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Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

Season 4 2017: 9 November to 25 November 2017 (Matinees 12 November and 19 November.)

A comedy by Richard Alfieri. Directed by Alan Burrows. By special arrangement with Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd (Samuel French)

"Thoughtful, razor sharp, charming, funny and genuinely moving" (Hollywood Reporter).

This play is a touching and human comedy about Lily, an aging but formidable retiree, who hires Michael, an acerbic dance instructor, to give her dance lessons in her condo in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Antagonism between a gay man and the wife of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to profound compatibility as they swing dance, tango, foxtrot, and cha-cha while sharing barbs and intimacies along with the dance steps.

During the sixth lesson, Lily reveals a closely guarded secret - and Michael shares his greatest gifts - loyalty and compassion. As Michael takes Lily in his arms on their final meeting, they transcend fear and mortality as the sun sets on their last dance.

A poignant comedy with music and dance that will stay with you long after the final dance is over.


Lily Harrison:

Christine Andrew

Michael Minetti:

Colin Morley



Alan Burrows

Set Design:

David Dare

Lighting Design:

Deryk Hartwick

Sound Design:

Bruce Parr


Tony Tartaro

Sylvia Carr

Stage Manager:

Em Carter

On Stage Manager:

Ian Carlsson

Lighting Operator:

Alex Carter

Sound Operator:

Nicholas Ryan


Em Carter


Maria Fleming, Ian Carter

Set Painting:

David Dare

Set Construction:

Steve Nichols

Les Wallis

Luc Hermans

Keith Boulton

Ray Bell

Ernest Hicks

Office Administration:

John Martin

Facebook Page:

Emily Carter


Laurie Bell

Photographer & Programme:

John Shelbourn

Video Promotion:

Regan Wood

Program Printing

Snap Printing, Lilydale

Box Office & Administration

Anne Rogers-Davidson

Front of House Manager

Lesley Bailey

Assisted by Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Company Volunteers

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