Author Archives: Dianna

Fire – first public reading of a 100 year old Australian play

It only took a century. On Sunday 29 October, as part of Gunning Arts Festival, Music Theatre Projects presented a reading of Millicent Armstrong’s long form play, Fire. The work was written in 1923, and published in serialised form in May 1923 in The Daily Telegraph. We presented our reading at Gunning Court House for […]

Drought and other Plays – tix on sale

Drought and Other Plays by Millicent Armstrong –  is coming soon to Yass, Cobargo, Merimbula and Lanyon Homestead, Tharwa, as part of Floriade 2023. Let us introduce you to the dramatic output of an amazing person – Millicent Armstrong – university educated, who lived in the Gunning/Goulburn region after her nursing service in WW1 in France, running a soldier settler farm, while writing astoundingly […]

Help us make excellent new work

We are running an EOFY year campaign with the Australian Cultural Fund to support the following activities:   1/ Touring “Drought and Other Plays by Millicent Armstrong” (with an initial one week tour pencilled in for September 2023 – we’ve had strong interest from rural and regional communities for this show) https://www.musictheatreprojects.com/productions/in-production/drought-and-other-plays-by-millicent-armstrong/   2/ Continuing to develop the musical “Camelia” (writing/creative […]

Mirage – under the umbrella of the National Multicultural Festival

London-based Egyptian film composer, singer & songwriter, Hayat Selim, on her first visit to Australia, will perform a concert at The Street on Thursday 16th Feb at 7.30pm. Her collaborative pianist is Dianna Nixon, who will also act as host of the Q and A which comprises the 2nd half of this concert, titled Mirage. […]