The Potato Shed unveils a show-stopping 2024 program bursting with music, theatre, comedy, circus and cabaret

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The Potato Shed unveils a show-stopping 2024 program bursting with music, theatre, comedy, circus and cabaret

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Words by staff writer

Drysdale’s beloved Potato Shed has revealed its stellar program for 2024 combining music, storytelling, comedy, drama, captivating circus and extravagant cabaret.

Geelong’s Potato Shed has set the stage for an electrifying 2024 season, promising a blend of theatre, dance, circus acts, and music, all pulsating with the vibrant energy of local artists and touring companies.

Situated on the Bellarine Peninsula, the Potato Shed has earned its stripes as a multi-arts haven, consistently delivering world-class performances. The 2024 season launch, held on Wednesday, 6 December, was a dazzling affair featuring performances by cabaret maestros Issi Dye and Dolly Diamond, along with the poetic prowess of industry veteran Jane Clifton.

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With a reputation for hosting top-notch performances, the Potato Shed continues it’s vital role in supporting Australian performing artists with its carefully curated 2024 season, catering to all age groups and ensuring packed houses, much like the successful run this year.

The core 2024 season will kick off in February next year with the likes of specially curated music festival Americana On the Bellarine ’24, a stage adaptation of Rick
Springfield’s compelling and searing memoir, the New York Times best-seller, Late, Late at Night, in March, a sensational drag tribute dedicated to the legendary Tina
Turner in April, acclaimed drag cabaret YUMMY, and a spectacular lineup of tribute shows to iconic figures like Elvis, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond, and Dolly Parton.


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A standout in the 2024 program is the celebrated, ARIA-nominated, award-winning Indigenous singer and songwriter Emma Donovan. She’ll be gracing the stage in April with a concert featuring beloved classics and new compositions recorded in Gumbaynggirr and Noongar languages. Emma proudly is one of the First Nations artists, spearheading efforts to put traditional languages on the music map. She will also share stories, providing her audiences with an understanding of Country and community.

Returning with uproarious humour, the Women of Wit ’24 embark on a national tour, bringing laughter from female celebrities and emerging stars, a comedic feast produced by Comedy Victoria. Yep, the Women of Wit will be tickling your funny bones at the Potato Shed again in July.

In October, the charismatic husband-and-wife duo Frankie J Holden and Michelle Pettygrove will present a heartfelt show exploring life and love, ensuring an evening filled with laughter, while The Potato Shed welcomes drama enthusiasts with a playlist featuring compelling performances such as “SLAP.BANG.KISS!” by Dan Giovannoni, presented by the Melbourne Theatre Company, and Sally McKenzie’s theatre masterpiece, “Way.”

The Morning Showtime series, a hit with patrons, offers a delightful Tuesday morning show at 10:30 am, complete with morning tea. On 9 April, the stage will be set for “Beyond the Shadows,” a nostalgic journey through the hits of Cliff Richard and the Shadows.

Local group The Geekers will return to the Shed, paying homage to The Seekers and beyond, accompanied by dialogue from Colin Mockett OAM.

And for the 2024 school holidays, the Potato Shed promises a plethora of fun and interactive experiences for all ages. Pantomimes like “Mother Goose,” “Rapunzel,” and “321…Blast Off! The Next Chapter” by Shed residents Theatre 3Triple2 Inc. will keep the festive spirit alive.

This program is absolutely huge! We have no doubt you will be booking each and every show on the 2024 Potato Shed Season.

To download the full program, visit the Potato Shed website.