Whatson Notices

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The Basin Theatre Group

10-Nov-2017 to 02-Dec-2017

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Australia Day

Agent: David Spicer Productions

Author: Jonathan Biggins

Director: Angela Ellis

Theatre: The Basin Theatre
Doongalla & Simpsons Road
The Basin

Performances: 10th November to 2nd December

Prices: Adults: $27
Groups 10+: $22
*FUNDRAISING SPECIAL*: Your opportunity to purchase blocks of seats (minimum 10) for Thursday only performances, for your organisation to resell as a fundraiser: $17

Bookings: 1300 784 668 (between 7pm to 9pm)

Company Email: subscriptions@thebasintheatre.org.au

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

Synopsis: A modern comedy set in a rural Australian town about the members of the Australia Day celebrations committee. Before they can get to the business of organizing the towns biggest party, they have to sort themselves out first!!

Eltham Little Theatre Inc.

16-Nov-2017 to 02-Dec-2017

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Murders in the Heir

Author: Billy St. John

Director: James Chappel and Phil Holmes

Theatre: 1603 Main Rd
Victoria 3095

Bookings: 0411 713 095

Company Email: elthamlittletheatre@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Turn the game Clue into a play and you have the masterfully entertaining Murder’s in the Heir! Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity and motive to commit the unseen murder. And it’s up to the audience to decide who actually did it! Each of the heirs to the tyrannical billionaire Simon Starkweather has the means and the motive to do away with him. Starkweather gathers his family and employees to announce the contents of his will. Predictably, the lights go out, and Simon is discovered murdered. Simon III is determined to find his grandfather’s killer, with the help of detective Mike Davis. The play’s unique ending, utilizing secret ballots gathered at intermission from the audience, determines the killer in this Billy St. John maze of murder.

Other Information: Table Seating : BYO drinks, food and sense of humour

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.

16-Nov-2017 to 02-Dec-2017

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The 39 Steps

Agent: Origin Theatrical

Author: John Buchan, adapted by Patrick Barlow

Director: Barbara Hughes

Theatre: 2 Albert Street Williamstown 3016

Melways Reference: 56 B7

Performances: Tuesdays - Saturdays 8.15 pm
Sundays 5.00 pm

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: Richard Hannay’s boring life is turned upside down when he meets beautiful spy, Annabelle Schmidt. When Annabelle is murdered, Richard finds himself being hunted by the mysterious organisation, The 39 Steps. Who are they? And what is their devilish secret? To find out, Hannay must travel to the Scottish Highlands, foil dastardly foreign agents, cross the moors (many times) and win over the girl.
Join the cast of hundreds (well, four actually – all we could afford) in this mad-cap whodunit based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film of John Buchan’s novel. We know that you’ll love it.


The 1812 Theatre

16-Nov-2017 to 09-Dec-2017



Agent: ORiGiN Theatrical

Author: Dan Goggin

Director: Trish Carr

Theatre: 3-5 Rose Street
Upper Ferntree Gully 3156

Melways Reference: 74 - F6

Performances: Evenings - 8pm
Matinee- 4pm

Prices: 27.00
Group of 10 or more - $24.00

Bookings: 9758 3964

Company Email: admin@1812theatre.com.au

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

Peridot Theatre Inc.

17-Nov-2017 to 01-Dec-2017

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Bloody Murder

Agent: Origin Theatrical, exclusive agent of Dramatic Publishing Co of Woodstock, Illinois

Author: Ed Sala

Director: Dexter Bourke

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

Melways Reference: 61 F11

Performances: November 17,18,22,23,24,25, Dec 1,2 at 8pm
November 19,25 at 2.15pm
November 26 at 4pm

Prices: $23/$27

Bookings: 9808 0770

Company Email: tickets@peridot.com.au

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

Synopsis: A group of the usual British murder-mystery types gather at Lady Somerset’s country estate. Suddenly, one of them dies of poison! Well, of course. Oh, what fun! But why won’t her Ladyship summon the police? And why were they all invited there in the first place? Is this actually just another formulaic, all-too-predictable mystery story? Or is it something diabolically ... different? Audiences will be thoroughly entertained with this hilarious murder mystery.

Other Information: tickets@peridot.com.au

Warrandyte Theatre Company

17-Nov-2017 to 02-Dec-2017

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Brief Encounter

Agent: Origin theatrical

Author: Noel Coward

Director: Adrian Rice

Theatre: Corner Yarra Streets and Mitchell Avenue

Performances: 17/18/24/25/30 November 8pm
1/2 December 8pm
2 December 2:30pm matinee

Prices: $25 adult
$20 concession

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/SOTC

Company Email: aderice@tpg.com.au

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

Synopsis: Alec, a respectable doctor meets Laura, a well heeled housewife. It’s the 1930s and their love affair is restrained by their marriages and the morals of the day. Noël Coward’s classic love story “Brief Encounter” is brought to the stage in the form of a musical drama by Warrandyte Theatre Company. Using the adapted script from Kneehigh Theatre’s Emma Rice, WTC brings this wonderful play to life augmented with Coward’s music with additional poems set to original music by Stu Barker.

Heidelberg Theatre Co.

17-Nov-2017 to 02-Dec-2017

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Agent: Origin Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Limited

Author: Willy Russell

Director: Bruce Akers

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: Set in Liverpool, Blood Brothers is the captivating and moving tale of the Johnstone twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Written by Willy Russell of Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine fame, this play is both funny and sad as it explores the differences and conflicts of the boysďż˝ upbringing, their relationship with each other, and with their real and adopted mothers.
ďż˝...it carries one along with it in almost unreserved enjoyment.ďż˝ The Guardian.

Geelong Repertory Theatre Co.

17-Nov-2017 to 02-Dec-2017


The Butler did it

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

Author: Tim Kelly

Director: Jon Mamonski

Theatre: 15 Coronation Street
Geelong West 3218

Melways Reference: 401 C3

Performances: 7.30 pm Evenings
Matinees 2 pm ( 19th & 26th November)

Prices: Adults $30
Concession $28
Students $24

Bookings: GPAC 52291130

Company Email: geelong.repertory@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for 'clever' weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to eerie Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island where they are to impersonate their fictional characters. The hostess has arranged all sorts of amusing incidents: a mysterious voice on the radio, a menacing face at the window, a mad killer on the loose.
Who is that body in the wine cellar anyway?
Laughs collide with thrills and the climax is a real nail- biter as the true killer is unmasked and almost Rooney turns out to be everyone else!


Sherbrooke Theatre Co. Inc.

17-Nov-2017 to 02-Dec-2017

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The Odd Couple


Author: Neil Simon

Director: Michelle Swann

Theatre: 679 Doncaster Road Doncaster Vic 3108

Melways Reference: Map 47 E1

Performances: Nov 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, Dec 1, 2 at 8pm
Nov 19, 26 at 2pm

Prices: Adults $28
Concession $25
Groups of 10 or more $24 each

Bookings: 1300 650 209

Company Email: barbers@iinet.net.au

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

Synopsis: Divorced from his wife, Oscar lives in the cheerful chaos his carefree nature thrives on. Into the midst of his smoke-laden, beer-sodden weekly poker session, comes Felix, newly separated from his wife and, so he says, suicidal. At Oscar's invitation Felix moves in, and is soon finding comfort in performing, with the same thoroughness which lost him his wife, the cooking, cleaning, polishing and laundry until Oscar is almost reduced, by continuous nagging, to a nervous wreck.

Frankston Theatre Group Inc.

17-Nov-2017 to 03-Dec-2017

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Caught In The Net

Agent: Origin Theatricals

Author: Ray Cooney

Director: Roy Thompson

Theatre: Canadian Bay Road
Mt Eliza
Vic 3930

Performances: Fridays & Saturdays 8.00pm
Sunday matinees 2.00pm

Prices: Full $28
Con $26
Children $15

Bookings: 1300 665 377

Company Email: secretary@frankstontheatregroup.org.au

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

Synopsis: This is the sequel to ' Run For Your Wife ' and finds our bigamist taxi driver, John Smith, still keeping both families happy and blissfully unaware of each other. However, his teenage children, one form each marriage, one boy one girl have met online !!!
It soon dawns on John this is a catastrophe in the making !
The ever spiralling situation gets increasingly out-of-hand as John busts a gut to juggle with the truth.

Other Information: This is cabaret seating, BYO drinks & nibbles.

Complimentary sherry& tea and coffee.

Essendon Theatre Co.

23-Nov-2017 to 02-Dec-2017

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Unnecessary Farce

Agent: Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Inc

Author: Paul Slade Smith

Director: George Benca

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

Performances: 23 – 26 November & 30 November – 2 December 2017
Thursday, Friday and Saturday Performances at 8pm
Sunday Matinee at 2pm

Prices: $20 Adult; $18 Concession
Payment by CASH ONLY at the door

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

Company Email: essendontheatrecompany@gmail.com

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

Synopsis: In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

Purely Pensive Productions

05-Dec-2017 to 16-Dec-2017

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Author: Based on the Tim Winton novel.
Adapted for the stage by Nick Enright and Justin Monjo.

Director: Directed by Jeremy Ives and Janine Shipard.

Theatre: Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, Snake Gully Drive, Bundoora

Performances: 7.15pm arrival for 7.30pm start

Prices: $25 Preview
$30 Concession
$35 General
+$20 per ticket for picnic platter and glass of wine

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/SUJG

Company Email: info@purelypensive.com.au

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

Synopsis: A sprawling stage adaptation of Tim Winton's award-winning novel. Cloudstreet follows the fluctuating fortunes of two families who inhabit a rambling old house in Perth.

This Green Room and AWGIE award-winning play will be presented in a roving site-specific production at the historic Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.

Other Information: PLEASE NOTE
As part of the performance, the audience will be split into groups and move around the Homestead to see different elements of the performance to other audience members. Feel free to attend twice for the full experience!

Cloudstreet is a roving performance and moves through the house and grounds of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. As such, audience members will need to walk at a regular pace to keep up with the show. The performance will take place over the two levels of the house, however the Homestead is a fully accessible venue and there is an elevator to take visitors upstairs. You may also be required to stand for the duration of the 85min performance.

If you have any mobility issues, please contact tickets@purelypensive.com.au for assistance during the performance.