Remember Blak Yak Theatre? Based in Western Australia, they first did a production of Red Dwarf in 2002 (based on early episodes and IWCD), and then followed it up with a direct adaptation of Kryten in 2004. Well, the same team (director Tim Edwards and adaptor Nick Donald) are now doing Parallel Universe. The thought of how in the bloody hell they’re going to do Tongue Tied already makes me smile…
- Location: Hackett Hall, Draper Street (off Underwood Ave), Floreat
- Dates: September 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th
- Time: 8:00pm
- Tickets: $14.95 ($12.95 concessions)
You can book your tickets through this website, or get them at the door.
Not only do you get to see Parallel Universe though; the show as a whole is called Nothing On Tonight (click for leaflet), which also includes adaptations of two Coupling episodes – Inferno, and the famous 9½ Minutes (you know, the one where we see the same time period three times over). I ask you, what better way is there to spend a Saturday night?
All excellent stuff. If anyone here goes, do you fancy writing us a report? Drop us a line at email@example.com if so.
As for all us UK-based people – wouldn’t it be fantastic if someone did something like this over here? I spent a very enjoyable evening a couple of years ago watching an adaptation of Are You Being Served? – with the right people doing it, it can work brilliantly.
Meanwhile, I’m already wondering what Blak Yak have planned for 2008. Time to move onto Series III, I think…