Final seasons of theatre to hit stages

Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre

Fracked or Please Don’t Use the F-Word.

How would you feel about sitting in front of a nice village pub on a sunny afternoon while convoys of 40-tonne tankers roll past six feet away.

Deerland Energy’s plan to drill for shale as in the pretty village of Fenstock is going well. The company is looking at big profits with scientists and Councillors open to lucrative offers.

The only slight snag is a ragged band of protestors, headed by just another ‘mad old biddy’, Elizabeth Blackwood.

Season: Thursday 16 November – Saturday 2 December.

Bookings: 9735 1777

Office hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday between 10am and 2pm. .

Mooroolbark Theatre Group

Farndale Ave… Production of a Christmas Carol

In festive mood, the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society mounted another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. With great enthusiasm, the cast present a dizzy array of characters from the favourite Dickensian (and some which aren’t) under the ever-battling leadership of Thelma and Mrs Reece.

Throughout the play, Mrs Reece engineers some novel audience participation while bravely contending with a chatty-intrusive PA system.

A review of the play describes it as ‘another classic, dramatic massacre with an awesome, convincing idiocy that enthrals, despite one’s better judgment

Season: 10 – 19 November.


The 1812 Theatre


Bookings: 9758 3064.

The Basin Theatre

The Sum of Us

Bookings: 1300 784 668.