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The Company is based at the Unicorn Theatre, Mount Waverley Secondary College, Lechte Road, Mount Waverley (Melways Map 61 ref F11). Each year we perform an annual season of four full-length plays together with a shorter season of One Act Plays. It is a comfortable and intimate theatre, which accommodates just over 200 people.

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Address and Contact Details of Theatre


For General Enquiries Please Write to:

Peridot Theatre Incorporated
PO Box 2100
Mt Waverley 3149

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Email our ticket secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Phone (03) 9808 0770


Specific Questions

If you have a specific question, please visit our Opportunities page for contacts in regard to several topics.

Or alternatively, see our Board of Management listing for the contact or area of interest you are looking for.


Past Productions

Peridot Productions 1985 - 2017


Time of My Life by Alan Ayckbourn directed by Ewen Crockett

The Dixie Swim Club by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten directed by Richard Keown

Sandcastles by Bob Larby directed by Gaye Gay

Cosi by Louis Nowra directed by Malcolm Sussman

Beyond Reasonable Doubt by Jeffery Archer directed by Annette De Boer

Sitting Pretty by Amy Rosentnal directed by Keith Hutton

Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams directed by Vicki Smith

Caravan by Donald Macdonald directed by Bob Bramble

Same Time Next Year by Bernard Slade directed by Nick Walter

The Peppercorn Tree by Alison Campbell Rate directed by Tim Long

The Shell Seekers Adapted by Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham from the novel by Rosamunde Pilcher directed by Christine Grant

Me and Jezebel by Elizabeth Fuller directed by Helen Ellis

Busybody by Jack Popplewell directed by Loretta Bishop

Nunsense by Dan Goggin directed by Frank McCarty

The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr directed by Annette De Boer

Easy Virtue by Noel Coward directed by Horrie Leek

Hallelujah Girls by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten directed by Annie Blood

Heroes Adapted from Gerald Sibleyras' Le Vent des Peupliers by Sir Tom Stoppard directed by Geoff Hickey

House Guest by Francis Durbridge directed by Cameron South

Key for Two by John Chapman and Dave Freeman directed by Bob Bramble

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, directed by Tim Long

Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig, directed by Loretta Bishop

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks by Richard Alfieri, directed by Alan Burrows

Shush by Elaine Murphy, directed by Richard Keown

Becky's New Car by Steven Dietz, directed by Helen Ellis

Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, directed by Peter Newling

Ancient Lights by Shelagh Stephenson, directed by Bruce Cochran

Two and Two Together by Derek Benfield, directed by Cheryl Richards


Cash On Delivery by Michael Cooney directed by Joe Fairhurst

The Freedom of the City by Brian Friel directed by Geoff Hickey

Outside Edge by Richard Harris directed by Peter Newling

The Madness of George III by Alan Bennett directed by Gaye Gay

A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie directed by Gaye Gay

Nude with Violin by Noel Coward directed by Billie Russell

Seasons Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn directed by Steve Cummins

Feed by Tom Elliott directed by Trevor Bickerstaff

The Odd Couple (Female Version) by Neil Simon directed by John Bishop

Corpse by Gerald Moon directed by Barbara Bateman

Sweet Road by Debra Oswald directed by Gaye Gay

Goodbye Charlie by George Axelrod directed by Ron Conroy

Nobody's Perfect by Simon Williams directed by Trevor Bickerstaff

God Only Knows by Hugh Whitemore directed by Gaye Gay

It's My Party (And I'll Die If I Want To) by Elizabeth Coleman directed by Frank McCarty

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward directed by Billie Russell

The Sentimental Bloke by Brown, Arien and Thomson directed by Horrie Leek

Our Town by Thornton Wilder directed by Geoff Hickey

The Man Who Came to Dinner by Moss Hart and George S Kaufman directed by Peter Newling

Mr. Wonderful by James Robson directed by Gaye Gay

Midden by Morna Regan directed by Vicki Smith

Secret Bridesmaid's Business by Elizabeth Coleman directed by Frank McCarty

Strangers On A Train by Craig Warner directed by Nick Walter

Educating Rita by Willy Russell directed by John Bishop

This Way Up by Elizabeth Coleman directed by Frank McCarty

Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones directed by Richard Keown

Art by Yasmina Reza directed by Gaye Gay

Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell directed by Christine Grant

The Good Doctor by Neil Simon directed by Malcolm Sussman

Time and the Conways by J.B. Priestley directed by John Bishop

Master Class by Terrence McNally directed by Gaye Gay 

Speaking in Tongues by Andrew Bovell directed by Frank McCarty

A Month of Sundays by Bob Larbey directed by Peter Newling

The Memory of Water by Shelagh Stephenson directed by Frank McCarty

Losing Louis by Simon Mendes da Costa directed by Gaye Gay

Chaim's Love Song by Marvin Chernoff directed by Ron Conroy

Moonlight & Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson directed by Helen Ellis

Minefields & Miniskirts by Terence O'Connel directed by Gaye Gay

A Chorus of Disapproval by Alan Ayckbourn directed by Doug Bennett

Separate Tables by Terence Rattigan directed by Horrie Leek


Absent Friends by Alan Ayckbourn directed by Gordon Dunlop

The Anniversary by Bill MacIlwraith directed by Gaye Gay

God's Favourite by Neil Simon directed by Graham Fletcher

Good Night Mrs. Puffin by Arthur Lovegrove directed by Tarit Kruse

Any Number Can Die! by Fred Carmichael directed by Gaye Gay

The Queen And The Rebels by Ugo Betti directed by Graham Fletcher

Joking Apart by Alan Ayckbourn directed by Gordon Dunlop

See How They Run by Philip King directed by Tarit Kruse

Old Time Music Hall

Run For Your Wife by Ray Cooney directed by Gaye Gay

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson directed by Graham Fletcher

Lipstick Dreams by Helen O'Connor & Simon Hopkinson directed by Richard Keown

The Importance Of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde directed by Sandy Green

The Poker Session by Hugh Leonard directed by Graham Fletcher

Dear Ruth by Norman Krasna directed by Gaye Gay

Noises Off by Michael Frayn directed by Geoff Hickey

The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon directed by Horrie Leek

Christmas Cabaret

Arsenic And Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring directed by Marilyn Denton

The Lion In Winter by James Goldman directed by Graham Fletcher

The Cocktail Hour by A.R. Gurney directed by Horrie Leek

An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley directed by Gaye Gay

Waiting In The Wings by Noel Coward directed by Gaye Gay, A Graham Fletcher Production

Dancing At Lughnasa by Brian Friel directed by Geoff Hickey

Bold Girls by Rona Munro directed by Richard Keown

Shadowlands by William Nicholson directed by Gaye Gay

Straight And Narrow by Jimmie Chin directed by Damien Jones

It Runs In The Family by Ray Cooney directed by Gaye Gay

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness directed by Richard Keown

Happy Birthday by Marc Camoletti directed by Ewen Crockett

Jigsaws by Jennifer Rogers directed by Ron Conroy

The Woman In Black Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill directed by Steve Cummins

Dead White Males by David Williamson directed by Doug Bennett

Rough Justice by Terence Frisby directed by Gaye Gay

Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn directed by Gaye Gay

Crossing Delancey by Susan Sandler directed by Geoff Hickey

Holidays by John Harrison directed by Richard Keown

A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt directed by Richenda Papps

Stepping Out by Richard Harris directed by Horrie Leek

The Road to Mecca by Athol Fugard directed by Trevor Bickerstaff

Playing Sinatra by Bernard Kops directed by John Bishop

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery by David McGillivray & Walter Zerlin Jnr. directed by Gaye Gay


Moving by Stanley Price directed by Edna Jones

Whose Life Is It Anyway? by Brian Clark directed by Edna Jones

The Dresser by Ronald Harwood directed by Edna Jones

Butterflies Are Free by Leonard Gershe directed by Graham Fletcher

Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler directed by Edna Jones

The Patrick Pearse Motel by Hugh Leonard directed by Laura Brinson

Out On A Limb by Joyce Rayburn directed by Edna Jones

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Constance Cox directed by Nicky McFarlane

The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry directed by Jeanette Powell

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff directed by Edna Jones

The Bed Before Yesterday by Ben Travers directed by Gaye Gay

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw directed by Edna Jones

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee directed by Gordon Dunlop

From The Fourteenth Floor You Can See The Harbour Bridge by Barbara Stellmach directed by Edna Jones

My Friend Miss Flint by D. Churchill & P. Yeldham directed by Gaye Gay

Entertaining Mr. Sloane by Joe Orton directed by Geoff Daly

A Night In The Arms Of Raelene by Clem Gorman directed by Darryl Richards

The Heiress by R. & A.Goetz directed by Edna Jones


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What else Peridot has to offer

Each year Peridot Theatre adds a training and development component into the year's activities - Acting, Stage Management and Lights and Sound workshops to name a few. Peridot sees that the development of skills is critical to the continuing success of theatre in the community. Please check the Calendar page often for upcoming events.




There are many tasks that need to be undertaken to run a theatre company, and time is of course a precious resource. You can assist Peridot Theatre by donating a little of your valuable time to complete a specific task.

Please contact Wilf Seelig for General Enquires and Membership via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Specific areas that you may like to volunteer for and hour or two may include:

  • Work on Front of House for a performance or assist our patrons with Car Parking for matinee performances - Contact Chris Bartle by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Help at a working bee to construct/paint/decorate a set or take it down (bump out) after the show is finished. Contact Helen McIntosh by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (03) 9807 3216. We are always looking for handy and creative people!

  • If you are handy with a needle and thread or would like to help organise the Costumes/Dress making for a production - Contact Helen McIntosh and Chris Bartle by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Ever wonder the props are picked for each show? Contact Chris Bartle by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to find out.

  • Interested in set Design or working backstage? Contact Helen McIntosh by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0403 797709.

We'd love to see you and welcome you to the team.


Costume, Furniture, Accessories, Props


Peridot Theatre has an extensive range of costumes, furniture and properties and is happy to hire these out to other theatre companies or individuals. For example, we have artificial grass for hire, as well as the puppets used in Alan Aykbourn's "Seasons Greetings".

If you are interested in hiring any props or costumes from Peridot Theatre or if you have any costumes, props or accessories that you would like to donate to the theatre group, please contact Chris Bartle on (03) 9887 5868. Pease note, if you would like to donate an item of furniture that storage space is at a premium, and so we do ask that any donated furniture be serviceable.




Peridot Theatre's funding comes from what we raise within the theatre group from ticket sales, fundraisers and donations - we are not funded by Arts grants etc. 
Monetary donations will be used towards increasing the standard of Peridot productions and making the theatrical experience better for our patrons.

You may donate to the company by cash donation, simply by adding a little extra to your "Friends of Peridot" annual subscription, or perhaps think about a bequest to the company in your will.

If you would like to assist Peridot Theatre by making a donation to the company, please contact Damian Jones, our Treasurer, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Talks On Theatre


Peridot Theatre is happy to organise an address to clubs and organisations in and around Melbourne about Peridot Theatre, and non-professional theatre generally.




Peridot Theatre proudly acknowledges the sponsorship of Tobin Brothers East Burwood and Kita-Ku.

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If you or your organisation would like to discuss sponsorship packages or Sponsor a Seat with Peridot Theatre, please contact Damian Jones by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



This Code of Conduct is designed to clarify Peridot Theatre Company’s expectations on how members, performers, production staff and all volunteers must conduct themselves whilst involved in the activities of the company. By following this Code of Conduct, your reputation, and the brand and reputation of Peridot Theatre Company, will be upheld and protected. The Code also seeks to provide for a safe, enjoyable and equitable environment for all in the undertaking of their role within Peridot Theatre Company.


Peridot Theatre Company is committed to ensuring the integrity and highest ethical standards in respect of our members, our staff and our volunteers. Underlying this commitment is the need for Peridot Theatre Company to ensure that all persons contributing to the success of Peridot Theatre Company act with dignity, honesty, integrity and with respect towards others. This code additionally seeks to improve the theatrical skills of performers, production staff and volunteers by making the theatrical experience attractive, safe and enjoyable for all.

How Does the Code of Conduct Apply To You?

Every member, performer, production staff and volunteer of Peridot Theatre Company is expected to perform his/her role in accordance with this Code of Conduct.

Members of the Board of Management

You will:

- work towards the achievement of Peridot Theatre objectives, as contained in the Constitution and current operational and strategic plans

- be accountable for fulfilling the role you have taken on, undertaking your specified role and tasks in accordance with the spirit and objectives of Peridot Theatre company

- ensure you have or acquire the personal and operational skills for your designated role

- attend meetings regularly and promptly

Performers and production staff

You will:

- have the responsibility for your cast and production team -exercise it

- abide by the policies and practices of Peridot Theatre Company as they apply

- abide by the principles of theatre etiquette (including, but not limited to: respecting privacy in changing rooms; avoiding inappropriate language; not being under the influence of drugs or alcohol) co-operate with the director, stage manager and all members of the production team and fellow cast members.

The Director

You will:

- have the responsibility for your cast and production team -exercise it

- be reasonable in your demands on performers’ time, energy and enthusiasm. Remember that they have other interests and demands on their time

- abide by and teach your cast the principles of theatre etiquette and stage craft and encourage gratification through achievement.

Peridot Theatre Company will provide every member, performer, production staff and volunteer with a copy of this Code and brief volunteers, where requested. If anyone has a question about the Code they should consult the Company Secretary or Production Co-ordinator in the first instance.

This Code may be amended from time to time, where necessary. Peridot Theatre Company will distribute updated copies, and changes of the Code will be expected to be adhered to.

This document is not designed to be exhaustive, but all involved in Peridot Theatre Company activities will be expected to uphold both the letter and spirit of the Code.

Incorporation of Other Standards

Peridot Theatre Company requires that all members, performers, production staff and volunteers comply with all laws, regulations and policies governing its activities and the terms of any charters relevant to their duties.

Peridot Theatre Company requires that all production staff and volunteers working with minors will have passed a Department of Justice, Victoria, “Working with Children Check.”

In addition to complying with the above, all are expected to:

- treat everyone with dignity and courtesy

- be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others

- refrain from any behaviour which may bring Peridot Theatre Company into disrepute

- display control, respect and professionalism in all activities

- observe proper meeting conduct and protocols

- be courteous in dealings with other Peridot Theatre Company people

- control their temper: verbal abuse of others in the course of Peridot Theatre Company activities is unacceptable

- not behave in any manner, or engage in any activity, whilst on Peridot Theatre Company business, which is likely to impair positive public perception of Peridot Theatre Company and its members

- abide by the code of conduct or conditions of use, of the venue being used

Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Bullying

Members, performers, production staff and Volunteers are expected to respect the rights, dignity and worth of others regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion or of their physical or psychological disabilities. Peridot Theatre Company will not tolerate discrimination. Discrimination is any behaviour or practice which reflects an assumption of superiority of one group (or individual) over another or disadvantages people on the basis of their real or perceived membership of a particular group and includes such behaviour as less favourable treatment, unfair exclusion and asking discriminatory questions.

Peridot Theatre Company will not tolerate sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is any unwanted, unwelcome or uninvited behaviour of a sexual nature which makes a person feel humiliated, intimidated or offended.

Equally, Peridot Theatre Company will not tolerate bullying. Bullying is behaviour that intimidates, offends, degrades, insults or humiliates another person. Bullying can be physical or psychological. Examples of bullying include:

- aggressive or frightening behaviour

- threats of assault against a colleague or damage to their property or equipment

- rude comments

- standing in someone's way or deliberately blocking their path in an intimidating manner

Health and Safety

Everyone has the right to participate in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe. Members, performers, production staff and volunteers are asked to take responsibility for their own health and safety, ensuring that their actions do not risk the health and safety of others. All are required to take reasonable care at all times by following all lawful instructions from those in authority at Peridot Theatre Company in its efforts towards providing a healthy and safe environment.

All hazards, accidents or injuries must be reported to the Peridot Theatre Company representative in charge of the activity. Incident report forms are required to be completed and forwarded to the administrative officer.

Alcohol and Drug Consumption

Illegal or prohibited drugs are not to be consumed by Members, performers, production staff and volunteers while performing duties with Peridot Theatre Company. Alcohol may be consumed to the extent it does not affect the comfort, safety or performance of any Member, performer, production staff or volunteer nor harm the reputation of Peridot Theatre Company. In the case of activities associated with a “Youth Production”, no alcohol is to be consumed by members, performers, production staff or volunteers.

In the context of this provision, anyone exhibiting signs of being intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol, or an illegal or prohibited drug will be prevented from commencing, recommencing or continuing their activity.



If anyone has a grievance or feels that they have been unfairly treated, they are encouraged to raise this issue with the Company Secretary or any member of the Board of Management for immediate and confidential assistance. An Incident Report form will be made available upon request. The management of Peridot Theatre Company is committed to uphold both the letter and spirit of this Code and the mediation and resolution of any grievance in an expeditious manner.

Breach of the Code of Conduct.

In the case of a confirmed serious breach of the Code of Conduct, the Company shall invoke: Rule 8:-Discipline, Suspension and Expulsion of Members, and/or Rule 9:-Disputes and Mediation of its Constitution, which can be viewed on the Company website. A copy will be held in the Office.

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