04 Jul 2017


 Well-known television actors John Wood and Julie Nihill will combine their talents on the Armitage Centre stage on Saturday July 8 for a clever and colorful comedy drama about what makes art and people authentic.

Both popular television actors, made famous by highly popular Australian crime drama, Blue Heelers, John Wood and Julie Nihill reunite on stage in roles they have never been seen in before.

Bakersfield Mist asks the question : Is the true value of art in the eyes of the beholder?

Maude (Julie Nihill), an unemployed bartender, has bought a painting for a few dollars from an opp shop.

Despite almost trashing it, she now thinks it’s a Jackson Pollock worth millions.

In fact she’s certain it is. But when world-class art expert, Lionel Percy (John Wood), flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer park home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he really has no idea what he’s about to discover.

Based on a true story, Bakersfield Mist is a comedy set in the present day.

Bakersfield Mist is presented by the Empire Theatre, Tasmanian Theatre Company, Straightjacket Productions in association with the Karralyka Centre.

For more information or to book tickets visit empiretheatre.com.au, call 1300 655 299 or visit the box office at 54 Neil Street.