Our 2016 Riverlinks Season has been unveiled at the Riverlinks Season Launch, held at the Eastbank Centre on Monday, December 7. More than 200 people attended the Launch, which featured special guest performances from some of our brightest local talent.
Productions starring Indigenous comedians, award winning playwrights, acclaimed Australian theatre companies, classical musicians, opera for children and community partnerships all feature within the 2016 performing arts season.
Among the highlights is Wuthering Heights, created and adapted by shake & stir theatre co, a production company based in Queensland that is behind the critically acclaimed productions of George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984.
shake & stir’s Artistic Director, Nick Skubij, who adapted and directed this bold new work said “Aside from being an outstanding story of revenge, love and loss, we chose Wuthering Heights to re-imagine as, with every shake & stir production, we aim to invigorate classics for a new audience.”
Comedy is also a strong theme for 2015, highlighted with the popular Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow making a return to our region. Indigenous comedians will also serve up the laughs in Aboriginal Comedy Allstars. Audiences are set for an utterly unique comedy experience from the heart of our wide, brown land.
The launch included performances from award-winning young singer Connor McDonald, a string quartet from the Goulburn Valley Concert Orchestra, along with members of the Shepparton Theatre Arts Group, who performed music from Dookie and a preview from Show Stoppers.
For the full selection of shows on offer, click here.