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Based on the scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Directed by Christine Grant
27rd February - 18th March, 2017
The Lowe Auditorium
Steptoe and Son
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Written by Peta Brady
Directed by John Bishop
20th April - 13th May, 2017
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Written by Jeffrey Archer
Directed by Robin Miller
25th May - 17th June, 2017
The Lowe Auditorium
Beyond Reasonable Doubt
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Written by Roy Clarke
Directed by Pip Le Blond
3rd August - 26th August, 2017
The Lowe Auditorium
Last of the Summer Wine
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Written by John Logan
Directed by Geoff Hickey
5th October - 28th October
Never The Sinner
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Written by Dan Goggin
Directed by Trish Carr
16th November - 9th December, 2017
The Lowe Auditorium

Steptoe and Son Now Showing! & Art Exhibition ‘Purple Parchment’ in The Bakery Gallery

Our first show for 2017 has opened and it’s certainly got the laughter flowing!

Showing for the next four weeks, Steptoe and Son brings Three Brand New Episodes to life on our Lowe Auditorium stage.

We have just released the first of our promotional images on our Facebook Page, see below for the post!

Art Exhibition for Season One – Purple Parchment

We were very pleased with the turn out on our Charity Night for the opening of our new exhibition “Purple Parchment”. Many thanks to all who visited. If you weren’t able to come last night but would still like to visit the exhibition will be continuing until the end of March, including 30 minutes before every performance.

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Steptoe and Son Opens Our 2017 Season

We have hit our first show for 2017, and its certainly a corker!
Steptoe and Son comes back to our stage with Three Brand New Episodes!

This classic British comedy tells the story of a middle aged man and his elderly father who run an unsuccessful ‘rag and bone’ business (collecting and selling junk). Harold wants to better himself but his father always seems to ruin things, sometimes accidentally but often deliberately.

 Joined at the hip and heart, they bother, bicker and banter their way through life – toying with each others’ frailties like mean kittens.  Bound by birth, business and poverty, their two lives are knitted together as tight as a thrice darned sock.

 Darkly comic, and deeply moving, this 20th century icon, charts the tender, cruel and surprising dance of father and son.

Showing in The Lowe Auditorium 23rd February – 18th March, 2017

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas for 2016 from 1812 – Plus a great gift idea!

And so the curtains draws on another year, and it’s still not really behaving like Summer yet!
Where has that beach weather gone?

With The Vicar of Dibley ending its very popular season tonight, we are looking forward to all the things Christmas has to bring while we enjoy a little break – mince tarts, advent calendars (you have to treat yourself each day!), Christmas pudding, and most importantly spending time with loved ones.

It’s been an exciting year at the 1812 with a lot more than our season productions gracing the 1812 this year.


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Sat 25

Steptoe and Son

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mar 01

Steptoe and Son

March 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mar 02

Steptoe and Son

March 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • I brought a girlfriend along as I had been told by some friends how good the performance was. We were not disappointed, it was funny, the sound was very good, our seats were in the gallery and we could see the stage very well. Could not get over the complimentary supper and drinks - this is a credit to the 1812 theatre/volunteers, heard lots of people as we mingled saying the same.  

    Survey Response Attendee of The Vicar of Dibley 2016
  • I have been attending the major theatres in Melbournes city for many years. Unfortunately, their ticket prices have increased ridiculously high, so last year we have decided to give local theatre a try and all l can say is why did l not discover this sooner. So what I'm saying is that l am so impressed with the productions l have seen so far that l can not think of anything that needs improving. From the theatre to the cast and to the staff and volunteers all is top class. More people need to make the switch like me.

    Survey Response Attendee of The Vicar of Dibley 2016
  • This theatre is a gem at the foothills of The Dandenongs. The productions are excellent and the pre show drinks and post show supper are a treat.

    Cas O. Facebook Review
  • It is a great theatre the people are friendly and the plays are fantastic well worth going too.

    Jeanne T. Facebook Review
  • This was an outstanding production! Somehow it was even funnier than the well known TV production. All actors played their parts beautifully! I really think you could present this year after year and we, the audience, would not tire from it. Laughter is the best medicine and it certainly did me a lot of good. Well done!

    Survey Response Attendee of The Vicar of Dibley 2016
  • I love a night out here in Upper Gully ...great performances, quaint building and art space, lovely atmosphere, friendly kind staff....and the drink on arrival and nibblies after the show is such a lovely touch...really can't wait for next year's program to be released.

    Ess W, Facebook Review