Community Theatre

Sweeney Todd for Hills

The Hills Musical Society (NSW) will present Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, at the Don Moore Community Centre, Carlingford, for a strictly limited season from November 4, 2011. 

Under Milk Wood at Heidelberg

Heidelberg Theatre Company (Victoria) welcomes you to the magical, surreal, hilarious, charming, witty, delightful, moving and altogether brilliant Dylan Thomas' classic radio play, set in the small Welsh fishing village of LLareggub (spell it backwards and you get some idea of Thomas' mind!).

For HTC, presenting Under Milk Wood as the final production for 2011 is a fitting lead in to the company’s 60th Anniversary Year in 2012. It was first produced by HTC in 1981 in the Rechabite Hall and directed by the late David Ashton.

The Pirates of Concord

Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance is Ashfield Musical Society’s latest production at Concord RSL (NSW).

My-oh me-oh! The Boy From Oz for Perth

THE first Australian musical to ever reach Broadway plays in Floreat, Perth (WA), from November 4 to 26, 2011, with Playlovers’ production of The Boy From Oz.

Written by Nick Enright and directed by Ryan Taaffe and Daniel Burton, it’s a colourful tribute to the life and times of Australian singer-songwriter Peter Allen.

WA Premiere of Agatha Christie Classic

AGATHA Christie’s longest-running play has its WA premiere at Melville Theatre from November 4 to 26, 2011.

The Mousetrap has been playing in London’s West End since 1952 and the rights have only now become available, allowing it to be performed elsewhere.

Five guests are brought together in Monkswell Manor, where someone has a connection to a murder in London – and when someone is subsequently killed after they are snowed in, Sergeant Trotter tries to determine the killer's identity.

Classic Christie Mystery For Devonport

The Devonport Repertory Theatre Society (Tas) will present the classic Agatha Christie mystery And Then There Were None from October 28, 2011.

The Best Little Whorehouse at Catchment

Catchment Players (Vic) presentThe Best Little Whorehouse in Texas from Octoner 21 – 29.

When lies destroy lives: dramatic impact on W.A. stage

A MALICIOUS lie can destroy lives – witness the St Kilda schoolgirl scandal, claims Richard Gere has a bizarre sex life and the urban legend Don’t Worry, Be Happy singer Bobby McFerrin killed himself.

But it’s not just a recent phenomenon, as evidenced in a play from the Judaen Theatre Company (W.A.) this November.

Written in 1934 by Lillian Hellman and directed by Isaac Ellison, The Children’s Hour follows two teachers who are accused by a disgruntled student of having a lesbian relationship.

Chase Me, Comrade! in Wyong

Chase Me, Comrade! is the November production for Wyong Drama Group, on the NSW Central Coast.  The Ray Cooney farce, inspired by the true story of Rudolph Nureyev’s defection to the West in the 1960s, was first performed at The Theatre Royal, Windsor, in 1964 with Cooney playing the lead role of Gerry Buss. During its three-year London run it is alleged that Nureyev himself saw the play several times and laughed as much as the rest of the audience.

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