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Saturday 20 October, 7.30 pm
Sunday 21 October, 1.30 pm

A Night with Gilbert & Sullivan

A Night with Gilbert and Sullivan brings both singers and orchestra members together for a concert filled with many of the classics that you know and love, including “Tit Willow”, “When the Foeman Bares his Steel”, “Hail Poetry” and many more. Tickets will be $20 adult, $15 student/concession, $10 children 5-15. Children under 5 are free. Don’t miss out!
Directed by Jeanette Massey and Angie Hutchison-Ussher with Musical Direction by Ian Massey.
This will be a concert not to be missed. Tickets are available online, or at the door.


Saturday 27 October, 3 pm

Ladies in Black (PG)

From Academy Award-nominated director Bruce Beresford comes the comedy drama Ladies in Black, based on Madeleine St John’s best-selling novel, The Women in Black.
Set in the summer of 1959, when the impact of European migration and the rise of women’s liberation is about to change Australia forever, a shy schoolgirl (Lisa) takes a summer job at the prestigious Sydney department store, Goode’s. There she meets the “ladies in black”, who will change her life forever.
Beguiled and influenced by Magda, the vivacious manager of the high-fashion floor, and befriended by fellow sales ladies Patty and Fay, Lisa is awakened to a world of possibilities. As Lisa grows from a bookish schoolgirl to a glamorous and positive young woman, she herself becomes a catalyst for a cultural change in everyone’s lives.
Starring Julia Ormond, Angourie Rice, Rachael Taylor, Ryan Corr, Vincent Perez, Susie Porter, Shane Jacobson, Noni Hazlehurst, directed by Bruce Beresford, and produced by ex-Dungoger Alannah Zitzerman, Ladies in Black is the classic Australian story about love, hope and the perfect dress.


Saturday 27 October, 7.30 pm

Johnny English Strikes Again (PG)

Rowan Atkinson returns as the much-loved accidental secret agent in Johnny English Strikes Again. When a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, the country’s only hope is called out of retirement. English’s new mission is his most critical to date: to dive head first into action and find the mastermind hacker. A man with few skills and analogue methods, English must overcome the challenges of modern technology—or his newest mission will become the Secret Service’s last.
Starring Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller, Jake Lacy and Emma Thompson, Johnny English Strikes Again is the third instalment of the Johnny English franchise. The game has changed. Unfortunately, he hasn’t.


six-string125Acoustic Guitar concert
Sunday 28 October, 2 pm

Bruce Mathiske

Described as the Authentic Guitar Virtuoso by The Sydney Morning Herald, Bruce Mathiske is a unique item, in that as well as composing & orchestrating, he also performs his own pieces. To world acclaim, guitarist and composer Bruce Mathiske has developed a style that is distinctively his own. His use of the guitar to become its own orchestra, and his unique style of playing bass, rhythm and melody simultaneously has led to standing ovations and sell-out concerts all over the world. Bruce enthrals his audiences with a phenomenal level of technical brilliance. He is the chameleon of guitar and a natural performer.
His live shows are a renowned experience, one that he continues to bring to major concert and festival stages world-wide including the Edinburgh Festival, Glasgow International Jazz Festival, Nashville Guitar Festival, France’s International Guitar Festival, the London Music Festival, and in his homeland at the Sydney Festival.
And now, Bruce Mathiske is coming to the James Theatre, for one very special solo concert on Sunday 28 October. Tickets are $25 ($20 conc), which includes refreshments after the concert. Tickets can be booked by phoning 4947 7443, online, or at the door.
Mathiske is the finest all-round guitarist this country has produced”- Tony Hillier, The Australian
Check out his webpage at https://www.mathiske.com/


Thursday 1 November, 11 am

Gigi (1958)

Directed by Vincent Minelli, Gigi stars Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier. Winner of nine Academy awards, this joyous musical has memorable tunes and a fine cast. Leslie Caron plays Gigi, a young girl raised by two veteran Parisian courtesans to be the mistress of wealthy young Gaston. When Gaston falls in love with Gigi and asks her to be his wife, they are appalled: no one in their family has ever stooped to anything so bourgeois as marriage!


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  • 20 Sat 7.30pm
    Maitland Musical Society
    A Night with Gilbert & Sullivan
  • 27 Sat 3pm
    Ladies in Black (PG)
  • 27 Sat 7.30pm
    Johnny English Strikes Again (PG)
  • 28 Sun 2pm
    Acoustic Guitar concert
    Bruce Mathiske


  • 1 Thur 11am
    Gigi (1958)
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