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Dinkum Assorted - Oct 12-20 - Book now!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Dinkum Assorted

Presented by Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group
October 12-20
Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall


Probably the only play in the world written for a cast of fifteen women and a nanny goat, Dinkum Assorted by Linda Aronson is a wild comedy with music and tap dancing, set alongside some thought-provoking stories about women striving for personal and professional freedom. 

Set during the wartime spring of 1942 in the remote outback town of Warrabadanga, the female workers at the Dinkum Assorted Biscuit Factory are battling to keep the biscuits baking.

For these ordinary Aussie women in a town devoid of men, life is challenging. Not only are they fighting to save the factory machinery from being sold for scrap, they're running a 'Mum's Army' Civil Defence Unit, putting on a show for the war effort and coping with the sudden arrival of 2000 American airmen stationed just outside town.

Directed by Jennie Roles with musical direction by Ron Sudden and featuring a cast of 15 local ladies, Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group's production of Dinkum Assorted opens Friday October 12th at Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall with evening performances at 7:30pm on the 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th, and 2:00pm matinees on the 13th, 14th and 20th.

Tickets are $29 for adults, $25 concession and $20 for groups of 20 or more, and are available through this website by clicking on the link below, or at the Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre, 55 Hesse St Queenscliff. Ph: 03 5258 4843

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Cast

Joan - Emma Jones
Connie - Trina Dakin
Millie - Jenn Stirk
Grace - Carol Fogg
Florrie - Gae Gray
Little Beat - Nicole Hickman
Ethel - Eleanor Beasley
Vi - Chanelle Tait
Rosie - Steph Beall
Pearl - Sue Rawkins
Glad - Ally Miller
Big Beat - Joy Launikonis
Doris - Vivienne Lewis
Edie - Heather Kiddle
Margie - Norma Addison

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group is proud to continue with their presentation of Australian written plays and 'Dinkum Assorted' follows on from sold out seasons of 'After Dinner' and 'The Adventures of Peter Pan'.

Founded in 2001 Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group is a volunteer run community based theatre group with a mission to create quality entertainment on the Bellarine Peninsula. To find out more about QLTG you can subscribe to our News Feed and follow us on social media at the links below, or send us a message via the Contact Us tab on this site.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Dinkum Assorted Pre-Show Express Dinner Offer

Queenscliff Brewhouse Pre-Show Express Dinner

Queenscliff Brewhouse invite Dinkum Assorted Patrons to enjoy a pre show express dinner available at the Brewhouse from 5:30pm to 7:15pm on show nights. 

Offer includes a complimentary pot of craft beer or regional wine with any main meal purchased.

 The Brewhouse Courtesy bus will also be available. 
Queenscliff Brewhouse is located at 2 Gellibrand St, a short walk from the theatre.

To book dinner please call The Brewhouse on 5258 1717.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Dinkum Assorted Tickets On Sale Now!

Dinkum Assorted

October 12 - 20
Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall
83-89 Hesse St, Queenscliff


Tickets are now on sale for our October production
Dinkum Assorted

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Tickets also available from
Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre
55 Hesse St, Queenscliff
Ph: 03 5258 4843

In a little outback Queensland town during World War II, almost all the men are away overseas, leaving 15 very different hardworking women and Rita the Nanny goat to save the local Biscuit Factory and put on a dazzling tap-dance extravaganza for the 2000 US airmen stationed just outside the town.

Be prepared to laugh, cry and sing along with this very funny play about a group of women striving for personal and professional freedom against the backdrop of a changing world.
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Queenscliff Brewhouse Pre-Show Express Dinner


Queenscliff Brewhouse invite Dinkum Assorted Patrons to enjoy a pre show express dinner available at the Brewhouse from 5:30pm to 7:15pm on show nights. 

Offer includes a complimentary pot of craft beer or regional wine with any main meal purchased.

 The Brewhouse Courtesy bus will also be available. 
Queenscliff Brewhouse is located at 2 Gellibrand St, a short walk from the theatre.

To book dinner please call The Brewhouse on 5258 1717.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Borough of Queenscliffe Community Grant

QLTG are pleased to announce that we were successful in our recent application for a community grant from the Borough of Queenscliffe.

The Borough has kindly provided QLTG with a grant of $2000 to be used for upgrading our props and sets storage facilities at the Red Shed in Princess Park.

The Borough of Queenscliffe has always been a strong supporter of the Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group since our inception in 2001, and we are fortunate to be based within a council that encourages the growth of community groups.

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group would like to take this opportunity to thank the Borough for their ongoing assistance.

Queenscliffe Mayor Susan Salter presents QLTG President Ian Royce with the cheque

QLTG representatives with councillors at the presentation ceremony.
Mark Tonzing, Bernadette Byrne, Susan Salter (Mayor), Ian Royce, Matthew King, Boyce Pizzey (Deputy Mayor) 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Cast Announcement - Dinkum Assorted


Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group is pleased to announce the cast of our October show!

Dinkum Assorted
by
Linda Aronson

Dinkum Assorted will run from October 12 - 20 at the Queenscliff Uniting Church.

Directed by Jennie Roles
Musical Direction by Ron Sudden

We are thrilled to welcome back a number of familiar faces and introduce some new QLTG talent!

Cast

Joan - Emma Jones
Connie - Trina Dakin
Millie - Jenn Stirk
Grace - Carol Fogg
Florrie - Gae Gray
Little Beat - Nicole Hickman
Ethel - Eleanor Beasley
Vi - Chanelle Tait
Rosie - Steph Beall
Pearl - Sue Rawkins
Glad - Ally Miller
Big Beat - Joy Launikonis
Doris - Vivienne Lewis
Edie - Heather Kiddle
Margie - Norma Addison

Congratulations to all our fabulous cast members and we look forward to another great QLTG show!

Tickets will be on sale very soon and available at this website.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Dinkum Assorted Auditions

Auditions

Dinkum Assorted
Thursday July 19
7pm at Queenscliff RSL

Following the sell-out success of After Dinner we are looking for a cast of 14 ladies of all ages for our October show, Dinkum Assorted by Linda Aronson.

We are very excited to welcome Jennie Roles as the Director and welcome back Ron Sudden as Musical Director.

Auditions for Dinkum Assorted will be on Thursday July 19th from 7pm at Queenscliff RSL, Cnr King and Hesse St, with callbacks at the same venue on Sunday July 22nd from 1pm.

To book an audition slot please call Laura Perry on 0416 150 642.
Audition forms can be downloaded here

For your audition please prepare a monologue of 1-3 minutes and a song from the WWII era.
Please provide either sheet music for the accompanist, or a backing track on a suitable playback device.

Dinkum Assorted

In a little outback Queensland town during World War II, almost all the men are away overseas leaving 15 very different hardworking women and Rita the Nanny goat to save the local Biscuit Factory, organise ‘Mum’s Army’ Civil Defence Unit, cope with the fact that two thousand US airmen have just been stationed outside town and put on a dazzling all taping show for the War Effort.
Be prepared to laugh, cry at this very funny musical comedy about a group of women striving for personal and professional freedom against the backdrop of a changing world.
Ladies find your tools, get your vocals warmed up and dust off your tap shoes we are looking for 15 ladies of varying ages to stage this wonderful Australian play by Linda Aronson.
Each Lady is as different as the biscuits you will find in assorted packs of biscuits, some sweet, some savoury depending on their age and life’s experiences.

Cast –
15 women aged from around 17 to 70 with the ability to sing and tap dance (or fake it) required.

Characters-
Rita – A goat (preferably not a real one!)
Joan – approximately 35
Elegant, well-spoken, intense woman attempting to get custody of her only daughter.  Joan has only just moved to town and started work at the factory.

Connie – 60+
Larger than life tea lady of the factory.  The lady who knows all the gossip.  Connie is originally for the North of England and not always popular with the other ladies.

Millie – 25 -30
Newly widowed. Millie cannot accept the news of her husband’s death as truth.

Grace – 50+
Forewoman of the Wafer biscuit department. Forceful take charge character.

Vi – Late teens – Early 20’s
Vi has stars in her eyes and is going to be a star in Hollywood one day (or maybe Tamworth).

Rosie - Late teens – Early 20’s
Vi’s best friend she tries to keep up with Vi’s theatrical expectations but she is not that ambitious.

Florrie - 70ish
A woman who tells it like it is and is not afraid to make sure the young ones know it.

Big Beat – No defined age
A tall and imposing woman.  Little Beat’s best friend.

Little Beat – 30+
Big beat’s best friend

Ethel – 40+
The perpetual victim who is nobody’s fool.

Pearl – 40 to 50
The hard working straight talking forewoman of the cream biscuit department.

 Glad -  20 to 30
 The extremely pregnant woman who can fix anything mechanical.

Doris – 30+
Friend of Edie

Edie – 30+
Friend of Doris