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12 Aug 2022 - 22 Apr 2023
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Skylight

Malvern Theatre Co. Inc.
26 Aug 2022 - 10 Sep 2022

Author: David Hare

Director: Michelle Swann

Genre: Drama

Agent: Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd

Synopsis

On a chilly night in a low-rent flat in North-West London, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from Tom Sergeant, her one-time boss and long-time lover. After the painful and unresolved dissolution of Tom and Kyra’s relationship, the pair have pulled away from each other physically, emotionally, and ideologically, as Tom continues to focus on his business ventures and Kyra donates her time to teaching the underprivileged. Tom and Kyra grapple with each other, moving between tender passion and vicious political polemics, as the night darkens and the lines between past and present begin to blur. Skylight is a complex, thought-provoking and remarkably timeless drama about power, politics, and passion.

COSI

Beaumaris Theatre Inc.
2 Sep 2022 - 11 Sep 2022

Author: Louis Nowra

Director: Dan Bellis

Genre: Comedy

Agent: HLA

Synopsis

Set in a mental institution in 1970, COSI is Louis Nowra’s second semi-autobiographical play. Lewis has recently left university and takes up a job directing Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte. Lewis the non-participant becomes emotionally involved with his actors’ lives as his operatic production lurches forwardand the anti-Vietnam protests take place in the streets outside.

Moon Over Buffalo

Eltham Little Theatre Inc.
2 Sep 2022 - 17 Sep 2022

Author: Ken Ludwig

Director: Steve Saul

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Origin Theatrical on Behalf of Samuel French LTD

Synopsis

An acting couple Charlotte and George Hay are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac and Noel Coward’s Private Lives. Fate has given these thespians one more shot at starring roles in the Scarlet Pimpernel epic and director Frank Capra himself is enroute to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their agent? Will George be sober enough to emote? Hilarious misunderstandings pile on madcap misadventures in this screwball comedy.

Visitors

Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.
2 Sep 2022 - 17 Sep 2022

VDL Awards Entry: 2022

Author: Barney Norris

Director: Deborah Fabbro

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

In a farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury Plain a family is falling apart. Stephen can’t afford to put his mother into care. Arthur can’t afford to stop working and look after his wife. When a young stranger moves in to care for Edie as her mind unravels, the family is forced to ask: Are we living the way we wanted?
VISITORS is a sharply funny love story that takes a haunting, beautiful look at the way our lives slip past us.

Citysong

Williamstown Little Theatre Inc.
7 Sep 2022 - 24 Sep 2022

Author: Dylan Coburn Gray

Director: Shirley Sydenham

Genre: Drama

Agent: Nick Hern Books

Synopsis

Citysong is a play but is also a lyrically poetic ode to modern day life in Dublin. The play is a chorus of voices showing us three generations of a Dublin family on one day, and it turns out one day holds the entire past.

There are teen discos, late night taxis, home nurses, Jewish launderettes, vigilantes, babies, immigrants, seagulls , bars etc.

Citysong is intimate and sweeping, cerebral and compassionate, and it’s also joyous and ridiculous. It’s a modern day Dublin’s Under Milk Wood which requires an ensemble cast of 6 actors , who will inhabit a multitude of different characters throughout the play , all linked by the narrator who will guide us all through Dublin’s fair city.

Citysong will be a World amateur premiere, and indeed an Australian premiere.

Some Girl (s)

Geelong Repertory Theatre Co. Inc.
9 Sep 2022 - 24 Sep 2022

Author: Neil LaBute

Director: Georgia Chara

Genre: Comedy

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

Synopsis

Some Girl(s) by Neil LaBute. Your career as a writer is blossoming, your beautiful, young fiancee is waiting to get married and rush off to Cancun by your side—so what is your natural reaction? Well, if you’re a man, it’s probably to get nervous and start calling up old girlfriends. And so begins a single man’s odyssey through four hotel rooms as he flies across the country in search of the perfect woman (that he’s already broken up with). By turn humorous and serious, this portrait of the artist as a young seducer casts a truthful, hilarious light on a typical young American male as he wanders through the heart of darkness that is himself.

“War of The Worlds”

Peridot Theatre Inc
22 Sep 2022 - 2 Oct 2022

Author: Adapted by Howard E. Koch -Based on the novel by H.G.Wells

Director: Pip LeBlond

Genre: Drama

Agent: By Arrangement with Origin Theatrical on Behalf of Samuel French Ltd .A Concord Theatrical Company.

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. Adapted by Howard E.Koch, co-writer of “Casablanca”, the broadcast was narrated and directed by Orson Welles, with the original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial invasion.

Calendar Girls

Warrandyte Theatre Company
23 Sep 2022 - 8 Oct 2022

VDL Awards Entry: 2022

Author: Tim Firth

Director: Susan Rundle

Genre: Comedy

Agent: By arrangement with OriGin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd

Synopsis

When Annie’s husband John is diagnosed with leukaemia, she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee for the hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade some friends and fellow members of the local Women’s Institute (W.I.), to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from amateur photographer Lawrence, much to the horror of the their W.I. chairman, Marie.

Mr. Bennet’s Bride

Ballarat National Theatre Inc.
24 Sep 2022 - 29 Sep 2022

VDL Awards Entry: 2022

Author: Emma Wood

Director: Megan J Riedl

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis

Have you ever wondered how a couple like Mr and Mrs Bennet ended up wed?

This is the story of how it all began.

The young Mr Bennet is under pressure to find a suitable bride, but his refusal to play by the rules sets in motion a series of events that are both comic and moving.

A Pride and Prejudice prequel by award-winning playwright Emma Wood that tells the story of how an unlikely couple like Mr and Mrs Bennet got together. A story applauded by critics for capturing Austen’s style, but still be accessible for those new to Austen’s works.

Reviews of other adaptions around the world give the script these reviews:

“…witty, charming and quite delightful… loyal to the Jane Austen style.”
“A clever and sophisticated script… Even the most loyal Austeniens would approve.”
“An ingenious look at Jane Austen’s characters.”

Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic: Young Wizards Edition

TRIBE Youth Theatre
29 Sep 2022 - 2 Oct 2022

Author: Matt Cox

Director: Kerry Turpie

Genre: Comedy

Agent: Origin Theatrical

Synopsis

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who happened to be there too.

Puffs is a story about growing up – which we have all done at one point or another. It’s a play for anyone who has never been destined to change to world!

Wayne Hopkins is a regular (not very cool) boy who learns that he is a wizard and is sent to a magic boarding school. He is sorted into the Puffs house, which is full of students who aren’t brave, smart or ruthless. Wayne makes two best friends and together they have loads of adventures, but they are not very heroic.

Together the Puffs navigate the challenges of magic school – bullies, spells, the most famous wizard in the world, nearly dying many times over, and defeating evil. Familiar characters are peppered throughout the script such as a certain potions master, Professor McG, Mr Voldy, and a popular kid called Harry.

It’s a funny, fast-paced romp through adolescence with a wizard filter. It’s like a tiny golden ball with wings… Our version is family-friendly and can be enjoyed by all ages.

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