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BustCo (Burwood Student Theatre Co)

05-Apr-2018 to 07-Apr-2018

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This Rose Has Thorns

Author: Dwayne Yancey

Director: John Jennings

Theatre: 27-63 Morack Rd, Vermont VIC 3133

Melways Reference: 63 A4

Performances: 05/04: 7:30pm
06/04: 7:30pm
07/04: 2:00pm; 7:30pm

Prices: General: $25
DUSA member $22

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/UHXX

Company Email: burwoodstudenttheatrecompany@gmail.com

Company Website: https://www.facebook.com/bustco/

Synopsis: The daughters of a lord, Rose & Lilly receive letters from their boyfriends, informing them that they have been imprisoned in the Tower of London and expect to be executed. The two girls do what seems only natural to them; they dress up as men and set off to London to rescue them.

Will Rose & Lilly make it to London? Will the Mayor of Upper get their lady? Will the maid get her mate or failing that just get to mate? Will the constable get to see a show? Why are there so many people cross dressing? Who thought it was a good idea to give us swords? Why is the backstage crew on stage?All these questions and more will be answered in This Rose Has Thorns.

Come and join Bustco’s latest offering. The world premiere performance of this high energy, fast paced comedy. There will be bad costumes, crappy sets, awful jokes, slap stick and the 4th wall will not so much be broken as smashed! Think Shakespeare mixed with The Play That Goes Wrong, Black Adder, Monty Python & Game of Thrones - WITH SWORDS!

The 1812 Theatre

05-Apr-2018 to 28-Apr-2018



Agent: Camerons Management Pty Ltd

Author: Nick Payne

Director: Justin Stephenson

Theatre: 3-5 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree Gully

Melways Reference: 74 F6

Performances: Evenings 8pm
Matinee 4pm

Prices: $27
group of 10 - $24.00

Bookings: 9758 3964

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

Company Website: http://www.1812theatre.com.au

Synopsis: A fantastical journey to parallel worlds where Marianne, a physicist and Roland, a beekeeper, fall in love, over and over again, in a multitude of ways. Every choice they make has a different, life-altering outcome, questioning whether our lives are the result of free will or fate. A romantic, intimate, quantum mechanics comedy about love, friendship, destiny and honey!

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.

19-Apr-2018 to 05-May-2018

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Stones in His Pockets

Agent: Hal Leonard Australia

Author: Marie Jones

Director: Trevor Handcock

Theatre: 2 Albert Street
Williamstown 3016

Melways Reference: 56 B7

Performances: Tues-Sat 8.15pm; Sunday 5pm

Prices: $27/$24

Bookings: www.wlt.org.au OR 0447 340 665

Company Email: secretary@wlt.org.au

Company Website: http://www.wlt.org.au/

Two men from a quaint village in County Kerry are among many extras cast in a Hollywood movie. Two actors take on fifteen different characters from the film set and play them all in a fast-paced and delightful comedy. However when the dreamy lad, Sean Harkin, is thrown out of the local pub by the leading lady, his embarrassment drives him to the unthinkable. A poignant Irish tale underlies this beautiful comedy and asks the question, ‘Is imagination a curse?’

Other Information: Occasional coarse language

Frankston Theatre Group Inc.

20-Apr-2018 to 29-Apr-2018

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The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery.

Agent: Origin Theatricals

Author: David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jnr.

Director: Annie Laureson

Theatre: Mt Eliza Community Centre,
Canadian Bay Road,
Mt Eliza

Performances: Friday 20th April..................8pm
Saturday 21st April................8pm

Friday 27th April..................8pm
Saturday 28th April................8pm

Sunday 29th April.......matinee....2pm

Prices: Full.................$28
Children under 15....$15
Tables of Ten........$26

Bookings: Tribooking or 1300 665 377

Company Email: secretary@frankstontheatregroup.org.au

Company Website: http://www.frankstontheatregroup.org.au

Synopsis: All Female cast!

This Dramatic Society is very earnest, but rather too ambitious.
They are all trying terribly hard to present a Chilling Murder Mystery, but are hamstrung by their own best endeavours.
This is an hilarious spoof....a ' must see '

Other Information: This presentation is Cabaret Seating, with BYO drinks and nibbles.
Complementary sherry, tea & coffee.
Tables of eight [ 8 ] are available.

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.

20-Apr-2018 to 05-May-2018

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All Things Considered

Author: Ben Brown

Director: Deborah Fabbro

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers Rd

Performances: Evenings 8 pm
Sat matinee 28 April 2.30 pm
Sun matinees 22 & 29 April 2.30 pm

Prices: Adults $25.00
VIPs & concessions $23.00
Children & Groups: $21.00
Yearly subscriptions: $100 for 5 plays

Bookings: 9587 5141 or www.mordialloctheatre.com

Company Email: mordialloctheatre@gmail.com

Company Website: http://www.mordialloctheatre.com

Synopsis: David Freeman, a professor of philosophy about to reach fifty, is tired of life. His only desire now is to control the timing and manner of his death. His plans for “self-deliverance”, however, are disturbed by the earthly demands of people around him. His friend, Ronnie, facing dismissal over an affair with a student, needs his support; Laura, an American with unorthodox views on “organ distribution”, wants to talk kidneys; Margaret, the librarian, wants his love; and Joanna, an abrasive journalist, hounds him for his views on his ex-wife’s unsparing autobiography. Does David get to carry out his plan or does he have reasons to or is he persuaded to change his mind?

Malvern Theatre Company Inc.

20-Apr-2018 to 05-May-2018

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Agent: Origin Theatrical Pty. Ltd.

Author: Thornton Wilder

Director: Peter Newling

Theatre: 29 Burke Road, East Malvern

Performances: Tuesday to Saturday at 8:15 pm
Matinees: Saturday 21st April and Sunday 29th April at 2:00 pm.
Gala Night: Saturday 28th April at 8:15 pm.

Prices: $22.00 (No Concessions).
Groups (10 or more): $20.00 per person.
Gala Night: $30.00 per person.

Bookings: 1300 131 552 or online at www.malverntheatre.com.au

Company Email: home@malverntheatre.com.au

Company Website: http://www.malverntheatre.com.au

Synopsis: An irrefutable classic of the American theatre. A work of humanity and warmth, Our Town is the story of the people who live in a small town called Grover's Corner, in New Hampshire. We follow the Gibbs and Webb families through twelve years of life changes from secret wishes and disappointments, loves and losses. Through the young lovers Emily and George, their strong and loving parents, and the many other Grover's Corners' friends and neighbours, Thornton Wilder delivers universal truths about what it means to be human with humour, wit, and exceptionally powerful storytelling. Our Town offers a unique opportunity for audience members to make precisely that realisation.

Geelong Repertory Theatre Co.

20-Apr-2018 to 05-May-2018


The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Agent: Origin Theatrical Australia on behalf of Samuel French New York

Author: Bertolt Brecht adapted by George Tabori

Director: Greg Shawcross

Theatre: 15 Coronation Street Geelong West 3218

Melways Reference: 401 C3

Performances: April 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, May 3,4,5 at 7.30pm
Sunday Matinees April 22 & 29 at 2pm

Prices: Adults $30
concession $28
Students $24

Bookings: GPAC 52251200

Company Email: geelong.repertory@gmail.com

Company Website: http://www.geelongrep.com/

Synopsis: In 1930's Chicago, a gangster Arturo Ui dreams of making it to the top of the vegetable trade. Corruption within the Cauliflower Trust, he uses this knowledge to scheme his way into a position of power and will not stop for anyone or anything until he achieves his goal. A satirical and thought provoking insight into the rise of Adolf Hitler and the complacency of the people who were able to resist him, but didn't.

Encore Theatre Inc.

20-Apr-2018 to 05-May-2018

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Agent: Shanahan Management Pty Ltd

Author: Michael Gow

Director: Tim Scott

Theatre: Clayton Community Centre
9 – 15 Cooke Street
Clayton VIC 3168

Performances: Evenings 8pm
Matinees 2.30pm

Prices: Adult: $25
Seniors/Concessions: $23
Group of 10+: $21

Bookings: 1300 739 099 or www.encoretheatre.com.au

Company Website: http://www.encoretheatre.com.au/

Synopsis: A moving portrayal of Australian families, Michael Gow’s modern classic Away has enthralled audiences for three decades.

Set in the Australian summer of 1967-1968, this multi-award-winning play is about reconciliation, loss, and the coming of age of a group of individuals and the country in which they live.

A magical play to which every Australian can relate, Away is sharply observed, clever, funny, and moving. It depicts the hopes of a new generation, prompting us to consider what is ultimately most important in our lives.

Cathouse Players Inc.

21-Apr-2018 to 29-Apr-2018



Agent: ORiGiN Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

Author: Ira Levin

Director: Bette Sartore

Theatre: Kyneton Masonic Centre
7 Yaldwyn Street West
Kyneton 3444

Performances: Sat 21st 8pm Wine and Cheese
Sun 22nd 2pm High Tea with Bubbles
Fri 27th 8pm
Sat 28th 8pm
Sun 29th 2pm High Tea with Bubbles

Prices: $25/20 all shows

Bookings: Katie/Brian 0490 485 850

Company Email: cathouseplayerskyneton@gmail.com

Company Website: http://www.cathouseplayers.com.au/

Synopsis: This gripping tale, told with icy skill will amuse you, confuse you, and guarantees an exquisite nail-biting blend of deceit, murderous intent, and innocent dialogue hidden amongst sinister plot reversals.

You can scream if you want – it's good for you!


Cathouse Players Inc.

21-Apr-2018 to 29-Apr-2018



Agent: Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd

Author: Ira Levin

Director: Bette Sartore

Theatre: Kyneton Masonic Centre
7 Yaldwyn Street West
Kyneton 3444

Performances: Sat 21st April 8pm Wine and Cheese
Sun 22nd April 2pm High Tea with Bubbles
Fri 27th April 8pm
Sat 28th April 8pm
Sun 29th April 2pm High Tea with Bubbles

Prices: $25/20

Bookings: Katie/Brian 0490 485 850

Company Email: cathouseplayerskyneton@gmail.com

Company Website: http://www.cathouseplayers.com.au/

Synopsis: This gripping tale, told with icy skill will amuse you, confuse you, and guarantees an exquisite nail-biting blend of deceit, murderous intent, and innocent dialogue hidden amongst sinister plot reversals.

You can scream if you want – it's good for you!

Peridot Theatre Inc.

26-Apr-2018 to 29-Apr-2018


Three One Act Plays: English Made Simple; On the Edge; A Little Box of Oblvion

Agent: Hal Leonard;by arrangement with the author; Stagescripts Ltd

Author: David Ives; Kylie Rackham; Stephen Bean

Director: Emma Barber; Stephanie King; George Benca

Theatre: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley

Melways Reference: 61 F11

Performances: April 26.27.28 at 8 pm
April 28,29 at 2.15 pm

Prices: $15

Bookings: 9808 0770

Company Email: tickets@peridot.com.au

Company Website: http://www.peridot.com.au

Synopsis: English Made Simple: A young man and woman meet at a party, and their immediate romantic attraction is translated into comically unromantic grammar lessons as they struggle to free themselves from the banal constrictions of party talk.
On the edge: Adrian is on the edge, literally. Joel is ready to fly off it. Can these two strangers change each other’s lives in a chance meeting?
A little Box Of Oblivion: A woman deposits a box on a park bench, leaving instructions that it cannot be moved, knocked, tilted or opened. What’s in the box – a bomb, a severed head? A motley assortment of characters offer their madcap theories.

Other Information: http://www.peridot.com.au/index.php/bookings

Bright Alpine Actors

26-Apr-2018 to 05-May-2018


It's My Party (and I'll cry if I want to)

Author: Elizabeth Coleman

Director: Phyl Swindley

Foster Arts Music & Drama Association (FAMDA)

27-Apr-2018 to 05-May-2018

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The Web

Agent: Cameron's Management

Author: Kate Mulvany

Director: Sue Lindsay

Theatre: 79 Main St., Foster 3960

Performances: Performances: 8pm Fridays, Saturdays & Wednesday 2 May
2pm Sunday 29 May & Saturday 5 May

Prices: Prices: $25, &20 Wednesday 2 May: $18 all tix

Bookings: 5682 2077 (inquiries)

Company Email: famda@dcsi.net.au

Company Website: http://www.famda.org.au/

Synopsis: A whodunit for the modern age, ‘The Web’ is a fascinating exploration of isolation, friendship, and what happens when social experiments go frighteningly wrong.
Set in a rural Australian town, the play explores the dangerous undercurrent of Internet technology which is ever-present in today’s society, and how new communication tools impact upon people and their personal lives.

Heidelberg Theatre Co.

27-Apr-2018 to 12-May-2018

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The House of Bernarda Alba

Agent: by arrangement with Origin Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Limited

Author: Federico García Lorca (translation by David Hare)

Director: Joan Moriarty

Theatre: 36 Turnham Ave.
VIC 3084

Melways Reference: 32A1

Performances: Weeknights and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays and final Saturday at 2:00 pm

Prices: $27.00 Adult
$24.00 Concession Card Holders and Members
$22.00 Groups of 10+

Bookings: www.htc.org.au OR (03)9457-4117

Company Email: htc@htc.org.au

Company Website: http://www.htc.org.au

Synopsis: Five daughters live together in a single household with a tyrannical mother. When the father of all but the eldest girl dies, a cynical marriage is advanced. It will have tragic consequences for the whole family.

This classic play speaks as powerfully as a political metaphor of oppression as it does as domestic drama.

Eltham Little Theatre Inc.

27-Apr-2018 to 12-May-2018

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One Act Play Season

Author: various

Director: various

Theatre: 1603 Main Rd
Research Victoria

Performances: 8pm Thursday 3rd, 10th May

8pm Friday 27th Apr, 4th, 11th May
8pm Saturday 28th Apr, 5th, 12th May

2pm Sunday matinee 29th Apr, 6th May

Prices: $25 Adult
$20 Seniors/Students/Children

Bookings: 0411 713 095

Company Email: elthamlittletheatre@gmail.com

Company Website: http://www.elthamlittletheatre.org.au

Synopsis: Red Hot in Amsterdam
by Patricia Robinson

Running from Amsterdam police, diamond thieves Frank and Mickey find an open window, clamber inside, and discover they are in a brothel! They hide the diamonds and escape, planning to return later.
Chaos ensues!

A Fete Worse than Death
by Chris Hodson

The Reverend Goode has trouble on his hands. The annual church fete is approaching and there are rumblings within the church community that something needs to be done to 'jazz it up a bit'. A very funny look at how St Swithen's is forced to move with the times.

Home is the Hunted
by R.F. Delderfield

Oscar has just been sentenced to a long stretch in prison - again! After leaving the court he escapes home to hide. His women welcome him with open arms and enter wholeheartedly into making various impractical and hilarious plans to conceal him. A slapstick cockney comedy romp!

​Roses are Red, My Love
by Pat Woods

A dialogue between two 'old dears' who turn out to be not quite what they seem. Both vie for prizes in the local Garden Club, but who makes the 'killing'?