The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard | POSTPONED
2 December - 12 December
2 – 12 December 2021
preview: Thursday 2 December
opening night: Friday 3 December
Tuesday to Saturday 7:30pm
ticket price: $30 – $40
bookings: 03 9662 9966
In this high energy comedy by Tom Stoppard; Moon and Birdboot, two drama critics, arrive to watch the performance of a new detective play, a parody of the conventional stage thriller. However the private lives of the critics become inextricably mixed with those of the play’s characters until Moon is shot dead and the real Inspector Hound proves to be…?
Directed by Matthew Cox
Produced by Sarah Cuthbert & Sunshine Cooper
Matthew Cox – Director
A drama nerd “from way back”, Matthew ‘Coxy’ Cox is delighted to be directing ‘The Real Inspector Hound’. After a slew of critically-and-parentally-acclaimed roles throughout his high school years, Coxy helped found the Old Carey Performing Arts Club (OCPAC), a non-profit alumni led theatre company which has gone on to produce highly successful productions in the Melbourne theatre circuit. His appetite for direction has been both fuelled and fed in partnership with Artefact Theatre, founded by Mark Yeates. His directing work includes Seminar: a Comedy (Chapel off Chapel 2016) The Importance of Being Earnest (St Martins Theatre, Chapel off and Chapel 2018 and 2019) and Much Ado About Nothing (St Martin’s Theatre, October 2019).
About Artefact Theatre Co.
Founded by Mark Raymond Yeates in 2016, Artefact Theatre Co. exists to create great theatre with great people. The company was named for what theatre aspires to be and what truly special theatre inherently becomes – momentos that remain in the minds of audiences long after the event itself. That theatre can live beyond the performance is the very reason this age-old tradition continues, and it’s why we do what we do.Commencing with Proof by David Auburn, Artefact jumped deep into the complexity of this riveting text that explores the concept of identity, family dysfunction and the blurred line between genius and madness. Directed by Emily O’Brien-Brown, Artefact’s Proof played at the Alex Theatre in St. Kilda to mixed reviews. Tackling mathematics in their first show, the company continued the academic theme, taking on Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar, a five-hander that explores the New York literary world. Focusing heavily on the relationships developed between four eager writers and their private tutor, Seminar was directed by Matthew Cox and presented at Chapel Off Chapel in late 2016. In early 2018, Artefact staged the first of two successful seasons of the Oscar Wilde classic, The Importance of Being Earnest. A far cry from the highly intellectual works of Auburn and Rebeck, this historical farce, again directed by Matthew Cox, was staged at St. Martin’s Youth Theatre in South Yarra. It celebrated such success that it went on to mount a second season in early 2019 at Chapel Off Chapel as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. More recently – the company presented the Shakespeare classic ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at St Martins Youth Theatre. The team are thrilled to be bursting out of iso and straight into another farcical comedy with The Real Inspector Hound to be presented at fortyfivedownstairs in December 2021.
Group 6+: $35
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