Message Of The Month

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Bryan Hughes

It's with great sadness we hear the news of the passing of Bryan Hughes, a past President, Treasurer committee member and Performer with the Queenscliff  Lighthouse Theatre Group. We would like to pass on our condolences to Cynthia his wife,
a Life member and founding member of QLTG and his family, in particular Mel, his daughter who was an active member and performer.













 



Monday, May 6, 2024

What a special afternoon

Our inaugural Sunday Showcase on 5 May was a wonderful afternoon. 

The Pavilion was filled with music, song, drama and comedy, laughter, conversation, clapping and cheers, as performers and audience alike had a great time. Different groups from the community came together and made connections.

Thank you to everyone involved, from crew, singers, musicians, dancers, actors and raffle prize donors,  to all who came along to enjoy the show. A special thank you goes to Lisa, for her vision and passion to put this show on. We couldn't have done it without you.

Here's a few photos from the day.


  


 
 

 

 

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Sunday Showcase 5 May 2024

 


Join us for a delightful Sunday afternoon of entertainment, music, drama and dance from local community groups and performers.

Sunday Showcase is at The Pavilion, 1 Hygeia Drive, Queenscliff (next to monthly market venue), from 2pm.

Nibbles provided, BYO. Tickets are just $10.

Book at www.trybooking.com/CQYYY. Enquiries: 0407 700 419

Coming events

QLTG is proud to entertain the Queenscliff community and visitors to the Borough, through a wide range of theatre activities.

Page to Stage play readings and theatre workshops


Venue: Queenscliff RSL, King St, from 7pm to 9pm. No experience necessary, all welcome (16+). BYO if you wish, gold coin donation if you can. Next event: Monday 20 May.

We read scenes and short plays, and also workshop an aspect of theatre craft. Held on the third Monday of every month between February and November. Enquiries: qltg.theatre@gmail.com 

Scroll down this page for details and all dates for 2024.

Storytelling

Held regularly at Queenscliffe Community Market in The Pavilion. Enjoy our members reading picture books to the little ones, in a lovely setting. Three readings sessions between 10am and 12noon. Next market is Sunday 28 April.

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Page to Stage fun

Page to Stage play readings and workshops

Our Page to Stage monthly play readings and workshops night is held on the third Monday of each month between February and November. It's at Queenscliff RSL in King St between 7pm and 9pm. No experience necessary - all welcome (16+). BYO drinks and glass. Entry is a gold coin donation.

We read a variety of scenes in different genres and also run theatre skills workshops and games. Playwrights who want to have their script read can contact us on qltg.theatre@gmail.com.

Theatre skills

What sort of theatre skills workshops are you interested in? See some ideas below. Let us know via qltg.theatre@gmail.com or send a message on facebook or insta.

How do I project my voice?

How do I develop a character?

What do I do on stage when I'm not speaking?

Can I try mime and movement?

What happens backstage in a show?

How can I learn about directing?

Dates for 2024 (all Monday)

19 February
18 March
15 April
20 May
17 June
15 July
19 August
16 September
21 October
18 November



Tuesday, December 19, 2023

School holiday panto fun in Queenscliffe!

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group has an entertaining show for all the family with The Tale of Sleeping Beauty, on stage in Queenscliffe from 8 to 13 January 2024.

There's two shows daily at 10.30am and 1.30pm at the Queenscliff Uniting Church hall, corner Hesse and Stokes streets.

The incomparable Debbie Fraser has adapted the story and is directing the show, which has a talented lineup of performers.


Tickets are $15 and $20 - book now at www.trybooking.com/969762

Tickets will also be available at the door.

We are also running a colouring competition, with tickets as a prize - pick up an entry form at the information centre and holiday spots around Queenscliffe.


Above: A royal gathering: Princess Aurora (left - Eloise Wingrave) with King Cole (right - Russell Purdy) and Queen Coke (centre - Angus McLean).

Left: who will win out? Bad fairy Carabosse (Alex Karnis) or good fairy Dreamawhile (Kaitlyn Eastwood).


Our cast members are:

Prince Ferdinand - Charlotte Polwarth
Princess Aurora (Beauty) - Eloise Wingrave
King Cole - Russell Purdy
Queen Coke - Angus McLean
Carabosse - Alex Karnis
Dreamawhile - Kaitlyn Eastwood
Lord Dandini - Luke McKinnon
Spinning Jenny - Karina Whytcross
Pickles - Daniel Pizzey
Daffy the Dragon - Joe McKinnon

Left: Prince Ferdinand (Charlotte Polwarth)'s advice to Princess Aurora: Don't get caught napping! Get your tickets now! 

We thank the Borough of Queenscliffe for their generous support of The Tale of Sleeping Beauty.

If you'd like to help backstage or front of house, contact qltgtheatre@gmail.com. Note: A current Working with Children Check is required.



Saturday, October 14, 2023

Page to Stage finale for 2023

Page to Stage rehearsed readings

Thursday 16 November 7-9pm, Queenscliff RSL

Want to be part of a fun night of rehearsed readings at our Page to Stage 2023 finale on 16 November? 

Just bring a short 2-actor scene or monologue you've rehearsed, to read on the night. We can provide scripts if you need one. Poetry and movement pieces are also welcome!

Email qltg.theatre@gmail.com to let us know what you are planning, and we'll put you into program. 

Invite your family and friends to be part of the audience and enjoy the performances. Entry is by gold coin donation. All welcome (16+)

BYO drinks and we'll provide a light supper. RSVP for catering purposes by 13 November to qltg.theatre@gmail.com



Wednesday, September 13, 2023

PANTO AUDITIONS - Mon 9 October

 Sleeping Beauty auditions

Open auditions are on Monday 9 October for our January holiday pantomime Sleeping Beauty, to be directed by Debbie Fraser. 

We're after adults and young actors to play these fun roles, so come along to the auditions to be held at Queenscliff RSL on 9 October at 7pm. To book an audition, please call Lyn on 0414 897 720.

The panto will be staged from 8 to 13 January 2024 at Queenscliff Uniting Church, and our shows are always popular with holidaymakers.

For your audition, please prepare a short monologue suitable to the role you are auditioning for and a short song. Supply a backing track on your phone. You may be asked to improvise and do a reading from the script. 

Cast list

  • Princess Aurora – 16+. A vibrant young girl. Sings. Female.
  • Prince Frederick – 16+. Typical Prince like character. Sure of himself but also very likable. Sings. Male or female (pantomime boy). 
  • King Cole – Mature. Comedy role. Male.
  • Queen Coke – Mature. Comedy role. Can be male (dame) or female.
  • Daffy – 10+ Small Welsh dragon. Agile dancer and “roars”. Otherwise, non-speaking. Male or female.
  • Fairy Dreamawhile – Good fairy. Sings. Mature. Female.
  • Carabosse – Wicked fairy. Mature, female.
  • Fairy Moonbeam - 16+. Good fairy. Female.
  • Fairy Starbright – 16+. Good fairy. Female.
  • Lord Dandini – 16+. Lord Chamberlain to His Majesty. Male.
  • Spinning Jenny – 16+. Maid of Honour to the Princess. Speaks cockney. Female.
  • Pickles – 16+. Police officer in fancy dress as court Jester. Male or female.