Past Productions – Javeenbah Theatre Company (2010 – current)

29th January 2010


By Matt Cameron
Directed by Jocelyn Moore-Carter

12th March 2010


By Richard Harris and Leslie Darbon
Directed by Dorothy Henderson

30th April 2010


By Philip Dean, book by Nick Earls
Directed by Amy-Louise Anderson

19th July 2010


Written by Neil Simon, music Cy Coleman, lyrics Dorothy Fields
Directed by Kim Reynolds

17th September 2010


Written by David Scott
Directed by Joan Stalker-Brown

26th November 2010


By Joe DiPietro
Directed by Iain Hogg

11th January – 5th February 2011


By Ken Cotterill
Directed by Gillian Crow

This was the premier of this Gold Coast thriller written by Ken Cotterill

18th March – 2nd April 2011


Directed by Amy-Louise Anderson

20th May – 4th June 2011


Written by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Helen Maden

A Streetcar Named Desire deals with a culture clash between Blanche DuBois, a relic of the Old South, and Stanley Kowalski, a rising member of the industrial, urban working class.

14th July – 23rd July 2011


By Alison Campbell and Sue Townsend
Directed by Trevor Love

A night of the best Aussie and British comedy.

9th September – 24th September 2011


Directed by Kim Reynolds

Evan Goldman has it all – he’s popular, has the perfect family and lives in the greatest city in the world – New York! That is until his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move with his Mom…. To Indiana.

3rd November – 26th November 2011


By Agatha Christie
Directed by Jim Dickson

Eight estranged people are snowed in at a guesthouse right after a murder has taken place. A detective investigating the murder is forced to take shelter at the guesthouse and uncover the murderer before it’s too late.

20th January – 4th February 2012


By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Michael Lill

This production is in association with Dream Run Theatre Company. Doubt is a superb drama that explores moral uncertainty. Set in a Bronx Catholic school in 1964, a strong-minded nun wrestles with conscience and indecision as she is faced with concerns about one of her male colleagues.

Winner of the 2005 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Best Play and 2005 Tony Award for Best Play among others, Doubt is passionate, potent and engrossing.

16th – 31st March 2012


By Dan Goggin
Directed by Iain Hogg

Five nuns, the only survivors among their order after a food poisoning epidemic, put on an amateur show to raise money for their sisters’ burials. This intimate musical provides hilarious entertainment from madcap dance routines, toe tap-ping tunes and even a live audience quiz.

11th May – 26th May 2012


By Suzanne Spunner
Directed by Amy-Louise Anderson

Running Up A Dress by Suzanne Spunner explores the complex and dynamic relationship between mothers and daughters using various metaphorical sewing terms that underlines these relationships. The production is timed well for mother’s day and will delight mothers and daughters alike.

13th July – 28th July 2012


By Neil Simon
Directed by Jim Dickson

In Neil Simon’s revised version of The Odd Couple, house-proud hypochondriac Flo is forced to move in with the slovenly Olive after her marriage collapses. The two mismatched roommates are hilarious in this contemporary comic classic—with a feminine touch!

7th – 22nd September 2012


By David Auburn
Directed by Barry Gibson

Proof follows the story of Catherine, the daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician who is recently deceased. Catherine has inherited his genius but tries to come to grips with another possible inheritance: his insanity. Will her fear of following in her father’s footsteps prevent her from proving his genius scientific theory?

9th – 24th November 2012


Book & Lyrics by Steven Slater. Music by Duncan Sheik.
Directed by Joshua McCann Thompson

Spring Awakening celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that will not soon be forgotten. Set in late-19th century Germany, it follows teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. The original play was banned in Germany due to its portrayal of abortion, homosexuality, rape and suicide. The Tony Award winning musical employs an alternative rock infused score.

18th January – 2nd February 2013


Written by Michael Parker
Directed by Nathan Schulz

William Worthington III and his wife Ashley both go away for the weekend on arranged trysts with the respective lovers. Inevitably their paths cross at the family beach house and a divorce is in the air. With neither willing to give up the world-famous Worthington necklace, each devises a plan to steal it. This American farce by Michael Parker is full of slap-stick hilarity.

22nd March – 6th April 2013


Written by Bill McIllwraith
Directed by Dawn China

Mother keeps a tight hold on all three of her sons with gifts, threats and ruthless exploitation of their weaknesses. But as the family is unwillingly brought together to celebrate Mum’s wedding anniversary (regardless of deceased Dad), revolt is in the air. One son gathers the courage to tell Mum he is moving to Canada; another breaks the news of his impending marriage. Can Mum keep her ruthless grip on the family?

24th May – 8th June 2013


Written by Graham Green
Directed by Eric James

James Wormold is a vacuum cleaner salesman who spends his days drinking in seedy bars worrying about teenage daughter Milly’s spending habits. Wormold is living a half -life since his wife ran off leaving him in semi-exile in Havana. So when an Englishman turns up out of the blue and recruits Wormold to the secret service, he signs up in attempt to liberate himself from the debts Milly has accumulated.

26th July – 10th August 2013


Directed by Iain Hogg

Performed with permission by Hal Leonard. Rock musical Rent follows a group of impoverished young artists and musicians finding it hard to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side. The characters struggle to navigate the harsh realities of love and life, under the shadow of AIDS.

27th September – 12th October 2013


Written by Wayne Tunks
Directed by Gillian Crow

James is your typical young 1950’s kind of guy. Steady office job, attractive young wife, saving for the dream home – life’s right on track. That is until his friend, Larry, introduces him to the Scarlet Lounge. It’s a whole new world far beyond his wildest fantasy – the world of Burlesque. There’s the girls, the music, the dancing, the costumes, the girls ….. and there’s Honey Gordon…

22nd November – 7th December 2013


Written by Gordon Steel
Directed by Jim Dickson

After a life of hard work, retirement isn’t all that Albert Nobbs expected. Instead of relaxing and taking things easy, Albert finds himself bored and nagged senseless by his wife Connie. Albert’s world is soon turned upside down by her sudden death. Albert struggles to carry on until Connie returns as a ghost and tries to sort out his life.

24th January – 8th February 2014


By Donald McDonald
Directed by Barry Gibson

Two weeks, three couples and one caravan – what could possible go wrong? We know the couples; they’re our best friends, the people we know and love and the people we love to hate. We recognise the qualities that come to the surface when the pressure is on! What a lovely, funny Aussie romp.

21st March – 5th April 2014


By Ronald Harwood
Directed by Joan Stalker Brown

Picture a retirement home for musicians. Three elderly former opera singers are joined by newcomer Jean, a major star in her day and to whom one of the male residents was once unhappily married. A gala concert is set to take place at the retirement home—some are keen to recreate the third act quartet from Rigoletto and some are not. Is there any chance that these four will ever sing together again?

23rd May – 7 June 2014


Music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford and the book by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Directed by Jocelyn Moore-Carter and Amy-Louise Anderson

A rebellious teenager moves to a small middle American town where dance is forbidden. He encourages his classmates to defy the local pastor and call for a rock’n’roll prom. Footloose explodes onto the stage with classic 80s anthems including Holding Out For A Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For The Boy, and of course the title track Footloose.

25th July – 9th August 2014


By Dymphna Cusack
Directed by Jim Dickson

Morning Sacrifice is set in the staff room of the Easthaven Girls’ High School, on the eve of the second world war. It’s a time when the double standards of Victorian sexual morality are alive and well, female teachers are forced to tackle the dilemmas of modernity in a time when women had far from gained equality. A brilliantly tense drama, flooded with wit and love.

26th September – 11th October 2014


By James Robson
Directed by Gaye Gay

Forty-five year old Norma works in a factory and cares for her bedridden mother. She’s trying to find her Mr Wonderful by using a dating agency. We see her with some unlikely partners, until she finds Geoff. She invites him to meet her mother Phoebe, who lives vicariously on her daughters experiences, although terrified that, one day Norma will leave her for her Mr Wonderful.

21st November – 6th December 2014


By Alan Ball
Directed by Dawn China

During an ostentatious wedding reception, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, The women come to realise that they, despite their differences, have more in common with each other than any of them do with the bride.

16th – 31st January 2015


By Rupert Holmes
Directed by Nathan Schulz

Accomplice begins as a straightforward English thriller. A sex-starved wife and her lover plan to murder her husband. The husband is murdered, but reappears…

13th – 28th March 2015


By Woody Allen
Directed by Roger McKenzie

A film critic depressed over his wife’s abandonment places himself in a film fantasy life where he is coached by his hero, Humphrey Bogart.

15th – 30th May 2015


By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Barry Gibson

Life for a happy couple is turned upside down after their young son dies after being hit by a car.

10th – 25th July 2015


By Hannie Rayson
Directed by Joan Stalker-Brown

Hilary lives in seaside Sorrento, Pippa is visiting from New York and Meg from England. Three sisters, reunited after ten years, again feel the constraints of family life.

4th – 19th September 2015


Directed by Amy-Louise Anderson

This hilarious cabaret revue sharply spoofs popular show tunes, characters and plots of contemporary and current Broadway musicals. Forbidden Broadway is a great opportunity for people to laugh at the cheesy, ridiculous elements of music theatre, whether you’re a seasoned theatre-goer or new to musical theatre. It’s a one-stop ticket to non-stop laughs. The fall-down funny musical roast has picked up 9 Drama Desk Awards, a Special Tony®, an Obie, a Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award.

13th – 28th November 2015


By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Jim Dickson

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play “Sherlock Holmes”, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Sherlock Holmes, to track down the killer.

29th January – 13th February 2016


By Kellie Eatock
Directed by Kellie Eatock

Reclusive writer, Jane, battles her overactive imagination which takes the form of her two very vocal lead characters as she pecks out her newest play – a WW2 drama that embodies all the romance she seems to lack in her own life.

1st – 16th April 2016


By Terrence O’Connell from the original book by Siobhan McHugh
Directed by Gaye Gay

Nearly a thousand Australian women played an integral part in the Vietnam war as nurses, entertainers, journalists and volunteers. The lives of all these women were changed forever by Vietnam; these are their stories, interspersed with iconic songs of the era.

27th May – 11th June 2016


By Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Annie Lotocki

In this ingenious time-hopping comedy thriller, a dominatrix arrives at a swanky hotel to service an elderly wealthy businessman but she’s forced to run for her life through a communicating hotel door in a time space continuum where a woman has escaped being murdered, one is about to be murdered, and the other was murdered two decades before.

22nd July – 6th August 2016


By Phillip Dean adopted from Nick Earls’ novel
Directed by Amy Louise-Anderson

After January is a play about what happens when you stop waiting for life to happen. Alex has 18 days of waiting before he knows the answer which will determine the course of his life. The waiting seems unbearable until he meets a girl… After January is a touching portrayal of the awkwardness and inexperience of first love.

16th September – 1st October 2016


By Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Trevor Love
Musical Director Rachel Love

This contemporary musical weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back. This moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices we make.

18th November – 3rd December 2016


By Peter Maden
Directed by Helen Maden

Dennis is convicted of drink driving and sentenced to community service at a local AFL club with a long history of failure. When the Club President sees Dennis arrive in a limousine, he assumes Dennis is wealthy and has the answers to the club’s problems. The Smell of Money is a unique Aussie comedy that reminds us why it’s no fun to be on a committee!

27th January – 11th February 2017


By Marsha Norman
Directed by Barry Gibson

And I told you! …The gun is for me! …I’m going to kill myself, mama! Shoot myself. In a couple of hours.

24th March – 8th April 2017


By Debra Oswald
Directed by Gaye Gay

Sweet Road is an Australian play by award-winning playwright and scriptwriter, Debra Oswald, the author of the TV series Offspring and The Secret Life Of Us. Sweet Road shows us a slice of life about a collection of diverse characters, as they set off on road trips through the Australian outback. Some of the travellers are trying blindly to find their destinations, while others are trying to find a highway to anywhere.

26th May – 10th June 2017


By William Douglas Home
Directed by Nathan Schulz

This effervescent romantic comedy takes a look at the lives and loves of three characters. As he peruses The Times obituaries, Cecil Warburton makes a discovery that has him whistling in the bath! At last, the dull Reggie Townsend has died, widowing the only woman that Cecil truly loved… and lost. With only one thing on his mind – matrimony – he arranges to meet Evelyn under the same tree in his garden where he kissed her years earlier.

21st July – 5th August 2017


By Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall
Directed by Dawn China

Set in the early 1960s, Billy Liar is a young man with a hyperactive imagination, who is prone to inventing and telling lies to avoid his humdrum Northern family and job as a clerk in a funeral home. Billy Liar is black comedy at its best, and who could forget the 1963 film starring Tom Courteney and Julie Christie.

15th – 30th September 2017


Created by Gai Byrne
Directed by Gai Byrne

A musical revue showcasing the Hit Parade from the Fabulous 1950s through to the Swinging 1960s. With Parody Advertisements in the “Satire” style genre threaded throughout the show. We will hear major hits from such artists as Neil Sedaka, Bobby Daren, Connie Francis, and The Platters, and some one hit wonders! Songs that were one in a million best sellers such as the title of our show, “I Remember You”, sung by Frank Ifield in 1964. A show full of entertainment that will leave you with a smile on your dial and a song in your hearts.

17th November – 2nd December 2017


By Kellie E. Silver
Directed by Kellie. E Silver

When Lily and Tom inherit an old house, they are over the moon about having a place to raise their baby when it is born. However, as they set about restoring the dilapidated family home to its former glory, they begin to wonder if the house was more of a curse than a gift. The couple quickly begin to second guess their decision to take on the “renovators delight” as their unusual families and a past will not let go.

12th – 27th January 2018


By Andrew Bovell
Directed by Kaela Gray

This award winning Australian play interweaves a series of connected stories, as seven people confront the mysteries of their past in order to understand their future, revealing how patterns of betrayal, love and abandonment are passed on.

9th – 24th March 2018


Written by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by Bradley Chapman

Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is an hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

11th – 26th May 2018


Written by CJ Johnson
Directed by Jocelyn Moore-Carter

From a tough rottweiler with neighbour problems to an aging mongrel who discovers love late in life, this collection of hilarious and heartbreaking monologues examines the lives of dogs from every breed, age and situation. Telling stories of friendship, romance and revenge, The Dog Logs is a refreshing take on canine life that is touching and surprisingly human.

5th – 15th July 2018


Written by Hugh Whitemore
Directed by Nathan Schulz

The Jacksons are a nice middle aged English couple. Their best friends are their Canadian neighbours, the Krogers. All is blissful in their world until a detective from Scotland Yard asks to use their house as an observation station to try and foil a Soviet spy ring operating in the area. The Jacksons become more and more put out as Scotland Yard’s demands on them increase.

7th – 22th September 2018


Written by Richard Alfieri
Directed by Gaye Gay

Lily, the widow of a Southern Baptist Minister, signs up for dance lessons with Michael. Each of their six lessons is filled with laughter and tears, as they learn more about each other’s lives, while sharing more than dance steps. This is a modern romantic comedy not to be missed.

9th – 24th November 2018


Written by Gordon Steel
Directed by Dawn China

It’s another peaceful Christmas in the Bauble household, but chestnuts aren’t roasting on an open fire. And although a Silent Night would be welcome, all is not calm and all is certainly not bright. Frank does not wish it could be Christmas every day – in fact, he’s dreading the arrival of snobbish in-laws who only ever bring a single bottle of wine for the entire festivities.

1st – 16th February 2019


Including the world premiere performances of:
Age Is Just A Number by Kellie Silver
Strictly Amateur by Sherree Halliwell

This is Javeenbah’s inaugural boutique festival, showcasing fresh and exciting Gold Coast talent. The line-up includes two world premiere productions from local playwrights Kellie Silver and Sherree Halliwell. Audiences are in for a dynamic, engaging and truly artistic festival experience, all in one theatre.

29th March – 13th April 2019


Written by Willy Russell, Music and Lyrics by Willy Russell
Directed by Katie Steuart-Robins
Music Director Matthew Pearson

Willy Russell’s beloved musical takes centre stage in our second production for 2019. Twins Mickey and Eddie are separated at birth. Inextricably linked, their lives orbit each other as tensions mount and, ultimately, tragedy reigns. An Audience favourite for 35 years.

24th May – 8th June 2019


Written by Margaret Atwood
Directed by Kaela Gray
Choreographed by Kylie Davis-Davenport

Odysseus sails purposefully towards the Trojan War, leaving loyal wife Penelope behind to fend for herself. The decades mount as she awaits his return, her dutiful handmaidens her only salvation. An intriguing re-telling of literary classic The Illiad, this is one of Margaret Atwood’s writing triumphs.

19th July – 3rd August 2019


Written by Anthony Shaffer
Directed by Barry Gibson

Constantly shifting, twisting, beguiling and witty, this is a brilliantly compelling drama. We’d tell your more… but then we’d have to kill you.

13th – 28 September 2019


Written by Peter Quilter
Directed by Helen Maden

In her pre-show dressing room, the theatre’s biggest name prepares for her farewell performance. Her tranquillity is constantly disrupted, however, by figures from her personal and private lives, each wanting something of the actress. A biting and amusing look behind the curtain.

8th – 23 November 2019


Written by Adam Long, Jess Winfield and Daniel Singer
Directed by Liam Mathers

Every. Single. Play. Strap in to see the dynamic cast deliver the bard’s entire back catalogue. You’ve never seen lambic pentameter quite like this.

10th – 25th January 2020


Written by Amanda Whittington
Directed by Dawn China

Ladies Day is a comedy drama about 4 unlikely lasses from Hull, Yorkshire, England. The Ladies decide to take a day trip to Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York. Work, love and life are just one long hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome. Out go the hairnets and overalls as they do themselves up to the nines and head off to the races. The ladies guzzle champagne and place the odd bet and if their luck holds, they could just hit the jackpot.

6th – 15th March 2020


Written by Stephen Sondheim; Book by John Weidman
Directed by Katie Steuart-Robins
Musically directed by Taylor Holmes

Assassins is a musical, based on an original concept by Charles Gilbert Jr. It uses the premise of a murderous carnival game to produce a revue-style portrayal of men and women who attempted to assassinate Presidents of the United States.

18th March – 1st October 2020

Covid-19 Hiatus

Javeenbah Theatre was closed for 6 months due to Covid-19 restrictions.

2nd – 17th October 2020


Written by Alana Valentine
Directed by Jocelyn Moore-Carter

Eyes to the Floor is a play that is both shocking & empowering. The inmates of The Girls Training School at Parramatta had about as hard an upbringing as you can get in Australia, but theirs is also one of the great untold stories of making good in tough times.

4th – 12th December 2020


Written by Nikolai Gogol
Directed by Andrew Cockroft-Penman

This play is a comedy of errors, satirizing human greed, stupidity & the extensive political corruption of Imperial Russia. The self- serving mayor is in panic mode since discovering the imminent arrival of a government inspector. Terrified that he will be found out & hounded, he puts every local bureaucrat & family member into overdrive to impress, placate & bribe the bigwig.

29th January – 13th February 2021


Written by Carole Tricker
Directed by Jim Dickson

Five women are all that remain of what was once a successful book group. All long-term members, they know each other very well. That doesn’t necessarily mean they always like each other…

19th – 27th March 2021



The Wrong Floor
Written by Michelle Macwhirter
Directed by Helen Maden

Good, Different
Written and Directed by Lia Hope

Written and Directed by Kaela Gray

14th – 29th May 2021


Written by Mary Morris; from the novel by Morris Gleitzman
Directed by Trevor Love

Colin has a mission. He wants to speak to the Queen about his brother Luke, who has cancer. Cousin Alistair would like to help but stress brings on his dandruff. A classic Australian novel brought to life in a classic Australian play.

16th July – 14th August 2021


Written by April de Angelis
Directed by Kaela Gray
Choreographed by Kylie Davis-Davenport

It’s 17th Century London. Charles II is on the throne and women for the first time are on the stage. Bold, bawdy, beautiful… the actresses of the playhouse had to keep their talent sharp and their wits even sharper. Balancing the difficult and divine of their profession, they still manage to swing from the chandelier.

17th September – 2nd October 2021


Written by Adam Gwon
Directed by Rachel Love & Ricky Moss
Musical direction Rachel Love

In New York City, four ordinary lives connect in some extraordinary ways. Each song reveals more of the characters, and we get to know them as they come to truly know each other.

19th October – 4th December 2021


Written by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Liam Mathers

One Ernest simply isn’t enough in this classic comedy’s romp of convenient aliases, assumed identities and genuine affections. Witty, winsome and wicked – Oscar Wilde’s work has never lost its lustre.

21st January – 4th February 2022


Directed by Veronica Wnuk

A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape.

25th March – 9th April 2022


Written by Mart Crawley

Directed by Jake Goodall

In his Upper East Side apartment, Michael is throwing a birthday party for Harold, a self-avowed thirty-two-year-old, pockmarked, Jew fairy, complete with a surprise gift: Cowboy, a street hustler. As the evening wears on – fuelled by drugs and alcohol – bitter, unresolved resentments among the guests come to light when a game of Truth goes terribly wrong.

28th May 2022

Sing-Along: Disney Tunes

Hosted by Kaela Gray

Led by Rachel Love

25th June 2022

Sing-Along: Broadway Tunes

Hosted by Kaela Gray

Led by Rachel Love

16th September – 1st October 2022

next to normal

Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Music by Tom Kitt

Directed by Nathan French

Music Direction by Taylor Holmes

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years.

8th October 2022

Playbill Launch

Hosted by Kaela Gray

Directed by Jake Goodall

Come on down to Javeenbah Theatre to experience some Top Shelf vocalists as we announce our Top Shelf 2023 Playbill! Featuring Gold Coast Locals this is not a show to miss!!

18th November – 3rd December 2022


Directed by Shelley Grace

On a dark and stormy night, six unique guests, plus a butler and a maid, assemble for a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When their host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe! Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up.

6th January – 21st January 2023

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon

Directed by Taylor Holmes

The Brothers Grimm fairy tales get turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride. Two narrators and a troupe of actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel & Gretel to more bizarre and obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience input and madcap fun.

10th March – 25th March 2023


Directed by Jocelyn Moore-Carter

This Cinderella isn’t about princes and princesses. It’s about a single woman in her early 40s trying to go on a date, and a single guy who has an unreasonable fear of not being heard over loud music in bars. There may not be any ugly sisters, but there’s the occasional mysterious animal. There’s Midnight. There’s a show. There’s dancing. And there’s beautiful transformation.

19th May – 3rd June 2023


Directed by Steven Days

Kristin Miller is an eminent and successful art historian. As a young mother, she followed her politics and vocation – storming Parisian barricades and moving to Florence. Her birthday should be a time for celebration but when her two sons deliver their versions of the past, everyone must confront the cost of Kristin’s commitment to her passions.

21st July – 4th August 2023

One Act Wonders

Mothers’ Group

Directed by Kaela Gray, Written by Monique Dumaine

A group of women meet, brought together by the only thing they share in common – they’re new Mums. A play with humorous and realistic insight into the joys and heartbreak of what it means to be a Mum.


Written and Directed by Mikayla Maree Melo

Ever wondered what happens when there’s a mix up in the after life? Join Louise as she navigates some issues that have landed her in the lobby for Hell.

Couch Surfing

Directed by Vicki Lawrence, Written by Gillian Crow

Living on your couch is never a fun experience, but what happens when you have a secret to share…

The Fountain of Destiny

Written and Directed by Jack Lovett

Join John and Jen on their valiant quest to find the Fountain of Destiny and the adventure they find along the way!

22nd September – 7th October 2023

Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood

Directed by Nathan French

The story begins with a young nobleman who believes in nothing but a good time. When he comes face to face with the kind of greed and inhumanity that won’t let him sleep at night, he starts robbing from the rich to… well, you know the rest! Hiding in Sherwood Forest, our hero bands together some merry men and a certain feisty maid who’s stolen his heart and won’t give it back.  Errol Flynn, eat your heart out!

24th November – 9th December 2023


Directed by Jake Goodall

Musically Directed by Rachel Love

Choreography by Charlotte Schmidt

This is the tale of Marvin, who leaves his wife and young son to live with another man. His ex-wife marries his psychiatrist, and Marvin ends up alone. Two years later, Marvin is reunited with his lover on the eve of his son’s bar mitzvah, just as AIDS is beginning its insidious spread. With the help of their neighbours, Charlotte and Cordelia, Marvin and his entire family learn to grow up and face their future with love and dignity.


3rd February – 17th February 2024

35mm: A Musical Exhibition

Directed & Musically Directed by Taylor Holmes

A picture is worth 1,000 words — what about a song? Can a picture inspire a song or fifteen? In 35mm each photo creates a unique song, moments frozen in time; a glimmer of a life unfolding, a glimpse of something happening. A stunning new multimedia musical which explores a groundbreaking new concept in musical theatre. It is an intricately woven collection of stories told entirely through song to depict and explore the core foundations of the human condition – love, loss, life and death.

15th June – 29th June 2024

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Directed by Hunter Wall

For a group of Australian schoolgirls, a romantic Valentine’s Day outing ends in an intriguing mystery. What has happened to the three seniors and the mathematics teacher on top of the jagged peaks of Hanging Rock? Based on the Joan Lindsay runaway bestseller, this exciting play explores a baffling disappearance which takes its toll on a small community in the Australian countryside. Who is responsible for the crime? Picnic at Hanging Rock invites its viewers to examine the people of Woodend and the consequences of their actions.

31st August – 14th September 2024

Kimberly Akimbo

Directed by Kaela Gray

The year is 1999. Kimberly could be a typical 16 year old, if her life wasn’t anything but typical. A rare medical condition means her body’s aged 4 times faster than it should. Grey hair, failing eyesight and forgoing body glitter for anti-wrinkle cream doesn’t quite make you Miss Popularity. But Kimberly’s about to make a friend. And just maybe her life is going to change. If only her pregnant Mum could tone down the hypochondria. Hopefully her Dad will start keeping his word. And with any luck, her aunt’s new scheme won’t blow up in their faces.

23rd November – 7th December 2024

Ladies Down Under

Directed by Dawn China

The funny, heart-warming sequel to the enormously successful Ladies Day follows the lasses from Hull on their adventures Down Under. After hitting the lottery jackpot at Ladies Day in York, the fish-filleting foursome are celebrating in style with the trip of a lifetime to Australia. As they travel from Hull to the Gold Coast, Uluru and the bright lights of Sydney, they embark on a journey of self-discovery.


12th January – 13th January 2024

Disney Sing-A-Long

Produced by Kaela Gray

Unleash the villain inside. Release your twirling princess. Find the hero within… and let it go. Raise your voice to a collection of Disney favorites.

8th March – 9th March 2024

Constellations: A Rehearsed Play Reading

Produced by Mikaela Murphy

A spark between bee keeper Roland and physicist Marianne seems unlikely. But bending time and space, we see the many likely ways their love story could play out. Even the smallest changes can alter the rest of our lives.

5th April – 7th April 2024

Here We Go Again: A Sing-a-long Tribute

Produced by Shelley Grace

Calling all dancing queens. Lay all your love on us as our cast of super trouper singers leads you through a singalong of ABBA’s dazzling best.

12th July – 13th July 2024

One Act Wonders

Produced by Jake Goodall

A prime collection of bite-sized brilliance with Gold Coast locally written and directed theatre.

27th September – 29th September 2024

Have a Crack!

Produced by Kaela Gray

Over three nights, the jBah stage opens up and invites you to join in. Try some theatre sports, give glee club singing a go or dust off your special talent for our open mic night.

27th: Theatre Sports

28th: Open Mic Night

29th: Glee Club

14th December 2024

A Very Jolly jBah Shindig

Produced by Kaela Gray

Tis’ the season for improv! Come down to jBah for our signature holiday show packed full of hilarious mishaps, fantastic jokes an even funnier actors! A Very Jolly jBah Shindig employs the talents of some well known Gold Coast actors for a night of entertainment (with no telling what could happen!)