By Ben Elton
Directed by Ash Weidner
April 16 – May 1 2021
Ben Elton’s wrote the novel and play was sparked by the controversy of Oliver Stone’s Tarantino-scripted film Natural Born Killers over whether watching a violent film can make people commit violent acts.
Elton sets his story in the Hollywood mansion of film director Bruce Delamitri just before and after he wins an Oscar for his film about a young couple who go on a killing spree. However the real-life murderers break into Delamitri’s house on Oscar night and reveal that they are huge fans of his movies and they want the world to know about it.
The Almost Totally True Story of Hansel and Gretel
Directed by Rachael Wrights
November 8-17 2019
Hansel and Gretel is a well-known German fairy tale recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812.
Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister kidnapped by a witch living in a forest in a house constructed of cake, confectionery, candy, and many more treats. The two children escape with their lives by outwitting her…. or so we believe. Exactly what are Hansel and Gretel up to?
Photos by Nicci Duffy
God of Carnage
Directed by Liam Gillespie
Oct 11th – 19th 2019
Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Play, God of Carnage relates an evening in the lives of two New York couples: The Novak’s and the Raleigh’s. Residents of a hip Brooklyn neighbourhood, the Novak’s have invited the Raleigh’s onto home turf (the sitting room of their brownstone terrace, of course!) to discuss a violent playground incident that occurred the day before, between their 11-year-old sons. What follows is an 80-minute display of churlish, childish and disastrous parental carnage, the likes of which resembles all the brutality of a battlefield, rather than the setting of a civilised, or polite grown-up encounter.
CAST: Casey Bohan, Jonathan Best, Seth Kannof & Melanie Rowe
Photography by Shane Anthony, Kadey McIntosh & Liz Astin
After surviving a nasty near-death experience, a group of 30-somethings decide it’s time for a change of scenery, upping stumps to invest in a tree-change. The couples swap the hustle and bustle of inner city Melbourne for the quiet calm of the countryside, to dabble in sustainable produce and dress in farm-chic designer wear on the reg.
DIRECTED BY: Tess Maur
WRITTEN BY: EDDIE PERFECT
Rob Lloyd as ROB
James Antonas as SIMON
Julia Lambert as MARGE
Ben Mitchell as THE SKIPPER
KYLIE RYAN as SUE
Caitlin Yolland as GEN
Div Collins as BAIRD
All For Peter Pan
By Stephen Andrews, Directed by Gemma Francis
November 17-25 2018
Our annual youth theatre show took on the J.M. Barrie classic of the boy who wouldn’t grow old.
“Peter Pan is a boy for no one else. No one not any, but only himself. The years mean nothing without cause, for Peter Pan lives outside these walls.”
Photo’s by Nic Duffy and Stephen Andrews
By David Williamson, Directed by Lee Cook
October 5-20 2018
Would you sit in the same room as the man who murdered your child, let alone have a conversation? This creates fertile ground for drama with anger, loss, confusion and hate all making an appearance.
Will they be able to find a way forward?
Cast: Peter Prenga, Liza Balzar Whitney, Kerry Davis, Terese Maurici, Adrian Valenta, Connor Byrn, Ron Fenton, Kadey McInstosh.
By Patrica Cornelius, directed by Natasha Boyd
Slut was inaugural entry onto the One Act Play Festival circuit around Victoria in 2018. This 45 min play focuses on the central character ‘Lolita’ and a chorus of young women who watch her rise and her final devastating fall.
Slut was tremendous success and won Best Production at the One Act play festivals in Macedon, Dandenong, South Gippsland and Seymour. Runner Up at Anglesea.
Natasha Boyd won Best Director three times.
The cast won a swag of acting and ensemble awards
Cast: Jacki Lombardo, Julia Lambert, Casey Bohan, Reschelle O’Connor, Malaynee Hayden
Photo’s by Shane Anthony Photography
The Adam/Even Protocl
Written and Directed by Donna Prince
The first of our one act plays for 2018 in an original production by Donna Prince. Adam/Eve explores the human condition of relevance in the context of an uncertain future.
Cast: Lee Cook, Kadey McInstosh
Photo’s by Shane Anthony Photography
Agnes Of God by Pielmeier
Directed by Drew Mason
May 4-12 2018
Agnes of God is tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the child was the result of a virgin conception. A psychiatrist and the mother superior of the convent clash during the resulting investigation. The title is a pun on the Latin phrase Agnus Dei (Lamb of God).
Cast: Gemma Francis, Marti Ibrahim, Veronica Hannebery