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One-Act Play Festival


Cut-price Preview: JULY 12, 2018 at 7.30pm, all tickets $23

Evenings: JULY 13, 14, 18, 19, 20* at 7:30pm

Matinees: JULY 14, 15, 21* at 2pm


*Noosa Alive Festival performances, all tickets $35.

The final 2 performances are a part of NOOSA alive! are ticketed by The J Noosa.

To book please call (07) 5329 6560 (transaction fee applies).



Adults $32 | Concessions $28
Member/Group $25 | U18 $23
Noosa Alive Festival performances, all tickets $35


One-Act Plays


Since 1978, Noosa Arts Theatre has been running the National One-Act Playwriting Competition. With an $8,000 cash prize pool, including The Eleanor Nimmo Prize of $5,000 for Best Play, it attracts entries from playwrights throughout Australia, and many other countries. Scripts are judged anonymously by a professional panel of three industry experts. The three finalists are selected on the quality of the writing, not on subject matter; and the winning order is decided before the plays are presented in this Festival.

During the Festival, the audience is asked at each performance to vote for the ‘Nancy Cato Audience Choice Award’. Presentation of awards takes place after the final performance.

Noosa Arts Theatre is proud to offer this rather unique opportunity to aspiring and established playwrights and showcase the finalists as part of the NOOSA Alive! Festival.

NB: 16+ show, contains Adult Themes 

The three finalists are (in no particular order):



Freya, adopted, discovers that her biological mother may have been murdered by her step-father, who then abandoned her.

He is now living locally - with his sixth wife! He profited from the demise of all his previous wives who each dies by misadventure.

Suspicious, Freya decides to investigate.

OLD MAIDS    by Ruth Tuxworth

There are two old maids in this tale, Bridie, who falls into an unexpected, socially unacceptable love and her own "Old Maid"

who tells the truth of it. Issues of family tension, abandonment, forbidden love, hypocrisy and natural justice all bubble beneath

the brittle surface as the family prepares for a wedding.

AN AUTUMN ROMANCE   By Cerise de Gelder

 Ellie has a comfortable life. She is single and independent, shares her home with two cats and has a steady income as a writer

on a successful Aussie Soap. Then, one night a handsome TV actor makes her an offer she really should refuse and things take

a sinister turn in TV town. Tune in next week and all will be revealed.... or will it?