March – April 2020

WHAT’S ON

The Basin Theatre Group – DEATH KNELL
Scottish thriller set in an isolated hunting lodge with a famous playwright and an aspiring actor
14 February – 7 March  Cnr Simpson & Doongalla Roads, The Basin
thebasintheatre.org.au  1300 784 668 

Eighteen Twelve Theatre – ON GOLDEN POND
Remember the movie starring Katharine Hepburn and Henry & Jane Fonda?
20 February – 14 March  Lowe Auditorium, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully
1812theatre.com.au   9758 3964

CPAC – MAMMA MIA! – A celebration of love, laughter, family & friendship
22 Feb. – 6 March 8pm Fridays, Saturdays & Thurs 5 Mar 2pm Sundays
Cardinia Cultural Centre, Cnr. Waterford Rise & Lakeside Blvd, Pakenham
www.cardiniaperformingarts.com  0407 090 354

Ballarat Lyric Theatre – LES MISÉRABLES
Set in early 19th-century France, the story of Jean Valjean.
27 Feb. – 8 March Her Majesty’s Theatre, 17 Lydiard St. South, Ballarat
ballaratlyrictheatre.com.au    5333 5888

Maffra Dramatic Society – LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS  
Musical about the unexpected perils of working in a flower shop
28 February – 1 March Maffra Memorial Hall, 8pm Friday & Saturday, 2pm Sunday
6 – 8 March  The Wedge, Sale  8pm Friday & Saturday, 2pm Saturday & Sunday
http://www.maffradramatics.com.au

Beaumaris Theatre – THEY CAME FROM MARS AND LANDED OUTSIDE THE FARNDALE AVENUE CHURCH
The Dramatic Society ladies attempt to perform a play so awful it’s very funny
28 February – 14 March   82 Wells Road, Beaumaris
beaumaristheatre.com.au  9583 6896

THE MOUNT PLAYERS – SWITZERLAND by Joanna Murray-Smith
Fiercely intelligent celebrated author, Patricia Highsmith, lives in seclusion in Switzerland . . . until she has a visitor
28 Feb. – 15 March 
8pm Fridays, Saturdays &Thurs 12, 2pm Sundays
Mountview Theatre, 56 Smith St., Macedon
themountplayers.com  5426 1892     * VDL Awards Entry *

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria – SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN & FRIENDS
Enjoy an idyllic garden recital at an historic Dandenong Hills home
29 February – 8 March   3pm Saturdays & Sundays
The Knowe,  4 Clarkmont Road,  Sassafras
gsov.org.au    0490 465 009

Lilydale Athenæum Theatre Company – THE FULL MONTY
Simon Beaufoy’s update of his original screenplay for the 1997 smash hit film
5 – 21 March  Lilydale Athenæum Theatre, Castella Street, Lilydale
lilydaletc.com  9735 1777

Gemco Players Community Theatre – WOMEN OF TROY
Euripides’ play set in ancient Greece.
6 – 21 March  19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald
www.gemcoplayers.org

ARK Theatre – ARKfest 2020
Over  30 x 10 minute plays by chosen writers from all over Australia
7 & 8 March
Lilydale Heights Performing Arts Centre, 17 Nelson Rd, Lilydale
arktheatremelb.com

Powderkeg Players – CIDER WITH ROSIE
Adapted from Laurie Lee’s autobiographical novel, rural life in pre-WW1 England
13 – 21 March  Dempster Park Hall, 82 Phoenix St, North Sunshine
powderkegplayers.com  0407 802 165

Skin of Our Teeth Productions – MY BRILLIANT CAREER
Christine Davey’s adaptation of Stella Miles Franklin’s Australian epic
14 – 22 March  Waurn Ponds Hall, 225 Waurn Ponds Drive, Waurn Ponds
www.skinofourteeth.com

CenterStage Geelong – WEST SIDE STORY
The Romeo & Juliet story set in New York
20 – 27 March   Geelong Performing Arts Centre, 50 Little Malop St.
www.gpac.org.au  5225 1200

SLAMS – WE WILL ROCK YOU
Jukebox musical with songs by British rock band Queen & a book by Ben Elton
20 – 28 March  8pm Fri 20, Thurs 26 & Fri 27, 3:30 Sat 23, 6pm Sat 28
The Alan Ross Centre, Billanook College, 197 – 199 Cardigan Rd, Mooroolbark
www.slams.org.au  9720 3205  

Warrandyte Theatre Company – CALENDAR GIRLS
Hilarious play based on a true story about a fund raising effort
20 March – 4 April  8pm Fridays, Saturdays & Thurs 2 Apr  2:30 Sat 28 March
Warrandyte Mechanics Institute, Cnr Yarra St & Mitchell Ave
warrandytehallarts.asn.au/theatre   * VDL Awards Entry *

Encore Theatre – RUN FOR YOUR WIFE
A superb example of British farce with an errant taxi driver and two families
20 March – 4 April  Clayton Community Centre Theatrette
encoretheatre.com.au  1300 739 099

Fab Nobs Theatre – BIG FISH
The story of a travelling salesman who tells thrilling, incredible tales
21 March – 4 April  8pm Thurs – Sat & Monday 30/3, 5pm Sun 22/3, 2pm Sat 4/4
The Fab Factory, 33 Industry Place, Bayswater
fabnobstheatre.com.au  0499 442 839

Hartwell Players – WOMEN PLAYING HAMLET
Rip-roaring fun for Shakespeare fans and haters alike
25 March – 4 April  
8pm Friday & Saturday  5pm Sunday
Ashwood Secondary College Performing Arts Centre, Vannam Drive, Ashwood
www.hartwellplayers.org.au   0422 010 830

Essendon Theatre Company – PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
1987 parody of 1950s psychodramas, 1960s beach movies &1980s slasher films.
26 March – 4 April   8pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays,  2pm Sunday
West Essendon Community Centre, 9 Bradshaw St, Essendon (Entry off Buckley St)
www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au  0400 576 747

Frankston Theatre Group & Act II – THE HISTORY BOYS by Alan Bennett
8 Northern English history students pursue an undergraduate place at Oxbridge in the 1980s
27 March – 5 April  8pm Fridays & Saturdays  2pm Saturdays & Sundays
Mount Eliza Community Centre, Canadian Bay Road, Mount Eliza
www.frankstontheatregroup.org.au   0437 117 881

ARK Theatre – 100
Four people have one hour to choose one single memory from their life, everything else will be erased
27 March  – 5 April
8pm Fri 27, 4pm Sat 28 & Sun 29, 8pm Fri 3 – Sun 5 April
Lilydale Heights Performing Arts Centre, 17 Nelson Rd, Lilydale
arktheatremelb.com

Off the Leash Theatre – RABBIT HOLE
27 March – 4 April
Algie Hall, Neerim South – 8pm Fri 27, 2pm & 8pm Saturday 28 2pm Sunday 29/3
Drouin Secondary College – 8pm Thurs. 2/4 Friday 3/4, 2pm & 8pm Saturday 4/4
Tickets: Todd Miller 0413 782 257

Panorama Theatre Company – CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
Musical complete with a flying car
27 March – 5 April 7:30 Fridays, 5pm Sat 28 March, 1:30 Sundays & Sat 4 April
Frankston Arts Centre, Davey Street, Frankston
artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au   9784 1060

Eighteen Twelve Theatre – WAR OF THE WORLDS
Radio play based on the novel by H. G. Wells caused chaos when first broadcast.
1 – 25 April    bakery@1812, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully
1812theatre.com.au  9758 3964

Peridot Theatre – 3 x ONE ACT PLAYS
Catfish Jumping (whodunit), Cycle (set in a laundromat) & Anna by Lamplight (Berlin 1938)
2 – 5 April   8pm Thursday – Saturday, 2:15 Sunday
Unicorn Theatre, Mt. Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Rd.
peridot.com.au  0429 115 334

Brighton Theatre Company – FLIPSIDE
A shipwreck saga but really a story of friendship and love
3 – 18 April 8pm Wednesdays – Saturdays, 2:15 Sundays & middle Saturday
Bayside Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton
www.brightontheatre.com.au   1300 752 126

Mordialloc Theatre Company – 4000 MILES
A young man cycles across USA to visit his aging grandmother in New York . .
17 April – 2 May 8pm Thursdays – Saturdays, 2:30 Sundays & Sat 25 April
8pm Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale
mordialloctheatre.com  9587 5141  

Williamstown Little Theatre – THE RIVER
Mysterious, a “beautiful, slippery and unnerving” play
22 April – 9 May  8:15 Tuesdays – Saturdays, Sunday matinées
2 – 4 Albert Street, Williamstown
wlt.org.au  0447 340 665

Malvern Theatre Company – WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?
A car accident renders a young sculptor quadriplegic with resultant legal, medical and ethical isses
24 April – 9 May 8:15 Wednesdays – Saturdays, 2pm 1st & last Saturdays and middle Sunday
29a Burke Rd, East Malvern
malverntheatre.com.au  1300 131 552 

Geelong Repertory Theatre Company – TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
An autobiographical story by journalist, Mitch Albom, who visits his dying former college professor
24 April  – 9 May  Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation St., Geelong West
www.geelongrep.com   Tix: gpac.org.au      5225 1200 

Heidelberg Theatre Company – THREE LITTLE WORDS
by Joanna Murray-Smith, a recent a wildly funny play about the nature of friendship and relationships
24 April – 9 May   36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna
htc.org.au  9457 4117