Complete Works Theatre Company


Welcome to Complete Works Theatre Company’s 2019 Season.

I often think the work that we do is like a forensic archeologist painstakingly chipping away at ancient bones to uncover a story much great than that that first presents itself. Getting to the nut, the kernel, the truth of an idea or issue in a literary text is like peeling back the layers to reveal a mosaic of understanding and appreciation. 

This year we continue to uncover and discover meaning with the addition of three new productions to our VCE program. Following the success of Medea in theatres we offer Don Taylor’s version of The Women of Troy by Euripides in a contemporary exploration of the horrific consequences the violence of war has on those left behind. Extinction by Hannie Rayson asks whether conservation and can live along side the demands of big business, we compare and contrast the effects of racial inequality and discriminations with Black Digger & The Longest Memory and Photograph 51joins The Penelopiad in a compelling comparative presentation. 

Due to popular demand we have scheduled our much loved in-schools productions of Romeo & JulietMacbeth and Australian Poetry in Term 1 for a limited season. Get in early to book the session that suits your timetable and we’ll see you in 2019.

If you are attending the 2018 VATE State Conference at Deakin University, Burwood drop in to our workshop, 2.35 – 3.45pm on Friday 30th November. 

Tragedy – creating connections and building resilience

Exposing students to the not-so-happy endings of tragic drama is an opportunity for greater understanding of and acceptance of the broader world.

Complete Works Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Andrew Blackman with ensemble members present key scenes from Euripides’, The Women of Troy, to demonstrate how students can develop empathy and resilience by engaging with tragedy in performance. 

You emerge from tragedy equipped against lies…”Howard Barker


See you there,

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Andrew Blackman
Artistic Director

Medea 2018

Medea Announcements

We are delighted to announce our talented cast and crew for our fourth production of
Medea by Euripides!

Director - Andrew Blackman
Composer - Finn Cooney
Lighting Designer - Chris Eichler
Set and Costume Design - Zoe Rouse
Stage Manager - Ruth Maloney
Assistant Stage Manager - Rhys Robinson
Academic Consultant - Dr Heather Sebo

Touring to theatres from 1-11 May, 2018
General Public tickets available at the following session;
Thursday 10th May, 7.30pm
Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, Preston
Tickets: $26 Student, $30 Adult

For more details on Medea, or to make a school booking please contact our office - or 03)9417 6166

Shakespeare Team 2018

Rehearsals commence for our Shakespeare team!

We are thrilled to introduce our Shakespeare team for 2018, three very talented Victorian College of the Arts graduates; Jack, Naomi and James!

The team started rehearsals with an intensive text workshop, lead by CWTC's Artistic Director, Andrew Blackman. Our actors translated every word and sentence into modern English to further their understanding of Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet. No time for this in the classroom? Check out No Fear Shakespeare, it's a great resource with the original text and the modernised text side by side!

MacbethRomeo & Juliet and Great Southern Land (Poetry) tour in-schools throughout Victoria in Term 2, 3 and 4. If you'd like more information about these shows or would like to make a booking please contact our office.