Recent Home Living Property Culture The Team North Shore Living
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Written by Emma Brancatisano

Photography by Des Harris

“People who subscribe to our theatre will tell you proudly, ‘I’ve been coming here for 25 years!’”

It began as a group of avid theatre-lovers with a commitment to their craft. Nearing sixty years later, Pymble Players Inc. still stands as one of Sydney’s leading community theatre groups.

Sitting high above Mona Vale Road, this local treasure has inhabited the heritage-listed Pymble Church Hall since 1974. Yet the hidden location does not detract from the thriving creativity that flourishes inside.

Transformed into an 84-seat, purpose-built theatre, the group has now performed over 200 plays and has built a loyal following of 1500 subscribers as it looks forward to its 2016 calendar.

“We run a successful season each year of 5 plays – 4 plays that people can subscribe to and 1 children’s play,” explains actor, director and committee member, Julia Griffith.

“Our program is well-thought out every season. We look for good-quality plays that we know will be interesting and attractive for our audience.”

From tragedies and romances to classics and comedies, the plethora of plays is as diverse as those who frequent the space. Pymble Players attracts actors, directors and volunteers to craft a performance that audiences will keep coming back for.

“Our audiences like the intimacy that a small theatre brings with the actors being right there in front of you,” says Griffith.

Entering the 2016 season, members and the public can look forward to Sylvia, the acclaimed canine comedy that sees a middle-aged man meet a dog who eats a hole in his marriage.

“It is a funny play but it tells a story that matters…audiences will be in for a shock!”

Corner of Mona Vale Road and Bromley Avenue, Pymble | For ticket sales, information on productions and how to become a member, see the website.

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