Four Centuries of masterpieces!
From Bach's coffee house in 1734 (Coffee Cantata) to a Norwegian contemplation of pandemic panic in 2020 (Virus - A Fugue), from John Gay's opera in 1720's to Gilbert and Sullivan in the 1920's, we love what we do!
We set high standards, respect the creator's original intent and have fun along the way.
Our major production played to capacity houses over four nights in July 2022. The production included professional and amateur talent in a cast of 16, orchestra of 36 and a choir of 12. It was an astonishing retelling of the Norwegian saga about Peer's travels on three continents. It mixed the mythic, the existential and the real in a blend of drama, humour and theatrical sleight of hand - including a band of trolls in the mountains and a shipwreck. Amazing!
Endangered Productions played to packed houses in Sydney in early 2021. The program highlighted JS Bach's 'Coffee Cantata' and 'Bastien and Bastienna', which was written by Mozart when he was 12 years old. This program will also be part of the 'Bach to the Bush' tour to rural NSW.
Bach to Bobin
Seventeen months after the tiny town of Bobin lost most of its homes and its school to bushfires, Endangered Productions was thrilled to present the 'Coffee Cantata' for the community in the School of Arts hall that had been miraculously saved. It was the first performance of the 'Bach to the Bush' tour to rural NSW.
This double bill tribute to all things Norwegian played to 11 sell out houses in late 2020 and early 2021. The production comprised a world premiere play 'Virus - A Fugue' by Norwegian playwright, Fredrik Brattberg and excerpts from our forthcoming production of Peer Gynt.
Virus - A Fugue
The world premiere of this one-act play by Norwegian playwright, Fredrik Brattberg caused audiences to laugh and gasp in delight and astonishment. It wittily explores the risk of fear and misinformation in a time of crisis through a clever conceit involving actors, a musical ensemble and hand and shadow puppets as well as huge parade 'gigantes' figures.
the beggar's opera
This exciting production of John Gay’s 1728 English opera respected his original vision using new musical arrangements and revised dialogue.
Over 40 performers and musicians entertained audiences of all ages across 8 performances.
The yeomen of the guard
This production for FAMS Theatre Company was the genesis of Endangered Productions.
Audiences familiar with the topsy turvy world of Gilbert and Sullivan were introduced to the lush, operatic score of Arthur Sullivan and a darker, unusually dramatic libretto by W. S. Gilbert.
Trial by Jury
The Loosely Woven troupe gave 12 performances of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta to full or over-flowing houses around NSW.
Four performances took place in historic courthouses with a wood-panelled bench, dock, and jury box - much to the delight of audiences who tapped into the legal "vibe". They had a rollicking reception at the National Folk Festival in Canberra.
what makes us different
We perform neglected gems from any era. Our productions are respectful interpretations of the creator’s original intention with an eye to contemporary relevance.
We set the highest standards and will engage professional actors and musicians to complement our talented amateurs.
Our past success proves our productions are accessible and enjoyable for modern audiences.
Volunteers are welcome to assist in the numerous tasks necessary to mount our upcoming production of Peer Gynt, including marketing, administration, social media, stage management, sets and costumes.
Our Social Inclusion Program also offers creative opportunities for people with intellectual or physical disabilities, mental health problems or who are socially isolated. You can be part of our valuable community.
One of our aims is to pass on skills from experienced mentors to new performers and behind-the-scenes helpers - mentees. We have the veteran talent in performance, stage craft, music, dance, and arts administration in our team.
Our past productions saw talented singers with little acting experience become assured, convincing on-stage characters.
like to be involved in future productions?
We welcome all kinds of volunteers. There are opportunities for volunteers to learn and share skills our upcoming production of Peer Gynt.
Suggest someone for our Social Inclusion Program. It provides creative opportunities for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalised through disability or disadvantage.
Become a mentor or mentee. We particularly welcome skilled, creative, arts practitioners, perhaps retired, Super Citizens who are willing to act as mentors.
Get a paid gig. Our productions provide work opportunities for professional musicians, singers, and actors.