Whatson Notices

2015 2016 2017
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The Basin Theatre Group

11-Nov-2016 to 03-Dec-2016


Moon Over Buffalo

Agent: Origin Theatrical
on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

Author: Ken Ludwig

Director: Joe Tuppenney

Theatre: Cnr Simpsons Road and Doongalla Road,
The Basin

Melways Reference: Melway’s Reference: Map 66 Ref. A6

Performances: Performances: All performances 8pm except matinees at 2pm.

Prices: Prices:
Evening and Matinee performances: $25
Groups 10 or more on the same evening: $20
All FOUR seasons: $80

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

Company Email: subscriptions@thebasintheatre.org.au

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

Synopsis: In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centres on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950's. At the moment, they’re playing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in repertory in Buffalo, New York with 5 actors. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body.

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.

17-Nov-2016 to 03-Dec-2016

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London Suite

Agent: Origin Theatrical

Author: Neil Simon

Director: Gaetano Santo

Theatre: 2-4 Albert Street
Williamstown 3016

Melways Reference: 56 B7

Performances: Tuesdays - Saturdays 8.15 pm
Sundays 5 pm

Prices: $25/22

Bookings: www.wlt.org.au 9885 9678

Company Email: secretary@wlt.org.au

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

Synopsis: This collection of four short plays set in Room 402, a suite of a fashionable old hotel in London, first appeared on Broadway in 1995. In each story, at various times, Simon sets a different tone including a thriller, a comedy, a comedy-drama and a farce. What ensues includes a conflict between a writer and his financial manager, a daughter trying to couple her widowed mother with an eccentric gentleman, a poignant catch up many years later of a divorced couple and two frantic American tourists who have lost their Wimbledon tickets and are about to lose their suite to Hollywood actor Kevin Costner.


The 1812 Theatre

17-Nov-2016 to 10-Dec-2016


The Vicar Of Dibley

Agent: United Agents

Author: Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer

Director: Loretta Bishop

Theatre: 3-5 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree Gully 3156

Melways Reference: 74 F6

Performances: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat - 8pm
Sun Matinee (Nov 20th & 27th ) 4pm

Prices: $27.00
$24.00 group over 10

Bookings: 97583964 www.1812theatre.com.au

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: The stage version of this hilarious, yet heartwarming BBC TV sitcom features all the shows eccentric, lovable characters in Three episodes.

The 1812 Theatre

17-Nov-2016 to 10-Dec-2016


The Vicar Of Dibley

Agent: United Agents

Author: Richard Curtis & Paul Mayhew-Archer

Director: Loretta Bishop

Theatre: 3-5 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree Gully

Melways Reference: 74 F6

Performances: Wed,Thur,Fri,Sat, - 8pm
Sun Matinee - 4pm

Prices: $27.00
Group over 10 - $24.00

Bookings: 97583964

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Synopsis: Stage adaption of the hilarious heartwarming BBC
sitcom with all the lovable characters.

Heidelberg Theatre Co.

18-Nov-2016 to 03-Dec-2016

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One Man, Two Guvnors

Agent: Origin Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd

Author: Richard Bean (based on 'Servant of Two Masters' by Carlo Goldoni)

Director: Chris Baldock

Theatre: 36 Turnham Ave Rosanna VIC

Melways Reference: 32A1

Performances: • Evenings Wed to Sat at 8pm
• Matinees Nov 20, 27 and Dec 3 at 2pm

Prices: $27.00 Adult
$24.00 Concession Card Holders and HTC Members
$22.00 Group of 10+

Bookings: • www.htc.org.au • 03 9457 4117

Company Email: htc@htc.org.au

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

Synopsis: One easily-confused and ever-ravenous Francis Henshall finds himself a minder of two men, a gangster and a criminal in hiding, both of whom are linked in a web of schemes, extortions and romantic associations. To prevent discovery Francis must keep his two guvnors apart at all costs. But it’s tricky. Mistaken identities, cross dressing and multiple mishaps soon coalesce to engulf him in pandemonium.

This internationally-acclaimed smash hit is a glorious celebration of British comedy. It has a wonderful mix of satire, slapstick and
witty one liners

Other Information: www.htc.org.au

Peridot Theatre Inc.

18-Nov-2016 to 03-Dec-2016

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Becky's New Car

Agent: By arrangement with Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

Author: Steven Dietz

Director: Helen Ellis

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

Melways Reference: 61 F11

Performances: November 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, December 1, 2, 3 at 8pm. Matinees - Sunday November 20 & Saturday 26 at 2.15pm. Twilight - Sunday 27 at 4pm.

Prices: $27/$24

Bookings: 9808 0770

Company Email: tickets@peridot.com.au

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

Synopsis: Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage - with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-struck millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life...and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun in a way that most plays wouldn’t dare. A thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones. A devious and delightful romp.

Other Information: Company website: www.peridot.com.au

Geelong Repertory Theatre Co.

18-Nov-2016 to 03-Dec-2016



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

Author: Neil Simon

Director: Kelly Clifford

Theatre: 15 Coronation Street,
Geelong West, Vic. 3218

Melways Reference: 401 C 3

Performances: November 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, at 7.30 pm
December 1,2,3 All at 7.30 pm
Sunday Matinees November 20 , 27 at 2 pm

Prices: Adults $30
Concession $28
Student $24

Bookings: GPAC 5225 1200

Company Email: geelong.repertory@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get 'the story' straight before the other guests arrive.
As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity. May the Farce be with you!

Other Information: Tickets available through GPAC.

Warrandyte Theatre Company

18-Nov-2016 to 03-Dec-2016


Speaking in Tongues

Agent: Currency Press, Sydney

Author: Andrew Bovell

Director: Susan Rundle

Theatre: Warrandyte Theatre, Mechanics Hall, Cnr Yarra St & Mitchell Ave, Warrandyte

Melways Reference: Melways 23 F11

Performances: Nov 18, 19, 25, 26, Dec 1, 2, 3 at 8pm

Prices: $25.00
$20.00 concession

Bookings: Trybookings via http://warrandytehallarts.asn.au/theatre

Company Email: aderice@tpg.com.au

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

Synopsis: 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. The film adaptation Lantana won seven AACTA Awards including Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay.


Frankston Theatre Group Inc.

18-Nov-2016 to 04-Dec-2016

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'Allo, Allo '

Agent: Origin Theatricals Pty. Ltd

Author: Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft

Director: Rob Lister

Theatre: Mt Eliza Community Centre
Canadian Bay Road,
Mt Eliza

Performances: 8PM FRI 18, SAT 19, FRI 25, SAT 26 NOVEMBER, AND FRI 2 & SAT 3 DEC

Prices: Full $28
Groups & Con $25
Students $20

Bookings: Rod Davies 1300 665 377

Company Email: secretary@frankstontheatregroup.org.au

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

Synopsis: It's all here............Rene's cafe, the priceless portrait in the sausage, a threatened visit from the Fuhrer and the menacing Herr Flick.

Rene may keep himself alive, but will Herr Flick discover the sausage !!

Then there is officer Crabtree's terrible french !!

Other Information: This is cabaret seating with tables of 10 available. BYO drinks & nibbles.

The Mount Players

18-Nov-2016 to 10-Dec-2016


Whose Wives Are They Anyway

Agent: Origin Theatrical

Author: Michael Parker

Director: Frank Harvey

Theatre: 56 Smith Street, Macedon.

Performances: Saturday 19th - 8pm
Friday 25th - 8pm
Saturday 26th - 8pm
Sunday 27th - 2pm
Friday 2nd December - 8pm
Saturday 3rd - 8pm
Sunday 4th - 2pm
Friday 9th - 8pm
Saturday 10th - 8pm

Prices: $30 Adults
$25 Children and Concession

Bookings: 54261892

Company Email: secmountplayers@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Two senior executives have packed their wives off for a weekend of shopping while they plan to “golf their brains out” before their new CEO starts on Monday morning.

As they check into the golf club, they meet their new CEO who coincidentally is also there for the weekend. She wants to meet their wives, informing the pair that “any man who goes off for a weekend of golf and leaves his wife behind will have no place in her organisation”. She wants to meet them with their wives for cocktails at 6 o'clock.
Panic and mayhem develops into a downward spiral of total chaos as our intrepid executives have one hour to find substitute wives or it's ‘curtains’ come Monday morning.

Essendon Theatre Co.

24-Nov-2016 to 03-Dec-2016

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Witness for the Prosecution

Agent: Samuel French

Author: Agatha Christie

Director: Michele Haywood

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

Melways Reference: Melways 28B3

Performances: 24 November – 3 December 2016
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 or https://www.trybooking.com/176261

Company Email: essendontheatrecompany@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Witness For the Prosecution centres around Leonard Vole after he is arrested for the murder of Emily French. Emily French was a very wealthy woman and was unaware that Leonard was a married man. Emily made Leonard her heir, which casts suspicion on Leonard after her murder. Leonard’s wife is then asked to testify which she agrees to do, but not in the defence of her husband but as a witness for the prosecution. Why did Leonard’s wife jump ship? Is Leonard guilty or not guilty? As with all of Christie’s work, the audience will be left speechless when the intricate web is unravelled.