For war veterans like Alf Cook and his friend Wacka Dawson, it’s the chance to commemorate history, celebrate heroism and conjure national pride. For Alf’s son Hughie, Anzac Day flies the flag for a very different reality, one that brings the dignity of our Diggers to its knees and into the gutter – via one too many down the pub. On the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, The One Day of the Year looks at our national legend through the eyes of generation, class and character.
Thursday, June 4th, 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is a comedy odyssey, bringing a raft of the world’s best comedy to one big show for a raucous night out.
Be prepared for our cast of comic travellers to have you belly-laughing, as we take the Roadshow to eager comedy fans across the nation.
Wednesday June 17th, 8pm doors open 7:30pm.
Cabaret seating available.
In Coppola’s infamous 1972 film, The Godfather, the head from a prize horse is cut off and placed in the bed of a Hollywood producer.
HorseHead is about the two men charged with this gruesome task…
These men are gangsters on the rise, so when this extreme job gets rung through they know they have to step up and deliver.
But there are significant obstacles to overcome, including the younger brother’s reluctance to enter the gangster life, and the small issue of the older brother being a passionate horse-lover…
Winner of the 2012 ROME INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL, HorseHead is snappy and tight, with enough twists to keep even the most experienced gangster constantly looking behind their back.
Saturday, July 4th, 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm.
Noël Cowards Blithe Spirit is a production suitable for ages 13+ full. A story of warring wives, laughter, magic and mayhem. While researching his next novel, Charles Condomine employs the services of a clairvoyant to see whether it is possible to contact souls in the afterlife. Widely considered to be Noël Coward’s greatest work, this is a live broadcast from Black Swan Theatre Co.
Saturday, August 1st, 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm.
For seniors week this year, the Beggars (Seekers tribute Band) will be presenting SING!
The Beggars “The best Australian vocal band since the seekers” present SING! a cabaret tribute to the great vocal groups. Sing along with irresistible hits from Peter Paul and Mary, The Mamas and the Papas, The Seekers, The Weavers, The Bee Gees, The Chordettes, The Mariners, The Beggars and many more masterpieces of folk, pop and novelty songs. As well as showcasing The Beggars exquisite voices and instrumental playing the program includes sing-along favourites
Sunday November 8th, 6pm
Cost: $0-$45 (Seniors show only is free. $30 including the meal)
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Once a picture theatre, Cummins Theatre was actually one of the first venues in the entire Commonwealth to screen “talkies”!
Today the Cummins Theatre regularly hosts a number of performing arts events, from music to dance, live theatre to stand up comedy, and film screenings to movie filming.
The Theatre is also available for private and non-commercial hire, and is a popular venue for weddings, balls, meetings, awards ceremonies, seminars and a host of other functions.