Saturday 23 August
Group 6+ $20
‘So here I am – with the same dream and the same rucksack... but with 40 years of extra baggage!’
Meet Susan – she’s scatty, chatty and in a league of her own.
Life may have left her friends looking forward to their next facelift, the arrival of grandchildren, or a shred of gossip about the neighbours, but Susan dreams of escape.
To hell with middle age! She’s off to relive the fun of her younger years.
Eccentric, clumsy and unwaveringly optimistic, for Susan the only way forward is back. She wants to feel alive again, to be on the edge – and preferably, seated at the bar. She packs her bag and heads to Sydney to retrace the steps of a holiday she took with friends years ago. Determined to have as much fun as in her 20s, Susan’s adventures lead her back to old ground… but is it like old times?
‘I’m living it. Whatever it is. Not just existing – living. There’s a big difference. Don’t sip it. Drink it.’
Just the Ticket is written by West End and Broadway playwright Peter Quilter (End of the Rainbow, Duets), who’s work has been translated into 27 languages and performed in over 40 countries.
Also showing at The Memo in Healesville on Fri 22 Aug, call 1300 368 333
Friday 5 September
Live Fascinations: 6pm
Magazine Launch &
7.30pm - 10.30pm
(Meet at Belgrave Train station)
Free, reserve your spot here
hillsceneLIVE 2 will take over the Belgrave Township, with performances taking place in a range of re-invigorated and re-imagined spaces: empty shop fronts, kooky corners, underground lairs, public thoroughfares and cafes.
Armed with a map of Belgrave, audiences meet at Belgrave station, and are then asked to seek out, explore and find a number of secret locations in the township. At these locations, audiences are treated to experimental performances from some of Yarra Ranges’ most exciting artists!
Imagine turning a corner to discover a durational dance performance, descending a stairwell to experience an immersive theatre performance, or even entering a car park to meet a visual artist.
hillsceneLIVE supports the ambitious, the bold, the risky and the brave.Come along on a fanciful journey of live art and performance, and experience Belgrave as you never have before.
hillsceneLIVE is a curated mini-festival of Performance and Live Art that seeks to engage and excite the Hills Community.
As capacity is limited, be sure to book yourself a ticket to this exciting new event!
More info: www.hillscene.com.au
Saturday 20 September
11am - 12:30pm
Burrinja Black Box
Entry by Donation
The Bridge of Peace
The Bridge of Peace is a very real and empowering way to create personal bridges of reconciliation and healing. It is an opportunity to connect in heart with someone from a different cultural background and build lasting friendships. The Bridge of Peace is a signature project of WFWP (Women’s Federation for World Peace). WFWP is an international women’s organisation founded in 1992, having general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is active in 122 nations worldwide. For information on our activties in Australia visit www.wfwpaustralia.org To connect with international activities visit www.wfwp.org
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched .. but are felt in the heart.” – Helen Keller
“If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Theresa
Entertainment, friendship, light lunch served (vegetarian and gluten free catered for), free parking and yes our men are welcome.
Aussie Kids Rock are a stunning and whacky rock band that entertain kids (and Mums and Dads too!). Funky guitarist Rusty, cool bass man C.J, and the ever-comical, and sensational drummer Deano, take the audience on a time machine journey through music covering many different styles including punk rock, hip hop, jazz and disco.
This spectacular show aimed at kids throughout the whole primary school age bracket has proven repeatedly to be a great experience for the whole family.
Don’t miss this loveable and loud show loaded with laughs!
Sunday 28 September
Group 4+ $18pp
Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music featuring;
• Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet with Robert Schubert
• Telemann’s Viola Concerto with soloist Martin Welch
• Bachianas Brasileiras no 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos with soprano Cristina
Keightley accompanied by 8 cellos
• A rare performance of Beethoven’s funeral music 3 Equali for 4 Trombones
• The String orchestra playing the evocative Adagio for Strings by Barber and
Mozart’s Divertimento in D
Wednesday 8 October
Thursday 9 October
Wed - 8pm
Thurs - 11am
Group 6+ $20
Adapted by Patrick Barlow
From an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon
The 39 Steps is a fast-paced, side-splitting comedy featuring over a hundred characters played by four actors. Based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy thriller movie and novel by John Buchan, the stage production is currently the longest running comedy in the West End and winner of major theatrical prizes from Tony Awards® to the Olivier and Helpmann Awards.
Handsome hero Richard Hannay meets a mysterious woman, who reveals a plot to smuggle military secrets out of the country. That night, she is found murdered in his apartment. With the police and international spies hot on his heels, Hannay races to solve the mystery of the man with the missing finger. His heart-racing adventures involve death-defying escapes from planes, trains and automobiles with the beautiful blonde bombshell Pamela by his side.
A rip-roaring night out for all the family, don’t miss this theatrical tour-de-force already seen by over 3 million people in more than 60 countries.
Also showing at Mooroolbark Community Centre on Tue 7 Oct, call 1300 368 333
Saturday 11 October
All Tix $25
Group 6+ $20
Meal and Show $45
Group 6+ $40
Starring Dominic Finley and the Diamantes
Join us to hear the tale of how this once struggling Broadway songwriter became one of the worlds most loved performers.
For the first time Dominic will be joined by a full band in the Burrinja Theatre to present a stunning selection of Diamond’s hits including; Solitary Man, Cherry Cherry and Girl You’ll Be a Woman Soon right through to the multi-platinum Beautiful Noise album.
The show sees Finley carefully weave his personal story from gritty working men's clubs in Lancashire, in the North of England, with the legacy of Neil Diamond.
Meal and Show:
Enjoy a wonderful two course meal in the Burrinja Cafe prior to the performance for only $45. Bookings via Burrinja Box Office on (03) 9754 8723. Not available online.
Sunday 19 October
Black Box Studio
Homer calls a man “a leaf,” the smallest, the weakest piece of a short lived unsteady plant’. Pinder calls him “the dream of a shadow:” another, “the dream of the shadow of smoke”... The sum of all this is: that thou art a man, than whom there is not in the world any greater...’ Jeremy Taylor
Inspired by and adapted from Jeremy Taylor’s 1651 ‘The rules and exercises of Holy Dying’, this new performance piece explores the absurd influence of death over life. Taylor wrote his book so that his readers may find a divine death; Osztreicher explores these universal existential questions, on morality, theology and a greater existence, so that we may one day answer our own.
Written and directed by Stephanie Osztreiecher.
A co-commission between Burrinja and La Mama Theatre, this work was developed with the assistance of Testing Grounds.
Visit www.forestcollective.com.au for more information on the collective.
Not suitable for children under 15.