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Micro Theatre 2018 - The Director's Cut

CONDA award winning local short play festival, Micro Theatre, is celebrating its 4th year with a very special line-up of favourites.

The Director’s Cut showcases 8 plays, carefully chosen by Micro Theatre Directors. Since 2015, 38 plays have been performed at Micro Theatre Festivals and most of these have been written, acted, and directed by Hunter creatives.

“This year we decided to do something a little bit different. There have been so many wonderful plays performed over the last few years, and we wanted to give them another life.

So we asked some of our Director’s to collaborate with us, and choose their favourites to re-work for a special festival.

With almost 40 plays to choose from, narrowing it down to just eight was no mean feat!

The Director’s came away from this difficult process with a truly eclectic, interesting and varied collection of works.” Kate Dun – Festival Director

This year’s Festival runs across 6 days - 14, 15, 16, and 21, 22, 23 June.

Plays will be performed at two venues - Studio21 Artspace and The Press Bookhouse with four plays performed at each venue every night.

Tickets are just $18 and can be purchased from

“Come and see our Director’s choices and celebrate with us. It’s hard to believe our little festival has grown so big in such a short time.

“We especially encourage anyone who is thinking of entering a play in future festivals to come along and find out what Micro Theatre is all about!”

Kate Dun – Festival Director


Venue: The Press Bookhouse – 462 Hunter Street, Newcastle

Director: Maurice Silver

Plays: Free Fall – written by Carl Caulfield 2016

Space Commander versus the Mud Monsters – by Frank Leggett 2017

Grass – written by Carl Caulfield 2017

The Wisdom of Solomon – written by Tristram Baumber 2015

Venue: Studio21 Artspace – 21 Bennett Street, Hamilton

Directors: GnAW Theatre

Plays: Do Not Touch – written by Julia Lewis 2017

Wheeler Dealer – written by Sally Davies 2015

Special Places – written by Alex Giles 2016

Worse Things Happen – written by Tristram Baumber 2016

Tickets are on sale NOW and can be purchased at

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