Community Theatre

The Book of Everything at Cronulla

The Arts Theatre Cronulla is staging The Book of Everything until September 3, 2022. Described as a small book about the big things in life that really matter, the play is based on the writings of young Thomas Klopper, a boy living in Amsterdam just after World War 2. 

Priscilla is Headed for Rockdale

Image: Cast members Luke Lynch, Brad Clarke and Sage McAteer rehearse a scene from Priscilla Queen of the Desert

The Pitman Painters

During August, Adelaide’s Therry Theatre is presenting Lee Hall’s play The Pitman Painters, the true story of a remarkable group of men who as miners embark on an educational WEA course and become world famous artists.

Set in the 1930s, the Pitman Painters were a group of men, mainly miners from Ashington in the northeast of England, strive to further their education via a WEA course in art appreciation. A professor from a local university arrives and soon realises that these miners have little if any understanding of art.

Dogfight SA Premiere

Image: Ruby Pinkerton and Gus Robson.

2022 is Adelaide’s St Jude’s Players’ ‘Year of Youth’. Already this seaside community theatre company in Brighton has achieved a strong focus on the creative input of young theatre practitioners. There were fine young actors in St Jude’s first 2022 production, Vincent in Brixton and a young Assistant Director was mentored.

Constellations at Lane Cove Theatre

Constellations, the award-winning play by British writer Nick Payne (Incognito, Wanderlust, The Art of Dying), which has played both in the West End and on Broadway, is the next production of Lane Cove Theatre Company. It plays to the Performance Space at St Aidan’s, Longueville from 19 to 28 August, 2022.

Money and Friends in Noosa

Maria Karambelas reports.

A community theatre on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is blessed with loads of sunshine and the patronage of Australia’s most successful playwright.

David Williamson famously travelled north from Sydney and Melbourne to the Queensland resort town for better weather and fewer distractions.

Not only is David the patron of the Noosa Arts Theatre – which owns the 100 seat theatre which stages plays, musicals and a One Act Play Festival – his NIDA trained sons get involved in productions. 

American Classic at The Pavilion Theatre

Castle Hill Players present Arthur Miller’s All My Sons from 29 July, 2022

The Pavilion Theatre’s 2022 season continues with its fourth offering, presenting All My Sons written by American stage legend Arthur Miller - and directed by Jan Mahoney.

Community Theatre Seasons 2022

Local theatres are preparing to sing, dance and act up a storm in the year ahead.

Following two stop-start years of uncertainty, Community Theatre companies are busily preparing their 2022 seasons, announcing either complete seasons, opening productions or new dates for shows held over from last year.

Go Ape at Koorliny Over Tarzan Musical

A SWINGING musical is beating the drum of family fun during the upcoming July 2022 school holidays. 

Female of the Species at Hunters Hill

Alone in her country cottage Margot Mason, Feminist, writer and fearless academic is trying to write her next life-altering bestseller. Enter Molly an idealist student who is deeply affected by Margot’s writings. A dedicated fan? Not quite ... a wicked comedy that proves that the female of the species is not only deadlier, but funnier than the male! A play on 2022 HSC Curriculum - a must-see for students!