Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

“HIT Productions, under Christine Harris, has consistently produced high quality Australian drama for regional Australia, a part of Australia normally deprived of what Metropolitan Australia takes for granted.  HIT Productions, in a very real sense, helps keep regional Australia in touch with the insights our best dramatists are offering about our national psyche, and as such should be strongly supported at a State and Federal Government level.”
David Williamson A.O

“HIT Productions first toured Hotel Sorrento in 1999. In twenty years of touring plays, this company has dedicated itself to producing the work of Australian playwrights. My plays have been seen by audiences across the country as a result.  Always in any work of art we are looking for questions that go to the heart of our humanity. HIT Productions have dedicated themselves with great skill and open-heartedness to this quest. They have been tireless in their commitment to sharing the stories of Australian lives and have enriched our national theatre culture immeasurably.”
Hannie Rayson

“The Theatre Royal has a long association with HIT Productions. We presented our first HIT touring production Girl Talk starring Jacki Weaver in 2001 and HIT has since been a regular part of our subscription season, most recently with Australia Day by Jonathan Biggins and The 39 Steps. Both of these productions exceeded our box office targets and proved to be very popular with Hobart audiences and in particular our subscriber base. HIT deliver high quality productions – the professionalism of cast and crew is always first class and we can rely on the company to produce excellent marketing and publicity materials.”
Don Hopkins, Program and Operations Manager Theatre Royal Hobart  TAS 

“QUT Gardens Theatre began programming touring theatre works in 2004. Since then we have been delighted to present over 35 works from  HIT. In a tough economic environment it is a testament to Christine Harris’ passion and professionalism that HIT Productions continues to deliver high quality product through a very efficient touring model. Because she plans so far ahead, I am provided with the very welcome opportunity to program HIT Productions’ large ensemble works as a cornerstone of each year’s theatre season, around which I can program other (usually smaller) works that emerge on the market with a shorter lead-time.  HIT Productions makes a major contribution to theatre and to Australian communities – taking high quality work to all parts of the country, engaging audiences, supporting Australian work and employing theatre practitioners.”
– Jill Standfield, Operations Manager, QUT Gardens Theatre Brisbane QLD

“For the sustainability and success of the Performing Arts sector and continued regional touring, companies such as HIT need to be celebrated and supported wherever possible.”
Stephen Henderson, Coordinator Creative Spaces, Capital Venues & Events (Bendigo, Heathcote, Elmore & Boort), VIC

Recently of note, the company has been hugely committed to producing First Nations work. I have personally witnessed this unfolding and see that this has been worked through with incredible integrity and cultural consideration from Chrissy and her associates.  This continued path provides an incredible opportunity for the company, along with the chance to have Indigenous voices imbedded into our mainstream programming.” 
Brad Rush, Exec Producer – Programming & Creative Industries Geelong Arts Centre, VIC

“I have had an association with HIT ever since they began in 1999, firstly as Manager of Hamilton PAC and more recently Riverlinks. The simple reason for this strong association with HIT is that they are a vital component to the performing arts landscape in this country, particularly with regard to regional touring.  They offer something that is unique and why venues turn to HIT again and again, to supply the sort of mainstage productions that many of the regional centres were specifically built for. Two plus decades of quality touring. This is an extraordinary record for a production company.”
Ken Cameron, Manager, Performing Arts & Conventions, Riverlinks Westside, Mooroopna, VIC

HIT Productions, as a commercial producer, have managed the balance between quality work and audience demand perfectly. The work HIT Productions tours is infinitely marketable and the company is always keen to work with us in defining and refining marketing strategies to ensure their work has a box office appeal.”
Rod Ainsworth, Manager, Arts & Cultural Services, Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg, QLD

“HIT has always been supportive and active in promoting Australian writers, artists and practitioners but recently the company has shifted focus and has shown a commitment to presenting more First Nations work. The 2019 tour of The Sapphires was a great example of how receptive regional audiences are to works of this nature., Tony Briggs’ work was warmly received by our audience – we presented three sell-out performances.”
Donald Hopkins, Program & Operations Manager, Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS

“Our venue has a long history of working with HIT and we have proudly and regularly presented their shows over a period of sixteen years. I have been consistently impressed by their efficiency and organisational ability when rolling out touring productions. There is a great understanding of the touring ecology, and the needs, opportunities and constraints raced by venues. I especially appreciate that the HIT team takes the time to get to know programmers and their venues, creating a great sense of partnership in shaping our annual subscription-based program.”
Mallory Chase, Programming Coordinator, QUT Gardens Theatre, Brisbane, QLD


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