Theatre of the Winged Unicorn is an independent  creative theatre company, created by Elaine and Dennis Mitchell in 1993. It is located at Ceres in the Barrabool Hills west of the  beautiful bayside city of Geelong, Victoria, Australia. It has a varied program which includes original works, but favours work from the 19th Century classics,  namely adapations  from  Dickens, Eliot, Bronte, Hardy, Austen,the plays of Chekhov and Ibsen and some 1920’s comedies and thrillers by Noel Coward and Agatha Christie.  It has performed The Tempest, As You Like it, Two Gentlemen of Verona and All The World’s A Stage by William Shakespeare and produced musicals which include  the Gilbert and Sullivan operas  Pocket Patience, Iolanthe, The Gondoliers, an original piece  HMS Mikado and Lehar’s The Merry Widow.   Performances are held in the historic sandstone Ceres Hall (circa 1862) and in the Art Studio known as The Scarecrow Patch . The company also performs at Barwon Park Mansion at Winchelsea.

Ceres Temperance Hall (circa 1862)
Ceres Temperance Hall (circa 1862)

People interested in the work of this unique Theatre Company can request to be on the mailing list and be informed of future productions, performances and exhibitions by emailing Elaine at unicornceres@gmail.com

For people interested in the artists (actors or musicians)  for  functions or events please email the above address.

Looking East from the Hall

Barrabool Hills  – Ceres



The Carnival’s Not Over

Barwon Park – Winchelsea

2pm Sunday March 4th

Hailing from Geelong, The Geekers are a five piece troupe of actors and musicians who have joined forces to form a quirky band performing classic songs from The Seekers and other 60s bands.  With over 40 years of combined performing experience, The Geekers capture the beautiful vocal harmonies and melodies of 60s music and add their own flair and sense of fun. This group has sold out shows individually but have bought their best work to this quirky ensemble. Ellie and Joni Gardner’s incredible vocals backed by proficient instrumentalists and harmonies leave audiences singing these classic tunes for days. This band puts a smile on everyone’s face.  Featuring Ellie Gardner, Michael Leigh, Joni Gardner, Greg Chadwick and Ben Mitchell.

Celtic Dreaming

Barwon Park – Winchelsea

2pm Sunday March 11th

A selection of much loved Celtic music featuring magical combinations of voice, piano, guitar and cello.  Featuring Nadine Joy, Ellie Gardner, Carol Fogg, Joni Gardner, Ben Mitchell, Miriam Pohlenz and Kathryn O’Neill.

Devonshire Tea available for $5.00.  Bookings essential.

A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen

Ceres Hall

8pm – May 4th (Preview), May 5th, May 11th, May 12th, May 18th

2pm – May 6th, May 13th

5pm – May 19th

‘A Doll’s House’ is the play that made Henrik Ibsen famous across the world.  It is a masterpiece.  Written in 1879, nearly 140 years ago, its message is universal and current.  Its theme is the need of every individual to find out the kind of person he or she really is and to strive to become that person.  Ibsen knew what Freud and Jung were later to assert, that liberation can only come from within.  Ibsen declared that what he really wanted was “a revolution of the spirit of humankind!”