Previous performances include:
Harry’s Hotter at twilight
end-of-year performance, 2012 – Primary and Teenage Class
At the end of 2012, the primary school class and the teenage class combined to present a season of Harry’s Hotter At Twilight by Jonathan Dorf. The students took part in eight performances of this hilarious play, where the characters of Twilight and Harry Potter meet.
My lover is an extraterrestrial
End-of-year performance, 2012 – Adult class
In the first half of 2012, the Adult Class performed a series of scenes about attraction, love, friendship, understandings and misunderstandings – under the heading My Lover is an Extraterrestial.
Directed by Cassandra Magrath.
Mrs Frankenstein’s Time
Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2011 – Adult class
The Adult Class took part in the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2011, in a play called Mrs Frankenstein’s Time. The play was a parody of the Frankenstein story, where Dr Frankenstein returns to create the perfect woman. Mrs Frankenstein is given a major role in warning these women and helping to ‘educate’ her rather monstrous husband.
Devised and directed by Michele Williams and Cassandra Magrath.
Melbourne International comedy festival, 2011 – Primary class
The Twits by Roald Dahl – followed by a later production of The Witches.
The Right Message
Melbourne International comedy festival, 2011 – Teenage class
In 2011, the teenage group took part in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in a play about teenagers and their addiction to technology! The Right Message is about a group of teenagers who face an unusual reality when all the mobile phone towers drop out at once, and they must exist without their mobile phones!
Directed by Lucy Withers.
Adult class at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2011 and other assorted plays
The adult group has performed on many occasions outside of the festivals. In 2011 The Adult Group performed a play called Modern Mayhem in a Time Poor World, a comic look at how time seems to have sped up! This play was part of The Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Outside of the festivals, adults usually perform in end of year shows where they perform a selection of scenes and monologues to an invited and public audience.
The Limbo Bar
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2010
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2008
Julian Mulcahy as Jason & Belinda Lack as Sarah
Sanjay Parbat as the bag man/MC
CAST: Maggie Baines, Rebecca Fletcher, Allyson Hunt, Belinda Lack, Nicole McManamny, Andrew McNess, Julian Mulcahy, Rojeur Namour, Sanjay Parbat
Devised and directed by Michele Williams
Summary of Review from Beat Magazine/Buzzcuts
Maggie Baines as Midge
The subject matter is raw, raunchy and tackles taboo subjects with moments that will leave you squirming in your seat.
The script is bold and fearless and journeys into some dark corners of the human condition… spotted with moments of gold. The ending will leave you offering a moment of beauty in an ugly world.
The performance shows great potential from a mostly young and energetic cast. Sanjay Parbat is controlled and well paced. Belinda Lack gives an honest and unaffected performance as Sarah and Maggie Baines livens up the stage as the spunky Midge.
Love In the Rain
Melbourne Fringe Festival 2002
As review in the Sunday Age, 28 September 2003
The Melbourne Fringe Festival has begun… Love in The Rain… with input from 16 actors including an Irish backpacker, a black Englishman and a bubble blower who can place a human being in a bubble…
(Photos: Danielle Harrison)
Off The Point
Commissioned by Drama With A Difference,
co-produced with La Mama Theatre
Review: “This is undeniably strong material and the characters have been drawn with sympathy and credibility” – Steven Carroll, Sunday Age
From 1993 to 2007 Drama with a Difference students have performed end-of-year shows at Cromwell Road Theatre, South Yarra. Here are some of the many memories: