SEASON 2020

The Full Monty

Season 1, 2020: 5 – 21 March

Matinees: Sundays 8 & 15 & Sat 21 March

The Full Monty: A play by Simon Beaufoy
Directed by Katie-Jane Amey

By arrangement with Knight Hall Agency Ltd


The Full Monty is a play by Simon Beaufoy, from his original screenplay for the smash hit 1997 film of the same name. It is about six out-of-work, impoverished steelworkers from Sheffield in England, with nothing to lose, who decide to form a male striptease act in order to gather enough money to get somewhere else in life and for the main character, Gaz, to be able to see his son. As they prepare for the show, working through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. This hilarious and heartfelt production has become one of Britain’s most successful shows. The play features music by Tom Jones, Hot Chocolate and James Brown.

Still Alice

Season 2 2020:  21 May – 6 June

Matinees: Sundays 24 & 31 May & Sat 6 June

Still Alice By Lisa Genova & Christine Mary Dunford

Directed by Alan Burrows

By special arrangement with Origin Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French Inc.

  

Alice Howland is a university professor at the height of her career when she is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Fiercely independent, with a husband and two children, Alice strives to make sense of her changing world as her memory begins to fail. This heartbreaking and hopeful adaptation of the award-winning book by Lisa Genova puts Alice onstage with Herself, providing the audience with an extraordinary window into the experience of living with dementia.

This Way Up

Season 3 2020: 20 August – 5 September

Matinees:  Sundays 23 & 30 Aug. & Sat 5 Sept.

This Way Up By Elizabeth Coleman

Directed by Bob Bramble

By special arrangement with Cameron’s Management

 

This modern, fast paced Australian comedy by the writer of the hilarious and successful play Secret Bridesmaids Business, delivers comedy with a true heart. It is about relationships – the absent partner, a guy in love with the wrong girl, a girl in love with the right guy who doesn’t notice she’s alive, and a woman who wants her absent partner to give up his day job. Elizabeth Coleman first came to attention with her dark comedy It’s My Party (And I’ll Die If I Want To), which premiered at the 1993 Melbourne Comedy Festival. In 1999 Elizabeth’s next play, Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, broke box office records in Melbourne before embarking on a triumphant national tour in 2000 and being adapted into a telemovie. Elizabeth’s comedy about love gone wrong, This Way Up, premiered in Melbourne in 2001. Elizabeth has also written many screenplays for television, most recently Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

Witness for the Prosecution

Season 4, 2020: 12 – 28 November

Matinees: Sundays 15 & 22 & Sat 28 Nov.

Witness for the Prosecution
By Agatha Christie

 

Directed by Susan Rundle
By special arrangement with Origin Theatrical
on behalf of Samuel French Inc.


Witness for the Prosecution, which was adapted by Christie in 1953 from her 1925 short story, has since been much adapted for screens big and small. This is easily Christie’s most ingenious and accomplished play. The case against Leonard Vole, a young opportunist, seems overwhelming: he astutely befriended the rich old lady who was the victim, inherited all her money and on the night of the crime was seen with blood on his clothes. Yet when his German refugee wife turns against him, refuses to support his alibi and is revealed to have a shadily duplicitous past, you begin to wonder if there is a plot to victimise Vole. The stakes are high. Will Vole survive the shocking witness testimony? Will he be able to convince the jury and you of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose? This suspenseful thriller keeps audiences guessing until the very end.

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Performance Dates

Blue=Evening performance, 7.30pm refreshments

8.00pm start.
Green=Matinee performance,
1.30pm refreshments, 2.00pm start 
Red=Both Matinee and Evening performance this day, at times shown above.

Blue=Evening performance, 7.30pm refreshments

8.00pm start.
Green=Matinee performance, 1.30pm refreshments

 2.00pm start 
Red=Both Matinee and Evening performance this day, at times shown above.

Blue=Evening performance, 7.30pm refreshments

8.00pm start.
Green=Matinee performance, 
1.30pm refreshments

2.00pm start 
Red=Both Matinee and Evening performance this day, at times shown above.

Blue=Evening performance, 7.30pm refreshments

8.00pm start.
Green=Matinee performance, 
1.30pm refreshments

2.00pm start 
Red=Both Matinee and Evening performance this day, at times shown above.

Address

39-41 Castella St, Lilydale VIC 3140

Postal Address

PO BOX 393, Lilydale VIC 3140

Theatre Office Hours are 10am-2pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Evening performances,

7.45pm refreshments, 8.15pm start.

(FROM 2020 Shows will  be 7.30, 8.00pm) 


Matinee performances,

1.45pm refreshments, 2.15pm start

(FROM 2020 Shows will be 1.30, 2.00 pm)

Credit Card Facilities Available

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