Club Clocktower is inspired by the Clocktower’s newly restored 1898 Bechstein grand piano and will take place one Friday evening per month. Within the intimate setting of the Clocktower Café, each show will feature a different artist performing jazz and cabaret style music, adding to the already diverse lineup of performances offered at the Clocktower Centre. Wine and cheese platters will be available to order from the bar, along with a signature ‘clocktail’ to enhance the experience for patrons.
Prices: $25 per person, $20 for Clocktower subscribers
Club Clocktower is set up as tables for two people. If you require a table for more than two people (or for one), please call us on 9243 9191 or email [email protected] to assist with your booking.
by Roger Hall
Directed by Div Collins
Audition Enquiries Contact
Copies of the script can be obtained by contacting the director via [email protected] or 0423 505 980.
Audition Dates & Times
Sunday 5 September at 2pm & Monday 6 September at 7pm
Factory 8/417-419 Warrigal Rd, Cheltenham
November 12, 13, 14*, 18, 19, 20**, 20, 21*, 25, 26, 27
**Saturday matinee 2.30 pm, *Sunday matinees 2.30 pm
Evenings: 8 pm
Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Rd, Parkdale
It’s 2007 and guidebook in hand, recently retired librarians Alison and Adrian are excitedly embarking on their long-awaited, carefully saved for and meticulously planned trip of a lifetime to Italy. But when their best friends pull out at the last minute, they find themselves sharing their precious holiday with their new neighbours, Harry and his second (but not trophy!) wife, Judy.
As these delightfully mismatched couples valiantly negotiate late flights, missed bookings, changed plans and Rome’s infamous Ring Road, it’s not just the Italians the intrepid travellers have to deal with – it’s also each other in this highly entertaining comedy.
Adrian (40s-50s). Recently retired university librarian. He is reserved and repressed, but also intelligent and self-deprecating. Adrian tells the story of the play directly to the audience.
Alison (40s-50s). Adrian’s wife, also a former librarian. Alison is disappointed in what life has thrown at her, which is partly why she over-organises so much of her life. She is determined for their holiday to go according to her itinerary, which leads to all sorts of tension and conflict.
Harry (40s-50s). Retired businessman. Jovial, outspoken, and unashamedly right-wing. Harry loves enjoying the spoils his hard work has provided. He’s energetic, flirty, and finds it hard to admit when he’s at fault.
Judy (40s). Harry’s second, younger (but not by too much), wife. Outgoing and confident, Judy genuinely loves Harry. She’s warm and friendly but isn’t afraid to defend herself if pushed.
Italian Male and Female (30s-40s). There are multiple supporting characters to be played throughout the show. Some are silent, others have lines (either speaking Italian or English with different Italian accents (alters based on age and background), but all are amusing and present an excellent physical and vocal challenge.
Accents: Both couples are from Australia, so no accents for them are required. The Italian Male & Female will be required to speak a little Italian as dictated by the script and the remaining English lines with an Italian accent.
Noone has been precast for this production.
Rehearsals are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sundays at times to be discussed and finalised on casting.
Tribes by Nina Raine
The Hartwell Players & Encore Theatre Company are proud to be present Tribes by Nina Raine; March – April 2022.
Billy’s intellectual and proudly eccentric English family is its own tiny empire: private languages, in-jokes and fiery arguments. Billy, deaf since birth, is the only one who truly listens. When he meets his girlfriend Sylvia, he is introduced to a larger Deaf community and sign language, which sparks a struggle for self-identity and rebellion against his family. Tribes is a sharp, witty and touching story about finding the place where you can be heard and a family that feels like home.
“A smart, lively, and beautifully acted new play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech” – The New York Journal
“The best-written, best-plotted, deepest, most daring, and funniest, new play in recent years.” – Wall Street Journal
The prestigious winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, 2012 New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Best Foreign Play and 2012 Obie Award, Tribes is that rare play that is both truly different and has the potential to affect the way that people view an entire society.
Directed by Paul Wanis, a NAATI qualified Auslan interpreter, whose recent productions include the award-winning Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire to much critical acclaim and Frosted Glass Coffin. Tribes will be presented in both English and Auslan with interpreters present at all shows for what promises to be an innovative and collaborative audience experience.
WHICH TRIBE WILL BILLY CHOOSE?
Performances: Wednesday 16 March 2022 – Saturday 2 April 2022
Location: Encore Theatre, 9-15 Cooke Street, Clayton VIC 3168
Sweet sixteen would’ve been alright. Twenty-four and never been kissed is just sad.
Max is on a mission. She’s turning twenty-five in one week, and she’s desperate to have her first kiss with someone (anyone) before she hits her quarter-life crisis. She’s no longer waiting to pash Romeo, Rapunzel, or the masked musical genius that lives beneath the Paris Opera House. It might end up being Davo from the local, but that’s better than nothing, right?
Seemingly Wholesome Productions presents Pash, created and performed by Olivia McLeod (Alice in Wonderland), with direction by Miranda Middleton (Not Today, Voldemort and the Teenage Hogwarts) and sound design by Samantha Andrew (Baby Bi Bi Bi, No Hat No Play).
Written after a year without intimacy, this monologue is about the phenomenon of first kisses. In a world where a hookup is only a few swipes away, Pash asks why becoming one half of a whole is such a pivotal milestone. Is true love really worth waiting for, and what will Max have to sacrifice to catch up to her peers?
Come with Max as she navigates the murky waters of hookup culture, being an “adult”, and navigating the hellish underground of your early twenties when you feel just a bit… behind.
“McLeod cultivates a beautiful level of intimacy with the audience” – The Dialog
“Calculated commitment and good comic timing” – Night Writes
PASH: Melbourne International Comedy Festival
DATES: 29th March – 3rd April 2022
TIME: 8.30pm (60 mins)
VENUE: The Motley Bauhaus – 118 Elgin Street, Carlton
TICKETS: Full: $27 / Concession: $24 / Preview, Group (6+): $22.00
TO BOOK TICKETS visit https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2022/shows/pash
What will Tom’s plan be, when his number’s up, at the end, in a room, with George – a man on the edge? Has he left a corpse, or merely an unconscious body? Will he drug his victim, thus emulating the method of the late Bobby Shuttleworth, and risk his life in order to leave a life that he despises; or will he kill one more time in order to be free? Leske’s Method was long-listed in the Papatango Playwriting Award out of the Southwark Playhouse in London in 2017.
Thu 28 Apr 2022 – Sun 15 May 2022
24 Crossley Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Umbrella Events in association with Creative Universe is delighted to present the world premiere performances of Driftwood – The Musical.
This epic story has been adapted for the stage by award-winning playwright Jane Bodie, based on the original memoir by
Eva de Jong-Duldig. It features original Music and Arrangements by Anthony Barnhill with Lyrics by Tania de Jong AM and Jane Bodie. It features an all-Jewish cast directed by acclaimed, theatre-maker Gary Abrahams.
Driftwood – The Musical tells the inspirational story of the renowned Austrian/Australian sculptor Karl Duldig and his artist/inventor wife, Slawa Horowitz- Duldig. We follow their lives in pre-war Vienna, Slawa’s ingenious invention of the foldable umbrella, and an incredible chain of events after miraculously escaping the Holocaust and rebuilding their careers as artists in Melbourne. A magical story of art and creativity, survival and perseverance, family, freedom and love.
Director Gary Abrahams
Playwright Jane Bodie
Composer/Musical Director Anthony Barnhill
Concept and Lyrics Tania de Jong AM
We’re delighted to invite you and a guest to attend one of the opening nights (or an alternate performance) of the world premiere season of Driftwood the Musical at Chapel Off Chapel and Alexander Theatre in Melbourne! Please watch the short videos about the epic, inspirational story here.
Driftwood-The Musical is based on Eva de Jong-Duldig’s acclaimed memoir and tells the inspirational story of the renowned Austrian/Australian sculptor Karl Duldig and his artist/inventor wife, Slawa Horowitz-Duldig who invented the foldable umbrella in Vienna in 1929 and miraculously escaped the Holocaust. A magical story of art and creativity, survival and perseverance, family, freedom and love.
Performance Dates & Times
Alexander Theatre (13 – 14 May 2022):
13 May – 1pm and 7:30pm
14 May – 2pm and 7:30pm
Chapel Off Chapel (18 May 2022 – 28 May 2022):
Opening Night – 7:30pm
Wed & Thu – 1pm & 7:30pm
Fri – 7:30pm
Sat & Sun – 2pm & 7:30pm
Alexander Theatre, The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton
Phone: 9905 1111
Chapel Off Chapel,
12 Little Chapel St Prahran, Melbourne
Phone: 8290 7000
Social media handles i.e., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Price range of tickets
$29 – $59
Chapel Off Chapel:
Adult – $59
Concession – $49
Child – $49
Group (6+) – $49
School Group – $29 per student/teacher
It’s Just Too Good To Be True!
Four men…four stories…four seasons…forty years…fifteen top ten songs…five number 1 chart toppers…
42 songs in the top 100…175 million records sold…and a dramatic tale that would be unbelievable if it
were not true.
JERSEY BOYS is the true-life story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks
in New Jersey became Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons – one of the most successful bands in pop
music history. They wrote their own songs, sold 175 million records worldwide, and were inducted
into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for their countless worldwide hits, including Big Girls Don’t Cry,
Sherry, Walk Like A Man, Oh What A Night, Bye Bye Baby, Rag Doll, Working My Way Back to You, My
Eyes Adored You, Who Loves You and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.
Join CLOC as we present this rags-to-riches tale behind the iconic sounds and musical parade of hits by
the legendary Four Seasons, led by the unique soaring voice of Frankie Valli.
Phone Enquiries/Bookings: 1300 362 547
JERSEY BOYS May 13-28 2022
The National Theatre Melbourne, St Kilda
Friday May 13, 8.00pm
Saturday May 14, 8.00pm
Sunday May 15, 2.00pm (Matinee)
Wednesday May 18, 8.00pm
Thursday May 19, 8.00pm
Friday May 20, 8.00pm
Saturday May 21, 8.00pm
Sunday May 22, 2.00pm (Matinee)
Wednesday May 25, 8.00pm
Thursday May 26, 8.00pm
Friday May 27, 8.00pm
Saturday May 28, 8.00pm
Concession & Groups* $56
Child (16 and under) $40
* Group: 15 tickets or more (excluding children)
* Concession:Age Pensions, Seniors Cards, Student
** A mail out fee of $2 per order delivered via Australia Post. No other
Thursday 27 May – 7.30pm
Friday 28 May – 7.30pm
Saturday 29 May – 2.00pm & 7.00pm
(Includes drinks & canapes) – 18+ guests only
The epic tale of broken dreams, passion, and redemption is set against a nation in the throes of revolution.
Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. This true modern classic is based on Victor Hugo’s novel and features one of the most memorable scores of all time.
In nineteenth-century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe that Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter. His worldview is shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean finally attains the peace that he has sought for so long.
Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world.
Now the production returns to Geelong with a new creative team at the helm…
- Fri, 03 Jun 2022- 7:30pm
- Sat, 04 Jun 2022 -1:30pm
- Sat, 04 Jun 2022 – 7:30pm
- Sun, 05 Jun 2022 – 5:00pm
- Wed, 08 Jun 2022 – 7:30pm
- Thu, 09 Jun 2022 – 7:30pm
- Fri, 10 Jun 2022 – 7:30pm
- Sat, 11 Jun 2022 – 1:30pm
- Sat, 11 Jun 2022 – 7:30pm
- Full Price$51.90
- Child Under 12 years$42.90
- Group 10 +$45.90
Act 1: 85 mins | Act 2: 45 mins