Welcome to Townsville Little Theatre’s 50th Anniversary year!!
We begin our 50th year with ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock,’ the first play of a superb season which will undoubtedly thrill our audiences.
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Based on the Joan Lindsay runaway best seller Picnic at Hanging Rock – the source of the
acclaimed Peter Weir film — this exciting new play, set in 1900, explores a baffling disappearance which takes its toll on a small community in the Australian countryside.
For a group of Australian schoolgirls, a romantic Valentine’s Day outing ends in an intriguing
mystery. What has happened to the three seniors and the mathematics teacher on the top of the jagged peaks of Hanging Rock?
Catch this marvelous mystery in March on the 20th to the 23rd at DanceNorth.
The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps is a parody adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock.
The play’s concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film The 39 Steps to be performed with a cast of only four (five in TLT’s production). Thus the film’s serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including Strangers on a Train, Rear Window, Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest.
Witness this hilarious adventure during the Northern Fringe Festival at Pimlico Performing Arts Centre on the 24th to the 27th of July.
In a bleak remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls on 9-year-old Lizzie. Convinced her daughter is guilty, Lizzie’s young mother must make the torturous choice between ignoring her intuition and presenting Lizzie to the police.
Lizzie is not the only one who is changed forever by the act. The adults around her, bewildered and full of denial, find their accepted beliefs crumbling around them in a play that explores the sources of violence and its legacy.
Wolf Lullaby creeps into the Pimlico Performing Arts Centre from the 4th to the 7th of September at 7.30pm and a 2pm Saturday matinee.
Cinderella 2: The Sisters Strike Back
Written by: Andrew Yates
The Ugly Sisters, obsessed with revenge after losing out to Cinderella, come up with a master plan to make sure the royal wedding will not take place.
Meanwhile, Prince Charming, under a magic spell, is unable to keep his hands off anything in a skirt, Lord Rockbottom has fallen into the hands of an unscrupulous money lender, and Lady Rockbottom is demanding the wedding of the year.
Will the Ugly Sisters succeed in their plans to thwart Cinderella’s Royal wedding or will the Prince’s best friend, Dan Dini untangle the whole mess in time?
Find out if the Ugly Sisters get their way at the Pimlico Performing Arts Centre from the 4th to the 7th of December at 7.30pm and a 2pm Saturday matinee.