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Radio Waves - Theatre of the Imagination PDF Print E-mail

The Centenary Theatre Group is proud present a series of Radio Plays 

This is Centenary Theatre Group’s tribute to the time when Radio was King.   Long before Television arrived on the scene, families would gather around the radio in the evenings as a family and listen to a variety of favourite programmes,

Radio was,  and still is  – Theatre for the Mind and imagination.

For your entertainment we will be presenting episodes of --

Dragnet - The Big No Tooth which was first broadcast on April 5, 1955.

Gunsmoke - The Guitar which was first broadcast on December 26, 1953

Superman - Batman’s Great Mystery (Chapter 11)  first broadcast February 17, 1948.

Who’s on First (first performed on radio by Bud Abbott & Lou Costello in March 1938)


The radio Waves Season runs from 11 July – 1 August (no performance Sunday 12 July)

Performances – 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 and 31 July, 1 August; Friday & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 6pm

The Boys Next Door PDF Print E-mail

by Tom Griffin

Directed by John Boyce

Season - 2 - 23 May


Four men’s struggle to make sense of this mixed up world


The Boys Next Door is the story of 4 mentally challenged men and their social worker.  Arnold is a manic depressive with deep-seated feelings of inferiority.  Barry is a brilliant schizophrenic who has convinced himself that he’s a golf pro.  Lucien is a grown man with the mind of a 4-year old who is preparing to appear before the state senate to fight for his social security benefits.  Norman is a mentally-retarded man who works in a donut shop and has a serious attachment to his keys.  The play chronicles their daily lives living as simple men in a complicated world. 


 "THE BOYS NEXT DOOR moves the audience to an awareness of how many things in everyday life we take for granted" -NY Times.

Flyer here


After January PDF Print E-mail

by Philip Dean and Nick Earls

Directed by Margaret Bell

Season - 14 March – 4 April

A play about what happens when you stop waiting for life to happen and begin to live it.


Alex has eighteen days until he finds out if he got into Arts Law, a week in Caloundra to sleep, swim and watch the cricket, and a mother with a keen interest in his sex life.


Fortuna keeps bees, has a nose ring, and a father who likes to do pottery in the nude. When this unlikely pair meet the results are both hilarious and heartwarming. And for both of them it means that things will never be the same after January.


Adapted by Philip Dean from Nick Earls' award-winning novel, After January is a play for people of all ages about what happens when someone stops waiting for life to happen and begins instead to live it.

Post Card Flyer

Review here

What they said on 612 ABC

Online Bookings here

In the Media Springfield News

Love Letters by A.R. Gurney PDF Print E-mail

Directed by Gary O'Neil

by A.R. Gurney.

Features Brian Cannon and Beris Marshall

 Playing Saturday 15 and 22 November at 8pm

Love Letters is a Pulitzer Prize nominated play by A.R. Gurney. The play centers on just two characters, Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepiece Ladd III. Using the epistolary form sometimes found in novels, they sit side by side at tables and read the correspondence - in which they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats - that has passed between them throughout their separated lives. It is only at the sad ending that they realize they were really love letters all along.


For all bookings & inquiries call 3379 3937.    


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