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WELCOME TO GPAC’S 2014 DEAKIN UNIVERSITY THEATRE SEASON Live performance…a world like no other...anything can happen... the unexpected often does happen…in a variety of colours and moods. To be part of an audience watching live theatre is a very special experience. It connects us, it brings us closer to new ideas and encourages us to look at the world in new ways. Truly great theatre can change your view of the world. And for 2014, we’ve brought together what promises to be a startling season of eight productions that will make you laugh, gasp and even shed tears – possibly all at the same time. GPAC’s 2014 Deakin University Theatre Season will take you on a journey to new and interesting places, while returning to some that may be familiar. It’s a year of great drama and entertainment. We’ve got everything including The Kitchen Sink...yes really! We’re mixing it up to present something for everyone, from classic comic theatre with The Importance of Being Earnest starring the legendary and colourful Nancye Hayes to sensational new work including Little Bird written for and starring the great Paul Capsis. Both these shows offer the only Victorian performances, so be sure to tell your friends and family! We’re also thrilled to include the sensational new show from a classic company, Circus Oz!, promising great family entertainment and plenty of laughs. Plus there’s a killer black comedy, a heart warming outback adventure and a new take on a classic Big Brother. As you read through the following pages I hope you will agree that there’s plenty of variety and you will not want to miss a single moment! Join with a friend, a partner, colleague or a social group and make it your regular date for a catch-up. Life is busy and sometimes it actually helps to have dates locked in. Apart from seeing these wonderful shows, there are now even more reasons to become a season ticket holder, including bigger savings, more discounts and other benefits. Make 2014 your year to reconnect with friends (or make some new ones) and colour your world with entertainment that is so vivid you may require sunglasses.

Jill Smith General Manager 2


Season Calendar 2014 JAN

The Kitchen Sink

FEB

The Government Inspector

MAR 5-8

MAR

MAY 22-24

APR

1984 MAY

Little Bird

JUN

JUL10-12 The Importance of Being Earnest

AUG 28-30

JUN 5-7 JUL

AUG

AUG 6-9 SEP

Circus Oz 2014

OCT

Assassins NOV

OCT 23-25

Highway of Lost Hearts

SEP 4-6

DEC

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Why become a season ticket holder? Become a 2014 Season Ticket Holder by selecting between 4 and 8 of our main season shows and take advantage of a whole range of benefits including: EARLY BIRD SAVINGS

A TRIP TO LONDON

Select the full 2014 season’s shows and receive 20% off single ticket prices which works out to be the equivalent of a free show and then some. Alternatively, select four or more season shows and receive 15% off.

London is calling... book your season tickets before December 31, 2013 and go in the draw to win a trip for two to London including five nights accommodation and tickets to a West End show valued at $8000.00 See page 14 for details.

EASY PAYMENT OPTIONS

FLEXIBILITY

There’s no need to pay the full amount right away. Instead, you can budget your year’s entertainment by making four easy payments throughout the year. (Conditions apply, see p23)

Sometimes your plans need to change. As a Season Ticket Holder you have the flexibility to switch to another performance of the same show at no additional cost (subject to availability).

MATES RATES

LOYALTY CARD

Select all eight shows and you’ll gain access to discounted tickets for your mates who join you at theatre season performances. In addition to this, you will receive more discount offers for other GPAC performances throughout the year including An Evening with Margaret Drabble.

LT Y LOYA D CAR

Receive your very own GPAC Loyalty Card that entitles you to great discounts throughout the year, from our Theatre Season partners.

GET THE LATEST NEWS

A SPECIAL NIGHT OUT

Receive an exclusive newsletter for season ticket holders that will inform you of upcoming productions, behind the scenes news and special offers.

Experience the classic and contemporary collection of eight theatre shows that are sure to entertain and inspire you. Catch up with friends and family while soaking up the terrific atmosphere and enjoying a glass of local wine.

MORE REWARDS PRIORITY BOOKING Season Ticket Holders get a priority booking period ahead of the public to get the best seats in the house.

ONLINE BOOKING: 4

BECOMING A LEGEND Loyal long-term patrons who have been with us for eight continuous years or more are rewarded with super priority booking periods as well as complimentary sparkling wine, and the opportunity to bring a friend for free. Why not, you’re a Legend!

Book online at www.gpac.org.au


What You Get

Legends 8 Shows

Legends 4+ Shows

8 Shows

4+ Shows

20% less

15% less

20% less

15% less

Super Priority Booking (Premium ticketing service - first choice of show dates and seats for the Season)

Pay as you go 4 easy payments spread throughout the year

Great savings (savings off full price single tickets)

Change your dates (free exchange of dates of your shows if tickets are available)

Free Sparkling Wine (a voucher will be provided to use at the bar)

Bring a friend for free (to a show of your choice)

Friend’s Discount (Discounted tickets to Theatre Season shows for friends when joining you at a performance)

More Discounts (Discounted tickets to other shows at GPAC throughout the year)

London Calling (Your chance to win a trip to London and a West End show)

Loyalty Card (Discounts from our Theatre Season partners)

Stay up to date (Exclusive email newsletter about the arts, special events and show updates)

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Red Stitch Actor’s Theatre

The Kitchen Sink By Tom Wells

5-8 March

Drama Theatre

A warm, funny and deeply engaging portrait of a not-so-typical family, Tom Wells’ new hit play is about moving out and moving on. For one family in the faded Yorkshire seaside resort of Withernsea, not all is going to plan. Pieces are falling off Martin’s milk float as quickly as he is losing customers. Son Billy is pinning his hopes of a place at Art College on a portrait of Dolly Parton, while his sister Sophie’s dreams of becoming a JiuJitsu teacher might just be disappearing down the plughole. Holding the family together is mum Kath, a dinner lady with the patience of a saint – except something’s up with her sink. The Kitchen Sink puts a hilarious spin on blue collar domestic drama with a superbly nuanced tale of human fragility. Comical and affecting, The Kitchen Sink, hits the road after proving to be a hit for Red Stitch with a sell-out Melbourne season.

Director: Terence O’Connell Lighting Design: Stelios Karagiannis Set Design: Benjamin Shaw Cast: Tim Potter, Tim Ross, Russell Fletcher, Christine Keogh and Kristina Brew Genre: Comedy/Drama Duration: 90 minutes, no interval Warnings: Recommended 10+

‘A triumph of casting, comedy and quirks’ – The Australian

Drama Theatre Wed 5 March 8pm Thu 6 March 8pm (post show forum) Fri 7 March 8pm Sat 8 March 1pm & 8pm

Show Partner Photo: Sarah Walker


Belvoir and Malthouse Theatre

The Government Inspector By Simon Stone after Nikolai Gogol

22-24 May

The Playhouse

Nikolai Gogol was a nutcase. Bonkers. And in between bouts of nuttiness he just happened to write what are unquestionably the two funniest plays of the nineteenth century, Diary of a Madman and The Government Inspector. Ever since then, actors and directors have been using his plays as a leaping off point for their own journeys into theatrical madness. Now, a new generation of comic geniuses sink their teeth into The Government Inspector. Under the direction of the everinventive Simon Stone, this ridiculous, laugh-out-loud comedy will take a mad-cap turn toward twenty-first century Australia. It may not entirely resemble the play Gogol wrote in 1836, but this new Government Inspector is an implausible masterpiece for our implausible times.

Director: Simon Stone Set Designer: Ralph Myers Lighting Designer: Paul Jackson Cast includes: Gareth Davies, Emily Barclay, Greg Stone, Zahra Newman Genre: Comedy/Drama Warning: Recommended 15+

The Playhouse Thu 22 May 8pm Fri 23 May 8pm (post show forum) Sat 24 May 1pm & 8pm

‘Stone has earned a reputation as one of the boldest, brightest young theatre makers in the country.’ – Time Out

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shake & stir theatre co

1984 By George Orwell

5 - 7 June

The Playhouse

Strap yourself in for this terrifically chilling theatrical event set against a towering wall of plasma screens. Oceania; a Nation perpetually at war, where cameras watch every move and Thought Police roam the streets. By day, Winston Smith is an editor at the Ministry of Truth, rewriting history to align the past with the radical political agenda of the ruling party and its leader, Big Brother. By night, Winston pursues a forbidden love affair with the mysterious Julia in an attempt to rebel against the oppressive regime and maintain some control over his otherwise totally controlled life. After being discovered and detained, Winston is beaten, manipulated and subjected to sickening torture in an attempt to make him reject dreams of liberation and understand that free thought and logic is the only true enemy. This new stage adaptation brings George Orwell’s final novel screaming into the present. Adaptor: Nelle Lee and Nick Skubij Director: Michael Fulcher Designer: Josh McIntosh Lighting Designer: Jason Glenwright Sound Designer: Guy Webster Media Producers: optikal bloc Cast: Ross Balbuziente, Nelle Lee, Bryan Probets, Nick Skubij, David Whitney. Genre: Drama Duration: 85 minutes, no interval Warnings: Haze

‘shake & stir’s ability to bring classic, world changing literature to the main stage is double-plus awesome. It’s rare to see a book adaptation that feels whole and complete in its own right.’ – Aussie Theatre 8

The Playhouse Thu 5 June 8pm Fri 6 June 8pm (post show forum) Sat 7 June 1pm & 8pm

Show Partner


State Theatre Company of South Australia in association with Adelaide Festival Centre

Little Bird

By Nicki Bloom, with songs and music by Cameron Goodall and Quentin Grant

10 - 12 July

The Playhouse

Do you think a boy bird can sing a girl bird’s song? Little Bird looks at the journey of a young boy, Wren, from his parents’ isolated cottage all the way to the lights of the big city. Along the way a series of startling transformations occur, blurring the lines of identity, gender and reality as Wren searches for self, for love and for a place to belong. A fairytale for grown-ups, a song cycle, a thrilling performance, Little Bird is a gripping story of how people can transform many times over the course of a lifetime. The show was created especially for Australian stage legend Paul Capsis by multi-award winning playwright Nicki Bloom (Tender, Land and Sea) and features songs by Cameron Goodall (The Audreys) and Quentin Grant (When The Rain Stops Falling). Drawing upon fable, mythology and song to create a compelling dramatic and musical journey, Little Bird will leave you transported, uplifted and with tears in your eyes.

Director: Geordie Brookman Set Designer & Lighting Designer: Geoff Cobham Video Designer: Chris Petridis Costume Designer: Ailsa Paterson Musical Director: Quentin Grant Dramaturg: Julian Meyrick Sound Designer: Jane Rossetto Genre: Music Theatre Duration: 80 minutes, no interval The Playhouse Thu 10 July 8pm Fri 11 July 8pm (post show forum) Sat 12 July 1pm & 8pm

‘Whether swooning with soul or belting it out like a bruise, Capsis’ turbo-powered voice makes each tune his own.’ – Sunday Telegraph Show Partner 9


Mary Anne Butler and Artback NT: Arts Development and Touring

Highway of Lost Hearts

Written and performed by Mary Anne Butler

6-9 August

Drama Theatre

A woman. A dog. A campervan. And 4,500km of wide open road. Mot wakes up one morning to find that her heart is missing from her chest. She can breathe; she has a pulse - but she feels… nothing. So. She decides to go and look for it. With her dog enlisted as co-pilot, Mot heads down the Highway of Lost Hearts: into the deepest core of the Australian outback - navigating red dirt landscapes, fire and flood, vast salt lakes, age-old mountains and murky waters filled with lost souls. And the further Mot drives into the deepest heart of Australia, the more she realises that everyone around her also seem to be missing some vital part of themselves. An allegory for a country that has lost its heart, Highway of Lost Hearts leaves you pondering the question: when your heart goes missing, what lengths will you go to, in order to find it again?

Director: Lee Lewis Duration: 60 minutes, no interval Warnings: Course Language

‘...vivid, often hilarious... written and performed with great heart.’ – NT News

Drama Theatre Wed 6 August 8pm Thu 7 August 8pm (post show forum) Fri 8 August 8pm Sat 9 August 1pm & 8pm • DRYSDALE • LEOPOLD • GEELONG WEST • OCEAN GROVE

Show Partner 10Photo: Todd Williams


State Theatre Company of South Australia

The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde

28-30 August The Playhouse

I never change, except in my affections. Oscar Wilde’s brilliant and much-loved comedy of love, manners and mistaken identity – The Importance of Being Earnest has been delighting audiences for over 100 years. Set within the stifling conventions of Victorian England, two young bachelors have taken to bending the rules and the truth to add a dash of excitement to their lives. Jack invents a brother Ernest as an excuse to leave his dull country life behind so that he may pursue Gwendolen, the delectable daughter of the formidable Lady Bracknell. Across town Algernon decides to take the name Ernest, when visiting Jack’s young ward Cecily. When each gentleman is forced to unwind his web of lies and reveal himself – being “earnest” takes on a whole new meaning! Grand dame of the Australian theatre Nancye Hayes brings the formidable and acidic Lady Bracknell to life alongside the elastic and hilarious Nathan O’Keefe as Algernon.

Director: Geordie Brookman Designer: Ailsa Paterson Cast includes: Nancye Hayes, Nathan O’Keefe, Anna Steen, Rory Walker Genre: Comedy The Playhouse Thu 28 August 8pm Fri 29 August 8pm (post show forum) Sat 30 August 1pm & 8pm

‘The most perfect high comedy in the English language’ – Telegraph Show Partner 11


Circus Oz 2014 4-6 September The Playhouse

Circus Oz plummets into Geelong Performing Arts Centre with their latest thrilling show! The brand spanking new 2014 Circus Oz show draws inspiration from the pre-digital, analog world and the subsequent exponential explosion of options, data and ideas. Before the world was swamped by slick and sharp sales teams, ready to sell you anything, advertising billboards were hand painted and a show could be pulled out of a wicker trunk. There will be, as ever, strong women, stunt-jumping flyers, death-defying aerialists and beautiful jugglers, a cranking live multi-skilled band, all with a subversive antipodean vaudeville and cabaret twist. With bold, flashy skills, electrifying live music, and that trademark irreverent spirit, Circus Oz 2014 will have audiences on their feet, wanting more!

Board Chair: Wendy McCarthy, AO Artistic Director: Mike Finch Founding Member, Senior Circus Artist: Tim Coldwell General Manager: Lou Oppenheim Founding Member, Costume Designer: Laurel Frank Director of Programming: Matt Hughes Production Manager: Margaret Murray Artistic Associate: Antonella Casella Artistic Associate & Indigenous Programs Manager: Joshua Bond Genre: Circus/Family/Comedy Duration: 2 hours Warnings: May feature fire, smoke machines and strobe lighting

‘Circus Oz has a heart and soul at its centre that is joyfully spreading a message of community and inclusion….. a ridiculous amount of joy and fun...’ – Australian Stage

The Playhouse Thu 4 September 7.30pm Fri 5 September 7.30pm (post show forum) Sat 6 September 1pm & 6.30pm

Show Partner


Watch This presents

Assassins

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by John Weidman

23-25 October The Playhouse

Amidst the lurid debris of a traveling carnival, a proprietor invites nine would-be heroes to step up to the mark and hit a target in return for a glittering prize. As he hands out guns with a glib invitation, “c’mere and kill a president”, we are introduced to a collection of America’s most disturbing characters, from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald. A killer black comedy, Assassins takes a provocative lens to the dreams, distortions and delusions of nine infamous Americans. Stephen Sondheim is the recipient of seven Tony Awards - his work as a composer lyricist over the past four decades has set the standard for contemporary music theatre. This production, directed by Tyran Parke and with cast of fifteen led by Mark Dickinson, Nick Simpson-Deeks and Nadine Garner, was a sell-out when it debuted in Melbourne last year.

Director: Tyran Parke Music Director: Luke Byrne Set/ Costume Design: Crisanne Fox Lighting Design: Rob Sowinski Assassins is based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. Playwrights Horizons, Inc. New York City produced ASSASSINS Off-Broadway in 1990. By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd. Exclusive agent for Music Theatre International (NY)

Genre: Musical Comedy Duration: 100 minutes, no interval The Playhouse Thu 23 October 8pm Fri 24 October 8pm (post show forum) Sat 25 October 1pm & 8pm

‘Director Tyran Parke has done remarkably well with this production...this is social critique with high kicks and harmonies.’ – The Age Show Partner Photo: Sarah Walker

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But wait there’s more Geelong Regional Library, GPAC and The Wheeler Centre present

An Evening with Margaret Drabble Tues Feb 25, 6.30 - 7.30pm Drama Theatre

Margaret Drabble is a consummate chronicler of London, which she knows ‘as thoroughly as any novelist has ever known any city’, according to Joyce Carol Oates. Her insightful, affecting novels about the inner lives of conflicted women as they navigate the change-filled terrain of the 1960s onward (including ambition and motherhood), have been much celebrated – and loved. Her eighteenth novel, The Pure Gold Baby, explores single motherhood and disability, through the life of anthropologist Jess, who has an affair with a professor that results in ‘pure gold baby’ Anna, a special needs child who will need Jess’s care for the rest of her life, altering its course forever in complex ways.

Win a trip for 2 to London Book your Season Tickets Package before December 31 to go in the draw to win a trip for 2 to London including accommodation and a West End Show, thanks to Harvey World Travel. Terms & Conditions • Competition ends at 11:59pm on 31st December 2013. • Competition entrants who have bought 4+ 2014 Deakin University Theatre Season tickets during the above period are eligible. • Competition will be drawn on 6th January 2014. • A winner will be drawn randomly from individuals that have completed the required entry conditions. • The competition winner provides permission to GPAC to publicise them via social media and publications. • Only one (1) entry per booking and the prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. The winner will be notified. • Competition consists of one (1) prize of a Trip for Two to London, five days accommodation for two in London and two tickets to a West End show. • Non-peak travel periods will apply, as determined by participating Harvey World Travel Agencies.

Central Geelong App Looking for somewhere to have a coffee or meal after the show? Visit app.centralgeelong.com.au to download the FREE Central Geelong App for information on Central Geelong businesses, parking and transport, events, activities and special offers. 14

GPAC also presents the following programs: TUCKERS MUSICAL MORNINGS An essential part of GPAC’s daytime entertainment calendar, Musical Mornings brings an endless parade of Australia’s bestloved performers to Geelong. Musical Mornings is proudly supported by Tuckers Funeral and Bereavement Services.

VICWEST COMMUNITY TELCO EDUCATION PROGRAM GPAC’s Vicwest Community Telco Education Program provides a diverse range of educational experiences for students at schools across the region. Programs include the Poppykettle Children’s Festival, Geelong Schools Music and Movement Festival and the Take Over Youth Festival. Students also attend theatre shows, workshops and participate in hands-on learning opportunities such as VCE workshops.

centralgeelong.com.au FAMILY MAGIC Families have access to some of the best theatre for the young through our annual Family Magic program. This series combines classic favourites and exciting new stories. These performances give children a quality introduction to live theatre along with the opportunity to join us afterwards for some fun activities inspired by the show.

shaken + stirred @ GPAC Wherever you see the shaken + stirred @ GPAC logo, expect the unexpected. Performances under this banner are edgier and challenge the audience on many levels. They provide experiences that are different to our traditional theatre shows, offering the best from independent artists and emerging companies. shaken + stirred performances for 2014 will be announced soon.

FILMS AT GPAC GPAC is the region’s premier venue for independent and arthouse films, hosting a number of film events throughout the year including the Bethany arthouse film festival.

THE AUSTRALIAN YOUTH CLASSICAL MUSIC COMPETITION (formerly the Geelong Advertiser Music Competition) GPAC co-ordinates the annual Australian Youth Classical Music Competition, a national and regional competition which celebrates the enormous talent of young classical musicians across all instruments. The competition culminates in a concert, where finalists compete for a range of prizes up to $10,000.


Government partners GPAC gratefully acknowledges the State Government of Victoria for its generous support. We thank the Minister for the Arts and our local parlimentarians for their ongoing interest, encouragement and advocacy.

Principle partner

Theatre Season partners

• DRYSDALE • LEOPOLD • GEELONG WEST • OCEAN GROVE

Green Room Club

Ray Frost Investments

Acts of Support

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Arts For Life The GPAC endowment fund WHAT WILL ARTS FOR LIFE ACHIEVE? Arts for Life will ensure GPAC remains a centre where our children first experience the performing arts; a centre which nurtures local emerging artists; and a centre where both Australian and the world’s finest artists continue to perform on our stages. Additional income through Arts for Life will give the centre the opportunity to confidently plan and build the artistic programs. These include: •

Support for the development of emerging artists, education programs and new cultural activities across the Arts Precinct

Increased access for schools, community groups, organisations, and independent producers wishing to present performances at GPAC

A greater number of performances by leading Australian and international artists across the performing arts

HOW TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Arts for Life aims to raise $10 million to be built up over 10 years. There are three principle ways to make a donation to the fund: 1. A Bequest If, once you have remembered your family, you also have the capacity to invest in your community then a bequest - a provision in your will - is the perfect legacy to acknowledge the pleasure you have received from your involvement with GPAC over the years. Such a bequest would normally take the form of a nominated dollar amount or as a percentage of your estate. This is a very personal decision and should only be made after discussion with those assisting you with the drafting of your will. 2. A once-off significant donation Once-off significant donations could be in cash, a gift of shares, proceeds from a life insurance policy or a realisable asset. These significant donations could also be made as a bequest. 3. Annual giving Every donation received assists GPAC in the delivery of its annual artistic program. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

“The chance to actually be on stage and perform in an environment such as GPAC was the most exciting period of my childhood. GPAC will always hold a special place in my ‘theatrical’ heart.” – Guy Pearce, actor

Anne Drysdale: (Pioneering squatter at Coryule): $20,000-$49,999. Gilbert Toyne: (Design and patent of first all metal rotary clothes hoist): $5,000-$19,999

DONOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Lewis Bandt: (Design of first coupe utility -”ute”): $1,000-$4,999

There are a number of ways in which donations can be acknowledged depending on the level of support and the degree to which donors wish to be publicly recognised.

Fanny Brownbill: (First woman from the region elected to Parliament): $1-$999

In acknowledging donations we also celebrate the region’s history, imagination, and courage with donations categorized as follows: William Buckley: (Convict and unofficial first white settler): $50,000-$99,999. 16

FOR MORE INFORMATION For more information please contact: General Manager 5225 1213 Community Relations and Marketing Manager 5225 1214


GPAC access

Our theatres

PHOTOS BY FERNE MILLEN

Box Office is happy to assist with any special access requirements including:

COMPANION AND CARER’S CARD GPAC aims to cater for all, and supports the Companion Card program. Special discounts are also available for holders of the Carer’s Card.

HEARING IMPAIRMENT Both The Playhouse and Drama Theatre are fitted with a hearing loop, accessed via headsets. Radios and headphones are available for loan. Please book these through the box office.

AUDIO DESCRIPTIONS GPAC in conjunction with Vision Australia offers a live audio description service for people who are vision impaired. This free service is available at selected matinee performances.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

THE PLAYHOUSE The recently refurbished 779-seat proscenium arch theatre is suitable for live theatre, concerts and corporate events. This outstanding venue has won design and project management awards, setting a benchmark for live theatre venues in Australia.

Wheelchair access is available in all of our theatres. Disabled access to GPAC is via the Little Malop St entrance. Please make our Box Office aware of any special access requirements when booking your tickets.

Enjoy the full theatrical experience GREEN ROOM CLUB This exclusive corporate club provides a unique opportunity to network, entertain clients or reward staff. Membership gives you four premium seats to opening nights, including supper with cast and crew. Phone 5225 1214 for more information.

POST-SHOW FORUMS

DRAMA THEATRE A studio-style theatre with a capacity of 325, this venue is as pleasurable for performers as it is for the audience. The Drama Theatre is an ideal space for intimate live theatre, acoustic concerts, comedy performances, public lectures and seminars.

Join the cast and creative team for a 20-minute post-show discussion. These forums provide an exclusive insight into the creative processes and life behind the scenes. Go to page 19 for details.

WINE AND DINE Relax before the show with a beverage or a quick bite. GPAC’s cafe and bar are open before and after every show. You can also preorder your interval drinks to save time. Just ask our friendly bar staff to place an order when you arrive.

Conferences and functions All of our venue spaces including theatres, foyers, studios and meeting rooms are available for conferences, seminars, parties and private functions. Phone Venue Hire on (03) 5225 1210 for details.

DEAKIN’S COSTA HALL, GEELONG WATERFRONT Deakin University’s historic woolstores building includes a grand concert hall providing seating for 1500. This world-class venue is ideal for large-scale concerts, conferences and lectures.

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2014 Season Partners The Kitchen Sink

Highway of Lost Hearts

The Government Inspector

The Importance of Being Earnest

1984

Circus Oz 2014 This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australian Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Tour managed and coordinated by arTour, an initiative supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Little Bird Assassins

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Dates & times The Kitchen Sink (Drama Theatre) Wed 5 March 8.00pm Thu 6 March 8.00pm ≈ Fri 7 March 8.00pm Sat 8 March 1pm & 8.00pm

The Government Inspector (The Playhouse) Thu 22 May 8.00pm Fri 23 May 8.00pm ≈ Sat 24 May 1pm & 8.00pm

1984 (The Playhouse) Thu 5 June 8.00pm Fri 6 June 8.00pm ≈ Sat 7 June 1pm & 8.00pm

Little Bird (The Playhouse) Thu 10 July 8.00pm Fri 11 July 8.00pm ≈ Sat 12 July 1pm & 8.00pm

Highway of Lost Hearts

Packages available The Importance of Being Earnest (The Playhouse) Thu 28 August 8.00pm Fri 29 August 8.00pm ≈ Sat 30 August 1pm & 8.00pm

Circus Oz 2014 (The Playhouse) Thu 4 September 7.30pm Fri 5 September 7.30pm ≈ Sat 6 September 1pm & 6.30pm

Assassins (The Playhouse)

Full 8 show package – greatest savings. Choose your own package – choose 4 or more shows – save on single ticket prices. Book 4 or more play package online – www.gpac.org.au

How to use the booking form STEP 1 Nominate the day and time of the shows you wish to see including a 2nd preference if possible. STEP 2 For each person attending, indicate the type of ticket required ie Adult, Senior, Concession etc. STEP 3 Full 8 show package – Using the price grid on opposite page write the total amount for the package in the total box at the bottom of the column.

Thu 23 October 8.00pm Fri 24 October 8.00pm ≈ Sat 25 October 1pm & 8.00pm

Choose your own package – using the price grid on opposite page calculate the amount for each person for each show you wish to see in the box provided. Then total each column at the bottom.

Add On Event:

Single tickets - using the price grid on opposite page calculate the amount for each person for each show you wish to see in the box provided. Then total each column at the bottom.

An Evening with Margaret Drabble (Drama Theatre) Tue 25 February 6.30pm - 7.30pm Tickets: $20 Adult / $12 Concession

(Drama Theatre) Wed 6 August 8.00pm Thu 7 August 8.00pm ≈ Fri 8 August 8.00pm Sat 9 August 1pm & 8.00pm

≈ Indicates post show forum Join the cast or creative team for a 20-minute post-show discussion. These forums provide an exclusive insight into the creative process and life behind the scenes.

At the bottom of the page, indicate your seating preference and any special access requirements you may have. STEP 4 Fill out your name and contact details. STEP 5 Calculate the full amount owing. STEP 6 Indicate the payment type you wish to use. If paying by Credit Card at the time of booking or by instalments please enter all credit card details including expiry date and CVC number. SUBMIT YOUR FORM POST Reply Paid 991 GPAC Theatre Season PO Box 991 Geelong, VIC, 3220 No stamp required

SCAN (Scan both sides) and email to boxoffice@gpac.org.au FAX 52251234 PHONE 52251200

If paying by instalments you must submit a signed booking form.

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Season package prices Full season package - all 8 shows Seeing all 8 shows use these prices / SAVE 20%

Adult

Seniors

Conc.

U/27

U/18

Matinee

$381

$352

$324

$244

$150

$324

Choose your own package - 4 or more shows Adult

Seniors

Conc.

U/27

U/18

Matinee

The Kitchen Sink, 1984

$47

$43

$40

$32

$17

$40

The Government Inspector, The Importance of being Earnest, Assassins

$59

$55

$50

$36

$21

$50

Little Bird

$51

$47

$42

$34

$21

$42

Highway of Lost Hearts

$38

$34

$31

$26

$17

$31

Circus Oz 2014

$47

$43

$40

$27

$23

$40

Single tickets Adult

Seniors

Conc.

U/27

U/18

Matinee

The Kitchen Sink, 1984

$55

$51

$47

$37

$20

$47

The Government Inspector, The Importance of being Earnest, Assassins

$69

$64

$59

$42

$25

$59

Little Bird

$60

$55

$50

$40

$25

$50

Highway of Lost Hearts

$45

$40

$36

$30

$20

$36

Circus Oz 2014

$55

$51

$47

$32

$27

$47

Additional Circus Oz Children’s tickets available to season ticket holders at $24 each B reserve seating A limited number of tickets with restricted viewing are available at a 25% discount on above prices. Please contact Box Office for further details and bookings. Group Discounts Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Please contact the box office for details.

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STEP 2 STEP 1

Nominate 1st and 2nd preferences for the performance day and time of your choice

Production

Kitchen Sink 5 - 8 March

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The Government Inspector 22 - 24 May

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SENIOR U/27 U/18

SENIOR U/27 U/18

SENIOR U/27 U/18

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1. 2.

Little Bird 10 - 12 July

1.

Highway of Lost Hearts 6 - 9 August

1.

Circus Oz 2014 4 - 6 September

Person 2

(Please circle ticket type) ADULT CONC

2.

1984 5-7 June

The Importance of being Earnest 28 - 30 August

Person 1

2.

2. 1. 2. 1. 2.

Assassins 23-25 October

1.

ADD ON: An Evening with Margaret Drabble

Tues 25 February 6.30pm - 7.30pm Tickets: $20 Adult $12 Concession

2.

STEP 3 Seating Location p Stalls p Balcony Prefer p Close to stage p Middle of theatre p Towards the back

TOTAL

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TOTAL

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TOTAL

$

Do you have any special access needs? p Wheelchair p Hearing difficulties p Low vision p Other

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STEP 4

ENTER YOUR CONTACT DETAILS

First Name

p Mr

p Mrs

NO INITIALS

p Ms

p Dr

Last Name

Address Suburb

Postcode

Home Phone

Mobile

Email

Yes, I am happy to receive marketing material from GPAC Note: If you are booking a Senior, Concession or Student ticket, please attach proof to this booking form. See Terms and Conditions.

STEP 5

CALCULATE THE COST OF YOUR TICKETS Please use the totals of the columns overleaf to complete this section. Person 1 $ Person 2 $

*Please note Green Levy, donations and Margaret Drabble tickets are charged in full (not available by instalment).

Person 3 $ Margaret Drabble - Add On $ Green Levy $ Tax Deductable Donation $ Postage and handling fee $ 5.00 TOTAL OWING $

STEP 6

PAYMENT p Cash

p Cheque

p Credit Card in full now

p Credit Card in instalment* ($10 Fee applies)

*Instalments only available to package buyers. Customers choosing to pay by instalments must submit a signed form. Note: 4 instalment payments will be debited to the supplied credit card on March 4, April 8, May 6, June 3. Additional tickets will be charged at time of booking.

Credit Card Number *VISA and Mastercard ONLY

Expiry Date

CVC Number

*Last 3 digits on the signature panel of your credit card

Signature

SUBMIT THIS FORM

POST

Reply Paid 991 GPAC Theatre Season PO BOX 991, Geelong VIC 3220 No stamp required

SCAN (both sides) and EMAIL TO boxoffice@gpac.org.au FAX TO 5225 1234

Booking with friends? If you are booking with friends, please copy and complete separate booking forms. All forms should be attached and returned together to ensure seats are allocated next to each other. Spare booking forms are available from our Box Office on 5225 1200.

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Office Use Only Date processed Initials Amount Charged

PHONE 5225 1200

* Customers choosing to pay by instalments must submit a signed form.

Seat with Cash Chq CC now Instal


Terms and Conditions

Where to find us

INSTALMENT PAYMENTS The instalment payments option is only available for package bookings until Friday March 1st. After this time all Package bookings must be paid in full at time of booking. If you have nominated to pay by instalments, your credit card will be debited in 4 equal payments on March 4, April 8, May 6, June 3. A $10 administration fee applies per credit card used. You are committed to paying the full amount and at no stage can your booking be cancelled. Once committed to paying instalments the full amount must be paid this way. If your credit card number should change for any reason between the date of booking and July 3, GPAC must receive immediate notification of the new number, expiry date and CVC. Fees apply for any transactions declined due to insufficient funds, incorrect credit card numbers or expired cards. Offer applies to VISA and Mastercard payments only.

CONCESSIONS

Pensioners, Seniors Card holders, unemployed, full time students, people under 27 yrs and 18 yrs all qualify for reduced ticket prices. A photocopy of current concession card or proof of age must be enclosed with your booking form.

GST All prices include GST where applicable.

TICKET EXCHANGES Season ticket holders may exchange their tickets to another performance of the same production at no cost by returning their tickets at least 24 hours prior to the performances, subject to availability. Exchanges from matinee to evenings will incur additional charges.

PRIVACY GPAC is subject to and complies with the Privacy Act 1998. Your personal information is collected in case of an event cancellation or change, and to inform you of coming events. Unless advised, GPAC may contact you regarding other shows or performances that may be of interest. If you do not wish to receive marketing material, or if you wish to seek access to your personal information which GPAC holds, please contact us by writing to Privacy Officer, GPAC PO Box 991, Geelong 3220 or email tina@gpac.org.au. GPAC’s Privacy Policy is available from the Box Office.

GPAC GREEN GPAC invites you to help minimise our environmental impact contributing an additional $5 per package. Look up and see your valuable support in action as we transfer our foyer lighting to energy efficient LED technology.

VENUE Geelong Performing Arts Centre 50 Little Malop St Geelong 3220

PHONE 5225 1200 ONLINE www.gpac.org.au Deakin’s Costa Hall Geelong Waterfront 1 Gheringhap Street Geelong 3220 Mon-Thu 7.30am - 6pm Fri-Sat 7.30am - 12mid (free parking after 6pm)

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the details in this brochure. However Geelong Performing Arts Centre reserves the right to withdraw, substitute or vary the details of performances and to rectify any errors at a later date.

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Geelong Performing Arts Centre 50 Little Malop St Geelong 3220 Phone 5225 1200 Online www.gpac.org.au

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GPAC's 2014 Deakin University Theatre Season Brochure