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East Gippsland theatre-goers spoiled for choice

Thursday 28 February

The theatre should be treated with respect. The theatre is a wonderful place, a house of strange enchantment, a temple of illusion. What it most emphatically is not and never will be is a scruffy, ill-lit, fumed-oak drill hall…

With these words by Sir Noel Coward, the launch of The Forge Theatre and Arts Hub 2013 Program was held on Wednesday evening amidst a buzz of colour and movement, attended by 100 invited guests.


The 2013 Forge Theatre and Arts Hub Program contains 30 theatrical shows, and East Gippsland theatre-goers are spoiled for choice. There is something to suit all ages and tastes, including drama, comedy, classical and popular music; a fund-raising variety show, musicals; the Café Culture series and spokes tours; a children’s series and a morning music series.

The program was put together by theatre manager Janice Haynes, with expert artistic co-ordination of the launch provided by Sue Lake-Harris.


View the full program and buy tickets here or obtain a printed copy of the program from the Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance Visitor Information Centres, East Gippsland Shire Service Centres or the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub.


Guests enjoy a pre-show refreshment prior to the launch of The Forge Theatre and Arts Hub’s 2013 Event Calendar.


Mayor Dick Ellis got into the act as 'Celebrity Chef' at the 2013 program opening.


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