We're creating a space for creatives to present a five or ten minute play-reading to the theme of BEAT
Etty St Studio, July 23, Doors Open at 7.30pm
Attention writers, actors and supportive audiences! We’re creating a space for informal, short play-readings, welcoming experienced and not so experienced creatives to have a go and try something new. Optional Theme: BEAT (Beat the winter blues? Beat of your own drum? Beat Generation?) Come with a five or ten-minute scene that you have written or […]
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! See short stories unfold on street corners and behind buildings, along alleys and in front of monuments.
21-30 Jan and 1- 3 April 2022
Performances: Friday/Saturday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 5.30pm. Meet at The Market Building on Mostyn Street. CTC is thrilled to announce a reprise of our fun, thoughtful, outdoor theatrical journey. Led by flamboyant guides, the audience will travel in covid- safe groups through the backstreets of Castlemaine, stopping in hidden spots to be entertained by […]
Directed by Kate Stones, with original music by David Thrussell.
Listen to The Tempest Podcast More digital audio visual content from the CTC “Listening right now to The Tempest. Marvellous! Sound design is beautiful and immersing. The shipwreck…stunning. Oh, and the music…fantastic! Very good performances overall and seamlessly embedded in the atmospherics. Congratulations!” Is blood thicker than water? Two charismatic sisters, one mad (perhaps…), the […]
Find out how we are fighting off infections of boredom with covid safe activities and special offers!
It’s midwinter 2020 and here in Victoria we are still facing restrictions that make it very difficult to produce shows in the traditional way. NEVER FEAR! we are still going to bring you some great drama experiences, and some awesome offers. First up: SPECIAL COVID PRICES! In 2020 we have super cheap memberships available at […]
17 August 2019
SEXY 60th BIRTHDAY BIG BACCHANAL on Sat Aug 17 at The Bridge Hotel In 2019 CTC turned 60 and we threw a party to celebrate! We invited everyone to come along and dance the night away with us at the Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine on 17 August. There were 2 costume prizes with the THEME: Sci […]
by David Carlin
17 May-2 June 2019
Directed by Stephen Mitchell The Phee Broadway Theatre, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine A black comedy set in Regency London, where our cross-dressing heroine negotiates a venal world of Bodysnatchers, villainous Surgeons, dishonest Undertakers, drunk Prostitutes and the occasional Solemn Angel and Foul Demon. Accompanied by the raucous songs of street balladeer Penny Dreadful, Frankenstein’s Children dives […]
"They were deceiving themselves, but the blood couldn’t be denied"
Nov 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 and Dec 1 and 2
BLOOD WEDDING by Federico Garcia Lorca Directed by Rob Jorritsma Performance Dates: Nov 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 and December 1 and 2 Castlemaine Town Hall Blood Wedding – one of Lorca’s famous rural tragedies Federico García Lorca (1898 – 1936) lived at a time when the art world was exploding in new […]
"All the world's a stage..."
May 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 June 1, 2 and 3
by William Shakespeare directed by Rob Jorritsma performed at The Phee Broadway Theatre May 18- June 3 Fridays and Saturdays at 7.30pm/Sundays at 2pm. Box Office opens 30mins before the show starts “Just saw, nay! – experienced As You Like It by The Castlemaine Theatre Company. It was brilliant! Flowing, effervescent, modern and accessible. If […]
by Mark Penzak, directed by Kate Stones
10-26 November 2017
Gallipoli The Musical performed at Punctum’s ICU, Castlemaine Old Hospital, 1 Halford Street, Castlemaine 10-26 November, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. http://www.elliottmidnews.com.au/story/4840891/actors-called-to-the-stage/ The title of the show ‘Gallipoli, The Musical’ by local writer and theatre maker, Mark Penzak has caused some brows to furrow and wonder, ‘What the…?’ Well, for starters, it’s […]
Another fabulous live Radio Drama in the CTC's Armchair Theatre series, adapted and directed by John Rowland
7, 8, 9 July; 14, 15, 16 July at The Faulder Watson Hall, Castlemaine and 22, 23 July at Newham Mechanics Institute
Arsenic and Old Lace provides another opportunity for audiences to relive the magic of 1940s Radio Theatre, in the vein of The Ghost Train performed at the end of 2016. Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, was originally performed on stage in the early 40s, before being adapted for the silver screen in 1944 […]
by Arnold Ridely of 'Dad's Army' fame! Directed by John Rowland
Fr 9, Sat 10 (7.30pm) 11 Dec (2.30pm) 2016
The Ghost Train is coming to Faulder Watson Hall in Barker Street, Castlemaine for three shows only – Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December at 7:30 pm, and Sunday 11th December at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $20 / $15 concession. To book your tickets head to our Ticket Sales page and follow the links. Take eight […]
A contemporary Australian play evoking the heat, scent and hard slog of a peach farm at harvest time.
Apr 29, 30, May 1, 6, 7 and 8, 13, 14 and 15 2016
by Debra Oswald directed by Rob Jorritsma Castlemaine Town Hall, April 29-May 15 2016 Cast: April Bevin, Seamus Curtain-Magee, Bronwyn Lamb, Izrael Little, Sebastian Marshall, Clare Shamier After the fatal shooting of her husband in a service station hold-up, Celia has shut herself and her 16-year-old daughter Zoë away, toiling on a peach farm in […]
Louis Nowra's Australian Favourite
April 9 (Preview), 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
by Louis Nowra, directed by Ron Moore Phee Broadway Theatre, 9, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 April 2015 “Oh my god, I almost wet my pants!” – Cosi audience member Our first show of the year was an Australian favourite, Cosi by Louis Nowra, written in 1992. This popular black comedy has […]
MC Tim Ratcliffe hosts an evening of music, comedy, theatre sports, a quiz, prizes, auctions.....
29 November 2014
On Saturday 29 November MC Tim Ratcliffe and the lovely Vinyl Vera will be hosting the CTC’s inaugural fundraiser cabaret and vareity show. There’ll be acts, a stage and screen trivia quiz, prizes and fun for all The fun starts at 7.30pm and the venue is the Castlemaine Senior Citizens Hall, next to the Phee […]
Nov 27, 28, 29; Dec 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 2015
directed by Kate Stones The Making of Monkey and the Monk documentary film Monkey and the Monk Learning Guide “Absolutely superb production, loved every minute!” Vyv Rodnight “Fanstastic!!!! Sooo funny, sooo wise and sooo visually delicious and the casting was perfect!!!!!” Miss Evie Danger cast: Yen Kong (Monkey), Michael Gillies Smith (Tripitaka), Morgan Kurrajong (Pigsy), […]
A contemporary script by April de Angelis about the very first women actors to perform on the London stage during the Restoration period - the reign of Charles II in the 1660s.
Directed by Kenneth MacLeod with (in order of appearance) Kate Stones; Zenith Flume; Tiffany Naughton; Donna Steven; and Bridget Haylock. A contemporary script by April de Angelis about the very first women actors to perform on the London stage during the Restoration period – the reign of Charles II in the 1660s. ABOUT PLAYHOUSE CREATURES […]
A Modern Day Fairy Tale
Opening Fri Nov 22 2013 at 7pm, Sat Nov 23 at 3pm, Fri Nov 29 at 7pm and Sat 30 Nov at 3pm
Phee Broadway Theatre, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine Tickets on sale NOW from Maine Shoes and Accessories, 174 Barker Street, Castlemaine 5472 1136 and www.trybooking.com Search for ‘Cinderella’ (not Cinderella with The Lot) Nov 22 at 7pm, Nov 23 at 3pm, Nov 29 at 7pm and Nov 30 at 3pm $15/$10 conc and $35 for a family […]
Senior Citizens Centre, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine
8pm 23, 24, 29, 30 Aug 2013
Burqa is a new work written by acclaimed local author Ian Nash, author of the award winning Challenged Trilogy (CTC 2011). Burqa is directed by Kate Stones, and performed by Bairbre Williams and Briega Young. It tells the story of a young Anglo Australian woman who has fallen in love with a Muslim man. Much […]
Market Building, Mostyn St, Castlemaine
Friday 23 Aug 2013, 6pm
Artfields 2013 Artfields is an arts festival organised by the local Shire to showcase local artists practicing across a wide range of artforms. The CTC will be featured in a performance night on Friday 23 August at The Market Building on Mostyn Street, Castlemaine. Actress and CTC Committee member Donna Steven will be directing a […]
by Paul Brown and the Newcastle Workers Committee, directed by Tricia O'Hara
24 May - 9 June 2013
Artfields Festival, August 2012
A mini festival of first time directors tackling short plays
June 22-July 1 2012
Aug 2011 by Moliere, Directed by Kenneth MacLeod
Three short plays written and directed by Ian Nash
19 and 20 Feb 2011, Welshmans Reef Winery, Newtsead-Maldon Road
Challenged is a trilogy of short plays, Bonnie, Kaaris and Tapestries, with a focus on disability. Bonnie has been the mother and full-time carer of her now 43 year old brain-damaged daughter for more that three decades; Kaaris is an imaginative, middle-aged woman who, at 150kgs, seeks release from the virtual prison of her own […]
Nov 2010 Directed by Kenneth MacLeod “scary and comical…confronting and suspenseful. Everyone who is old enough should see CTC’s production…a great story and it gets you thinking” Emlyn Johnson, Castlemaine Independent
May 2010 Directed by Kenneth MacLeod
Here’s some of our previous shows: