HotHouse Theatre Artistic Director, Lyn Wallis perfectly summed up the experience of watching The Dapto Chaser after its opening night.
“A great play, astute direction and awesome actors equals: a magic night in the theatre. Please join me in thanking the Dapto Chaser team for conjuring a mesmerising, arrow-to-the-heart performance at the Butter Factory Theatre tonight. And it’s the first night, of the first show, of my first season, so it feels extra special to me!”
Lyn’s enthusiasm was echoed by many audience members.
David Thurley shared his thoughts on Facebook: “Brilliant performance last night. The best play I have been to for some time. The characters were all so real, the plot is magnificent and it is so funny yet so sad as this family of battlers dream of getting the big one. Congratulations to everyone.”
And from Bobby Whybrow, Black Border Theatre Coordinator: “What a ripper! Such a great honest story which had me in fits of laughter and a couple of tears too!”
Read The Border Mail’s John Chanter’s review: The Dapto Chaser opens 2016 HotHouse season with a winning run
Lyn spoke about the importance of The Dapto Chaser being an independent production, by Apocalypse Theatre Company and toured by Critical Stages. All of us would like to thank Seaboard, Broughton & Walford Foundation & Griffin Theatre Company for their support of the original Sydney production, and thanked the HotHouse team – dedicated staff, teaching artists and technical team.
Tickets are still available for remaining performances tomorrow night at 8pm, Saturday matinee, 3pm and Saturday 8pm. Don’t miss out on seeing this new Australian classic.