|Jaq Avery, Jaclyn Lombardo, April Garreffa, and Imbi Leili Ling - photo by Dan A'Vard|
12 DECEMBER 2018
BRUNSWICK MECHANICS INSTITUTE
SIMULTANEOUS LIVE STREAM!
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
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
Gabrielle Reiher as Kirana
Damian Vuleta as Henri
7.30pm, 12 December 2018
Brunswick Mechanics Institute
270 Sydney Road, Brunswick
Tickets: $10 each, early bird $5 (all tickets bought before 1st December)