GPAC's Deakin University Theatre Season

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Welcome to GPAC’s 2015 Deakin University Theatre Season 

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Come spread your wings across the nine shows that make up GPAC’s 2015 Deakin University Theatre Season. We’ve brought together a very special season including Geelong-only performances, international hits, new Australian works and classic stories.

Each year we cast our net wide to find out what our theatre companies are producing and what may be travelling to Australia under another banner. Increasingly we are approached directly to ensure an extended life for premiere productions, meaning GPAC is often the only theatre in Victoria to present these works from our major theatre companies.

As we manage theatre availability, dates and budgets, we mourn the ones that got away but celebrate the exceptional variety and quality of those that are included. We sometimes find there is crowding in the calendar, and that will be the case in 2015 as you will see…

But how could we decline an opportunity to be the only place in Australia to present the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe with Hamlet, alongside the only Victorian performances of Storm Boy and bring The New Zealand Dance Company to Geelong for the first time with Rotunda?

So, in 2015, we have Shakespeare, brass bands, opera, dance, romance, murder, mayhem, fringe dwellers and pelicans – and we need you, our much respected theatre audience, to embrace them all.

 

 

We look forward to seeing you in the GPAC theatres in 2015. Spread your wings...

 

View the 2015 Theatre Season brochure online - click here 

Book your season tickets package (9 shows) - click here

Book your season tickets package (5-9 shows) - click here

 

To view images taken during the 2015 launch and opening nights - click here

Wot? No Fish!!
17 Feb- 21 Feb
Wot? No Fish!! is a funny and moving true story of love, art, family and fish balls. In 1926, London shoemaker, Ab Solomons, first drew a picture on the wage packet he gave to his new wife Celie. Then throughout their long marriage, Ab c...
Wot? No Fish!! is a funny and moving true story of love, art, family and fish balls. In 1926, London shoemaker, Ab Solomons, first drew a picture o...
Wot? No Fish!! is a funny and moving true story of love, art, family and fish balls. In 1926, London shoemaker, Ab Solomons, first drew a picture o...
Wot? No Fish!! is a funny and moving true story of love, art, family and fish balls. In 1926, London shoemaker, Ab Solomons, first drew a picture o...
Kelly
15 Apr- 18 Apr
Fast moving and action packed, Kelly sheds a new light on Australia’s most infamous cult heroes. Brot ers of the same blood and name, but with very different perspectives. Ned Kelly is about to hang for his crimes, but his final nigh...
Fast moving and action packed, Kelly sheds a new light on Australia’s most infamous cult heroes. Brot ers of the same blood and name, but with ver...
Fast moving and action packed, Kelly sheds a new light on Australia’s most infamous cult heroes. Brot ers of the same blood and name, but with ver...
Fast moving and action packed, Kelly sheds a new light on Australia’s most infamous cult heroes. Brot ers of the same blood and name, but with ver...
Rotunda
21 May- 23 May
In a first for GPAC, we welcome The New Zealand Dance Company and the Geelong West Brass Band with a new work that brings to life the world of the band rotunda as an iconic symbol of community. Rotunda is inspired by war stories, with th...
In a first for GPAC, we welcome The New Zealand Dance Company and the Geelong West Brass Band with a new work that brings to life the world of the ban...
In a first for GPAC, we welcome The New Zealand Dance Company and the Geelong West Brass Band with a new work that brings to life the world of the ban...
In a first for GPAC, we welcome The New Zealand Dance Company and the Geelong West Brass Band with a new work that brings to life the world of the ban...
Storm Boy
27 May- 30 May
The much-loved Australian story Storm Boy endures across generations and can be retold again and again. A long stretch of beach. A wife and mother recently passed away. Hideaway Tom and his son Storm Boy are living in a humpy, keeping ou...
The much-loved Australian story Storm Boy endures across generations and can be retold again and again. A long stretch of beach. A wife and mother ...
The much-loved Australian story Storm Boy endures across generations and can be retold again and again. A long stretch of beach. A wife and mother ...
The much-loved Australian story Storm Boy endures across generations and can be retold again and again. A long stretch of beach. A wife and mother ...
Globe to Globe - Hamlet
28 May- 29 May
Geelong makes history when Shakespeare’s Globe arrives as part of their mammoth two-year global tour of Hamlet. Marking the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, the London-based company has embarked on an unprecedented theatrica...
Geelong makes history when Shakespeare’s Globe arrives as part of their mammoth two-year global tour of Hamlet. Marking the 450th anniversary of ...
Geelong makes history when Shakespeare’s Globe arrives as part of their mammoth two-year global tour of Hamlet. Marking the 450th anniversary of ...
Geelong makes history when Shakespeare’s Globe arrives as part of their mammoth two-year global tour of Hamlet. Marking the 450th anniversary of ...
Love, Love, Love
15 Jul- 18 Jul
Baby boomers beware: this sharp-witted play is all about you and your children…and it’s not all good Kenneth and Sandra meet in 1967 on the night of the first global TV show on which the Beatles sang ‘All You Need Is Love’ he’...
Baby boomers beware: this sharp-witted play is all about you and your children…and it’s not all good Kenneth and Sandra meet in 1967 on the nig...
Baby boomers beware: this sharp-witted play is all about you and your children…and it’s not all good Kenneth and Sandra meet in 1967 on the nig...
Baby boomers beware: this sharp-witted play is all about you and your children…and it’s not all good Kenneth and Sandra meet in 1967 on the nig...
Mother
05 Aug- 25 Aug
One of Australia’s best loved actors, Noni Hazelhurst, stars in this complex and gritty, provocative and beautiful new work written especially for her. Christy has found herself at the fringe of the world. Homeless, ageing, living on t...
One of Australia’s best loved actors, Noni Hazelhurst, stars in this complex and gritty, provocative and beautiful new work written especially for h...
One of Australia’s best loved actors, Noni Hazelhurst, stars in this complex and gritty, provocative and beautiful new work written especially for h...
One of Australia’s best loved actors, Noni Hazelhurst, stars in this complex and gritty, provocative and beautiful new work written especially for h...
Country Song
27 Aug- 29 Aug
A warm and witty story about Australia’s indigenous singing superstar Jimmy Little AO. This exciting new work comes to Geelong after its world premiere in Brisbane. As the Sydney Opera House throws open its doors in 1973 with an extrav...
A warm and witty story about Australia’s indigenous singing superstar Jimmy Little AO. This exciting new work comes to Geelong after its world premi...
A warm and witty story about Australia’s indigenous singing superstar Jimmy Little AO. This exciting new work comes to Geelong after its world premi...
A warm and witty story about Australia’s indigenous singing superstar Jimmy Little AO. This exciting new work comes to Geelong after its world premi...
Master Class
16 Sep- 19 Sep
Music and theatre lovers will delight in this unforgettable production. Maria Mercedes evels in portraying opera’s most beloved and controversial diva, Maria Callas. Inspired by Callas’ famous 1973 visit to New York’s Julliard Sch...
Music and theatre lovers will delight in this unforgettable production. Maria Mercedes evels in portraying opera’s most beloved and controversial d...
Music and theatre lovers will delight in this unforgettable production. Maria Mercedes evels in portraying opera’s most beloved and controversial d...
Music and theatre lovers will delight in this unforgettable production. Maria Mercedes evels in portraying opera’s most beloved and controversial d...