Red carpet to be rolled out for new stage play

PREPARING: Actors from the show Stage Directions have been busy rehearsing for their new show.
PREPARING: Actors from the show Stage Directions have been busy rehearsing for their new show. Contributed

IPSWICH Little Theatre is rolling out the red carpet for a Hollywood style razzle dazzle experience for the gala opening night of their latest play titled Stage Directions.

Stage Directions is the first full length play to be written by local writer and theatre member Aaron Evans.

Stage Directions is a funny and sobering look at what life can be like behind the glare of the stage lights.

Audiences will be taken behind the scenes of a professional theatre company as the cast rehearse their upcoming production.

The main character of the show is a washed up movie star who has returned to Australia to try to kick start his flagging career.

However, he creates problems immediately by falling out with one of the cast who quits the play.

It is left to his long suffering assistant and the director to try to keep things on track as sparks continue to fly between all of the cast members.

Director Aaron Evans said he was excited to share his talents with the city.

"The play comes from different aspects of my life,” he said.

"It really is a love letter to theatre and I am honoured to be able to share this new creation to the Ipswich community.”

The show will be shown at the Incinerator Theatre and audience members will experience red carpet treatment, complimentary champagne, a live jazz band at their gala night on Wednesday, September 20.

Bookings are now open for the gala night, as well as the other public nights on September 23, 29, 30 and October 6.

The very popular Sunday matinee is on October 1 at 2pm. Saturday, October 7 has the sold out sign up already.

Buy tickets online at or at the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre. Phone 32810555.

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