NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Breaks State Theatre Company Box Office Record

By: May. 19, 2014
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tate Theatre Company's season of Neighbourhood Watch has broken the Company's box office record, becoming the highest grossing production in its history, hard on the heels of Brief Encounter's record-breaking run in September last year. Another milestone was also passed with Neighbourhood Watch becoming the first State Theatre Company production to gross in excess of $400,000.

During its 3 week season, over 10,000 people will see Neighbourhood Watch. Heralded as a triumph for State Theatre Company, Neighbourhood Watch has received a swathe of critical praise, with a "stand out" performance by the "utterly irresistible" Miriam Margolyes. Renowned for her performances in Dickens' Women and Harry Potter, Miriam Margolyes travelled to Adelaide specifically to perform in Neighbourhood Watch, in her first Australian theatre production as an Australian citizen.

To cope with public demand, an extra performance has been added on Saturday 24 May at 2pm.

CEO/Producer Rob Brookman said: "It's wonderful to see the Company's box office results going from strength to strength in 2014, following a sold-out season of The Seagull and a near sell-out of our season of The Long Way Home. It is especially exciting that this box office record has been set by a recent Australian work. We're also anticipating a great result with our State Ed show Jesikah, which looks like it may be another sell-out show. We have also been delighted to see season subscriptions continue to grow in 2014 - with a 15% increase from 2013 to 2014 taking the total increase over the last two years up to 25%."

State Theatre Company's next production is the world premiere of Little Bird commissioned especially for Australian stage legend and multi-Helpmann award winner Paul Capsis by State Theatre Company and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

Subscriptions to the Company's 2014 season are still available to the remaining 5 shows this year.

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