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Win Tickets to Queer Fairytale 'Shining Armour'


LOTL are giving away 2 double passes to 'Shining Armour,' a new queer fairytale musical for Monday 23 September 2013.

Bookings have recently opened for Shining Armour, the electrifying new musical coming to the famous 1812 Theatre this month.

Twelve talented actors and eleven musicians will be performing in the historic 150-seat theatre. All three main characters are queer and there is a large element of the story with a queer theme.

Created as a fairytale musical for adults, Shining Armour is set in a fictional world where the characters believe the ‘rules’ of fairytales apply.

There are designated heroes, kidnapped princesses, and little girls are never allowed out into the woods. Except that their world is no more magical than our own, and such a misunderstanding can cause an awful lot of trouble…

When Rinaya, the hero’s daughter (played by Zaverr Doctor), disrupts the status quo by running off to save princess Penelope (Tayla Thomas), she sets in motion a chain of events which will unravel the world as they know it.

The main cast also includes Maria Roitman (“Sera,” the witch), who has performed solos at the National Theatre, Hamer Hall and Hisense Arena, and Bayne Bradshaw (“Henry,” the prince), who has appeared in numerous episodes of Neighbours.

Musicians include Emma Rogers, a published flautist and composer with Move Records and Tetractys Publishing, and Aaron Klein, who has played with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic and the Mozart and Brahms Clarinet Quintets.

Key creatives include director Karra Peppler, who has directed theatre at Chapel Off Chapel, Revolt and MUST, and has been called a “must see” director by Darby Turnbull (Theatre People), writer Ephiny Gale, who is the author of numerous published short stories and several produced plays and musicals, including the sold out How to Direct from Inside at La Mama, and musical director and orchestrator Lore Burns, whose most recent credits include composing and sound designing for Kiss Me Like You Mean It and her current role as sound technician on King Kong at the Regent Theatre.

Shining Armour is the first co-production between The 1812 Theatre and an independent theatre company.

TrailerParkProductions is a relatively new, non-profit company which produced ‘Good Works’ in 2012, a production which earned unanimously positive reviews. Theatre People said, “I would strongly recommend Good Works for the professional and exciting artistry on display … The company more than deserve the support.”

When: 19-28 September
Where: The 1812 Theatre, Upper Ferntree Gully, VIC
Tickets available at www.1812theatre.com.au

To read the interview with the writer of Shining Armour, Ephiny, about the lesbian theme within the story, click HERE

For your chance to win a double pass for the night of Monday 23 September to Shining Armour, fill in the form below. Competition closes 19 September 2013. Please note only winners will be notified.

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