What's On Next?


Events

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 Caught in the Villain's Web

    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.


Back to top

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

Back to top

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

Back to top

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

Back to top

Peter Pan

Peter Pan
adapted by Craig Sodaro

from the novel by J.M. Barrie

Come to Neverland for an awfully BIG adventure

Directed by Leilani Boughton
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
Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes including a 15 minute interval.

Bookings:
Book online or call the Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 - 3 daily)

Back to top

Peter Pan - Autism Friendly Show

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

Directed by Leilani Boughton
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
Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes including a 15 minute interval.

Bookings:
Book online or call the Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 - 3 daily)

Back to top

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:
Book online or call the Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 - 3 daily)

The cast of Love’s Labour’s Lost:
King of Navarre – Robert Lewis
Biron – Alex Simpson
Dumain – Adam Hall
Longaville – Liam Walsh
Princess of France – Elly Keller
Rosaline – Sara Barlow
Katherine – Lara Butler
Maria and Jaquenetta – Ashlyn Horder
Boyet – Milly Lambert
Don Adriano De Armado – Billy Sullivan
Moth – Ashlee Brown
Costard – Isabelle Moy
Holofernes – Meg O’Hara
Sir Nathaniel – Millie Chorlton
Dull and Marcade – Jenny Grigg

Love's Labour's Lost Cast List

Back to top

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
Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Bookings:
Book online or call the Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10 - 3 daily)

The Cast of The Diary of Anne Frank:
Anne Frank - Abbey Matt
Otto Frank - Ian Robinson
Edith Frank - Dimity Eveleens
Margot Frank - Giverny Burke
Mr Van Daan - Brian Randell
Mrs Van Daan - Jo Cooper
Peter Van Daan - Chris Henderson
Mr Dussel - Oliver Pink
Miep Gies - Anna Balfour
Mr Kraler - Alastair Anderberg
Directed by Guil Noronha and Lesley Coombes


Anne Frank Cast List

Creative Writing Competition - The Diary of Anne Frank

Anne wrote her final diary entry on Tuesday 1 August, 1944. Only three days later on Friday 4 August, her hiding place was discovered and Anne, with the other seven people hiding with her in the secret annexe, was arrested. If Anne had written in her diary the day of the discovery and arrest, what might her final diary entry have looked like?

If you can imagine Anne's final diary entry you want to enter our creative writing competition.

In 500 words or less, imagine Anne's final diary entry had she written in her diary on Friday 4 August, 1944. Your diary entry could examine the final moments before her capture, after her capture… or perhaps Anne evaded capture.

Competition opens 26 July and closes 8 September 2017

Full details can be found here

Back to top

Caught in the Villain's Web

Maitland Repertory Theatre presents

Caught in the Villain's Web

or More Sinned Against Than Sinning

A traditional melodrama
Directed by Steve Ryan

Performance Dates:
7:00pm November 17, 18, 24, 25; December 1, 2
1:00pm November 19, 26; December 3

The format for the show is:
  • Evenings/matinee
  • 7:00pm/1:00pm: Doors open with a glass of champers or sherry on arrival
  • 7:15pm/1:15pm: Finger food
  • 8:00/2:00pm: Caught in the Villain's Web begins
  • About 8:45/2:45pm: Interval - finger food dessert, tea, coffee
  • After Interval: Caught in the Villain's Web resumes
  • About 10:15/4:15pm: The show ends.

    Seating: Tables of 8 (you don’t need to book a full table)

    About the Show

    Caught in the Villain's Web is a traditional melodrama with plenty of opportunity to boo the villain, cheer the hero and sigh for the heroine.

    Felicity Fair, down trodden heroine, is a nurse sent to the Larkfield mansion to attend a hard hearted society matron who is pretending to be ill to force her son, Malvern, to marry the scheming Nella Hargrave. Malvern takes one look at Felicity and falls in love.

    When Malvern proposes he is unaware that villain Cyril Bothingwell is behind a screen listening. Felicity sadly informs Malvern that she can never marry. Five years ago she was in a train wreck and cannot remember a thing that happened prior to the wreck. She doesn't even know her real name.

    Cyril tells Felicity that she is his wife but Cryil's nefarious schemes are thwarted to the delight of all.

    About the Supper
    The Caught in the Villain's Web Champers Supper Show is a great opportunity for our audience to unwind with theatre-restauraunt style entertainment. You can enjoy a scrumptious light finger food supper, a fun show and let your hair down. Why not get a group together for a great night!
    (Don't forget to bring your own beer and wine.)

    For more details about the supper, click here

    Looking for somewhere different for this year’s work party?
    Why not have your Christmas Party at Maitland Repertory Theatre?

    Ticket Prices:
    Tickets: $37 for the show and Champers Supper
    Bookings:
    Bookings open 25 September. Call Maitland Visitor Information Centre to book on 02 4931 2800 (10am to 3pm daily) or book online.

    Back to top


    Bookings and Tickets?

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

    Back to top