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Canberra Theatre Centre launches 2016 season

Laura Peppas

The Nutcracker, Wuthering Heights and Romeo and Juliet are just some of the highlights announced today in Canberra Theatre Centre‘s 2016 season line-up.

Director of Canberra Theatre Centre Bruce Carmichael says the new season, Collected Works 2016, is all about the “creation of feeling.”

“Next year’s season is one of our best,” Bruce says.

“We’re bringing in the nation’s best theatre and dance companies to the capital for a unique program that will intrigue our patrons, and attract new audiences for the Canberra Theatre Centre.”

Launching the season is the spectacular cabaret show La Clique, which will provide an array of dangerously charismatic characters, supremely skilled in the dark arts of magic, burlesque, acrobatics and death-defying aerial feats.

Wuthering Heights.

Wuthering Heights.

For drama lovers, there is an array of plays and productions: first, Emily Brontë’s classic gothic masterpiece, Wuthering Heights, adapted by the contemporary theatre company Shake & Stir, while witty and complex Disgraced challenges contemporary attitudes toward religions.

OUR land people stories, presented by Bangarra Dance Theatre, will showcase a new dance performance that explores the 1816 March of Macquarie; a historical chapter for Sydney’s Aboriginal community.

As one of the world’s most beloved ballets, The Nutcracker is sure to sell quickly in late November, with the show to be accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s famous score.

There’s also plenty of options for children, including The Peasant Prince, an adaption of Lu Cunxin’s autobiography, Mao’s Last Dancer; Snugglepot & Cuddlepie and Carnival of the Animals. 


OUR land people stories, presented by Bangarra Dance Theatre.

Shakespeare buffs will be well-catered for with Bell Shakespeare bringing classics such as Romeo and Juliet and Othello to the stage.

The collaborators from the multi-award winning production of Sweet Charity will return for the adaption of Little Shop of Horrors, while Letters to Lindy will be sure to get audiences talking with an exploration of the relationship between the public and one of the most iconic cases in Australia; Lindy Chamberlain.

Crowd favourite The Wharf Revue will also return for another year of laughs: organisers say to expect a “smorgasbord of satirical goodies.”

Collected Works 2016 tickets go on-sale 7pm, Monday 19 October. For the full schedule, visit


Laura Peppas

Laura Peppas is HerCanberra's senior journalist and communications manager and is the Editor of Unveiled, HerCanberra's wedding magazine. She is enjoying uncovering all that Canberra has to offer, meeting some intriguing locals and working with a pretty awesome bunch of women. Laura has lived in Canberra for most of her life and when she's not writing fervently she enjoys pursuing her passion for travel, reading, online shopping and chai tea. More about the Author

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