What's On

18 Jan 2020 - 5 Dec 2020
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The Witches

Encore Theatre Inc.
9 Jan 2020 - 18 Jan 2020

Author: Adapted by David Wood, based on the story by Roald Dahl

Director: David Collins

Agent: Origin Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Ltd

Synopsis

Real witches are nothing like the ones who wear pointed hats and fly on broomsticks, they look very much like ordinary people, and they have a diabolical plan to rid the world of children once and for all.

This faithful adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story follows a grandmother and her grandchild
on holiday to an English seaside hotel. They come face to face with the witches, their schemes, and the Grand High Witch herself!

The Grumpiest Boy in the World

Theatrecraft Youth Unlimited (VDL)
18 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020

Author: Finegan Kruckemeyer

Director: Sarah Hartnell With TYU Team: Tim Ryan, Jack Bennett, Teigan Bliss With emerging directors Sam Dolan, Jess Duivenvoorden, Sam Pinnell

Synopsis

Zachary Briddling is the averagest boy in the world, and it makes him grumpy! So he sets out to stand out.

Man Up!

Purely Pensive Productions, Inc.
22 Jan 2020 - 25 Jan 2020

Author: Jeremy Ives

Director: Jeremy Ives

Synopsis

Based on a series of interviews asking how a man should look and behave, this touching performance reflects the way people perceive masculinity and the everyday burdens facing our men and boys. Man Up! explores social issues of domestic violence, aggression, homophobia, and the vulnerability we don’t always see, as it questions what the future holds for our young men.

“Man Up! provides a great level of insight into a spectrum of issues and pressures that men, boys and male identifying folk are faced with every day and assures that it’s okay not to live up to expectations placed on men’s shoulders.”
— Beat Magazine

Inspector Drake’s last case

Brighton Theatre Co.
31 Jan 2020 - 15 Feb 2020

Author: David Tristram

Director: Gaetano Santo, Jeff Saliba and El Wood

Agent: Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French LTD

Synopsis

Inspector Drake’s Final case is the ultimate murder mystery-who done it spoof. Watch as Drake, ably hampered by Sergeant Plod interviews a colourful confusion of characters. These include Guest the butler, Cook the gardener, Gardner the cook, Butler the guest, and another butler called Shofer.

A joyride of mistaken identity, where nothing it what it seems! Can the audience help Inspector Drake solve the mystery of who murdered the lady of the house?

Waiting for God

Peridot Theatre Inc.
31 Jan 2020 - 15 Feb 2020

Author: Michael Aitkens

Director: Bob Bramble

Synopsis

This is a stage version of the Television series of the same name, exploring the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer. At Bayview Retirement Village, battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with unexpectedly heart-warming results.
Other Information: Closed audition by appointment with the director. Auditionees will be sent a copy of the script and audition pieces. They will be expected to be very familiar with the script and required pieces.

The Foreigner

Geelong Repertory Theatre Co. Inc.
7 Feb 2020 - 22 Feb 2020

Author: Larry Shue

Director: Scott Beaton

Agent: An amateur Production by arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd.

Synopsis

Englishman Charlie Baker is shy. Very, very shy. During a self-discovery sabbatical at a country Lodge in Georgia, USA, Charlie’s desire for privacy leads to hilarious lengths to avoid communicating with the Townsfolk. Suddenly, Charlie is an intriguing ‘Foreigner’ who cannot understand any English. Along with his demolitions-loving military buddy, Froggy Le Sueur, Charlie encounters a motley crew of locals, who are not quite what they seem, culminating in an uproarious ending which is ‘foreign’ to everyone involved!

The Last Romance

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
12 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020

Author: Joe DiPietro

Director: Keith Hutton

Agent: CAA

Synopsis

Set in Hoboken, New Jersey, the play is built around Ralph Bellini’s pursuit of romance, his search for emotional escape from the constricting life he leads as a widower sharing a small apartment with his selfish, bitter sister Rose, whose husband left her 22 years ago. She never got over it and, being Catholic, refused to divorce. Ralph is a frustrated opera singer who yearns to bring into his daily life some of the grand passions he once imagined enacting on the stage. And he cherishes the memories of the performances he has attended at the Metropolitan Opera in Manhattan, a temple of romance lying just across the Hudson—a shrine where he could experience those passions vicariously.

But those trips to the opera with his late wife were few, and now lie long in the past. The
present for Ralph is Hoboken and his Italian-American community—a world that both nurtures and constrains him. His dreams only come to life on the stage of the Met in Manhattan—which he can rarely afford to visit—but his reality is defined by the hemmed-in dog-run in which he walks each day, until he meets someone…

Crown Matrimonial

Malvern Theatre Company Inc.
14 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020

VDL Awards Entry: 2020

Author: Royce Ryton

Director: Nick Opolski

Agent: Hal Leonard Pty. Ltd.

Synopsis

Set in Marlborough House, it is 1936, and the English monarchy is facing its greatest crisis in 400 years. The new king, Edward, is determined to marry the twice-divorced American, Wallis Simpson, against the wishes of the Parliament, the Church and the English people. For his mother, Queen Mary, the prospect of a king abdicating his throne is too terrible to contemplate. Royce Ryton’s sensitive drama tells the story of the family at the very centre of the historic events – a family almost torn apart by the struggle between public duty and private love, leading up to the constitutional crisis and abdication of Edward VIII.

Death Knell

The Basin Theatre Group
14 Feb 2020 - 7 Mar 2020

Author: James Cawood

Director: Gregor McGibbon

Agent: Hal Leonard Australia on behalf of the Rights Holders

Synopsis

Set in an isolated hunting lodge in the Scottish Highlands, famous playwright Henry Roth and his wife, Evelyn, await the arrival of a young charismatic (but unknown) actor, Jack Willoughby who is determined to secure a role in Henry’s new play.

What starts out as a seemingly innocent audition soon leads to an evening full of twists, turns and eventually !!!!!!!!. Mixing black comedy and shocks of the highest order, Death Knell reinvents the classic thriller genre and will leave audiences breathless and beguiled right up to the final curtain.

Gaslight

Heidelberg Theatre Company
14 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020

Author: Patrick Hamilton (adapted by David Jacklin)

Director: Catherine Christensen

Synopsis

Bella Manningham, a fragile, frightened young wife suffers from what she tears may be the early stages of insanity, from which her mother died. Her husband is charming and supportive and making every effort to support her…or so she believes.

Set in Victorian London, in the gloom of a foggy night. Gaslight is regarded as a classic stage thriller. We can promise a highly-charged night at the theatre.

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