Based on the iconic Oscar-winning 1994 Australian film, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT is the hilarious adventure of three loud, proud and very different friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the outback to put on the show of a lifetime when political correctness was just a thought bubble. Along the way, they strut, dance, sing, laugh, cry, and learn more about themselves – while singing up a storm to a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, Hot Stuff, I Will Survive, I Love the Nightlife, Go West, Colour My World, Boogie Wonderland, Shake Your Groove Thing and many more!
The National Theatre Melbourne
20 Carlisle Street, St Kilda
Directed by Deborah Fabbro
Auditions: Sunday 6 June 2021 7.00pm
Monday 7 June 2021 7.00pm
Audition Venue: Factory 8/ 417-419 Warrigal Road, Cheltenham
Season: 3, 4, 5*, 9, 10, 11**, 12*, 16, 17, 18 September 2021
Performance Venue: Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale
In a farmhouse at the edge of Salisbury Plain a family is falling apart. Stephen can’t afford to put his mother into care. Arthur can’t afford to stop working and look after his wife. When a young stranger moves in to care for Edie as her mind unravels, the family is forced to ask: Are we living the way we wanted?
VISITORS is a sharply funny love story that takes a haunting, beautiful look at the way our lives slip past us.
Edie – late 60s – early 70s. A farmer’s wife who has early signs of dementia. She can recall the past but more and more forgets the present. Despite that she can still be quite perceptive.
Arthur – Edie’s husband late 60s – early 70s. Reticent but wants to do the right thing. Sometimes cantankerous, he gives the appearance of being robust but is prone to falling down.
Stephen – their son, in his early 40s. He did not follow in his father’s footsteps on the farm, rather leaving to work in the insurance business. Somewhat estranged from his family, he is rather discontented and frustrated with life.
Kate – a university graduate in her 20s. Hired by Stephen to look after his parents she is drifting as she tries to decide what to do with her life. She is strong and empathetic.
Accents: Preferably soft ‘west country’ accents for Edie and Arthur. Less so for Stephen. Kate can be any English accent.
No roles have been pre-cast.
It is necessary that you are familiar with the play when you come to the auditions.
Copies of the script can be obtained by phoning or emailing the director,
P 0416 141 838
Rehearsals will commence 4 July 2021 and be held two evenings during the week and on Sunday. Times to be confirmed.
Come and join the Diamond Valley Singers production of the 8-performance season of this well-known TV show; “The Addams Family”.
In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.
“Acting locally and thinking Globally” Diamond Valley Singers will donate proceeds from the performances to International Needs Australia and Open House in Ivanhoe.
All Performances are at the fully heated Warrandyte High School Theatre, Alexander Road, Warrandyte
• Friday July 2, 8pm
• Saturday July 3, 2pm
• Saturday July 3, 8pm
• Sunday July 4, 2pm
• Wednesday July 7, 8pm
• Friday July 9, 8pm
• Saturday July 10, 2pm
• Saturday July 10, 8pm
Book at: www.dvsingers.org
Alice Springs. 2039. A fish falls from the sky. It’s been raining for days, the apocalypse looms ever closer and Gabriel York knows something is wrong.
When the Rain Stops Falling unfolds like a puzzle to be solved. Told through the interconnected stories of two families over four generations: between a prediction in London in 1959 and its outcome in Australia eighty years later.
Written by Andrew Bovell (Lantana, After Dinner, Anthem), When the Rain Stops Falling is an epic and powerful piece of magic realism which asks: do we have the capacity to address the damage of the past in the future?
An intricate, layered story exploring betrayal, abandonment, destruction, forgiveness, and love this multi award-winning play, starring Francis Greenslade, promises to be a definite highlight on the 2021 Victorian Arts Calendar.
Founded in 2018 by NIDA graduates Esther van Doornum and Briony Dunn, Iron Lung is a Melbourne-based independent theatre company producing classic and contemporary text-based work. They are committed to bringing creative people together to tell stories that affect us, inspire hearts and minds, and encourage debate. Their inaugural show night, Mother by Marsha Norman received both critical and audience acclaim.
Winner: Victorian Premier’s Literary Award
Winner: Louis Esson Prize for Drama (2008)
Winner: Queensland Premier’s Literary Award – Best Drama (2008)
Winner: Green Room Award – Best Production and Best New Writing for the Australian Stage (2009)
Winner: Sydney Theatre Award – Best New Australian Work (2009)
Winner: AWGIE Stage Award (2009)
★★★★★ “It will haunt you long after the rain has finally stopped falling and the house lights turned on…” – Sunday Telegraph
“A compelling, shocking, tender and wonderfully enlightened ride.” – ArtsHub
“…a stunning, gut-wrenching piece of theatre. Once seen it will never be forgotten…” – Adelaide Theatre Guide
“… the best play of 2010” – Time Magazine
Written and created by Andrew Bovell
Directed by Briony Dunn
Performed by Heather Bolton, Lucie Chaix, Esther van Doornum, Francis Greenslade, Darcy Kent, Margaret Mills and Alex Pinder
Lighting design by Clare Springett
Sound design by Darrin Verhagen
Set design by Greg Clarke
Costume design by Betty Auhl
Movement director: Cory Derrick
Production manager: Julia Landberg
Stage manager: Natasha Marich
Associate artists: Stephanie Ghajar and Kimberley Heberley
10 – 31 July, 2021
Previews: Sat 10 and Mon 12 July 7pm
Opening Night: Wed 14 July 7pm
Wed to Sat: 7pm, Sun 5pm, Wed Matinees 1:30 or 11:30, Sat Matinees: 1pm
Tickets: $45 Full, $35 Concession, $30 Preview, $25 Student (plus booking fee)
Bookings: (03) 9534 3388 or online at www.theatreworks.org.au/program/when-the-rain-stops-falling
Venue: Theatre Works – 14 Acland St, St Kilda
Duration: 150 minutes no interval
Suitable for ages 15+
Warnings: Adult themes, sexual references, smoke machine, haze machine, loud noises, flash lightning effects