Thursday, November 10, 2011

Baal Returns

BAAL@Fremantle Festival (Brecht Night)

Date: 19 Nov 2011 (Sat)
Time: 9pm
Venue: Fremantle Town Hall

Baal is returning, for one night only, at the Fremantle Festival on Saturday, the 19th of November.

Come, bring your family and friends, enjoy the festivities.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Preview reception

We've got our first review in after last nights preview show. It's the premiere tonight and we're on till Saturday. Book your tickets now!

...The play has been segmented, with five directors, each tackling a piece in their own individual style. The compound result from Melissa Merchant (Act 1), Tim Brain (Act 2), Mikala Westall (Act 3), Serge Tampalini (Act 4) and Ralf Rauker (Act 5) is presented impeccably, with no jarring changes of pace or technique.
The script is along the lines of BBC1 tv’s highly successful version of this raw, revolutionary prose in 1982, which starred David Bowie as Baal and ZoĆ« Wanamaker as Sophie.
One begs the fact, if you are going to put on a such a raw production, then you must realise that it is most frustrating for theaudience to watch a highly edited and modified version suitable only for ten-year-olds. Thirty years after the BBC, Serge and Ralf - two highly respected directors and producers - in tackling a controversial subject like ‘Baal’, have correctly demanded a huge amount from their fellow directors and the cast. The sex scenes were handled cleverly and the actors gave daring and convincing performances. The team have all rallied to the call, and given it their all. This generosity of spirit and commitment shows the respect they have for each other, along with the desire to do Brecht’s very complex, but commendable, work justice.
As mentioned in the synopsis, the characters change with each Act and director. To help us follow the storyline and retain the pace, the costumes (Bryony-Angel Wilson aided by Peta Kuchel, Holly Pritchard and Chantel Bell) have been kept the same style and colour for each character....

Read more here. We have it on our media review page as well. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

And Baal has arrived

He's here! We're ready to entertain you, to give you a show you'll never forget. To celebrate, there's some new photos at our photos page!

Book your tickets! Tell your friends! Spread the word!

"Young, naked, immensely marvellous, like Baal loved it, when he lived with us"

Monday, October 24, 2011

A week will Kill the meek

One week to go people. We have new pictures up on the Photos page.

Have you ordered your Tickets yet?

And we're covering this!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Of Posters, Banners, Bookmarks, Newspapers, Stickers and Baal

All around Perth, our Posters, Stickers and Bookmarks are starting to pop up. These things appearing all the way from Freemantle to Mandurah, CBD to Rockingham.

The Banner in front of Nexus Theatre

The back of the Baal bookmarks

The front of the Baal bookmarks

If you think that's a lot of bookmarks, it doesn't touch the surface of how many of them are going around

Yes. That's a gym locker room. Won't say which one though

And these stickers are popping up everywhere as well. We are not accountable for them being put up everywhere. We just give them out and have plausible deniability if they pop up near your area.

Our Media Reviews page has a link to an article from the Mandurah Coastal Times previewing Baal, with focus on our first Baal, Steve Capener, a Mandurah resident.

There'll be an interview with Steve, one of our directors Ralf Rauker, and one of our actors Moana Lutton, that will be shown on 'The Couch' on the 28th of November at 3. Do check it out. 

We also have a radio interview on RTRFM 92.1 on the 24th of October at 3 PM, featuring another director, Mikala Westall and of our actresses, Jessica Allen.

9 days to go people? Have you booked your tickets on the Tickets page?

And finally, do check out our Cast and Crew Profile page, to see who plays what, who does what, and who they think their own personal Baal is (and yes, I know. There's a lot of Charlie Sheens there)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Cult of Personality

Listen to the song.

Now look at the pictures.

Baal builds a myth that surrounds him, like Keith Moon. This is the story of the real Baal.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

New Pictures and something new to listen to

Three weeks away. Have you booked your tickets yet? No? Wanna know why you should book them soon?

Well, we've got new pictures up at the Photos page.

Here's one of those new pictures.

And if you notice, there's a little play button on the right. Play that. It'll hypnotise you into ordering some tickets.

No it won't actually. We're not at Hogwarts. No matter how much one of our directors looks like Alan Rickman.

But do order your tickets soon! Three weeks away.

P/S: If you're wondering where Murdoch University is, we have a map at the Tickets section.