Whatson Notices

2016 2017 2018
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Malvern Theatre Company Inc.

16-Jun-2017 to 01-Jul-2017

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Agent: Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd

Author: Shelagh Stephenson

Director: Gayle Poor

Theatre: 29 Burke Road, East Malvern

Performances: Tuesday (except 20th June) to Saturday at 8:15 pm
Matinees: Saturday 17th June and Sunday 25th April at 2:00 pm.
Gala Night: Saturday 24th 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 or online at www.malverntheatre.com.au

Company Email: home@malverntheatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: The story centres around three sisters; Teresa, Mary and Catherine, who come together before their mother’s funeral and how each sister deals with the death and how it directly affects them. The three each have different memories of the same events and after years of separation, many of their hidden lies and self-betrayals reach the surface. Memory is the main theme in this play. The sisters’ memories – recalled as they are in all their inaccuracies, almost interact with each other, and show that despite synchronicities of time and place the people involved in the incidents of the past cannot agree on the facts of a unified experience.

The 1812 Theatre

29-Jun-2017 to 01-Jul-2017


Board Shorts Play Festival 2017

Agent: N/A

Author: Various authors

Director: Various directors

Theatre: 3 Rose Street,
Upper Ferntree Gully
Victoria. 3156

Melways Reference: 74 F6

Performances: Thursday 29th June - 8.00 pm
Friday 30th June - 8.00 pm
Saturday 1st July - Matinee: 2.00 pm Evening; 8.00 pm

Prices: $15

Bookings: On-line: 1812theatre.com.au/purchase-tickets/

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Board Shorts is an 1812 initiative which has been running for 10 years.
The aim is to provide a non-competitive platform for new writers, to get their work out there and for new directors to gain experience. Plays are restricted to 10 minutes and the program delivers 10 plays per performance.

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.

29-Jun-2017 to 15-Jul-2017

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Vincent in Brixton

Agent: Dominie Drama

Author: Nicholas Wright

Director: Shirley Sydenham

Theatre: 2 Albert Street, Williamstown 3016

Melways Reference: 56 B7

Performances: Tuesdays - Saturdays 8.15 pm
Sundays - 5pm

Prices: $25/22

Bookings: 9885 9678 or www.wlt.org.au

Company Email: secretary@wlt.org.au

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

Synopsis: A fiction woven from a few known facts, on the surface it is about the two years a young Vincent Van Gogh spent in London. But it is more than that. We see a young man with the signs of genius yet to flower but with the arrogance of innate talent.

There are allusions to the drawings and paintings, the inspirations and the despair that are to come. There are moments of humour, depression, warmth and love, with glimpses into the disruptive, single-minded nature of artistic talent.

Australian non professional premiere

Other Information: Fortuitously, there's a Vincent Van Gogh exhibition at the NGV around the same time!

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.

30-Jun-2017 to 15-Jul-2017

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Australia Day

Agent: David Spicer Productions

Author: Jonathon Biggins

Director: Martin Gibbs

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre
64 Parkers Rd

Performances: Evenings: 8 pm
Matinees: Sunday 2, Saturday 8, and Sunday 9 July 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: The country town of Coriole is getting ready for Australia Day – a time to crack open a frothy, stick a snag on the barbie and celebrate what it means to be a true blue Aussie.
The Australia Day committee is gearing up to put on the town’s biggest party – but they have a few issues of their own to sort out first. With everyone from the Greens to the local mayor to the CWA wanting a piece of the party pie, it’s proving hard yakka to work out what an Aussie celebration should look like.
Nothing is sacred as the national identity is put through the wringer in this thoroughly modern ripper of a comedy!
Will the day be fair dinkum after all? Or are there too many roos loose in the community hall?


Essendon Theatre Co.

01-Jul-2017 to 08-Jul-2017


The Pirate Princess

Author: Mazz Ryan

Director: Michele Haywood

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

Melways Reference: Melways 28B3

Google Maps: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/Essendon+Theatre+Company/@-37.753079,144.893059,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x6ad65c132fe4d1e9:0xde935373e7f0cb3f

Performances: Sat 1 July (1pm & 5pm)
Sun 2 July (2pm)
Fri 7 July (2pm)
Sat 8 July (1pm & 5pm)

Prices: $15 or $50 for Family of 4 (any comination of children and adults); Children under 5 free

Bookings: Phone/SMS 0422 029 483 or book online at www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au or https://www.trybooking.com/275611

Company Email: essendontheatrecompany@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: The Pirate Princess tells the story of Evalina, a princess who would much rather be a pirate than a princess.


06-Jul-2017 to 08-Jul-2017


cinderFELLA by Julie Cunningham
A School Holiday Fun FamilyShow

Author: Julie Cunningham

Director: Julie Cunningham

Theatre: Lilydale Heights College Performing Arts Centre
17 Nelson Rd. (via Gate 2)

Melways Reference: C1:38

Performances: Thursday 6th July - 8.00pm
Friday 7th July - 8.00pm
Saturday 8th July - 2.00pm
Saturday 8th July - 8.00pm

Prices: Adult $15
Child $10 (Age 1-17yrs)
Pensioner $10
Family $40 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

Company Email: ark_theatre@yahoo.com.au

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

Synopsis: A modern day hilarious take on an old favourite
Perfect to keep the family entertained during the school holidays.

Other Information: Online Bookings: www.arktheatremelb.com

Heidelberg Theatre Co.

07-Jul-2017 to 22-Jul-2017



Agent: Hal Leonard Australia

Author: Arthur Miller

Director: Chris McLean

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: All My Sons explores the repercussions on a close-knit household after personal gain is put ahead of social duty. Some years back Joe Keller chose the prosperity of his family over the well-being of others. Now we join the family on the day of reckoning.

This is Arthur Miller at his finest. Winner of the Drama Critics Award for Best New Play in 1947, All My Sons established the playwright as a leading voice in 20th century theatre.

Geelong Repertory Theatre Co.

07-Jul-2017 to 22-Jul-2017



Agent: None

Author: George Bernard Shaw

Director: Alard Pett

Theatre: 15 Coronation Street,
Geelong West 3218

Melways Reference: 401 C3

Performances: Evenings 7.30 pm
Matinees 2pm ( 9th & 16th July)

Prices: Adults $30
concession $28
Students $24.00

Bookings: GPAC 52251200

Company Email: geelong.repertory@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Eliza Doolittle is working as a Flower Girl.
Henry Higgins, a ruthless professor of phonetics, meets an old friend and makes a bet that the can pass off a poor flower girl as a duchess.
An explosive relationship unfolds between Higgins and Eliza and an unexpected friendship forms.
The classic George Bernard Shaw masterpiece comes to life on the Woodbin stage in a fresh and dynamic interpretation.

Encore Theatre Inc.

07-Jul-2017 to 22-Jul-2017

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The Housekeeper

Agent: Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd

Author: James Prideaux

Director: Geoff Hickey

Theatre: 9-15 Cooke Street
Clayton VIC 3168

Melways Reference: 79 C3

Performances: SEASON: 7 - 22 JULY 2017
Opening Night: July 7 at 8pm
Gala Night: July 15 at 8pm
Matinees: July 9, 16 and 22 at 2.15pm
Evenings: July 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 at 8pm

Prices: Singles $25 – Seniors/Concessions $23
Groups (10 or more) $21 per person
Gala Night $4 extra per person

Bookings: 1300 739 099

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

Synopsis: Encore Theatre proudly presents James Prideaux’s “THE HOUSEKEEPER", directed by Geoff Hickey.

"The Housekeeper" is an offbeat, delightfully zany comedy which deals with the unlikely relationship that develops between a middle-aged, rather stuffy bachelor and the eccentric bag lady he hires as his housekeeper.

Manley is a self-styled literary artist who engages housekeeper Annie to look after his large Victorian house – and himself. When Annie arrives wearing sneakers and carrying her belongings in a grocery cart, we quickly learn that she is an oddball – she insults her employer, admitting she forged her references and accuses Manley of lusting after her.

When Manley finally loses his temper and attempts to chase Annie away, he trips and falls into her arms – and the rest is history!

Eltham Little Theatre Inc.

07-Jul-2017 to 23-Jul-2017

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Disney Beauty and the Beast Jnr

Author: Book by:Linda Woolverton

Director: John Leahy

Theatre: 1603 Main Rd
Victoria 3095

Bookings: 0411 713 095

Company Email: elthamlittletheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self.

But time is running out.

Ballarat National Theatre Inc.

08-Jul-2017 to 15-Jul-2017


Falling From Grace

Author: Hannie Rayson

Director: Peter Nethercote

Company Email: info@bnt.org.au

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

Gemco Players Community Theatre Inc.

21-Jul-2017 to 23-Jul-2017


Dandenong Ranges One Act Play Festival

Theatre: 19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald, VIC 3782

Performances: Friday night

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

BATS Theatre Co. Inc.

21-Jul-2017 to 30-Jul-2017


The Vicar of Dibley

Agent: United Agents - London

Author: Richard Curtis

Director: Susan Bergman

Theatre: Cranbourne Community Theatre
Brunt Street, Cranbourne, 3977
On the site of Cranbourne Secondary College

Melways Reference: 133 K4

Performances: Friday 21 July 2017, 8:00 PM

Saturday 22 July 2017, 8:00 PM

Friday 28 July 2017, 8:00 PM

Saturday 29 July 2017, 8:00 PM

Matinee: Sunday 30 July 2017, 1:00 PM

Prices: $22 Adult
$20 Concession and Groups 10+
$18 Groups 20+

Bookings: 0422 096 768

Company Email: batstheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Don't miss this unique opportunity to see three of the episodes being performed. The BBC show, which was written for award winning actress Dawn French, will be recreated on stage by BATS and the hilarious episodes performed are sure to keep audiences laughing throughout the show. All the Dibley gang will be there plus some surprise extras.

Other Information: For more information or to book wheelchair spaces and disabled seats please contact the following:

Annette Neilson
0422 096 768

Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.

21-Jul-2017 to 05-Aug-2017

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And The Big Men Fly


Author: Alan Hopgood

Director: Tony Bird

Theatre: Doncaster Playhouse
679 Doncaster Road
Doncaster Vic 3109

Melways Reference: Map 47 E1

Performances: July 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, August 3, 4, 5 at 8pm
July 23 & 30(matinees) at 2pm

Prices: Adults - $28
Concession - $25
Groups of 10 or more - $24
Subscribers - $22

Bookings: 1300 650 209

Company Email: barbers@iinet.net.au

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

Synopsis: This is a play about an Australian Rules Football team called the Crows. The Crows aren’t very good but are determined to win the 1963 Grand Final, after not having won one for years. So the coaches set out to find a new player. They find one of the worlds greatest kickers - the only problem is he has never played football and isn’t interested in playing. It is up to the coaches and the great kickers cousin to convince him to learn how to play Aussie Rules and help the Crows win the 1963 championship.

Frankston Theatre Group Inc.

28-Jul-2017 to 06-Aug-2017

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A Sting in The Tale

Agent: Origin Theatricals

Author: Brian Clemens & Denis Spooner

Director: Keith Gledhill

Theatre: Mt Eliza Community Centre
Canadian Bay Rd
Mt Eliza

Performances: Fridays & Saturdays 8.00 pm

Sunday Matinee 2.00pm

Prices: $28.00
Concession $26
Children under 15 $10

Bookings: 1300 665 377

Company Email: secretary@frankstontheatregroup.org.au

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

Synopsis: Two crime writing playwrights are endeavouring to write a blockbuster in order to pay off their mounting debts.As the plot develops they realise who better to arrange the perfect murder !! Forbes nagging wife is the perfect victim.
The secretary is murdered by mistake, and we end up not knowing just who has been murdered.

Other Information: this is cabaret seating with byo nibbles and drinks.
complimentary tea & coffee.