One Act Plays Season

Eltham Little Theatre

Season 3 for ELT is almost upon us with our One Act Play Season. Featuring 3 unique plays with the theme of Relationships and Death in the genre of a drama, a whodunnit and a comedy. DER KRIMINAL KOMMISSAR - written by Michael McLean The play is set in Hamburg in February 1940. Erika Lindner, a surgeon, is determined to smuggle her family out of the country. Her husband opposes the plan. Against his wishes, she has contacted an underground group who will meet them at their home and take them across the border into Denmark. On the evening of their departure, a police inspector arrives unexpectedly. It slowly emerges that he knows all about the plan and has set his own trap. He informs them that they are to be removed to a labour camp and their son adopted out to a reliable family. But more than one character has yet to reveal the truth. THE PATIENT- written by Agatha Christie When Mrs Wingfield fell over the balcony of her bedroom, no one could be sure whether it was an accident, attempted murder or failed suicide. She cannot speak or move except for the fingers of one hand. Inspector Cray suspects that there was an attempted murder, and Dr Ginsberg rigs an experiment to help solve the problem. Her relatives are summoned to the nursing home and, aided by an ingenious device, Mrs Wingfield is enabled to indicate quite clearly that there was an attempted murder. She recovers the power of speech just in time to foil another attempt on her life. NO CHOCOLATES BY REQUEST - written by Chris Hodson Alan’s life was actually pretty good, until quite recently. Then something happened - death. It's the end of all relationships. But is it the end? Due to some unfinished business and a shady relationship, Alan’s wife needs him now more than ever. When you include the in-laws, a criminal element, a psychic neighbour and a box of chocolates to the story it's not long before you see why Alan finds it hard to move on.
Theatre/Venue NameEltham Performing Arts Centre
Venue address1603 Main Road
All performance dates and start times

Friday 22 April, 8pm
Saturday 23 April, 8pm

Thursday 28 April, 8pm
Friday 29 April, 8pm
Saturday 30 April, 8pm
Sunday 1 May, 2pm

Thursday 5 May ,8pm
Friday 6 May, 8pm
Saturday 7 May, 8pm

Box office URLBooking Info
Box office phone number0411713095
Creative Team

Director (Der Kriminal Kommissar) – Roderick Chappel
Director (The Patient) – Carol Owen
Director (No Chocolates By Request) – Del Jordan
Production Liaisons – Kath Buckingham & Carol Owen
Stage Manager – Bella Preston

Cast List

Shows in April 2022

ShowTheatreVenue Show CategoryOpening Night Date
Life according to the MouseIndependentThe Butterfly ClubMusical27/04/2022More Info
The RiverWilliamstown Little TheatreWilliamstown Little TheatrePlay20/04/2022More Info
It's Now or NeverThe Basin TheatreThe Basin TheatrePlay21/04/2022More Info
Aladdin Jr.Players Theatre CompanyChristine Strachan TheatreMusical08/04/2022More Info
One Act Plays SeasonEltham Little TheatreEltham Performing Arts CentrePlay22/04/2022More Info
Bright StarTheatre of the DamnedShenton Theatre, Geelong High SchoolMusical29/04/2022More Info
The Drowsy ChaperoneShepparton Theatre Arts GroupRiverlinks WestsideMusical01/04/2022More Info
Heathers: The MusicalSale Theatre CompanyThe Wedge - John Leslie TheatreMusical28/04/2022More Info
Keeping Up AppearancesFoster Arts Music & Drama AssociationFoster War Memorial Arts CentrePlay22/04/2022More Info
Get SmartBATS Theatre CoCranbourne Community TheatreMusical11/04/2022More Info