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Heroes Opens in June!


The Lismore Theatre Company’s next production is ‘Heroes’ which commences at the Rochdale Theatre on June 9th. Heroes is a a heartfelt comedy which is sure to delight young and old theatre goers who enjoy a good laugh and appreciate fine acting. Playful, bawdy and heartbreakingly funny this irresistible comedy also provides a charming insight into the slide into old age and the effects of wartime trauma while still retaining dignity and grace. Written by the French playwright Gerald Sibleyras and translated into English by Tom Stoppard the play has been performed in  London to wide acclaim and it won the prestigious Oliver Award for best new comedy in 2006.

Set in 1959, in a retirement home for war veterans , three friends meet daily on the terrace to ruminate on life, birthdays, poplar trees and women. Somewhat befuddled by war time experiences and advancing age the three likeable old codgers become confused and anxious about their life in the home with hilarious results. They have had enough of the tortures of their confinement, the dictatorial captors and untrustworthy fellow prisoners and far too many birthday parties. Escape is their plan. If not to Indo China at least to the nearby hill for a picnic under the poplars. Concerned their terrace will be invaded by other residents they plan a tactical withdrawal which sees them bound together in a common cause. In this case by the fire hose. Confusion and mayhem ensures.

The play features some fine performances by long time stalwarts of the Lismore Theatre Co Gray Wilson, Jason Smith and John Taylor. Thoroughly relishing their roles as the three crotchety old veterans they provide fascinating individual insights into three proud men who despite their frailties are determined be adventurous and joyful to the end. Heroes is directed by Emma Wappett  returns to the theatre company to direct these fine actors in their final performance together.

PERFORMANCE TIMES : Friday 9th June at 8pm, Sat 10th at 8pm & Sunday 11th at 2pm.

And again Friday 16th and Sat 17th at 8pm and Sunday 18th at 2pm.

At the Rochdale Theatre- 603 Ballina Rd, Goonellebah.

TICKETS $20 or $15[Conc] available on line here:  https://www.trybooking.com/QGHM  or at the door on the night.

Community Group Fundraising

The Lismore Theatre Company is happy to offer community groups the chance to purchase discounted tickets for a night during the opening week of one of our shows to use as a fundraiser through promotion to  members and friends. As an example, the whole theatre of 88 seats can be purchased for around $11 per seat and then offered for, say, $20 or more per ticket realising a minimum profit of $800,  and potentially much more. If you are interested please contact Jennie Hicks on 0431 958 991/ 66879167 or by email on hicksanddickson@gmail.com.


The Rochdale Theatre

And a quick update on LTC’s progress with Lismore City Council in relation to the disposal of the Rochdale Theatre. It has become clear over the past few months, that Council doesn’t want to continue to be the landlord responsible for the theatre building, and should LTC continue to be a tenant, the rent would rise considerably. In light of this, LTC put forward a proposal to purchase the theatre at a minimal price. A number of Councillors have expressed support for this proposal. Council staff have yet to provide their report to a Council meeting but they have promised to inform LTC when this occurs so that we may speak to the issue.

Meanwhile, we have  had a wonderful letter of support from Arts Northern Rivers and also an offer of support from Trevor Acfield and the Greens representatives in Lismore.


Membership & Volunteering

To become a member of Lismore Theatre Company Inc or Renewal your membership, please visit www.lismoretheatrecompany.org.au/membership. Membership is for 12 months. Membership entitles you to discounts on shows and opens the door for working with the theatre in any area, backstage, on stage, lighting the stage and sounding the stage. We also need plumbers, carpenters, sewing helpers, an upholsterer, all sorts of things. Join the great team and get involved.

Volunteers are always needed for Box Office and Front of House! It’s a fun quick little mini work exchange, where you help us out by serving tea and biscuits and then get to see the show for free!



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Committee Meeting Times

Committee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at 6.30pm at the Theatre.

Meet the Committee Here