There’s a War On, You Know – Jan-Feb 2023

A hilarious Australian comedy of errors.

It's late 1941 and St Cecilia's School for Young Ladies is well into rehearsal for 'The Mikado', to be presented in May for Founder's Day. But when Japan enters the war, the Bishop (or rather the Bishop's wife) decrees that 'The Mikado' would be quite unsuitable. The school's efforts to overcome this disaster become entwined with the activities of the local VDF (Home Guard), which meets at the school. When some girls attempt to explain the plot of 'The Mikado' to a young VDF recruit, he thinks they are talking about a real event, and relates a garbled version to his captain. The play climaxes in an 'invasion' of the school during Founder's Day.

Presented by Redland Museum & Mates Theatre Genesis Inc.
by arrangement with Australian Plays Transformed


Angelina Mustafay - Ellen Smyth-Jones

Anna Bober - Delys Burman

Ashley McArthur- Dymphna Dymett

Dennis Walsh - Sergeant Pearson

Ian Stevenson - Captain Woods

Janet Angel - Stephanie Garret

Linda Stevenson - Miss Thistleton

Lynda Dwyer - Mrs Agnes Fullerton

Mike Holiiday - Bishop Fullerton

Roland Dean - Anthony Holthouse

Ronan Mason - Lance Corp Foster

Sammy Jo Toussaint Guild - Nan Carter

Winter McCourt - Betsy Allen


Laraine Griffiths - Director

Ronan Mason  - Assitant Director

Alisha Wernli - Stage Manager

Mike Daniell - Sound & Lighting Designer

Roy Ball - Lighting & Sound Operator

Glynis Sequeira - Costume Designer


Evenings Shows:

26, 27, 28 January; 3, 4 February

Matinee Shows:

29 January & 5 February

All performances include bar & air-conditioned theatre.

Venue - Redland Museum, 60 Smith Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163


Matinee – $29 including Devonshire Tea ($31 for special diet)

Afternoon Tea served promptly at 1.30pm | The Curtain will rise at 2.00pm | Conclude 4.15pm

Evening – $39 including 2 course meal ($41 for special diet)

Dinner will be served promptly at 6.30pm | The Curtain will rise at 7.30pm | Conclude 9.45pm

Tickets available on-line or from the Museum: (07)3286 3494

There will be a 20 min interval where you can purchase wine, beer, soft drink or tea/coffee.