Plays – 2018

PLEASE NOTE: While the Old Mill Theatre tries to keep to the advertised program, it is sometimes necessary to alter productions and occasionally dates – please check with the theatre on 9367 8719 or oldmilltheatre@iinet.net.au, this website, our Facebook group or your latest newsletter before making any bookings.  Weeknight performances of all official Old Mill Theatre productions now start at 7.30pm.

 

February-March 2018 – The Unexpected Guest

Production February 23-March 10
Play by Agatha Christie
Director Joan Scafe
 

Lost in fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house… only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, police clues point to a man who died two years previously but, as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives – where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all. READ MORE…

 

May 2018 – Camelot

Production May 4-12
Musical by Lerner and Loewe
Director Neroli Sweetman
 

Lerner and Loewe’s majestic  Camelot brings the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to life with an extraordinary score and a story that poignantly dramatises the human conflict at the heart of this classic tale. Based on TH White’s novel The Once and Future King, Camelot tells the story of Arthur, a young squire who becomes King after extracting the sword Excalibur from its legendary rock.

 

June-July 2018 – Last Cab To Darwin

Production June 22-July 7
Play by Reg Cribb
Director Trevor Dhu
 

Max, a Broken Hill cab driver, has spent his life avoiding getting close to people. One day, he discovers he is dying of stomach cancer. He doesn’t want to be forced to rely on anyone so he decides to leave his home alone and drive 3000km across the continent to Darwin, where the recently passed euthanasia laws lead him to believe he can be control of his own death. On this epic journey, he does things and meets people who force him to re-evaluate his life. This play was later turned into a 2015 AACTA Award-winning film.

 

October 2018 – ’night, Mother

Production October 5-20
Play by Marsha Norman
Director Gino Cataldo
 

A supposedly normal evening in the mother-daughter household is shattered when Jessie announces to her mother Thelma that she plans to kill herself before the night is over. The play happens in real time. Over the course of 90 minutes, Thelma desperately works to convince her daughter that life is worth living.

 

December 2018 – Elf The Musical JR

Production November 30 – December 8
Musical – Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit
Directors: Katherine Freind
 

Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR features songs by Tony Award-nominees, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin and the book by Tony Award-winners, Tomas Meehan and Bob Martin.  Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.  With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.