Whatson Notices


2017 2018 2019
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ARK THEATRE

27-Sep-2018 to 06-Oct-2018




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It's a Wonderful Life

Agent: Playscripts International

Author: Based on the story by PHILIP VAN DOREN STERN Book adapted by Doug Rand

Director: Candice Farrugia-Roberts

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

Melways Reference: Map 38 C1

Performances: 7:30pm

Prices: $15 Adults, $12 Concession and YouthARK Members, $10 Children

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/XODW

Company Email: ark_theatre@yahoo.com.au

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

Synopsis: The stage adaptation of Frank Capra's classic film.
George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. When things go wrong, he sees his life as a failure until Christmas Eve he is shown the impact he has had on other peoples' lives.

Other Information: This Production is presented by YouthARK Theatre in collaboration with ARK Theatre www.trybooking.com/XODW
Performances: September 27, 28, 30 & October 5, 6
 

Leongatha Lyric Theatre Inc.

28-Sep-2018 to 06-Oct-2018



 

Death and the Maiden



Author: Ariel Dorfman

Director: David Tattersall

Company Email: enquiries@lyrictheatre.net.au

Company Website: http://www.lyrictheatre.net.au
 

Leongatha Lyric Theatre Inc.

28-Sep-2018 to 06-Oct-2018



 

Death and the Maiden



Agent: Samuel French

Author: Ariel Dorfman

Director: David Tattersall

Theatre: Mesley Hall
Cnr Horn Street & Ogilvy Street, Leongatha

Performances: Friday 28/9 at 8pm
Saturday 29/9 at 2pm and 8pm
Thursday 4/9 at 8pm
Friday 5/10 at 8pm
Saturday 6/10 at 2pm and 8pm

Prices: Adult $25, Concession $20

Bookings: 0490 525 482

Company Email: enquiries@lyrictheatre.net.au

Company Website: http://www.lyrictheatre.net.au

Synopsis: Paulina Salas is a former prisoner in an unnamed country who had been raped by her captors, led by a sadistic doctor whose face she never saw. The rapist doctor played Schubert's Death and the Maiden during the act of rape; hence the play's title.
Years later, after the fall of the unnamed regime, Paulina lives in an isolated country house with her husband, Gerado Escobar. One night when driving, Gerado gets a flat tyre and is assisted by a stranger named Dr Miranda, who drives him home.
Paulina recognises his voice as that of her rapist and takes him captive in order to put him on trial and extract a confession from him. Unconvinced of Miranda's guilt, her husband Gerado acts as his lawyer and attempts to save his life.

Other Information: Adult content, language and themes
 

Hartwell Players Inc.

28-Sep-2018 to 07-Oct-2018



 

Realism



Author: Paul Galloway

Director: Samuel Chappel

Company Email: info@hartwellplayers.org.au

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

Frankston Theatre Group Inc.

28-Sep-2018 to 07-Oct-2018




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Charley's Aunt



Author: Brandon Thomas

Director: Lachlan Casey-Roleff

Theatre: Frankston Mechanic's Institute
1A Plowman Place Frankston

Performances: 28, 29 September 7PM
5, 6 October 7PM
30 September 1PM
7 October 1PM

Bookings: 1300 665 377 or trybooking/frankstontheatregroup

Company Email: secretary@frankstontheatregroup.org.au

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

Hartwell Players Inc.

28-Sep-2018 to 07-Oct-2018




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Realism



Author: Paul Galloway

Director: Samuel Chappel

Theatre: Ashwood High School Performing Arts Centre

Performances: Friday 28th 8pm
Sunday 30th 5pm
Friday 5th 8pm
Saturday 6th 8pm
Sunday 7th 2pm

Prices: Adult $20
Concession (Pensioner or under 18) $15
Group of 5 $75

Bookings: 9513 9581

Company Email: info@hartwellplayers.org.au

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

Synopsis: In the summer of 1939 in a small Moscow theatre a company of actors begin rehearsals of a new play to commemorate Stalin's sixtieth birthday. It is a tough gig, because for Soviet artists working towards the Radiant Future the old showbiz maxim 'the show must go on' is an order you can't refuse. Another opening, another show trial. Realism is a comedy of nerves, a backstage farce set in a pressure cooker. It is about the spirit that makes art live and the forces that want to crush it.
 

Frankston Theatre Group Inc.

28-Sep-2018 to 07-Oct-2018




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Charley's Aunt



Author: Brandon Thomas

Director: Lachlan Casey-Roleff

Theatre: The Frankston Mechanics Institute
1A Plowman Place, Frankston

Performances: 28 & 29 September 7pm
5 & 6 October 7pm
30 September & 7 October 1pm


Prices: Adults $25
Conc. $20
Children under 16 $10

Bookings: 1300 665 377

Company Email: secretary@frankstontheatregroup.org.au

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

Synopsis: This Classic evergreen farce is set Oxford during the 1890’s. The imminent visit of Charlie Wykeham’s aunt from Brazil, Donna Lucia, provides an excuse for Charles and Jack to invite their young ladies to meet her. When a telegram arrives postponing Donna Lucia’s visit, they persuade their amiable friend Babbs to impersonate the aunt – and the fun really begins.
 

Ballarat National Theatre Inc.

29-Sep-2018 to 06-Oct-2018




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Pride And Prejudice

Author: Jon Jory

Director: Alexandra Meerbach

Theatre: The Court House Theatre

Lydiard Street South.
Ballarat. ( central ).

Performances: Sept 29 ( 8pm ) Sept 30 ( 2pm & 8pm )
Oct 3, 4 & 5 ( 8pm ), Oct 6 ( 2pm & 8pm ).

Prices: Adults $25, Concession $20, Members $18, Groups ( 10+ ) $18.

Bookings: Majestix 5333 5888 www.hermaj.com

Company Email: info@bnt.org.au

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

Synopsis: Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority, but with four sisters, an overzealous match - making mother and a string of unsuitable suitors, it's difficult to escape the subject.
When the independent- minded Elizabeth meets the handsome, but enigmatic Mr Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense - but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate,
is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all.
 

The 1812 Theatre

04-Oct-2018 to 27-Oct-2018



 

Gulls

Author: Robert Hewett

Director: Zina Carman

Theatre: 3 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree Gully 3156

Performances: Evening 8pm
Matinees Sunday 14th & 21st October at 4pm

Prices: $27.00 each

Bookings: 9858 3964

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: A compassionate play about a brain damaged man who is cared for by his sister at a beach cottage. Unable to converse with those around him, he shares his feelings and observations with the audience.

Other Information: This play is considered a drama.
 

Croydon Parish Players

05-Oct-2018 to 13-Oct-2018




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Beauty and the Beast

Agent: Hal Leonard

Author: Linda Woolverton

Director: Annie McDowell

Theatre: Mahon Theatre, Aquinas College, 46 Great Ryrie St, Ringwood


Performances: Friday 5th October – 8pm show
Saturday 6th October – 2pm show
Saturday 6th October – 8pm show
Thursday 11th October – 8pm show
Friday 12th October – 8pm show
Saturday 13th October – 5pm show

Prices: Adult - $32
Concession (students/pensioners) - $28
Child (15 and under) - $22
Family (2 adults and up to 2 children) - $95


Bookings: www.CroydonParishPlayers.com

Company Email: tickets@croydonparishplayers.com

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

Synopsis: In this tale as old as time, an arrogant, spoiled young prince and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress. She turns him into a hideous beast until he learns to love, and be loved in return. He must complete this task before the last petal of an enchanted rose falls, or else he remains a beast forever.

Book-loving, spirited, provincial girl, Belle enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father, Maurice. With the help of his enchanted servants, including Mrs. Potts, Lumière, Cogsworth and Chip, Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation. Will she be the one to break the spell?

Be our guest in this stage adaptation of the animated Disney film, based on the classic fairy tale.

 

Powderkeg Players

05-Oct-2018 to 20-Oct-2018



 

A Conversation



Author: David Williamson

Director: Lee Cook

Company Email: powderkegplayers@gmail.com

Company Website: https://powderkegplayers.com/
 

Powderkeg Players

05-Oct-2018 to 20-Oct-2018




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A Conversation



Agent: Cameron's management

Author: David Williamson

Director: Lee Cook

Theatre: Dempster Park Hall
82 Phoenix Street North Sunshine

Performances: Friday 5th 8pm
Saturday 6th 8pm
Friday 12th 8pm
Saturday 13th 2pm
Saturday 13th 8pm
Friday 19th 8pm
Saturday 20th 8pm


Prices: Adult $21
Concession $16

Bookings: 0407802165 www.powderkegplayers.com

Company Email: powderkegplayers@gmail.com

Company Website: https://powderkegplayers.com/

Synopsis: Jack Manning, a community conference convenor, has brought together the family of a rape and murder victim and the family of the perpetrator with the hopes that the discussion will give both families the chance to grieve openly and help the healing process for both families to begin. A Conversation, the second of David Williamson’s Jack Manning Trilogy, is a confronting piece of theatre that explores the community conference process and delves into the horror, destruction and unspeakable pain that the crimes of rape and murder wreak on people’s lives. The play pulls no punches with its material as it explores the impact of the crime on both families and questions what conditions in someone’s life give rise to such a heinous action and, when all is said and done, whether those conditions even matter at all.

Other Information: An extended one act play - no interval
Drinks and snacks available before, theatre seating only not cabaret.
Language and strong adult themes
not recommended for children
 

Gemco Players Community Theatre Inc.

05-Oct-2018 to 20-Oct-2018




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Love and Information

Agent: Samuel French & origin theatrical

Author: Caryl Churchill

Director: David Lawson-Smith

Theatre: Kilvington drive Emerald

Performances: Friday 5 at 8pm
Saturday 6 at 8pm
Sunday 7 at 6pm (twilight)
Friday 12 at 8pm
Saturday 13 at 8pm
Sunday 14 at 2pm
Friday 19 at 8pm
Saturday 20 at 8pm

Prices: $22 children & concession
$25 full

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

Synopsis: A child cannot feel pain. A man has a secret. A woman wants an affair.
A scientist dissects a brain. Someone tells the police. Another puts an elephant on the stairs. In a series of tantalising vignettes, over 100 vibrant characters search for meaning in their lives. Through sex, death, feeling, thinking, taxidermy and karaoke they discover each other. Within their intimate whispers, philosophical exchanges and life-changing revelations, we see ourselves and the people we love.
 

Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.

10-Oct-2018 to 14-Oct-2018




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The Vandal

Agent: Hal Leonard

Author: Hamish Linklater

Director: Michelle Swann

Theatre: Doncaster Playhouse
679 Doncaster Rd
Doncaster 3108

Performances: Performance Dates:
Evening curtain at 8.00pm Oct 10, 11, 12, 13
Matinee curtain at 2.00pm Oct 14

Prices: $25.00

Bookings: 1300 650 209

Company Email: barbers@iinet.net.au

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

Synopsis: The Vandal

By Hamish Linklater Directed by Michelle Swann The Vandal is a series of one-on-one encounters of three lonesome souls who cross paths on a cold night in upstate Kingston, New York. A seemingly distraught woman meets an overly gregarious teenage boy at a bus stop. No one is quite what he or she seems. Is the woman a patient from the local hospital or visiting a friend there? Is the man divorced or a widower? Are the boy’s outlandish tales mere inventions?
 

Wyndham Theatre Co.

12-Oct-2018 to 13-Oct-2018




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Drop. Dead. Funny
A Trio of One Act Plays
Fate's Thread
Death and His Brother Sleep
Albert


Author: Fate's Thread by Stephen Bean
Death and His Brother Sleep by Wayne Dudgeon
Albert by Richard Harris


Director: Elle Parkinson
Chris De Zeeuw
George Benca

Theatre: Crossroads Uniting Church
Duncans Rd & Synnot St, Werribee VIC 3030

Performances: 12th October 7.30pm
13th October 2.30pm
13th October 7.30pm

Prices: Adult $25
Concession $22
Early Bird (Before September 23rd) $20

Company Email: info@wyndhamtheatrecopany.org.au

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

Synopsis: Fate's Thread: Fates Thread is a ghost story. It's a murder mystery and a light comedy. When Susan has a fatal accident and comes back as a ghost she must race against time to have her death 'reconciled' to escape being dragged to the sea of lost souls for eternity.

Death and His Brother Sleep: Four young people are going out, when they get distracted by Simon's weird roommate. As they spend more time with him they start to question his sanity especially as he explains he is waiting for his dead father to visit.

Albert: A Finnish au pair has an Italian visitor pop in expectantly, and soon after that an Englishman with romance on his mind. However, none of them speak a word of each other’s language. If it were not for the thoughtfulness of the author who has kindly translated the dialogue of two of the characters into English, the audience would be as confused as the actors.

Other Information: Booking through trybooking

Link: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=419825&
 

Dionysus Theatre

12-Oct-2018 to 20-Oct-2018



 

The Trojan Women



Author: Euripides

Director: Emma Sproule

Company Email: emmaloustu@hotmail.com

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

Dionysus Theatre

12-Oct-2018 to 20-Oct-2018




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The Trojan Women



Agent: N/A

Author: Euripides

Director: Emma Sproule

Theatre: McClelland College Performing Arts Centre
26 Alexander Avenue,
Frankston, 3199.


Performances: 8pm

Prices: $25 standard
$20 concession

Bookings: https://www.tickethost.com.au?Event=1510

Company Email: emmaloustu@hotmail.com

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

Synopsis: 'The Trojan Women' is a tragedy centering on the horror of war and its aftermath. Euripides based the play on the myths and legends of the Trojan War. Ancient storytellers mythologised the events before, during and after the war. Gods and goddesses took sides and the deeds of Greek and Trojan warriors were also exaggerated, or even fabricated.

The action takes place before the walls of Troy and it’s in ruins. The Women of Troy, including Hecuba, the Queen, congregate and wait. They are in deep despair as they are to become slaves to the victorious Greeks and are awaiting the news of who will go where, and who will belong to whom.

Director, Emma Sproule's interpretation, is set on the stage of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the key word in her interpretation is aftermath. Current Hollywood events seem the perfect prompt for a work that explores women who are disbelieved, disenfranchised and discarded when they are not the ones who wield the power, and sometimes even when they do.

Many years may pass for these stories to be told. Many may have endeavoured to embellish, exaggerate and even fabricate, even if they were not their stories to tell. So, imagine a stage of glamourous sirens and starlets, beautiful on the surface but slaves to an industry nonetheless.

Emma said, ''Once again, I find myself staggered by the relevance of classical works to our contemporary world. The Trojan Women explores the grief of a Queen stripped of power upon the death of her husband and an entire war blamed on the beauty and betrayal of a single women. The face that launched a thousand ships.

''I love the aesthetic of the Golden Age of Hollywood; so beautiful but also a façade, a distraction from ‘what lies beneath’; subterfuge, sleight of hand and special effects.

''If women are struggling to be heard now, imagine how stifled their voice then; we may never know what they wanted to say – even after the arrival of the talkies, they were expected to remain silent.''

Other Information: The production runs approximately 70 minutes without interval.
 

Encore Theatre Inc.

12-Oct-2018 to 27-Oct-2018




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Speaking in Tongues



Agent: HLA Management Pty Ltd

Author: Andrew Bovell

Director: Louise Woodward

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: Two couples set out to betray their partners…

A lover returns from the past and a husband doesn’t answer the phone… A woman disappears and a neighbour is the prime suspect… Contracts are broken between intimates and powerful bonds are formed between strangers.

In Andrew Bovell’s masterfully interconnected polyphony, an evocative mystery unravels at the same time as a devastating tale of disconnection between individuals, partners and communities.

“A play of shimmering, iridescent beauty, revealing the marvellous in the everyday.” – Financial Times
 

Encore Theatre Inc.

12-Oct-2018 to 27-Oct-2018



 

Speaking in Tongues



Author: Andrew Bovell

Director: Louise Woodward

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

Eltham Little Theatre Inc.

13-Oct-2018 to 13-Oct-2018




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ELT's 60th Birthday Celebration

Theatre: Bridges Restuarant
1075 Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd,
Hurstbridge

Performances: 6.30 pm until late

Prices: $60 Adults
$40 Children/Concession

Bookings: 0411 713 095

Company Email: elthamlittletheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Come help us celebrate 60 years of bringing quality community theatre to the North-East.

Cover charge includes 3 course dinner and entertainment. Dancing and karaoke will be available. Family Friendly !

Drinks available at the bar.

book at www.elthamlittletheatre.org.au

Other Information: book at www.elthamlittletheatre.org.au
 

Bacchus Marsh & Melton Community Theatre

19-Oct-2018 to 27-Oct-2018




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Caravan

Agent: Susie Barrow

Author: DOnald MacDonald

Director: Toni COllins

Theatre: Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall
19 Gisborne Rd, Bacchus Marsh, Vic. 3340

Performances: 8.00pm

Prices: $20 Adult
$15 Under 15

Bookings: 0422 185 955

Company Email: theatre3340@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: A light hearted look at friendship, age, and holidays you should never have. In the confined space of the caravan, tensions rise and the laughs begin
 

PEP Productions

25-Oct-2018 to 03-Nov-2018

 

 

Holding The Man



Author: Tommy Murphy

Director: Amy Bryans

Company Email: pep.productions06@gmail.com

Company Website: http://pepproductions.org.au/
 

Malvern Theatre Company Inc.

26-Oct-2018 to 10-Nov-2018




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TARANTARA! TARANTRARA!

Agent: Origin Theatrical Pty. Ltd.

Author: Ian Taylor

Director: Andrew Ferguson

Theatre: 29 Burke Road, East Malvern

Performances: Tuesday (except 30th October) to Saturday at 8:15 pm
Matinees: Saturday 27th October and Sunday 4th November at 2:00 pm.
Gala Night: Saturday 3rd November at 8:15 pm.

Prices: $22.00 (No Concessions).
Groups (10 or more): $20.00 per person.
Gala Night: $8.00 extra per person

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

Company Email: malverntheatrecompany@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: The play tells the story of two unlikely partners who were brought together long enough for the world to receive one of the greatest musical gifts it has ever known. The famous Gilbert and Sullivan partnership: the meeting, the association with D’Oyly Carte, the mounting success, the divergences of temperament and conflicting ambitions, Gilbert’s obsession with his ‘lozenge’ story and the trouble it caused, Sullivan’s lavish social life and its disruptive consequences, his ill health and the famous tragi-comic quarrel over a new carpet for the theatre. These and many other episodes are covered. Musical excerpts from the well-known operas are threaded into the story.
 

Good Grandson Productions

10-Oct-2018 to 20-Oct-2018

 


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Gruesome Playground Injuries

Director: Jessica Dick

Theatre: 12 Little Chapel Street
South Yarra

Performances: Tuesday to Saturday - 8pm
Saturday Matinee - 2pm
Sunday - 5pm

Prices: $33.50 - Preview (Wednesday 10 October)

$38.50 - Full
$33.50 - Concession
$30 - Group 10+
$134 - Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)

Bookings: 03 8290 7000

Synopsis: irl Scout Cookies and Bandages. Fireworks and a Funeral.

This isn’t your typical love story… Over thirty years, the lives of Kayleen and Doug intersect through injury, heartbreak, and their tendency towards self-destruction.

Written by Pulitzer nominated playwright, Rajiv Joseph, ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ is a dark humoured and heartbreaking story about the intimacy between scar-crossed lovers and the pain they inflict upon each other.

Starring Christian Charisiou and Laura McIntosh.

Directed by Jessica Dick.