1974 December “Babes in the Woods”, pantomime

Director: Joy Wiedersatz

1975 June “Many Moods of SPAT”, excerpt, choral verse

Director: Joy Wiedersatz

December “Cinderella”, pantomime

Director: Joy Wiedersatz

1976 April “Play Parade”, 3 x 1 act plays

Directors: Pat Simpson, Molly Billings & Dic Morgan

Producer: Joy Wiedersatz

July “No Coal Dumping”, Gilbert & Sullivan parody

Director: Joy Wiedersatz

December “Dick Whittington”, pantomime

Director: Joy Wiedersatz

1977 June “Spot on SPAT”, variety, play excerpts

Director: Joy Wiedersatz

December “Jack and the Beanstalk”, pantomime

Director: Joy Wiedersatz

1978 April “Night of Violent Theatre”, 2 x 1 act plays

Director: Rod Lander

August “One Hand Clapping”

Director: Joy Wiedersatz

December “Emperor of Trebizond”, musical play

Director: Rod Lander

1979 April “One Hand Clapping”, by Joy Wiedersatz,

Director: Rod Lander

Sept “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder,

Director: Lauren Mitsak

December “Platypus in Boots”, pantomime,

Director: Rod Lander

1980 May “Astonish Me”, 1 act play,

Director: Joy Wiedersatz

July “Harlequinade” & “Browning Version” 2 x 1 act plays,

Directors: Margaret Cruickshank and Debbie Galianus

December “A Christmas Story”, pantomime

Director: Tony Harvy

1981 April “Bush Night”, variety picnic supper

Directors: Yvenne Terkildsen & Christine Johnson

April “Arsenic and Old Lace”

Director: Margaret Cruickshank

December “Red Riding Hood” pantomime,

Director: Alan Collis

1982 April “The One Day of the Year” by Alan Seymour,

Director: Carol Foran

June Adult acting workshop – Gordon Streek
October “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, Youth workshop

Director: Alan Collis

December “A Mermaids Tale”” pantomime, by Viv Whittaker

Director: Rod Lander

1983 April “SPAT in Revue” variety/dinner

Directors: Christine Johnson and Jan Chipperfield

Catering: Lorraine Morgan

August “Love of Four Colonels” by Peter Ustinov

Director: Dic Morgan

September “Oh, What a Lovely War” Youth workshop

Director: Stephen Carr

December “Mother Goose”, pantomime

Director: Alan Collis

1984 April “Putting on the Ritz”, music/dance/dinner with SPAT Singers

Directors: Thea Harris & Rod Lander

Catering: Lorraine Morgan

July “Insect play”, Youth Workshop

Director: Rod Lander

August “Floating World” by John Romeril

Director: Mark Wilnott

December “Beyond the Yellow Brick Road”, musical play for children

Director: Thea Harris

1985 February “Here’s to the ‘Burgh”, play building workshop for Helesburgh Centenary Celebrations

Director: David Efraemson

May “Dimboola” by Jack Hibbert

Director: Rod Lander

May-July Youth Workshop

Director: Margaret Cruickshank

August “Not Now Darling” comedy

Director: Margaret Cruickshank

November “Venetian Affair” musical/dinner with SPAT Singers

Directors: Thea Harris and Rod Lander

Catering: Lorraine Morgan

December “Pirates at the Barn”, pantomime

Director: David Efraemson

1986 February “Daring Ditties and Dirty Deeds”, SPAT Singers

Directors: Thea Harris and Rod Lander

May “Bullshot Crummond”

Director: Rod Lander

July “Billy Liar”

Director: Erik Mitsak

August “A Collection of Short Pieces & Sleeping Beauty”, Youth Workshop

Director: Margaret Cruickshank

September “The Fantasticks”, musical

Directors: Lauren Mitsak and Thea Harris

December “The Owl and the Pussycat”, pantomime

Director: Sian O’Sullivan

1987 March “Victoriana” dinner/show with SPAT Singers

Directors: Thea Harris and Rod Lander

Catering: Lorraine Morgan

April Youth Workshop

Director: Margaret Cruickshank

June “Double Yolk, Hugh and Margaret Williams”

Director Margaret Cruickshank

July “Between Mouthfuls”, by Alan Ayckbourne
September “An Evening of Coward” with SPAT Singers

Directors: Thea Harris & Alan Collis

December “Cinderella” by Joy Wiedersatz, pantomime

Director: Mike Mitsak

1988 March “A Lasting Impression”, youth play building for Parkfest Bicentennial Celebrations

Director: Paul Barrs

April “Stockade” by Kenneth Cook, with Bulli High School

Director: Rod Lander

June Youth Workshop

Director: Margaret Cruickshank

August “Bananas and Other Monkey Business”, 4 x Australian short plays

Directors: Lauren Mitsak, Margaret Cruickshank & Liz Halkett

August “Bananas” and “The Forth Wall”

SPAT’s entries to Theatrefest Chatswood

September “Pastimes with Goode Company” Renaissance music/dinner/dance/show with excerpts from “Rosencrants and Guilderstern are Dead”

Helensburgh Community Centre, with Wollongong University’s Renaissance Players and SPAT Singers

Directors: Rod Lander, Thea Harris

Catering: Lorraine Morgan

December “Wind in the Willows” children’s play with music, from story by Kenneth Graham

Director: Margaret Cruickshank

1989 February “Musical Soiree” at Sonia Westwood’s home

Rod Lander and SPAT Singers

April Five one-act plays by Alan Ayckbourn

Director’s workshop

May “Mother Figure” by Alan Ayckbourn

Entry into 1-Act Play Festival, Zentih Theatre, Chatswood

Director: Janelle Hanley

June “The Real Inspector Hound” by Tom Stoppard

Director: Margaret Cruickshank

September “Orphans” drama

IPAC Wollongong, Proceeds to Illawarra Homeless Youth

Director: Lauren Mitsak

October “Under Milkwood” by Dylan Thomas

Director: Rod Lander

November Treetops garden party SPAT Singers and Sydney Technical College Boys High

Catering: Lorraine Morgan

Producer: Ruth Church

December SPAT Singers – Illawarra Choral Festival, Kiama
December “Frankenstein” pantomime by David Swan

Director: Brent Percy

1990 April “Auntie Mame” comedy

Director: Kevin James

June “Endgames” 1-act plays: “No Exit” by Jean-Paul Sartre, “Out of the Flying Pan” by David Campton and “Sorry Wrong Mumber” by Lucille Fletcher

Directors: Rod Lander and Ed Hills

July “Out of the Flying Pan” and “No Exit”

Entries in Port Maquarie Play Festival

SPAT winner Best Production

4 nominations for best Actors

July “Dido & Aeneas”, opera by Purcell

University Singers, SPAT Singers, orchestra and principals from Sydney Motet Choir

Director: Rod Lander

December “Alice in Wonderland” musical play for children

Director: Sian Morgan

Producer: Maura O’Sullivan

1991 February “Big Al’s Birthday” dinner/dance with cabaret, Helensburgh Community Centre,

Director: Janelle Hanley

Producer: Sonia Westwood

Caterer: Lorraine Morgan

April “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” by Tom Stoppard
September “Here to Save You, but Not Sure from What” a revue at Coledale by Kevin James

Director: Kevin James

Musical Director: Thea Harris

December “Dick Whittington” panotmime
1992 April “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare at Wollongong University

Director: Ed Hills

November “Divertimento – Musical Soiree” at Hillcrest House

Director: Lindy Sharp

December “Scrooge” Australian translation by Lisa Skene

Director: Margaret Cruikshank

Musical Director: Judy Riley

Producer: Sue Scott

1993 May “Nacheral Gentleman”, local playwright

Coledale Senior Citizen’ Centre and Woonona/Bulli RSL

Director: Lauren Mitsak

“Time and the Conways” by JB Priestly

Director: Mark Wilmott

December “Marriage at Botany Bay”, by Adam Blackshore
1994 April “The Dining Room” by A. R. Gurney

Director: Taina Maleen

December “The Blue Hole”, by Erik Mitsak

Director: Damion

December “Pinocchio” pantomime adapted by Bruce Carr

Director: Margaret Cruikshank

1995 May “Heddar Gabler” by Ibsen

Director: Taina Maleen

1996 April “An Evening of Cowards”, youth musical play

Directors: Lauren Mitsak, Thea Harris

June “Virtues, Vices, and Victuals”

Director: Tanya Leach

September “Diving for Pearls” by Katherine Thomson

Director: Mark Wilmott

December “Jock & The Golden Lyrebird”, by Cameron Sharp

Director: Stacey Bale

1997 April “Over the Top” youth musical

Directors: Lauren Mitsak

June “Play On”, comedy

Director: Kevin James

December No pantomime! Variety show
1998 December “Hansel and Gretel and the Three Pigs” by Cameron Sharp

Directors: Stacey Bale and Thea Harris

1999 April Youth Workshop – Story Telling

Director: Erik Mitsak

April Start of SPAT Film, Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton silent

Piano: Elida Dickson

April SPAT Singers perform for Heritage Week celebrations, Stanwell Park
April SPAT Dance – Old Time at Helensburgh Community Centre
May SPAT Singers perform for Thirroul Seaside Arts Festival
June “Pushin’ Up Daisies” by Terence Crawford

Director: David Efraemson

August SPAT 25th Birthday party, retrospective,

Directors: Thea Harris and Janelle Campbell

September 3 x 1-Act plays, “Facing the Truth” by Xenia Natalenko, “Louis and Dave” by Norm Foster

Director: Ed Harris

December “The Ugly Sisters’ Adventure”, pantomime, by Cameron Sharp

Director: Joshua Reed

2000 June “Music Hall” musical with 1-act play “To Love a Lamp Boy” by Dic Morgan

Directors: Dic Morgan and Sonia Westwood

December “Snow White Strikes Back” pantomime by Cameron Sharp

Director: Olivia Duval

2001 May “Shakespeare Revue”

Directors: Dic Morgan and Sonia Westwood

September “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” an outdoor performance

Director: Wendy Regan

December “Aladdin Down Under” pantomime by Cameron Sharp

Director: Cory Newman

2002 March “Gentle Tiger Burning”, by James Michael Langley

Director: Lauren Mitsak

June “What the Butler Saw”, by Joe Orton

Director: Van Badham

December “Goldilocks & the Three Fiery Koalas”, by Cameron Sharp

Director: Cory Newman

Producer: Brian Hiscocks

2003 January Youth Workshop

Director: Wendy Regan

April “Pig Kazoo”, by Cameron Sharp, playwriting competition winner

Director: Lajos Hamers

September “Wind in the Willows” by Graham Greene

Directors: Cory Newman and Rosie Catalano

December “The Princess and the Lobster Potter”, by Cameron Sharp

Director: Lisa Divall and Sally Redman

Producer: Penelope Wood

2004 April TheatreSports

Director: Corey Newman

July “Youth Workshop”

Director: Wendy Regan

August “Our Towne – Thirty Years of SPAT” by Eric Alexander

Director: Eric Alexander

December “Tunnel of Love”, by Cameron Sharp

Director: Lajos Hamers

2005 January “Youth Workshop”

Director: Wendy Regan

February Progressive Dinner, SPAT Singers

Producer: Sonia Westwood

June SPAT Trivia Night;

Producers: Penelope Wood and Wayne Turner

July “Youth Workshop”

Director: Wendy Regan

December “Antarctica Ho!” by Cameron Sharp

Director: Natalie Griffin

2006 March “TheatreSports”

Director: Cory Newman

June “The Magic Flout”

Director: Rod Lander

October “Kindly Keep It Covered”

Directed by Jennifer Woolsey

December “The Cucumber Crisis”

Directed by Sally Redman; written by Cameron Sharp

2007 March “Festival of Mud” – community event organised by David Mitsak
December “Robinson Crusoe”

Directed by Jennifer Woolsey

2008 January “Children’s workshop”

Directed by Cameron Campbell

March “Love Lies”

Written, directed and performed by David “Ratsack” Mitzak

June “3 One Act Plays”

Directed by Kevin James, Lauren Mitzak & Jennifer Woolsey

December “Santa in Space”

Directed by Jennifer Woolsey

2009 April “Tango in the Park”

Organised by Wayne Turner

June “Seasons Greetings”

Directed by Jennifer Woolsey

December “A Mermaid’s Tale”

Directed by Rod Lander

2010 July “Three One-Act Plays”

Directed by Jennifer Woolsey, Cameron Campbell & Lauren Mitsak

December “Rudolph Runaway Reindeer”

Directed by Rebecca Barrow & Cameron Campbell ,

written by Cameron Sharp

2011 January “Lisa and Jasmine Save Fairyland”

Workshop written & directed by Bernadette Le Mesurier

August “Kindly Leave the Stage”

Directed by Jennifer Woolsey

December “Puss in Boots”

Directed by Mark Rylander

2012 January Children’s Workshop

Written & directed by Inez Playford

May “Murder in the House of Horrors”

Directed by Wayne Turner

June “Victoriana”

Directed by Rod Lander

December “The Three Musketeer’s” pantomime

Directed by Kelly-Maree Michael

2013 April “Theatre Games Evening
May “Love Lies”

Written, directed and performed by David “Ratsack” Mitzak

August “Three One Act Plays”

Directed by Bernadette Le Mesurier, Tom Peach & Lauren Mitsak

September “La Triviata – Verdi Undone”

Directed by Rod Lander

December “Blazin’ Suns” pantomime

Written by Kelly-Maree Michael Directed by Inez Playford & Wayne Turner

2014 May “Best Of Shakespeare”

Directed by Tom Peach

June “Sins and Sensibilities”

Directed by Rod Lander

November SPAT’s 40th Anniversary Show

Directed by Wayne Turner

December “Babes in the Woods”, 40th Anniversary pantomime

Director: Lauren Mitsak

2015 April “Three One Act Plays”

Directed by Bernadette Le Mesurier, Tom Peach & Cameron Campbell

October “Beasts and Bedlam”

Directed by Rod Lander

December “The Most Incredible Thing”

Directed by Lauren Mitsak

2016 August “Geri and the Pacemakers”

Directed by Rod Lander

September “Bullshot Crummond”

Directed by Rod Lander

December “Wish for a Wife”

Written and directed by Bernadette Le Mesurier