Foot & Playsted | The National Theatre With Andrew Morrish

99-109 Charles Street, Launceston

Friday, May 06

8:30 pm — 9:30 pm

Booking required

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Junction Presents Open House Launceston Produced by the Festival of Architecture and Sound

Beautiful spaces with incredible acoustics. Be immersed and inspired by a collision of architecture, music and performance.

Andrew Morrish takes you on a whirlwind adventure within one of Launceston’s best kept secrets.

In the early 1900s, Launceston had a thriving theatre scene, with thousands attending performances every weekend and the National Theatre being one of Launceston’s most visible theatres. Opening in 1915 with ‘The Silence of Dean Maitland’, it continued to operate as a theatre until 1970, when TV became king. It was purchased for a steal and given an ongoing life, now housing the workings of printing company Foot & Playsted. A true treasure of Launceston, much of the original theatre remains to keep our imagination of this time alive. This is a rare chance not to be missed.

Andrew Morrish is a brilliant storyteller, a phenomenal improviser and the custodian of incredible knowledge. His acting and dance career spans 40 years and he was a founding member of Al Wunders’ seminal improvisation company “Theatre of the Ordinary”.

In the early 1900s, Launceston had a thriving theatre scene, with thousands attending performances every weekend and the National Theatre being one of Launceston’s most visible theatres. Opening in 1915 with ‘The Silence of Dean Maitland’, it continued to operate as a theatre until 1970 when TV became king! It was purchased for a steal and given an ongoing life, now housing the workings of the printing company, Foot & Playsted. A true treasure of Launceston, much of the original theatre remains to keep our imagination of this time alive. This is a rare chance not to be missed.

Showtime: 8:30 pm (50mins)

Ticket price: $25

Accessibility notes: Access to Foot & Playsted National Theatre is up two flights of stairs. The audience will be both standing and seated as they are guided by the artist during the performance. We are committed to accessible and inclusive events which can present challenges as we explore private architectural spaces. Please contact us if you have any accessibility concerns about this show and together we’ll figure out a way for you to join us.

Location

Launceston

Building Type

Architectural Period

Federation/Edwardian (1902-1918)

Features

Architecture & Sound

Heritage

History of Launceston

New to Program

Accessibilities

Level Changes

Stair Access Only

Uneven Surfaces

Emma Anglesey

Emma Anglesey has activated Open House Hobart with music over the last several years, under the banner of the Festival of Architecture and Sound. In May 2022, Emma creatively produced a number of events in partnership with Junction and Open House Launceston in her hometown, and is excited to be back collaborating for the 2022 Open House Hobart program. Read more

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