The Mount Players' COVID-19 Update
March 17th, 2020
The Mount Players General Committee met last night to consider the theatre’s response to the extraordinary COVID-19 situation.
After much deliberation and discussion, we have come to the sad decision that effective from today, The Mount Players will be postponing all theatre activities at the Mountview Theatre including Youth Theatre programs, play readings, rehearsals and set building. We have also taken the cautious step to defer the next two productions, The Vortex and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), which were scheduled to be performed from mid-May to late June 2020. Our musical Annie will be rescheduled to 2021.
We believe that this action is the most responsible to ensure the health and safety of all our members and patrons.
The Mount Players will continue to monitor the latest government and medical advice on the COVID-19 position and will keep you informed of any further changes to our programs through our newsletters, Facebook page and website.
On a more positive note, our 5th March performance of Switzerland together with program takings and donations raised $2,430 for Wildlife Vic. A huge thanks to all who donated to this wonderful cause. To see how donations to Wildlife Victoria are being used, click here: Wildlife Victoria Bushfire Relief
We hope that you and your families stay safe and well during the coming months and we look forward to seeing you again at the Mountview Theatre in the near future.
If you are seeking information on novel coronavirus visit health.gov.au or call the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus Information Line on 1800 020 080. This information line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Mount Players theatre company has been entertaining the Macedon Ranges since 1972. From One-Act Plays, Dramas, Comedies and Musicals to contemporary Australian plays. The Mount Players aims to foster local talent from the local area and beyond and showcase a wide variety of plays and musicals for the Macedon Ranges community. With an expanding and talented membership and a thriving Youth Theatre, The Mount Players Theatre Company is an incredible 'local gem' for those who love live theatre.
For a detailed history visit our HISTORY page