Written by Australian playwright Joanna Murray Smith, Switzerland is a two-hander metaphysical thriller set in the secluded home of Patricia Highsmith, famous author of the Tom Ripley novels.
When meek and mild Edward Ridgeway is sent by Highsmith's publisher to coax a new Ripley novel out of her, Patricia takes him in in spite of her usual reservations. As the two of them begin to flesh out the new book a power struggle plays out between them.
Directed by Lee Cook. Produced by David Runnalls;
Dates: Friday 28th & Saturday 29th February, Sunday 1st March
Thursday 5th, Friday 6th, Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th March
Friday 13th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th March
Tickets available mid-January
The Vortex shot Noël Coward to fame in 1924 as both a playwright and a performer, its depiction of sex and drugs in the Jazz Age stunning the critics and causing a sensation. The story revolves around Florence Lancaster, a middle-aged socialite unable to accept the fact that the best years of her life have passed. To compensate for this, she is inclined to openly have associations with younger men while her catty friends roll their eyes over her vanity and obsession with youth. She has a troubled relationship with her son, Nicky, who is a talented pianist, recently returned from Paris. His unhappiness has driven him to a cocaine dependency and as the tension between mother and son rises, the facades drop away and the play moves into darker territory.
Directed by Andrew Meldrum. Produced by Karlana Santamaria.
Dates: Friday May 15th and Saturday May 16th @8.00pm
Friday May 22nd and Saturday May 23rd @8.00pm;
Sunday May 24th @ 2.00pm
Friday May 29th and Saturday May 30th @8.00pm;
Sunday May 31st @ 2.00pm
Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th @8.00pm;
Join three fearless fans of the bard as they embark on a quest to do all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in an hour and a half.
Can it be done? Will they succeed? Will there be tights?
I guess there’s only one way to find out. Summon your Will power and join us for some utter, utter silliness – for ‘brevity is the soul of wit’ (Hamlet Act 2).
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield.
Performed by The Williamstown Little Theatre. Directed by Peter Newling.
Dates: 19th June - 28th June
Come along and enjoy short plays from theatre companies all over Victoria on the weekend of 11th & 12th July.
There are several sessions. each with 3-4 plays, in the morning , afternoon and evening.
Food and drinks available throughout the weekend.
Come for a session or for the whole weekend and enjoy the hospitality of The Mount Players.
$10.00 per session. Tickets ONLY available at the Box Office on the day.
** Season Subscriber members have free entry to all sessions**
Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie features everyone’s favorite little redhead.
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. She meets billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
Directed by Kristine Rawlonson. Music Direction by Jem Sherwill.
Dates: 28th August - 20th September
If you liked The Wrong Box (performed by Moonlight Theatre Company at the Mountview Theatre in 2018) then don’t miss our next radio play Too Many Crooks. Like The Wrong Box, this is a fast moving comedy with actors playing multiple roles and sound effects performed right before your eyes!
It is the story of a desperate but hopelessly inept gang of London crooks who bungle every job. A kidnap plot goes wrong when they snatch the wrong person and so the gang can’t raise the ransom, but they can’t let their captive go. And so a chain of disasters follows... A hilarious 90 minutes of classic radio as it used to be.
Adapted for radio and Directed by John Rowland.
Dates: 6th - 22nd November
This year, the Youth Theatre will be performing two plays, one by Group C (members aged 16+ years) and one combining the talents of Groups A & B combined (members aged 10-15 years).
Dates: Weekends of 5th & 6th and 12th & 13th December
Plays to be announced.