Daytime Theatre Troupe

Daytime Theatre Troupe rehearse on Wednesdays at 10 am.

This year is a very special year for the Daytime Theatre Troupe as we are celebrating our 35th anniversary of performing together for the children and families of Ipswich.

For our first production of 2018 we proudly present— “TROUBLE IN STORYBOOK LAND” on 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15 June. Download the Flyer!

Book reading levels are dropping as busy lifestyles take over reading time of families.  Parents running out of time and kids too busy with electronic devices.  Time, time, time is running out to save books from becoming obsolete.

Storybook characters don’t want to be left on the shelves to gather dust, so they come up with a plan to encourage adults to read more. Chaos erupts as the 2 human kids go through the magic book portal and come face to face with their favourite storybook characters.

Come meet Cinderella, Snow White, Peter Pan, Puss in Boots, Captain Hook, the Big Bad Wolf, White Rabbit and many more as they help make reading FUN!

A singing, dancing fun filled swash-buckling adventure with something for the young and old to enjoy.  We would Love for kids to come along as their favourite book characters.

Second production (TBA) will be 23,24,26,27,30,31 October 2 November.

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,  Kay McAllan



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.