NWTC to launch 2016 season mid February

December 31, 2015

In recent days Sydney, Tamworth and other centres around the world may have had the new Star Wars movie, but on Saturday February 20 2016, Bingara will hear the Earth being demolished by the Vogon Constructor Fleet to make way for a hyper-space bypass during the locally based North West Theatre Company’s (NWTC) launch of its 2016 performance season.

To launch the 2016 season, NWTC will present a Radio Play and dinner at the Roxy Theatre, the play will be The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (Episode 1).

As this performance will include the radio play and catered for dinner only table seating will be available.

Tickets for the Radio play and dinner will go on sale mid – January at $25.00 per person including dinner with BYO drinks.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams. Originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, it was later adapted to other formats, and over several years it gradually became an international multi-media phenomenon.

This production of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy will be directed by Martin Hansford, someone who most patrons will be familiar with as a lighting and sound guru.

For those who are regular attendees at NWTC productions, you will see several familiar faces on stage, as well as a new face to NWTC cast ranks.

Members of the cast include:

  • Ros Moulton: The Book and the Presenter
  • Saul Standerwick: Prosser
  • Mark Everett: Arthur Dent
  • Ben Daley: Ford Prefect
  • Rick Hutton: Vogon Captain
  • Linda McDouall: Barmaid
  • Lee Louden: Lady Cynthia

With Earth being demolished by the Vogon Constructor Fleet – Will our heroes survive this terrible ordeal? Can they win through with their integrity unscathed? Can they escape without completely compromising their honour and artistic judgement?

To find out book your tickets from mid-January to be at the Roxy on Saturday, February 20.

The coming year 2016, is shaping up to be quite a busy one for NWTC, not only mentioned in previous paragraphs the Radio play The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and dinner on Saturday February 20 but beginning with a reading of Blithe Spirit on Sunday January 24 at 2pm, this will be followed by auditions for Blithe Spirit during the morning of Sunday February 7.

Blithe Spirit is a comic play by Noël Coward. The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book.

The performance Blithe Spirit will begin with Opening Night – Saturday May 7.

Apart from the performance season of NWTC, the company, during the year will continue to host Film Club film screenings on the last Sunday of the month at 4.00pm with the exception of March when it will be Sunday March 20 as Easter falls on the last Sunday March 27.

Films during the year will include:

  • The Great Escape
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • In the Heat of the Night
  • Rock the Casbah
  • Brassed Off
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • Lucky Miles
  • Living is Easy (With Eyes Closed)
  • Magic in the Moonlight
  • Boyhood

In the coming months bookings for both The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Blithe Spirit will be available via this website or by calling into or contacting the Bingara Visitor Information (in the Roxy Complex) by phone 02 6724 0066 or emailing to bingaratourism@gwydir.nsw.gov. au.