The Ellerslie Festival Of One Act Plays

Thursday to:
22 Aug
31 Aug

Venue Location

Corner Main Highway & Arthur St, Ellerslie

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CONCESSION Student with ID, Senior 65+ years, Community Services card and Children 14 years & under


CONCESSION Student with ID, Senior 65+ years, Community Services card and Children 14 years & under


Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Interval: includes 2 x 15 minute intervals

Venue Location

Corner Main Highway & Arthur St, Ellerslie


Group 10+

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Love + Hate . Revenge + Redemption . Destruction + Salvation

You might find all these genres in this seventh season of the Ellerslie One Act Play Festival. This biennial festival has become a highly coveted event for playwrights to submit original works and as a mentoring event for new directors. Six plays, including five premieres, have been selected from a number of submissions with three plays being performed at each show. The one-acts contain multiple themes, each accomplishing its own story with efficient use of dialogue and technical elements. Set in cabaret style seating, the festival is a more relaxed way of seeing the plays and is suitable for group bookings. Book for two shows to see all plays.

Bonus Quiz Night on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 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 22 August and Friday 23 August at 7.15pm - Early bookings advisable.

Group A
Performing Thursday 22 Aug (Gala Opening), Saturday 24 Aug, Wednesday 28 Aug (Quiz Night), Friday 30 Aug at 8pm
Matinee on Saturday 31 Aug at 2pm

The Plan (Premiere) – written and directed by Paul Norell
Tinder Stories: The Worst Date Ever (Premiere) – written by Seren Powell-Jones, directed by Bruce Brown
I Love an Earthling (Premiere) – written by Rex McGregor, directed by Amie Bentall

Group B
Performing Friday 23 Aug (Gala Opening), Tuesday 27 Aug (Quiz Night), Thursday 29 Aug, Saturday 31 Aug at 8pm
Matinee Sunday 25 Aug at 2pm

Suspicious (Premiere) – written by David Blakey and directed by Merrin Cavel
Fair Play (Premiere) - written by Pauline Grogan, directed by Sinead Miller
The Death of Me * – written by Norm Foster, directed by Vic Leilua

There is a licensed bar with complimentary tea and coffee served at the interval.  

* The Death of Me is staged by arrangement with Pam Winter, GGA,