The Wishing Well

September 3rd, 2008 — September 20th, 2008


Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove


La Boite Theatre Company and Matrix Theatre


Michael Futcher
Helen Howard


Michael Futcher
Helen Howard


Phil Slade


Andrew Buchanan
Leon Cain
Helen Cassidy
Dan Crestani
Eugene Gilfedder
Sally McKenzie
Naomi Price
Bryan Probets

Costume Designer

Josh McIntosh

Set Designer

Josh McIntosh

Lighting Designer

David Walters

Sound Designer

Phil Slade

What the critics said:

Howard and Futcher direct the cast with stylised, ensemble-driven theatrical techniques, reminiscent of directors such as Steven Berkoff, to embody the characters, objects, sights, sounds and environments of Edith's story. The strength of Howard and Futcher's story, combined with their stylistic choices, makes The Wishing Well an engaging work and a great example of the theatrical and emotional journey good drama can produce. The Australian The production provides plenty of breathtaking theatrical effects, this is an ensemble piece and here we have a dream team... as they mime, provide sound effects, sing evocative refrains and slip seamlessly in and out of multiple cameo roles. It's theatre at its most theatrical.The Courier Mail

Every so often in my position I am privileged to witness a theatrical piece in which all the elements come together. Such was my experience at the opening of The Wishing Well. You have to see it to fully appreciate it. Rarely do I find time to see a production twice but I will do my best to see this one again. Nigel Munro-Wallis on 612 ABC Brisbane

Source: La Boite’s 2008 Annual Report

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