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2019 Show Season

Bronte

By Polly Teale

Presented by the Second Year Acting Company 

In 1845 Branwell Brontë returns home in disgrace, plagued by his addictions. As he descends into alcoholism and insanity, bringing chaos to the household, his sister write....
Polly Teale’s extraordinary play evokes the real and imagined worlds of the Brontës, as their fictional characters come to haunt their creators.
Director: Ross Hall
Venue:
Post Office Box Theatre, Camp St Campus

Performance dates

Thursday 17 October - 7.30pm
Saturday 19 October – 7.30pm
Sunday 20 October – 2pm
Monday 21 October – 7:30pm

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Ladies in black

Book by Carolyn Burns
Music and lyrics by Tim Finn
Based on the novel The Woman in Black by Madeleine St John


Presented by the Second Year Music Theatre Company

A scrumptious coming of age musical set in the 1950's. Teenager Lisa joins the staff of a fashionable department store while she waits for her exam results. Over a summer that changes her life, she befriends the colourful characters of the women's clothing department. Each is on the precipice of change - facing independence, working for a living and what it means to be a woman.

Director: Tamara Searle
Musical Director: Ana Mitsikas

Venue: Helen Macpherson Smith Theatre, Camp Street Campus

Performance dates

Thursday 24 October - 7.30pm
Saturday 26 October – 7.30pm
Sunday 27 October – 2pm
Monday 28 October – 7:30pm

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Heathers

Book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
By arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Presented by the Third Year Music Theatre Company

Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicised ass - but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

Director: Alister Smith
Musical Director: Martine Wengrow

Venue: Helen Macpherson Smith Theatre, Camp Street Campus

Performance dates

Thursday 3 October – 7.30pm
Friday 4 October – 7.30pm
Saturday 5 October – 2pm
Saturday 5 October – 7.30pm
Thursday 10 October – 7.30pm
Friday 11 October – 7.30pm
Saturday 12 October – 2pm
Saturday 12 October – 7.30pm

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Shane Warne the musical

Book, lyrics and music by Eddie Perfect

Presented by the Second Year Music Theatre Company

Shane Warne: The Musical is a musical comedy by Eddie Perfect based on the life of Australian cricketer Shane Warne. A wild, funny and outrageous musical romp through the life and times of one of the world's greatest cricketers.The show spins us through the bowler's controversy-laden career and roller-coaster personal life set to soul, rock, opera and gospel music.

Director: Casey Gould
Musical Director: Luke Di Somma

Venue: Helen Macpherson Smith Theatre, Camp St Campus

Performance dates

Friday 25 October- 7.30pm
Saturday 26 October - 2pm
Sunday 27 October – 7.30pm
Tuesday 29 October – 7:30pm

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A Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare

Presented by the Third Year Acting Company

Farce: a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterisation and ludicrously improbable situations.
Yep that’s it. Two sets of twins, a wife a sister and a dad condemned to death and heaps of mistaken identity. A ‘comedy’ that speaks to us today about gender, power and the patriarchy.

Director: James Pratt

Venue: Helen Macpherson Smith Theatre, Camp Street Campus

Performance dates

Wednesday 11 September – 7.30pm
Thursday 12 September – 7.30pm
Friday 13 September – 7.30pm
Saturday 14 September – 2pm
Saturday 14 September – 7:30pm
Sunday 15 April - 2pm

Cast list (pdf, 68kb)

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The Northern Lass

By Richard Brome

Presented by the Third Year Acting Company

The Northern Lass by Richard Brome, a play written and first staged in 1638, is a boisterous comedy with music that focuses on the wooing and marriage of four women: Mistress Fitchow, a rich and domineering widow; Constance, the innocent Northern Lass of the title, freshly arrived in the city; Trainwell, who acts as her governess ;and Camitha Holdup, a cunning courtesan who impersonates the Northern Lass. They are wooed by Triedwell, Squelch, Nonsense, Widgeon and Luckless… as these names suggest, there is a little gentle satire about love, and more confusion here than an episode of MAFS.

Director: Kim Durban

Venue: Helen Macpherson Smith Theatre, Camp Street Campus

Performance dates

Wednesday 18 September – 7.30pm
Thursday 19 September – 7.30pm
Friday 20 September – 7.30pm
Saturday 21 September – 2pm
Saturday 21 September – 7:30pm
Sunday 22 April- 2pm

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Twelve Angry Jurors

By Reginald Rose
Adapted by Sherman L. Sergel

Presented by the Second Year Acting Company

A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. Twelve jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case - until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts.

Director: Peta Hanrahan

Venue: Post Office Box Theatre, Camp Street Campus

Performance dates

Friday 18 October- 7.30pm
Saturday 19 October - 2pm
Sunday 20 October – 7.30pm
Tuesday 22 October – 7:30pm

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Showcase 2019

Presented by the Third Year Acting and Music Theatre Companies

Artistic team: Anthony Crowley, Kim Durban, Teresa Colantuono, Shanon Whitelock

Venue: Post Office Box Theatre, Camp Street Campus

Performance dates

Acting Company
Thursday 7 November – 7.30pm
Friday 8 November – 7.30pm
Saturday 9 November – 7.30pm

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Music Theatre Company
Thursday 7 November – 9pm
Friday 8 November – 9pm
Saturday 9 November – 9pm

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