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Monday Nights

Reamus
Every Monday at 7pm the Reamus Youth Theatre group gets together to rehearse, train and prepare for future performances. This is an excellent time to turn up and introduce yourself.

Go to 'Reamus' for more information on Reamus.

A Recent Reamus Production

Tuesday Nights

Management Committee
The second Tuesday of every month is devoted to management committee meetings (kicking off at 7.00pm). Members can turn up and have their say.

Acting Classes

In 2016 we've removed "Junior" from our title, joined forces with Maitland Repertory Theatre and expanded our age range to bring quality acting and theatre classes to members aged 8 - 21 but with a view to provide workshops and learning opportunities for adults as well.

We have a production every year.

A Junior Rep Production

Go to 'Acting Classes' for more information.

A Junior Rep Production

Members Welcome

The theatre is always looking for more members to help enrich Maitland's culture and its members' personal lives. Theatre develops and uses many diverse skills. Volunteers are especially needed in areas such as:

  • Set Construction
  • Costume Design
  • Administrative/Organisational
  • Marketing/Promotion

2017 Season

Strangers on a Train Dreamtime Don't Dress For Dinner Peter Pan Autism Friendly Peter Pan Shakespeare's Love's Labours'Lost The Diary of Anne Frank

    Access and Parking

  • Doors open 30 minutes before performances.
  • Off street parking is available in the Sun Street car park or the car park across from the PCYC in James Street.

  • Bookings and Tickets?

  • Go to 'Bookings' for more information on attending performances.


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2017 Season

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train
by Craig Warner

based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith

A chilling psychological thriller

Directed by Steve Ryan
February 15 to March 4

Performance Dates/Times:
Evenings at 8pm - Feb 15, 17, 18, 24, 25, Mar 3, 4
Matinees at 2pm - Feb 19, 26
Doors open 30 minutes before performances*

About the play:

Two strangers. One Conversation. The Perfect murder.

Two strangers, Charles Bruno and Guy Haines, meet on a train and, because they are strangers, they think they can say anything. Bruno suggests that they could get away with murder - Bruno could kill Guy's unfaithful wife, while Guy could eliminate Bruno’s hated father. Guy does not take him seriously, but Bruno is deadly serious. This novel was the basis of the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock.

Bruno thinks he has hatched the perfect plan to rid himself of his hated father and he thinks he's found the partner he needs to pull it off.

Bruno goes ahead with his half of the 'bargain' and murders Guy’s wife and when Guy balks, Bruno makes it quite clear that he will plant evidence to implicate Guy in his wife’s murder if he doesn't get rid of his father...

* Come along at 7:30pm on 15 February and help us celebrate opening night and enjoy complimentary refreshments before the show.

Ticket Prices:
Tickets: $22 (full); $17 (concession)
Group Concessions 10+: $17
Season Tickets for 2017: $55
Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact info@maitlandreptheatre.org for more details

Running time
Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Bookings:
Bookings open mid-December 2016 when you can call Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10-3 daily) or book online.

Our cast:
Peter Murray as Guy Haines
Eamonn O'Reilly as Charles Bruno
Bree Cunningham as Anne Faulkner
Aimée Cavanagh as Elsie Bruno
Jakob Campbell as Frank Myers
Robert Comber as Robert Treacher
Terry Allen as Arthur Gerard

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Dreamtime

Dreamtime
by Maura Campbell

Surreal drama inspired by real events

Directed by Zac Smith
March 24 to April 1

Performance Dates/Times:
Evenings at 8pm - March 24, 25, 31; April 1
Matinee at 2pm - March 26
Doors open 30 minutes before performances*

About the play:

What if dreams had Neo-Nazis, truckers with Koala heads, and a best friend who convinces you to murder people?

Willy and Noah are young white youths, trying to both define themselves and make a stamp on their society. They dream of joining the American Nazi party. Both men have dreams – they need something to make them stand out. They dream of doing something big. They dream of it day and night. Until it becomes hard to tell whether they’re awake or dreaming…

Dreamtime is inspired by the true story of the murders of two university professors in a small Vermont town. Two high school boys from Vermont came to their home under false pretences and murdered them for a hundred dollars in cash.

Ticket Prices:
Note that Dreamtime is a special additional play for 2017 and isn't part of our 2017 Season Ticket program.
Tickets: $17 (all tickets)
Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact info@maitlandreptheatre.org for more details

Running time
Approximately 1 hour 40 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Bookings:
Bookings open February 2017 when you can call Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 - 3 daily) or book online.

Our cast:
Noah - Robert Lewis
Willy - Conagh Punch
Greta - Millie Chorlton
Joerg - Alastair Anderberg
Actor 1 - Alex Simpson
Actor 2 – Emma Ure

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Don't Dress for Dinner

Don’t Dress for Dinner
by Marc Camoletti

adapted by Robin Hawdon

Mistress mayhem by the author of Boeing-Boeing

Directed by Christopher Briggs
April 26 to May 13

Performance Dates/Times:
Evenings at 8pm - April 26, 28, 29; May 5, 6, 12, 13
Matinees at 2pm - April 30, May 7
Doors open 30 minutes before performances*

About the play:

Bernard plans a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse while his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He’s arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights and has invited his best friend Robert, too, to provide the alibi.

It's foolproof, what could possibly go wrong?

Well... Suppose Robert turns up not realising quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently decide that Jacqueline will not leave for the weekend. Then, suppose that the cook must pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook.

When everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's, an evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

* Come along at 7:30pm on 26 April and help us celebrate opening night and enjoy complimentary refreshments before the show.

Ticket Prices:
Tickets: $22 (full); $17 (concession)
Group Concessions 10+: $17
Season Tickets for 2017: $55
Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact info@maitlandreptheatre.org for more details

Running time
Approximately 2 hours 10 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Bookings:
Bookings open February 2017 when you can call Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 -3 daily) or book online.

Our cast:
Zac Smith as Bernard "Bernie"
Millie Lambert as Suzanne
Alex Simpson as Robert
Chloe Peters as Jacqueline "Jackie"
Ashlyn Horder as Suzette
Brendon Harris as George

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan
adapted by Craig Sodaro

from the novel by J.M. Barrie

Come to Neverland for an awfully BIG adventure

Directors: Leilani Boughton and Zac Smith
July 7 to 22

Performance Dates/Times:
Evenings at 7:30pm - July 7, 8, 15, 22
Matinees at 2pm - July 8, 9, 11, 13*, 15, 22
Doors open 30 minutes before performances

* Special autism-friendly matinee performance on 13 July

About the play:

This superb adaptation captures all the magic and charm of everyone’s favourite story.

The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery. Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures. Wendy, John and Michael become friends with the Lost Boys and Princess Tiger Lily and Wendy becomes everyone’s mother. When the evil Captain Hook captures Wendy and the Lost Boys, Peter Pan comes to their rescue.

Together with the ticking crocodile, Peter Pan puts Captain Hook in his place and returns the Darling children to their home.

Ticket Prices:
All tickets: $17
Season Tickets for 2017: $55

Running time
TBA

Bookings:
Bookings open May 2017 when you can call Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 -3 daily) or book online.


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Peter Pan

Special autism-friendly
performance of

Peter Pan
adapted by Craig Sodaro

from the novel by J.M. Barrie

Come to Neverland for an awfully BIG adventure

Directors: Leilani Boughton and Zac Smith
July 13

Performance Dates/Times:
Matinee at 2pm - July 13
Doors open 30 minutes before performances

About the play:

This special autism friendly performance* of this superb adaptation captures all the magic and charm of everyone’s favourite story.

The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery. Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures. Wendy, John and Michael become friends with the Lost Boys and Princess Tiger Lily and Wendy becomes everyone’s mother. When the evil Captain Hook captures Wendy and the Lost Boys, Peter Pan comes to their rescue.

Together with the ticking crocodile, Peter Pan puts Captain Hook in his place and returns the Darling children to their home.

*About our Special Autism Friendly Performance:

This specially adapted performance of our fun play will be in a friendly, supportive environment for families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. Quiet and activity areas are available for those who need to leave their seats during the performance.

Slight adjustments to the production include removal of strobe lighting, reduction of any jarring sounds, and lights focused into the audience, house lights being dimmed and flexibility to bring your own snacks to create a more pleasant experience for those with autism. But the most important thing is a non-judgmental environment.

Ticket Prices:
All tickets: $17
Season Tickets for 2017: $55

Running time
TBA

Bookings:
Bookings open May 2017 when you can call Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 -3 daily) or book online.


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Love's Labour's Lost

Reamus Youth Theatre's
Love's Labour's Lost

By William Shakespeare

Shakespearean comedy in-the-round from Reamus

Directed by: Liam Walsh and Joanne McAndrews
August 11 to 26

Performance Dates/Times:
Evenings at 8pm - Aug 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Matinees at 2pm - Aug 13, 20
Doors open 30 minutes before performances

About the play:

One of Shakespeare’s earlier comedies, Love’s Labour’s Lost is a witty battle of the sexes that makes fun of the scholarly world of literarians in love with language while taking up a serious issue of Shakespeare’s day, that of swearing and foreswearing oaths.

In an attempt to turn the Kingdom of Navarre into a Renaissance-like academy committed to higher learning, philosophy and the arts, a young King Ferdinand and his witty followers swear an oath not to see ladies, to study, fast and not sleep for a period of 3 years. When the Princess of France and her learned ladies enter the scene their oaths are put to the test and court mischief ensues.

Watch as the boys of Navarre struggle not only to maintain the oaths they have sworn, but to protect their manly pride as they are outwitted by the ladies.

Ticket Prices:
All tickets: $17
Season Tickets for 2017: $55

Running time
TBA

Bookings:
Bookings open May 2017 when you can call Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 -3 daily) or book online.

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The Diary of Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank
by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Poignant true story of a young girl

Directed by Guil Noronha and Lesley Coombes
September 20 to October 7

Performance Dates/Times:
Evenings at 8pm - Sep 20, 22, 23, 29, 30; Oct 6, 7
Matinees at 2pm - Sep 24; Oct 1
Doors open 30 minutes before performances*

About the play:

On her thirteenth birthday, Anne Frank’s parents give her a diary. She’s excited because she wants someone—or something—in which to confide all her secret thoughts. Even though she has a rich social life, she feels misunderstood by everyone she knows. Anne starts writing about daily events, her thoughts, school grades and boys.

But, within a month, her entire life changes.

Few more poignant true stories emerged from World War II than the diary of young Anne Frank. Published long afterwards by her father, the only family survivor, it records the minutiae of twenty-five months that two Jewish families spent in hiding from the Gestapo in an Amsterdam warehouse attic. The constant secrecy, growing hunger and friction of living in such cramped conditions could not dull Anne's vibrant personality or her passion for living.

* Come along at 7:30pm on 20 September and help us celebrate opening night and enjoy complimentary refreshments before the show.

Ticket Prices:
Tickets: $22 (full); $17 (concession)
Group Concessions 10+: $17
Season Tickets for 2017: $55
Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact info@maitlandreptheatre.org for more details

Running time
TBA

Bookings:
Bookings open May 2017 when you can call Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 -3 daily) or book online.

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Bookings and Tickets?

Go to 'Bookings' for more information on attending performances.

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