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LIVE CHRISTMAS SHOW RECORDING 12 DECEMBER 2018


Jaq Avery, Jaclyn Lombardo, April Garreffa, and Imbi Leili Ling - photo by Dan A'Vard

7:30PM 
12 DECEMBER 2018
BRUNSWICK MECHANICS INSTITUTE

SIMULTANEOUS LIVE STREAM!

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Family drama takes centre stage in The Players Christmas special

Christmas cheer comes early to Brunswick when Melbourne podcasters The Players perform their Christmas special to a live audience! The Players invites one and all to be a part of the crowd as they create their very first live recording. It will be a feisty night of folly, frolics and the kind of excitement only thespians can create, and there will be prizes a plenty. 

The Drummonds are hosting Christmas. Emotions are high and it’s drama, drama, drama! 

Amidst opening presents, backyard French cricket, and a formal dinner party Flora can't stop fighting with River, Edward is not happy about …well…anything, and Ruby finds out about Edward's affair with Kirana. Just a normal family Christmas!

Written and produced by Brunswick local Samsara, The Players is a soap-opera style podcast - the audio answer to The Bold and Beautiful. It follows the trials and tribulations of the Drummond and the Bannister families as they navigate their way to launch Dramaticus, a theatre company. Brother and sister fight for artistic direction and their children struggle to find their identities as they are pitted against each other daily. 

Samsara achieved her Masters of Writing For Performance from VCA in 2016. In The Players she combines this talent and her love of soap operas with sound engineering skills developed early in her career working as a sound technician at Arts Centre Melbourne before going on to lecture in the field at Box Hill Institute and then VCA. Samsara works closely with an amazing team of actors to create the intensely emotional and often quite hilarious circumstances the Drummonds and Bannisters find themselves in daily as they try to combine work and family in the always fraught theatre industry.

Like all great family get-togethers, A Very Drummond Christmas promises to be eventful to say the least. Be in the audience as this special podcast recording session is live streamed to The Players audience around the world. The Players is available free on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Tune In and most podcast apps. Search for The Players by Samsara.

Tip: Get up to speed on The Players before the event by listening to the Box Sets at www.theplayerssoapopera.com  

FEATURING:
Scott Knight as Edward Drummond
Jaq Avery as Flora Drummond
Maree Shefford as Ruby Drummond
Justin Groves as Brick Murello
Imbi Leili Ling as River Murello
April Garreffa as Emerald Bannister
Axle Gunn as Michael Bannister
Jaclyn Lombardo as Sienna Bannister
Daniel Brasher as Frank Medford
Damian Vuleta as Henri

Event details:
7.30pm, 12 December 2018
Brunswick Mechanics Institute
270 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Tickets: $10 each, early bird $5 (all tickets bought before 1st December)

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Episode 14 - The Captivation

INT.  STAGE.  KIRANA IS PRACTISING ON THE PIANO
EDWARD (Stands, listening for a moment.  When Kirana stops he claps).  Wonderful playing my dear.
KIRANA Oh, sorry.  I didn’t see you there.  Nobody was here (looks to where Brick had exited) so I thought I would get a bit of practice in.
EDWARD No need to apologise.  That was positively delightful.  Was that the Moonlight Sonata or do my ears deceive me in my dotage?
KIRANA Yes.  Yes it was.  I have a recital coming up so I thought I would get in a bit of practice.  This is a lovely piano.  Such a joy to play.
EDWARD (chuckling). Yes, only the best for us – which is why you are here of course!
KIRANA I don’t know about that. 
EDWARD Oh, I am sorry, I seem to have made you a bit uncomfortable, and like the big oaf I am, I have not even managed introductions.  I, beautiful lady, am Edward Drummond, and you must be the lovely Kirana – pianist extraordinaire!
KIRANA (giggling) Yes, I am Kirana.  I believe I will be accompanying you and your daughter for a…

CHAPTER 24: The Extended Understanding

CHAPTER 24 The Extended Understanding LISTEN HERE Scene 1: The Extension (Part 2) Flora begs Ruby and Edward for a favour.
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Scene 2: The Understanding (Part 1) Brick and Sienna relax at the Bistro after a gruelling rehearsal.
FEATURING: Justin Groves and Jaclyn Lombardo
Scene 3: The Understanding (Part 2) Sienna tries to catch a ride with Ruby but misses her and ends up in an unexpected discussion with Edward.
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Episode 19- The Seduction

INT.  BISTRO.  KIRANA AND EDWARD SIPPING DRINKS.
KIRANA This is a lovely place.
EDWARD Yes.  I come here often.
KIRANA It has a very elegant ambience.  I can see why you like it.  Not to mention how conveniently close it is to the theatre.
EDWARD All of that, and the food is superb.  Alejandro, the chef, makes the most outstanding paella.  Would you like to share one with me?
KIRANA Oh, no thanks.  I can’t really stay that long.  I have a lot of preparation to do for my recital – and the launch tomorrow, of course!
EDWARD Ah, yes, the launch.  Well, you know, we still have a lot to talk over about that, so we might be here awhile.  It only makes sense to combine working and eating together.  That way you will be able to use your time afterwards to focus on your recital.
KIRANA (laughing) Your logic defies argument, and to be honest I am rather hungry.
EDWARD Excellent!  (indicates for waiter, who comes over)  Ask Alejandro to prepare his best paella de deux for myself and this beautiful lady.  Oh, an…