March – April 2020

WHAT’S ON

The Basin Theatre Group – DEATH KNELL
Thriller set in an isolated Scottish hunting lodge with a famous playwright and an aspiring actor
14 February – 7 March  8pm Thursdays – Saturdays   2pm Sundays
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  8pm Wednesdays – Saturdays   4pm Sundays
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 Feb. – 1 March Maffra Memorial Hall, 8pm Fri. & Sat., 2pm Sunday
6 – 8 March  The Wedge, Sale  8pm Friday & Saturday, 2pm Sat. & Sunday
www.maffradramatics.com.au    5143 3200 (Sale)

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  8pm Fridays, Saturdays & Thurs. 12/3  5pm Sun 8/3
82 Wells Road, Beaumaris
beaumaristheatre.com.au  9583 6896    * VDL Awards Entry *

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   FINAL WEEK SHOWS CANCELLED
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  8pm Fridays & Saturdays  2pm Sundays
19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald
www.gemcoplayers.org   5968 2844

ARK Theatre – ARKfest 2020
Over  30 x 10 minute plays by chosen writers from all over Australia
7 & 8 March 
11:30, 2pm & 6pm Saturday  11am, 2pm & 4pm Sunday
Lilydale Heights Performing Arts Centre, 17 Nelson Rd, Lilydale
arktheatremelb.com    TICKET BOOKINGS

Skin of Our Teeth Productions – MY BRILLIANT CAREER
Christine Davey’s adaptation of Stella Miles Franklin’s Australian epic
14 – 22 March  8pm Wednesdays – Saturdays  5pm Sundays 2pm Sat. 21/3
Waurn Ponds Hall, 225 Waurn Ponds Drive, Waurn Ponds
www.skinofourteeth.com   TICKET BOOKINGS

Sale Theatre Company – ART by Yasmina Reza
1998 Tony Award for best new play, a comedy about art & friendship
19 – 21 March  THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
The Wedge, 100 Foster St., Sale   5143 3200

Phillip Island Offshore Theatre – AUSTRALIANS ALL . . .  by Jonathan Biggins
Politically incorrect satire at the expense of just about everyone in our sun-drenched country
19 – 28 March  THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
Cowes Cultural Centre, 91 Thompson Avenue Cowes
http://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=611440&     5952 5252

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  THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
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  THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
Clayton Community Centre Theatrette, Cooke Street, Clayton
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   THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
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  THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
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  THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
West Essendon Community Centre, 9 Bradshaw St, Essendon (Off Buckley St)
www.essendontheatrecompany.com.au  0406 448 368

CenterStage – WEST SIDE STORY Bernstein’s music with Sondheim’s lyrics
The Romeo & Juliet story in 1960s New York
27 March – 4 April   THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
Geelong Performing Arts Centre, 50 Little Malop Street
BOOK TICKETS   1300 251 200

Off the Leash Theatre – RABBIT HOLE
Pulitzer Prize & Tony Award winning drama on different ways family members deal with grief
27 March – 4 April   THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED to 2021
8pm Fri. 27, 2pm & 8pm Sat. 28 2pm Sunday 29/3 Algie Hall, Neerim South
8pm Thurs. 2/4, Fri. 3/4, 2pm & 8pm Sat. 4/4 Drouin Secondary College
https://www.trybooking.com/BIALM   0413 782 257   * VDL Awards Entry *

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  THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
Mount Eliza Community Centre, Canadian Bay Road, Mount Eliza
www.frankstontheatregroup.org.au   0437 117 881   * VDL Awards Entry *

ARK Theatre – 100   Winner “best script” at Edinburgh Fringe 2002
Four people with just one hour to choose a single memory from their life, all else will be erased
27 March  – 4 April
8pm Fri 27, 4pm Sat 28 & Sun 29/3, 8pm Fri 3 – Sat 4/4
Lilydale Heights Performing Arts Centre, 17 Nelson Rd, Lilydale
arktheatremelb.com

Panorama Theatre Company – CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
Musical complete with a flying car
27 March – 5 April  FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Frankston Arts Centre, Davey Street, Frankston
artscentre.frankston.vic.gov.au   9784 1060

BATS Theatre Company – Roald Dahl’s THE WITCHES
31 March – 3 April   POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 2021!
Cranbourne Community Theatre, Brunt St, Cranbourne
www.batstheatre.org.au

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   THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
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   THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
Unicorn Theatre, Mt. Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Rd.
peridot.com.au  0429 115 334

BuSTCo – COSÌ
2 – 10 April   THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
Vermont Secondary College, 27 – 63 Morack Road, Vermont
0449 865 474          * VDL Awards Entry *

Brighton Theatre Company – FLIPSIDE
A shipwreck saga but really a story of friendship and love
3 – 18 April   THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
Bayside Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton
www.brightontheatre.com.au   1300 752 126

Mary MacKillop College, Leongatha – MATILDA the Musical
Tim Minchin’s amazing adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic
17 – 25 April   THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre, Graham Street, Wonthaggi
www.trybooking.com/BENJW

Mordialloc Theatre Company – 4000 MILES
A young man cycles across USA to visit his aging grandmother in New York . .
17 April – 2 May   THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
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  THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED (1 – 19 July?)
2 – 4 Albert Street, Williamstown    * VDL Awards Entry *
wlt.org.au  0447 340 665

Malvern Theatre Company – WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?
A car accident renders a young man quadriplegic with resultant legal, medical & ethical issues
24 April – 9 May THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
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  THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
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  THIS PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna
htc.org.au  9457 4117     * VDL Awards Entry *