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Monday, June 3, 2024

Fantabulous Nuncrackers musical coming July/Aug

Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas musical, promises a cracker night of music, songs, shenanigans and laughs, when we bring it to the stage in July/August. 

Our original cast of Sisters of Hoboken from Nunsense (staged in 2019) will be back in their habits at Mount Saint Helen's Convent. They are Jennie Tonzing, Carol Fogg, Jess Dolley and Lisa Hearnden-Jones, joined in this production by new sister Allison Whytcross, young Father Virgil, played by Phil White, and four talented youngsters.

This is the fourth Nunsense musical written by Dan Goggin and our show is directed by Debbie Fraser. 

Performances are on Friday 26 July (evening), Saturday 27 July (matinee and evening); Friday 2 August (evening), Saturday 3 August (matinee and evening) and Sunday 4 August (matinee). Matinees start at 2pm, and evening shows at 7.30pm. 

Tickets are on sale at https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1233930. The show includes some of your favourite carols and lots of audience participation. Perfect for your group to celebrate Christmas in July!

The show is set during a TV Christmas special being taped in the cable access studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent basement. 

Of course, many challenges arise, not least the presents under the convent Christmas tree going missing. The nuns are joined by Father Virgil and four of Mount Saint Helen's most talented students, to navigate the mishaps while thoroughly entertaining us all.

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 Queenscliffe  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.


Dean Bateup

We were also very sad to hear that Dean Bateup has passed away. Dean was a great friend of QLTG, taking wonderful photos of many of our productions. We offer our sincere sympathy to Cindy, Matilda, Harrison, Noah and Fletcher, and their extended family.

Images of Bryan Hughes and his many activities with the group.











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