Melbourne Playback take the stage the Northcote Town Hall with a powerful and joyous Double Bill
Running on the evenings of the 17th and 18th of March, 'Love is Love' honours, investigates, and reflects on what love means to us as individuals. The recent postal survey regarding same sex marriage was a difficult and confronting process for many in the LGBTQIA+ and wider community, and Australia voted YES. Now it’s time to celebrate the outcome and take some time to share our stories of love.
Catering to ages 0 - 12, 'Imaginarium' invites our littlest arts lovers to come and play in a supportive, safe space and experience the joy of Melbourne Playback by sharing their stories, and having a team of professional actors and musicians bring them to life. Running on the 18th of March for two shows only, children are encouraged to remember the time they went to the beach, made a new friend, or climbed a super high tree. The sky’s the limit with this wonderful event geared at involving children in delightful, freeing theatrical play.
“Melbourne Playback is really looking forward to starting our year with these two events.”, adds Artistic Director, Rachael Dubois. “We're creating a wonderfully supportive space for people from the LGBTQIA+ and wider community with Love is Love. It's a moment to share the difficulties and good experiences they had during the postal survey, a "community debrief", if you will. To check in with people around us and take some time to reflect on how that public process affected us, for better or worse. Imaginarium is a chance for kids to share stories from their lives and see the beauty and joy of those stories being turned into their very own tailor made show. It's also a unique opportunity for big people and parents to hear children's stories in a different way, and see their kids shine.”
Melbourne Playback Theatre Company events are made up of real life accounts. Stories and experiences from audiences (inspired by the show theme) are invited to be shared and are then turned into one-off unique theatre works. Audience are invited to sit back, watch and enjoy, or share an experience and become a part of the show.
Melbourne Playback Theatre Company's ensemble of professional actors, musicians and MCs have been captivating audiences for over 35 years with their particular form of improvisation that transforms real-life stories into theatre. Their shows cater to, and delight, audiences of all ages.
“Melbourne Playback harnesses some strange magic to make the everyday so funny and touching. It's truly something to behold” - Sydney Morning Herald