Journey in theatre

Performing at Stanley Town Hall this weekend, Guy Hooper is set to captivate local audiences in Twelve Times He Spoke. Photo courtesy of Tony McKendrick.

Reflection. Stanley Town Hall this weekend hosts the theatre show Twelve Times He Spoke.

After a stellar premier season in Hobart’s Theatre Royal Backspace in July, Tasmania Performs is now bringing the show to regional towns across this state.

It begins simply enough, mapping the twists and turns of one man’s unremarkable life. But the course he has charted is not the one that unfolds, and he ends up in places – some quite dark – that were never part of his plan. The fortunes, mishaps, and joys of his years provide a life-long reminder that happiness and comfort can be found in the seemingly insignificant. That the unremarkable can in fact grow to something rich and rare.

Written by multi-award winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer, Twelve Times He Spoke follows the journey of one man’s life reflected in a selection of speeches and intimate moments in which one man chooses, or is chosen, to speak before a gathered group of others: his classmates, his teammates, friends, colleagues and strangers.

The audience bears witness to his life in moments as he puts himself ‘on the public record’ to say the things that need to be said.

The performance is suitable for ages 14 plus.

Twelve Times He Spoke is on this Saturday (November 17) from 7.30pm at Stanley Town Hall.

Tickets are $26 for adults, available from Lizzy’s This ’N’ That in Smithton or Sticks and Stones Shells and Bones in Stanley. For more, visit

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