Lyn Walis portrait

Artistic Director Says Au Revoir, Not Goodbye

The Board of HotHouse Theatre announces that after more than four years with the Company, Artistic Director/CEO Lyn Wallis will step down from her full-time role at the end of June: for personal reasons, and to pursue other creative endeavours. Lyn will work with HotHouse until new artistic leadership is in place, and will continue in a contract capacity as an Associate Producer until the end of the year providing production
support to the Company and incoming Artistic Director, and shepherding the company’s new independent performance program (Celsius), through its first season.

Lyn has led HotHouse from strength to strength, enabling it to remain one of only a few producing regional theatre companies in Australia. HotHouse Chair Paul Robb said:

“Lyn leaves the Company in excellent health, both artistically and financially. Through leveraging dynamic partnerships with some of Australia’s most accomplished theatre artists and companies, Lyn has significantly expanded our programming profile – and our audience base. Her new work commissions ‘The River at the End of the Road’ by Caleb Lewis and ‘At The Hip’ by Roslyn Oades, were based on local stories and experiences and spoke deeply to the uniqueness of the region, and our community. The establishment of the Celsius performance program by Lyn will leave a long-term legacy for the development of local independent artists. Lyn leaves the
Company with our best wishes and we thank her for the valuable contribution she has made to the Company”.

Lyn Wallis said, “Leading HotHouse through such a dynamic period for the arts in Australia, in partnership with a vibrant regional community, has been one of the richest experiences of my career. I love Albury-Wodonga, and am proud to call it home. I am looking forward to working on a freelance basis and continuing to contribute to this thriving arts community.”

The role of Artistic Director/CEO will be advertised today. A Position Description and other recruitment details can be obtained by contacting HotHouse Theatre Chair Paul Robb at chair@hothousetheatre.com.au or General Manager Michael Huxley: 02 6021 7433 or generalmanager@hothousetheatre.com.au

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Media contact: Vanessa Keenan, Marketing and Communications Manager 0418 445 131 or vanessa@hothousetheatre.com.au

Lyn Wallis talks about international sensation and puppet-hero, Alvin Sputnik playing 11& 12 October

Lyn Wallis talks about our company-in-residence – The Last Great Hunt

The Last Great Hunt are a Perth-based artist collective who have taken the world by storm with their imaginative and engaging style of theatre making. And they are in residence on the Border for the month of October.

While they’re here, they are performing three of their award winning shows: The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, Its Dark Outside and Fag/Stag

See all three shows for just $99, find out more here.

Russell Cheek talks to Lyn Wallis about Who Am I …?

Artistic Director Lyn Wallis, caught up with performer and creator of Who Am I …? Russel Cheek about how he turned his real life Sale of the Century adventure into a charming and funny one-man show

Want to know why you should come and see SHIT by Patricia Cornelius?

Artistic Director, Lyn Wallis talks about why you should come and see this award winning production in its only regional season this year.

 

Gin-soaked Cabaret Pours Into HotHouse

Fresh off the plane from a sell-out tour of the UK, Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood take us on a sublime musical journey through the history of ‘mother’s ruin’, aka gin.

Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin features music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, The Popes, The Pretenders and more in a raucous show that tells the tale of gin through stories and song.

Quench your thirst for knowledge with a cabaret performance – with a twist.

HotHouse is thrilled to welcome Public House as Production Partner for Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin and, as a result – for one week only – our historic Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre will be transformed by Public House into a pop-up gin joint: Molly Fink Bar.

Speaking about the experience local audiences will have, Artistic Director Lyn Wallis said “Mother’s Ruin at the Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre will be a sultry, immersive cabaret experience. It’s a gorgeous show, but we’re also going to have a lot of fun transforming the venue.”

Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin plays at the Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre 21-26 May. Tickets are on sale now with 35% off for groups of ten or more.

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* This production contains coarse language, and wanton tipsiness.

“Marsden and Wood maintain a spot-on balance of larky humour, bolshy political consciousness, palpable passion for their subject and sheer joie de vivre* * * * – The Scotsman

“Mother’s Ruin is a beautifully distilled cabaret.” – Limelight

Photo by Ian Sutherland

Dive in to The River

The River at the End of the Road cast members Mark Lee, Gabriel Fancourt and Drew Livingston speak about the show.

 
The River at the End of the Road is now playing at the Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre until Saturday 17th March. Book now
Photo by Kate Williams

Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Crew

HotHouse Artistic Director Lyn Wallis chats with the cast and crew in final rehearsals before the premiere of The River at the End of the Road.

Features original music by Drew Livingston.

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Hume Bank announced as Principal Partner

HotHouse Theatre today announced Hume Bank as 2018 Principal Partner. This new collaboration extends and deepens Hume’s long-standing relationship with HotHouse and reinforces its commitment to arts and culture on the Border.

Hume Bank has been on the HotHouse journey for over twelve years, and its support has been critical to the development and presentation in the region of some of Australia’s best contemporary theatre. More recently, Hume was the major sponsor for At The Hip – a HotHouse produced show about the growth of Albury-Wodonga, and in 2017 it supported the presentation of the Generate drama festival for young people.

“We value our community in more ways than one and our commitment to the HotHouse Theatre is just another example of this. Recognised nationally, this contemporary theatre company presents a
unique opportunity for our customers and the wider community to experience high calibre performances, normally only available in major cities, right here on the border,” shared Chief Customer Officer and Acting CEO Andrew de Graaff.

As part of this new Principal Partnership, Hume will have a greater presence during the HotHouse season through the renaming of its artistic home to: ‘Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre’. Both
companies look forward to exploring further collaboration and connections through this important, evolving partnership.

HotHouse Theatre’s Deputy Chair Paul Robb said the partnership is an exciting collaboration between two of the Border’s prominent institutions. “This partnership will greatly assist HotHouse continue to develop and present world class contemporary theatre for Albury-Wodonga and the region’s audiences.”