Making quality theatre accessible to the local community

Despite the probable building works and updates to Shoestring Playhouse, TTT is forging ahead with 3 full-length plays and a one-act play season. This is a terrific mix of drama, comedy and pathos and also an opportunity for the Surf Coast to invest in skilled theatre directed, produced and performed by local talent.

Season 1 - The Other Place by Sharr White. Directed by John Bishop.

Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged.  But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems.  Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface.

The cast for TTT's first play The other place in mid-March has been announced.
Congratulations to the following:

  • Juliana - Tracey McKeague
  • Ian - Michael Baker
  • The Man - Todd J Curtis
  • The Woman - Jessica Hargreaves.Once again we were very encouraged by the number of applicants for audition packs and were impressed by the talent of the people who auditioned.
    Thanks to everyone who came along and thanks to John Bishop, Director, for selecting a cast that will bring many nuances to the drama in March 2023.


Producer - Fred Preston

Publicity – Zina Carman

Stage Manager – Julie Mclean

Set – Michael Baker

Lights – Gregorio Palmes

Sound – Ben Batterbury

Props and Projection – Catherine Whitehead

Prompt – Andrea Harvey

Costumes – Monica Spencer

Season 2 - The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh. Directed by Glen Barton.

Valene and Coleman are two brothers who have lived together for years with constant petty squabbling. After their father’s death the local priest hopes a new understanding could develop. Could, that is, if the brothers could stop arguing about crisps, ornaments, who left the top off the pen and whose turn it is to read a magazine.



Season 3 - TTT’s Night of One-Act Plays.

  • Godzonia by Georgie Oulton. Directed by Zina Carman and
  • The last panto in little Grimsley by David Tristam. Directed by Sindi Renea.

These two plays are very different, one a contemporary look at how lockdown affected us and the second a light-hearted romp to delight the spirit.  A unique night of theatre.



Season 4 - Tartuffe by Moliere. Directed by Zina Carman.

Tartuffe was written in 1664 and, like Shakespeare, lends itself to being set in other circumstances. In this version Tartuffe is a Snake Oil Salesman who joins the King's circus, owned and run by Orgon, a wealthy servant of the King.  Orgon and his mother believe everything Tartuffe says, until he is exposed.


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