Message Of The Month

Monday, November 28, 2016

Buy your QLTG Calendar here!

The QLTG Alternative Calendar is now available to buy on this website!

Click here to buy your copy now! Only $10!

Featuring a variety of our local members, proceeds from the calendar help us to continue to provide quality entertainment to the Bellarine region.

They make great Christmas presents!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

QLTG Alternative Calendar now on sale!

Inspired by the WI calendar girls we have decided to get in on the calendar game ourselves!

The Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group alternative calendar is now available for the low price of only $10!

Proceeds from the calendar help us to continue to provide quality entertainment to the Bellarine region.

Calendars are currently available for sale at the following locations:
Queenscliff Village News - 72 Hesse St
Bendigo Bank Queenscliff - 65 Hesse St

Or alternatively contact us via this website, or our Facebook page @qltg1 to order a copy!

They make great Christmas presents!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Calendar Girls tickets are now available from
Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre
55 Hesse St Queenscliff
Ph: 03 5258 4843

Online booking is still available from our website

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Calendar Girls Tickets Now On Sale!

Tickets are now available for our November production of Calendar Girls!

Click here to book!
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Queenscliff Uniting Church Hall
83-89 Hesse St Queenscliff

Friday November 4 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday November 5 2016 - 1:30pm Matinee
Saturday November 5 2016 - 7:30pm
Thursday November 10 2016 - 7:30pm
Friday November 11 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday November 12 2016 - 1:30pm Matinee
Saturday November 12 2016 - 7:30pm

Directed by Debbie Fraser for Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group

Written by Tim Firth.

By arrangement with ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL, on behalf of SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Calendar Girls Cast

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group are thrilled to announce the cast of our November show, Calendar Girls.

Chris: Melinda Hughes
Annie: Annie King
Cora: Nicole Hickman
Jessie: Gae Gray
Ruth: Al Spry
Celia: Joy Launikonis
Marie: Margaret Linley
John: Stewart Firth
Rod: Russell Perry
Lawrence: Dan O'Halloran
Lady Cravenshire: Heather Kiddle
Brenda Hulse: Marion Melrose
Elaine: Laura Bentley
Liam: Dan Eastwood

We are very pleased to have such a talented cast, and are looking forward to a great show!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Calendar Girls - Casting Update

Thanks to all who auditioned for Calendar Girls. We are hoping to have the cast finalised soon.

We are still looking for some young performers to fill a couple of the small cameo roles in the show.

ELAINE: (Around 25) - Elaine is the attractive young beautician at the day spa where the Calendar Girls go to get made up for their TV shoot. She's polite but patronising. Why anyone would want to see these old ladies with their clothes off is beyond her.

LIAM: (Around 30) - Liam is the director of the TV commercial. He's an up and coming young talent with big plans, it's just that directing a washing powder commercial wasn't one of them.

These are very short cameo roles of only one scene each. They would not be required at rehearsals until mid-September.

The age is only a vague guide as we can be a little flexible with the ages of these characters.

If you are interested in one of these roles please contact us.
You can message our Facebook page, email us at, or fill in the contact form here on our website.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Calendar Girls Auditions

Auditions for our November production of Calendar Girls will be held over the next week.

The auditions will be in the form of group workshops held at the Queenscliff RSL on the following evenings:

Wednesday July 13th - 7:30pm
Monday July 18th - 7:30pm

For a copy of the information pack, including show information and character breakdowns, please contact us via the link on this site

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Calendar Girls Information Night - Monday July 11th

Don't forget our Information Night for Calendar Girls!

This Monday, July 11th, at 7:30pm

We hope to see you there!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Tech Guru Wanted!

We are looking for a gun lighting designer and operator for our show, Calendar Girls
If you can help, or know someone who can, please contact QLTG
or via Facebook

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Information night for our 2016 show!

QLTG are pleased to announce our 2016 Show!

Calendar Girls by Tim Firth will be directed by Debbie Fraser and is planned for November 2016.

We will be holding an information evening on MONDAY JULY 11th 7:30pm at the Queenscliff RSL, corner King and Hesse St, and all are welcome to attend.

Adapted from the well known movie, Calendar Girls is based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund.

The script calls for 8-9 female performers and 3-4 male performers of various ages. Audition information will be posted here in the next few days.

When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history.

Cast of Characters:

CHRIS - 50s. You want Chris at your party. She will talk to people she doesn’t know, and things to say to all silences and generate laughter. Part of this is because Chris is at home in crowds, holding court, being the centre of attention. Without Chris in her life, Annie would be better behaved, her life less fun. The two of them are like naughty schoolgirls. Ideal car — who cares, as long as it’s a cabriolet. Ideal holiday — Algarve.

ANNIE - 50s. Annie will join in mischief but is at heart more conformist and less confrontational than Chris. After Chris has put a waiter’s back up in the restaurant, Annie will go in and pour calm. The mischievousness Chris elicits saves Annie from being a saint. She has enough edge to be interesting, and enough salt not to be too sweet. Ideal car — who cares, as long as it’s reliable. Ideal holiday — walking in English countryside.

CORA - around 40. Cora’s past is the most eclectic, her horizons broadened by having gone to college. This caused a tectonic shift with her more parochial parents. She came back to them pregnant and tail-between-legs, but Cora has too much native resilience to be downtrodden. She is the joker in the pack, but never plays the fool. Her wit is deadpan. It raises laughter in others, but rarely in herself. Her relationship with her daughter is more akin to that between Chris and Annie. Cora doesn’t need to sing like a diva but must be able to sing well enough to start the show with Jerusalem and sing the snatches of other songs required. The piano keyboard can be marked up to enable her to play basic chords should she not be a player. Ideal car — who cares, as long as the sound system is loud. Ideal holiday — New York.

JESSIE - late 60s/70s. Get on the right side of Jessie as a teacher and she’ll be the teacher you remember for life. Get on the wrong side and you will regret every waking hour. A lover of life, Jessie doesn’t bother with cosmetics — her elixir of life is bravery. Jessie goes on rollercoasters. Her husband has been with her a long time and is rarely surprised by her actions. Jessie bothers about grammar and will correct stallholders regarding their abuse of the apostrophe “s”. Ideal car — strange-looking European thing which is no longer manufactured. Ideal holiday — walking in Switzerland or Angkor Wat.

CELIA - age anything 35-50. The fact that Celia is in the WI is the greatest justification of its existence. A woman more at home in a department store than a church hall, she may be slightly younger than Chris or the same age, but she always feels like she’s drifted in from another world. Which she has. She is particularly enamoured of Jessie, and despite the fact Jessie has very little time for most Celias of this world, there is a rebelliousness in Celia to which Jessie responds. It’s what sets Celia apart from the vapid materialism of her peer group and made her defect. Ideal car — Porsche, which she has. Ideal holiday — Maldives, where she often goes.

RUTH - 40s. Ruth’s journey is from the false self-confidence of the emotionally abused to the genuine self confidence of the woman happy in her own skin. Ruth is eager to please but not a rag doll, and despite being Marie’s right-hand woman she is desperate to be the cartilage in the spine of the WI and keep everyone happy. She has spine herself — if she was too wet, no-one would want her around. But they do, and they feel protective of her because they sense there is something better in Ruth than her life is letting out. They are proved right. Ideal car — at the start, whatever Eddie wants; at the end, whatever she wants. Ideal holiday — at the start wherever Eddie is, at the end wherever he isn’t. The Rabbit Costume: Ruth made this last night. It should be a cocktail of good intention and not enough time.

MARIE - 50s. Marie has gradually built the current ‘Marie’ around herself over the years as a defence mechanism. She went to her Oz, Cheshire, and found Oz didn’t want her. She came back scorched. The WI is a trophy to her, which justifies her entire existence. There is a lingering part of Marie that would love to be on that calendar. Ideal car —  something German and well-valeted. Ideal holiday — a quasi-academic tour of somewhere in Persia advertised in a Sunday Supplement which she could then interminably bang on about.

JOHN - 50s. John is a human sunflower. Not a saint. Not a hero. Just the kind of man you’d want in your car when crossing America. When he dies it feels like someone somewhere turned a light off.

ROD - Chris's husband, 50s. You have to be a certain kind of guy to stick with Chris and Rod loves it. He can give back what he gets, and has a deadpan humour which has always made Chris laugh. He drinks a lot but never so much as to have a problem. He would work every hour to make his shop a success. And John was his mate, even though the relationship was originally channelled through their wives.

LAWRENCE - late 20s. Hesitant without being nerdy, Lawrence is a shy young man with enough wit to make a joke and enough spirit to turn up at the WI hall in the first place. When he arranges the shots he is close to female nudity but sees only the photo.

LADY CRAVENSHIRE - 60s. Lady Cravenshire really doesn’t mean to be so patronizing. But the WI girls seem from another world. The world of her estate workers. Dress: when she makes an entrance, she must make an entrance. Largely white or cream to outplay the others, with a bigger hat than Marie. She is not a tweed-wearer. She must glide in like a galleon.

ELAINE - 20s. Elaine really doesn’t mean to be so patronizing. But Jessie seems from another world. The world of her gran. Dress: her clinical whites slice through like a knife. You feel you could cut yourself on that dress.

LIAM - late 20s. Liam would like to be directing other things than photoshoots for washing powders. He’s not so unprofessional as to let it show, but we can sense a slight weariness at having to deal with these women. There’s a resigned patience to his actions and each smile he makes we feel is professional. For Liam, this photoshoot is a job. And not the job he wanted. Dress: Avoid wearing shades inside a building. If you’ve gone down that route, you’ve made the weary boy a wideboy.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at our information night. Thanks for your ongoing support of Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Urgent! Treasurer required

Due to circumstances beyond our control our treasurer has had to return overseas indefinitely and cannot continue in the role.

Therefore Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group are seeking applications for the position of Treasurer.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who enjoys the theatre, has a basic understanding of accounting, is adept at record keeping, and is competent in the use of MYOB.

You will be required to attend monthly committee meetings, and perform other duties relating to the group's finances as required.

If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you. Please contact us via the form on this website and tell us a bit about yourself, including any experience in financial administration.

Please note this is an unpaid volunteer position as Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group is a small not for profit organisation.

Monday, April 11, 2016

“Bite Sized Theatre” Workshop

This coming Monday April 18th we will be holding a short script workshop under the guidance of professional actor Matthew King at the Queenscliff RSL in King St at 7:00pm. 

We will be test running a number of well-known and not so well known scenes, so if you ever thought that you might like to try your hand at acting, but aren’t sure about standing on stage in front of an audience, this might just be the thing for you! 

This promises to be a fun night, working on a variety of short theatre pieces and developing the performance skills of both novice and experienced actors, and we may choose to present some of these pieces as part of the Queenscliff “Sea of Words” festival. 

We would love to see as many people there as possible! Tell your friends!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Welcome to the new committee

Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM. We were thrilled with the turnout and we are looking forward to a big year in 2016!

Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group would like to welcome their 2016 committee.

President: Dan Eastwood
Vice President: Donna Barnard
Secretary: Lyn Houldcroft
Treasurer: Hanneke Johnson

Ordinary members:

Nicole Hickman
Maxine Urquhart
Heather Kiddle
Ian Royce
Emmilly Leyton-Culham
Geoff Evans
Sindi Barling

Congratulations to the new committee, and many thanks to our non-returning committee members, including 2015 President Marion Melrose, and long serving members Stewart Firth, Lizzie Coyne and Von Philp for their contribution to QLTG in 2015 (and many years before that!)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WE WANT YOU! Thursday 18th February!

We are looking for enthusiastic theatre lovers to join our committee for 2016. Nomination forms for the committee will be available at our Annual General Meeting.

Our Annual General Meeting is next Thursday the 18th of February at 7:30pm at the Queenscliff RSL, King St, and we would love everyone who enjoys theatre in Queenscliff to attend and join us as members. Without the support of a full membership base the viablity of the theatre group could be at risk in the future.

Yearly membership is $25 for adults and $15 for children/concession, and can be paid by cash or cheque at the AGM.

So come along and support our group, and hopefully we will be able to share some news about our plans for 2016!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

QLTG - Annual General Meeting

The Queenscliffe Lighthouse Theatre Group Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 18th February at the Queenscliff RSL, King St Queenscliff. All committee positions will be declared vacant and we are calling for nominations for all positions. Nomination forms will be available on the night.

If you are a supporter of QLTG and would like to see us continue to produce quality entertainment on the Bellarine Peninsula we strongly urge you to attend this meeting and become a member. Without the support of a full membership base the viablity of the theatre group could be at risk in the future.

Yearly membership is $25 for adults and $15 for children/concession, and can be paid by cash or cheque at the AGM.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ghost Walks 2016 - fill survey please?

Thanks to all who attended our successful Ghost Walk tours in January 2016.

We would love to hear feedback from you on how the event went.

We would be most grateful if you could take the time to fill in this short survey.

The survey should only take a couple of minutes to complete, and will provide us with valuable information for planning our next event.

Please share this link with your friends who attended!

Thanks for your ongoing support!