We are a long-established amateur dramatic society which stages three or four full productions each year. These range from serious drama to light entertainment and include full-length plays, one-act plays, variety shows and usually a family pantomime or similar at Christmas.
We cater for different tastes and enthusiasms. Our members are drawn from a wide area. There are opportunities for both experienced performers and complete novices. The Christmas shows typically have a large cast including children—sometimes with their parents on stage as well.
As well as traditional staples of amateur theatre, we are interested in innovative productions that reflect contemporary life. Some of our material is written locally. We occasionally have guest directors.
Play Readings are held regularly. Currently there are two series of play readings running in parallel. One group meets on the last Friday morning of the month at the playhouse and another on the second Saturday evening at 5.30pm every other month. Participants take turns to read parts in a play, with a wide variety of scripts used. The Friday group devotes more time to analysis of chosen plays, with more structured discussion. These are relaxed and friendly social occasions with refreshments; anyone can come at any time; and no-one has to read a part if they prefer not to.
What does Club 88 do?
A Over more than 12 months, several members of Maleny Players have been meeting regularly to write workshop ideas and explore how they can be performed. Writers, actors, musicians and singers have developed a sheaf of skits, monologues and short plays about the stages of ages firth to…88; knitted together into a weekend of revue-style performances for two matinees in February 2024.
Still intrigued? Watch for the show STAGES from Club 88 in two matinees on 17-18 February 2024.
Workshops in acting and other theatre skills are available. Acting classes have recommenced for this year in term 4 for Adults and children.
This term will close with a performance on the evening of the 5th December 2023 and will comprise of scenes and monologues from all the students.
Feel free to come along to the classes for a look.
The next class is Tuesday 17th October – kids (12 and under) from 4.15 -6.00pm and Adults (13 and over) from 6.00 – 8.00pm. Hoping you can make it!! All enquiries- Darren Hayden 0422899446