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Feast of theatre from Shakespeare to Monty Python

LITTLE Seed Theatre Company will present Romeo and Juliet this weekend at Cooroy Botanical Gardens Amphitheatre for Anywhere Theatre Festival.

This production is set against the majestic backdrop of Lake Macdonald.

Shakespeare’s tale of rival families and teenage heartbreak gives Little Seed performers the perfect opportunity to shine.

Directed by Jo Wallace, Romeo and Juliet stars 17-year-old Tallow Montague (his real name!) and 13-year-old Jacqueline Elley. Performances are tomorrow May 20 and 21 at 3pm.

Book at anywheretheatre.com

Polly Honeycombe

DURING Anywhere Festival, 3bCreative presents Anne Grant’s original comedy Polly Honeycombe – a wildly funny romp about a girl addicted to romance novels, which inform her view of the world.

A feast for the eyes and ears, Polly Honeycombe features live ’60s music at The Courtyard in The Arcade, Burnett St, Buderim, on May 19 and 20 at 6.30pm.

Book at livetheatre.com

Spamalot!

YOU’LL be blown away by the massive set and massively talented cast of Monty Python’s Spamalot!

Flinders Performance Centre will be transformed into medieval England, not Finland (that will make sense when you see the show).

Renowned for its high-calibre theatrical productions, Matthew Flinders Anglican College continues its fine tradition in musical theatre with a cast of 45, an orchestra of 20, and the triple-threat talents of some of the Sunshine Coast’s most exciting rising stars.

Directed by Melissa White, with musical direction by Nick Campbell and choreography by Shae Jackson, Spamalot is full of funny scenes and memorable songs.

You’ll be whistling and singing along to ear worms including He Is Not Dead Yet, The Song That Goes Like This, Find Your Grail and Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

FAMILY FAVOURITE: Matthew Flinders Anglican is presenting Monty Python's Spamalot.
FAMILY FAVOURITE: Matthew Flinders Anglican is presenting Monty Python’s Spamalot. CONTRIBUTED

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, given a quest from God to find the Holy Grail, set out on an adventure that sees them discovering their own personal “grails”.

Spamalot is a must-see for the whole family and group bookings are available.

Final performances are at Flinders Performance Centre in Stringybark Rd, Buderim, on May 19 at 7.30pm and May 20 at 2pm and 7.30pm.

Book at trybookings.com/OVJG or try your luck at the door.

The Miracle Worker

WILLIAM Gibson’s The Miracle Worker sees a young girl afflicted with blindness and deafness and other obstacles in her life: a domineering patriarch resistant to change and a young mother who loves too much.

The remarkable true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan is a compelling and inspirational story for the whole family.

Featuring Naomi Clasohm, Mathieu Cadart, Annan Whitney, Shearah Spears, Errol Morrison and Deb Mills, the show is at The Lind, Nambour, on May 27 and 31 at 7.30, June 2 and 3 at 7.30pm and June 3 at 2pm, with a special twilight performance on May 28 at 5pm.

Book at livetheatre.com.au or call 1300 732 764.

Shorts on Stage

RETURNING to Noosa Arts Theatre for the second season is a series of fast-moving and entertaining 10-minute plays from stellar south-east Queensland casts, allowing you to dip a theatrical toe in the water.

Audiences will vote for Best Play, earning the recipients $500 for their efforts on stage.

Performances at Noosa Arts Theatre are on May 27 at 2pm and 7.30pm and May 28 at 2pm.

Book at livetheatre.com.au or call 5449 0343.

Noosa alive! major events

NOOSA Long Weekend presents Noosa alive! major events.

These events include Noosa Arts Theatre’s National One-Act Play Festival, The Marriage of Figaro, Queensland Ballet, Jazz Infusion, Falling in Love Again, Hold the Pickle, Matthew Mitchum, Lior, Luke Kennedy His Voice, and The Little Red Company’s Lady Beatle starring Festival Ambassador Naomi Price.

Founded by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, author Kristin Williamson, internationally renowned violinist Brett Dean, environmental activist Dr Michael Gloster and restaurateur Leonie Palmer-Fisher together with Rick Clayton and Ros McCauley, Noosa Long Weekend Festival will make Noosa come alive for 10 days from July 21-30.

Book at noosaalive.com.au

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Feast of theatre from Shakespeare to Monty Python