Tangled Web Theatre Productions is an independent company which was formed in 2014, primarily to bring to the stage some of the many fine plays that were constantly being overlooked by theatre companies around Melbourne. Our inaugural production and Australian premiere of Retreat by James Saunders along with our amateur premiere production of Other People’s Money by Jerry Sterner are both a case in point. Here were two high quality well-written award winning plays that had once played in full houses to rave reviews and critical acclaim but were no longer getting their due recognition.
We then followed up with two more Australian premiere productions, namely Don Bradman Lives Next Door by Cenarth Fox and Killjoy by Jerry Mayer.
In 2017, Tangled Web are presenting to Melbourne audiences three great plays. First up, we are delighted to announce that Michelle Swann will be directing our opening production, The Vandal by Hamish Linklater and for Tangled Web it will be another Australian premiere. The Vandal will be presented at the Mechanics Institute in Brunswick in May.
In September, our second production will be The Mercy Seat by Neil La Bute. It will be directed by Natasha Boyd and is our entry in the 2017 VDL awards. It will now be presented at the Gasworks Studio Theatre in Albert Park.
Our final play of our 2017 programme will be a joint production with Michael Fennemore from Avid Theatre and is the Harold Pinter classic Betrayal. It’s November season will be at the Northcote Town Hall and is to be directed by Bruce Cochrane.
Kevin Holman has had an extensive background in theatre and theatre management. Between 1965 and 1985, he was a founding member, finance director, resident stage manager and a consistent performer for the now defunct Tait Theatre Productions Melbourne. An unfunded independent company, they ceased operations in 1985 when the building in Carlton they were located in was sold to developers for future university student accommodation.
After an inactive period of more than 20 years, Kevin returned to the stage in 2009 performing in five musicals with Nova Music Theatre in Nunawading. He has also performed recently for the Essendon Theatre Company as well as Strathmore Theatre Arts Group (STAG). Kevin is currently a member of the STAG committee. He retired from acting in 2013 with the view of producing and financing low cost productions requiring small casts and with minimal stage settings. This policy has consequently created oportunities for playwrights, directors and other like thinking producers to work with Tangled Web on projects that would otherwise be most unlikely to make it onto the stage.
Tangled Web Theatre is a proud supporter of . . .
The Victorian Drama League – Theatre People Australia – Stage Whispers – Arts HUb and StarNow.
The Tangled Web team for 2017 . . .