Now Playing



Season – 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 May, 1 and 2 June

Due to circumstances beyond our control we are now opening on Friday 18 May at 7.30pm

(if you have already made a booking we’ll be in touch to credit/rearrange your booking)

Auslan interpreted performance –Friday  25 May

Friday & Saturdays at 7.30pm
Sunday 20th at 6pm
Sunday 27th at 2pm

Read Stage Whispers’ review here ..

An award winning and moving Australian classic, by Richard Beynon “The Shifting Heart" follows the life of an Italian family attempting to make a new life in Australia, in the aftermath of World War II.                                                                                                      Melbourne of the 1950’s in its first faltering attempts at multiculturalism provides an evocative background to this humorous and ultimately tragic story.

What the critics say:

“A study of the psychology of racism and its victims" – Oxford History of Australian Literature

“This Australian play won a prize in the Observer Play Competition and it is easy to see why. For it is a strong play set in strong words; and strongly played, it leaves a strong imprint on the imagination." – the Observer

“A piece of theatre which is exciting, funny and intensely moving." – Daily Herald

“Has irresistible warmth and a compelling sincerity that makes it an experience not to be missed." – the Star

“A back-porch view of an immigrant family trying to sink their racial pride in a hostile suburb." – Daily Mail

“Something very near greatness." – Evening News.

Playing at the Chelmer Community Centre, Cnr. Queenscroft & Halsbury Streets, Chelmer


(artwork for postcard done by Tara Hale Art)

This year, in conjunction with Auslan Stage Left,  the second Friday of each CTG season (28 July for War of the Worlds) will be a Auslan Interpreted production.

Bookings for all our 2018 productions will be available early January 2018.

All inquiries 0435 591 720

If you are a member and have booked with us before, or wish to create an account

If you just wish to book at our usual rates

As always you can pay at the door with cash or card if there are seats still available

Licensed bar
Street parking
Cnr. Queenscroft & Halsbury Streets, Chelmer