2024 Season

Murwillumbah Theatre Company presents for your enjoyment in 2024

The Man From Earth

Murwillumbah Theatre Company presents The Man from Earth by Jerome Bixby from March 8th to 24th, directed by David Thomas at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre Auditorium,

After history professor John Oldman unexpectedly resigns from the University, his startled colleagues impulsively invite themselves to his home, pressing him for an explanation. But they’re shocked to hear his reason for premature retirement: John claims he must move on because he is immortal and cannot stay in one place for more than ten years without his secret being discovered. Tempers rise and emotions flow as John’s fellow professors attempt to poke holes in his story, but it soon becomes clear that his tale is as impossible to disprove as it is to verify.  What starts out as a friendly gathering soon builds to an unexpected and shattering climax.

Acclaimed science fiction writer Jerome Bixby, writer of the original ‘Star Trek’ and ‘The Twilight Zone’, originally conceived this story back in the early 1960’s. It would come to be his last great work.

COSI

Murwillumbah Theatre Company presents “Cosi” by Louis Nowra from May 26 to June 16 2024 at the Murwillumbah Civic Centre Auditorium.

The play is set in a psychiatric institution in 1971 and follows the story of a young director named Lewis who takes on the task of mounting a production of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte in a burnt-out theatre. The play explores themes of love, madness, and politics. It challenges our perceptions about these themes and encourages us to think about the subtle signs of madness and darkness in our own lives.

Cosi was first performed in 1992 at the Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney, Australia, Cosi is semi-autobiographical, and is the sequel to Nowra’s previous semi-autobiographical play, Summer of the Aliens. The play was adapted into the 1996 film Cosi.

Saving Frogton’s Home

18 October – 3 November

Written and directed by Karen Kester An Australian adaptation of the fairytale classic, The Frog Prince, the first in a collection by Brothers Grimm. Prince Frogton gets a little help from his friends, Pixie Millicent, the Keeper of the Crystal Ball, and two brothers Zeb and McKendrick to not only find his Princess but save his waterhole. This is a hilarious pantomime for the whole family that follows the adventures of the friends as they set out to find wealth, romance and save a piece of Aussie bushland from over-zealous developers.

Plus touring in 2024 and coming to Murwillumbah

GRUG

Murwillumbah Theatre Company is delighted once again to present a Windmill Theatre Company production, Grug.  The date is Thursday August 29th at 10.30 am for schools and 5 pm for the general public.

Please note this is a different production from Windmill Theatre Company’s Grug and the Rainbow which MTC presented in 2017.

Once the top of a Burrawang tree fell to the ground. Then the grassy top began to change. It became Grug!

Stunning design and beautiful live puppetry combine to bring Ted Prior’s iconic picture book character to the stage in a smash-hit production that sees audiences join Grug on some of his most exciting adventures.

Along with his friends Snoot the Echidna and the crabby Cara the Carpet Snake, audiences will step into Grug’s burrow and help him grow cabbages, learn to dance and explore his wondrous new world in a charming show designed for even the youngest theatregoers (and Grug fans of all ages). Perfect for 2- to 7-year-olds and older.