Community Theatre

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE… AT LIVERPOOL

When the cast and crew of Liverpool Performing Arts Ensemble’s production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It take the stage at the Casula Powerhouse in March, they will be treading the same boards where 4 years previously Bell Shakespeare Company performed the same play for the Casula Powerhouse Theatres’ pioneer season in 2008.

Water Child: Local Play Premieres at Newcastle Theatre

How late is too late to start a family? When is it time to say ‘enough’?

Water Child, a new Australian play by CONDA and Music Theatre Guild of Victoria Award winning actor Emma Wood, which premieres at Newcastle Theatre Company from March 3, explores these controversial questions and more.

A drama with comic touches, the play examines issues surrounding one couple’s desire to start a family later in life, including miscarriage, relationship and wider family tensions.

Thriller for Frankston

Frankston Theatre Group (Vic.) presents thriller Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott from March 2, 2012.

A recently blinded woman isterrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin stuffeddoll they believe is in her apartment - a Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense toanother as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping finalscene. Wait Until Dark  was seen on the big screen in the 1960s featuring Audrey Hepburn.

Cosi: Music, Madness and Laughter in Chatswood

Epicentre Theatre Company presents the Cosi by Louis Nowra at Chatswood’s Zenith Theatre (NSW) from March 23, 2012.

Cosi was written for the stage in 1992 by Aussie playwright Louis Nowra (Sunrise, Capricornia, The Marvelous Boy, Inside the Island, Radiance, The Precious Woman). His screen adaptation later became a feature film starring Barry Otto, Toni Collette and Ben Mendelsohn.

39 Steps at Fremantle

HARBOUR Theatre’s first production of 2012 is The 39 Steps, adapted from the Alfred Hitchcock film and John Buchan novel of the same name.

Set before the onset of World War II, the play calls for the entirety 1935 Hitchcock film to be performed nearly verbatim onstage – but with a limited cast.

Witches of Eastwick Get Ready to Fly at MLOC

Rehearsals are well under way for MLOC’s June production of The Witches of Eastwick.

Director Jane Court notes that there are great roles in the show for all ages, ranging from the Little Girl, played by twelve year old Lily Nicolson, to the more mature lead male role of Darryl Van Horne. The abundant female roles, including four main leads and five minor roles, have attracted many strong women performers.

Canberra Area Theatre Awards

The Canberra Area Theatre Awards were a spectacular success in 2012.  It was a night filled with tight and terrific entertainment. And this year everyone got out by 11pm – Bravo.

The Canberra Repertory Theatre was the big winner taking out five awards. Its most celebrated production was The Pig Iron People.

One of the Actors said in his acceptance speech that it was so good he wished he’d seen it.

The Orange Theatre Company was honoured for its productions of both plays and musicals.

WA Premiere: Boston Marriage by David Mamet

A PLAY from award-winning US playwright David Mamet will have its WA Premiere from April 13, 2012 at Roleystone Theatre.

Directed by Eliot McCann, Boston Marriage focuses on two women living together at the turn of the 20th century,on the fringes of upper-class society.

Their intimate relationship hits troubled waters and both tussle for the upper hand as one becomes a wealthy man’s mistress and the other becomes infatuated with a young girl.

The Mousetrap set for Strathmore

STAG (Strathmore, Victoria) commemorates the 60th Anniversary of Agatha Christie’s mystery The Mousetrap with a production directed by Drew Mason. The Mousetrap will be presented at the Strathmore Community Hall from March 1 to 10.

Three Blind Mice, See How They Die!

The longest running 'whodunit' in the world, The Mousetrap, is now about to be presented in Strathmore.

Feathers to Fly on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Flying Feathers, a risqué farce written by Derek Benfield and directed by the Sunshine Coast’s award winning Nancy Kinmond, will be presented Coolum Theatre Players on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from March 23.

It is set in England at the country house of Bernard who has gone to live in a religious community in Scotland.  In his absence, a new housekeeper has used her initiative in a creative way, resulting in hilarious confusion when Bernard’s brother Henry, a Chief Constable, arrives unannounced with his sister Sarah.