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Written by Frederick Knott
Directed by Chris Procter
26th July - 18th August, 2018
The Lowe Auditorium
Dial M for Murder
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Written by Robert Hewett
Directed by Zina Carman
4th October - 27th October, 2018
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Based on the film by Blake Edwards
Directed by Dexter Bourke
15th November - 8th December, 2018
The Lowe Auditorium
The Pink Panther Strikes Again

‘Board Shorts’ and The Youth Theatre’s ’12 Angry Jurors’ Next Up at 1812

With our Season Three Production of Beyond Reasonable Doubt wrapped up, we now look towards our Season Four production of Last of the Summer Wine.

We have two other great productions coming up before that, though.

Board Shorts – Our Short Play Festival

The [email protected] presents its annual program of short plays featuring works from local playwrights, which serves as a vehicle for the presentation of new works, and for local directors and actors to showcase their talents.

The 2018 event contains a varied program of short plays which will take you on a rewarding journey through the various genres of theatre.

For all the details and to book visit here.

All tickets are $15 each.
Thursday June 28th @ 8pm
Friday June 29th @ 8pm
Saturday June 30th @ 2pm (matinee)
Saturday June 30th @ 8pm

12 Angry Jurors – Centrestage Youth Theatre

Our Youth Theatre is also back with their second production for the year with 12 Angry Jurors. They have made this production their own and are sure to provide a great night of entertainment.

Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen.

As the dozen jury members try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy’s fate.

All tickets are $15 each.  Showing 10th to 14th July.

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Chaim’s Love Song – Tickets Now On Sale

We are down to the last week of our second season (in association with redfox3) Constellations, which has received amazing feedback and reviews. With great seats left, don’t miss out on your last chance to see this play at 1812.

Our third production for the year – Chaim’s Love Long is well into rehearsals, the actors are polishing up on their lines and the set is well on its way to completion.
With a story that will keep with you long after you leave the theatre, Chaim’s Love Song is not to be missed.

Why not make a night of it? With great discounts at some local eateries just for showing your 1812 ticket, it’s sure to please – especially with the complimentary light supper provided during the production.

About the production:

Chaim Shotsky, a retired mailman in Brooklyn, is an American Tevye who tells his life story to Kelly Burke from Iowa.  His exotic tale is rich with vitality.  His friends include a philosophical baker, a Holocaust survivor with many secrets, his son and daughter, a matchmaker to end all matchmakers, movie star pigeons and a host of Israelis.

Chaim’s life story takes us on a journey to discover what and who are valuable in life.

The play starts with Kelly Burke, a displaced Iowan, sitting on a park bench writing in her journal.  But Kelly has settled in the park to which Chaim Shotsky comes everyday to feed his feathered friends.  Eventually, through stories and memories, Chaim brings Kelly into his world.  Once she is there, Chaim leads her to explore the important questions about life, love and the stories we all have to tell.

Showing in The Lowe Auditorium – 17th May to 9th June, 2018


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Tickets Now Available for the Journey that is ‘Constellations’

Calendar Girls opened our Season One for the year with great feedback and a lot of laughs.
We now look forward to our second season of the year.

Showing in our intimate [email protected], this production will take you on an unforgettable journey – definitely don’t miss out!

About the production:

Can one word alter the course of your life?

String theory, parallel universes and Sliding Doors moments set the scene for one of the most exciting new love stories of our generation.

This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know. Roland knows a lot about honey. Marianne knows a lot about physics. With little in common, the probability of them meeting, let alone getting along, is slim to none. Yet in a single moment the possibilities are infinite, inexplicable and even miraculous.

Audiences watch as Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory, questioning the difference between choice and destiny.

Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that is witty, fascinating and heartbreaking; and has delighted audiences in New York and London.

Showing in [email protected] – 5th April to 28th April, 2018
In association with redfox3


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  • It was our first time at the 1812 and we purchased tix for our family and my Dad for his 70th birthday. As HUGE fans of the vicar (I met Dawn French earlier this year!) I was not expecting anything too special to be honest. But we were all blown away by the production, the set, the professionalism and the frivolity of the night! To top it off, the supper was awesome. We did not actually have anything to eat as we had eaten dinner before the show but there was such a lovely selection. The immerse photo project was there too which just topped off our night! Fabulous job to everyone! Thanks for making the theatre accessible to all!

    Survey Response Attendee of The Vicar of Dibley 2016
  • I saw 'The Vicar Of Dibley' in Dec 2016 - twice! Absolutely loved it. The cast were perfect - from the way they looked visually to the way they spoke audibly. The sets looked amazing, too.Such a terrific show! Such a terrific show!

    Rob K. Facebook Review
  • 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
  • Swamp Fox Productions and cast and crew of 'Strands' made this playwright extremely happy. I loved the production. What a team! The actors were sublime. And the [email protected] is now one of my favourite Theatre spaces. Thanks so much for your bravery and commitment to producing great nights out. Will be back.

    Peta B. Facebook Review
  • 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
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