Hit Productions presents
By Hannie Rayson
Hit Productions returns to the Sunshine Coast with their new award winning comedy play Hotel Sorrento performing at The Events Centre, Caloundra on Thursday 20 September at 7.30pm.
Written by Hannie Rayson, this play is inspired by the AFI award winning Australian film and stars Joanne Booth as Pippa (Neighbours; House Husbands), Ruth Caro as Hilary (Home & Away; The Glass Menagerie), Dennis Coard as Wal (HIT’s Australia Day; Home & Away), Kim Denman as Meg (HIT’s All My Love; West Side Story), Saxon Gray as Troy (Twelfth Night), Dion Mills as Edwin (HIT’s All My Love; Eurydice), Jenny Seedsman as Marge (Inheritance; Patient 12), and Mike Smith as Dick (HIT’s The 39 Steps; Billy Elliot – The Musical).
The play boasts an exceptional creative team led by critically acclaimed director, Denny Lawrence who has directed several productions for HIT including All My Love, Glorious!, Shirley Valentine, Always… Patsy Cline, and Educating Rita. The playwright, Hannie Rayson, is a celebrated Australian playwright and has won awards for a number of her works. Hotel Sorrento alone has afforded her an AWGIE, a NSW Premier’s Literary Award and a Green Room Award for Best Play of 1990.
Producer, Christine Harris, is this year celebrating her 25th year as a significant Australian producer and is dedicated to delivering Australian works to Australian audiences. Hotel Sorrento is HIT Productions’ 100th tour!
The 2018 Eastern seaboard tour runs in three blocks across 16 weeks between April to October incorporating 34 capital city, metro, outer metro and regional venues. This tour is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
“HIT Productions first toured Hotel Sorrento in 1999. In twenty years of touring plays, this company has dedicated itself to producing the work of Australian playwrights. My plays have been seen by audiences across the country as a result. Always in any work of art we are looking for questions that go to the heart of our humanity. HIT Productions have dedicated themselves with great skill and open-heartedness to this quest. They have been tireless in their commitment to sharing the stories of Australian lives and have enriched our national theatre culture immeasurably.” Hannie Rayson, 2018