Sailing South – 25 Jan-7 Feb 2021

Celebrating Australia Day

Mates Theatre Genesis Inc. and the Redland Museum present "Sailing South", a comedic romp through the high seas, performed at the Redland Museum,  25January - 7 February, 2021

About the Play

At the end of a long day in an old English court sentencing petty criminals to be deported to the colonies, The Honourable Justice Eustace McDonald is horrified to learn that his well to do mother, Lavinia has enlisted him as a Captain in the Navy.

Crewed by a colourful array of prisoners including, Toby, the pickpocket, Mabel, the cook; "Ladies of the Night", Charlot and Denise; and Ben the gullible cabin boy.  His Honour's commission, the good ship Venue sets sail for a rollicking voyage to remember.  Anything and everything can go awry with the inexperienced crew and captain.  With threats of muting, on-board recreation activities, and audience participation, "Sailing South" is a merry frolic enroute to colonial Australia.


Eustace - Stuart Fisher

Bosun - Amanda Lay

Mabel - Janet Angel

Francois - Daniel Baker

Denise - Suzanne Kelly

Charlot - Margaret Laurence

Lavinia - Barbara Wyatt

Toby - Roy Nunn

Ben - Dylan Procter

Sally - Lea-Anne Smith

Polly - Darsha Hockings


Director - Kath Kunde

Assistant Director - Adelle O'Connell

Stage Manager - Suze Harpur

Light & Sound - Mike Daniell

Assistant Light & Sound - Theresa Twigg

Props - Keira O'Connell

Costumes - Donna Preston

Dates and Costs

Evening Shows:

25,26,30 January; 5,6 February

Matinee Shows:

31 Jan, 7 Feb


Redland Museum, 60 Smith Street, Cleveland

Book Tickets Online or Phone the Redland Museum (07) 3286 3494


Evening Shows:

 $39 includes 2 course dinner "under the stars"

Matinee Shows:

 $29 includes afternoon Tea