Fly-On-The-Wall TheatreFly-On-The-Wall Theatre is one of Melbourne's most distinctive, popular and well-known community theatre companies. From the beginning the company created theatre like frustrated filmmakers. No other community theatre company in Melbourne, perhaps Australia lavishes such attention on aesthetic and mise-en-scene.
Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre's considerable output in the last decade has been slick, detailed and astonishingly varied, becoming Melbourne's cult theatre company. It has ranged from the dizzying spectacle of La Miracle de la Rose at the Old Melbourne Gaol and at the Upstairs Belvoir Street Theatre to the heights of sophistication and gentility in the company's main recreations of 1920's Europe with The Death of Peter Pan and the sell-out site specific seasons of Loving Friends and An Indian Summer.
Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre works in collaboration with the National Trust of Australia [Victoria & WA], Historic Houses Trust of N.S.W., City of Melbourne, Narcotic Anonymous, Centrelink and Mission Australia and has a history of providing work and opportunity through the Work Experience and Work-For-The-Dole programs. Participants gaining advice, support and employment experience within the City of Port Phillip.
Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre has the flexibility to involve the right participants in the right place at the right time. It also has a history of providing rare opportunities for young, promising and emerging artists and has found a large, loyal and unique following locally, nationally and internationally.
Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre has also premiered acclaimed, award-winning plays The Hive and the cult classic In Angel Gear, literary adaptations for open-air theatre in historical sites and mansions of Lady Chatterley's Lover, Women in Love, The Great Gatsby, The Turn of the Screw and performed a number of groundbreaking, salacious and sometimes shocking plays like the internationally successful Homme Fatale - yet it is equally at home mounting quality family shows like Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Secret Garden, Anne of Green Gables and Seven Little Australians.
Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre originated in 1985 as Ghostshirts Productions as part of the Next Wave Festival with founding members Simon Finch, playwright Daniel Lillford and director Robert Chuter. In September 2004, as Performing Arts Projects, the company underwent structural and policy changes together with a new name. The company has produced over ninety staged productions and fifty playreadings in such venues as Linden Gallery, The Butterfly Club, a suburban backyard in Elwood, Melbourne Town Hall Council Chambers, Mietta's, Old Treasury Building, National Trust of Australia properties - Rippon Lea, Old Melbourne Gaol and Alice Springs' Hartley Street School, Perth's Tranby House, Adelaide's Carrick Hill and the Historic Houses Trust of N.S.W. - Vaucluse House. Theatres include: Fairfax Studio, La Mama Theatre, Carlton Courthouse, Theatreworks, The Blue Room, Belvoir Street, Newtown Theatre, St. Martin's Theatre, Fowler's Live, Chapel Off Chapel and in London at both Jermyn Street and Pleasance Theatres.
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