MAIN STAGE PROGRAM

Next date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024 | 06:00 PM to Wednesday, 23 October 2024 | 07:30 PM

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We are pleased to announce our Main Stage program for Season 2024. 

We will take audiences to the challenging but poignant Australian storyline of The Sunshine ClubSet in 1946, the joyful and acclaimed musical The Sunshine Club, tells the story of Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle who returns home to Brisbane after serving in WW2, only to find that while the world may have changed, the same attitudes and prejudices still exist at home.

December delivers a narrative, of a nation hit hard by the climate crisis. Jake Silvestro’s fusion of acrobatics and drawing are the vessel for this conversation which explores the loss, memory and consequence of Australia’s recent bushfires.

The Visitors is a riveting and deeply researched insight into one of the most impactful and painful days in Australia’s history. On a sweltering day in January 1788, seven clan leaders gather on a sandstone escarpment overlooking the harbour. The attendees, six of them Elders and one new initiate, catch-up, laugh together, share a meal and compare notes. But beyond the friendly banter, protocols, and hospitality, a momentous decision is waiting to be made.

If you’re after a laugh, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is always popular and delivers a little piece of gold with familiar faces and up & coming comedians. A night of stand-up, satire, silliness and song to satisfy all your comedy cravings.

Shakespeare’s classic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream is reawakened in this breathless BELL SHAKESPEARE production, brimming with magic, mirth and mayhem.  Fast, funny and family-friendly, Shakespeare wasn’t kidding when he said “the course of true love never did run smooth!”

For any Joni Mitchell fans out there, Queenie van de Zandt brings BLUE: The Songs of Joni Mitchell to life in a night of melancholic songs, poetic storytelling and haunting emotive vocals.

For those looking for a fun and interactive experience, CLUEDUNNIT Murder at the Manor is a classic murder mystery dinner experience, as YOU, the guests, decipher the clues and crack the case. You will enjoy a delicious dinner in the Memorial Hall as you question the suspects. And remember:  where there’s a will, there’s a murder!!!

Our season concludes with classical music as we indulge in a spectrum of orchestral delight with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra when it returns in October for An Evening with the MSO, presenting a powerful program featuring music of child prodigy Mendelssohn alongside that of the great Beethoven.

When

  • Wednesday, 07 February 2024 | 05:30 PM - Wednesday, 23 October 2024 | 07:30 PM