Valued by artists and audiences alike for over 30 years, Midnite is treasured for its continued commitment for those seeking to explore beyond the limits of drama at Christ Church Grammar School.
The 2018 season celebrates a ‘time for magic’ with six magical productions. The first of which will be performed by the The Midnite Youth Theatre Company’s during its UK tour in January.
From 15 to 17 February, the company presents The Lab Rat. Written by Rhiannon Peterson and commissioned by The Midnite Youth Theatre Company, The Lab Rat explores the inquisitive world of Frances as she finds herself pushing a button every one hundred and forty four seconds. The lab rats find themselves falling through a bizarre collection of administered stimuli and coincidences as they bicker amongst themselves and wonder what is on the outside. This production will be held at the Christ Church Grammar School Drama Centre.
Masquerade is the second magical production, exploring the love between a parent and child. Staged at Christ Church Grammar School’s Drama Centre 16 to 19 May, and written by Kate Mulvaney, Masquerade delves into the wondrous world of bumbling Jack Hare as he races against time to deliver a message of love from the moon to the sun.
In August, the Regal Theatre is the venue for the production of Big Fish. Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish is about Edward Bloom, a travelling salesman who lives life to the full.. and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. Big Fish runs from 16 to 18 August.
This hysterical adventure of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is set in the ancient city of old Baghdad and will be played between 17 to 19 September at Christ Church Grammar School’s Drama Centre. The story centres around Ali Baba and his discovery of the hidden ‘Cave of Wonders,’ secret hideout of Balthazar Bongo and his bumbling bandits.
From 31 October to 3 November, Peter Pan fulfils his promise to ‘never grow up’ as he lives a life full of dreams, imagination and adventure! J.M. Barrie’s much loved tale takes flight when Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow during a visit to London. Peter Pan is a play-date of the very best kind of magic, mischief and make-believe, and will be played at the School’s Drama Centre.
The 2018 season concludes with the production of Into the Woods at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia from 28 November to 1 December. Music written by Stephen Sondheim and lyrics by James Lapine, this witty and wildly theatrical production brings together a talented ensemble of 18 to 25-year-old emerging performers, featuring dazzling songs like Children Will Listen, Agony and No One Is Alone.
The Midnite Youth Theatre Company looks forward to spreading its magic throughout the 2018 season.
For further information: midnite.ccgs.wa.edu.au