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Friday 1 March 2024 A Contemporary Asian Australian Performance production

Lost in Shanghai

Written by Jane Hutcheon

Throughout her adventurous journalism career, one story has intrigued Jane Hutcheon more than any other: the story of her mother Beatrice’s turbulent childhood in pre-Communist Shanghai. It’s the tale of an ordinary Eurasian family in extraordinary times, set against a backdrop of fading colonial opulence and looming war.

Friday 8 March 2024

The Vagina Monologues

A Special Event for International Women's Day

A play that has changed thousands of lives, with humour and grace The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female strength and sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. Performed by local actors, this special event for International Women's Day will raise funds for Bathurst Women and Children’s Refuge.

Sunday 17 March 2024 Live Performance on Screen

NT Live: Vanya

Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions. 

Saturday 20 April 2024 An 80's Mixed Tape Musical

All Fired Up

by Rachel Terry and Roz Pappalardo

Meet Tammy Tooth who's on the brink of a most epic existential midlife crisis. An unexpected quirk of fate sends her back in time to come face to face with her 15-year-old self in her teenage bedroom, giving her the chance to ask the big questions, remember what makes her tick and help her reclaim her passion for life.

Thursday 16 May 2024 BMEC and Lingua Franca present

Highway of
Lost Hearts

By Mary Anne Butler with original live music by Smith & Jones

A woman. A dog. A campervan. And 4,500km of wide-open road. After a celebrated season at BMEC in 2021, Lingua Franca's critically acclaimed production is hitting the road on a NSW wide tour. Back for one night only, join us as we send off Kate Smith and Smith & Jones to share this Bathurst-made production with audiences around the state. 

Friday 17 - Saturday 18 May 2024 A Slightly Isolated Dog

The Trojan
War

Public Performances

Using a cast of faux-French performers, The Trojan War is a joyful, raucous celebration of our ridiculous lives: using this classic tale of gods and heroes to playfully explore questions around the current chaos of our times.

Tuesday 21 - Wednesday 22 May 2024 Shake & Stir Theatre Co

Fourteen

By Shannon Molloy, Adapted by Shake & Stir with Shannon Molloy

Based on the best-selling memoir by award-winning journalist Shannon Molloy, Fourteen is the inspirational true story of growing up in central Queensland (it could be Bathurst), transformed into a powerful must-see theatre production by nationally acclaimed Shake & Stir Theatre Co.

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