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Green Day’s American Idiot

Presented by Jopuka Productions in association with Red Tree Theatre, Sixt5 Productions and Peak Entertainment

The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical is based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes rock musical’s where they’ve never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line.

Content and Sensory Warnings

American Idiot contains smoke, haze, strobe, flashing and blinding lights, lasers, loud noises, strong sexual references, strong coarse language, depictions and references of drug use, depictions and references to self harm and suicide, depictions of smoking and vaping, depictions of domestic violence, and sex scenes.

The production also contains some derogatory language that Jopuka does not endorse or condone but remains in the work for historical integrity.

This production is strongly recommended for those 16+

March 10 – 25 2023 || Tickets Here

All About Women

Sydney Opera House’s All About Women (AAW) celebrates extraordinary thinkers, writers and artists, and poses vital questions about gender, equality and justice. In 2023, AAW enters its second decade with a program co-curated by Jamila Rizvi (she/her), Dr Amy Thunig (she/they), Jane Caro (she/her), and the Sydney Opera House Talks and Ideas team, led by Chip Rolley (he/him). Together they have created a lively and inclusive program to engage the curiosity of AAW’s audience of women and gender diverse people, and their allies.

The 11th festival honours women and girls who fight to be heard – from protesters in Iran, to pro-choicers in the US, to advocates everywhere who defend the silenced. We’ll explore friendship, family, and romance. We’ll cross cultures, genders and generations to learn what community means. We’ll find our voice, but we’ll also learn to listen. The line-up features a mix of international and local speakers, appearing in person on the stages of the iconic Sydney Opera House.

This all day event at Red Tree Theatre is for all ages and genders and patrons may come and go during the event.

Sunday March 12 10am – 6pm || Tickets Here

JD’s World Of Magic

‘JD’s World Of Magic’, is presented by International Award- Winning Magician Joel Howlett.

Joel has appeared on TV (Under Cover Boss, Today Show, Hey Hey Its Saturday, Mornings With Kerri Anne, NBN Telethon, The Disney Channel), performed Internationally (USA and NZ), given ‘Magic Lectures’ for his peers and in 2018 he won the CONDA (City Of Newcastle Drama Association) Award for “BEST THEATRICAL EVENT”!

This full length 90 min magical spectacular will feature mystifying sleight of hand magic of a calibre that is usually only seen overseas, in cassinos or on cruise ships!

Book your seat today before they ‘disappear’!!!

Thursday April 13th – 11am || Tickets Here

The Gods, The Gods, The Gods

The award-winning team behind international smash-hit shows ORPHEUS & EURYDICE, direct from The Sydney Opera House and The Adelaide Fringe

3 performers; 4 stories; 12 tracks; 1 show full of big beats, soaring melodies and heart-stopping spoken-word. Wright&Grainger call us to the crossroads where mythology meets real life. The Gods are gathering, and you’re invited.

★★★★★ “One of the great highlights of a decade of Fringe” SeeSaw

★★★★ “Euphoric” The Stage

★★★★ “Euphoric” British Theatre Guide

★★★★ “This is how you do immersive theatre” ThreeWeeks

“This is immediate interactive theatre at its best” Stage Whispers

“Captivating, electrify and brings the house down” Collage Adelaide

Previous awards: BEST THEATRE (Adelaide Fringe), BEST IN FRINGE (Dunedin Fringe), BEST THEATRE WEEKLY (FringeWorld), BEST MUSIC (Sydney Fringe)

THE GODS THE GODS THE GODS is a standing show, we invite everyone in to a dance floor in the middle of the room. If you need a seat, you’ll be very welcome to one, of course. Just chat to someone at the venue when you arrive.

Friday 7th April 9:30pm || Tickets Here

Ladies Day

Presented by Wyong Drama Group

Indulge in a heartwarming blend of earthy humor, unexpected twists, and introspective moments with Wyong Drama Group’s production of Amanda Whittington’s “Ladies Day”. Described by the Yorkshire Post as having “Yorkshire heart and soul” with the warmth of “Calendar Girls” or “The Full Monty”. Join four best friends from a Hull fish-packing plant as they celebrate at the Royal Ascot racing carnival, temporarily held in York in June 2005. Get ready for a hilarious journey filled with drinking, gambling, and deep secrets. Don’t miss this unique performance, coming to the Red Tree Theatre, Tuggerah in April. Presented by Wyong Drama Group and directed by their veteran actor Cathy DeVries.

Tickets include a 50c booking fee. Phone bookings incur a $2.50 booking fee.

For accesability seating please call 0421 817 274 between 11am – 2pm on Thursdays and Fridays. There is no booking fee for accesibility seats.

April 21 – 29 || Tickets Here

The Sound of Music

The world’s best-loved musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, is making a triumphant return to the coast in 2023! This highly acclaimed original production tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changed the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, and culminating the family’s flight across the Austrian mountains as tensions rise prior to the outbreak of World War II.

Directed by Joshua Maxwell || Musical Directed by Vivienne McLaren

Starring Sophie Booth as Maria Reiner and Daniel Widdowson as Captian von Trapp

For accesbility seating or booking assistance please called 0421 817 274

May 10 – 27th || Tickets Here

How did Red Tree Theatre get its name?

The Foundation was inspired by The Red Tree (2001), a picture book written and illustrated by Shaun Tan. Richly illustrated, it presents a fragmented journey through a dark world, with images inspired by the experience of depression. The main character is a lonely red-headed girl. A red leaf from a red tree follows the girl through her day, stating how she feels and depicting her worries. Almost unnoticed in each picture is a small red leaf, symbolising hope. At the end, the little girl stands smiling at a beautiful red-leafed tree growing in her bedroom. See The Red Tree.

Elderslee Foundation recognises the connection between participation in cultural activity and the arts and well-being. We believe that by calling our major performance space Red Tree Theatre, we are taking our place in the creative community of the Central Coast, encouraging social connection and community cohesion, and making a positive contribution to the health and well-being of the community.

The Foundation commissioned Grant Maloney, a local artist to give expression to our Red Tree Theatre, and it is his evocative and dramatic painting in the foyer of our Centre that patrons see upon entering this space. This beautiful artwork reminds us of our shared humanity and the powerful connection between the arts, hopefulness and well-being.