Chris Greenwood

Chris Greenwood

Board Member
Chris Greenwood

Chris Greenwood

Board Member

Chris first became passionate about theatre during his high school years before specialist Drama/Theatre teachers existed. He directed and acted in One Act plays while boarding at Scotch College in the early 70’s. His uncomplicated rural life (Gnowangerup) through the 60’s (primary school) always brings fond memories of a family life full of laughter and mischief.

At Claremont Teachers College (1975-77) under the mentorship of Geoff Gibbs he decided drama in education as a teacher in primary schools (Beverley 77-80, Hamilton Hill 81-82 and Gosnells 84-85) would be his professional path. He was selected as the successful candidate to teach theatre at Wanneroo S.H.S. in 1986.

Chris and family moved to beautiful Esperance in 1994 where he became an active member of Australia’s third oldest Theatre Guild, The Bijou. He performed in sell out seasons of Cosi, It’s My Party, Guys and Dolls, On Our Selection and The Importance of Being Ernest to name a few. During this time he wrote many scripts for revues and fundraising events.

Chris and wife Liz became small business operators in Esperance in 2003 and share holders in the newly built Esperance cinema complex, Fenwick 3 in 2001. Chris’s love of cinema became well known in the region as he could often be heard on ABC and local FM radio reviewing current cinema releases, often to the chagrin of fellow cinema investors if his review of a new release was not flattering.

Chris oversaw the major refurbishment of the historic Bijou Theatre as president of The Guild from 2008 to 11 all the while writing monologues, one act plays and a comedy series, The Twilight Years, for ABC rural Esperance/Goldfields radio. His monologue, The Gumshoe Blues, was a finalist in the state’s 6TH Maj Monologues in 2011. Chris also wrote, directed and performed in, Do You Get My Meaning? for Perth Fringe in 2014 at The Flying Scotsman, Mt. Lawley. A recently written two-act play, The Shelter, has been Chris’s latest writing project.

Over recent years Chris has worked alongside sound engineer Ben Collins (A Fortunate Life) in facility management at Prendiville Catholic College’s Redmond Theatre. The Redmond has become a popular Fringe space as the most northern metro venue in recent years. The theatre was used in 2020 by Theatre 180 as the rehearsal space for A Fortunate Life.

Chris has become inspired by Theatre 180’s mantra of telling local stories. He feels particularly privileged to be working amongst passionate professionals as Theatre 180’s board treasurer.Blank tBlank text


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Have you ever wondered how writers and theatre makers craft oral histories into wonderful theatrical pieces?

WA Museum Boola Bardip and Theatre 180 have partnered to present “Voice From the Past: Creating Oral History Projects” on Sunday 28 November.

Join Founding and Current Artistic Directors Jenny Davis OAM and Stuart Halusz, with special guest, Stage Designer Neil Sheriff, as they work with you to explore aspects of the extensive collection at WA Museum Boola Bardip for inspiration, and provide you with an accessible toolkit to delve into your own creativity and imagination to bring the stories from your own past to life.

This informative, interactive and practical workshop is ideal for:
• Theatre Makers
• Drama Teachers
• People interested in their own family history
• People interested in Western Australian history and exploring the many stories contained in the WA Museum Boola Bardip Collection

Your ticket includes:
• All materials
• A ‘Page-to-Stage’ insight into THEATRE 180’s hit productions of AB Facey's - A Fortunate Life and SYDNEY II: Lost and Found, and the creation of our new genre CinemaStage
• Practical toolkit for researching and recording Oral Histories for theatre
• Q&A with THEATRE 180 Creatives, Producers and Actors
• Tea & coffee

*Participants would benefit from bringing a smartphone or laptop to assist in capturing research information and writing script notes

Sunday 28 November 
10am to 3pm
Cost $80
Location: Woodside Learning Studios, WA Museum Boola Bardip, Perth Cultural Centre.


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📸 image - Jenny Davis and Christine Harling (grand-daughter of Albert Facey) sharing the many stories of Facey's life.
We are thrilled and very honoured to announce that THEATRE 180 has been named as a FINALIST in the "2021 Western Australian Heritage Awards for Contribution by a Community-based Organisation".

It is so important to us to tell stories about Western Australians to Western Australians. Thank you for your continued support, from wherever you have seen us, and for allowing us to bring those stories to you.

Cross your fingers - winner is announced on 19 November. 

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You can read more about the awards here:
Looking forward to our next Mornings on the Terrace show CRAZY DAYS AND LAZY DAYS by Jenny Davis on Thursday 28th Oct at Burt Hall, 38 St Georges Tce, Perth! 

In spring the sap rises and the world comes out to play. A young cast of musical theatre graduates bring us songs to stir the blood and make mayhem, together with songs to dream away a sunny afternoon. Lucy Fraser and Marcus Gadd delight us with old favourites and modern greats. Together with the piano maestro, Craig Skelton, they bring us dramatic, comic and tender songs from recent musicals as well as plenty of classic numbers.

THEATRE 180 celebrates a vibrant young cast, both inspired by the greats of the past and excited about new musicals from around the world. What turns the head of a young person in spring? Why love, of course, together with all its hopes, dramas, sorrows and joys.

THEATRE 180 invites you to come with us and catch a little Spring Fever, as Lucy and Marcus dance their way through CRAZY DAYS and LAZY DAYS!


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Have you booked for our upcoming seasons of SYDNEY II: LOST AND FOUND in Midland, Warwick and Geraldton?

Hurry tickets are selling fast - November 7 at Warwick is already sold out.

Book tickets:

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Kalgoorlie:  Not long until we arrive in the Goldfields bringing with us SYDNEY II: Lost and Found. Orana Cinemas Kalgoorlie this weekend - 18 & 19 September 

This unique live theatre performance in a cinema setting is like nothing you've seen before!

So, is it a movie?  No, but it does use the incredible aesthetics of a cinema screen to provide the magnificent backdrops to each scene, for the live cast of 3 actors to perform in front of. It's live theatre in a cinema setting! It's a very unique experience that has received rave reviews and sold out shows.

This compelling and true story of Australia's greatest naval disaster is a story for all generations and coupled with seeing live theatre in a non-traditional theatre venue, is a very special experience.

Book tickets:

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Really enjoying performing the sold-out season of The Blackwood River Gliding By at Enderslea Farm, Chittering. 5 performances down and 3 to go. A stunning location!
Back by popular demand, our much-loved production AB Facey's - A Fortunate Life is NOW ON SALE.

We are thrilled we can bring a return season of this back to Perth.  Returning to Grand Cinemas Joondalup.

November 27 & 28 and December 4 & 5. All performances at 3pm.

Book tickets now:

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