Who are Tempo?

Tempo Theatre Inc. is a non-profit community theatre organisation proudly serving the Canberra region. We produce and promote live theatre, foster social interaction between people interested in theatre, and promote theatre skills development. You can learn more about Tempo Theatre at this site.

Mother and Son - Auditions

Mother And Son embroidary image

Coming to the Belconnen Theatre in May/June 2024, Mother and Son is a new stage version written by Geoffrey Atherden and based on his popular television series of the 1980s and 90s.

The ABC series starred Ruth Cracknell and Garry MacDonald in the titular roles and ran for 42 episodes over 10 years and was shown in over 30 countries. It also had a brilliant support cast of Henri Szeps as Robbie and Judy Morris as Liz,

It centres around the relationship between Maggie - who is becoming a little more "forgetful" - and her youngest son Arthur, who moves in when his father dies. He never leaves.

The TV series was loved by audiences as it reflected real life situations - yet it maintained the dignity of Maggie, whose cunning saw her win in most instances.

Auditions will be held on February 24. See the auditions page for full detals.

Merry Christmas Mr. Shakespeare

Cast of Merry Christmas Mr Shakespeare

Tempo Theatre Inc, in conjunction with radio 1RPH, is proud to announce is Ninth Annual Christmas Radio Play.

For 2023 it will be Merry Christmas Mr Shakespeare, written by Michael Weston and Jo Jones and directed by Michael Weston, and featuring a load of Tempo radio experts.

It's a well known story narrated by the bard himself and featuring loads of his famous characters. Think Shakespeare writes a Christmas Carol and you'll get the idea.

Merry Christmas Mr Shakespeare

Merry Christmas Mr Shakespeare was broadcast on radio 1RPH. If you missed the original broadcast, or want to listen again, Merry Christmas Mr Shakespeare is now available for listening here.

Characters, in order of appearanceplayed by
KateJo Jones
CharlieMike Weston
WilliamPeter Foch
Robbie McScratchieGarry Robinson
Lord MacScroogePaul Ballinger
AngusTony Galliford
Carol Singer 1Melita Caufield
Carol Singer 2Tony Galliford
Carol Singer 3Neville Pye
King HamletBill Kolentsis
Lady MacBethNikki-Lynne Hunter
ShylockNeville Pye
OpheliaMelita Caufield
Jean McScratchieSally Willings
Wee Willy McScratchieNikki-Lynne Hunter
PortiaCheryl Browne
Grave DiggersSame as Carol Singers
Other VoicesMichael Weston


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