November – December

What’s On

PEP Productions – HOLDING THE MAN – poignant drama based on Timothy Conigrave’s book
October – November
– Doncaster Playhouse, 679 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster  0418 549 187

Fab Nobs Theatre – THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK –  2000 musical based on John Updike’s novel
October – November  The Fab Factory, 33 Industry Place, Bayswater  0499 442 839

CenterStage Geelong – LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS – a lovesick hero, a bloodthirsty plant, a mouth-watering musical
26 October – 10 November  Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Little Malop St.  5225 1200

Malvern Theatre Company – TARANTARA!  TARANTARA! – the famous Gilbert and Sullivan partnership with musical excerpts from the well-known operas threaded into the story
27 October – 11 November  29a Burke Rd, East Malvern   1300 131 552

Nova Music Theatre – DOCTOR ZHIVAGO – set Russia 1917–1922, a musical based on the Boris Pasternak novel. Remember the movie with Omar Sharif and Julie Christie?
27 October – 11 November  Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading  1300 304 433  or  9262 6555

Shepparton Theatre Arts Group – WAR OF THE WORLDS – H G Wells’ science fiction as told by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre On The Air
2 – 3 November  Bakehouse Black Box Theatre, 17 Wheeler St., Shepparton  Tix:  5832 9511

STAG – BOUNCERS & SHAKERS – two fast-paced, brilliantly observed four-handers looking into some of the darker corners of modern nightlife and lifestyles.
8 – 18 November  Strathmore Community Hall, Loeman St., Strathmore  9382 6284

Brighton Theatre Company – PASS THE BUTLER – Wimbledon Tennis Tournament 1982, a political drawing room satire of the English upper crust that turns into a murder mystery as well as a soap opera parody
8 – 24 November  Bayside Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton  1300 752 126

Lilydale Athenæum Theatre Company – THE HISTORY BOYS – Set in the 6th form classroom of a fictional English Grammar School in the 1980s
8 – 24 November  Lilydale Athenæum Theatre, 39–41 Castella Street, Lilydale  9735 1777

Warragul Theatre Company – A NIGHT TO REMEMBER – Our 20th Anniversary Concert
9 – 11 November

Williamstown Musical Theatre Company – SIDE SHOW – musical based on the lives of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who became famous stage performers in the 1930s
9 – 17 November  Centenary Theatre, 71 Railway Place, Williamstown

Beaumaris Theatre Inc. – SNOOPY THE MUSICAL – with characters from the Peanuts comic strip
9 – 24 November  82 Wells Rd, Beaumaris  9583 6896

Mordialloc Theatre Company – THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME – brand new romantic comedy as Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together, halfway across the country from their parents. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.
9– 24 November  Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale  9587 5141

The Basin Theatre Group – BOMBSHELLS – Six monologues by Joanna Murray-Smith exposing women balancing their inner and outer lives with humour and often desperate cunning
9 November – 1 December  Cnr Simpson & Doongalla Rd., The Basin  1300 784 668

The Mount Players – THE TAMING OF THE SHREW – Shakespeare’s tale of the young and beautiful Bianca desperately wanting a man while her father insists that her older sister, Kate, must be married first. The problem is Kate is too concerned with her own independence to allow this to happen
9 November – 1 December  Mountview Theatre, 56 Smith Street, Macedon  5426 1892

Eltham Little Theatre – LOOT – a dark farce satirising the Catholic Church, social attitudes to death and the integrity of the police force
15 November
1 December  Eltham Performing Arts Centre, Main Rd., Research  9437 1574

Williamstown Little Theatre – THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) – Join three fearless fans of the bard as they embark on a quest to do all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in an hour and a half
15 November – 1 December   2-4 Albert Street, Williamstown   9885 9678

Eighteen Twelve Theatre – THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN – The world’s most unusual criminologist fights for his life and the future of mankind in the most bizarre and dangerous caper of his brilliantly successful and utterly clumsy career
15 November – 8 December  Lowe Auditorium, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully  9758 3964

Peridot Theatre – SYLVIA – a modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog
16 November – 1 December  Unicorn Theatre, Mt. Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road    9808 0770

Heidelberg Theatre Company – INHERITANCE – The 80th birthday of twin sisters should be a cause for celebration but, as the family gathers in the Mallee, the question of who will inherit the farm dominates
16 November – 1 December  36 Turnham Avenue, Rosanna    9457 4117

Geelong Repertory Theatre Company PRIVATE LIVES – Fast-paced, witty, and passionate, Noel Coward’s comedy is a delightful romp
16 November – 1 December  Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation St., Geelong West  Bookings:  5225 1200

Essendon Theatre Company – THE GOOD MAN – On a hot July day at the Good Shepherd Funeral Parlor  the mortician, is presiding over the wake of the late Walter Porteus . . .
22 November – 1 December   Bradshaw Street Hall (enter off Buckley St.)   0422 029 483