Community Theatre

1960s London Gangster Comedy for Perth

A BLACK comedy about gangsters in London’s East End during the 1960s comes to South Perth’s Old Mill Theatre in May – and it has more twists and turns than a pretzel.

Presented by Maverick Theatre Productions, A Picture of Betrayal is written and directed by Noel O’Neill and explores the day-to-day life of criminals going about their business of thieving, cheating and killing each other.

Spelling Bee Musical at Roleystone

TONY Award-winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is coming to the Armadale District Hall in May 2019.

Presented by Roleystone Theatre (WA) and directed by Stephen Carr, it follows a group of six mid-pubescents as they vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

While openly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their homes, they spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing and pout-inducing bell that signals a spelling mistake. 

Memory Meets Reality in Ten Quid at Stirling Theatre

A STORY of loss, hope, friendship and leaving the past behind add up to Ten Quid, at Stirling Theatre in WA in April / May 2019.

Written by John Grimshaw and directed by Jane Sherwood, it follows the journey of a young man returning to Manchester 40 years after his family originally emigrated to Australia.

Mark’s goal is to honour his brother’s wish of scattering his ashes over the sacred turf of his beloved football team.

Avenue Q's Tough Streets for Sydney’s North

North Shore Theatre Company (NSTC) brings puppet musical comedy Avenue Q to The Independent Theatre, North Sydney from 26 April to 4 May.

Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q tells the story of a recent college graduate trying to find his way in the world.

Dad and Dave On Stage in WA

STEELE Rudd’s classic Dad and Dave short stories are coming to the Roxy Lane Theatre during March 2019 in the stage production On Our Selection.

Presented by ARENAarts and directed by Peter Nettleton, the play was originally published in 1912 and has been described as Australia’s only successful folk comedy, performed hundreds of times in numerous countries.

“It’s told from the viewpoint of the original Aussie battlers – a family of pioneer subsistence farmers, their friends and acquaintances,” Nettleton said.

Bette, Joan & Marilyn Battle it Out on Stage

Castle Hill Players present Dark Voyager by John Misto at the Pavilion Theatre April 5-27.

Superstar Set to Rock Miranda

Miranda Musical Society presents a new production of the world’s first rock ever musical, Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in March 2019 at Sutherland Entertainment Centre.

A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless musical set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events which are seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. 

Modern-day Merchant

A CONTEMPORARY adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is sure to resonate with modern audiences, in light of today’s far-right extremist groups and recent anti-Semitic attacks in this production in March 2019

Presented by the Graduate Dramatic Society at UWA’s New Fortune Theatre, this version is set in 1938 and directed by Lucy Eyre.

The story follows Portia, heiress to a large fortune and forced into marriage by an unorthodox method, stipulated by her late father.

Where’s Poirot?

Hunters Hill, NSW – Hunters Hill Theatre (HHT) sets sail on their 2019 season with the Agatha Christie classic, Murder on the Nile

2018 CAT Awards

The Canberra Repertory Theatre and So Popera Productions from Wollongong were the big winners at the 2018 Canberra Area Theatre Awards.

Each won six CAT awards at the presentation night, held at the Australian National University’s Llewellyn Hall on February 23, 2019.

Judges travelled to 56 community theatres and schools to assess 86 productions from as far south as Eden to as far west as Dubbo.

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