The Ellerslie Festival of One Act Plays

Thursday to:
24 Aug
02 Sep

Venue Location

Corner Main Highway & Arthur St, Ellerslie

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ADULT Group A or Group B
CONCESSION Student with ID, Senior 65+ years and Community Services card
A+B COMBO Purchase a ticket to both Group A and Group B performances at the same time & pay $36


ADULT Group A or Group B
CONCESSION Student with ID, Senior 65+ years and Community Services card


Running Time: 2 hours
Interval: 2 x 15 minutes each

Venue Location

Corner Main Highway & Arthur St, Ellerslie


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Comedy . Tragedy . Suspense . Romance

You might find all of these genres in this sixth season of the Ellerslie Festival of One Act Plays. Six plays, including two premieres, and six directors covering six stories ranging from battery hens to retirement dreams. Set in cabaret style seating, the festival is a more relaxed way of seeing the plays and is suitable for group bookings. Three plays are being performed at each show so book for two shows to see all plays.

Bonus Quiz Night on Tuesday 29 August. Team up with friends, family or colleagues and book a table for eight or join another table for a night of fun and to test your general knowledge, oh, and to see three one act plays.  Simply book your tickets for this show for a fun packed evening.

Gala Opening Night Group A & B
A complimentary glass of méthode champenoise, or juice, and snacks will be served on the Gala Opening Night of each Group. Thursday 24 August and Friday 25 August at 7.15pm - Early bookings advisable. 

Group A
Performing Thursday 24 Aug (Gala Opening), Saturday 26 Aug, Wednesday 30 Aug (Sold Out), Friday 1 Sept at 8pm, Matinee on Saturday 2 Sept at 2pm

Performing (Premiere) – written by David Blakey and directed by Daryl Wrightson
The Private War of Corporal Cooper* – written by John Broughton and directed by Jocelyn McQuaid
Chook Chook* – written by Fiona Farrell and directed by Chrissy Hodkinson  

Group B
Performing Friday 25 Aug (Gala Opening), Tuesday 29 Aug (Quiz Night), Thursday 31 Aug, Saturday 2 Sept at 8pm, Matinee Sunday 27 Aug at 2pm

Her Story (Premiere) - written and directed by Mary Granfors
Sure Thing** - written by David Ives and directed by Annie Whittaker
Dolores** – written by Edward Allan Baker and directed by Carl Drake

There is a licensed bar with complimentary tea and coffee served at the interval.   
The booking office closes five minutes prior to performance start time.

* By arrangement with Playmarket.
** By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc New York.


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