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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Meet the cast - After Dinner


Cast of QLTG's After Dinner
Introducing our outstanding After Dinner cast!

After Dinner opens June 29 at 360Q
Book now by clicking the "Buy Tickets" tab

Director Debbie Fraser is thrilled to have assembled such a talented cast

Jodie J Hill as Dympie

DYMPIE – Jodie J Hill

Dympie is a plain and conservative single woman. She is a creature of habit. Dympie is rather frumpy and unfashionable, resulting in the nickname “Dumpie Dympie”. 

Jodie J Hill’s brand of humour has seen her perform on radio, television, film, festivals and events all around Australia. In 2014 Jodie had the honour of being invited to tour with the troops in Egypt and Dubai. Reflecting on her time in the Sinai Desert she wrote and performed a solo show, “Flirting with Danger” for the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival to favourable reviews.
“brilliant comedian…brilliant person! Four stars!” The Music
“hilarious” Four stars!” The Advertiser

Kate O'Keeffe as Paula

PAULA – Kate O’Keeffe
  
Single and fashion forward Paula is eager to have a good time and likes to make everyone feel happy and comfortable. 

Kate grew up in Geelong and performed in local theatre productions by GSODA, Geelong Lyric Theatre and Doorstep Productions before moving to Melbourne to study dance full time in 2001. Since then she has completed a Bachelor of Theatre Arts, a Master of Teaching and has lived in Perth, Montreal, London, Melbourne and Sydney. 
In recent years Kate has developed an interest in improvised comedy and last year trained at the iconic iO (formally Improv Olympic) Theatre in Chicago for five weeks in their summer intensive program. 
Kate has written and performed two one-woman shows, performing the first ‘Life as I knew it’ at the Adelaide Fringe in 2012 and the second ‘Losing you (twice)’ at The King St Theatre in Sydney and The Butterfly Club in Melbourne in 2017. 
Kate is delighted to be making her QLTG debutand working alongside Debbie Fraser again - the last production they worked on together was The Little Mermaid for GSODA in 1998!

Bernadette Byrne as Monika

MONIKA – Bernadette Byrne


Monika is the most elegant of the three women and more experienced, having been married. Monika’s husband Martin has just passed away. With her grief she craves excitement with a man after years of monotony. She wants to pursue her dreams of freedom and passion. 

Classically trained, Bernadette has played roles from Shakespeare to Ibsen, working in theatre and guest roles on television, as well as in primetime commercials. 
One of Bernadette’s first roles at aged ten, was in The Man From Snowy River 2- a formative experience and charming introduction to film acting. She has played the role of Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice, Thea Elvstd in Hedda Gabler and Bianca in Taming of the Shrew. Most recently she has played the role of Sheila in Geelong Repertory Theatre’s production of ‘Jakes Women’. Lucy Dean in the Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Groups ‘Secret Bridesmaids Business’ and Mrs Darling in their 2018 summer production of ‘Peter Pan’. 
On television she has performed in Blue Heelers and the tele-movie The Feds. She has performed the role of a police woman in short film ‘Sheppard’ doing the short film festival circuit this year. 
TV Commercials have included Myer, Edward Beale, Levante Hosiery and infra commercials on the Bert Newton morning show. 
Bernadette has attended workshops at VCA, NIDA, St Martins, Elliot Currie Method Melbourne and Actors Studio Sydney. She’s now emerging from the fog of mothering two gorgeous players, a boy and a girl, the better to renew her passion for the theatre
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Peter Murrihy as Stephen

STEPHEN – Peter Murrihy


Stephen is quite masculine and is a stereotypical Australian male who likes a drink and goes to the pub to pick up women. He fancies himself quite the womaniser; however he feels sexually inadequate and has never had a long term relationship.
Stephen is fiercely  protective of his masculinity which is why he has an inability to communicate on a less than superficial level.  

This is Peter's first appearance on stage in any capacity.
A couple of years ago he began acting classes with MooreGrace Acting Studios in Geelong and this was a huge leap into the unknown for him.
Married with three adult daughters he kept his acting secret from family and friends until they saw him in an RACV commercial on TV. He now has appeared in 3 commercials but has ceased acting classes for now as he has taken on a very different role. Peter is currently the Deputy Mayor of the City of Greater Geelong.
His wife says he has been acting a goat most of his life.
Is Peter out of his comfort zone? "You bet I am."

Dan Eastwood as Gordon

GORDON – Dan Eastwood


Gordon is a socially awkward, conservative and sensitive man. Gordon and his wife have separated. He is grieving and looking to talk about his feelings.
Gordon is behind the times and rather daggy. He is behind on current trends about quartz digital watches and the use of credit cards. Gordon spends a lot of the time feeling uncomfortable.

Dan has been a regular on various Geelong and Bellarine stages for over twenty years. His previous appearances with Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group have included the roles of Warbucks in Annie, Captain Von Trapp in the Sound of Music, the King of Siam in The King and I, Fagin in Oliver, and roles in DeCadence, Time Warp and Tapas, Return to Casting Capers and Calendar Girls. Dan served as President of QLTG in 2016 and produced the very successful QLTG shows Calendar Girls and Secret Bridesmaids’ Business. 
Other highlights with a variety of Geelong theatre companies include Spamalot, Hairspray, The Producers, Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oklahoma, The Full Monty, Shout, Cabaret, Singing in the Rain and many, many more. 
After Dinner marks Dan’s sixth QLTG show under the direction of Debbie Fraser and he has no doubt she is sick to death of the sight of him!




Friday, June 8, 2018

Dinkum Assorted - Info Session June 17


QLTG are pleased to announce our October Show!

Dinkum Assorted

Written by Linda Aronson

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

This is a fabulous play with music and requires an all female cast of fourteen aged between 18 and 80. 

An information session will be held at the Queenscliff RSL on Sunday afternoon June 17th at 2pm
Auditions will be held in July.

Set in an Australian country town biscuit factory during World War II the play shows how the all-female cast factory workers fight to save the factory, run a ‘Mum’s Army’ Civil Defence Unit, put on a show for the War Effort – and cope with the fact that two thousand US airmen have just been stationed outside town.


Dinkum Assorted Information Session
Sunday June 17, 2pm
Queenscliff RSL, King St Queenscliff

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Buy Tickets - After Dinner


After Dinner

June 29 - July 7


QLTG and 360Q present as part of the Low Light Queenscliff Festival

After Dinner by Andrew Bovell


Directed by Debbie Fraser

Tickets are on sale now for $55 and include a two course meal

Book here now! 

After Dinner is a poignant and hilarious collision of lonely hearts, sex, friendship and Friday night drinks set in a suburban pub, circa 1987. Paula, Monika and Dympie are going to paint the town red... or maybe just a deep shade of embarrassment.
In this comedic gem, some will relive memories. Many will be reminded of friends and lovers. You’ll all know the music... And a few might even recognise a little bit of you.

Don't miss this hilarious piece of quality Australian theatre
Book today!


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

After Dinner Cast Announcement - Tickets on sale now!

After Dinner

Cast Announcement
Tickets On Sale Now!

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group
in collaboration with 360Q
as part of the Low Light Festival
are thrilled to announce our cast for our next show

"After Dinner" by Andrew Bovell
directed by Debbie Fraser
at 360Q, June 29/30 and July 5/6/7

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from:

Cast

Dympie - Jodie Hill
Paula - Kate O'Keeffe
Monika - Bernadette Byrne
Stephen - Peter Murrihy
Gordon - Dan Eastwood

After Dinner is a poignant and hilarious collision of lonely hearts, sex, friendship and Friday night drinks set in a suburban pub, circa 1987. Paula, Monika and Dympie are going to paint the town red... or maybe just a deep shade of embarrassment.
In this comedic gem, some will relive memories. Many will be reminded of friends and lovers. You’ll all know the music... And a few might even recognise a little bit of you.

Don't miss this hilarious piece of quality Australian theatre

Sunday, March 4, 2018

AUDITIONS - Sunday March 18

AUDITION!!! 
Sunday 18th March. 

AFTER DINNER By Andrew Bovell
5 Actors WANTED! 


Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group in collaboration with the Queenscliff Low Light Festival shall soon be holding auditions for the extremely entertaining Australian play AFTER DINNER by Andrew Bovell.

Directed by Debbie Fraser this production will be performed June 29/30 and July 5/6/7 at a restaurant in Queenscliff.

Auditions shall be held at Queenscliff RSL on Sunday 18th March commencing at 2pm.
Please phone Lyn Houldcroft on 0414 897 720 to reserve an audition time and come prepared with a monologue.

After Dinner is a poignant and hilarious collision of lonely hearts, sex, friendship and Friday night drinks set in a suburban pub, circa 1987. Paula, Monika and Dympie are going to paint the town red... or maybe just a deep shade of embarrassment.
In this comedic gem, some will relive memories. Many will be reminded of friends and lovers. You’ll all know the music... And a few might even recognise a little bit of you.

With wonderful reviews from recent QLTG productions Calendar Girls in 2016, Secret Bridesmaids Business 2017, and Peter Pan 2018, we have been attracting some amazing talented professional actors wanting to work with our boutique theatre to continue practicing their craft, as well as unearthing the rich local talent of actors in our region.

We are now in search for five actors to play the following characters;
DYMPIE - an office worker, mid thirties to late 40’s. 
Dympie is a plain and conservative single woman. She is a creature of habit. Dympie is rather frumpy and unfashionable, resulting in the nickname “Dumpie Dympie. 
PAULA - an office worker, mid twenties to late thirties.  
Single and fashion forward Paula is eager to have a good time and likes to make everyone feel happy and comfortable. 
MONIKA - an office worker, mid thirties to late 40’s.  
Monika is the most elegant of the three women and more experienced, having been married. Monika’s husband Martin has just passed away. With her grief she craves excitement with a man after years of monotony. She wants to pursue her dreams of freedom and passion. 
STEPHEN - a bank worker, mid thirties to late 40’s  
Stephen is quite masculine and is a stereotypical Australian male who likes a drink and goes to the pub to pick up women. He fancies himself quite the womaniser; however he feels sexually inadequate and has never had a long term relationship.
Stephen is  fiercely  protective of his masculinity which is why he has an inability to communicate on a less than superficial level.  
GORDON - a bank worker, mid thirties to late 40’s

Gordon is a socially awkward, conservative and sensitive man. Gordon and his wife have separated. He is grieving and looking to talk about his feelings.
Gordon is behind the times and rather daggy. He is behind on current trends about quartz digital watches and the use of credit cards. Gordon spends a lot of the time feeling uncomfortable. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

QLTG Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Saturday April 7th, 6pm

Princess Park Pavilion
1 Hygeia Drive, Queenscliff

QLTG presents a night of fun social entertainment! 

Our open mic night is on Saturday April 7th at Princess Park Pavilion from 6pm.

Come along and enjoy the local vocals, join in the fun and games and bid on the silent auction. 

Tickets are only $5 per head with table seating for groups of up to 8. BYO drinks and nibbles.

To book tickets - or a mic slot - contact Lyn Houldcroft on 0414 897 720.

See you there!

2018 - Big plans ahead!

The Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group 2018 committee was elected at the AGM on February 12th, and big plans are already afoot.

Introducing our 2018 committee:

Bernadette Byrne (Vice-President), Ian Royce (President), Mark Tonzing (Treasurer)
Lyn Houldcroft (Secretary), Laura Perry, Heather Kiddle
Debbie Fraser, Lucille Colombo
The committee have hit the ground running, and already have two events planned for the coming months. 

The first is an open mic/silent auction night to be held at Princess Park Pavilion on April 7th.
The second is a production of "After Dinner" by Australian writer Andrew Bovell.

More information on these events will be published shortly.

If you would like to join Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group, you can apply for membership at this link


We'd love to hear from you!