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Programs and Special Offers

Information about the Forge Theatre's programs and special offers.

This is a list of the 2017 Shows being presented by the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub.

 

More shows will be added as the year progresses.

 

For more information contact the Box Office PH: 5152 1482, Email: boxoffice@egipps.vic.gov.au, www.facebook.com/theforgetheatre

 

Purchase tickets below or in person at our Visitor Information Centres in Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale, or our Customer Service Centres.

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Glorious! by Peter Quilter
Produced by HIT Productions

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Thursday 24 August 2017 7:30pm

The hilarious true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in the world! Starring Diana McLean (Young Doctors, Number 96 and All Saints), this heart-warming comedy moves from Florence's charity recitals and lavish balls, through to her very odd recording sessions and her ultimate performance triumph at New York's Carnegie Hall.

$35 Adults, $30 Concession and Groups 8+, $22 Children and Students, Forge Friend: $30 Adults, $25 Concession

Tickets: www.trybooking.com/296708

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Mystery in the Air - Chester Productions

Saturday 9 September 2017 2:00pm

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* A Forge Theatre Daytime Series show

 

starring Michael Veitch (as Clinton Webb, a veteran of radio) and Simon Oats (as Rupert Billington-Smyth , the new darling of the airwaves)

The golden age of radio is back!

With two radio plays, twenty voices, and a pile of live-to-air sound effects performed by just two frazzled actors, you’ll be transported back to all the intrigue and hilarity of the radio plays of the 1940’s air at radio station 3DDDP.

Free afternoon tea from 1.30pm

$23 Adults, $19 Concession and Groups 8+, $15 Children and Students
Forge Friend $18 Adults, $14 Concession

Tickets: www.trybooking.com/302304

Also appearing at: Stratford Courthouse Theatre - 8 September & WGAC at Yarragon Public Hall – 14 September

 

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Gran's Bag - Small Shows

Starring Chrissie Shaw as Gran

Thursday 5 October, 11am - Lakes Entrance Mechanics' Institute Hall
Friday 6 October, 11am - Forge Theatre and Arts Hub, Bairnsdale

by Greg Lissaman and Chrissie Shaw      

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When Gran comes to visit, she brings her beautiful big red bag. It is a treasure trove of secrets and small delights and all sorts of surprises.

A delightful show for 3 to 10 year olds with storytelling, songs, and puppetry, just ideal for the School Holidays.

$15 Adults and Children

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Peter Allen Songbook - Promac Productions
Starring John Bowles as Peter Allen and Michelle Fistmaurice

Sunday 1 October 2017 2:00pm

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* A Forge Theatre Daytime Series show

Tribute show to Peter Allen, the Boy from Oz, the famous Australian songwriter and entertainer with the flamboyant Hawaiian shirts. Songs include ‘I Go To Rio’, ‘Tenterfield Sadler’ and ‘I still call Australia home’. A perfect start to the East Gippsland Seniors Festival.

Free afternoon tea from 1.30pm

$23 Adults, $19 Concession and Groups 8+, $15 Children and Students
Forge Friend $18 Adults, $14 Concession

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Kindly Keep It Covered

by Dave Freeman

An amateur production by ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

Thursday 19, Friday 20 & Saturday 21 October at 7.30pm and Sunday 22 October at 2pm

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Presented by talented local performers this is a fast, furious and frantic farce.
Roland Dickerby runs a health farm with his wife Julia, bought with the proceeds of a hefty insurance payout on the demise of Julia's first husband, Sidney.

Life isn't easy for Roland and today fate has something extra special in store for him: Sidney comes back from the dead!

$27 Adults, $20 Senior/Pensioner & Students, $17 Children (14 & under), $60 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children)
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Lovely Lady Lump

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 11am – Forge Theatre


Produced and performed by comedian Lana Schwarcz

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Laughing cancer out of town
An award-winning play about survivor Lana Schwarcz’s breast cancer experiences.  A mixture of daftness, defiance, comedy, wit and observation (even with moments of puppetry and ballet) in this show Lana relives what it’s like to be medicalised, scanned and bombarded with radiation.  This is a play for sufferers, survivors and health workers.

Warnings: Nudity within context, occasional strong coarse language

* A Forge Daytime Series show.

Free morning tea from 10.30am

$23 Adults, $19 Concession and Groups 8+, $15 Children and Students
Forge Friend $18 Adults, $14 Concession

Also appearing at:
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre – Traralgon – 25 October

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Nick Parnell – Secret Songs

Spokes Tour
Thursday 26 October, 7.30 pm – Forge Theatre
Friday 27 October, 7.30 pm – Buchan Caves Hotel

Saturday 28 October, 7.30 pm – Cabbage Tree Creek Hall


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Musical Treasures Unearthed!

Vibraphonist Dr. Nick Parnell is a five star musician – and secret revealer, as his magical mallets lovingly caress his vibraphone keys, seamlessly braiding jazz, world and classical music into one living twist of musical enjoyment.

$25 Adults, $20 Concession and Groups 8+, $15 Children and Students
Forge Friend $20 Adults, $15 Concession

Also appearing at:
Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre – Sale – 25 October
WGAC at Wesley of Warragul – 29 October
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The Grigoryan Brothers – Songs Without Words
Produced by Raz Music

Saturday 11 November, 7.30 pm – Forge Theatre

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It is not classical, not jazz, not world....it is the Grigoryan Brothers.

 

Regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo, Slava & Leonard Grigoryan's latest release ‘Songs Without Words’ sees a return to classical repertoire with composers such as Bach, Elgar, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Faure, De Falla and Ponce, as well as their own written and improvised music.  

 

$35 Adults, $30 Concession and Groups 8+, $27 Children and Students
Forge Friend $30 Adults, $25 Concession

Also appearing at: Latrobe Performing Arts Centre – 12 November
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The Christmas Belle

Presented and performed by Gina Hogan

Thursday 30 November 2017, 11am

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Enjoy as Gina captures the true essence of Christmas, singing some of the most loved and well known carols, along with a few personal favourites that are sure to be show stoppers. Embrace the spirit of Christmas and don’t forget to bring your Christmas hat and singing voice!!

 

* A Forge Theatre Daytime Series Show
Free morning tea from 10.30am

$23 Adults, $19 Concession and Groups 8+, $15 Children and Students
Forge Friend $18 Adults, $14 Concession

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Watch out for these fabulous shows coming to the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub in 2018:

 

The Pirates of Penzance - Saturday 3 February 2018

- the final tour ever by the Pirates team from Promac Productions

 

All My Love - 27 & 28 February and 1 & 2 March 2018

produced by HIT Productions returns to do a Spokes tour to Orbost, Mallacoota, Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale

 

Classic Country with Courtney Conway - Saturday 17 March 2018

Forge Theatre, Bairnsdale Friday 16 March 2018 & Swifts Creek

 

Jane Rutter - French Kiss - Wednesday 21 March 2018

 

Glorious! - 20 & 21 April 2018

- East Gippsland Spokes tour to Orbost and Mallacoota

 

A Tribute to the ANZACS - Saturday 28 April 2018

- Great Songs of the War Years

 

Frankly Sinatra - Saturday 2 June 2018

(Philip Gould & Michele Fitzmaurice)

 

\Which Way Home - Thursday 7 June 2018

(Ilbijerri Theatre Company)

 

Hotel Sorrento - Thursday 14 June 2018

produced by HIT Productions

 

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