Neighbourhood Watch Presented by State Theatre Company of South Australia
By Lally Katz
From 2nd May to 24 May 2014 – Dunstan Playhouse
Don’t be the baby horse!
BAFTA Award winning star Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter movies, Dickens’ Women) joins State Theatre Company for the first time in this glorious new Australian comedy about hope, death and pets. From the unique imagination of Lally Katz (The Eisteddfod, Stories I Want To Tell You In Person) springs a world of wonderfully neurotic, painfully recognisable characters.
A delightful odd-couple tale, Neighbourhood Watch tells the story of a young woman, Catherine, and her surprising friendship with her neighbour Ana, an 80 year old Hungarian-Australian widow. Ana is an irritable force of nature, bent but not broken by the harsh cards life has dealt her. Catherine is a young, scatter-brained aspiring actress. Around them swirls all the mess of contemporary life, absent boyfriends, annoying housemates and acquaintances that just won’t take a hint. As their relationship develops and deepens, they gain a new understanding from each other of how they might relate to the world and its pesky inhabitants
After its smash hit 2011 Sydney premiere, which resulted in a Helpmann Award nomination for Best Play, we’re proud to present a brand new production of this quirky, heart-warming play under the guidance of Helpmann Award-winning director Julian Meyrick (Doubt).