Category Archives: Promos

15 Apr

The Cafe Sessions

Call for audience members!

Help FAM test their new touring work in development

Presenting live theatre in everyday places

Please call venues direct to reserve your seat

Enjoy a food platter & beverage $15

(Donation for performances appreciated)

6.30pm for 7pm start

Bookings Essential

Bright: Mon 18 April @ Food Wine & Friends 03 5750 1312

Porepunkah: Tue 19 April @ Punkah Pantry 0411 705 992

Harrietville: Wed 20 April @ Bella’s Café 03 5759 2781



The Old Bridesmaids by Pauline Thompson

Barb and Jane are reluctantly roped into being bridesmaids for their friend Mary’s third wedding. We meet them at the end of the reception…… (language warning)

Barb – Robyn Downey Jane – Jenny Packham

Date Mate Dating Agency by Pauline Thompson

Helen has a 75% success rate of matching mates at Date Mate. Will Olive find a man?

Helen – Fiona Yagmoor Olive – Pauline Thompson


06 Dec

Sideshow Alley Returns

Has Fabio the Strongman met his match?

Has Fabio the Strongman met his match?

The show that keeps on giving!

Be Entertained be amazed this Summer holidays when Sideshow Alley (M) returns to Avalon House Harrietville in January 2016.

Saturday 2 & 9 January 8.30pm



Book Now! Early Bird tickets $18 available now until Monday 28 December, then tickets will be $25 Adult $20 Concession

(Rated M)

08 Nov

Thanks to Bright P-12 College

Marjorie Davies (Pieta Swann)

Marjorie Davies (Pieta Swann)


Evelyn Davies (Jenny Packham) Mrs Tobias (Pauline Thompson)












Thank-you FAM for a great performance today.  A powerful perspective on women during war.  My boys found it interesting as they’d never thought about it that way.” Sally Cocks Bright

We enjoyed our October performance of On the Home Front at the Bright Stadium with students, staff and members of the community.

While the play is very moving there were some lighter moments as “Marjorie Davies” learned about drenching and crutching sheep. One student was overheard giving great detail of crutching to friends after the performance.

Many thanks also to Bright RSL for their support with Warren Barnard’s introduction.

Please contact FAM if your school or community would like an opportunity to host a performance of On the Home Front in 2016.


16 Sep

Sniff, Fluff & Clara 2016

FAM is eagerly awaiting news from Australia Post’s Our Neighbourhood Small Business Grants. If successful FAM will receive financial assistance to purchase equipment and marketing materials to promote and perform Sniff, Fluff & Clara to Victorian and Border Region pre schools, kindergartens and primary schools in 2016 and beyond.

We’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear more by end of September early October.

In the meantime Sniff, Fluff & Clara will keep rehearsing and bring this dynamic interactive show to festivals and school holiday entertainment venues.


FAM Events Sniff Fluff Clara PR Pics Med

16 Sep

On the Home Front – 5 Oct 2015

Winter is finally over and FAM rehearsals are under way for On the Home Front our ANZAC  inspired play. The play has evolved through the development stage following  last year’s preview performance with Q & A session at our local Bright RSL Sub Branch and now FAM will perform the play  at  Bright P-12 College Stadium, Monday 5 October, 12.30pm Community  members welcome – Gold Coin donation.

On the Home Front Fam Title

View scenes from the play

This original play by Pieta Swann BA (Educational Theatre), Grad Dip Ed  is about the experiences of three Australian women as their loved ones serve during WWI.

Using historical newspaper reports, songs, letters and poems the play reflects upon the start of the Great War in 1914 to the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915 when the ANZAC legend was formed.

The performance presents history in a dynamic way through the intermingling of historical facts, personal stories and engaging performers. It is designed to inform and inspire students’ (audiences’) imaginations.

While the subject matter of the play is aligned to the Australian National Curriculum outcomes for students in years 6 and 9 it is a wonderful opportunity to provide context to all students and community members for the ANZAC commemorations that will take place locally, nationally and internationally in 2015.

20 Mar



A special fundraiser event.

Saturday 11 April 2015 – Avalon House Great Alpine Rd Harrietville

Frustrated Artistic Mothers FAM Events & Productions
Proudly supporting
Assistance Dogs for Combat Stress & Physical/Mental Illness.
Help raise funds to train dogs to support our serving & ex-serving Australian Defence Force members dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
6 -7.45pm    Wood fired pizzas $16  Join in the games and fun pre show.
8.30pm         SIDESHOW ALLEY CABARET (M) $25
Tickets available NOW online 
Tickets also available in person from Monday 23 March
Country Collectables Ireland St Bright
Mount Beauty Newsagent 16 Hollands St.

Fundraiser Event Dogs for Young Diggers 11 April 2015

20 Oct

FAM Presents to Mount Beauty Probus Club

Its been so busy I forgot to thank the Mount Beauty Probus group for inviting me to speak a few weeks back.

They were warm and welcoming. I introduced my self as a “frustrated Thespian” hilarious thing was my mic technique wasn’t up to scratch, it cut out a little and a gentleman didn’t hear me correctly and thought I said I was a “frustrated lesbian!” Classic!

He has given me permission to use that story as my opener next time I present.

I noted a couple of frustrated Thespians among the the group I might add.

Thank you to Eleni Wood for the opportunity.

20 Oct


Busy times for FAM!

Also rehearsing our 2015 ANZAC Centenary Play ON THE HOME FRONT and will stage a special preview performance at the Bright RSL Sub Branch Inc. for members, community and students involved in the RSL/Bright P-12 College  “My Great War Hero” Project.

FAM hopes to secure an ANZAC Centenary Arts Grant to tour this play to schools and small communities during Feb – Sep 2015 for a nominal charge.

We welcome any financial support from individuals, organisations and business.