• Sam Lucas and Daren Trerice

    Sam Lucas and Daren Trerice

  • Peter Robinson, Dale Middleby and Julian Hobba

    Peter Robinson, Dale Middleby and Julian Hobba

  • Marya Glyn-Daniel and Liz Bradley

    Marya Glyn-Daniel and Liz Bradley

  • Martin Ven, Tony Wu and Ryan Gackle

    Martin Ven, Tony Wu and Ryan Gackle

  • Lyndell Tutty, Annie Williams and Gweneth and Andrew Leigh

    Lyndell Tutty, Annie Williams and Gweneth and Andrew Leigh

  • Jonathan Gavin and Andrew Barr

    Jonathan Gavin and Andrew Barr

  • Ian Smith, Amanda Anderson and Mikey Pettit

    Ian Smith, Amanda Anderson and Mikey Pettit

  • Ian Goudie, Adrian Brown, Jeremy Wilson, Ben Jarrett and Mike Welch

    Ian Goudie, Adrian Brown, Jeremy Wilson, Ben Jarrett and Mike Welch

  • George Kthaeklakis, Doug Newbigging, Rafael Extremera and Nick Vazenios

    George Kthaeklakis, Doug Newbigging, Rafael Extremera and Nick Vazenios

  • Belinda Jones, Shane Roach, Janey Waterman and Liz Lean

    Belinda Jones, Shane Roach, Janey Waterman and Liz Lean

  • Samantha Downie, Allura Maison and Stephanie Frost

    Samantha Downie, Allura Maison and Stephanie Frost

Its many decades since the play ‘The Boys in the Band’ caused a kerfuffle for the moral standards’ police in Canberra.  And I remember well the tut tutting when a very large plaster copy of Michelangelo’s David arrived with much ceremony and no fig leaf at David Jones original Monaro Mall emporium for a promotion that had us all talking about his attributes. We’ve come a long way, but Rome of 109 – 130 AD is making its presence felt in downtown Acton, and this history lesson is boldly laid bare for all to see. 
 

The Street Theatre’s production of Scandalous Boy written and directed by David Atfield as he re-imagines the story of Emperor Hadrian and his lover “the impossibly beautiful young man” Antinous,  will no doubt have some patrons confronted, some non-plussed, most ambivalent about the soft porn aspect and enthralled by this mix of sex, love, lust and betrayal in the short life of the statue that came to life in the imagination of David Atfield, inveigling us into the decadence with just the right amount of humour.

The premiere event was sponsored by Hang Ups Picture Framing, director Mike Welch happily welcoming all to a project he had no hang ups about supporting.