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6 Feb 2023 - 2 Dec 2023
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The Beast

Geelong Repertory Theatre Co. Inc.
3 Feb 2023 - 18 Feb 2023

Author: Eddie Perfect

Director: Derek Ingles and Kat Eadie

Genre: Comedy

Agent: By arrangement with David Spicer Productions www.davidspicer.com.au The original production of The Beast was commissioned by the Melbourne Theatre Company.

Synopsis

From the genius that is Eddie Perfect, comes a cutting modern day satire, which tears our notions of morality to shreds with a hilarious rant on urban culture, organic lifestyles and infidelity.
After surviving a near death experience, a group of close friends wipe the slate clean and embrace a tree-change, living a sustainable life in the country.
But nature isn’t always so welcoming and when the friends and faced with the pressing task of killing a young cow, a chain reaction begins which will see them confront some ugly and shocking truths.

All My Sons

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
8 Feb 2023 - 25 Feb 2023

VDL Awards Entry: 2023

Author: Arthur Miller

Director: Loretta Bishop

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

Joe and Kate Keller are at the heart of the American dream. They have an ideal family, raising two sons, Larry and Chris, live in a modest home and own a successful business building airplane parts during World War 2. However, their dream starts to crack when their elder son goes missing in action. Kate clings desperately to the hope that he is still alive and a familiar visitor arrives to divulge secrets from the past that will tear their lives apart.
All My Sons is a moving exploration of the human condition, guilt, justice and the mistaken belief of the American Dream.

“Night Must Fall”

Peridot Theatre Inc
9 Feb 2023 - 19 Feb 2023

Author: Emlyn Williams

Director: Alison Knight

Genre: Drama

Agent: By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French A Concord Theatricals Company

Synopsis

When the imperious, embittered Mrs. Bramson learns that her young maid Dora is pregnant, she summons the child’s presumed father to her bungalow. The young man, Dan, is charming but mysterious. Could he be responsible for the recent murder and beheading of a local woman, and could Mrs. Bramson be his next victim? Skilfully, Dan insinuates himself into Mrs. Bramson’s affections and attempts to seduce her sceptical niece, Olivia. Despite strong suspicions of Dan’s diabolical intentions, Olivia finds herself attracted to, and fascinated by, the young man. Emlyn Williams’ classic thriller, a hit on stage and screen, provides thrills and surprises for audiences of any era.

By Arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French A ConcordTheatricals Company

Confusions

The 1812 Theatre Ltd.
9 Feb 2023 - 4 Mar 2023

Author: Alan Ayckbourn

Director: Chris Procter +(5 other Directors)

Genre: Comedy

Agent: ORiGiN Theatrical

Synopsis

Confusions is a set of five interlinked one act plays: Mother Figure, Drinking Companion, Between Mouthfuls, Gosforth’s Fete and A Talk in the Park.
Each play deals riotously, but with sharply pointed undertones, with human eccentricities and the human dilemma of loneliness; a mother unable to escape from baby talk, a disastrous fete, an unsuccessful seduction attempt, a fate fraught dinner encounter and the final play sums up with five self immolated characters on park benches.

Confusions

The 1812 Theatre Ltd.
9 Feb 2023 - 4 Mar 2023

Author: Alan Ayckbourne

Director: Steve Saul; Erin O'Hare; John Riddell; Amy Calvert;

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Concord Theatricals

Synopsis

Confusions consists of a series of five interconnected one-act plays; ‘Mother Figure’, ‘Drinking Companion’, ‘Between Mouthfuls’, ‘Gosforth’s Fete’ and ‘A Talk in the Park’. First staged in 1976, the scenes are all loosely linked by characters or locations, but more subtly through the common underlying themes of obsession, isolation and human desire for companionship. Ayckbournshows his comedic genius with five stories that runs the gamut of comic technique from situation comedy to outright farce.

FAMILY VALUES

Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre Co. Inc.
9 Feb 2023 - 25 Feb 2023

VDL Awards Entry: 2023

Author: David Williamson

Director: Ian Frost

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Cameron's Management

Synopsis

A celebrated federal judge, Roger.
His son, Michael, a born-again Christian.
His daughter, Emily, a Border Force officer.
Her partner, Noeline, the captain of a Border Force ship.
His other daughter, Lisa, a left-wing activist.
His wife, Sue, who has worked all her life to keep the family together.
Saba, an asylum seeker on the run from Nauru.
On the eve of his birthday, is it too much to expect his wife and three children to celebrate with him?

Theatre Sports Improv Competition

Eltham Little Theatre Inc.
11 Feb 2023 - 11 Feb 2023

Director: Travis Eccles

Genre: Other

Synopsis

What does “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” and “Thank God You’re Here” have in common? They’re both TV shows where the participants have to improvise and make up the story on the spot.

Eltham Little Theatre will host its very own Improvisation Contest to open the 2023 season 1. Other local theatre companies will join ELT and compete for the illustrious honour of hosting the event and bragging rights of being the first to win the inaugural theatre sports trophy.

Book a table, cheer for ELT and join us in what will be a night to remember. You can even contribute by adding your suggestions for scenes and scenarios.

This is a dinner theatre event. BYO Food and Drink.

Ladies’ Day

Malvern Theatre Co. Inc.
17 Feb 2023 - 4 Mar 2023

Author: Amanda Whittington

Director: Pip Le Blond

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd

Synopsis

Life is one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome, Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when they head to Ladies’ Day at the races. Factory hairnets make way for fascinators as the four friends hit the races for an unforgettable day out. Secrets are spilled with the champagne, and friendships are tested to the limit. Personal lives and relationships are unveiled in both humorous and somewhat more serious interactions. Yet as the day unfolds and tempers fray, their accumulator bet keeps quietly winning. If their luck and their nerves hold, the ladies could hit the jackpot – and more besides.

The Effect

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
17 Feb 2023 - 4 Mar 2023

VDL Awards Entry: 2023

Author: Lucy Prebble

Director: Claire Abagia

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

The Effect is set during a clinical trial where paid volunteers test new pharmaceutical drugs in hopes of finding a cure for depression. Under the supervision of Dr. Lorna James, two patients, Connie and Tristan, are tested in more ways than one. Their attraction to each other becomes increasingly passionate and out of control as the dosage of the drug gets higher. The question is whether the growing intensity between the two is a side effect of the drug or real. Throughout the trial, opposing views within the medical profession are presented through Dr. James, the physician in charge, and the Pharma company doctor Toby Sealey. The sudden and illicit romance between Connie and Tristan forces the supervising doctors to face off over the ethical consequences of their work.

THE LADYKILLERS

Heidelberg Theatre Co.
17 Feb 2023 - 4 Mar 2023

VDL Awards Entry: 2023

Author: Graham Linehan

Director: Chris McLean

Genre: Comedy

Agent: ORIGIN TM Theatrical on Behalf of Samuel French Inc. A Concord Theatrical Company

Synopsis

The Ladykillers is a classic thriller farce set in 1950s London, England. A sweet little old lady, alone in her house, is pitted against a gang of criminal misfits.

Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his gang rent a ‘rehearsal room’ in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her, unwittingly, in Marcus’ brilliantly conceived heist job. But, when Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse, Marcus concludes there’s only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men. Who will be forced to face the music?

An evening of hilarity with characters improvising at frantic speed.

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