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Written by Hugh Whitemore
Directed by Malcolm Sussman
21st February - 16th March, 2019
The Lowe Auditorium
Breaking the Code
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Written by Rex Pickett
Directed by Justin Stephens
In association with redfox3
4th April - 4th May, 2019
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Sideways
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Written by Agatha Christie
Directed by John Mills
23th May - 15th June, 2019
The Lowe Auditorium
The Mousetrap
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Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Justin Stephens
8th August - 31st August, 2019
The Lowe Auditorium
Baskerville - A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
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Written by Henrik Ibsen - Adapted by Eamon Flack
Directed by Dexter Bourke
3rd October - 26th October, 2019
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Ghosts
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Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Pip Le Blond
14th November - 7th December, 2019
The Lowe Auditorium
Leading Ladies
Thu 21

Breaking the Code

February 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 22

Breaking the Code

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 23

Breaking the Code

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

Breaking the Code – Tickets Now On Sale

With 2019 already starting to say its farewells to January, our first season of the year Breaking the Code is already in rehearsals and tickets are now on sale!

With our first season yet to open, you still have the opportunity to treat someone (and yourself) to great discounts on seeing multiple 2019 shows, click here for all the info.

As always, each performance comes with a complimentary supper to enjoy.

Why not make a night out of it, with great Dining Specials at some great local restaurants just for having an 1812 ticket, enjoy a bite and drink before the show.

About the production:

“Breaking The Code” is the story of Alan Turing, also depicted in the 2014 Oscar winning Movie “The Imitation Game”

Alan Turing was a mathematical genius who devised the means of cracking the German Enigma code, used to send messages to their U-boats in World War II, and in doing so made a significant contribution to winning the war. It was on Churchill’s specific instructions that Turing was given all the resources he required to accomplish this most important task – and his personal behaviour tolerated during the dark years of World War II.

In the years following World War II the significance of his contribution was overlooked, and in a now less tolerant environment he was forced to endure behaviour modification therapy for his personal indiscretions, and abandoned by the country he had contributed so much to saving.

Without his work, the Nazis might well have won the war and our world would be a very different place. In acknowledgement of his contribution, Queen Elizabeth II pardoned Turing in December 2013, 59 years after his death.

Showing in The Lowe Auditorium – 21st February to 16th March, 2019

 

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas for 2018 from 1812 – Plus a great gift idea!

Our final show of the year has come to a close with the Pink Panthers now having a good catnap away from the stage.

We are looking forward to all the things Christmas has to bring while we enjoy a little time off – mince tarts, advent calendars (you have to treat yourself a little 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.

With our Spoken Word evenings, Sounds of Silent Movie Nights, Youth Theatre having two great seasons and an extra production with Till Death Us Do Part, it been a great and busy year.

At this point we would like to take the opportunity to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas, and a safe, happy festive season.

We look forward to seeing you again next year.

Have a great Christmas break!

The 1812 Theatre.

Four or Six Show Season Passes

If you’re looking for gift ideas, or some last minute stocking stuffers, why not check out our Season Ticket options?

These make a great Christmas present for the avid theatre lover, offering a season pass to all six productions for 2019, or the four Lowe Auditorium performances at a greatly discounted rate. With an amazing line-up, they are sure to love it.

You can also check out our 2019 Season here.

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The Pink Panther Strikes Again – Now Showing!

The Pink Panther Strikes Again has been showing for a week now, with the audience and the reviewers loving it!

theatrepeople.com.au’s Alison Hilbig has to say:

Taking a film to a stage adaptation is never an easy task, but under the skillful direction of Dexter Bourke, the 1812 Theatre have managed to pull it off. This is a clever adaptation and fans of the original film will not be disappointed (and yes, the well-loved Pink Panther theme by Henry Mancini is included).

The Pink Panther Strikes Again is a thoroughly entertaining night of theatre for audiences of all ages, guaranteed to give you a laugh, and if you’re old enough to remember the original film version, stir up some hilarious memories.

Read the full review here!

Also – check out a great teaser trailer here!

About the production:

The world’s most unusual criminologist, Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau, fights for his life and for the future of all mankind in the most bizarre and dangerous caper of his brilliantly successful and utterly clumsy career. Paul Dreyfus, once his long-suffering boss, now turned into a raving lunatic, holds the world at bay with the ultimate weapon, the Doomsday Machine. Dreyfus is out to get Clouseau, the man whose undeserved success has driven him crazy, and he threatens to vaporize continents if the nations of the world don’t deliver Clouseau to him alive or, if at all possible, dead!

Blissfully unaware that the army of deadly assassins is gunning for him, or that the beautiful girl who seeks him out is a Russian agent, Clouseau incredibly stumbles and slips by every attack. However, the world is running out of time because the increasingly frustrated Dreyfus, doodling with the Doomsday Machine, is running out of patience.

Showing in The Lowe Auditorium – 15th November to 8th December, 2018

 

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Thu 21

Breaking the Code

February 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 22

Breaking the Code

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 23

Breaking the Code

February 23 @ 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • What a wonderful experience ! Loved everything about the evening from the free parking, quality free program, sherry on arrival, opportunity to view the photographic exhibition beforehand, chilled water at interval (not served from plastic - thank you!), delicious supper & OJ at the close of the evening, the special touch of audience participation and that's even before mentioning the outstanding set, terrific performance and reasonable ticket price. Well done, once again, from an appreciative audience member.

    Kathy D. Facebook Review
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