Forget Me Not

written by Tom Holloway

 

Directed by John Bishop

 

New dates:

Thursday - Saturday Oct 14 -16 at 7:30pm, Saturday, Sunday Oct 17 at 2pm

Wednesday - Saturday Oct 20 -23 at 7:30pm, Sunday Oct 24 at 2pm

Wednesday - Saturday Oct 27 - 30 at 7:30pm

Tom Holloway's emotional and moving play is set against the backdrop of the 3000 plus British children, who between the end of the second world war and 1970, were told they were orphans and were shipped to Australia on a promise of warmth, fresh air, food, love and boundless opportunity. Instead, lives of neglect and abuse awaited them. Note: This play contains scenes which some may find challenging.

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH H. L. A. MANAGEMENT

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NEWS 

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NEW DATES for 'Forget Me Not' and 'Summer of the Aliens'

Due to being in and out of lockdowns 'Forget Me Not' had to be postponed which in turn means that 'Summer of the Aliens' cannot take place on the original dates. Our capacity for 'Forget Me Not' is set at 20 as per the Victorian Government Restricted Activity Directions.  Seating will be socially distanced and there will be air purifiers in the theatre.  Audience will be required to wear properly fitted masks whilst in the Woodbin.  The show runs for approximately 90 minutes without an interval.  There are extra performances that have been scheduled for 'Forget Me Not' due to the audience numbers being so restricted.

 

With 'Summer of the Aliens' we don’t know what the capacity limitations will be, so for now we are selling up to 60 per performance.

 

We understand that these new dates may not suit everyone, and there may also be some hesitation to attend a live event.  You are welcome to request a refund.

 

Please email back (boxoffice@geelongartscentre.org.au) or call us on 1300 251 200 with your request for the new dates or refund.  If you sit with someone else please also let us know those details so we can allow for seats beside you in the theatre.  If you have your booking reference number this will help us immensely.

AUDITIONS

The Weekend

written by Michael Palin

 

Directed by Ben Crowley

The Weekend, written by Monty Python’s Michael Palin, was written and premiered in 1994 on the West End.  Michael Palin’s first stage play is a look at family values which is not only very funny but also has its’ darker side.  Faced with a family gathering, world-weary Stephen Febble does his utmost to be difficult. When his daughter, her dreary husband Alan, their precocious child and - not least - the dog come to stay for the weekend it's enough to make him reach for the whisky, and for the sarcasm. The climax arrives on Saturday night when his patient wife Virginia has laid on a dinner party and the chiropodist comes too. The Weekend is Michael Palin's only stage play and contains much of his self-effacing humour, laced with sharp observation and truth too.

Information night 1st of November 7:00pm at the Woodbin.

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In response to Covid-19 we have implemented a range of health, hygiene and physical distancing measures in line with government guidelines.

 

These measures include –

 

  • Mandatory mask wearing inside the theatre and when queueing for bathrooms where physical distancing of 1.5 metres is not possible

  • Hand sanitiser available at hygiene stations in the foyer, bathrooms, theatre entrance, dressing rooms and greenroom

  • Capacity signage throughout the venue

  • Posters promoting physical distancing throughout the venue

  • Increased cleaning of all facilities

  • Sanitisation of foyer seating and touch points before each performance

  • Foyer seating arranged to ensure 1.5m distancing

  • Decreased capacities in theatre and foyer

  • Staff monitoring traffic flow and physical distancing

  • COVID Safe Marshall present at all performances

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