Malanda Theatre Company’s final production for 2019 will be the zany musical comedy (with the emphasis on comedy) Spamalot.
Based on the movie ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ the musical contains many characters and sketches familiar to Python lovers, and lots of lively, toe tapping songs. With a cast of 36 people ranging in age from 11 to 80+ colour, movement and fun will be the hallmark of this production.
SPAMALOT re-tells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Guided by the The Lady of the Lake, the knights battle their way past various cows, killer rabbits, and French people in pursuit of claiming the legendary Grail.
The cast includes Jake Skukan as King Arthur, Marg Procter as his loyal servant and horse Patsy, Dani Riding as the Lady of the Lake and Damien Cavanagh, Howard Smith, Niilo Gobius, Matthew English and Biku Adams Hume as Arthur’s intrepid Knights. The cast play several parts each so action behind the scenes is going to be as frenetic as on stage with actors changing costume in minutes or in some cases seconds. Lesley Hoare, Jan Hannam, Frances Langtree and a team of helpers have been madly sewing to produce the more than 100 costumes required.
Spamalot is directed by Gill Harrington, Ro Mountney and Karen Mahoney. They are supported by Kirsten Adams as Choreographer, Tyson Manley as Musical Director, Felicity Stoetzel as Singing Coach and Mark Kerwin as Set Designer and Stage Manager.
Performance dates: November 29th, 30th and December 1st, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th.
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THE 39 STEPS
Adapted from John Buchan’s famous novel, but turned into a riotous farce by Patrick Barlow
The Malanda Theatre CO production is co-directed by GILL and GRAHAM HARRINGTON with Assistant Director Louisa Crossle.
The Harrington’s were enthralled by the London production but felt it was too technically difficult for mTc. But then they saw an amateur version in Torquay, England and were convinced that it was a goer.
Based on the spy thriller of the same name by John Buchan, it is a spoof. Richard Hannay is a gentleman of means living in London. He inadvertently gets involved with a woman, who is on the run from a foreign spy network. They murder her and pin the blame on Hannay. Only it is difficult to work out who are the real police and who are imposters. Hannay is chased to Scotland, where he is trying to deliver warning of an unexplained tragedy. No one is interested except the foreign oglers. He is arrested by the “police” but their car is stopped by a flock of sheep (it IS Scotland!). Whilst they are trying to remove the sheep, they handcuff Hannay to a hostile, female witness. Hannay escapes none the less and spends the rest of the play trying to present an honest, reliable citizen whilst joined irrevocably to the woman. “And then with a single bound he is free”.
Performance dates :
Friday 26th, Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July
Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August
Please note: Sunday performances will start at 3pm to allow our patrons to drive home in daylight. Other nights start a 7.30pm.
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The Malanda Theatre company are proud to present, COSI, a classic Australian play (& film) set in a Melbourne mental hospital in 1971. A twenty-something Australian man has trouble holding down a job, and his latest venture is to direct a play, an effort that is encouraged by the social worker Justine, and his best friend Nick and his lover Lucy. Only he’s not a very good director, and this isn’t an ordinary production. His task is to helm an offbeat adaptation of the Mozart opera, `Cosi Fan Tutte’, that will be performed by the patients at a psychiatric hospital.
Performance Dates –
Friday 22nd March 7.30pm
Saturday 23rd March 7.30pm
Sunday 24th March 3.30pm
Friday 29th March 7.30pm
Saturday 30th March 7.30pm
Sunday 31st March 3.30pm
by Jean Newman
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An Amateur Production BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Butterflies Are Free is a play by Leonard Gershe.
This famous comedy was made into a film starring Goldie Hawn in the 1960-s. It deals with a handicapped young man who has set up on his own in New York and falls in love with the girl in the flat next door. His Mother disapproves and the action stems from that.
This production is directed by MTC veteran Graham Harrington, with assistance from Louisa Crosslé. The cast of four, Buckley Weirman, Catriona Arnold-Nott, Damien Cavanagh and Jake Skukan, are well into rehearsals, supported by an experienced production team and backstage crew. TICKETS ON SALE 26/10/18
Performance dates – 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th of November and the 1st and 2nd December. Tickets will be available the end of October
Blithe Spirit is a comic play by Noël Coward. The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.
Mervena Watson as Madame Arcati
Jo-Anne Dittman as Ruth Condomine
Jim Hill as Charles Condomine
Mikayla Dilena as Mrs Bradman
Jake Skukan as Dr Bradman
Lioni Wilkinson as the maid Edith
Director – Jim Hill
Opening Night….Friday 27th July at 7.30pm – Saturday 28th, 7.30pm – Sunday 29th 4.00pm.
Friday 3rd Augusts – Saturday 4th ,7.30pm – Sunday 5th 4.00pm
The Outlets are…..Elders, ECHO Malanda and Tableland Books, Atherton or book online on the button below.
MALANDA YOUTH THEATRE PROUDLY PRESENTS
Music and Lyrics by
Sammy Cahn, Sammy Fain, Michelle Tumes, Xavier Atencio, George Bruns, Jack Lawrence, Frank Churchill, Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Oliver Wallace and Ray Kelley
Music Adapted & Arranged and Additional Lyrics by Eric Svejcar
Book adapted and Additional Lyrics by David Zellnik
Based on the screenplay by Ted Sears, Erdman Penner, Bill Peet, Winston Hibler, Joe Rinaldi, Milt Banta, Ralph Wright and William Cottrell
Based on the play by J.M. Barrie
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
The classic story of Peter Pan, Peter Pan was written by J. M. Barrie in 1911, this is the Disney junior adaption of the play. Peter lives on Neverland, a magical island, with the fairies and the Lost Boys, his band of followers. The story details his adventures with the Darling family of England: Mr. and Mrs. Darling and their three children Wendy, John, and Michael.
Performance Dates and Times
Friday June 22. 7.00pm
Saturday June 23. 7.00pm
Sunday June 24. 11.00am and 3.00pm
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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 program, click on the link below
Workshop 1: Friday May 4
10am to 1 pm
Malanda State High School Drama Room
Workshop 2: Saturday May 5
9am to noon
Malanda State High School Hall
Workshop 3: Sunday May 6
9am to noon
Malanda State High School Hall
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.
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.
Only two performances: 7th, 8th March, 7:30pm. (Please note opening night is on a Wednesday.)