Touring Regional Tasmania 9 – 24 November 2018
How can you put a whole life on stage?

After a stellar premier season in the Theatre Royal Backspace in July, Tasmania Performs is bringing Twelve Times He Spoke to regional towns across Tasmania in November.

It begins simply enough, mapping the twists and turns of one man’s unremarkable life. But the course he has charted is not the one that unfolds, and he ends up in places – some quite dark – that were never part of his plan. The fortunes, mishaps, and joys of his years provide a life-long reminder that happiness and comfort can be found in the seemingly insignificant. That the unremarkable can in fact grow to something rich and rare.

Written by multi-award winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer, Twelve Time He Spoke follows the journey of one man’s life reflected a selection of speeches and intimate moments in which one man chooses, or is chosen, to speak before a gathered group of others: his classmates, his teammates, friends, colleagues and strangers. The audience bears witness to his life in moments as he puts himself “on the public record”, to say the things that need to be said.

This is vital and engaging theatre. One that gets to the heart of the way men navigate their place in the world…..It’s the kind of work that makes you think of your father, brother, partner and the moments they’ve struggled to speak in public, and the moments they’ve overcome the terror because what they needed to say was more important than their fear. ~ ARTSHUB Review by Kath Melbourne

Friday 9 November 2 – Kettering Community Hall
Saturday 10 November – Moonah Arts Centre
Thursday 15 November – Deloraine Little Theatre
Friday 16 November – paranaple arts centre, Devonport
Saturday 17 November – Stanley Town Hall
Wednesday 21 November – Palais Theatre, Franklin
Friday 23 November – Portland Memorial Hall, St Helens
Saturday 24 November – Swansea Town Hall
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PLAYWRIGHT: Finegan Kruckemeyer
PERFORMER: Guy Hooper DIRECTOR/DESIGNER: Ben Winspear SOUND DESIGNER: Heath Brown STAGE & TOUR MANAGER: Adam ‘Gus’ Powers PRODUCER: Blue Cow Theatre
DURATION 70 minutes (no interval)

PATRONS ADVICE Suitable for ages 16+ Contains adult themes and some strong language
Senior Producer – Annette Downs