5 FEBRUARY 2018
Introducing our inaugural On Stage! Performance Ensemble.. they're not shy! Lots of fun tonight & all set for a big year!
1 FEBRUARY 2018
31 JANUARY 2018
Very excited that our 2017 production of Winnie the Pooh received a few nominations in the Tasmanian Theatre Awards coming up on March 3rd. David Gilkes for Best Actor, Matt Wilson for Best Supporting Actor and Kath Chapman and Sam Sangston for Best Costume. Congrats also to our friends at Bijou Creative for their swag of nominations for Chicago and Ruthless! in the musical theatre category and our very own Chris Hamley for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Chicago!
28 JANUARY 2018
Final show tonight at Pooley Wines, Richmond. We'll be sad to end this season of 'A Midsummer's Much Ado about Witches, Lords & Ladies', we've had so much fun! Thank you to all who came, we had many amazing audiences who enjoyed the show, drank delicious wine and ate scrumptious platters of food. We had full houses for all of our 8 shows, had fun with our stand-in Moonshine's (see pics below!), and enjoyed the welcoming hospitality of the fantastic Pooleys staff. I'm sure we'll be back next summer for another Shakespearean mash-up v.3.0, so keep an eye out for details!
Kath Chapman & Chris Hamley :)
and cast: Danni Ashton, Scott Burns, Harley Mason & Bene McGeown
26 JANUARY 2018
WOW! A lovely appreciation for the show in Letters to the Ed in the Mercury today. ☺️ So lovely to hear! We've had such awesome feedback for this show.. will definitely be back next year! And thanks for suggesting our cast were 'young' Christine of Richmond, hehe :)
25 JANUARY 2018
Thanks for letting us come & celebrate your birthday John Pooley! 🎉🎉🎉 A great celebration tonight with 'A Midsummer's Much Ado about Witches, Lords & Ladies' at Pooley Wines!!
24 JANUARY 2018
That's another show sold out, folks! A small number of tickets available for the final Saturday show this weekend and a few more for the very last show this Sunday. Be quick if you want to come along before the end of this season! And if you still want to order platters if you already have your tickets, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
23 JANUARY 2018
Beautiful sunny days forecast for Richmond this week ☀️☀️☀️ Our final week of ‘A Midsummer’s Much Ado about Witches, Lords & Ladies' at Pooley Wines, this Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 5 out of the 8 shows sold out so far, so book quickly and don't miss this one. A small number of tickets available Wednesday & Saturday and a few more left for the final show on Sunday. Bookings and platter pre-orders are essential. Book here:- www.hamleyproductions.com
21 JANUARY 2018
First 4 shows sold out! Only a small number of tickets left for the final 4 shows.. don't miss it! 'A Midsummer's Much Ado about Witches, Lords & Ladies' at Pooley Wines until Jan. 28th. 6-8pm shows. Bookings essential : www.hamleyproductions.com (Pic by Kath Chapman Design Soirée Tasmania)
18 JANUARY 2018
Fantastic opening night for 'A Midsummer's Much Ado about Witches, Lords & Ladies' at Pooleys Wines! Thanks to everyone who came along and had a rollicking good time!! Don't forget hat & sunnies if you're coming along tomorrow night, and if you'd like to come another night and haven't booked, check out: www.hamleyproductions.com We're on until 28th January, bookings essential, and tickets are selling fast. See you there!
18 JANUARY 2018
OPENS TONIGHT! We're excited to bring this year's 'A Midsummer's Much Ado' to Pooley Wines in Richmond. Perfect summer weather forecast this week, so book your tickets and enjoy a beautiful balmy summer's eve at Pooleys with a scrumptious cheese, antipasto or seafood platter & their award winning wines. Tickets selling fast but some still remaining for this weekend and next week. 6pm-8pm shows.
15 JANUARY 2018
Nearly ready for opening this Thursday! Don’t miss ‘A Midsummer's Much Ado about Witches, Lords & Ladies at Pooley Wines, Richmond. Jan 18th-28th, 6pm-8pm. Make sure you book.. no door sales & limited capacity!
14 JANUARY 2018
OPENING SHOW SOLD OUT!! Tickets still available for shows from Friday 19th Jan - Sunday 28th Jan. Be very quick.. these shows will sell out!!
12 JANUARY 2018
Look out for our ad if you're heading to the State Cinema anytime soon.. of course, we'd rather you spend your money on live theatre! Book tickets here: www.hamleyproductions.com
11 JANUARY 2018
Nice little piece in The Mercury's Pulse today. Opens this day next week for 8 shows only, so don't forget to book your tickets & scrumptious cheese platters! See you at Pooleys! 🍷
9 JANUARY 2018
A clash of wits and wills.. An unstoppable force meets an immovable object.. Meet Petruchio and Katharine in Taming of the Shrew in 'A Midsummer's Much Ado about Witches, Lords & Ladies'. 18th - 28th Jan at Pooley Wines with Scott Burns & Danni Ashton.
4 JANUARY 2018
What an adorable Romeo & Juliet we have this year in 'A Midsummer's Much Ado about Witches, Lords & Ladies.'
❤️❤️❤️ Don't miss Harley Mason, Bene McGeown, Danni Ashton, Scott Burns & Chris Hamley at Pooley Wines starting January 18th. Bookings essential: www.hamleyproductions.com
19 DECEMBER 2017
Rehearsals begin with these crazy cats!! 🎭 A Midsummer's Much Ado about Witches, Lords & Ladies gets underway.
Early bird tix on sale now until Dec 25th.. www.hamleyproductions.com
12 DECEMBER 2017
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Grab your early bird discount tickets before Christmas Day at: www.hamleyproductions.com Spend a twilight summer evening chilling on a bean bag or relaxing on the lawn of Pooley Wines, sipping a glass of their award winning beverages and sharing one of 3 delicious share platters as you bask in this quirky & unpredictable mash up of Shakespeare’s best. 5 talented performers play up to 7 roles each in this eclectic assortment of love stories and hilarious antics from 8 plays including Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, Hamlet & The Tempest. No door sales & limited capacity so book your tickets quickly! Pre-book a shared platter with your ticket booking and purchase drinks at the show. See you there! 18th - 28th January, 6pm-8pm. Ticket bookings: www.hamleyproductions.com
10 DECEMBER 2017
New show, coming very soon!! Tickets on sale this week, so if you're a bit behind in the Chrissy shopping.. grab tickets for you & your loved ones to join us at Pooleys Wines, Richmond for 'A Midsummer's Much Ado about Witches, Lords & Ladies'. January 18th-28th, featuring Danni Ashton, Scott Burns, Harley Mason, Bene McGeown and Chris Hamley.
17 NOVEMBER 2017
Applications closing soon! Enrol now to be part of the 2018 On Stage! emerging actors ensemble. Email for an application form or more information: email@example.com
13 NOVEMBER 2017
Launched tonight as part of the Theatre Royal 2018 Season! Tickets on sale now: www.theatreroyal.com.au
13 NOVEMBER 2017
Getting ready to launch! Eeep!
25 OCTOBER 2017
Hamley Productions is excited to announce a new venture for 2018! On Stage! Emerging Performers Ensemble is especially for 18-24 year olds passionate about performing and wanting to further develop acting skills & techniques. Masterclasses with industry professionals John X, Colin Dean, Claire Dawson & Robert Jarman will complete the term by term workshops run by Chris Hamley, Creative Director of Hamley Productions.
15 SEPTEMBER 2017
Hamley Productions is busy busy planning 3 exciting shows for 2018.. keep an eye out for the reveal of our next season program!!
20 AUGUST 2017
I had a good time directing this little piece for One Fest this year. Well done to Julia Hern and Chris Hamley for their touching portrayal of Michael Griffo's 'Cloudy'.
14 AUGUST 2017
Rehearsals for our OneFest play, 'Cloudy' by Michael Griffo. A very moving piece performed beautifully by Chris Hamley & Julia Hern & directed by Kath Chapman. We're on Saturday afternoon at The Playhouse Theatre this weekend!
12 AUGUST 2017
Chris & I have loved working together on Chicago for Bijou Creative. Huge congrats to Karen Kluss and the very talented cast & Bijou Creative team. Chicago is one of my all time favourite musicals and so great to stage manage it for a second time at the Theatre Royal, 15 years apart!! Kath x
13 JULY 2017
What do you do when having some down time from your own company's shows? Stage manage other company's show, of course. http://bijoucreative.com.au/chicago
5 JUNE 2017
What do a couple of theatre producers do on their time off? A weekend of shows in Melbourne, of course! My Fair Lady at the Regent Theatre (beautiful), Aladdin at Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne (AMAZing!!) and 1984 at the Comedy Theatre (intense & harrowing). Very contrasting experiences indeed!
30 APRIL 2017
It's a wrap!! Lots of fun was had during our two week season of Winnie the Pooh! We had over 1000 people come along to see the show and 8 out of 10 performances sold out, so thanks to everyone who came and enjoyed this fun and adorable production!! And here are some of the lovely things people have said about the show.. "This version of Winnie the Pooh by Hamley Productions was a delight on so many levels." "The characters looked as if they had just stepped out of a book." "An excellent, fun-filled, joyful production." "The Company delivers this fulsome telling of Pooh's most famous adventures with economy and skill." "The cast are uniformly delightful and the make-up and costumes inventive." "Emma Skalicky (is) such an adorable Piglet, I wanted to pick her up and put her in my pocket." "Matt Wilson was the most Eeyor-ish Eeyore I have ever seen – the audience loved him." "It was hard to say who enjoyed the show most – adults or children." "The magnitude of magnificence of this memorable masterpiece was truly marvellous!"
28 APRIL 2017
Pooh & Piglet having some fun at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery's children's festival tonight! And checking out some artwork along the way!!
27 APRIL 2017
SOLD OUT! Winnie the Pooh is sold out for Thursday, Friday and Sunday's shows! There are still a few tickets available for Saturday's 10.30am performance, so be very quick and book online if you don't want to miss your final chance to see the show! https://www.trybooking.com/OUYI
23 APRIL 2017
A beautiful coincidence that TMAG has recently unearthed some original drawings of Winnie the Pooh by E.H.Shepard. Exhibition on now at TMAG. If you loved our show, make sure you check these out!
23 APRIL 2017
A lovely review of Winnie the Pooh by Merlene Abbott of Stage Whispers. Don't miss your chance to see this adorable show! Last week of performances next Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th April. Some shows nearly booked out so make sure you book at: www.hamleyproductions.com
20 APRIL 2017
SOLD OUT FRIDAY and selling fast for the weekend shows, so make sure you book to come & see Winnie the Pooh at Pear Ridge in Margate. All tickets only $15. www.hamleyproductions.com
19 APRIL 2017
A fantastic review of Winnie the Pooh in the paper today!! Well done to our amazing director Chris Hamley, and our talented cast bringing this adorable story to life! Tickets are selling fast so please make sure you book: www.hamleyproductions.com
16 APRIL 2017
Keep your eye out for our Winnie the Pooh ad if you're heading to the State Cinema this Easter. Tickets are selling fast and the show opens Wednesday so make sure you book! www.hamleyproductions.com
19 APRIL 2017
OPENS TODAY! Winnie the Pooh's first show starts at 10:30am at Pear Ridge, Margate. Some door sales ARE available today & gates open at 10am. (However, please note that door sales are NOT guaranteed at every show as capacity is limited). Book your tickets to secure your spot: https://www.trybooking.com/OUYI Shows run for 2 hours Wednesday - Sunday throughout the school holidays. 10:30am shows. No BYO, but yummy treats are available to purchase at the venue. See you there!
15 APRIL 2017
Congratulations Chris Evans! You were the 27th person to share & tag our competition post. You've won 4 tickets to the Winnie the Pooh performance of your choice - from this Wednesday 19th - Sunday 30th April. We'll be in touch! Incidentally, 27 was chosen as this is the number of times Pooh mentions his favourite food.. HUNNY.. in the show!! Silly old Pooh! Thanks to everyone who shared & tagged. Tickets to the show are selling fast, so make sure you book! https://www.trybooking.com/OUYI
11 APRIL 2017
Photo shoot at TMAG for their Winnie-the-Pooh exhibition opening soon! A lovely coincidence with the opening of our show next week! Keep an eye on the Mercury tomorrow.. page 3 perhaps. And make sure you book your tickets to one of our 10 shows at Pear Ridge during the school holidays! Opens next Wednesday so get in quick!! www.hamleyproductions.com
9 APRIL 2017
Meeting some fans at Fullers Bookshop today! Make sure you book tickets to catch the show! 16th - 30th April. Bookings: www.hamleyproductions.com
9 APRIL 2017
TODAY!!! MEET THE CHARACTERS FROM WINNIE THE POOH TODAY at 11am at Fullers Bookshop, Collins Street. Come and have your photo taken with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Christopher Robin and all their friends! There'll be songs & singing, music & dancing, giggling & jiggling!
8 APRIL 2017
A fantastic re-staging of 'Freud's Last Session' at the Earl Arts Centre, Launceston. Over 500 people saw the show this week. Thanks for making us feel so welcome, Launceston! Thank you to Theatre North at the Princess Theatre Launceston for all their support and inclusion in this year's subscription season. Particular thanks to theatre staff Mandy Shepherd, Greg Leong, Bec Howard & Emily. And a special amazing thanks to our techs Darren Willimont, Cathy Lawrence, and all our ushers. Thanks to director Robert Jarman for making the trip up north to get us on track. And an extra special mention to our superb performers, Chris Hamley & Michael Edgar. 🎉🎉
7 APRIL 2017
MEET THE CHARACTERS FROM WINNIE THE POOH THIS SUNDAY!
11am at Fullers Bookshop, Collins Street. Come and join in some of Pooh's favourite singing and dancing and have your photo taken with Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Christopher Robin and all their friends this Sunday at Fullers!
And don't forget to book tickets to the show here: https://www.trybooking.com/OUYI
7 APRIL 2017
Chris Hamley and Michael Edgar chatting to Belinda King on ABC Northern Tasmania radio yesterday about 'Freud's Last Session' at the Earl Arts Centre Launceston this week!
6 APRIL 2017
OPENS TONIGHT! Michael Edgar as Sigmund Freud and Chris Hamley as CS Lewis in this deeply thought provoking piece at the Earl Arts Centre, Launceston. Don't miss it! Only 4 shows till Saturday. Door sales available tonight or book online :- https://theatrenorth.com.au/freuds-last-session/
3 APRIL 2017
Bump on for 'Freud's Last Session' at the Earl Arts Centre, Launceston. Second season of this great show, come along if you're up north! https://theatrenorth.com.au/freuds-last-session/
2 APRIL 2017
On tour! Hamley Productions is taking 'Freud's Last Session' to the Earl Arts Centre, Launceston for 4 shows this week! Hope to see you there!
31 MARCH 2017
Thanks to our fantastic sponsors for their generous support of WINNIE THE POOH! Fullers Bookshop, The Teddy Bear Shop, Saunders Signs. Looking forward to a great season over the April school holidays down at Pear Ridge, Margate.
30 MARCH 2017
So, lot's of Winnie the Pooh going on atm, but did we mention we're also doing a re-staging of 'Freud's Last Session' NEXT WEEK at the Earl Arts Centre at the Princess Theatre Launceston. Very excited to be bringing the show up north as part of the Theatre North season and to Michael Edgar's home-town and dedicated fan-base! Only 4 shows, so get in quick for your last chance to see this intellectually stimulating show!
26 MARCH 2017
Thanks Sam Hunt FX for designing the make-up for our fabulous Winne the Pooh cast! Looking very spunky & nearly ready for the season opening in a couple of weeks time! Make sure you book! https://www.trybooking.com/OUYI
25 MARCH 2017
Signage is up! Don't tell me you can't find us down at Margate now!!
19 MARCH 2017
“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
This classic show is certain to be a huge hit for kids, families and nostalgic adults everywhere. Set in the 100 ‘Aker’ Wood, come and see all the loveable characters of Winnie the Pooh as they play with boats and balloons, hunt for heffalumps and go on exciting expeditions around the beautiful gardens at Pear Ridge, Margate from April 19th-30th. Tickets only $15 adults & kids. Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/OUYI
13 MARCH 2017
A fabulous night last night celebrating theatre at the annual Theatre Council of Tasmania's Errol Awards. We were absolutely stoked to be nominated for 3 awards in our first Company year (Michael Edgar for Freud, Alex Donnelly for A Midsummer's Much Ado and us for Design for Freud). We didn't win in any of our categories but the ones who did were very well deserved and there were many many other talented performers and theatre makers who were equally deserving. The Errols is a great opportunity for all of us to celebrate why we do what we love to do - make & create theatre for the enjoyment of the artform for ourselves and others. Also very proud of Karen Kluss for winning Best Performer (Female) for her performance in Macbeth which we both staged for Hobart Rep last year. 🎭 Kath & Chris #errols
26 FEBRUARY 2017
Winnie the Pooh rehearsals are underway!! Having lots of fun running round the garden playing today!
17 FEBRUARY 2017
Winnie the Pooh tickets ON SALE NOW! All tickets only $15 - fantastic, affordable family fun in the 100 Aker Wood down at Pear Ridge Gardens, Margate. Book fast as tickets will sell quickly! Limited capacity. 10.30am shows from 19th-30th April (school holidays!) Book your tickets here: https://www.trybooking.com/260216
12 FEBRUARY 2017
We are thrilled to announce the following nominations for this year's Tasmanian Theatre Awards for the first two Hamley Productions shows, staged in 2016-2017! For 'Freud's Last Session' in the Professional Theatre Category, CONGRATULATIONS to Michael Edgar for receiving an Errol nomination for Best Performance in a Leading Role; also a nomination for Best Design - Set / Costume for Kath Chapman, Chris Hamley and Robert Jarman. For 'A Midsummer's Much Ado' CONGRATULATIONS to Alex Donnelly for his nomination of Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male) in the Professional Theatre Category. And an extra congratulations to the award nominations for 'Macbeth' staged for Hobart Repertory Society last year: Chris Hamley for Best Audio/Lighting Design and Best Design (Set); Karen Kluss for Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female) for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth; and finally, Sophie Hope (So Ho) for Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Female) for her role as Banquo. Looking forward to a fantastic night at the Errols this year on the 12th March!
22 JANUARY 2017
Hamley Productions is very excited to announce our next production, Winnie the Pooh! Everyone’s favourite silly old bear, Winnie the Pooh, is coming to Hobart this Easter! Come and play with Christopher Robin and all your favourite characters, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga, Roo and of course, Winnie the Pooh, as they play with bees and balloons, hunt for heffalumps and go on exciting expeditions in the 100 Aker Wood. Join in the fun of all the singing and dancing, parties and honey pots, for this Easter school holiday adventure in the beautiful gardens of Pear Ridge, Margate. Tickets on sale mid February. For more information, go to: www.hamleyproductions.com And keep an eye on this page to find out who will be starring in this adorable production!
16 JANUARY 2017
It's a wrap!! We're so proud of such a fantastic and successful season of 'A Midsummer's Much Ado' (etc etc).. the show with the crazy long title and the crazy short rehearsal period. Huge congrats to this fabulous team and thank you to all the appreciative audiences who came and saw the show down at Pear Ridge and had a fabulous time!! 🎉🎉🎉
13 JANUARY 2017
GREAT NEWS!! Current light showers are easing and will be dry for the show today! We'll have umbrellas on hand in case of any light sprinkles but if you've pre-booked tickets we'll be expecting you! Last chance for door sales TODAY also as the weekend shows are very full (some availability still for the Saturday show). Doors open 3:15pm for 4pm start.
13 JANUARY 2017
Tickets are selling fast for the weekend performances of 'A Midsummer's Much Ado'! No guaranteed door sales for the weekend, but we will again be OPEN FOR DOOR SALES TODAY at this afternoon's 4pm show in the beautiful gardens of Pear Ridge. We're receiving awesome responses from our audiences so far, so come along and join in the fun! You need to arrive prior to 3.30pm for door sales. No BYO, chairs or blankets needed. Drinks and snacks available at the venue, however if you want one of our special 'Drinks & Treats Packages' you will need to book online.
12 JANUARY 2017
A lovely review for 'A Midsummer's Much Ado'.. still time to book for the final 4 shows! See you there!
11 JANUARY 2017
A fantastic opening show this afternoon!! It's amazing what you can do with only 8 rehearsals, one beautiful setting and 4 extremely talented performers!! Tickets selling very fast, so don't miss out.. final 4 shows until Sunday.
9 JANUARY 2017
Listen in to ABC Hobart tomorrow morning around 7.15am to hear Chris Hamley chatting to John Xintavelonis about 'A Midsummer's Much Ado' being performed this week at Pear Ridge Gardens!
8 JANUARY 2017
Did we mention there’s music?? Quirky, funny, romantic.. the best of Shakespeare in a beautiful garden setting with a glass of wine, all on a summer’s afternoon – come and join us for ‘A Midsummer’s Much Ado’ at Pear Ridge, opening this Wednesday!
5 JANUARY 2017
Nice little write up in The Mercury today!
4 JANUARY 2017
SHHHH.... SNEAK PREVIEW!!
Check out our talented cast getting up to some mischief rehearsing for ‘A Midsummer’s Much Ado’ in the stunning gardens of Pear Ridge – can’t wait to spend a week of summer here! 11th – 15th January – bookings essential!
4 DECEMBER 2016
Looking for a Christmas present with a difference? Shout your friends / partner / loved ones to a fun, summer show with a glass of vino and scrumptious treats in the gardens of Pear Ridge. Purchase gift vouchers for the Couples Package or 4 Friends Package for our new show, A Midsummer's Much Ado here: https://www.trybooking.com/…/BookingGiftCertificateSummary.…
30 NOVEMBER 2016
Make a day of it and luxuriate in one of our special deal Drinks & Treats Show Packages for ‘A Midsummer’s Much Ado’. Drinks & snacks available at the venue, although the best value are the Drinks & Treats Show Packages available here: www.hamleyproductions.com Only 1 week of shows, so don’t miss it! January 11th-15th.
27 NOVEMBER 2016
Announcing the cast of ‘A Midsummer’s Much Ado’: Simone Dobber, Alex Donnelly, Melissa Cuthbertson and Chris Hamley. We’re very lucky to have such a talented cast involved in this fun and lively production! The cast bring a wealth of experience to the show, each playing up to 8 or 9 characters each. Remember, bookings are essential for this show, so get in quick and book now!
26 NOVEMBER 2016
The sign's going up! Look out for it at Pear Ridge as you drive down the Channel Hwy!
16 NOVEMBER 2016
Announcing our new summer show with a crazy long title: ‘A Midsummer’s Much Ado About a Girl at the Top of a Balcony’ at the beautiful gardens of Pear Ridge, Margate, January 11th – 15th. A charming assortment of romance and amusing antics of Shakespeare’s most romantic, witty and well loved shows. Performed by Simone Dobber, Alex Donnelly, Melissa Cuthbertson & Chris Hamley. Drinks & Treats, Couples & Friends Packages Available!
31 OCTOBER 2016
Have you signed up yet? Sign up to our Friends & Fans list to be the first to receive news of Hamley Productions' upcoming shows & discount ticket offers! (And.. exciting news to be revealed very soon!!)
5 OCTOBER 2016
Exciting things brewing for Hamley Productions at the moment.. eek! Stay tuned for announcements soon!!
6 SEPTEMBER 2016
Well.. that's a wrap - for now! Thank you to everyone who came along to our inaugural production, 'Freud's Last Session.' We were thrilled with the amount of support we received for this show and the number of fantastic comments and messages sent to us from very appreciative audiences. We have a number of exciting projects in the planning for next year.. all will be revealed in good time, but until then, here's some final comments of praise we received from 'Freud's Last Session.' Kath & Chris
“Congratulations, to all, on Hamley Productions brilliant premiere work! Masterful, comical, inspiring and brilliant!”
"Thoroughly enjoyed this entertaining and stimulating play. It's a superbly written, surprisingly funny piece.. The set is gorgeous and the whole production is very well done -- my friend who also saw it in NYC preferred this Hobart production. Really, don't miss it."
“Caught this show last night. A well-structured and contained script that served as a great showcase for the range and talent of Chris Hamley and Michael Edgar. The production was beautifully staged and utilized the Backspace really effectively.”
“Thank you Kath for your warm welcome last night to the 3 Sydney visitors. We really enjoyed the polished performance. Reading the bios of Chris and Michael revealed that we had stumbled upon a hidden gem and their interpretation of this play was fantastic. It provoked all sorts of post performance.. We wish Hamley Productions all the best for future success.”
28 AUGUST 2016
'Freud's Last Session' matinee performance today at 3pm! Door sales available at the Backspace, Theatre Royal (Hobart) - come and spend an afternoon delving into the intriguing minds of Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis!
27 AUGUST 2016
We've received some lovely comments on the opening of 'Freud's Last Session' last night. Don't miss your chance to see our inaugural show - door sales tonight at the Backspace from 7:30pm for an 8pm show. See you there!
"Have just gotten back from the opening night and thoroughly enjoyed myself. A funny, touching, and indeed thought provoking piece."
"Michael Edgar and Chris Hamley brought the text alive, and on a very rich set provided a compelling exchange that seemed over all too soon."
"..a visual and auditory feast."
"Congratulations to Chris Hamley and his new production team."
"Excellently developed.. dramatic.. very well staged."
"The writing had me engaged from beginning to end."
"Congratulations to all involved. An evening well spent."
"Well done to the team at Hamley Productions on their inaugural show. What a great way to set off."
"Stop whatever you are doing and book tickets to this marvellous production. Its a wonderful script and the men do it justice."
"Don't miss it! Really a wonderfully thought-provoking piece of theatre."
26 AUGUST 2016
OPENING TONIGHT! Hamley Productions is excited to present our inaugural show, 'Freud's Last Session' at the Backspace Theatre Royal (Hobart)
25 AUGUST 2016
Check out Chris & Michael chatting to David Wood on ultra106five yesterday afternoon.. and if you happen to be up at 6.30am tomorrow morning, the guys will be delving into Freud & C.S.Lewis's minds on 936 ABC Hobart with Ryk Goddard. http://ultra106five.com/2016/08/24/frueds-last-session/
25 AUGUST 2016
Opening tomorrow night! ‘Freud’s Last Session’ performed by Chris Hamley and Michael Edgar and directed by Robert Jarman at the Backspace, Theatre Royal (Hobart), 26th August – 3rd September.
“It’s a sharp, lively discourse.. Mark St. Germain’s script is astute, and the humor is plentiful.” – The New York Times
“Riveting theater! ..a theatrical and intellectual delight.” – The Huffington Post
“..a juicy intellectual debate between two great minds …food for thought.” - The New York Post
Book now at: http://www.theatreroyal.com.au/content/freuds-last-session or phone: 6233 2299.
23 AUGUST 2016
The last of the props have just arrived from Queensland.. just in the nick of time! Would love someone to guess which props we have been scouring the country for. 'Freud's Last Session' opens THIS Friday night at the Backspace Theatre Royal (Hobart)... come along and see if you can guess!
22 AUGUST 2016
Opens this week! ‘Freud’s Last Session’ performed by Chris Hamley and Michael Edgar and directed by Robert Jarman at the Backspace, Theatre Royal (Hobart), 26th August – 3rd September. Book now at: http://www.theatreroyal.com.au/content/freuds-last-session or phone: 6233 2299.
21 AUGUST 2016
“Riveting theater! ..a theatrical and intellectual delight.” – The Huffington Post
Dr. Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God and the meaning of life, just weeks before Freud took his own life. This is a deeply touching play filled with humour, and exploring the minds, hearts and souls of two brilliant men addressing the greatest questions of all time. Come and see ‘Freud’s Last Session’ at the Backspace, Theatre Royal (Hobart), 26th August – 3rd September. Limited season, so book now: http://www.theatreroyal.com.au/content/freuds-last-session or phone: 6233 2299.
20 AUGUST 2016
Awesome to win Best Director, Chris Hamley, and the Sponsor's Choice Award for 'How To Speak Man' at One Fest this year!! Well done to performers Jon Lenthall, Tai Gardner & Hamish White.
18 AUGUST 2016
Twice on the one page in The Mercury today! So much happening Chris HaMley! Come & check out our OneFest entry this Saturday night at The Playhouse Theatre with Tai Gardner, Jon Lenthall and Hamish White!
15 AUGUST 2016
Are you a man who knows how to speak man? Are you a woman still trying to figure out 'man speak'? Come & check out our hilarious short play entry, 'How To Speak Man' at One Fest this Saturday night! Staring Jon Lenthall, Tai Gardner, Hamish White & Chris Hamley.
14 AUGUST 2016
Hello friends & fans!! We're seeking some assistance with front of house for our upcoming show ‘Freud’s Last Session’ at the Backspace. In exchange for helping with some easy ushering, smiling, ‘this way please’ type of thing, you’ll be given a complimentary ticket to see the show on the night you usher. Please let us know if you're able to help out and when you're available as we only have a few spots to fill. THANKS, Kath Chapman & Chris Hamley
4 AUGUST 2016
Imagine if C.S. Lewis got invited to a session on Sigmund Freud’s famous couch. Imagine if World War II broke out that very day. And imagine if it was Freud’s last few days on Earth. Come and see Chris Hamley and Michael Edgar perform ‘Freud’s Last Session’ at the Backspace, Theatre Royal (Hobart), 26th August – 3rd September. Limited season, book now: www.theatreroyal.com.au/content/freuds-last-session or phone: 6233 2299
29 JULY 2016
Following a successful season as director of Macbeth for Hobart Repertory Society, Chris Hamley will be performing as C.S.Lewis in our fascinating upcoming production of 'Freud's Last Session' by Mark St.Germain. Chris Hamley is a performer, director, voice artist and drama teacher. Performing and directing for Tasmanian Theatre Company, Big Monkey Theatre, Directions Theatre, Hobart Repertory Society, The Gilbert & Sullivan Society, and Old Nick Theatre Company, Chris has also provided character voices for Blue Rocket Productions’ Buzz Bumble and Fanshaw and Crudnut, the latter premiering later this year. He is proud to be performing in his own company’s inaugural production, 'Freud’s Last Session'. Get in quick to see this intriguing production at the Backspace, Theatre Royal (Hobart). Bookings: http://www.theatreroyal.com.au/content/freuds-last-session or 03 6233 2299.
22 JULY 2016
Introducing Michael Edgar as Sigmund Freud, performing in our upcoming production of 'Freud's Last Session', by Mark St.Germain. Michael Edgar is an accomplished actor, director and writer who has performed on the West End and National Theatre in London, as well as the MTC (Melbourne Theatre Company). As well as being Deputy Head of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Tasmania he co-founded CentrStage Theatre Company and is a past President of the Australia and New Zealand Shakespeare Association. In 2015, his 50th year of professional performance, Michael was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award at the inaugural Errol awards of the Theatre Council of Tasmania.
26 JUNE 2016
Hamley Productions is pleased to announce Robert Jarman as director of our inaugural production, 'Freud's Last Session' to be performed at the Backspace, Theatre Royal (Hobart) August 26th-September 3rd starring Michael Edgar and Chris Hamley. Currently Artistic Director of Blue Cow Theatre, Robert has directed for all major Tasmanian companies, including Zootango, Theatre Royal, Terrapin, Is Theatre, TTC, Salamanca Theatre Co., Australian Script Centre, TSO, IHOS Opera, Bel Canto Opera, UTas Conservatorium of Music, TasDance, Two Turns, MADE, and many independent projects. 'Freud's Last Session' is sure to be a hit! BOOK NOW at: www.theatreroyal.com.au or phone 03 6233 2299.
24 JUNE 2016
Tickets just released to our inaugural production, Freud's Last Session at the Backspace Theatre, Theatre Royal (Hobart) Get in quick.. only 6 shows! Bookings: www.theatreroyal.com.au or phone 6233 2299.
15 JUNE 2016
Hamley Productions is thrilled to announce our inaugural production, Freud's Last Session by Mark St.Germain to be staged at the Theatre Royal Backspace August 26th - September 3rd. Tickets on sale soon!
2 JUNE 2016
We've just received confirmation of the rights to our first production happening in August - September. Exciting! Keep your ear to the ground for the official announcement very soon! Kath & Chris
11 MAY 2016
Welcome to Hamley Productions! We're excited to launch our company in May 2016 in Hobart, Tasmania. Stay tuned for the unveiling of our full website and exciting productions happening later this year.
Chris Hamley & Kath Chapman