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One Act Plays

On behalf of the Far North Queensland Amateur Theatre Company, Malanda Theatre Company is hosting a One Act Play Festival in May!

Performers from as far away as Mt Isa and Townsville plus those closer to home such as Malanda, Atherton, Mareeba and Cairns will perform a large number of plays over 5 performance sessions on the long weekend in May.

In addition, Sydney based playwright, director and actor Alex Broun will run a number of drama workshops. Alex will also be the adjudicator for the plays providing useful feedback for all involved. It is through the generous support of the Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, and TRC by way of a RADF Grant that we have been able to engage Alex for this weekend.

For the full rogram, lick on the link below

One Act Play Festival Program

VENUS IN FUR IS BACK!

VENUS IN FUR IS BACK!

IF YOU MISSED IT LAST TIME, HERE’S YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SEE THIS CLASSIC PLAY.

 

‘Seriously smart and very  funny… a suspense-packed study of the erotics of power’  New York Times.  

 

Malanda Theatre Company’s next production ‘Venus in Fur’  by David  Ives  hits the stage under the direction of Graham Harrington  with Howard Smith and Kirsten Adams playing the two characters.

You will be riveted as the two characters vie for dominance over the other.  Who is this mystery woman who explodes into the life of an unsuspecting stage director, who is auditioning for his new play?  The fact that his play is about a man and woman jousting for control provides a play within a play, both of which have the same theme.  So when are these characters rehearsing and when are they for real?  This question will keep the audience on their toes until the final and unexpected curtain.

You are warned that the script contains strong language which is appropriate for the plot and interaction of the characters. You will be captivated by Howard and Kirsten’s delivery of their characters in this intriguing play.

Only 2 nights:  7th & 8th March
The play runs for approximately 80 minutes.
Tickets on sale  online Here or Tableland Books Atherton, Elders Real Estate Malanda or ECHO Malanda.

SEATING ARRANGEMENT

Row A is on the stage, row B is on the apron and C is raised above row D

Dinner deals available Malanda Hotel & Malanda RSL for performance nights – bookings essential. Quote Venus in Fur and tickets must be presented.
Tickets:$20 pp

Only two performances: 7th, 8th March, 7:30pm. (Please note opening night is on a Wednesday.)

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HAPPY 2018

DIRECTORS NEEDED

 

MTC is looking for directors of one-act-plays for the festival in May. They can be as short as 8 minutes and as long as 45 minutes. If you are interested, even vaguely, contact Graham Harrington on 4096 5051 or riflebird1@gmail.com.

Auditions for one act plays will be Monday February 5th & Wednesday February 7th at 6.30pm. Details of the plays will be available shortly. Potential actors can contact Graham for information about the plays. We have six plays so far but only three Directors. We need more Directors!

Happy Christmas

“Out of Order” ended the MTC year with a bang! The audiences loved it and went home with a smile on their faces.

 

Our audiences are our lifeblood so we would like to thank you for your support through the year and wish you all a rewarding festive season.

 

Looking forward to seeing you at our shows in 2018.  “Venus in Fur ” returns by public demand in March prior to going to Cairns!! Then in May, we are hosting the ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL.

 

OUT OF ORDER

The last show of the year, and it’s the hit farce, Ray Cooney’s “Out of Order”

When Richard Willey, a government junior minister, plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington, one of the opposition’s typists, things go disastrously wrong in this hugely successful play.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Director – Jean Newman

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HOT MIKADO

Hot Mikado is a musical comedy, based on Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, adapted by David H. Bell (book and lyrics) and Rob Bowman (orchestrations and arrangements). After researching the 1939 Broadway musical. Directed by Gill Harrington.

Performance dates 18th -20th August & 24th-27th August

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TWITS AND TEENS

Hot Mikado is a musical comedy, based on Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, adapted by David H. Bell (book and lyrics) and Rob Bowman (orchestrations and arrangements). After researching the 1939 Broadway musical. Directed by Gill Harrington.

Performance dates 18th -20th August & 24th-27th August

HOT MIKADO

Auditions are over and rehearsals have started.

Hot Mikado is a musical comedy, based on Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, adapted by David H. Bell (book and lyrics) and Rob Bowman (orchestrations and arrangements). After researching the 1939 Broadway musical. Directed by Gill Harrington.

Performance dates 18th -20th August & 24th-27th August

RUSSIAN NIGHT

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Russian culture has a frenetic crazy dimension unknown elsewhere.  This is exhibited in nine of the eleven short comedies, which make up the next program of entertainment concocted by the Malanda Theatre Co.

After their success with Bedroom Farce. True to their ambition to bring a varied theatrical experience to the Tablelands, “Russian Night” is DIFFERENT.  Each play is entertaining in a mad sort of way but they all have an unexpected twist and you, the audience, will join the craziness to extract the maximum enjoyment.

 

Tickets are for sale from 20th February 9am, click the link below to book your ticketsBUY TICKETS ONLINE

 

 

 

Christmas Greetings from the MTC

Christmas Greetings from the MTC

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The Malanda Theatre Company would like to Thank all our patrons for yet another successful year. Without your support we would not be able to put on such great shows, like the “Travelling North”, the YT’s “Wizard of Oz”, the classic “Venus in Fur” which was mind blowing, and the 70’s comedy, “Bedroom Farce”.

Kirsten would also like to thank everyone for your kind donations in supporting her daughter, Milou-

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On behalf of my children, especially Milou, and I, I want to extend a huge thank you to the MTC and wider community, for all of their love, kindness and practical support. I am so humbled and honoured to be part of such a generous, creative community. I can’t wait until we are all home and ready to jump into our next theatre adventure. Much love and Merry Christmas and see you at the theatre!

 

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