Adlib Entertainment was established in 1996 as a vehicle to produce Children's Musicals and Murder Mystery Nights written by Donna and Peter Dowler. Over the years, it has grown to provide many opportunities for Adults and Children to entertain and to be entertained. Now, through its work and reputation, Adlib is now able to offer many other worthwhile products such as Adlib Young Performers, in school programmes, script hire and the popular new Youth Impro Games. Adlib writes and develops all its own scripts and programmes which ensures that they constantly strive to provide new and exciting work for their performers and audiences.
Classes are held for drama, singing, film and TV.
Our Junior students are introduced to the skills of theatre performance, while developing their confidence as individuals. Through drama exercises and games, the children have heaps of fun while learning basic stagecraft, voice production, improvisation, character and teamwork.
As intermediates, the students are encouraged to create their own scripts, perform solo pieces, and work on longer pieces for entry into local One Act Play festivals. Focus is given to combining acting techniques that incorporate the body, emotions, character, and mime in improvisation and other performances.
As the students mature they are expected to work more independently. Performance pieces are an important part of this level with students devising, writing and directing their own scripts. They are required to utilise different aspects of theatre performance. This includes the students taking responsibility for the incorporation of music, costuming, lighting and props in their work.
Adlib Children's Theatre
Before film, television and the internet, live theatre created and inspired magic in children for 100's of years. In this spirit, Adlib Children's Theatre was created to ignite the spark and develop a love of watching, and being involved in, live performance for the young and the young at heart.
Over the past 12 years, Donna & Peter Dowler have written sixteen original award winning children's musicals and adaptations. Adlib has produced over 50 seasons of these musicals to thousands of children. Our productions are intimate, so that the children feel they almost part of the story. Imagine the look on your child's face as Peter Pan, Cinderella or Alice sit beside them to ponder their current predicament, and encourage their support to ensure that good will always win through. Adlib performers are experienced actors, with a passion for working with children, and the ability to tap into their own child within.
For many years now there has been an Adlib show produced every school holidays so that they are now an institution.
Located at the LLINC, Henry Street, Pakenham.