Upcoming Show


Performances to be held at:
Birkdale School of Arts Hall, 101 Birkdale Road, Birkdale

Directed by Jan Nary

The One Day of The Year is classic Australian theatre, inviting us to examine our perceptions of ANZAC Day, Australia’s emerging sense of self and inter-generational conflict.  As others have described, “It is the likeability and genuineness of the characters that give the play its memorable qualities: Alf, the nobody who becomes a somebody on this day of days; Mum, the anchor of the family; Hughie, their son, with all the uncertainties and rebelliousness of youth; and Wacka, the Anzac, with his simple, healing wisdom.”

Don’t miss this heartwarming Australian classic.

Show Dates:
Friday 26th, Saturday 27th April @ 7:30pm
Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th May @ 7:30pm
Saturday 11th May @1pm (Matinee) & 7:30pm
Doors Open: 6:45pm (evening shows) & 12:15pm (matinee)
Licensed Bar, Light Snacks available.
Adults $25, Concession $20, Student/children under 15: $10

Join us for a discussion on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after the matinee show on 11th May. Discussion will be led by Margi Bennett, Program manager of the Veteran Mental Health Institute at the Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation.

Cast: Ray Noonan (Alf); Leo Wockner (Wacka); Debbie Spearritt (Mum); Matthew Hodgson (Hughie); Rianna Shoemaker (Jan)

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Other Events

Torb Pedersen Presents:
How to Control Your Audience For Their Own Benefit

Key Neuro-pyschological factors the audience perceives that both you and they don’t know about.

A rare opportunity to learn from a leading international voice coach.

Tips and techniques for confidence and presence.
How to abolish fear, insecurity and nervousness .
How to project your voice safely without fatigue or injury.
The insider secrets to making your voice sound bigger, fuller and more appealing.
The mechanical and psychological methods for establishing dramatic stage presence.
The secret to understanding how your audience perceives you.

One day Workshop
Sunday 28th April 1-4pm
Birkdale School of Arts Hall, 101 Birkdale Rd, Birkdale


Torb Pedersen is the most comprehensively sought-after vocal expert in the world. He advises a diverse portfolio of clients from World Leaders, CEO’s and The White House Press Corps to major Record Labels and the winners of over 100 Grammy Awards. A neuro-mechanical expert in Vocal Science and Speaking Technologies, Torb leads cutting-edge, multidisciplinary teams into revolutionary projects and continually expanding research avenues. Conversant with many languages, Torb consults & presents throughout the world. His methods have been endorsed by everyone from Capitol Records to the government of China.

Acting credits include a Los Angeles drama critics Dramalogue Award for his performance as Judd in Oklahoma and 16 years with Los Angeles Opera Pacific. Most recently, he served as chief vocal counsel for Gloria Estefan’s Broadway Musical, On Your Feet. Torb’s Australian credits include serving as keynote speaker for the National Speakers Association of Australia and being one of a select few invited to speak at TEDx Melbourne. He has served as lead vocal counsel to the Country Music Association of Australia and vocal coach for Troy Casser-Daley and the winner of Australian Idol, Wes Carr.

Tickets from $80 + booking fee


Theatre Jam – Saturday, 18th May 2019

No Judges – No Prizes

An evening of Open Mic Entertainment.
A fun and relaxed atmosphere for experienced performers to indulge their love of the stage and newcomers to unlock their talent in a safe and supportive environment.
All Performers must be pre-registered.


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Emerald City

MTG – StageworX

MTG invites you to StageworX – Script Reading Group,
doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start,
downstairs at the Birkdale School of Arts Hall
on the second and fourth Wednesday nights of each month.

Plays read are from all Genres, from the Classics of Shakespeare,
Ibsen and Hemingway,
 Australian playwrights such as David Williamson and Thomas Keneally and
up and coming like Kellie Silver from the Gold Coast.

This is a free event and all are welcome. A light supper is provided.

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Creatvity & Community, Coming Together

MATES Theatre Genesis is non-profit, community theatre group who have been part of the cultural landscape of Redlands City for over two decades. The group rehearse and perform at the Birkdale School of Arts Hall and produce three shows a year – comedies, dramas and small stage and cabaret style musicals.

MATES Theatre Genesis provides an avenue for people of all ages to ‘have a go’ at any, or all disciplines of theatre as an actor, singer, dancer, directing, producing, technical, set building and back stage.



Coming Together