Melville’s membership year begins January 1st. Please renew using the form on the Membership tab.

Melville Theatre’s AGM was held on Wednesday the 19th of February. The new committee is:

  • President – Sue Lynch
  • Vice President – Vanessa Jensen
  • Treasurer – Jeff Hansen
  • Secretary – Val Henry
  • Georgina Kling
  • Michelle Sharp
  • Peter Bloor
  • Darcy Jensen

2020 Seasons

  1. One Act Plays – Various
    Feb 13, 14, 15, 16 ,20, 21, 22.
  2. Next To Normal, by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
    A Muscial, Directed by Craig Griffen
    May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16.
  3. The Dresser by Ronald Harwood
    Directed by Jacob Turner
    July 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18.
  4. Incognito by Nick Payne
    Directed by Brendan Ellis
    September 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26
  5. William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (Abridged) by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor Directed by Vanessa Jensen
    November 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, December 3, 4, 5

Finley Awards 2019

 

Winners

Runner-up Best Play- Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, directed by Geoffrey Leeder
Best Supporting Actress- Susan Lynch, Sense and Sensibility

Adjudicator’s Certificate- Playful use of a Greek chorus, Sense and Sensibility

 

Two Melville shows were listed in the Top Ten plays of 2019;
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, directed by Geoffrey Leeder
Sense and Sensibility, directed by Vanessa Jensen

 

Congratulations to those nominated;

Breakthrough Award- Jessica Brook, Shrine
Best Actor in a Play- Manuao TeAotonga, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
Best Actor in a Play- Alan Kennedy, The Night Watchman
Best Actress in a Play- Suzannah Churchman, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
Best Supporting Actor- Craig Menner, Sense and Sensibility
Best Supporting Actress- Susan Lynch, Sense and Sensibility
Best Director- Geoffrey Leeder, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks
Best Set- Sense and Sensibility
Best Costumes- Sense and Sensibility, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

 

Melville has won the Robert Finley award six times.

2018 – Mr Bailey’s Minder, by Debra Oswald, directed by Vanessa Jensen
2018 – Urinetown, by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, directed by Craig Griffen (Best Musical)
2014 – Twelve Angry Men, by Reginald Rose, directed by Vanessa Jensen
2013 – Rabbit Hole, by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Vanessa Jensen
2010 – The Return, by Reg Cribb, directed by Jeff Hansen
1984 – The Sound of Music – directed by Margaret Hart


Those of you who’ve been around the theatre a while will remember the late Edna Ford, selling raffle tickets before the show and thumping away on the piano at interval.

Click the soundcloud link to hear Edna’s story, as well as some of her piano playing.

 

 

Your current MTC committee is:
  • President – Sue Lynch
  • Vice President – Vanessa  JensenTAM 29
  • Treasurer – Jeff Hansen
  • Secretary – Val Henry
  • Georgina Kling
  • Michelle Sharp
  • Peter Bloor
  • Darcy Jensen