From live music shows to film fundraisers, comedy acts and more, there will be plenty of fun on stage at the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre during September 2019.
Check out the Moncrieff's September events below:
John Williamson – The Butcherbird Tour
Saturday, 7 September, 8pm
Australian icon John Williamson is back on the road with ‘The Butcherbird Tour’ which he will take across Australia from coast to coast, sharing with his audiences his biggest hits and his latest musical contributions.
His new tour comes off the back of his new album by the same name released in August 2018.
The new tour sees John celebrate the country, the people and the fight for what is right. Mallee Boy, True Blue or just plain Fair Dinkum; there is no denying John Williamson is truly an Australian legend.
Tuesday, 10 September, 10am
Did Hitler’s daughter really exist?
The play begins early morning somewhere in the Australian countryside.
Four children wait for the school bus and they decide to play a game; a simple game of storytelling.
As they shelter in the bus stop from a raging storm Anna creates an intriguing story and simultaneously on stage we begin to hear the bombing of Berlin and we see Heidi crawl from a bunker.
With a large birthmark across her face, we discover that Heidi is the disfigured daughter of Hitler.
Caught in the turmoil of war, she is hidden away by her father, one of the most dreaded men in history.
Ocean’s 8 // free community movie
Wednesday, 11 September, 10am
Five years, eight months, 12 days ad counting.
That’s how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life.
She knows what it’s going to take—a team of the best in their field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller.
Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita; street con Constance; expert fence Tammy; hacker Nine Ball; and fashion designer Rose.
Ross Noble Humournoid
Thursday, 12 September, 8pm
What happens when pure comedy takes human form?
What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up?
Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing.
What is a thing, is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see. This is it.
The Australian Army Band
Friday, 13 September, 7.30pm
The Army Band Big Band is a hard swinging, exciting ensemble which showcases the versatility of Army musicians.
Their repertoire ranges from traditional Big Band sounds through to contemporary jazz orchestra repertoire, as well as smaller ensembles performing a wide range of styles.
This performance is a fundraising concert for Legacy and RSL.
SOS – The Australian ABBA Show
Saturday, 14 September, 8pm
SOS is a high energy, fully choreographed ABBA show.
Performing greatest hits from the Swedish super-group mixed with a selection of the hottest disco tracks from the 70’s, SOS creates a show that takes audiences on a wild ride back to the party decade where ABBA ruled the dance floor!
Margaret Atwood Live // cinema presentation
Thursday, 19 September, 6.30pm
This September, the wait is over. The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed.
The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive cinema broadcast filmed live, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.
TEDxBundaberg: Empowering ideas
Friday, 20 September, 8.30am to 5.30pm
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a local, self-organized event that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Registration starts at 8am.
Overcomer // film fundraiser
Saturday, 21 September, 7pm
This film fundraiser is in aid of the Bundaberg Minister's Association.
High school basketball coach John Harrison and his team face an uncertain future when their town's largest manufacturing plant shuts down unexpectedly.
As hundreds of people move away, John reluctantly agrees to coach cross-country, a sport he doesn't even like.
His outlook soon changes when he meets Hannah Scott, an unlikely runner who pushes herself to the limit.
Genevieve (1953) // film fundraiser
Sunday, 22 September
Light refreshments from 4pm, film commences at 5pm
It's 1953 and the annual veteran car run from London to Brighton, organized by the Royal Automobile Club, is under way.
Two old chums, Alan McKim (John Gregson) drives his beloved 1904 automobile, named Genevieve, while Ambrose Claverhouse (Kenneth More) takes his vintage Spyker car, decide to have a “friendly” wager on who will be the first back to London.
They aren't letting their friendship stand in the way of trying to outdo and the trek soon turns fiercely competitive and one up each other all the way there and back, each driver devising clever ways to sabotage the other in hopes of winning the race.
Their long suffering female companions Wendy (Dinah Sheridan) and Rosalind Peters (Kay Kendall) – come along for the wild ride and often wonder just what's gotten into the men's heads over this car race.
Will the relationships survive and will they make it back to London?
The Merger // MCS
Sunday, 29 September, 2pm
Moncrieff Cinema Society presents: The Merger.
In the tradition of The Castle and Ali’s Wedding, one of Australia’s most popular comedians, Damian Callinan adapts his entertaining and topical stage play, The Merger for the big screen.
Bodgy Creek is a struggling town.
The drought won’t let up, jobs are scarce after the mill was shut down, and the footy team looks like it will have to merge with another club or fold.
Living a hermit-like existence on the town’s fringe, former football star turned ‘Town Killer’ Troy Carrington (Damian Callinan), is coaxed into rescuing the team after striking up an unlikely friendship with young Neil (Raffety Grierson) who is struggling with the recent loss of his father.
To find out more about the Moncrieff's September events or to book tickets, go to the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre website here.