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  • Only 4 performances

“I've decided to be normal. How hard can it be?”

MR. MELANCHOLY by Matt Cameron

Director: Morgan Clyne

Assistant Directors: Joseph Manning, Sydney Davies

March 13 to 15

Mr. Melancholy is a comic parable about a hermit, living with two other hermits, in a lighthouse without a light who blissfully collect the wreckage of ships that crash on their island's treacherous rocks.

The trio engage in senseless routines:
- Ollie, the lighthouse keeper, is stealing the beach bucket by bucket;
- Enzo, the caretaker, is growing a milk moustache and talking to a ventriloquist's dummy, and
- Margot is interested in marrying death-prone fish and watching dust settle.

When Dolores, a circus clown who only wants to be serious, washes up onto the beach – life begins to change.

Our senior acting class members will present this delightful, whimsical comedy with deftly witty dialogue as a short run season.

Running time

Approximately 1 hours and 45 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

Ticket Prices

All tickets: $18
Special discounts for large groups over 20 – contact info@maitlandreptheatre.org for more details


PG - recommended for ages 13+ Adult Concepts


Bookings open mid February 2020 when you can book online or call 0466 332 766 (10 - 3 daily).
Note that Mr. Melancholy is not part of our 2020 Season Ticket program.


Morgan Clyne

Assistant Directors

Joseph Manning, Sydney Davies

The Cast

Ollie - Campbell Knox
Delores - Gabrielle Johns
Margot - Sophia Minter
Enzo - Imogen Langham

Performance Dates/Times:

Evenings at 8:00pm:
Friday 13, Saturday 14

Matinees at 2:00pm:
Saturday 14, Sunday 15

Doors open 30 minutes before performances

This production has been licensed through the Australian Script Centre.