Whatson Notices

2016 2017 2018
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Peridot Theatre Inc.

03-Feb-2017 to 18-Feb-2017

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The 39 Steps

Agent: Origin Theatre on behalf of Samuel French

Author: adapted by Patrick Barlow

Director: Bob Bramble

Theatre: Unicorn Theatre, Mt Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mt Waverley 3149.

Melways Reference: 61 F9

Performances: Feb 3,4,8,9,10,11,15,16,17,18 at 8pm
Feb 5,11 at 2.15pm
Feb 12 at 4pm

Prices: $23/$27

Bookings: 9808 0770

Company Email: tickets@peridot.com.au

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

Synopsis: Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This award-winning treat is packed with non-stop laughs, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

Other Information: tickets@peridot.com.au

Geelong Repertory Theatre Co.

03-Feb-2017 to 18-Feb-2017



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

Author: Ronald Harwood

Director: Geoff Gaskill

Theatre: 15 Coronation Street Geelong West vic 3218

Melways Reference: 401 C3

Performances: 7.30 pm evening
Matinees 2 pm 5th and 12th February

Prices: Adults $30.00
Concession $28.00
Student $24.00

Bookings: 52251200 GPAC

Company Email: geelong.repertory@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred are in a home for retired opera singers. Every year on October 10th there is a concert to celebrate the birthday of Giuseppe Verdi, 'the greatest composer for the human voice who ever lived". Jean arrives. She used to be married to Reggie and her appearance disrupts the equilibrium of the home when she acts like the diva she once was. Worse, she refuses to join in the festivities.
A funny, poignant story about old age, friendship and raging against the dying of the light.


Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.

09-Feb-2017 to 25-Feb-2017

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Bad Jews

Agent: Origin Theatrical

Author: Joshua Harmon

Director: Tess Maurici Ryan

Theatre: 2 Albert Street
Williamstown 3016

Melways Reference: 56 B7

Performances: Tues-Sat 8.15 pm; Sundays 5pm

Prices: $25/$22

Bookings: www.wlt.org.au/tickets

Company Email: secretary@wlt.org.au

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

Synopsis: The night after their grandfather's funeral, the volatile, self-assured, unbending Daphna and her equally stubborn cousin Liam, a secular and entitled young man, face off in a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith … and a precious family heirloom. Uncomfortably trying to stay out of the fray are Liam’s shiksa girlfriend Melody, and his brother Jonah who is stuck in the middle. A biting black comedy about family and faith that questions what you choose to believe when you’re the chosen.

Other Information: 90 minutes duration, no interval
Contemporary language

Brighton Theatre Co.

16-Feb-2017 to 04-Mar-2017

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Face to Face

Agent: Cameron's Management Pty Ltd

Author: David Williamson

Director: Tim Long

Theatre: Bayside Cultural Centre
Cnr Wilson and Carpenter Streets,


Performances: Evening performances - 8.00 pm
Matinee 2.15 pm

Prices: $23.00

Bookings: 1300 752 126

Company Email: enquire@brightontheatreco.com

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

Synopsis: A conflict resolution session scrutinises the lives and relationships of several employees of a medium-sized business, all of whom may have played a part in a violent encounter that threatens to send one of them to gaol. This session has been convened to explore reasons why young, simple-minded firebrand Wayne has attacked Greg Baldoni the owner of the business.
What starts out as a simple confrontation between two men escalates into a very complicated affair, based on the eminently sensible notion that what initially meets the eye is often simply the tip of an iceberg. The big issues pile up - workplace bullying, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, worker exploitation, child abuse - and culpability for Wayne's stupid act moves far beyond any straightforward cause-effect scenario.
Greg’s wife Claire, Wayne’s mum Maureen, childhood friend Barry, and other employees, like sexy secretary Julie, middle-eastern muscle Hakim, downtrodden foreman Richard and shy Asian bookkeeper Therese are also participants.


Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.

17-Feb-2017 to 04-Mar-2017

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Outside Mullingar

Agent: George Lane/CAA

Author: John Patrick Shanley

Director: Helen Ellis

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers Rd

Performances: Evenings: 8 pm
Matinees: Sunday 19, Saturday 25, Sunday 26 February at 2.30 pm

Prices: Adults: $25.00
VIPs and concessions: $23.00
Groups (10 or more) and children $21.00

Bookings: 9587 5141 or online at www.mordialloctheatre.com

Company Email: mordialloctheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that—due to his painful shyness—suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving.
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is a compassionate, delightful work about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.

Malvern Theatre Company Inc.

17-Feb-2017 to 04-Mar-2017

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Agent: Alison Campbell Rate

Author: Alison Campbell Rate

Director: Deborah Fabbro

Theatre: 29 Burke Road, East Malvern

Performances: 17th February to 4th March 2017
Tuesday (except 27th February) to Saturday at 8:15 pm
Matinees: Saturday 18th and Sunday 26th February at 2:00 pm.
Gala Night: Saturday 25th February at 8:15 pm.

Prices: Tickets: $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 www.malverntheatre.com.au

Company Email: home@malverntheatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: “Look around! The past is in piles all around us! This is where we’ve chosen to be! We’re breathing it in. Treasures and rubbish all mixed up. How do you know what to keep and what to let go?” A box of worn-out dolls.
A bag of out-grown baby things. A cupboard full of secrets …
In the overflowing sorting room behind a local op shop, hard to like Fran, sociable Molly, easy-going Jim and newcomer 50-something Cat, find themselves sifting through more than cast-off clothes as pasts are uncovered and emotions laid bare. A story of lost and found, of grief and grace.

Heidelberg Theatre Co.

17-Feb-2017 to 04-Mar-2017



Agent: David Spicer Productions Pty Ltd

Author: Jonathan Biggins

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: Australia Day celebrations are an important event in the small country town of Coriole. The organising committee of six members discuss, argue and fight over what will be on the program. The big day finally arrives, and with it, hilarity and disaster in equal measures. The portaloos overflow, the sausages are past their use-by date and the heavens open.

Come along and enjoy these crazy characters and the mayhem they create.

Peridot Theatre Inc.

22-Feb-2017 to 22-Feb-2017


Play Reading: 'The Female of the Species'

Author: Joanna Murray-Smith

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

Melways Reference: 61 F11

Performances: 7.30pm

Prices: free

Bookings: Email a8knight@bigpond.net.au

Company Email: tickets@peridot.com.au

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

Synopsis: Margot Mason, a thinly veiled version of Germaine Greer, has writer's block following publication of her polemic 'The Cerebral Vagina' thirty years ago, when in through the windows of her country retreat steps one of her committed fans - with a gun. What follows is Joanna Murray-Smith's deliciously wicked comedy that deftly walks the tightrope between satire and farce.

Other Information: Play Reading prior to audition. All welcome. Supper provided.

The 1812 Theatre

23-Feb-2017 to 18-Mar-2017


Steptoe and Son

Agent: Classiccomedyscripts.co.uk

Author: Ray Galton & Alan Simpson

Director: Christine Grant

Theatre: 3-5 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree Gully 3156

Melways Reference: 74 F6

Performances: Evening's: 8pm
Matinee's: 4pm

Prices: $27.00

Bookings: 97583964

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Three classic BBC TV Comedy's.

Eltham Little Theatre Inc.

24-Feb-2017 to 05-Mar-2017

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Author: William Shakespeare

Director: Drew Mason

Theatre: 1603 Main Road Research 3095

Performances: Friday 24th February 8pm
Saturday 25th February 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 26th February 2pm
Thursday 2nd March 8pm
Friday 3rd March 8pm
Saturday 4th March 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 5th March 2pm

Prices: Adult $25
Concession $20

Bookings: 0411713095

Company Email: elthamlittletheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Midsummer is one of Shakespeare’s most well known and widely performed plays. The play deals with the clash of the human world and that of the faeries… comic misunderstandings, love, marriage, confusion and magic. It’s about the world’s most popular pastime: falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all. Love is crazy, love is mad. Will love win out in the end? This production will be set in the 1960s with an eclectic look and sound: a multicultural cast and great folk music score highlighting the dawn of a new era….and lots of psychedelics! Think Shakespeare meets Hair….

Other Information: This production is table seating. BYO food and drink

The Mount Players

24-Feb-2017 to 11-Mar-2017


Little Gem

Agent: Dominie Pty Ltd

Author: Elaine Murphy

Director: Richard Keown

Theatre: Mountview Theatre
56 Smith Street

Melways Reference: n/a

Performances: Evenings: 8:00pm
Matinees: Sun 26 Feb & 5 Mar 2pm

Prices: Adult: $30.00
Concession: $25.00

Bookings: Trybooking via wwww.themountplayers.com or 5426 1892

Company Email: secmountplayers@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Three generations of women tell their individual and collective stories with an enormous amount of humour. It is a journey of three generations of women from a single family seen over the course of a year and the play takes the form of entwined monologues that teasingly build a complex and touching portrait of these women's unremarkable but fully lived lives and above all has heart, soul, insight, humour and compassion.

Other Information: This is proposed as the 2017 VDL Award Entry.

The Basin Theatre Group

24-Feb-2017 to 18-Mar-2017

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Agent: Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

Author: Richard Harris

Director: PIP LE BLOND

Theatre: Doongalla Road,
The Basin

Melways Reference: Map 66 A7

Performances: Feb 24 - 8:00 PM
Feb 25 - 8:00 PM
Feb 26 - 2:00 PM )Matinee)
Mar 02 - 8:00 PM
Mar 03 - 8:00 PM
Mar 04 - 8:00 PM
Mar 05 - 2:00 PM )Matinee)
Mar 09 - 8:00 PM
Mar 10 - 8:00 PM
Mar 11 - 8:00 PM
Mar 12 - 2:00 PM )Matinee)
Mar 16 - 8:00 PM
Mar 17 - 8:00 PM
Mar 18 - 8:00 PM

Prices: General Tickets - $27
Groups of 10 or more for Thursdays - $15

Bookings: 1300 784 668 (7pm-9pm only)

Company Email: subscriptions@thebasintheatre.org.au

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

A hilarious comedy set against a cricket pavilion about the trials and tribulations of the players and their wives and girlfriends. Roger has his work cut out as he desperately tries to assemble a cricket team to play against the British Railways Maintenance Division Reading East. However, these problems are the least of his worries compared to the complications occurring amongst their wives and girlfriends who try to help and hinder with devastating effects. As a final catastrophe, rain starts to fall.