September – October

What’s On

The Basin Theatre Group – VINCENT IN BRIXTON
Vincent van Gogh and an unexpected love story Nicholas Wright
14 August – 5 September 8pm Thursdays – Saturdays, 2pm Sundays
Cnr Simpson & Doongalla Rd., The Basin
www.thebasintheatre.org.au  1300 784 668

Lilydale Athenæum Theatre Company – THIS WAY UP
Elizabeth Coleman’ s fast paced Australian comedy of love gone wrong
20 August – 5 Sept.  8pm Wednesday – Saturday, 2pm Sundays & Sat 5/9
Lilydale Athenæum Theatre, 39 – 41 Castella St,, Lilydale
www.lilydaletc.com   9735 1777  * VDL Awards Entry *

Mordialloc Theatre Company – VISITORS
Sharply funny love story taking a haunting look at how our lives slip past us
28 August – 12 Sept.  8pm Thursday – Saturday, 2:30 Sundays & Sat 5/9
Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd., Parkdale   * VDL Awards Entry *
www.mordialloctheatre.com  9587 5141

Malvern Theatre Company – THE FLICK
Comedy with three employees in a run-down Massachusetts cinema
28 August – 12 Sept. 8:15 Wed. – Saturday, 2pm Sat 29/8, Sun 6, Sat 12/9
29a Burke Rd, East Malvern
www.malverntheatre.com.au  1300 131 552

Shepparton Theatre Arts Group – NOISES OFF
Cry with laughter and cringe with delight as you witness a company fray and fall apart in this very theatrical farce.
4 – 6 September   Riverlinks Westside, Cnr. Echuca Rd. & Homewood Dr, Mooroopna
stagtheatre.com  * VDL Awards Entry *

MOARTZ – Title yet to be decided
4 – 12 September
Monash Hall, 4A Reserve Street, Yallourn North
www.moartz.com   0438 579 987 or 5127 6514    * VDL Awards Entry *

Brighton Theatre Company – CHANCERS
Fast & furious comedy on the lengths we go to with our backs against the wall
4 – 19 September  8pm Wednesday – Saturday  2:15 Sundays & Sat 12/9
Bayside Cultural Centre, Carpenter St., Brighton    * VDL Awards Entry *
http://www.brightontheatre.com.au   1300 752 126

Heidelberg Theatre Company – THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
Startling story of family dysfunction and abuse in the Irish countryside
4 – 19 Sept. 8pm Wednesday – Saturday, 2pm Sundays & 2nd Saturday
36 Turnham Ave, Rosanna
www.htc.org.au  9457 4117

Eighteen Twelve Theatre & Redfox3 – LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
From Tony Award winning writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child comes the story of a lonely boy from a broken home and longing for friendship
4 – 19 September Lowe Auditorium @ 1812, 3 Rose St., Upper Ferntree Gully
www.1812theatre.com.au  9758 3964

Eltham Little Theatre – THE LONG ROAD – by Shelagh Stephenson
A family struggles to find meaning & forgiveness after their teenage son is fatally stabbed in a random attack
4 – 19  September  Eltham Performing Arts Centre, Main Rd Research
www.elthamlittletheatre.org.au  9437 1574

Powderkeg Players – THE PILLOWMAN by Martin McDonaugh
The story of a writer of short stories that often depict violence against children, who has been arrested because some of his stories resemble recent child murders
5 – ? September  Dempster Park Hall, 82 Phoenix St, North Sunshine
powderkegplayers.com  0407 802 165

Williamstown Little Theatre – THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
Oscar Wilde’s famous ’trivial comedy for serious people’
9 – 26 September  8:15 Tuesdays to Saturdays 2pm Sundays
2- 4 Albert Street, Williamstown
www.wlt.org.au  9885 9678

Essendon Theatre Company – DEATH OF A SALESMAN
A classic of the American stage by Arthur Miller
10 – 19 September   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

Fourth Wall Theatre Company – THE REVLON GIRL
Grief, hope, guilt and makeup
10 – 19 September  Chapel Off Chapel

Geelong Repertory Theatre Company  METAMORPHOSIS
Steve Berkoff’s adaptation of Franz Kafka’s absurdist masterpiece of a man suddenly changed into an insect
11 – 26 September  7:30 – 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26  2pm Sundays
Woodbin Theatre, 15 Coronation St., Geelong West   * VDL Awards Entry *
www.geelongrep.com.au    Bookings: www.gpac.org.au  5225 1200

Watch This Productions – INTO THE WOODS   Stephen Sondheim musical
Set in a small village fringed by a vast forest & a collection of familiar fairy-tale characters wrestling with unknown curses, untold desires & unnamed danger
16 – 26 Sept. 7:30 Wednesday – Saturday, 1:30 Saturdays, 6pm Tues 22/9
Meat Market – Flat Floor Pavilion, Blackwood St. (cnr. Tyrone St., North Melbourne
watchthis.net.au/productions.php   9262 6555

Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria THE YEOMAN OF THE GUARD
Set in the time of Henry VIII, the hero Colonel Fairfax is to be beheaded, on a trumped up charge of witchcraft. How can he be saved?
17 – 19 September   8pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, also 2pm Saturday
Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins Street Melbourne
gsov.org.au    0490 465 009

Ballarat National Theatre – MEDEA Ancient Greek classic
Having deceived her father and killed her brother to help her husband Jason win the Golden Fleece, Medea now finds herself betrayed by him in favour of a new union with the King’s daughter. But hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
28 Sept. – 5 Oct.
8pm Sat 28/9, Tues – Sat 5 /10  2pm Sun 29/9 & Sat 5/10
www.bnt.org.au

Leongatha Lyric Theatre – LADIES IN BLACK – Set in 1950s Sydney where a bookish schoolgirl gets a holiday job in an exclusive women’s clothing store
2 – 11 October   Mesley Hall, Leongatha
www.lyrictheatre.net.au   0490 525 482

MLOC Productions – SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
A fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza bringing to life all your favourite Dr Seuss characters including Horton the Elephant & The Cat in the Hat
9 – 17 October (Rescheduled from May)
Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkers Road, Parkdale
mloc.org.au

Encore Theatre – LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR
Inspired by Neil Simon’s time as a young staff writer on Sid Caesar’s TV show
9 –  24 October  8pm Fridays, Saturdays & Thursday 22  2:15 Sundays & Sat, 24
Clayton Community Centre Theatrette, Cooke St., Clayton
www.encoretheatre.com.au  1300 739 099   * VDL Awards Entry *

Gemco Players Community Theatre – THE 39 STEPS
Hilarity ensues when there is a shortage of actors
9 – 24 October 8pm Fridays & Saturdays  2pm Sundays
19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald
www.gemcoplayers.org   5968 2844

CLOC Music Theatre – MAMMA MIA!  Sunshine & Abba’a music
Replacing Jersey Boys postponed to 2021
9 – 24 October   National Theatre, 20 Carlisle Street, St Kilda
cloc.org.au  1300 362 547

OSMaD (Old Scotch Music and Drama) – THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
Based on the novel set in England & France during the French Revolution
15 – 22 October   Geoffrey McComas Theatre, Scotch College, Hawthorn
www.osmad.com.au

Babirra Music Theatre – MAMMA MIA!
Replacing A Funny Thing Happenedonthe Way to the Forum
15 – 23 October  Note Thursday 15 – Friday 23 October
Karralyka Centre, Mines Rd., Ringwood
babirra.org.au  9262 6555

Catprint Theatre Company – BLITHE SPIRIT by Noel Coward
A skeptical novelist invites a self-proclaimed medium to his home for a séance, hoping to gather material for a new book . . .
16 – 18 October 7:30 Friday& Saturday  2pm Sunday
Arts Centre, 3409 Warburton Highway, Warburton

Fab Nobs Theatre – SWEENEY TODD – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
24 October – 5 November   The Fab Factory, 33 Industry Place, Bayswater
fabnobstheatre.com.au  0499 442 839