Season: 
4 Nov 2015 to 14 Nov 2015
Time: 
Ticketholders Please Note: this production has a strict lockout policy. Due to the complex technical requirements of the show, we are unable to admit latecomers.
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Wed 4 at 11:30AM - SOLD OUT
Wed 4 at 7PM - AVAILABLE
Thurs 5 at 7PM - AVAILABLE
Fri 6 at 11:30AM - SOLD OUT
Sat 7 - SOLD OUT
Sun 8 - SOLD OUT
Tues 10 at 1PM - AVAILABLE
Wed 11 at 7PM - AVAILABLE
Thurs 12 - SOLD OUT
Fri 13 at 11:30AM - LIMITED
Fri 13 at 7PM - LIMITED
Sat 14 - SOLD OUT
Duration: 
75 minutes (no interval)
Venue: 
ATYP Studio 1, The Wharf
Tickets: 
Tickets $20
Earlybird tickets $15 (until 5PM, 21 October)

Bookings
02 9270 2400

The Trolleys

 


READ THE REVIEWS

"The Trolleys  is a great play that has a great message" STAGE NOISE

"Young actors illuminate key themes of life" SMH

"THE TROLLEYS burns with a gentle, compelling glow as it softly illuminates a path to reflection for any audience, young or old." SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE



Writer Sara West

Director Danielle O'Keefe

#ATYP_TROLLEYS

Winner of the 2014 ATYP Foundation Commission

Through the tangle of upturned shopping trolleys and makeshift cardboard housing we see jars. Empty jars with light emitting from the inside.

The cover of a manhole starts to shift, slides across the brown sludge floor and a beautiful glowing jar is pushed to the surface. A small hand, then an arm – a girl pulls herself to the surface. She picks up the jar, holds it to her chest and looks at us. Right at us.

And so began the proposal that won the 2014 ATYP Foundation Commission Award. This captivating new play by Sara West transplants us to a dangerous world where the most important commodity is light. But for The Trolleys, the kids on the outskirts of town, the light in their jars is fading and they don’t know why. There is only a little time left. No one wants to live in the dark.

The ATYP Foundation was established to commission plays for actors aged between 10 and 13. The scripts are published by Playlab so they can be purchased by schools and youth theatres around the country. This production is a must for young artists and audiences. Come and see the play young people around the country will be performing for years to come.

Set & Costume Design Melanie Liertz
Lighting Design Emma Lockhart-Wilson
Sound Design & Composer Sam Weller
Sound Design Mentor Steve Francis
Assistant Director Rowan Bates
Stage Manager Michael Cornford

With Laura Bunting, Grace Campbell, Finbar Clayton, Coco Jack Gillies, Kiri Jenssen, Max Mulvenney, Daniel Page, Harry Straw, Noah Sturzaker, Amelia Warburton, and Scarlett Waters

Commissioned by ATYP Foundation

Supported by the ATYP Producers' Circle.

Sam Weller was selected to compose the music for The Trolleys as part of the 2015 Fanfare Competition. For more information about the competition please visit http://artology.org.au/fanfare/

Photographer: John Tsiavis
Talent: Kaiya Noble


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MEET THE CAST

BEFORE YOU SEE THE SHOW

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AFTER YOU SEE THE SHOW

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