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6 Dec 2020 - 27 Feb 2022
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George’s Marvelous Medicine

Encore Theatre Inc.
7 Jan 2021 - 16 Jan 2021

Author: By Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood

Director: David Collins

Agent: An Amateur Production by arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd.

Synopsis

Life is already hectic for George, but it gets even worse when her appalling Grandma comes to stay. Fed up of her rudeness, she mixes her a ‘new and improved’ medicine – but the consequences are much more than she bargained for. After seeing the medicine in action, George’s father decides to try it on the animals next – with hilarious and calamitous results!

PLEASE NOTE: In reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic, Encore Theatre are intending to stage the show outdoors in a section of Warrawee Park. We are still negotiating with City of Monash to confirm our exact performance location.

Love, Loss and What I Wore

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
18 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021

Author: Delia and Nora Ephron

Director: Barbara Crawford

Synopsis

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a series of monologues and duologues performed by five women. The subject matter of the monologues includes women’s relationships and wardrobes and at times the interaction of the two, using the female wardrobe as a time capsule of a woman’s life.
This is a simply staged rehearsed reading, as was the original off-Broadway production.

Things I Know to be True

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
23 Apr 2021 - 8 May 2021

Author: Andrew Bovell

Director: Peter Roberts

Synopsis

Bob and Fran Price have loved each other for thirty years. They have built a home and raised four strong children. At the end of it all, they are left asking: Was it worth it? Who are we, now that the children have gone?
THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE is a funny, honest and moving account of family life in the Australian suburbs. This new classic play by Andrew Bovell (LANTANA, THE SECRET RIVER, WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING) is about growing up and moving on, even if you’re not ready to.

Mamma Mia!

Bairnsdale Production Line Theatre Co. Inc.
7 May 2021 - 23 May 2021

Director: John Lewis

Agent: Hal Leonard Australia

Synopsis

Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.

And a Nightingale Sang

Catprint Theatre Company
14 May 2021 - 16 May 2021

Author: C.P.Taylor

Director: Claire Bamford

Synopsis

And a Nightingale Sang is a play by British playwright C.P. Taylor (1977). Described as a bitter-sweet comedy, the play is set in Newcastle during World War II and portrays Helen Stott and her family as it copes on the home front with life during the war. The play’s name is derived from a popular war-time song sung by Vera Lynn called “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square”.

Ladies in Retirement

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
18 Jun 2021 - 3 Jul 2021

Author: Edward Percy and Reginald Denham

Director: Martin Gibbs

Synopsis

Set in an isolated cottage on the Thames Estuary in 1885, a former actress, Miss Fiske, and her long-time companion and housemate, Ellen, become involved in competing schemes that grow more sinister after the arrival at their home of Ellen’s two sisters. A surprise turn of events will keep you glued to the unfolding story that has been described as one of the best stage thrillers of its time.
First staged in 1939 as England was starting WWII, London was in blackout, and most theatres were closed, it was an enormous hit, running for a total of 301 performances.

Visitors

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
3 Sep 2021 - 18 Sep 2021

VDL Awards Entry: 2020

Author: Barney Norris

Director: Deborah Fabbro

Synopsis

In a farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury Plain a family is falling apart.
Stephen can’t afford to put his mother into care. Arthur can’t afford to stop working and look after his wife. When a young stranger moves in to care for Edie as her mind unravels, the family is forced to ask: Are we living the way we wanted?
Visitors is a sharply funny love story that takes a haunting, beautiful look at the way our lives slip past us.

Blithe Spirit

Catprint Theatre Company
15 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021

VDL Awards Entry: 2020

Author: Noel Coward

Director: Claire Bamford

Agent: Samuel French New York

Synopsis

Skeptical novelist Charles Condomine invites self-proclaimed medium Madame Arcati to his home for a séance, hoping to gather material for a new book. When the hapless psychic accidentally summons the spirit of Condomine’s late wife, Elvira, his home and life are quickly turned into a shambles as his wife’s ghost torments both himself and his new bride, Ruth.

Four Flat Whites in Italy

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
12 Nov 2021 - 27 Nov 2021

Author: Roger Hall

Director: David Collins

Synopsis

Holidays from hell were never so much fun!
Recent retirees Adrian and Alison finally have time for the Italian trip of their dreams. But when their best friends suddenly pull out, they are faced with the prospect of sharing their precious holiday with their new neighbours. Will they find la dolce vita?
From viagra to Vespas and canals to cannelloni, this is one journey they’ll never forget.
Four Flat Whites in Italy seems to be a perfect end of year show for MTC.

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