Finley Nominations Night

MTC are hosting a broadcast of the Finley Award Nominations

Saturday 11th January at 6:30pm, with the first nominations at 7pm

Finger food and two drink vouchers per person provided.

RSVP to Sue Lynch –

2019 members of Melville Theatre Company—free entry

Guests and members of other clubs—$15 entry

Entry includes two drink tokens and finger food during the evening

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. TBC
    November 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, December 3, 4, 5. (tentative dates)

Finley Awards 2018




The West Australian, 21/1/2019

Three Melville shows were listed in the Top Ten plays of 2018;

Venus in Fur, directed by Trevor Dhu

Mr Bailey’s Minder, directed by Vanessa Jensen

Wonderful World, directed by Geoff Leeder


Urinetown, directed by Craig Griffen was listed in the Top Five Musicals of 2018.


Jethrro Pidd won Best Supporting Actor in a play for his role in Wonderful World.


Urinetown took home 6 awards in the musical categories.

Best Set of a Musical

Best Supporting Actress– Erin Craddock

Best Actress– Shanee Osborn

Best Musi Director– Taui Pinker

Best Director of a Musical– Craig Griffen

Best Musical


Mr Bailey’s Minder took home three awards in the play categories.

Best Actor– Alan Kennedy

Best Director– Vanessa Jensen

Best Play


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 – Vanessa Jensen
  • Vice President – Sue LynchTAM 29
  • Treasurer – Kit Leake
  • Secretary – Norma Davis
  • Georgina Kling
  • Alan Kennedy
  • Pip Thomson
  • Siobhan O’Gara