AMPLIFIED – MPTC and Sky Theatre Season


Melbourne Playback and SKY Theatre present

The Amplifiers + Live Large

A double bill about difference and possibility.

The Amplifiers by SKY Theatre follows three students of magic who face demons, curses and major headaches of bureaucracy. SKY Theatre is made up of skilled theatre-makers on the autism spectrum who bring their inside experience of navigating through the world to an adventure packed with spells and suits, Lebanese drumming and glam rock.

Live Large: Melbourne Playback Theatre Company explore what it means to live life to the full, and what gets in the way. This is theatre that springs from the audience’s experience – the results are moving, funny and surprising. If you’ve never seen Melbourne Playback in action, this is an amazing show to start with, as Sky Theatre’s performers join with Melbourne Playback’s critically acclaimed ensemble to turn the audience’s true stories into theatre on the spot. This opportunity to join with your community to explore all the ways of living is not to be missed.

Live Large bounces off the The Amplifiers to create performance that goes beyond looking at ability or difference. It opens up a conversation about the essential things that connect us all.

This project began when a director brought five amazing performers together to see what sparks would emerge. What happened was a jet of flame. Following this up with playback theatre turns this event into more than a performance – it’s a wild ride and the audience are all on it together.

“A visionary company” Theatrepeople

“Terrifically skilled” The Age

SKY Theatre is: Sarah Austin (actor, costuming), Ashleigh Beecham (actor), Lincoln Forbes (actor, graphic design), Michael Sibillin (acting, costuming, music), Joseph Samarani (acting, music) and Danny Diesendorf (director, dramaturgy). All contributors co-wrote The Amplifiers.

Proudly supported by the Darebin City Council’s Community Grants Program,

Additional support from The International Playback Theatre Network.

Fri 15th 2pm show will be Auslan interpreted



Friday 15th March 2pm* and 7pm

Saturday 16th March 2pm and 7pm

*Friday 15th March 2pm show will be Auslan interpreted


Northcote Town Hall
189 High St
Northcote, VIC


$29 / $25 / $20 children under 15

Book tickets here

Box Office Phone:
(03) 9481-9500 (extra charges apply)

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