BTC Update – JUNE 2022

On June the 16th the company held the 2021 Annual General Meeting where we were presented with a very encouraging report on last year’s activities and the continued development of the company. We were able to report on the completion of several theatre activities despite the continuing problem of Covid 19 and to show that the company continues to be in a sound financial position.

A proposal from the outgoing committee was put to the meeting to expand the committee from eleven to thirteen to recognise the increased workload on committee members and this motion was passed. We farewelled and thanked a number of outgoing committee members for their service to the company. Sian Brown, Kelsey Oberin and Barb Billings who freely gave of their time and skills to the company and we recognised their achievements. Finally, we thanked the outgoing President, Bevan Madden for his year as President as well as numerous years as Vice President and a member of the Tribe committee.


We then were able to declare five new members elected to the 2022 committee. This is one short of the thirteen positions created so no ballot was required. We welcomed Steve Tinker, Sam Lempio-Franklin, Grant Finlay, Jerry Steen and Thomas Moore who will join Conor Cunningham, Stania Tresize, Colin Brown and Executive Vern Wall (President), Keva Lloyd (Vice-President), Jenni Clohesy (Secretary) and Maureen Fleiner (Treasurer) Our new members bring a wealth of skills and experience and we look forward to a year of continued development and sold leadership.


Our major musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory boasts a large cast who are now working extremely hard in rehearsals and looking forward to presenting this major musical in July. Already the excitement is building with the quality of the sets/costumes and music providing great anticipation. We encourage everyone to see this delightful and family friendly show with tickets available from the Gotix Box Office which you can find here. As tickets are selling fast we encourage people to book sooner rather than later so that you can get great seats.

Tribe Youth Theatre’s 2022 play is titled Puffs: or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and the Production team held their information night in mid-May with auditions 2- 4th June. Audition bookings close on Tuesday 31st of May. More information can be found on the website here or on Tribe’s Facebook Page


As has been reported earlier 2022 is the company’s 70th year.  The company formed in 1952 in preparation for our first musical ever, The Chocolate Soldier, which was performed in 1953. We will be having celebratory events later this year and we will advise all past and present members of these events as they are arranged. We hope to have a major event which celebrates the achievements of the great company toward the end of the year and we encourage you to watch for announcement of this event.

Yours in theatre,

Vern Wall
Bendigo Theatre Company
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