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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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Strands
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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
bakery@1812
Never The Sinner
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Written by Dan Goggin
Directed by Trish Carr
16th November - 9th December, 2017
The Lowe Auditorium
Nunsense

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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Now Showing – The Vicar of Dibley

Everybody’s favourite Vicar returns to the 1812 stage this November in 3 New Episodes of the classic BBC TV series ‘The vicar of Dibley”.

Our stage version of this hilarious, yet heart-warming BBC TV sitcom features all the eccentric, lovable characters, including Alice, the blonde, dippy verger; Owen, the earthy, local farmer and the stuttering Jim who prefaces most remarks with no-no-no-no-yes! And, of course, there’s the inimitable vicar herself.

The script is by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew Archer, writers of Blackadder and Mr Bean; and being performed this season are the episodes ‘Window & Weather’, ‘Love & Marriage’ and ‘Winter’.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see 3 episodes of The Vicar of Dibley live on stage in one show.

Showing in The Lowe Auditorium 17th November to 10th December.

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Thu 23

Steptoe and Son

February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 24

Steptoe and Son

February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 25

Steptoe and Son

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • We always have dinner at the Royal beforehand, then stroll up to the theatre. It feels like being part of a huge family when we enter the doors. The welcoming smiles, not only from 1812 staff but the theatregoers as well, always lifts the spirits and our enthusiasm for the play we are about to be presented with.

    Survey Response Attendee of The Vicar of Dibley 2016
  • It is a great theatre the people are friendly and the plays are fantastic well worth going too.

    Jeanne T. 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
  • 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