Magic May

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Geelong is the place to be this May when the city transforms into a cultural mecca, hosting performances from the best theatre companies and performers in Australia and overseas. 

Highlights include touring productions Globe to Globe Hamlet from London, Rotunda from New Zealand and Storm Boy from Sydney - all part of GPAC’s 2015 Deakin University Theatre Season. 

From May 21-23 GPAC will host the first full length work by The New Zealand Dance Company, Rotunda, a moving story about community spirit, that recognises Australia and New Zealand’s involvement in World War 1. The production features live music from our very own Geelong West Brass Band. 

Then from May 27-30, the centre will have the only Victorian shows of iconic Australian story Storm Boy presented by Sydney Theatre Company and Barking Gecko Theatre Company. The much loved story by Colin Thiele will be brought to life on stage with the help of exquisite puppetry.

In the same week, Shakespeare’s Globe will be in Geelong for the only Australian performances of Globe to Globe - Hamlet, with three performances in Deakin’s Costa Hall, on May 28 and 29. Part of an epic two-year world tour, the Geelong season will draw theatre lovers from around Australia and has already virtually sold out.

In addition to these unprecedented theatrical events, May will also see GPAC participate in Geelong After Dark, a festival of pop-up performances, art installations and happenings in the cultural precinct on Friday May 8.

Plus the Moscow Ballet will visit in May with Sleeping Beauty and there will be something for music lovers, with concerts by David Hobson & Rachael Beck and the ARIA award-winning Christine Anu

Melbourne Theatre Company will also visit Geelong in May as part of GPAC’s education program with I Call My Brothers, a powerful play about a notorious suicide bombing in Stockholm. 

Here’s the complete list of what’s on in May at GPAC….