Our Daytime Theatre Troupe’s next production will be “The Cute Little Bear From Peru” to be staged 30, 31 May, 2, 3, 6, 7 & 9 June 2017.
Performances are at the Incinerator Theatre’s air-conditioned Jean Pratt building, Burley Griffin Drive (off Griffith Road) Ipswich. Children are seated on the floor with actors performing around them. There is ample parking and our theatre is adjacent to the Queens Park Nature Reserve, playgrounds and Nerima Gardens.
Our pantomimes are performed by adult actors, for an audience of playgroup/kindy/school groups. Actors and audiences alike have a wonderful time!! Performances are during school hours and rehearsals are Wednesday mornings. New members welcome.
Any enquiries, please contact the Convener, Sandie Henwood.
Daytime Theatre Troupe History
In the beginning……..
Daytime Theatre Troupe was formed in 1983 when Jane Sheppard and Jan Paterson called a meeting for a group of young theatre “mums” to discuss how they could still be involved with theatre activities without going out at night to participate in theatre productions. Daytime Theatre Troupe’s first performance was Pinocchio and the Blue Fairy presented in January 1984 and the group has functioned happily and successfully ever since, providing youngsters with the magic and excitement of live theatre.
Many of the original “mums” are now grandmothers and are still involved and enjoying their time with daytime theatre troupe. Membership is predominantly female, but the occasional intrepid male has ventured into this enthusiastic group and has lived to tell the tale.
Daytime Theatre Troupe meet every Wednesday from 10.00am – 12.30pm in the Jean Pratt Building and perform two shows each year where wide-eyed youngsters are enthralled by the antics of fairy-tale characters that come alive in bright coloured costumes – characters that the children can interact with and meet after the show.