Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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See big names and blockbuster productions in historic theatres, and discover local talent with new work on tiny stages hidden in laneways.

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Regional plays & musicals

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Tom Burlinson - Now We're Swingin'

2 May 2014

Come fly with Tom Burlinson and a fabulous band of top musicians as Tom salutes the masters of vocal swing: Frank Sinatra, Nat 'King' Cole, Dean...

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Travelling Doctor Show

The Traveling Medicine Show

3 May 2014

Step Right up Ladies and Gentlemen and put your pennies on the line. Rejoice as you enter a world where cabaret, burlesque and comedy collide in the...

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An Evening with Max Gillies: Once Were Leaders

24 May 2014

One of Australia's best loved political satirists, Max Gillies' cutting edge insights into the foibles of our political leaders has made us both...

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Wombat Stew

Wombat Stew

1 - 2 Jul 2014

In 2014, Wombat Stew will celebrate 30 years in print. The simple story of a dingo who catches a wombat and decides to make wombat stew, has been...

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Barassi! The Stage Show

1 Aug 2014

Barassi is the story of iconic Australian footballer, coach, motivator and father of modern football Ron Barassi depicted in an epic fashion, from...

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Just the Ticket

Just the Ticket

23 Aug 2014

'So here I am - with the same dream and the same rucksack. . . but with 40 years of extra baggage!' Meet Susan - she's scatty, chatty and in a league...

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The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

8 - 9 Oct 2014

The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, side-splitting comedy featuring over a hundred characters played by four actors. Based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy...

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Niel Diamond

The Neil Diamond Story

11 Oct 2014

The Neil Diamond Story is not only a stunning presentation of Diamond's hits, but also tells the tale of this once struggling Broadway songwriter,...

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1984

1984

16 Jun 2014

Shake and stir theatre co and Mildura Arts Centre invite you to the experience the future. . . Strap yourself in for this frightening event set...

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The 13-Storey Treehouse

9 May 2014

Would you please welcome to the stage; Andy and Terry! Yes that's right. Andy Griffiths' and Terry Denton's best-selling book, the one and only,...

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Calendar Girls

8 May 2014

When Annie's husband John dies from Leukaemia, she and her best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new sofa in the local hospital waiting...

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Judy, The Judy Garland Story in Song

13 May 2014

You'll be captivated by the amazing voice of international performer Melanie Parry as she brings to life the legend of Judy Garland in this...

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Wulamanayuwi and the Seven Pamanui

31 May 2014

Playwright Jason De Santis brings a Tiwi twist to an old favourite to create a modern Aboriginal adventure story, inspired by Snow White and the...

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Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

Annie

2 - 4 Oct 2014

The Wangaratta Players present Annie, the story of a little girl whose optimism inspired a nation and earned her a family. This production will star...

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Todd McKenney

Todd McKenney Sings Peter Allen

30 May 2014

The Boy from Oz is back! This time in his own show. Todd McKenney is performing the songs of Peter Allen in a high energy, vibrant and entertaining...

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Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre

ABBA the Concert: The Gold Arrival Tour

10 May 2014

ABBA the Concert: The Gold Arrival Tour; has landed in Australia and set to take the country by storm in 2014 with a two hour show that will re-live...

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Justine Clarke - I am a Band

7 Jul 2014

Justine Clarke - I Am A Band! inspired by the song 'I Am A' from her ever-popular album 'I Like To Sing', the show will encourage young audiences to...

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Hairspray

Hairspray

24 - 26 Apr 2014

It's 1962 and teenagers Tracy Turnblad and her friend Penny Pingleton are watching the Corny Collins show. When the chance to dance on the show...

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1984 by George Orwell

1984 by George Orwell

27 May 2014

Big Brother is back! Strap yourself in for 1984 by George Orwell, a terrifically frightening theatrical event set against a towering wall of plasma...

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Melbourne plays & musicals

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Neighbourhood Watch

17 Mar - 26 Apr 2014

A smash hit with Sydney audiences and critics, Neighbourhood Watch is a glorious Melbourne tale written especially for the inimitable Robyn Nevin....

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Neighbourhood Watch

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'Neighbourhood Watch'

17 Mar - 26 Apr 2014

A smash hit with Sydney audiences and critics, Lally Katz's 'Neighbourhood Watch' is a glorious Melbourne tale written especially for the inimitable...

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Erotic Alleluia

23 - 27 Apr 2014

The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in the Garden bears the subtitle. 'An erotic alleluia in four frames. ' Perhaps an unheralded masterpiece, the...

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Erotic Alleluia

Erotic Alleluia

23 - 27 Apr 2014

After a successful run with The Toothbrush in 2013, The Spanish Theatre Company will be staging its second theatre production, Erotic Alleluia, at...

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Where the devil came to rest

24 - 27 Apr 2014

Where The Devil Came To Rest is a 'Tarantino' style testosterone fuelled adventure, based in 1910. This blues/western two an a half hour event is a...

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Where the devil came to rest

24 - 27 Apr 2014

Where The Devil Came To Rest is a 'Tarantino' style testosterone fueled adventure, based in 1910. This blues/western 2 an a half hour event is a...

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Rocky Horror Show

Rocky Horror Show

24 Apr - 22 Jun 2014

The Rocky Horror Show is Back! Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity in this all new 40th Anniversary production of Richard O'Brien's...

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Hello There

Hello There, We've Been Waiting For You

30 Apr - 11 May 2014

Hello There We've Been Waiting For You is a contemporary theatre production by Louris van de Geer and Samara Hersch. Inspired by a town in New...

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La Peste

2 - 11 May 2014

Bone Marrow Theatre presents an exciting new physical theatre performance, which will engage an image of the plague as a mirror of our own society...

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Night on Bald Mountain

Night on Bald Mountain

5 - 25 May 2014

Night on Bald Mountain has been called Patrick White's attempt at the first Australian tragedy. A new nurse has arrived to take care of the notorious...

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Cher Trésor

6 - 10 May 2014

Judith Turnbull directs a phenomenal cast in this captivating narrative by the king of French comedy, which will have the whole audience in éclats de...

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Jemma Rix as Elphaba and Lucy Durack as Glinda

Wicked

7 May - 7 Sep 2014

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in! Wicked tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other girls meet...

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Nicole Car as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin.

Eugene Onegin - Tchaikovsky

26 Apr 2014, 30 Apr 2014, 3 May 2014, 9 May 2014

A romantic tragedy in the style of Anna Karenina, this is the tale of a man who rejects the advances of a country girl, only to fall in love with her...

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Opera Australia's The Turk in Italy

The Turk in Italy - Rossini

1 May 2014, 3 May 2014, 7 May 2014, 10 May 2014

Renowned director Simon Phillips is taking on Rossini's rarely staged irreverent comedy, The Turk in Italy - 100 years after it was first performed....

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Ugly Mugs

Ugly Mugs

16 - 31 May 2014

Ugly Mugs are the faces that modern life finds more convenient to ignore than confront; the violent clients of a culture concealed. Inspired by her...

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Ghosts

Ghosts

17 May - 21 Jun 2014

Internationally renowned director Gale Edwards returns to MTC to direct Ibsen's classic, starring Philip Quast alongside Pip Edwards and Richard...

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Bert Labonte

Let's Get It On: The life and Music of Marvin Gaye

13 - 18 May 2014, 20 - 25 May 2014

April 1st 2014 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the tragic death of soul legend Marvin Gaye. Let's Get It On celebrates the life and music of the...

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Managing Carmen

28 - 31 May 2014

Sports Manager Rohan Swift needs to uncover what is troubling his star player. Brent Lyall is at the top of his game and should be on top of the...

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Bootleg Beatles

The Bootleg Beatles

31 May 2014

Formed from the West End cast of the Broadway musical 'Beatlemania'; The Bootleg Beatles are the world's premier Beatles show. In an illustrious...

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The Speechmaker

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'The Speechmaker'

31 May - 5 Jul 2014

From Working Dog, the iconic team behind classic Australian films such as 'The Castle' and 'The Dish', as well as TV series 'Frontline' and 'The...

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The King and I

The King and I

10 Jun - 24 Aug 2014

The King and I returns to Australia with the first lady of Australian musical theatre, Lisa McCune will be joined by internationally acclaimed actor...

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Stephanie Lillis as Lucia Joyce, modern dancer, 1920s

Bloomsday in Melbourne

11 - 16 Jun 2014

Bloomsday in Melbourne annually runs a festival devoted to the works of James Joyce. Bloomsday was first celebrated in Dublin in 1954, and since the...

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Bloom is tried (Drew Tingwell and Liam Gillespie)

Bloomsday in Melbourne 2014

11 - 16 Jun 2014

Bloomsday in Melbourne offers one of the premier Bloomsday events around the world, and has done so since 1994. The festival in 2014 kicks off on...

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The Science of Doctor Who

13 - 15 Jun 2014

Go on an amazing journey through space and time as comedian Rob Lloyd and his crew of scientists explore the scientific mysteries of Doctor Who....

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The Witches

The Witches

19 Jun - 5 Jul 2014

The Witches / re-imagines Roald Dahl's twisted yet endearing story as a family-friendly one-man performance. Acclaimed star Guy Edmonds...

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The Good Person

The Good Person of Szechuan

27 Jun - 20 Jul 2014

The Good Person of Szechuan is a prostitute - poor but optimistic and generous. Through her goodwill and charity, she stands as a lone bright spot in...

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Le Miserables

Les Miserables

4 Jul - 21 Sep 2014

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical, Les Miserables will come to Melbourne in June 2014. With...

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Glengarry Glen Ross

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'Glengarry Glen Ross'

5 Jul - 9 Aug 2014

Melbourne Theatre Company presents this undisputed modern masterpiece from David Mamet, directed by Alkinos Tsilimidos and starring Alex Dimitriades,...

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Starry Night

Starry Night: The Last Hours of Vincent van Gogh

10 - 12 Jul 2014

'Starry Night: The Last Hours of Vincent van Gogh' is a powerful and moving one-man Play about the death - and life - of one of the world's greatest...

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The Book of Loco

The Book of Loco

17 Jul - 2 Aug 2014

At the Malthouse Theatre; the Book of Loco is a revealing, hilarious and destabilising theatrical experience. Alirio Zavarce writes and stars in a...

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Walking into the Bigness

Walking into the Bigness

1 - 23 Aug 2014

Walking into the Bigness / tallies the experiences, losses and learnings that amount to a man. From a 12-year-old abattoir worker, to an investigator...

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The Effect

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'The Effect'

16 Aug - 27 Sep 2014

Melbourne Theatre Company presents, Lucy Prebble's provocative, award-winning new play has wowed London critics, raising fascinating questions about...

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The Sublime

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'The Sublime'

22 Aug - 4 Oct 2014

At the Arts Centre and from award-winning actor and writer Brendan Cowell comes a brilliantly perceptive take on everything true Australians hold...

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The Last Confession

3 - 7 Sep 2014, 9 - 14 Sep 2014

David Suchet (Agatha Christie's Poirot) makes his Australian stage debut in The Last Confession. Set in the corridors of the Vatican at the time of...

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Melbourne Fringe Media Launch 2013

Melbourne Fringe Festival

17 Sep - 5 Oct 2014

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is a celebration, featuring artists from Melbourne and beyond activating the city and spaces we live in with works...

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The Riders

The Riders

23 Sep - 4 Oct 2014

The Riders is a brand new Australian opera based on Tim Winton's Booker-nominated classic. Composed by the acclaimed Iain Grandage with the libretto...

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Complexity of Belonging

Melbourne Theatre Company Presents 'Complexity of Belonging'

6 Oct - 1 Nov 2014

One of Europe's most important theatrical voices, German writer and director Falk Richter combines forces with Chunky Move, Melbourne Theatre Company...

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Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday

Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday

9 - 26 Oct 2014

Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday interrogates and celebrates different perspectives on life: some looking forward and some looking back. Scripted from...

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I'll Eat You Last

Melbourne Theatre Company presents 'I'll Eat You Last'

31 Oct - 20 Dec 2014

At the Arts Centre Melbourne; BAFTA Award winner Miriam Margolyes stars in John Logan's scintillating solo show - a titillating night of tinseltown...

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Pennsylvania Avenue

Pennsylvania Avenue

8 Nov - 20 Dec 2014

The Melbourne Theatre Company presents an astonishing collaboration of three artists in 2009 led to one of the runaway hits of the Australian theatre...

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Calpurnia Descending

Calpurnia Descending

12 - 30 Nov 2014

Calpurnia Descending sends up the dangers of fame with the tale of Beverly Dumont - a reclusive, drunken, Depression-era Broadway washout. Beverly...

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Rizzo and the Grease Cast

GREASE

11 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015

Grease is the word and it's also the place to be when the number one party musical returns to Melbourne in a new multi-million dollar production.

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