Following a tumultuous 2020, theatre is making a huge comeback and Castle Hill Players are leading the way at
their iconic home, The Pavilion Theatre, located at Hills Showground – where they have performed since 1966!
CHP’s Annette Snars previews the season highlights…
“Castle Hill Players are proud to announce the 2021 Season of Plays: 6 productions of outstanding quality providing the
very best of Australian drama, American comedy, British classics and family entertainment from such noted playwrights
as Andrew Bovell, Martin McDonagh, Roald Dahl and Richard Everett – to name but a few. There will be tears and
laughs, thought provoking stories, love, hope, mystery and mayhem.
“Rehearsals are now underway for the first play of 2021, Things I Know to be True by Andrew Bovell, directed by Carol
Wimmer (pictured right). This production was within one week of opening when COVID struck. Since then the set has
laid dormant, costumes stored, and cast and crew put on hold. It is only now we are able to reunite the Price family and
invite audiences to join them in the garden, the backdrop to so many events in their lives. Here they learn – through
each season of one turbulent year – that the love and understanding that bind them as a family are even more powerful
than any of them could have imagined. The full release about this show is supplied under separate cover.
“Next, we offer Always A Bridesmaid by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, directed by Meredith Jacobs.
When women form lifelong friendships, they also make promises which must be kept. These four gals promised to be
part of each other’s weddings, and thirty years later they are still making ‘the long walk’ for each other.
This is a very funny comedy about friendship, love… and some fairly hideous bridesmaids’ dresses!
Following on, we offer Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, directed by Dave Went. Set in 1934, this modern
classic features a cast of extraordinary characters, unexpected plot turns and witty, sparkling dialogue which will leave
you laughing and crying at the same time… to be sure!
“Entertaining Angels, written by Richard Everett and directed by Jennifer Willison, is a very English comedy with a
profound, absorbing and thoroughly entertaining tale which introduces Grace, newly widowed and enjoying her
freedom to do and say as she pleases. Disturbing revelations are never far away in an English comedy; enter a new vicar
with some very un-clergy-like credentials and you have the makings of a great night out!
“Roald Dahl is considered by many to be the world’s no. 1 storyteller and it is with pleasure we present The Witches,
directed by Jewell Johnson. This deliciously wicked delight will be a wonderful opportunity for mums and dads,
grandparents, aunts and uncles and all the kids to enjoy a magical theatre experience together.
“We’ll send 2021 off in farcical fashion with Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade Smith; and, in his CHP directorial debut, we
welcome the hugely talented Julian Floriano. When it comes to farce, they say “The more doors the better” – and this
little ripper has eight! Two cops, three crooks, eight doors. Go! Need we say more? Jam-packed full of laughs with
something at stake in every second, audiences will be begging for the mayhem to stop… just so they can catch their
“All in all, a great lineup – offering something for everyone! Full details are on our website http://www.paviliontheatre.org.au
We look forward to welcoming you back to The Pavilion, your COVID-Safe theatre, entertaining The Hills District – all of
Sydney and beyond – for over 60 years!”