The first production for Arts Theatre Cronulla for 2019 is A Bunch of Amateurs, a comedy by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman packed with comic dialogue and plenty of twists and turns.
Facing the loss of their community theatre, a local amateur dramatic group in the sleepy Suffolk village of Stratford St John decides that their only hope of ensuring vital sponsorship and attracting a large audience is to cast a celebrity in their final production, King Lear.
Sydney’s Genesian Theatre has announced an all-female cast for its forthcoming tribute to the late playwright and lyricist, Nick Enright – Enright On The Night.
Enright On The Night is devised by David Mitchell and Melvyn Morrow. The pair were actually introduced to each other by Enright and have devised the show especially for the Genesian Theatre, where Enright made his debut at the tender age of 21.
Every year it seems that the hot new show on community theatre stages across Australia is the latest Broadway or West End blockbuster released for amateur performance.
While 2019 is set to be no exception, with Kinky Boots strutting its stuff around the country, allowing performers to give expression to their inner drag queens, Australian musical Ladies in Black is giving the imported blockbuster a run its their money.
TWO strong ladies feature in two strong plays for the first season of 2019 at Stirling Theatre (WA).
Presented under the banner of “Grace and Willpower”, The Greening of Grace is about a woman who changes her politics after traumatic life events while Lady Willpower is a gentle comedy of bad manners, deceit and a battle of siblings over a £30 million estate.
A MOVING and sometimes confronting play from Tim Winton comes to Melville Theatre (WA) during February 2019.
Directed by Kayti Murphy, Shrine is set on WA’s south coast and explores the themes of love, grief and the way those who have passed endure through the memories of the living.
The play tells of a couple struggling to recover from the loss of their son Jack – a year later, all they have left is a scar on a tree next to a roadside shrine and an abundance of unanswered questions.
Lane Cove Theatre Company opens its 2019 season with the comedy The Female of the Species, by Melbourne writer Joanna Murray-Smith. The 2019 season is shaping to be the theatre company’s most ambitious yet! With four mainstage productions – including its annual children’s show – Lane Cove will also present a new Aussie musical, the debut staged reading of a new Australian play… AND its first ever short play festival “In a Nutshell”.