Malvern Theatre Company – LADIES IN BLACK – An alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama set in Sydney in the 1950s. The original music by superstar Tim Finn will have you singing long after you leave the theatre.
30 August – 14 September 29a Burke Rd, East Malvern
www.malverntheatre.com.au 1300 131 552
Williamstown Little Theatre – STRAWBERRY – World premiere, a look at the spectrum of parental love. Three intertwined stories by local writer Kerry Drumm, told with warmth, humour and love.
4 – 21 September 2-4 Albert Street, Williamstown * VDL Awards Entry *
www.wlt.org.au 9885 9678
Essendon Theatre Company – SUMMER OF THE ALIENS
Writer: Louis Nowra Director: David Runnalls
In 1962 the world is worrying about the Cuban missile crisis, except for Lewis, a youth on the cusp of manhood, growing up in a Melbourne housing commission suburb. He is preoccupied with flying saucers.
5 – 14 September 8pm Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 2pm Sunday
West Essendon Community Centre, 9 Bradshaw St, Essendon (Entry off Buckley St)
Mordialloc Theatre Company – THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE – A funny, honest and moving account of family life in the suburbs
6 – 21 September Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd., Parkdale
www.mordialloctheatre.com 9587 5141
Heidelberg Theatre Company – THE DRAWER BOY – two middle-aged dairy farmers live harmoniously on an isolated farm. A young actor from the city offers to stay and work for them so he can research rural life for a Toronto theatrical production. This funny, poignant and beautifully written play is an award-winning modern classic.
6 – 21 September 36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna
www.htc.org.au 9457 4117
Geelong Repertory Theatre Company – AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
Written by Agatha Christie Directed by Greg Shawcross
Ten strangers are invited to a dinner party on a remote island off the coast of Devon . .
6 – 21 September Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation Street, Geelong West
www.geelongrep.com.au Bookings: www.gpac.org.au 5225 1200
Eltham Little Theatre – ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST – leaving an indelible mark on literature, theatre and film, a boisterous, ribald and ultimately devastating story of a mental hospital and its inhabitants
20 September – 5 October Eltham Performing Arts Centre, Main Rd Research
www.elthamlittletheatre.org.au 9437 1574
Wonthaggi Theatrical Group – CABARET FESTIVAL – with plays
21 September – 6 October WTG Rooms, State Coal Mine, Garden St.
Hartwell Players – CORIOLANUS – Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge is put under the lens in this subversive interpretation
26 September – 6 October
Ashwood Secondary College Performing Arts Centre, Vannam Drive, Ashwood
www.hartwellplayers.org.au 0422 0100 830
Eighteen Twelve Theatre – GHOSTS – Mrs Alving has spent her entire life keeping secrets about her late husband. As she prepares to open an orphanage in his honour, truths she thought long-buried suddenly return to haunt her
3 – 26 October bakery@1812, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully
www.1812theatre.com.au 9758 3964
Encore Theatre – ALMOST MAINE – Sweet, poignant, and witty. Nearly perfect. Almost, Maine’s charm is real. It packs wit, earns its laughs and, like love, surprises you
11 – 26 October Clayton Community Centre Theatrette, Cooke St., Clayton
www.encoretheatre.com.au 1300 739 099
Fab Nobs Theatre – HEATHERS – Based on the cult 80’s black comedy film, by the writers of Reefer Madness and Legally Blonde The Musical, guarantees tears of laughter with a meaningful message. Think Mean Girls but more blood and explosives
October – November The Fab Factory, 33 Industry Place, Bayswater
fabnobstheatre.com.au 0499 442 839