Theatre Inconnu presents KAFKA THE MUSICAL by MURRAY GOLD
SPECIAL EVENT! Meet Murray Gold, the award-winning playwright and musical director for the BBC’s Doctor Who at Little Fernwood Hall on Sunday, December 2, 7pm. Enjoy an evening of informal and entertaining banter as Mr. Gold answers your questions and shares the experiences and insights of his eclectic international career as a playwright and composer. ($10 Admission / Students, seniors, and unwaged: by donation. Little Fernwood Hall, 1923 Fernwood Road)
Kafka the Musical previews November 27
Opens November 28
November 29 and December 1, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 at 8pm
2pm matinees December 1, 2, 8, 15
A struggling Franz Kafka has been approached by a famous producer to star in a
musical based upon himself. Will this be the event that can turn his life around? Or is
it really even happening? Don’t be daunted by preconceptions! Playwright Murray Gold
has made this touching, and often hilarious, portrait of Kafka accessible to all.
“Blowing my heart as well as my mind with its superior writing, a poignant
story of love, death and regret that will haunt you.” —Radio Times
Premtim Plakolli as Kafka
Jess Shead as Dora
Cam Culham as the Doctor & Newspaper Seller
Richard Patterson as the Father
Naomi Simpson as the Mother
Holly Jonson as Felice
Kyle Kushnir as the Man #1 & Jack the Doorman
Melissa Blank as Melina & Singer
Matt Mathiason as Barman & Man #2
Patricia Reilly – costume designer
April Parchoma – lighting designer
Robert Randall – set designer
Donna Williams – music director
Stephanie Geehan – choreographer
Clayton Jevne – director
Gloria Snider – stage manager
Kevin Stinson – sound designer
Get your tickets today at TICKET ROCKET!
A tip from a Theatre Inconnu patron led Artistic Director, Clayton Jevne, to discover a most engaging, unique, and moving play — Kafka the Musical. After gleefully imagining how well this BBC radio play would work on stage, he began a frantic search for its creator, Murray Gold. Jevne discovered that Mr. Gold was also an award-winning musical composer
for the television shows Doctor Who and Torchwood, as well as numerous other TV series and films. Gold also had four plays produced on London’s West End, and has created symphonic works with the Sidney (Australia) Symphony Orchestra, and even a ballet, soon to premiere in England.
So, Jevne wondered, why wouldn’t Mr. Gold jump at the chance to have a little theatre company on an island at the end of Canada prepare a stage adaptation for a radio play that was garnering him national awards?!
With the assistance of Associate Artistic Director Graham McDonald, a request
was sent to Mr. Gold with an offer that he could most definitely refuse. Instead, Murray
(as Theatre Inconnu now calls its new best friend) exclaimed: “I don’t see any obstacles. Let me know if you need anything from me.”
Mr. Gold was living in New York, and it just so happened that Jevne and McDonald
would be in The Big Apple where Jevne would be performing Moscow Stations.
Would Murray care to see the show and meet afterwards? Fast-forward to Manhattan, post performance, a little pub, Jevne and Mr. Gold, too many pints, and lots of excitement over the project — with Mr. Gold already plotting out a stage draft to suit Inconnu’s unique Fernwood venue.
A final draft was born and Mr. Gold has confirmed his appearance for the opening: “I’m
coming whether I’m invited or not.”
THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS AND PARTNERS:
CVVMagazine.com, The CRD, The Province of BC through the Provincial Gaming Branch and The Fernwood Community Association
Complimentary Tickets, 2011 Punch Cards, and Reservations:
If you have been offered complimentary admission, have an Inconnu punchcard or just wish to make a reservation, you please call Theatre Inconnu directly at 250-360-0234, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can pick up your tickets at Theatre Inconnu’s box office prior to the show. Ticket Rocket will make note of any special seating needs. Tickets must be picked up five minutes prior to show time.
Theatre Inconnu is at 1923 Fernwood Road (right across from The Belfry).
Tickets at the Door:
Tickets not sold by reservation will be available at Theatre Inconnu (1923 Fernwood Road). Seating is general, and we suggest that you arrive at least a half hour before showtime (box office opens one hour before showtime).