A Midsummer Night's Dream
February 24 - March 5
Written By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Drew Mason
Midsummer is one of Shakespeare’s most well known and widely performed plays. The play deals with the clash of the human world and that of the faeries… comic misunderstandings, love, marriage, confusion and magic. It’s about the world’s most popular pastime: falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all. Love is crazy, love is mad. Will love win out in the end? This production will be set in the 1960s with an eclectic look and sound: a multicultural cast and great folk music score highlighting the dawn of a new era….and lots of psychedelics! Think Shakespeare meets Hair….
The Freedom of the City
May 5 - 20
Written By: Brian Friel
Directed by: Samuel Chappel
By arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French.
Lily, Michael and Skinner are three strangers who are forced to take refuge when a civil rights protest march turns violent. Unwittingly they find themselves trapped inside the Mayor's parlour. The Freedom of the City is a powerful and touching story of three very different people thrown together by fate and the world's reaction to their untimely deaths.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr
July 7 - 23
Book by: Linda Woolverton
Lyrics by: Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Directed by: John Leahy
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self.
But time is running out.
It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play
September 1 - 16
Written By: Joe Landry
Directed by: Terese Maurici-Ryan
By special arrangement with Origin Theatrical, on behalf of Playscripts Inc.
Inspired by the classic American film, It's a Wonderful Life, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience. This is the story of George Bailey - a man who’d given up his dreams in order to help others. His planned suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody. Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born.
Murder's in the Heir - An Interactive murder Mystery
November 16 - December 2
Written By: Billy St. John
Directed by: James Chappel and Phil Holmes
By arrangement with Dominie Drama
Turn the game Clue into a play and you have the masterfully entertaining Murder’s in the Heir! Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity and motive to commit the unseen murder. And it’s up to the audience to decide who actually did it! Each of the heirs to the tyrannical billionaire Simon Starkweather has the means and the motive to do away with him. Starkweather gathers his family and employees to announce the contents of his will. Predictably, the lights go out, and Simon is discovered murdered. Simon III is determined to find his grandfather’s killer, with the help of detective Mike Davis. The play’s unique ending, utilizing secret ballots gathered at intermission from the audience, determines the killer in this Billy St. John maze of murder.
2017 Awards Night and Season 2018 Launch
Join us as we look back on the year's achievements at Eltham Little Theatre, celebrating the many fine achievements and special moments that made our year.
This night also marks the launch of our 60th anniversary 2018 season. Catch an early look at the wonderful entertainment coming your way in our big birthday year!