Some fun entertainment

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Burrinja Theatre

Umbilical Brothers – The Distraction

Winner Best Comedy at the Adelaide Fringe Festival

Do you love staring at screens? Are you staring at a screen right now? You should get out more. Specifically to a show that has an enormous screen smack-bang in the middle of it.

The Umbilicals take the energy of live performance and the spectacle of cinema and smashes them together and a new show performed simultaneously on stage and on the big screen. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen and nothing they’ve ever done, and it will blow your mind way more literally than you are expecting. The distraction enabling your screen addiction.

Season: Friday 19 April at 8pm.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Australia’s premiere comedy roadshow is coming Upwey’s way!

Australia’s biggest and best comedy spectacular is setting off on its 20th annual road trip around the country. Showcasing the finest talents from the 2024 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, we’re delivering a case of laughter right on your doorstep.

Get ready for a well-deserved blast of comedy when the Roadshow fits the Burrinja stage.

Season: Friday 26 April at 7.30pm.

Gemco presents, Millie’s War

Based on historical events, Millie’s War is set in the 1980s when a number of women attempted to join official Anzac Day marches across Canberra to commemorate women raped in war.

When the sleepy local branch of the local RSL meet with the women in order to dissuade them from upsetting their sacred parade of remembrance, the crotchety president of the RSL Club is appalled to find his own granddaughter is one of the feminists attempting to spoil their day

Tempers soon reach boiling point as each side argues the case for the importance of commemorating victims of war.

Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from the 12 to 28 April.

Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday at 2pm.


The 1812 Theatre The Fire Raisers. Season: April 4 – 27.

CPP Community Theatre Little Women Season: April 5 – 13.

Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre. Still Alice. April 18 – 26.

The Basin theatre Berlin Season: April 18 – 28.