Head à Tête is hitting the road! This is a new production of one of our most successful plays that goes back to the very beginning of Roseneath Theatre! This year’s run is nearly completely sold out! We’re taking it all over the GTA and into the northern reaches of Ontario! We have presentations of the play on March 16 (11 am and 2 pm) (RSVP HERE). Head à Tête is touring Ontario Schools from March 18-April 19, 2019.
Set designer Ace Falkner worked with Director Andrew Lamb and our Production Manager Dave Vanderlip to make this amazing post-climate-catastrophe playground set. Where possible, they used reclaimed wood and recycled materials for construction. Roseneath would like to thank Studio Lab Theatre Foundation for its outstanding production support whose funding was directly applied to the creation of this imaginative set, props, and costumes. Final pictures of the set can be found on the Head à Tête page.
Rehearsals are wrapping up and the stars Anthony Raymond Yu and Morgan St. Onge are killing it!
History of the Play
Originally produced by our theatre’s founders in 1989 and Directed by Alain Gregoire, Head à Tête premiered at the Milk International Children’s Festival in 1989. It was the winner of the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Best Production 1991. It started the writers David S. Craig and Robert Morgan. The set and costumes were created by Mary Kerr. Originally it was titled “Together Ensemble” when it was workshopped in 1987 presented by the Northumberland Players Youtheatre.
The play has also been produced by Citadel Theatre in Edmonton Alberta (1991), Quest Theatre in Calgary Alberta (1995), Dancing Sky Theatre in Meacham Saskatchewan (1996) and Theatre Direct in Toronto Ontario (2011).
The show was subsequently remounted in a production directed by Robert Morgan in 2000/2001, selling out a 10 week tour. It was mounted by Jim Warren in 2002 and toured internationally. It starred Adrian Churchill, Sean Beak and John Devenisch. Kristin MacCollum was the Stage Manager, Props and set were designed by Rogers West, and costumes by Linda Phillips.
UPDATE 16/04/19: In 2002 “Head A Tete” also toured all the way to Singapore!
A disclaimer: Unfortunately we were not able to find information on the photographers for each of these archived images as well as some of the cast, crew and designers photographed in these other productions. If you have information about these archival photos, please contact us.