … Read More
Tim P. Driver is a writer, actor, comedian and director who has been active in the Melbourne theatre scene for some time. Tim directed Madame Bast earlier this year as part of our Double Feature of original Australian work and is now getting stuck right into the world of Oscar Wilde with his all-male version of The Importance of Being Earnest. We talk to Tim about what audiences can expect from this production and what drew him to this particular play.
Since moving down to Melbourne from Sydney, core team member Samantha Cunningham has amassed an impressive list of theatre credits to her name in a short time. Now tackling one half of our ambitious Oscar Wilde double bill, we caught up with Samantha to learn a little more about what we can expect from her all-female version of An Ideal Husband.