DAVID WILLIAMSON’S THE CLUB
PRESENTED BY JPR PRODUCTIONS
The boardroom becomes a battleground when the purchase of a new recruit pits the disgruntled head coach against club President. In the heat of battle, the players threaten a team wide strike and a club legend will use the opportunity to usurp the presidency for himself. Whilst the men each fight for power and control of the Club’s on and off field destiny, the game’s best administrator watches his Machiavellian scheme unfold. Each man will face his truth. Only the strong will survive. But will The Club?
One of Australia’s most beloved plays, The Club is an iconic masterpiece from our greatest playwright, David Williamson. The Club has been revived for a limited four show run for Brisbane audiences, bringing a dramatic yet side-splittingly humorous look at the dawn of the professional sports era in Australian Rules football.
Featuring some of the most memorable characters to ever grace Australian stages, The Club will transport you to back to the 70’s – a time when the ethos of big business had only just started to infiltrate our national game and threatened to leave a veritable trail of crushed egos and shattered dreams in its wake.
Delivered at a frenetic laugh-a-minute pace, The Club is not just a hilarious romp about footy, it’s a time capsule piece that illuminates Australia as it was, half a century ago.
ABOUT JPR PRODUCTIONS
JPR Productions, headed by Director Jesse Richardson, was established with an interest in reviving Australian theatre classics and with the intention of producing new historically based stories for Australian theatre.
Jesse has worked in the entertainment industry for the past 15 years across all mediums as a writer, actor, producer and director in everything from feature films, theatre, short films, commercials and corporate work.
JPR Productions plans a self-devised work, the period drama “Great South Land” set in frontier Brisbane, circa 1850, as the next project in mid 2020.
Epson Lumen Room, Metro Arts
12 – 14 SEPTEMBER, 7:30pm
15 SEPTEMBER, 2pm
General Admission $35 + booking fee
Concession $25 + booking fee