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Based on real events, Bordertown is the story of Patricia Barnes, country hairdresser who created Bob Hawke’s ‘silver bodgie’ hair style. Faced with her own waning notoriety, she encourages her daughter, Felicity, to head to Hollywood and become a star. After scoring a job on a major production, Felicity starts dating B-List actor and former stand-up comedian, Emilio Sanchez, much to the delight of her mother and a bunch of Australian gossip mags. After a mere two weeks, however, the relationship falls apart, and in a fit of desperation Felicity kills herself with hydrogen peroxide after Patricia refuses to let her come home. When Emilio turns up at the funeral, all hell breaks loose in a small town obsessed with fame.
ABOUT THE WRITER
Matt Hawkins is an award winning playwright and screenwriter whose credits include The Micallef Program (ABC), Always Greener (7 Network) and Life Support (SBS). His feature films and shorts have appeared in over 30 international film festivals and his work has been loved by audiences in Australia, the UK and Ghana. His last play, Frank Forbes and the Yahoo Boy, was nominated for best professional production at the Adelaide Theatre Guide’s Curtain Call Awards. Matt lectures in screenwriting at Flinders University and is the artistic director of South Australian Playwrights Theatre.
Critical reactions to Matt’s work:
...blowing the cobwebs away from the dark and dusty corners of Adelaide theatre and bringing us delightfully into the modern day… Maggie Wood, Adelaide Theatre Guide
... A great show...An entertaining and funny story that deserves to be told…’ Michael Coghlan...The Clothesline, Adelaide
‘Hawkins' dialogue is sharp and he has an inventive sense of theatre’ Pamela Paye, Sun-Herald, Sydney
...a tremendous night out, with a sharp and witty script... John Ovenden, Hills Magazine
‘Hawkins’ surreal humour is invigorating’ Kieron Quirke, TimeOut, London
‘...a delight…’ Peter Burdon, The Advertiser
‘...writer/director Matt Hawkins brings mature insight and a perceptive eye to his multi-dimensional story. He also regularly manages to make us laugh – sometimes uproariously...combining elements of serious drama and character detail with almost-farcical comedy... Anthony Vawser...Stage Whispers
ABOUT THE CAST
Jodie graduated from NIDA in 1996. Her international film credits include Coffin Rock, Hildegarde, with Richard E Grant, Hard Knox, The Fury Within, Barely Visible, Starring Duncan Wiley. She also starred in acclaimed telemovie Heroes’ Mountain, playing the role of Sally Diver. Jodie’s television highlights include lead roles in ABC’s Grass Roots, White Collar Blue, Children’s Hospital, Second Chance, and sitcom Sit Down, Shut Up, as well as regular guest roles in All Saints, McLeod’s Daughters, Wildside, Stingers, The Alice, Headstart, Big Sky, and American productions Farscape and Beastmaster.
Kimberley is a 2016 graduate of Flinders Drama Centre. In early 2016 her studies led her to international pursuits where she honed her craft at Columbia College in Chicago. It is here she wrote and performed her first show The Gospel According to Kim. Once graduating she discovered other creative interests and directed her first musical, Scrooge. She has since worked as a Children’s Puppeteer for Camp Quality and shone in the role of Tracy in the award nominated Frank Forbes and the Yahoo Boy.
Chris is an international performing artist who has worked extensively on stage, television and film. His credits include Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (ABC), Danger 5 (SBS) and House Husbands (9 Network). His stage work includes State Theatre productions Three Sisters and The Give and Take as well as the world premiere of Barassi: The Stage Show performed at the prestigious Arts Centre in Melbourne. He has also starred in locally produced sci-fi feature Double Happiness Uranium.
Brendan has been a theatrical stalwart in Adelaide for the past fifteen years appearing in such productions as Hot Shoe Shuffle, Hairspray, PIGS, Bogans, Men Behaving Badly (MBM), Spamalot (NLTC) Guys and Dolls (G&S) Out of the Ordinary, The Golden Dragon (Bakehouse Theatre) Miss Saigon (MCMT). He has recently appeared in Frank Forbes and the Yahoo Boy (South Australian Playwrights Theatre) and the films Storm Boy and Wild for the Adelaide Film Festival
Lighting Design by: Stephen Dean
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