New theatre programs

Kemp's Curtain call. Picture: ON FILE

1812 theatre has announced its 2024 program.

Mother & Son – 22 February – 16 March.

The Fire Raisers – 4 – 27 April.

The Great Gatsby – 16 May – 8 June.

Radium Girls – 2 – 13 July.

The Sweet Delilah Swim Club – 1 – 24 August.

Coherence – 5 – 14 December.

The Laramie Project – 3 – 26 October.

Noises Off – 14 November – 7 December.

Bookings: 9758 3964. Email

The Basin Theatre has announced its 2024 program opening with:

Hatched, Matched & Dispatched Season: Thursday 22 February – Sunday 3 March.

Berlin Season: Thursday 18 April – Sunday 28 April.

Jimmie the Beatle: Season: Thursday 13 June – Sunday 23 June.

God of Carnage: Season: Thursday 3 October – Sunday 13 October.

Bookings: 1300 784 888

Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre

Piece of Mind

Australian premiere of a new play by local playwright Emma Wood, recently produced in LA.

An hilarious dark comedy about two friends, Gwen and Allie, who leave their long careers as nurses to start a daring new business venture.

The concept is a peaceful room that can be hired on an hourly basis as an alternative to couple’s counselling. Couples are offered the opportunity to take turns playing dead, while the other airs their grievances without interruption.

The business plan is so unique it attracts a large following immediately. But Gwen and Allie’s intentions don’t match those of the clients. A darkly comic series of events unfolds. Have they unwittingly opened a Pandora’s box that threatens their investment, their reputations and even their friendship?