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

Season one, “Henrietta’s Not So Helpful Day” is timed to fit in with Book Week, on selected days between August 16 to 26.  Henrietta Hen decides to rally the other animals to help cheer up Meg the dog. Unfortunately, Henrietta tends to get everything mixed up.  Instead of finding Meg’s lost bone, she brings a phone, a cone and a stone.  The cake she makes for the party is a disaster when she adds flowers and white eggs instead of egg whites.  With help from some books, a couple of wise-cracking bees, joke-telling hens, a moon-jumping cow, super-piggy and sheep with baaad puns, Meg eventually gets the wag back in her tail…or should that be tale?

Season two is scheduled for selected days from October 24 to November 4 and will have a Christmas theme.

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


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).