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The Beast

By Eddie Perfect

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.

But the laws of nature are often brutal, as is the gruesome task the friends are faced with when they must slaughter a young cow! What happens next will shock and horrify, as some startling truths begin to reveal themselves as utter carnage unfolds on stage.

Commissioned and premiered by the Melbourne Theatre Company in 2013, this is a razor sharp, modern black comedy written for a uniquely Melbourne audience. Full of references everyone including the hipster-elite among us will no doubt understand, The Beast will rip your notions of morality to shreds with it’s hilarious rant on urban culture, organic lifestyles and infidelity.

WARNING: No living creatures are harmed during the performances, however there will be high levels of graphic violence and stage blood, so proceed with caution!


Rob Lloyd as ROB
James Antonas as SIMON
Julia Lambert as MARGE
Ben Mitchell as THE SKIPPER
Caitlin Yolland as GEN
Div Collins as BAIRD

Beast (2) final flyer from Kate

All For Peter Pan

by Stephen Andrews

Directed by Gemma Francis

Powderkeg Youth Theatre proudly presents All for Peter Pan.

Come along to what will be a series of fun afternoons that will take you back to your childhood. Share the thrill of live performance with your favourite young ones by bringing them along.

Most importantly, support the future generation of actors who bravely grace the Powderkeg stage like many before them.

all peter pan poster


A Conversation

By David Williamson

Directed by Lee Cook

Season: 5-20 October 2018

Jack Manning, a community conference convenor, has brought together the family of a rape and murder victim and the family of the perpetrator with the hopes that the discussion will give both families the chance to grieve openly and help the healing process for both families to begin.

A Conversation is a realistic, emotionally charged and hard-hitting play by David Williamson that peeks in on the community conference process and delves into the horror, destruction and unspeakable pain that the crimes of rape and murder wreak on people’s lives. The play pulls no punches with its material as it explores the impact of the crime on both families and questions what conditions in someone’s life give rise to such a heinous action and, when all is said and done, whether those conditions even matter at all.


One Act Play Season – Slut & The Adam/Eve Protocol

Season: 29-30 June 2018
Cast: Casey Bohan, Reschelle O’Connor, Julia Lambert, Malaynee Hayden and Jaclyn Lombardo.

This June, Powderkeg Players presents two one act plays for two nights only.

Patricia Cornelius’s Slut is an edgy, raw and provocative play that examines the part women play in slut-shaming. Slut follows the central character, Lolita, and a chorus of young women who watch her rise and final devastating fall. Directed by the award winning Natasha Boyd, Slut will tour Victoria as part of the One Act Play Festival circuit.

Second feature is the premier of The Adam/Eve Protocol, written and directed by longtime Powderkeg friend Donna Prince. Adam/Eve explores the human condition of relevance in the context of an uncertain future.

Slut by pat

Agnes of God

Season: 4-12 May 2018
Directed by: Drew Mason
Written by: John Pielmeier
Cast: Gemma Francis, Veronica Hannebery and Marti Ibrahim

Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, further arousing Livingston’s questions force all three women to re-examine the meaning of faith.

An amateur production by arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Flyer Final Agnes of God

History of Shows:

2017 – (Last year of Sunshine Community Theatre)

Breakfast With The Bears (Youth Theatre)

Veronica’s Room


Once Upon a Rhyme (Youth Theatre)

Mad Forest

Wake Me Up Before You Burgle

2015 –

Firehouse Zoo (Youth Theatre)

Ruben Guthrie

C U Next Tuesday

2014 –

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Youth Theatre)

Shh…Don’t Tell the Bride

Family Spirit

2013 –

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of the Black Forest (Youth Theatre)

And The Big Men Fly!

Boston Marriage

Wait Until Dark

2012 –

Jen and the Magic Mud (Youth Theatre)

There’s More to Life than Money and Sex

Dirty Bird

Breathing Corpes

2012 –

High Seas (Youth Theatre)

The Tank

The Importance of Being Earnest


2011 –

Fluffy’s Christmas (Youth Theatre)

Secret Bridesmaid’s Business

2010 –


Bad Year For Tomatoes

2009 –


Perfect Pitch

2008 –


Relatively Speaking

2007 –

Key For Two

2006 –

Absurd Person Singular


2005 –

Robin Hood (Youth Theatre)

2003 –

Only an Orphan Girl


2002 –

A Bed Full of Foreigners

Cindy Rella

2001 – (Moved to Dempster Park Hall, North Sunshine)

Little Red Riding Hood


2000 –

The Club

1998 – (The Tin Shed, St. Albans)

James and the Giant Peach

1997 – (Last year at the old Powderkeg Playhouse)

On A Golden Pong


The Farndale Avenue Estate Townspeople’s Guild Society Murder Mystery

Post Horn Gallop

Jack and the Beanstalk (Youth Theatre)

1996 –

Mixed Doubles

Agnes of God

Plaza Suite

Man Alive

Snow Black and the Seven Dorks (Youth Theatre)

1995 –


Blithe Spirit

Steel Magnolias

East Lynne

Sleeping Beauty (Youth Theatre)

1994 –

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Doll’s House

Trap For A Lonely Man


Little Red Riding Hood (Youth Theatre)


The Crucible

Run For Your Wife

Golden Legion of Cleaning Women

A Night At the theatre

Peter Pan (Youth Thetare)


My Three Angels

Don’t Just Lie There

2 One Act Plays – Spiders, Chamber Music

Arsenic and Old Lace

Rudolf Saves Christmas (Youth Theatre)


Ghost Train

Daisy Pulls It Off

The Late Mrs Early,

Cindy Rella Wises (Youth Theatre)

1990 –

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