Welcome to Powderkeg

Our children’s pantomime for winter 2022 is the classic Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.
Come and join us as children and their parents perform this literary classic about Wilbur the pig and his friend, the young girl Fern. Fern pleads with her father to save Wilbur from the dinner table, but it is Wilbur’s new friend Charlotte, a charming spider, who comes to his rescue. With the words she weaves into her web, can Charlotte save Wilbur and convince the adults that he is indeed some pig?


DATES
Friday 12 August 2022 – Sunday 21 August 2022
LOCATION
Dempster Park Hall
82 Phoenix Street, North Sunshine Vic 3020

 

 
 

 

 

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23rd Victorian Drama League Awards held on Sunday 24th November 2019

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Highlights from Powderkeg Players The Beast by Eddie Perfect direct by Tess Maurici

🎖Adjudicators Award to Donna and David Prince for creation of the cow
🥈Silver Award to Tess Maurici and Carol Own for best properties
🏆 Winner Ben Mitchell best actor in a minor role
🎈Nomination Caitlyn Yolland best actress in a minor role
🎈Nomination Kylie Ryan best actress in a leading role
🎈Nomination James Antonas best actor in a leading role
🏅Nomination Tess Maurici Best director in a Comedy
🐄 Nomination Powderkeg Players best production of a comedy
🙌Congratulations to all who won awards and nominations!

 

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Who are we?

President: Stephen Andrews

Secretary: Gemma Francis

Contact: powderkegplayers@gmail.com

Location:  Dempster Park Hall 82 Phoenix Street North Sunshine

Born in Melbourne’s west, the Powderkeg Players date back to the 70s and 80s where they staged several plays a year to a packed audience. We began life as the Dear Park Drama Group after a group of parents and teachers put on a Christmas production at Deer Park Primary school in 1971.  The play was so well received that the group negotiated a lease with the Commonwealth Department of Supply on the Albion Explosive Factory on Station Road. With a small grant from the Sunshine City Council, the group turned the empty hall into the Powderkeg Playhouse and their home.

Powderkeg Players acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.

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