What's On

25 Feb 2021 - 24 Sep 2022
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Any Given Monday

Malvern Theatre Co. Inc.
12 Feb 2021 - 27 Feb 2021

Author: Bruce Graham

Director: Loretta Bishop

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Music Theatre International Australia

Synopsis

Lenny is a great guy – a good teacher, excellent father and loving husband whose life is shattered when his wife leaves him for a smooth-talking Lothario. Devilishly devised from the plot standpoint it will undeniably tickle many spectators’ fancies. Loretta is raring to go with our first production at Malvern for many moons.

War Of the Worlds

Blond Productions, In Association with The 1812 Theatre
12 Feb 2021 - 6 Mar 2021

VDL Awards Entry: 2021

Author: Howard E.Koch

Director: Pip Le Blond

Genre: Drama

Agent: ORiGin Theatrical

Synopsis

Broadcast from New York’s Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners
convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place.
This incredible broadcast now comes to life onstage
to thrill and chill audiences.

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.

Rabbit Hole

Off The Leash Theatre Inc
25 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021

VDL Awards Entry: 2021

Author: David Lindsay-Abaire

Director: Annette O’Shea

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

Becca and Howie Corbett have a picture perfect family life in the suburbs of Melbourne until a random, tragic accident takes the life of their four-year old son. Soon after, Becca’s younger, irresponsible sister, Izzy, announces that she is pregnant: there will now be a new child in the family. As Becca and Howie grow apart, Becca’s mother, Nat, badgers Becca about her grieving process, and Jason, the young driver who killed their son, continually shows up to ask forgiveness, the group is on a bumpy road to healing with no road map in sight. Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief, and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart.

The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke

Eltham Little Theatre Inc.
26 Feb 2021 - 13 Mar 2021

Author: C. J. Dennis

Director: Brad Buckingham

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis

In C.J. Dennis’ The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke you will see a full staged version of all 14 of Dennis’ Songs (long poems) from a century ago. It’s the charming story of Bill, a young ne’er do well who decides to turn his life around. He sees and falls for the lovely Doreen and we follow their friendship through its ups and downs as they court, wed, become farmers and finally have a child. Every song is included in full and the show will be performed in the round, with audience on all sides. If you feel like being hugged by a play, come along and snuggle up to Bill, Doreen, Ginger Mick, Mar and Uncle Jim. This is a very family friendly show, so bring all the relatives along.

LOVES. LABOURS. WON – OR much ado about nothing…

Skin Of Our Teeth Productions
5 Mar 2021 - 15 Mar 2021

Author: William Shakespeare, adapted by Emma Louise Watson

Director: Emma Louise Watson

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Skin Of Our Teeth Productions

Synopsis

Shakespeare’s wonderful comedy brought to glorious life in this glorious adaptation. Love, adventure, misadventure, mistaken identity – all to the tune of a World War One Hospital ward. Adapted and directed by Emma Louise Watson, presented by the award-winning Skin Of Our Teeth Productions.

LOVES. LABOURS. WON (Or Much Ado About Nothing)

Skin Of Our Teeth Productions
5 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021

VDL Awards Entry: 2021

Author: William Shakespeare adapted by Emma Watson

Director: Emma Watson

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis

Shakespeare’s wonderful comedy brought to glorious life in this glorious adaptation. Love, adventure, misadventure, mistaken identity – all to the tune of a World War One Hospital ward. Adapted and directed by Emma Louise Watson, presented by the award-winning Skin Of Our Teeth Productions.

Fool for Love

Strathmore Theatrical Arts Group Inc.
11 Mar 2021 - 13 Mar 2021

VDL Awards Entry: 2021

Author: Sam Shepard

Director: Reschelle O'Connor

Genre: Drama

Agent: By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Josef Weinberger Ltd London

Synopsis

A dark story about two former lovers who reunite in a cheap hotel room in the Mojave Desert. Eddie is a transient presence in and out of May’s life and together they represent a co-dependent, toxic yet magnetic pair sorting through the emotional tumult of their lives in a constant power struggle. The old man contributes to their story from an insider’s perspective while Martin witnesses the story unfold without means to stop it.
Sam Shepard’s Fool For Love was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was written during Shepard’s own personal struggles with relationships.

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Encore Theatre Inc.
12 Mar 2021 - 27 Mar 2021

Author: Constance Cox

Director: Richard Burman

Genre: Comedy

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

Synopsis

Based on the acclaimed story by Oscar Wilde, Lord Arthur Savile is engaged to the lovely Sybil Merton. Unfortunately, her pet chiromantist Podgers has read Lord Arthur’s palm and determines he will commit a murder.

Having only ever seen a blissful, married life in his future, Lord Arthur is horrified by this development, so feels duty bound to get the murder over with sooner rather than later…

Love Letters

Warrandyte Theatre Company
18 Mar 2021 - 27 Mar 2021

Author: AR Gurney

Director: Adrian Rice

Genre: Drama

Agent: Music Theatre International

Synopsis

In this unique piece of theatre, 60 year old school (and life-long) friends Andy and Melissa read the letters they have written to each other over their lifetime. Simple thank you notes, become narratives of family life and events and revelations of their true feelings for one another. Despite marrying others, the flame between them burns strongly and they are each other’s closest confidante. The letters reveal an intimacy perhaps only true lovers achieve.

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