Feb 10 - March 4 2023
The Wind in the Willows
What begins as a peaceful summer on the River is soon disrupted by Toad and his obsession with motorcars. After crashing several cars, he then steals one and lands himself in jail. His friends Mole, Badger, and Water Rat make every effort to protect Toad’s residence, Toad Hall, but are instead ousted by the Ferrets and Weasels of the Wild Wood. Will Toad escape from jail and regain Toad Hall? Will he learn a lesson about his boastful and impetuous ways? A spirited adaptation of a timeless classic.
28 April - 13 May 2023
Through These Lines
From Gallipoli to the Western Front – Australia’s trained nurses were there. Follow Sister Florence Whiting on her 4 year journey, from departure on the troopship Kyarra to tours of duty in Egypt, Lemnos and France. Flo and her fellow nursing sisters are outnumbered and out of their element, their skill dismissed by senior officers. Against a backdrop of lantern-lit wards, bright Mediterranean skies and busy, muddy fields, we see Flo fight to find her place. Based on meticulous research, Through These Lines is an honest account of women in war. There is humour, anger, hope, sadness and frustration. But most of all there is courage – Flo sees her task through to the end.
7 July - 23 July 2023
Much Ado About Nothing
Count Claudio falls in love with Hero, the daughter of his host. Hero’s cousin Beatrice (a confirmed spinster) and Benedict (an eternal bachelor) are each duped into believing the other is in love with them. Claudio is deceived by a malicious plot and denounces Hero as unchaste before they marry. She faints and is believed dead, but recovers to be proved innocent by a chance discovery. Benedict wins Beatrice’s love defending her cousin’s honour, and to his surprise, Claudio is reunited with Hero, who he believed dead.
8 - 16 September 2023
2023 One-Act Season
ONE LANE BRIDGE - Written by Steven Gregg Directed by AJ Giltrow | WICKIE ON THE WIND - Written and Directed by Chris McRae | TOO MANY DAUGHTERS - Written by Claire Epstein Directed by Taneal Thompson
1 - 16 December 2023
Once Upon A Pantomime
Based on the stories of the Brothers Grimm. Featuring characters from Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretal, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella and the Brave Little Tailor. Three particularly unpleasant witches, together with Rumpelstiltskin plan to remove all of the princes from Fairyland so that there will be no-one to stop them in their bid to rule the Kingdom. They are foiled by Dame Rosy Parker (nosy to her friends) and the comedy duo Timmy Tailor and Tommy Tinker.