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14 Jul 2020 - 27 Feb 2022
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Much Ado About Nothing – or Love’s Labours Won

Skin Of Our Teeth Productions
9 Oct 2020 - 24 Oct 2020

VDL Awards Entry: 2020

Author: William Shakespeare, adapted by Emma Louise Watson

Director: Emma Louise Watson

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.

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!

Veronica’s Room

Peridot Theatre Inc.
13 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020

Author: Ira Levin

Director: Keith Hutton

Agent: Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French

Synopsis

This chilling mystery thriller by the author of Rosemary’s Baby explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder. Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests
enticed to the Brabissant mansion by its dissolute caretakers, the lonely Mackeys. Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long-dead daughter of the family for whom they work, the older couple gradually induce her to impersonate Veronica briefly to solace the only living Brabissant, her addled sister who believes Veronica to be alive. Once dressed in Veronica’s clothes, Susan finds herself locked in the role and locked in Veronica’s room. “Like being trapped in someone else’s nightmare” – Village Voice.

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

The River

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
10 Feb 2021 - 27 Feb 2021

VDL Awards Entry: 2020

Author: Jez Butterworth

Director: Terese Maurici

Agent: Nick Hern Books

Synopsis

On a moonless evening, a man brings his new girlfriend to a remote cabin for a night of trout-fishing. But before the night is over, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems… and as memory collides with desire, the truth becomes the most elusive catch of all.
Described as “beautiful, slippery and unnerving”, the nature of the play and its inherent mystery means that the finer details of its plot and characters resonate long after the production.

Note – 80 mins – no interval
Strong language

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”.

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