Whatson Notices

2018 2019 2020
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Frankston Theatre Group Inc.

26-Jul-2019 to 04-Aug-2019

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Yes, Prime Minister

Agent: Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd

Author: Antony Jay & Jonathon Lynn

Director: David McCall

Theatre: Mount Eliza Community Centre

Performances: 26 & 27 July @8pm
2 & 3 August @8pm
4 August @2pm

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

Bookings: 0437 117 881 also Trybooking Online https://www.trybooking.com/BAUZL

Company Email: ftgsecretary@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: THE UK is in crisis; debt is spiralling, unemployment is on the rise and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by Prime Minister Jim Hacker, is at breaking point. When the Kumranistan Foreign Secretary makes a shocking request of Bernard, moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation. But how will Jim and his team reconcile the two? All the razor-sharp wit, finely drawn characters and hilarious situations of the TV series reside in this delicious play!

Other Information: Cabaret style seating
BYO drinks & nibbles

Frankston Theatre Group Inc.

26-Jul-2019 to 04-Aug-2019





Company Email: ftgsecretary@gmail.com

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

Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.

01-Aug-2019 to 04-Aug-2019


Sherbrooke Shorts- A Season of Five One Act Plays

Agent: Samuel French, Playscripts and Play On words

Author: Jean Mcconnell, Garth Wingfield, Rob Smith and John Mawson

Director: Robyn Kelly, Liam Mitchinson and Stephanie King

Theatre: Doncaster Playhouse.
679 Doncaster Rd Doncaster

Performances: Evenings: August 1,2,3 at 8.00pm
Matinee: August 4 at 2.00pm

Bookings: Tel: 1300 650 209

Company Email: barbers@iinet.net.au

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

Synopsis: Three Plays by Jean McConnell directed by Robyn Kelly
1)"Day Trippers" - Co-workers, Beryl and Doris, learn more about themselves and their colleagues than they ought to when attending their work Christmas break up.
2)"The Guilt Card" - Marion's life is blighted by the machinations and emotional blackmail of of her sickly elder sister.
3)"Shoppers" - Rosemary and Angela are shopaholics who share a surprising secret.
4) "Mary Just Broke Up With This Guy" by Garth Wingfield directed by Liam Mitchinson.
Mary just broke up with this guy she has been seeing for six years. Welcome to the next year of her life, as she goes through a bazillion dates from hell.
5) "Just a Straight Man" by Rob Smith and John Mawson directed by Stephanie King.
Trevor and Barney are a hit duo comedy act.But they are not the friends you would expect. There are dark secrets exposed that lead to a giant twist you won't see coming


The 1812 Theatre

08-Aug-2019 to 31-Aug-2019


Baskerville Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Agent: Origin Theatrical

Author: Ken Ludwig

Director: Justin Stephens

Theatre: 3 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree Gully

Melways Reference: 74 F6

Performances: Matinees: 4pm
Night: 8pm

Prices: $27
$24 for group of 10 or more

Bookings: 9758 3964

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Holmes and Watson must crack the mystery of "The Hound of Baskerville" before a family curse dooms its newest heir.
A fast-paced adventure with everyone's favourite detective, solving his most notorious case. Five actors deftly play more than forty characters in this joyful, mischievous, comedy thriller.

The 1812 Theatre

08-Aug-2019 to 31-Aug-2019


Baskerville A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Agent: ORiGiN Theatrical

Author: Ken Ludwig

Director: Justin Stephens

Theatre: 3-5 Rose St
Upper Ferntree Gully

Melways Reference: 74 F6

Performances: Wed,Thur,Fri,Sat Evenings: 8.00pm
Sunday Matinees: 4.00pm

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: Get your deerstalker cap on—the play’s afoot! Holmes and Watson must crack the mystery of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” before a family curse dooms its newest heir. A fast-paced adventure with everyone’s favourite detective, solving his most notorious case. Five actors deftly play more than forty characters in this joyful, mischievous, comedy thriller.

Peridot Theatre Inc.

09-Aug-2019 to 24-Aug-2019

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The Diary of Anne Frank

Agent: Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French

Author: Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Director: Kellie Tweeddale

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

Melways Reference: 61 F11

Performances: AUGUST 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21,22, 23, 24 AT 8PM MATINEE SUNDAY 11 AT 2.15PM TWILIGHT SUNDAY 18 AT 4PM

Prices: $27/$24

Bookings: 0429 115 334

Company Email: tickets@peridot.com.au

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

Synopsis: Two Jewish families are forced to hide from the Nazis in a secret annexe in Amsterdam. In her tiny room, Anne Frank keeps a diary, detailing the claustrophobic realities of daily existence experienced by the families. She also records her own coming of age, battling low spirits and loneliness, fighting with her mother, and falling in love for the first time. Despite her oppressive circumstances, her spirit shines through as she voices her belief that people are really good at heart.

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


The Basin Theatre Group

09-Aug-2019 to 31-Aug-2019

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Boeing Boeing

Agent: by arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd

Author: Marc Camoletti

Director: Pip LeBlond

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

Melways Reference: Map 66 Ref A6

Performances: Friday 9th to Saturday 31st August
8:00 pm evening perfromances
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: Boeing Boeing is now boarding, so fasten your seatbelts for this rollicking fast moving farce.

Set in the 1960's, this comedy follows the tale of Bernard who ingeniously juggles his three stewardess girlfriends by arranging it so their layovers do not overlap, keeping each women unaware of the others.

His plans begin to unravel with the introduction of faster jets, bringing all three girls to his apartment at the same time. In a hysterical whirlwind of mayhem, Bernard finds out that one woman is all he can handle.

In 1991, the play was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most performed French play throughout the world.


The Mount Players

09-Aug-2019 to 01-Sep-2019

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Rock of Ages


Author: Book by Chris D'Arienzo. Arrangementsand Orchestrations by Ethan Popp Musical

Director: Alice Bottomley. Musical Director Tim Francis

Theatre: Mountview Theatre
56 Smith Street, Macedon 3440

Performances: Evenings 8.00 pm
Matinees 2.00 pm

Prices: Adults $30
Conc/Child $25

Bookings: www.themountplayers.com or 5426 1892

Company Email: secmountplayers@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: It is 1987 and bright-eyed young hopeful from the Midwest, Sherrie Christian, arrives in West Hollywood, but soon finds herself in trouble. Coming to her rescue is Drew, a bar-back at the legendary Bourbon Room, the seedy, yet vibrant heart of the Sunset Strip. Rock of Ages is a tale of big dreams in Hollywood, and a big, brash, energetic tribute to classic '80s rock and the gritty glamour and rough energy of the Sunset Strip.

Strathmore Theatre Arts Group

15-Aug-2019 to 24-Aug-2019


Children of the Wolf


Author: John Peacock

Director: Michelle Heywood

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: This chilling, unusual play takes as its influence from the myth of Romulus and Remus.
Twins Robin and Linda were given up for adoption shortly after birth by their mother Helena. Years later, on their 21st birthday, they lure Helena to a derelict building on the pretext that she will be meeting her lover, Michael. The reality is rather different.

Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co.Inc.

15-Aug-2019 to 31-Aug-2019

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

Agent: Dominie Pty Ltd

Author: Book by Joan Lindsay. Adapted by Tom Wright

Director: Helen Ellis

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: Many will know this story from Peter Weir's classic film of the novel, which was released in 1975. The play, adapted by Tom Wright from Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel, is narrated by five performers, 'five Australian women', who are named in the published script after the actors who played them in the first production. They are struggling to solve the mystery at the heart of Joan Lindsay's original novel, which presents itself as the true story of the disappearance of three schoolgirls and their teacher, who inexplicably vanish into the mountainside, while on a picnic expedition to Hanging Rock in Victoria on Valentine’s Day, 1900. Euphoria and terror reverberate throughout the community, as the potential for history to repeat itself becomes nightmarishly real.

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

Brighton Theatre Co.

16-Aug-2019 to 31-Aug-2019

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Agent: Gurman Agency

Author: Reina Hardy

Director: Pedro Ramos

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

Melways Reference: 67 F10

Performances: Evening - Wednesday-Saturday 8.00pm
Matinee - Saturday 24 Aug 2.15pm
Matinee - Sunday 18 Aug & 25 Aug 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: “A comedy about getting lucky in space and time.” Rupert Knox wants two things in life: to make the astronomical discovery of the new millennium and to find a date to his sister’s wedding. He might
have found both in Claire, a celestial poet getting over an interstellar break-up. But when a mysterious woman named Elaine shows up at Rupert’s door with an offer of her own, these star-crossed losers –sorry, lovers– will have to make big choices about mortality, true love and whether to stick with vodka or switch to beer.

Warrandyte Theatre Company

16-Aug-2019 to 31-Aug-2019

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The Lady from the Sea

Agent: t.b.c

Author: Henrik Ibsen, adaption by David Eldridge

Director: Grant Purdy

Theatre: Mechanics Institute Hall, Cnr Yarra Rd and Mitchell St, Warrandyte

Performances: 17 Aug, 18 Aug, 23 Aug, 24 Aug, 29 Aug, 30 Aug, 31 Aug - 8pm

24 Aug 2pm

Prices: $25/$20

Bookings: David Tynan on 0431 572 511 or email davidtyn@gmail.com or Adrian RIce, 0429 311 428

Company Email: aderice@tpg.com.au

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

Synopsis: The Lady from the Sea is a play by Henrik Ibsen. The action takes place in a small fjord town in Northern Norway and depicts the life of Ellida Wangel, a woman in love with the sea, who must choose to either stay on land with her husband or sail the seas with her former lover.

Beaumaris Theatre Inc.

16-Aug-2019 to 31-Aug-2019


Pillow Talk- A New Play

Agent: NA

Author: Andy Payne

Director: Andy Payne

Theatre: 82 Wells Road Beaumaris

Performances: 8 pm and 5 pm Saturday 17th August and Sunday 25th August

Prices: $30 & $27

Bookings: www.beaumaristheatre.com.au

Company Email: info@beaumaristheatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Henrietta has lived her life to the full, scared of nothing except perhaps of not being herself. After an unexplained hospitalisation, she finds herself facing an uncertain future and a loss of the dignity and control she so values. She has some support from her distracted daughter, and understanding from her son, an aspiring Member of Parliament who lives twelve thousand miles away in Melbourne, but it is her husband who is under pressure to keep the promise he made 30 years ago in a hotel bedroom and save Henrietta from her worst nightmare.

Pillow Talk is a tragic comedy about life, love and the promises we make. Set in a hospital, it references the Victorian Assisted Dying legislation and choices we make when faced with a terminal prognosis.

Other Information: Pillow Talk deals with adult themes and language and is not suitable for children

Foster Arts Music & Drama Association (FAMDA)

24-Aug-2019 to 25-Aug-2019


South Gippsland One Act Play Festival

Theatre: Foster War Memorial Arts Centre
79 Main Street, Foster

Performances: Young Players Festival: Saturday morning
Main Festival: Saturday afternoon & evening
Sunday morning & afternoon

Prices: Festival pass: $25
Young Players Festival: Adults $5, Children free
Session pass: $10

Bookings: 0418 342 445

Company Email: famda@dcsi.net.au

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

Synopsis: An amazing weekend of theatrical variety.

Track Youth Theatre

30-Aug-2019 to 31-Aug-2019


High School Cinderella

Author: Ed Bailey

Director: Sophie Jevons

Theatre: Renaissance Theatre
Kew High School
826 High Street
Kew East

Performances: Friday, 30th August 2019 @ 19:00
Saturday, 31st August 2019 @ 14:00
Saturday, 31st August 2019 @ @19:00

Prices: $20.00 per adult
$12.50 per child / Concession

Bookings: 0417835230

Company Email: trackyouth@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: The play is a live upbeat musical set in a modern high school.

Luke has moved down from Sydney and is about to start at the school. He makes friends with Amy, the girl next door and her group. He also encounters a group of bullies led by an unsavoury character called Axel.

Luke is hit on the head by a cricket ball and suffers concussion. He is taken home but experiences hallucinations. A very strange cleaning lady turns up to clean and look after him.

Luke is a shy retiring type but the strange cleaning lady encourages him to go for a lead role. What follows are some surprising and magical developments.

The school is mounting a contemporary of Cinderella and Am y and Axel have the two lead roles.

Performed by children aged 9 - 16. Suitable for ages 4 and up. Running time 2 hours.

Other Information: Photographs will be emailed closer to the production date.

Malvern Theatre Company Inc.

30-Aug-2019 to 14-Sep-2019

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Agent: David Spicer Productions

Author: Carolyn Burns and Tim Finn

Director: Alan Burrows

Theatre: 29 Burke Road, East Malvern

Performances: 30th August to 14th September 2019
Wednesday to Saturday at 8:15 pm
Matinees: Saturday 31st August, Sunday 8th September and Saturday 14th September 2:00 pm.
Gala Night: Saturday 7th September 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: A tender-hearted comedy drama set in Sydney in the 1950s. A musical which tells the story of bookish school-leaver Lisa who joins the sales staff in a prestigious department store. Over a summer that changes her life, she befriends the colourful staff members of the women’s clothing department, including her new mentor, the exotic Magda, mysterious mistress of Model Gowns. Each of the characters are on the precipice of change - facing independence, working for a living and what it means to be a woman. The original music by superstar Tim Finn will have you singing long after you leave the theatre.