Our upcoming production of Terry Pratchett's play 'Lords and Ladies', to be directed by the same director who brought us the outstanding season of 'Mort' in 2017, has been fully cast and rehearsals have begun. The show will be presented at the Roleystone Hall in July.

 

Book online through trybooking - https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=510123&


*IF YOU BOOK BEFORE 4TH JUNE YOU'LL GET A DISCOUNT OF 10% ON TICKETS!


LOCATION

Roleystone Hall (cnr. Jarrah Rd and Wygonda Rd, Roleystone, W.A.)


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

May 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th at 7:30pm 
with matinee on May 4th, 11th at 2:30pm
6pm show on Sunday 4th May

Bookings for our first production of 2019 are now open! Click here to go to our bookings page.

Friday May 3 (7:30pm), Saturday May 4th (2:30pm and 7:30pm), Sunday 5th May (6pm), Thursday 9th May (7:30pm), Friday 10th May (7:30pm), Saturday 11th may (2:30pm and 7:30pm)

Our season of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' is the 3rd-11th May and promises to be a funny, heart warming and interactive one and a half hours of theatre!

Four audience members will also be asked to join the fun on stage, so please consider being a part of our show when you come to see it (we support you all the way).

Follow the fortunes of 6 'unique' spellers as they strive to become the Spelling Bee champion. 

Suitable for teenage + audiences.




Our 2019 AGM 

Thank you to all our members that attended last week's Annual General Meeting on 19th February 2019.

Our committee for 2019/20 is as follows:
President - Bree Hartley
Vice President - Stephen Carr
Secretary - Kathryn (Kat) Stark 
Treasurer - Keith Thomas-Wurth
Committee - Joanne Padgett
Committee - Callum Presbury
Committee - Daniel Ramsell 
Committee - Penny Ramsell 
Committee - Bradley (Brad) Towton 
Committee - Paul Treasure

This is a committee of many years experience, and our Theatre is in sure hands!


We must take this opportunity to thank our outgoing committee members Shannon Allender, Sherrill Wallis and Linda Roads. 

Thank you also to Keith Thomas-Wurth for his time as President, Bradley Towton for his time as Treasurer and Penny Ramsell for her time as Vice President (all three are remaining on Committee).



WE DID IT!

An amazing vote result at the Full Council Meeting tonight (17/12/18) about the Roleystone Theatre building. 

ALL the recommendations from the Community Services meeting on the 4th December were passed unanimously by the Council, with an additional part about the use of the Roleystone Hall as our temporary home. 

It has been a crazy few months since the campaign began but tonight was so worth all the time and effort. 

Funding is the next step but Councillor Mark Geary spoke of many avenues to explore, as part of his fabulous speech, to assist the Council find the funds as required. In addition we will need to work closely with the Council about our temporary home while consulting on the re-instated Roleystone Theatre building. We welcome members to join the committee, or be part of a working group, to assist as we move into the future. 

What an amazing amount of work and commitment from our City of Armadale Councillors and Council Officers. Our ward Councillors in particular, Caroline Weilinga and Grant Nixon, have worked tirelessly on this and we can not thank them enough. Grant Nixon made a wonderful statement about the amazing Roleystone community and our place in it.

As a theatre group we are unspeakably thankful for the community support and the Save the Roleystone Theatre campaign group.

This is a major victory for our local community, our theatre community and everyone down through the years who we were representing with our fight to not lose what they had built through blood, sweat and tears. 


The Roleystone Theatre and Theatre Group live to fight another day. 

Bring on the 100 year centenary of the building (1922-2022)!


Did you know:

Our paper petition (presented to Council late November 2018) had an incredible 4424 signatures

Our online petition (non-conforming but still presented to Council) had 1654 signatures


The extent of our community support and submissions for the 'Save our Roleystone Theatre' Campaign as of early December 2018:

  •   648 letters from students from the Roleystone Community College
  •   1 video submission
  •   47 letters and emails (plus letters to Councillors directly)
  •   4424 signatures on a conforming paper petition and 1654 signatures on a non-confirming online petition 
submitted and tabled by Cr G Nixon at the 27 November 2018 Ordinary Council Meeting

Did you know:

  • The Roleystone Theatre Inc presents between 4 and 6 productions a year, plus youth focussed activities, and concerts.
  • The old Roleystone Theatre venue had a seating capacity of 132 seats.
  • From 2013 to 2018 the Roleystone Theatre welcomed 15 000 audience members to our productions!  
  • Our audience demographics show that we have people coming to see our productions from all over the metropolitan area, drawing people into the City of Armadale.                                                             
  • The Roleystone Theatre Inc. is an award-winning theatre group. We have won a large number of Robert Finely Awards, ITA Drama Fest and ITA Youth Fest awards over the last five decades. It's not just in recent decades though, we were also winners in numerous South Suburban Music and Eisteddfod Society competitions held from the 1930s to the 1960s.
                                   


Wardrobe Clear-out and sale

HELP PLEASE!

We need help to sort through costumes to decide on what to keep and then move costumes out of the space/organise for relocation.

It's also an opportunity to buy costumes the theatre no longer requires as these will be sold on the day (price will depend on type of costume and condition of the piece).

Also - The committee are seeking some space for temporary storage if you have cupboard space to spare.

 Please contact Penny Ramsell for further information: penny.ramsell@roleystonetheatre.com.au or 0429 370 081