‘Jarman brings his audience into something more akin to conversation in this intimate space.' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

17-26 May 2018
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A little musical comedy with a cast of hundreds – or one man who moves very fast (for his age).

Tasmanian living theatre treasure Robert Jarman is turning 60! Whilst others might celebrate with a holiday in Bali, Robert is making a new show. (Kinda like a busman’s holiday.) Robert goes back to where it all began …

Sydney, 1958, when a night at the theatre was a glamorous occasion and a chap took his best girl to the latest hit musical. In 1958, that just happened to be West Side Story.

Passions are high, prejudice runs deep, love struggles with hate … but the mostly conservative audience is blissfully unaware that backstage the chorus boys are having a decidedly gay old time. If you catch my drift …


Produced by Blue Cow Theatre
Directed by Annette Downs
Designed by William Dowd

Starring Robert Jarman


Thursday 17 May, 7.30pm
Friday 18 May, 7.30pm
Saturday 19 May, 7.30pm
Wednesday 23 May, 7.30pm
Thursday 24 May, 7.30pm
Friday 25 May, 7.30pm
Saturday 26 May, 7.30pm


Adult $40
Concession $25

Blue Cow Theatre is assisted by the Minister for the Arts through Arts Tasmania.