coming productions

All Abilities Concert

3rd September 2022

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You won't experience a more inspirational or heartfelt concert than this! Featuring a combination of individual items and group performances, this concert gives people with disability (and their carers and support networks) the opportunity to experience what it's like to be a theatre star and shine on stage, in their own unique way. There will be performers from around the district, joined by their city friends from Twinkle Star Dance Studio.


Funded by the Department of Social Services Social and Community Participation Stream.

Bandtunes

16th September 2022

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An evening of fantastic big band tunes, featuring some modern hits and a few surprise performances. Band members hail from far and wide and will be a night to remember. 

Bushies and Battlers

24th and 25th September 2022

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Let’s turn back the clock and celebrate our Aussie history in poetry, song and (lots of) drama!

  • ‘The Rehearsal’ is a hilarious (and extremely melodramatic) one-act play written by local Lyn Townsend. Set in the Naked Northparkes Saloon in the glorious goldfields of Goonumbla, as the title would indicate, ‘The Rehearsal’ centres around a diabolically disastrous rehearsal that every director hopes they never experience!

 

  • The Anzac on the wall – written by Jim Brown. A chance discovery of a forgotten photo in a small town - a story unfolds of duty, love and loss. The Anzac on the wall will be recited and dramatized on stage.

 

  • And the band played Waltzing Matilda somewhere over in Iraq – uniquely weaving poetry and song in an inspirational and affecting stage masterpiece.

 

  • Collection of Aussie bush ballads such as Click go the shears, Bound for South Australia and Home among the gum trees.

Parts I'd Never Play

8th and 9th October 2022

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An evening of musical numbers and short scenes where our performers get the chance to take on the parts they'd never usually  get to play. Whether it's an adult taking on Annie, a group of men doing the Cell Block Tango or simply doing a scene or song from a musical our society hasn't had a chance to perform, this extravaganza provides the opportunity for everyone to Defy Gravity or Fiddle on the Roof.

Women of Wit

5th and 6th November 2022

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Women of Wit features three, one-act plays.

The Sequel: Have you ever wondered what happens in a romantic story after the curtain closes or after the credits? Do they marry and live happily ever after? Discover what might happen next in this comedic scenario.

A Matter of Husbands: A young earnest woman is convinced her husband is cheating on her and confronts the ‘other woman’, who happens to be a famous and talented actress.

The Husband Murderers Support Group: A one act, two murders, three women comedy! A group of long suffering wives meet weekly to help each other quell their desires to murder their dull, obsessive or cheating husbands. A fun, rollicking farce, this very contemporary Australian comedy proves the old adage – cunning trumps stunning every time!

The See-Saw Tree

18th - 20th November 2022

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What happens when a local Parish Council decides to cut down an old tree to build a children’s playground? Find out how some brave and cheeky animals confront ‘The Big Ones’, in this fun warm-hearted one-act junior play performed by the stars of the future. 

R.O.A.M If You Want To

2nd - 4th December 2022

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The term “DRAG” is said to originate from Shakespeare times as the shorthand for “Dressed Resembling A Girl", when male theatrical actors would play female roles. In these two well-known Shakespeare plays (shortened, with modern translations), women “Robe As Man” to get through some tricky situations.

Carols By Theatrelight

17th December 2022

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You’ve heard of Carols by candlelight? Well, this is Carols by theatrelight! The Society will deliver a curated concert of Christmas themed carols and skits performed by a choir and selected groups and individuals. If you love to sing and would like to be involved in our Christmas concert, register your interest by 1st November.