Friday 15th and Saturday 16th March, 2pm and 7pm.
Melbourne Playback and SKY Theatre
The Amplifiers + Live Large
A double bill about difference and possibility
The Amplifiers by SKY Theatre follows three students of magic who face demons, curses and major headaches of bureaucracy. SKY Theatre is made up of skilled theatre-makers on the autism spectrum who bring their inside experience of navigating through the world to an adventure packed with spells and suits, Lebanese drumming and glam rock.
Live Large: Melbourne Playback Theatre Company explore what it means to live life to the full, and what gets in the way. This is theatre that springs from the audience’s experience – the results are moving, funny and surprising. If you’ve never seen Melbourne Playback in action, this is an amazing show to start with, as Sky Theatre’s performers join with Melbourne Playback’s critically acclaimed ensemble to turn the audience’s true stories into theatre on the spot. This opportunity to join with your community to explore all the ways of living is not to be missed.
Live Large bounces off The Amplifiers to create performance that goes beyond looking at difference to open up a conversation about the essential things that connect us all.
This project began when a director wanted to bring five amazing performers together to see what sparks would emerge. What happened was a jet of flame. Following this up with playback theatre turns this event into more than a performance - it’s a wild ride and the audience are all on it together.
“A visionary company” - JJ Mclennon, Theatre People
“Terrifically skilled”- Cameron Woodhead, The Age
Concession $25 (Student, Health Care Card Holders)
Child $20 (2 to 15 Years)
Group 6 or more $25 per ticket
Under two years free (must be seated on a ticket holders lap)
Transaction fees apply - $3.80 online, $5 over the phone, no charge when purchasing directly from the venue
Northcote Town Hall, Main Hall West Wing Studio 1
189 High St, Northcote
Running time approx 100 minutes, no interval.
Latecomers permitted at suitable breaks in performance.
No filming or photography permitted.
We accept Companion Cards, please call the Box Office on 8470 8280 to make your booking.
About the Companies
SKY Theatre is: Sarah Austin (actor, costuming), Ashleigh Beecham (actor), Lincoln Forbes (actor, graphic design), Michael Sibillin (acting, costuming, music) , Joseph Samarani (acting, music) and Danny Diesendorf (director). The combined experience of the group includes performing in bands and plays, in street theatre shows and video projects; while also bringing experience in devising and writing plays, poetry and original music.
Melbourne Playback Theatre is a company of actors and musicians lead by artistic director Rachael Dubois; its full ensemble can be found at: MelbournePlayback.com.au
Melbourne Playback Theatre Company often performs in workplaces - including hospitals, universities, schools, prisons, government and community sector spaces as well as for businesses. MPTC’s work is in sharing stories to uncover the realities and possibilities that people hold within them.
LOCATION: Northcote Town Hall Studio 1