It’s been described as a “must-see” for theatre people – the world premiere of professional premises is coming to Paper Mountain in Northbridge.
Written by Perth playwright Andrew O’Connell and presented by Company O, the play follows a series of rehearsals led by a less-than-competent theatre director.
While rehearsing Shakespeare’s The Tempest, it becomes increasingly evident to Dave – who’s doing his best to rehearse for the part of Prospero – that director Malcolm doesn’t quite know what he’s doing.
Dave is unforgiving when it comes to people not being able to do their job properly and sets out to expose Malcolm as fraud.
But Lindsay, who is rehearsing for the part of Miranda, is quite fond of Malcolm and tries to defend him when Dave goes on the attack.
She sees no reason why Malcolm’s deception should be exposed, even if it is true, and doesn’t think going after him will help to make the play any better.
Dave wants his pound of flesh and Lindsay soon finds herself in the crossfire. The Tempest eventually reaches opening night but one person is missing in the end…
professional premises plays at 7.30pm October 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24. Tickets are $25 – book through trybooking.com. The show is on upstairs at Paper Mountain, 267 William Street, Northbridge.