We are planning for 2 pantomime productions in 2022 (Covid-19 permitting).

Season one, “Henrietta’s Not So Helpful Day” was staged in August.

Season two, “A Grouchy Christmas” is scheduled for selected days from November 1 to 11.

It’s just before Christmas and all is going to plan in Santa land. The elves are on top of the orders and Santa and Mary are enjoying a visit from Poppy the Christmas Fairy as they get ready for the festivities. But in a green cave not far away, the cranky Grouches are hatching a plan. They don’t like giving, sharing and caring – that’s not their style! With some forgetful dust they make Santa lose his memory. No Santa means no Christmas – Grouches don’t like Christmas! With the help of some Christmas songs, all your favourite Christmas characters join together to help Santa regain his memory. Come along and join them all for this magical adventure that is sure to delight young and old.

Bookings are essential and group bookings are welcome.  Email:  daytimetheatretroupebookings@ilt.org.au   or phone Chic Currie 0409725315.  

The theatre has a Covid-safe plan in place.

2022 is the 39th year of Ipswich Little Theatre’s Daytime Theatre Troupe performing for the children and families of Ipswich.

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/kindergarten/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

1983

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 – 1.00pm in the Jean Pratt Building in the Incinerator Theatre complex and perform two shows each year where wide-eyed youngsters are enthralled by the antics of fairy-tale characters that come alive in brightly coloured costumes – characters the children can interact with and meet after the show (if Covid 19 restrictions permit).

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