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21 Sep 2020 - 27 Feb 2022
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PLAYWRIGHTS@PERIDOT: series of workshops for aspiring playwrights

Peridot Theatre Inc.
30 Jun 2020 - 22 Sep 2020

Director: Michael Olsen

Synopsis

Ever wanted to write a play but don’t know where to start? Have a half-finished manuscript in the drawer? Want to hone your writing skills? Then PLAYWRIGHTS@PERIDOT might just be the opportunity for you! NOW BEING OFFERED AS AN ONLINE EVENT. CONTACT FOR DETAILS.

Multi-award-winning writer Michael Olsen presents a series of workshops of approximately 60-90 minutes covering topics such as Character, Plot, Dialogue, Editing and getting your work on stage. Each workshop will involve a combination of writing exercises and group feedback, tailored to suit the needs of participants.

Towards Zero

Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group Inc.
5 Nov 2020 - 14 Nov 2020

Author: Agatha Christie

Director: Denis Hine St Clair

Agent: BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Synopsis

When a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of Lady Tressilian, Neville Strange finds himself caught between his old wife Audrey and his new flame Kay. A nail-biting thriller, the play probes the psychology of jealousy in the shadow of a savage and brutal murder. A carefully unpeeled investigation before our eyes brings the story to a pointed ending.

Gentlemen Incorporated – CANCELLED

The Basin Theatre Group Inc.
6 Nov 2020 - 28 Nov 2020

Author: Deborah Mulhall

Director: Julie Cunningham

Agent: Australian Script Centre

Synopsis

All remaining seasons in 2020 have now been cancelled due to the impacts of the coronavirus. Even with the relaxing of restrictions in Victoria it would be impossible for us to safeguard our patrons attending the theatre for the remainder of the year.

We are all disappointed that these productions will not go ahead in 2020.

We will continue to monitor the situation and ensure that all our members and patrons are regularly informed about the developing situation through our web pages, Facebook pages, and newsletter emails.

We are currently planning an exciting performance program for 2021 with the expectation that shows will be able to be staged by February 2021.

Please refer to http://thebasintheatre.org.au/TBTG/Notifications.html for refunds.

Stay safe and keep well!

Summer of the Aliens

Geelong Repertory Theatre Co. Inc.
20 Nov 2020 - 5 Dec 2020

Author: Louis Nowra

Director: Stacey Carmichael

Agent: Performance rights for Summer of the Aliens exclusively licensed by HLA Management Pty. Ltd. P.O. Box 1536, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012 (hla@hlamgt.com.au)

Synopsis

Summer of the Aliens is a vivid and amusing revocation of a family and a neighbourhood whose increasingly strange behaviour Lewis is forced to interpret in the only way he can… the aliens must be among us!
The play centres on relationships, especially the relationship between 14 year old Lewis and 14 year old Dulcie. It is through Dulcie and Lewis begins to understand that the struggle to be adult is the struggle to understand the world around him.

Yes, Prime Minister

MOARTZ Inc. Theatre
27 Nov 2020 - 6 Dec 2020

Author: Jonathan Lynn & Antony Jay

Director: John Molden

Agent: BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Synopsis

The UK is in crisis: debt is spiralling, unemployment is on the rise and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by Prime Minister Jim Hacker, is at breaking point. But salvation may exist in the form of a complex pipeline deal with the oil-rich country of Kumranistan that would
entitle the government to a multi-trillion pound loan. When the Kumranistan Foreign Secretary makes a shocking request of Jim’s Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation. But how will Jim and his
team: Bernard, Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, and Special Adviser Claire Sutton, reconcile the two? Political machinations, media manipulation and an appeal for divine intervention ensue.

From the writers of the original television series Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, comes the equally sharply satirical stage version, seen at the Festival Theatre, Chichester in 2010 and the Gielgud Theatre, London, in 2011, followed by a tour in 2012.

NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION 2020 – 19TH YEAR

Playhouse Players Incorporated
3 Dec 2020 - 5 Dec 2020

Director: TO BE APPOINTED

Synopsis

Entries for original One act plays open now and close 30th June 2020. Judging will then follow and three (3) Finalist Plays will be announced and Directors appointed for casting and rehearsals with four performances 3-5 December 2020.
Over 700 entries have been received in the past 18years and some 70 new works chosen for performance and cash awards..
Entry forms and details: playhouseplayers@hotmail.com

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”.

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.

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