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Carpe Diem - Ross Creek

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651 Sebastopol-Smythesdale Road
Ross Creek VIC 3351
Event Type: 
Woady Yaloak Primary School - Ross Creek Campus - School Hall
Event Organising Body: 
Golden Plains Shire Council
Phone Number: 
5220 7111
Event Fees: 
Gold coin donation at door


In partnership with Centre Stage Scripts and local health and community groups, Council is excited to host two live performances of Carpe Diem with actors John Wood and John Voce in Rokewood and Ross Creek.

Touring Australia since 2015, Carpe Diem is an award-winning contemporary portrayal of every day Australian men dealing with mental health challenges, focusing on the topics of health, grief, loss and depression. Stressing the importance of professional care in times of crisis, mateship and looking out for one another, the production is described as ‘a hilarious play with a serious message’.

Set in a fictional town in inland Australia, Carpe Diem portrays the friendship of Nev, a hard-working farmer and his stock agent friend John. Played by well-known actors John Wood, known from popular television series’ “Blue Heelers” and “Rafferty’s Rules”, and John Voce, from television’s “Downton Abbey”, “Dr Who” and “Miranda”, both characters have been impacted by the long-running drought and are each suffering from their own personal crisis.

Grab your tickets online today, and don’t forget your gold coin donation on the day!

This event is sponsored by Golden Plains Shire Coucil, Ballarat Community Health and the Ross Creek-Smythes Creek Community. 

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.