Bakehouse Theatre Company is proud to present:-
“DEATH IN BOWENGABBIE”
A very different love story that will delight and surprise you.
It will tickle your funny bone and warm your heart at the same time.
Such is the skill of master story teller Caleb Lewis - an award winning local writer, the author of Dogfall which played to full houses and great critical acclaim at the Bakehouse in 2007, and whose “inventive, accessible new work” Maggie Stone finished State Theatre’s 2013 season “on a high note”(The Australian)
Death in Bowengabbie was the Fringe 2009 winner of the Judges’ commendation for Best Writing.
It will be directed by Peter Green, who brought you East of Berlin and Girl in a Goldfish Bowl (amongst many others) and features Elliot Howard (last seen at the Bakehouse in Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig)
“Welcome to the sweet life” reads the sign on the road as Oscar returns to his home town. Unfortunately the sign is fading, as are the town’s inhabitants. Little does Oscar know that the first funeral that brings him back to Bowengabbie is only one of many in a town where, devoid of most of its younger population, the old folks are all dropping like flies. Here funerals really are a celebration of life. More than that, they are a party. For Oscar, something else is also drawing him back to Bowengabbie – far away from his current wedding plans……..all he has to do is to admit it to himself.
“Death in Bowengabbie” is possibly one of the top 970 greatest love stories of all time. It will pull very gently at your heartstrings all the way to the twist at the end. It’s just possible that it could also make you die laughing.
Reviews from previous performances:-
“A rich, dark, hilarious comedy…the only thing missing is a dull moment” – Rip It Up 2009
“Ah, the things you do for Love. Big laughs, lots of giggles and plenty of surprises” – The Advertiser – March 2010.
“Lewis has a beautiful way with language…macabre, weird – and strangely delightful. Put it on your essential viewing list!” – Adelaide Theatre Guide
“….there are a lot of laughs – especially for those who grew up in a country town and still feel a part of them belongs there” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Death in Bowengabbie” is a pleasure from beginning to end. Run, don’t walk……This is one show not to be missed”. Arts Hub
Written by: Caleb Lewis
Directed by: Peter Green
Featuring: Elliot Howard
Produced by: Pamela Munt
Sound, Lighting and video: Stephen Dean
Still Photograpy: Michael Errey
WHEN: Previews – April 24 & 25. Opening Night April 26. Season continues (Wed to Sat) until May 10.
All shows at 8pm.
WHERE: Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide.
TICKETS: Adults $30; Concession $25; Fringe Benefits $25; Groups (6+) $25; Previews $20; Students $15
BOOKINGS: www.bakehousetheatre.com (or at the door on the night subject to availability) (no phone bookings)