Performances: Fri/Sat/Sun at 7.30pm. Meet at The Market Building on Mostyn Street.
CTC welcomes 2022 with a fun, thoughtful, outdoor theatrical journey. Led by four flamboyant guides, the audience will travel in covid- safe groups through the backstreets of Castlemaine, stopping in hidden spots to be entertained by five scenes written especially for this production by local writers.
The scenes are short – under 5 minutes – and inspired by the theme of ‘what brings our community together’. Although based on real events or stories from the community this is definitely not a history tour. It is imaginative and adventurous.
- Into the Mix, by Samantha Bews, directed by Michelle Dorian
- Market Calls, by Toby Heydon, directed by John Willis
- Judicial Murder, by Graham Pitts, directed by Jeff Jones
- The Billy Cart Race, by Lisa D’Onofrio, directed by Sally Guildford
- Common Ground, by Kevin Cook, directed by Bridget Haylock
The audience journey starts at The Market building, progresses through Victory Park, walks up Mostyn St, then via Uniting church, to the Art Gallery, through the back alley behind the Presbyterian Church to Templeton St, down the hill to the Hub garden, around to the Phee and the concluding in the Village Square. (Which is the new outdoor area recently created by the council. It’s in front of the Town hall building.)
The production is optimistic. It’s not that we don’t see present problems, but for this production, we’re using art to elevate. Our objective is to make the audience see that things aren’t all bad, to feel more connected to the community and have a good night out. We’re beginning 2022 on an upbeat.
Fri, Sat, Sun at 7.30pm. 21, 22, 23 Jan and 28, 29, 30 Jan
Please note that this is a CovidSafe event, where up-to-date vaccination status is required and will be checked at the ticketing booth. It takes place outdoors but we encourage masks and social distancing amongst everyone involved.