Geelong Performing Arts Centre's 2018 Deakin University Theatre Season was launched last night (Thursday November 30, 2017) to hundreds of theatre lovers excited to discover what's on offer for the year. Award winning comedian Denise Scott played host to Geelong’s highly anticipated theatre season launch.
The centre will present a nine-show season featuring some uniquely Australian stories that will challenge, inspire and take audiences on exciting and unexpected journeys.
The season will begin in February with A Little Night Music, an award winning Sondheim classic starring Nadine Garner - well known for her television roles including the ABC’s The Doctor Blake Mysteries - alongside theatre veteran John O’May (Cabaret, Phantom of the Opera).
Then in April, the circus comes to town! Nationally and internationally renowned Brisbane circus troupe Circa will head south with its thrilling new work Peepshow, a delight for the senses presented up close and personal in the intimate Drama Theatre.
New Australian drama includes The Bleeding Tree by Angus Cerini - an award winning production from Sydney’s Griffin Theatre, visiting Geelong for the first time. The company will return later in the year with a second exciting work direct from its Australian premiere, The Almighty Sometimes.
Local choir Raise the Bar (the adult choir from Geelong Youth Choir) will feature in The Events, a powerful new play by David Greig starring Catherine McClements.
From Tasmania comes a must-see Australian production The Season featuring charismatic Trevor Jamieson in a laugh-out-loud comedy about family and culture. The family theme continues with
Red Stitch Actors Theatre’s recently commissioned drama Jurassica.
State Theatre Company of South Australia will make a welcome return to Geelong with a sparkling adaptation of a literary classic, Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.
Rounding out the season is Prize Fighter, an action-packed production from La Boîte Theatre and Brisbane Festival that combines engrossing storytelling with the visceral thrill of live boxing.
Nine and five-show theatre season packages are available offering significant savings on single ticket prices. For details and bookings go to gpac.org.au/2018