CRESWICK THEATRE COMPANY
Creswick Theatre Company is one of only a very few live theatres in Australia that offer cabaret style seating.
It’s our point of difference and we are proud to be able to offer it for selected productions to our theatre going patrons.
*** PERFORMANCE POSTPONED ***
It is with heavy hearts we are very sorry to inform you that our season of
EXTINCTION – The Ballad of Pirt-Koorrook,
scheduled for 7.30 pm Friday July 1 – Sunday July 3 cannot proceed, due to illness.
This project has been long in the development and is an important new work. We intend to have a rest and make sure everyone is well again, then burst back onto the stage in August (dates to be finalised asap).
We apologise for the extremely short notice. We also acknowledge this is particularly challenging for those of you who were booked for last week, and have already rescheduled.
At this point, you can choose a refund, processed within the week or to sit on your booking until new dates are announced and choose another date. All tickets will be honoured in the way of your choice.
We really hope to see you at this very beautiful and challenging show.
The Ballad of Pirt Koorrook
A First Nations’ adaptation of a play by one of Australia’s most acclaimed playwrights, Hannie Rayson.
‘Extinction’ explores the themes of climate change and the need to protect biodiversity and fragile ecosystems from unsustainable modes of human behaviour.
When Harry Jewell, managing director of a powerful energy company notorious for coal mining, hits and kills a tiger quoll, he decides to fund a research project to save this nearly extinct species.
But there is a complication – Harry’s company has plans to build a high voltage electrical transmission tower network through the middle of the Otways.
Creswick Theatre Company produces 3 to 4 shows each year covering a wide range of themes and genres. From childrens pantomimes to classics from Gilbert and Sullivan and a wide variety of others. If you are a thespian at heart or just love to experience live theatre in a close intimate environment, check us out.
The Creswick Theatre Company was formed by a group of local theatre enthusiasts in 1981 as Creswick Amateur Theatre and staged our first production in the Creswick Town Hall.
Over the years, the Creswick Theatre Company (CTC) became an incorporated body and moved to our permanent location in the Creswick Courthouse in Raglan Street. CTC is operated voluntarily by interested members who give their time and resources freely. Income from each production is returned to the group for use in the next production and for necessary building maintenance.
CTC produce a variety of theatrical entertainment from well-known musicals such as HMS Pinafore, Oliver, Salad Days, Brigadoon, Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat, Guys and Dolls and more. We have been incredibly lucky to stage plays, pantomimes and musicals from playwrights Carol B. Cole and Deborah Martin who moved to the district.
CTC prides itself on providing audiences with quality and value-for-money entertainment. We have provided opportunities for many actors and off-stage personnel, many of whom have moved on to bigger and better things. We will profile some of our former members on this facebook page in the future.
Anyone with an interest in theatre will be given an opportunity to become involved, regardless of experience. Assistance with set building, lighting, sound, costumes or other front of house or back stage roles are as important to us as our performers.
We have recently updated our albums on this facebook page and will be adding photos, programs etc. on a regular basis. We would also love to hear from as many as our former members as possible.