New England Theatre Talk: The Events looks at the aftermath of a massacre

The Events: Catherine McClements stars in this mix of drama and music.
The Events: Catherine McClements stars in this mix of drama and music.

The Events, by Scottish playwright David Grieg, was the sleeper hit of the 2013 Edinburgh Festival.

For the Australian production, the brilliant Catherine McClements (Wentworth, Sisters, Water Rats) is joined by a local community choir drawn from the Tamworth region in an extraordinary blend of theatre and music.

The events tackles the most difficult question to answer in the aftermath of a massacre:  why?

The Events was written as a response to the 2011 massacre in Norway. Devastatingly, this story is still as relevant today as it was seven years ago with such events in the USA occurring too often – and closer to home with Port Arthur, Martin Place and Melbourne CBD.

Ultimately the play is about moving forward, strength in the face of adversity and hope. The Events can be seen at Tamworth Town Hall on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18 at 7.30pm.

After numerous sell-out performances in Australia, popular psychic-medium Peter Williams is coming to Tamworth’s Capitol Theatre on Saturday, July 28 at 7pm.

Peter Williams will demonstrate his amazing ability as he contacts and communicates with loved ones on the other side. He will be delivering their messages to the audience live on the night.

Peter Williams is internationally known for his heartfelt and accurate insights and continues to amaze audiences with his ability to communicate with loved ones in the spirit world.

Peter has been reading for clients in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Japan for more than 10 years. During a live event, Peter uses his special ability to connect with souls that have passed over and help bring closure to those in need.

Book now for Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, August 4 at 7.30pm at Capitol Theatre. Puccini’s opera inspired the musical, Miss Saigon

 To book your seats visit entertainmentvenues.com.au, call 6766 2028, or visit the box office at Capitol Theatre and The Big Golden Guitar.