Members of our Daytime Theatre Troupe thoroughly enjoyed presenting two pantomimes in 2022 – “Henrietta’s Not So Helpful Day” and “A Grouchy Christmas”.
We are planning for 2 pantomime productions in 2023.
Season one, to be staged 15-25 August, 2023 will be a production to tie in with BOOK WEEK.
Season two, to be staged 30 October – 10 November, 2023 will be a Christmas themed production.
Bookings are essential and group bookings are welcome. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Chic Currie 0409725315.
The theatre has a Covid-safe plan in place.
2023 will be the 40th 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).