Memorable moments await Civic Theatre audiences in 2023

08 Dec 2022

Civic Theatre will take audiences on an emotional rollercoaster next year with a diverse line-up of theatre, dance, music and comedy set to grace the stage in 2023.

With performances that will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter one moment and reaching for tissues the next, the new subscription season offers plenty of memorable moments.

Families will giggle along together with Roald Dahl’s revoltingly-funny classic The Twits reimagined on stage, whilst David Walliams’ award–winning book Mr Stink comes to life in a twisted and hilariously smelly tale.

The 2023 Season will also see the return of the hugely popular Sydney and Melbourne Comedy Festivals, whilst local theatre company Tantrum Youth Arts will explore a young family’s grief in Good Mourning, scheduled during City of Newcastle’s New Annual festival.

Newcastle Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said Civic Theatre’s 2023 Season has been carefully curated to bring a stellar line-up of live performances to Newcastle for audiences to enjoy.

“Newcastle’s historic 93-year-old theatre is gearing up to wow audiences in 2023 with the launch of Civic Theatre’s new subscription season,” Cr Nelmes said.

“The Civic Theatre team has curated this season to bring live performances to Newcastle that may not have necessarily planned to tour here in 2023 as part of their national touring circuit, allowing us to present a wide variety of hand-picked shows with something for everyone.

“It’s the perfect time to purchase a 2023 live performance as a Christmas gift or a gift for yourself, with a range of exclusive subscriber benefits available. The season is packaged to make subscriptions affordable and available to as many in our community as possible.”

With the purchase of three shows or more in one transaction, theatregoers immediately become a Civic Theatre subscriber and enjoy exclusive benefits including free parking, discounted tickets, access to the best seats and discounted pre-show drinks in the foyer.

Civic Theatre Manager Leonie Wallace said the 2023 program includes both local and national touring productions and covers many genres and styles offering memorable moments that will appeal to audiences of all ages.

"The true story of four young siblings and their father’s cancer diagnosis is explored in Good Mourning by local Newcastle playwriter Sonia Dodd, whilst Australian author Colleen McCullough's book Tim will be brought to life on stage by Christine Dunstan Productions as they delve into love, loss and acceptance,” Ms Wallace said.

“HIT Productions’ The Sunshine Club will shower you in joy with its uplifting message and Sydney Dance Company's, Ascent, tempers contemporary classical dance with futuristic experimentation in three innovative works.

"The Wharf Revue's satirical Looking for Albanese together with the rambunctious Sydney and Melbourne Comedy Festival roadshows are guaranteed to deliver the laughs.”

Civic Theatre’s Subscription Season 2023 goes on sale to the general public today, following a special presale for current subscribers.

Visit Civic Theatre Newcastle's website to view the full 2023 Season program and to purchase tickets.