Whatson Notices

2018 2019 2020
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Brighton Theatre Co.

17-May-2019 to 01-Jun-2019

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I Hate Hamlet

Agent: Hal Leonard

Author: Paul Rudnick

Director: Alan Burrows

Theatre: Brighton Arts & Cultural Centre
Cnr Wilson & Carpenter Sts Brighton

Melways Reference: 67 F10

Performances: Wednesday-Saturday 8.00pm
Matinee - Saturday 25 May 2.15pm
Matinee - Sunday 19 May & 26 May 2.15pm

Prices: Adult $25
Concession $23

Bookings: Ph 1300 752 126 www.brightontheatre.com.au

Company Email: enquire@brightontheatreco.com

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

Synopsis: Set in John Barrymore’s old apartment in New York City - at the time, the author’s real-life home - the play follows successful television actor Andrew Rally as he struggles with taking on the
dream role of Hamlet, dealing with a girlfriend who is keeping a firm grip on her chastity, and playing host to the ghost of John Barrymore, who, clothed as Hamlet, has come back to earth for the sole purpose of convincing Rally to play the part. Real estate agent Felicia Dantine convinces Rally to stay in the apartment and hold a seance.
Barrymore proves to be very convincing(challenging Andrew to a sword fight in the middle of the New York loft), and Andrew decides to play Hamlet. But when a Hollywood friend shows
up offering Andrew a new role in a television pilot, with a potentially large salary and fame, Andrew is forced to choose between Shakespeare, whom his girlfriend loves, or television, where he is loved by millions.

The Basin Theatre Group

17-May-2019 to 08-Jun-2019

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A Man for All Seasons

Agent: Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd

Author: Robert Bolt

Director: Malcolm Sussman

Theatre: The Basin Theatre
Corner Doongalla & Simpsons Roads
The Basin VIC 3154

Melways Reference: Map 66 Ref A6

Performances: Friday 17th May to Saturday 8th June
8:00 pm evening performances
2:00 pm matinees

Prices: Adult $27
Groups 10+ $22
Thursdays Groups 10+ $17

Bookings: 1300 784 668 or online www.thebasintheatre.org.au

Company Email: subscriptions@thebasintheatre.org.au

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

Synopsis: When statesmen abandon their own private conscience they lead their country on a short road to chaos.

Bolt’s version of the events leading up to Sir Thomas More’s execution for high treason makes for a compelling evening of theatre. The heavy themes are leavened by the presence of the Common Man who offers a sardonic commentary on the weighty affairs of state being conducted around him.

More, who held the highest office in England as Lord Chancellor, resisted massive political pressure in making a stand for the principles that he believed defined him as a human being. The struggle between More’s conscience and loyalty to a King, desperate to legitimise the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, is at the heart of the play.

Nowadays, when politicians globally are held in contempt for their lack of moral scruples, Sir Thomas More, half a millennium before our time, stands as a beacon of light – A man for all seasons!

Strathmore Theatre Arts Group

23-May-2019 to 01-Jun-2019


The Tin Woman

Agent: Origin Theatrical

Author: Shaun Grennan

Director: Stephen Andrews

Theatre: corner of Loeman and Napier Sts, Strathmore

Performances: 8pm Thu to Sat
2pm Sun

Prices: $20 Full
$15 Concession

Bookings: www.stagtheatre.org 9382 6284

Company Email: stag_publicity@optusnet.com.au

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

Synopsis: The Tin Woman is the story of a woman who receives a heart transplant and her eventual meeting with the family of the donor.
Instead of relishing life after her heart transplant, Joy enters a downward spiral, unsure whether she truly deserves a second chance. Meanwhile, Alice and Hank mourn the loss of their son, Jack, whose heart was used to save Joy. At a friend's urging, Joy tracks down Jack's family to find closure. But are Alice, Hank, and their daughter Sammy ready to accept Jack's death?
Based on a true story, The Tin Woman uses humour and pathos to explore loss, family, and what it means to be given new life.

Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc.

23-May-2019 to 08-Jun-2019

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The Wisdom of Eve

Agent: Hal Leonard Australia

Author: Mary Orr

Director: Katie-Jane Amey

Theatre: 39-41 Castella Street,

Melways Reference: 38 F4

Performances: Evening Shows: 8:15pm. Sherries from 7:45pm
Matinees: 2:15pm. Sherries from 1:45pm.

Prices: Adult: $26.00
Concession: $24.00
Groups (10 or more): $22 per person
Season (4 plays): $85 per person

Bookings: 9735 1777

Company Email: a.t.c@bigpond.net.au

Company Website: http://lilydaleatc.com/

Synopsis: Adapted from the story by Mary Orr, on which the film All About Eve (Academy Award-winning Best Picture, 1951) and the hit musical Applause! were based. An engrossing and revealing "inside" story of life in New York's theatre world, told in terms of unscrupulous ingenue, Eve Harrington, as she lies, cheats and blackmails her way to Broadway stardom and a Hollywood career.

Other Information: Matinees:
Sundays 10 & 17 March
Saturday 23 March

The 1812 Theatre

23-May-2019 to 15-Jun-2019


The Mouse Trap

Agent: ORiGiN Theatrical

Author: Agatha Christie

Director: John Mills

Theatre: 3-5 Rose Street
UFTG 3156

Melways Reference: 74 F6

Performances: Evenings Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat 8pm
Matinees Sun 4pm

Prices: $27.00
Group of 10 or more $24.00

Bookings: 03 9758 3964

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: A timeless tale of “whodunit,” Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap strands seven strangers in a country house during a blizzard, only to discover to their horror there
is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive of the killer are finally revealed. Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is the longest running show, of any kind, in the world, Running continuously in London’s Westend for over 60 years. It opened in November 1952 at The Ambassadors Theatre in London and moved to St.Martin's Theatre in March 1974 where it is still running to this day.

Beaumaris Theatre Inc.

24-May-2019 to 08-Jun-2019



Agent: Hal Leonard

Author: Stephen Sondheim & George Furth

Director: Director- Colin Armstrong, MD Malcom Huddle, Choreographers Mon & Tess Sabbatucci

Theatre: 82 Wells Road Beaumaris

Performances: 8 pm evening 5 pm Sundays

Prices: $32-$35

Bookings: www.beaumaristheatre.com.au

Company Email: info@beaumaristheatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: From musical theatre's most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book.

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends – "those good and crazy people [his] married friends" – explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse. The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

Peridot Theatre Inc.

07-Jun-2019 to 22-Jun-2019

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Crimes of the Heart

Agent: Hal Leonard Australia

Author: Beth Henley

Director: Michelle Swann

Theatre: The Unicorn Theatre
Mt Waverley Secondary College
Lechte Road
Mt Waverley VIC 3149

Melways Reference: 61 F11

Performances: JUNE 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, AT 8PM MATINEE SUNDAY 9 AT 2.15PM TWILIGHT SUNDAY 16 AT 4PM

Prices: $27/$24

Bookings: 0429 115 334

Company Email: tickets@peridot.com.au

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

Synopsis: This tragicomedy relates the story of the three Magrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy’s home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The sisters were raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments. Each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as the sisters are forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with Babe’s latest incident. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the crimes of the heart she has committed.

Other Information: Bookings: tickets@peridot.com.au


Warrandyte Theatre Company

07-Jun-2019 to 22-Jun-2019


All My Sons

Agent: Hal Leonard

Author: Arthur Miller

Director: Alastair Rice

Theatre: Mechanics' Institute
Yarra Street

Performances: 8 pm and 2.30 matinee - 15/6

Prices: $25 Full. $20 Senior. $15 Student or Pensioner

Company Email: aderice@tpg.com.au

Company Website: http://warrandytehallarts.asn.au/theatre

Synopsis: A powerful family drama with tragic consequences based on the war time actions of an aeronautical company who conspired with military personnel in approving defective air craft parts for use in military combat. Businessman Joe Keller rushed through the production and then delivery of faulty machine parts to the military which subsequently led to the loss of life. As the plot unfolds, Keller's decision to sanction this business transaction, and its effect on his family and friends gradually surfaces.

Other Information: Booking information - URL TBA
Please check web site for early information

Warrandyte Theatre Company

07-Jun-2019 to 22-Jun-2019

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All My Sons

Agent: Hal Leonard

Author: Arthur Miller

Director: Alastair Rice

Theatre: Cnr Yarra Street and Mitchell Avenue
Warrandyte 3113

Performances: Evenings 8pm
Matinee (15th June) 2:30pm

Prices: $25 adult
$20 seniors
$15 concession
$10 child (12 and under)

Company Email: aderice@tpg.com.au

Company Website: http://warrandytehallarts.asn.au/theatre

Synopsis: All My Sons is one of Arthur Miller’s most popular and thought-provoking plays. It was written shortly after the Second World War and revolves around the Keller family and the unscrupulous business affairs of patriarch Joe. This is a slow burning fuse of a play that sparks into life at as the drama unfolds

Other Information: Booking link

Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.

14-Jun-2019 to 22-Jun-2019

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After Dinner

Agent: Origin

Author: Andrew Bovell

Director: Damian Jones

Theatre: 679 Doncaster Rd
Doncaster 3108

Performances: 14,15, 20,21,22 8.00 pm
16, 22 2.00 pm

Prices: 29.00

Bookings: 1300650609

Company Email: barbers@iinet.net.au

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

Synopsis: Set in an Australian suburban pub bistro, on a friday night.
Three office workers Dympie, Paula, and Monika are desperate for a good night out.
At another table, Gordon and Stephen are looking for something better than a one night stand.
As the night proceeds, inhibitions are abandoned, exposing the foibles, pain and humour of the characters' lives.
A sharp comedy, full of wry insights and black social comment.

Essendon Theatre Co.

20-Jun-2019 to 29-Jun-2019

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Home Grown: A Series of One Act Plays

Agent: By Arrangement with authors

Author: Andrzej Marczynski, Cheryl Smith and Luke Smith

Director: Andrzej Marczynski, Mazz Ryan and Michele Haywood

Theatre: Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street)
West Essendon VIC 3040

Performances: 20 – 23 June 2019 & 27 - 29 June 2019
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

Prices: 20 Adult; $18 Concession

Bookings: Phone/SMS 0422 029 483 or book online at www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au

Company Email: essendontheatrecompany@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Play 1 – The Consultation
By Andrzej Marczynski

Directed by Andrzej Marczynski

Gordon is a practicing psychotherapist who lives a privileged but indulged lifestyle where money is the main concern. He loathes his job and refuses to admit it. The client from hell arrives and upends all the certainties in his life and makes him realise that unless he changes he could lose the things he cares most about.

Play 2 The Visit
By Cheryl Smith

Directed by Mazz Ryan

During the mid - to-late 1950’s, post war Melbourne was in the grip of a massive shortage of public housing. Vast tracts of land were given over to the Housing Commission to help alleviate the problem and to place hundreds of inner City slum dwellers as the city was “cleaned up” prior to the 1956 Olympic Games. Waiting lists were long and selective. Tenancy was prized, but not guaranteed. This is the story of two young mothers’ efforts to challenge and expose corruption in their world, at their risk, finding courage they didn’t think they had.

Play 3 – My refrigerator is an alien spaceship
By Luke Smith

Directed by Mazz Ryan and Michele Haywood

When Jessica Windsor becomes the most despised actor in Hollywood, she hides out at a secret apartment. With the media and paparazzi on her trail, she gets “help” from her bumbling Agent Mike, and her conniving Mother. Could she be in any more trouble? Well, yes, it seems she could be with the small matter of the Extra-Terrestrial hiding out with her! Is it all over for Jessica? Or will the truth she protects blow Hollywood apart? A fast paced comedy featuring real humans and puppets!


Allegro Theatre Co. Inc.

21-Jun-2019 to 29-Jun-2019


The Club

Author: David Williamson

Director: Steve Thornycroft

Performances: JUNE: 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 - 7:30. 23: 2:00pm

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

Allegro Theatre Co. Inc.

21-Jun-2019 to 29-Jun-2019

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The Club

Author: David Williamson

Director: Steve Thornycroft

Theatre: 100 Belmore Street, Yarrawonga, 3730

Performances: June 21, 22, 27, 28, 29: 7:30pm
June 23: 2:00pm

Prices: Adult $20, Concession $15

Bookings: 1800 062 260 or 03 5744 1989

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

Synopsis: The power and intrigue behind the scenes in a football club struggling for on-field success.
Playwright David Williamson has given Allegro special permission to update his famous play from the 1970s. Instead of the original all-male cast, the club president, the captain and the new recruit are all women.
Now not only clever and funny, the play’s new dimension also makes it topical and thought-provoking in today’s world of women’s football.

Other Information: All performances cabaret seating. Tea, coffee, biscuits available – bring any other food or drink you wish. Dress circle theatre seating also available.

Malvern Theatre Company Inc.

21-Jun-2019 to 06-Jul-2019

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Agent: Origin Theatrical Pty. Ltd.

Author: Charles Ludlam

Director: Andrew McMillan

Theatre: 29 Burke Road, East Malvern

Performances: 21st June to 6th July 2019
Wednesday to Saturday at 8:15 pm
Matinees: Saturday 22nd June, Sunday 30th June and Saturday 6th July 2:00 pm.
Gala Night: Saturday 29th June 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

Company Email: malverntheatrecompany@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: On the moors of Mandacrest manor, something is amiss. Lord Edgar Hillcrest, a leading Egyptologist has taken a new wife, Lady Enid, an actress who is having a perfectly horrid time adjusting to life as the leading lady of the manor. The portrait of Lord Edgar’s previous wife, Irma Vep, is watching her every move, as is the randy one-legged pig farmer, Nicodemus, and the no-nonsense maid, Jane, who remains devoted to the memory of her former mistress. Meanwhile, a wolf that haunts the heath is causing mayhem for everyone and the mysterious death of Lord Edgar’s son, provokes an expedition to Egypt in an attempt by Lord Edgar to finally solve the mystery of Irma Vep.

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.

21-Jun-2019 to 06-Jul-2019

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Mr Bailey's Minder

Author: Debra Oswald

Director: Martin Gibbs

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers Rd

Performances: Evenings: 8 pm
Matinees: 2.30 pm

Prices: Adults: $25.00
VIP’s and Concessions: $23.00 (with ID)
Groups: $21.00 (10 or more)
Children up to 15 years: $21.00
Yearly Subscriptions: $100.00 for 5 plays

Bookings: 9587 5141 or www.mordialloctheatre.com

Company Email: mordialloctheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Leo Bailey is one of Australia’s greatest living artists, whose genius battles to survive the effects of alcohol, cynicism and self-loathing. Only one of his many children, his daughter Margo, is prepared to help, but she does so at arm’s length. Margo finds a live-in-minder, Therese, who is fresh out of prison and desperate for a home. Then along comes Karl, a handyman who has the job of removing a valuable mural but who keeps returning with offers of practical friendship.
A funny and deeply moving play about friendship, ego, art and the secret longing for a better life.

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.

26-Jun-2019 to 13-Jul-2019

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A Man of No Importance

Agent: Hal Leonard

Author: Terrence McNally, music by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Director: Barbara Hughes;
Musical Director Janet Provan

Theatre: 2-4 Albert Street
Williamstown 3016

Melways Reference: 56 B7

Performances: Tues-Sat 8.15 pm; Sun 5 pm

Prices: $29/$26

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

Company Email: secretary@wlt.org.au

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

Synopsis: This beautifully woven musical takes place in Dublin in 1964. Alfie Byrne, a middle-aged bachelor living with his spinster sister, is a bus conductor by day but spends his evenings as the artistic director of St Imelda’s Players. Alfie is dedicated to the plays of his hero, Oscar Wilde, but when he declares the troupe’s next production will be the provocative Salome, the ensuing misunderstandings and bigotry cause his safe little world to crumble, forcing Alfie to confront the secrets he holds in his heart.