Whatson Notices

2017 2018 2019
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Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.

22-Jun-2018 to 07-Jul-2018

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Season's Greetings

Author: Alan Ayckbourn

Director: Martin Gibbs

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers Rd

Performances: Evenings 8 pm
Sat matinee 30 June 2.30 pm
Sun matinees 24 June & 1 July 2.30 pm

Prices: Adults $25.00
VIPs & Concessions $23.00
Children & Groups $21.00

Bookings: 9587 5141 or www.mordialloctheatre.com

Company Email: mordialloctheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: It’s Christmas and all the family and friends are celebrating at Neville and Belinda’s. The children are unseen, but their presence is felt and indeed seems duplicated in the adults’ behaviour! Petty and not so petty squabbles break out, Christmas presents are rifled, an incompetent puppet show is performed under the eyes of a trigger-happy, crazy relative, not to mention midnight shenanigans that create almighty havoc.
Come and share in the familiar family frivolity and fiasco of Christmas!

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.

28-Jun-2018 to 14-Jul-2018

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Under Milk Wood

Agent: Origin Theatrical

Author: Dylan Thomas

Director: Sandy Green

Theatre: 2 Albert Street, Williamstown 3016

Melways Reference: 56 B7

Performances: Tues-Sat 8.15 pm; Sun 5.00 pm

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/

Synopsis: In this much loved radio play, a narrator invites the audience to listen to the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of a fictional small Welsh seaside village Llareggub (read it backwards!) . The town and its colourful characters awaken. With musical language and bawdy humour, we follow them going about their daily business and become aware of how their feelings affect each other and their lives. Within the cycle of one day, Thomas’ flawed villagers reveal a world of delight, gossip and regret, of varied and vivid humanity in this classic ‘play for voices’.

Frankston Theatre Group Inc.

29-Jun-2018 to 08-Jul-2018

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The Communication Cord

Agent: Origin Theatricals

Author: Brian Friel

Director: David McCall

Theatre: Langwarrin Performance Centre
Warrandyte Road

Performances: 29th & 30th June ......8.00 pm
6th & 7th July ........8.00 pm
1st & 8th July ........2-00 pm

Prices: Full........$28

Bookings: Tribooking.com

Company Email: secretary@frankstontheatregroup.org.au

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

Synopsis: Lecturer Tim, has a scheme to borrow the ancestral Donegal, home of his lawyer friend Jack, for an hour,in order to impress his sweetheart's father Senator Dr Donovan.The scheme goes horribly and hilariously wrong when Claire,the house guest, refuses to play along.
Local busy body Nora,wealthy German Barney the Banks and Jack's French girlfriend Evette, along with the house itself [ which seems to be possessed of a mischievous nature ] provide a recipe for a drawing room farce of constant confusion and miscommunication.


Geelong Repertory Theatre Co.

29-Jun-2018 to 14-Jul-2018


Barefoot in the Park

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

Author: Neil Simon

Director: Kelly Clifford

Theatre: 15 Coronation Street Geelong West 3218

Melways Reference: 401 C3

Performances: June 29 & 30. July 5,6,7,12,13,14 at 7.30 pm
Sunday Matinees July 1 & 8 at 2pm

Prices: Adults $30
Concession #28
Student $24

Bookings: GPAC 52251200

Company Email: geelong.repertory@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the world. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. As Corrie sees it, Paul doesn't understand her. He's too staid, too boring, and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous.


06-Jul-2018 to 14-Jul-2018

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The ARKadian Authentic All-Woman Old Time Music Hall the 2nd

Agent: n/a

Author: Colin Mockett

Director: Fiona Carter

Theatre: Lilydale Heights College Performing Arts Centre,
17 Nelson Rd
Enter via Gate 2

Melways Reference: 38 C1

Performances: July 6, 12 & 13 at 8pm
July 7 & 14 at 2pm and 8pm

Prices: $20 each
$18 group booking of 10+
Price includes program and refreshments

Bookings: Rosey on 0409 860 225 or TryBooking link at www.arktheatremelb.com

Company Email: ark_theatre@yahoo.com.au

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

Synopsis: It is 1918 - a time when women provide Music Hall entertainment while the lads are away at war.Two years ago we were treated to the vintage, musical and on-stage shenanigans of 'The ARKadian Authentic All-Woman Old Time Music Hall'. In 2018, the fun continues with another Colin Mockett original show: 'The ARKadian Authentic All-Woman Old Time Music Hall, the 2nd' provides more toe-tapping, old time entertainment featuring an all-woman cast ... maybe with a few gentlemen thrown in?

Heidelberg Theatre Co.

06-Jul-2018 to 21-Jul-2018

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Private Lives

Agent: Origin Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Limited

Author: Noël Coward

Director: Karen Wakeham

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: Divorced, but still in love, Elyot and Amanda are newly married to Sibyl and Victor. Honeymoons for both couples at the same hotel prompt Elyot and Amanda to re-discover one another. They run away to Paris. Victor and Sibyl give chase.

This plot-perfect marital farce by Noël Coward is a sparklingly witty and wickedly vicious theatrical favourite.

Eltham Little Theatre Inc.

06-Jul-2018 to 22-Jul-2018

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Wonder in Aliceland

Agent: Maverick Musicals

Author: adapted by Jo Denver with music by Don Woodward

Director: Rebecca Fleming

Theatre: 1603 Main Rd


Victoria 3095

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

Bookings: 0411 713 095

Company Email: elthamlittletheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: This show has been chosen to pay tribute to the
previous two Alice shows which have been performed at Eltham in the past 60 years. It is a modern, musical adaptation of Lewis Carrol's classic Alice in Wonderland. A lively, energetic interpretation that will be enjoyed by thhe whole family.

Ballarat National Theatre Inc.

07-Jul-2018 to 14-Jul-2018


Mr Baileys Minder

Author: Debra Oswald

Director: Linda Davey

Company Email: info@bnt.org.au

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

Hartwell Players Inc.

13-Jul-2018 to 15-Jul-2018

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Strange Love - A Season of One Act Plays

Author: Play 1: I, Cockroach by Irene L Pynn
Play 2: Lobster Man by Jonathan Cook
Play 3: Genesis by Thomas Pierce

Director: Play 1: Dominic Watt
Play 2: Kellie Tweeddale
Play 3: Chris O'Neill

Theatre: Ashwood Secondary College Performing Arts Centre
Vannam Drive, Ashwood

Performances: Friday 13th July, 8pm
Saturday 14th July, 8pm
Sunday 15th July, 5pm

Prices: Adult $20
Concession $15

Bookings: 95139581 or www.trybooking.com/UZSF

Company Email: info@hartwellplayers.org.au

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

Other Information: www.hartwellplayers.org.au

Encore Theatre Inc.

13-Jul-2018 to 28-Jul-2018

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The Weekend

Agent: Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd

Author: Michael Palin

Director: Dexter Bourke

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 http://www.encoretheatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Written by one of the founding members of Monty Python, The Weekend is a dark comedy about family meltdown – poignant, yet bound to keep you laughing.

Stephen Febble is a middle-aged Englishman who wants nothing more than to be left alone. Instead, to his horror, his long-suffering wife Virginia fills the house with guests.

When their daughter, her dreary husband Alan, their precocious child and – not least – the dog come to stay for the weekend, world-weary Stephen does his best to be difficult. But, this Saturday night, Stephen’s life is about to be suddenly and utterly changed…

Bursting with familiar-feeling characters we all know and love to hate, this show is jam-packed with the laugh-out- loud delights of family dysfunction. Escape the winter and warm up with Encore’s prime-time-comedy for 2018!

Peridot Theatre Inc.

16-Jul-2018 to 16-Jul-2018


Play Reading: Sylvia

Agent: HLA Mgt Australia

Author: A.R. Gurney

Director: Susan Rundle

Theatre: Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149

Melways Reference: 61F11

Performances: 7.30pm

Prices: free

Company Email: tickets@peridot.com.au

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

Synopsis: A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.

Other Information: All welcome to this play reading. Supper provided.
Contact Alison a8knight@bigpond.net.au if intending to come.

Gemco Players Community Theatre Inc.

20-Jul-2018 to 22-Jul-2018


Dandenong Ranges One Act Play Festival

Theatre: Gemc Community Arts Centre
Kilvington Drive

Performances: TBA

Prices: $15 per session

Company Website: http://www.gemcoplayers.org

Other Information: Adjudicator: Sharon Maine

Gemco Players is looking forward to holding yet another friendly festival in our theatre The Gem, and we invite you to participate.

As always, food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the Bar.

Details to come

The 1812 Theatre

26-Jul-2018 to 18-Aug-2018


Dial M For Murder

Agent: ORiGiN Theatrical

Author: Frederick Knott

Director: Chris Procter

Theatre: 3-5 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree Gully 3156

Melways Reference: 74 F6

Performances: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 8.00pm
Sunday Matinee - 4.00pm

Prices: $27.00

Bookings: 9758 3964

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to have his
wife murdered after discovering she is
having an affair, When things go wrong,
he improvises a new plan – to frame
her for murder instead.

The 1812 Theatre

26-Jul-2018 to 18-Aug-2018


Dial M For Murder

Agent: ORiGiN

Author: Frederick Knott

Director: Chris Procter

Theatre: 3-5 RoseStreet
Upper Ferntree Gully 3156

Melways Reference: 74 F6

Performances: Wed,Thu, Fri, Sat, 8pm
Sun 4pm (5th & 12th )

Prices: $27.00
Group 10 or more $24

Bookings: 9758 3964

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to have his wife murdered after discovering she is having an affair, When things go wrong,
he improvises a new plan – to frame her for murder instead


Frankston Theatre Group Inc.

27-Jul-2018 to 05-Aug-2018

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Albert Nobbs

Agent: Hal Leonard on behalf of Josef Wienberger

Author: Gordon Steel

Director: Rob Lister

Theatre: Frankston Mechanics Institute, 1A Plowman Place,

Performances: 27th July 8pm
28th July 8pm
3rd August 8pm
4th August 8pm
5th August 2pm

Prices: Adult: $28
Concession $26
Student $20
Groups 8+ $26

Bookings: 1300 665 377

Company Email: secretary@frankstontheatregroup.org.au

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

Synopsis: After a life of hard graft, retirement isn't all what Albert Nobbs has expected. Instead of relaxing and taking things at a leisurely pace, Albert finds himself bored and nagged senseless by his wife Connie.
But Albert's world is soon turned upside down by the sudden death of Connie, and he struggles to find a reason to carry on - until Connie returns as a ghost and sets about organising a fulfilling retirement for Albert, including matchmaking with her best friend Rose.
Despite Albert's protestations, he gradually learns to overcome his reluctance and begins to explore new opportunities, so that he and Connie can continue with their journeys in different directions.

Albert Nobbs charms and delights in equal measures, simultaneously devastatingly painful and delightfully funny.