July – August

Malvern Theatre Company – THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP
Writer: Charles Ludlum  Director: Andrew McMillan
On the moors of Mandacrest manor, something is amiss. Lord Edgar Hillcrest, a leading Egyptologist has taken a new wife, an actress who is having a perfectly horrid time adjusting to life as the leading lady of the manor.
21 June – 6 July  8:15 Wed – Saturdays  2pm1st & last Saturday, 2nd Sunday
29a Burke Rd, East Malvern
malverntheatre.com.au  1300 131 552

Mordialloc Theatre Company – MR BAILEY’S MINDER
Writer: Debra Oswald  Director: Martin Gibbs
Australian living treasure and alcoholic, Leo Bailey, can no longer care for himself so his daughter hires a minder who is fresh out of jail.
21 June – 6 July  Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale
mordialloctheatre.com  9587 5141

Williamstown Little Theatre – A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
Music: Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty  Book: Terrence McNally
Director: Barbara Hughes  Musical Director: Janet Provan
Set in Dublin in 1964 with a bachelor who is a bus conductor by day and spends his evenings as the artistic director of St Imelda’s Players
29 June – 15 July  2 – 4 Albert Street, Williamstown
wlt.org.au   0447 340 665

Diamond Valley Singers – ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
a Wild West show-within-a-show with Irving Berlin’s timeless tunes
5 – 13 July   http://www.dvsingers.org

Fab Nobs Theatre – ALADDIN Jnr
Music: Alan Menken  Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, Chad Beguelin
2018 version, combining the classic Disney film and the Broadway production
5 – 14 July The Fab Factory, 33 Industry Place, Bayswater
fabnobstheatre.com.au  0499 442 839

Ballarat National Theatre – SPEAKING IN TONGUES by Andrew Bovell
The prelude to the movie, Lantana
6 – 13 July  Courthouse Theatre, 6 Grant St, Ballarat (Federation University)
bnt.org.au    * VDL Awards Entry *

Geelong Repertory Theatre Company THE BOOK OF EVERYTHING
Adapted by Richard Tulloch from the novel by Guus Kuijer
Director: Ryan Bentley    * VDL Awards Entry *
Thomas is nine years old and he can see things nobody else can see . . .
5 – 20 July  7:30 Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation Street, Geelong West
geelongrep.com  Bookings: www.gpac.org.au  5225 1200

Heidelberg Theatre Company – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
Writer: Joe Landry  Director: Tess Maurici
Inspired by the classic American film starring James Stewart, this production is performed 1940s live radio style with a studio audience.
5 – 20 July  36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna
www.htc.org.au  9457 4117

Leongatha Lyric TheatreYOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Writer: Mel Brooks  Director: Daniel Lawrie
From the creator of The Producers, another hilarious musical adapted from his own movie.
5 – 20 July  8pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 2pm Saturdays & Sundays
Mesley Hall, Leongatha
www.lyrictheatre.net.au  0490 252 482

Eltham Little Theatre – LOOK BACK IN ANGER
Writer: John Osborne  Director: Drew Mason
A realist play, focusing on the life and marital struggles of an intelligent and educated but disaffected young man of working class origin
520 July  Eltham Performing Arts Centre, Main Rd Research
www.elthamlittletheatre.org.au  9437 1574

Hartwell Players – A SEASON OF ONE ACT PLAYS
Showcasing upcoming and returning Hartwellians about to hit the road on the one act play circuit
4 – 14 July 
8pm Fridays, Saturdays & Thursday 4  Sundays 7 5pm , 14 2pm
Ashwood Secondary College Performing Arts Centre, Vannam Drive, Ashwood
www.hartwellplayers.org.au   0422 0100 830  

Encore Theatre – WELL HUNG
Writer: Robert Lord  Director: David Collins
Fawlty Towers meets rural life in a small town when a local murder overtakes lives
12 – 27 July  Clayton Community Centre Theaterette, Cooke St., Clayton
www.encoretheatre.com.au  1300 739 099

Sale Theatre Company – JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
19 – 27 July 
19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 July
The Wedge Performing Arts Centre,100 Foster St., Sale    5143 3200

CenterStage Geelong – THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s last musical. Remember the movie?
19 July – 3 August
Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Little Malop St.
www.gpac.org.au  5225 1200

Latrobe Theatre Company – GREASE
19 July – 4 August  7:30 Fridays & Saturdays  1:30 Saturdays & Sundays
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, 60 Grey St., Traralgon
www.latrobetheatrecompany.org.au  5176 3333

Frankston Theatre Group – YES, PRIME MINISTER
Writers: Antony Jay & Jonathan Lynn
The UK is in crisis: spiralling debt, rising unemployment and the PM’s fragile cabinet at breaking point. Enjoy all the razor-sharp wit and hilarious situations of the TV series
26 July – 4 August  8pm Fridays & Saturdays, 2pm Sunday 4 August
Mount Eliza Community Centre, Canadian Bay Road, Mount Eliza
www.frankstontheatregroup.org.au   1300 665 377  * VDL Awards Entry *

PLOS Musical Productions – LES MISÉRABLES
Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics: Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer
Director: Brad Fischer   Musical Director: Nathan Firmin
Story based on Victor Hugo’s masterpiece
2 – 10 August  Frankston Arts Centre, Davey Street, Frankston
www.plos.asn.au  Tix: www.artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au     9784 1060

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company – ALADDIN Jnr
Discover ‘A Whole New World’ with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides!
2 – 11 August  Centenary Theatre, 71 Railway Place, Williamstown
www.wmtc.org.au

Eighteen Twelve Theatre – BASKERVILLE
Writer: Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor)  Director: Justin Stephens
A Sherlock Holmes mystery with 5 actors & 40+ characters in a comedy thriller
8 – 31 August  Lowe Auditorium, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully
www.1812theatre.com.au  9758 3964 * VDL Awards Entry *

Peridot Theatre – THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
Writers: Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett  Director: Kellie Tweeddale
Two Jewish families are forced to hide from the Nazis in a secret annex in Amsterdam
9 – 24 August  Unicorn Theatre, Mt. Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Rd.
www.peridot.com.au  9808 0770

The Basin Theatre Group – BOEING BOEING
Writer: Marc Camalotti  Director: Pip Le Blond
Fasten your seatbelts for this rollicking fast moving farce
9 – 31 August   Cnr Simpson & Doongalla Rd., The Basin
www.thebasintheatre.org.au  1300 784 668

Watch This Productions – SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Stephen Sondheim musical, 1973 winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book & Best Original Score
Whitehorse Centre – Friday 9 7:30, Saturday 10 Aug 1:30 & 7:30
Geelong PAC
– Thursday 15 & Friday 16 8pm, Saturday 17 1pm & 8pm
21 – 24 August
  Lawler Theatre, MTC Southbank  with Saturday matinee
watchthis.net.au/productions.php   9262 6555

Strathmore Theatre Arts Group (STAG) CHILDREN OF THE WOLF
Writer: John Peacock  Director: Michelle Heywood
A chilling, unusual play influenced by the myth of Romulus and Remus
15 – 24 August  Strathmore Community Hall, Loeman Street, Strathmore
www.stagtheatre.org  9382 6284

Brighton Theatre Company – STARGAZERS
Writer: Reina Hardy  Director: Pedro Ramos
A comedy about getting lucky in space and time.
16 – 31 August    Bayside Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton
www.brightontheatreco.com  1300 752 126

Lilydale Athenæum Theatre Company – PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK
Tom Wright’s adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel   Director: Christine Grant
The play is narrated by “five Australian women” struggling to solve the mystery at the heart of the original novel, which presents itself as the true story of the disappearance of three schoolgirls and their teacher on Valentine’s Day, 1900.
15 – 31 August  Lilydale Athenæum Theatre, 39 – 41 Castella St,, Lilydale
www.lilydaletc.com   9735 1777  * VDL Awards Entry *

Beaumaris Theatre Inc. – PILLOW TALK
Writer & Director: Andy Payne
A story of undying love.
16 – 31 August   82 Wells Rd, Beaumaris
www.beaumaristheatre.com.au  9583 6896

Warrandyte Theatre Company – THE LADY FROM THE SEA
Writer: Henrik Ibsen  Director: Grant Purdy
16 – 31 August      * VDL Awards Entry *

PEP Productions – ASSASSINS
Music: Stephen Sondheim
22 – 31 August   Doncaster Playhouse, 679 Doncaster Rd.
pepproductions.org.au  0418 549 187

SOUTH GIPPSLAND ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
24 & 25 August 
Foster War Memorial Arts Centre

Malvern Theatre Company – LADIES IN BLACK
Writers: Carolyn Burns & Tim Finn  Director: Alan Burrows
An alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama set in Sydney in the 1950s.
30 August – 14 September  29a Burke Rd, East Malvern
www.malverntheatre.com.au  1300 131 552

CPAC (Cardinia Performing Arts Company) – KINKY BOOTS
August – September  40 Cardinia Cultural Centre, Lakeside Blvd., Pakenham
www.cardiniaperformingarts.com  0407 090 354 or 9587 1750