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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Turns : A Pantomime with a Twist
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'The plot involves the pantomime star Marjory Joy ... who is on her last legs (or is she?)

'As she remembers a romantic and exciting life spent in show business (or was it?) her son Alistair ... struggles to understand the woman, all women - and the one in particular he must come to terms with. Turns is well worth your attention, a broad reflection on matters of identity, family and dependency, show business, and completely losing your marbles!

'You'll be intrigued by its elements of mystery, entertained by some outrageous fun and games, the slapstick echoes of the keystone kops, 1940's film noir gets a nod, and the overtones of music-hall, burlesque, vaudeville, above all traditional pantomime. This kaleidoscopic rainbow of theatrical styles makes for an evening in the theatre we believe is widely appealing, one we hope is ultimately quite moving.'

Source: Turns website, http://turnstheshow.com.au/
Sighted: 24/02/2011

Production Details

  • First produced at Orange Civic Theatre 11-12 February 2011. Regional productions at Bathurst and Dubbo followed, prior to a Sydney season at the Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre, 22 February – 12 March 2011.

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Works about this Work

Fancy Nancye Returns Nathanael Cooper , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 July 2011; (p. 60)

— Review of Turns : A Pantomime with a Twist Reg Livermore , 2011 single work musical theatre
Curtain Call Lucy Brook , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 20 - 26 July no. 842 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Turns : A Pantomime with a Twist Reg Livermore , 2011 single work musical theatre
Untitled John McCallum , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 July 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Turns : A Pantomime with a Twist Reg Livermore , 2011 single work musical theatre
Reg Takes Another Turn for the Tivoli Steve Dow , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 7 May 2011; (p. 16)
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 6 March 2011; (p. 13)

— Review of Turns : A Pantomime with a Twist Reg Livermore , 2011 single work musical theatre
Turn of Events Takes Mother and Son Back to Vaudeville Jason Blake , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 February 2011; (p. 13)

— Review of Turns : A Pantomime with a Twist Reg Livermore , 2011 single work musical theatre
Untitled Elissa Blake , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 6 March 2011; (p. 13)

— Review of Turns : A Pantomime with a Twist Reg Livermore , 2011 single work musical theatre
Untitled John McCallum , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 July 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Turns : A Pantomime with a Twist Reg Livermore , 2011 single work musical theatre
Curtain Call Lucy Brook , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 20 - 26 July no. 842 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Turns : A Pantomime with a Twist Reg Livermore , 2011 single work musical theatre
Fancy Nancye Returns Nathanael Cooper , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 July 2011; (p. 60)

— Review of Turns : A Pantomime with a Twist Reg Livermore , 2011 single work musical theatre
Whimsy and Wonder as Versatile Troupers Take Another Turn on Stage Bryce Hallett , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 February 2011; (p. 9)
Reg Takes Another Turn for the Tivoli Steve Dow , 2011 single work biography
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 7 May 2011; (p. 16)
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