SEASON 2020 AT ELTHAM LITTLE THEATRE

 
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The Sum of Us

February 14 - 29

Written by: David Stevens
Directed by: Samuel Chappel

An Amateur Production by arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd.

 

Set in Footscray in the late '80s, this heart-warming and humorous play explores the relationship between an aging widower and his gay son. After meeting in a local pub, Jeff and a young gardener, Greg, hit it off and begin to date. When he meets Jeff’s remarkably accepting Dad, Greg begins to back off. Meanwhile, Dad also has a new flame: a woman he met through a dating service. Put off by Jeff’s homosexuality, prosaic Joyce, too, pulls away, just before Dad suffers a stroke.

Published in 1990, The Sum of Us was originally a hit Off Broadway. It is the 3rd play in Stevens’ ‘A Currency Trilogy’. It was subsequently adapted into a 1994 film starring Jack Thompson and Russell Crowe.

 

The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke

May 8 - 23

Based on the works of C. J. Dennis

Directed by: Brad Buckingham

In C.J. Dennis’ The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke you will see a full staged version of all 14 of Dennis’ Songs (long poems) from a century ago. It’s the charming story of Bill, a young ne’er do well who decides to turn his life around. He sees and falls for the lovely Doreen and we follow their friendship through its ups and downs as they court, wed, become farmers and finally have a child. Every song is included in full and the show will be performed in the round, with audience on all sides. If you feel like being hugged by a play, come along and snuggle up to Bill, Doreen, Ginger Mick, Mar and Uncle Jim. This is a very family friendly show, so bring all the relatives along.

 

Peter Pan Jr.

July 3 - 12

A Musical Based on the Play by Sir J.M. Barrie

Lyrics by: Carolyn Leigh

Additional Lyrics by: Betty Comden and Adolph Green

Music by Morris (Moose) Charlap

Additional Music by Jule Styne

Originally directed, choreographed and adapted by: Jerome Robbins

 

Directed by: Carol Owen

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. Featuring the iconic songs, "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up" and "Never Never Land," and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us... who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.

 

The Long Road

September 4 - 19

Written by: Shelagh Stephenson
Directed by: George Benca

An Amateur Production by arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd.

When eighteen-year-old Danny is fatally stabbed in a random attack his family struggles to find meaning and forgiveness. His mother's determination to understand the atrocity brings her face to face with his killer and forces the family to confront the bitter senselessness of their loss. The play evolved out of a period of research with prisoners by Synergy Theatre Project, in collaboration with The Forgiveness Project and award-winning playwright Shelagh Stephenson. It premiered at London's Soho Theatre in 2008 and returned later that year after a sell-out run.

 

A Knight to Remember

November 19 - December 5

Written By: Julie Cunningham
Directed by: Julie Cunningham

Performed with permission of 'How Dramatic'

A modern twist on an old favorite. Cinderfella tells the story of young Cinderfella and the twisted relationships in her family and her kingdom. Awash with bad jokes, lots of singing and dancing  and audience participation it is a guaranteed laugh. Book a table with friends  BYO snacks and refreshments and enjoy a great night out.

2020 Awards Night and Season 2021 Launch

December

A special night for members only as we look back at our year and celebrate individual and team excellence. This is also the launch of our 2020 season.

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