Next week is Short+Sweet Hobart’s Opening week and it’s started with Program 1, 10 fantastic ten minute plays never seen before in Hobart including 4 new Tasmanian plays. 

The festival continues on Saturday with Program 2 which also has new Tasmanian plays and one memorable moment for a young, short and sweet Tasmanian actress.  Fourteen year old Zoe Melville has been going to one act play festivals with her Thespian Grand Parents, Mike and Helen Edwards since she could walk. Readers have no doubt seen Mike and/or Helen treading the boards in plays as recently as “The Phantom” at the Theatre Royal and “Waiting in the Wings” in 2013at the Playhouse and as far back as 1950’s Uni Revues.

Coming from a family involved in the performing arts in Tasmania for almost 60 years theatre was bound to be in Zoe’s blood.  This weekend will be an experience she’ll never forget, sharing her first mainstream on stage appearance with her grandparents, two of Hobart theatres stalwarts.

Festival Director Ros Peck says “This is absolutely one of the highlights of this festival for me, Zoe has been an audience member for so long and to see her finally on stage and with her Grandparents gives me goosebumps, I’m so happy for her”

The festival continues next week with Program 3 Tues – Friday finishing with the GALA preview and Showcase on Sat Oct 11 at 2.30 and 7.30.

Ros promises something for everyone… comedy, drama, romance and thrillers – and all in just 10 minutes!

Season: S+S Hobart 2014 has three programs of 10 plays. 

Program 1 Tues 30 Sep-Fri 3 Oct 7.30pm
Program 2 Sat 4 Oct 2.30pm/7.30pm
Program 3 Tues 7-Fri 10 Oct 7.30pm
Gala Preview and Showcase Sat 11 Oct 2.30pm/7.30pm

Venue: The Playhouse Theatre 106 Bathurst St, Hobart
Tickets: or at the door $20/25
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