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Australia's first and only Sondheim repertory company, Watch This is a bold, grass-roots organisation presenting outstanding, sophisticated musical theatre to audiences in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Our ambition and commitment to the highest production/ performance standards attract teams of wonderfully talented artists and creatives.

Heading into our ninth year, we've garnered an enviable reputation in a highly competitive field, boasting twenty-seven Green Room Award nominations with four wins, alongside multi-million dollar commercial and state sponsored productions. We have also broken ground by successfully touring full-scale musicals to regional centres.

We are passionate about creating exciting, immediate theatrical experiences for theatre-goers. We are also committed to ensuring that these experiences are available to as many people as possible - a philosophy that informs the relatively simple matter of ticket pricing to more complex touring proposals.

Past productions include Assassins, Pacific Overtures, Company, Merrily We Roll Along, A Little Night Music. Sunday in the Park with George and most recently, Into the Woods. All projects to date have been made possible by the generosity of the Lyngala Foundation and other visionary individuals/ organisations, including the Opera & Arts Support Group and Robert Salzer Foundation. Since 2016, Watch This has recently been included on the Register of Cultural Organisations - an incredible endorsement of our contribution to the sector.  

To Support our dynamic and visionary organisation, we invite you to make a tax deductible donation today!

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 2023

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Reviews are in! Final performance next Sunday!

Don't miss the final week of performances - see what reviewers are raving about!

This production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum from the Watch This company is delightful entertainment – great performances, polished direction and songs you can remember the next day (and longer).

Stage Whispers

Hillman's cast is such an assortment of shape, size, faces and athleticism that each of the ensemble's idiosyncratic roles are catered for and, overall, carried off successfully. It really isn't difficult surrendering to Hillman's idea.

Australian Arts Review

Making theatre a happy and joyous place to spend time in. If you want a fun night out, this show is the one to see... What was very clear about this production, is that they cultivated a stacked cast. All 10 actors shone in their respective roles and showed how much talent can be found in Melbourne if you're willing to look beyond familiar faces.

You Should See It Melbourne

Packed full of slapstick satire and bawdy jokes, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a breathe of fresh air delivered by theatre company Watch This. The all female-identifying cast are packed with talent, and Mel Hillman's fast paced and upbeat direction delivers a flawless performance.

R L Smith Writing

Making its debut and for a limited time only at Melbourne's Chapel Off Chapel, is the high energy, and hilarious production... The cast were simply brilliant from start to finish. It was difficult to spot any flaws in their performance, especially given some played multiple characters with different accents and costumes making the seamless transition within seconds.

Melbourne My Style

...this one says something new and current rather than engraving old patriarchal tropes even deeper into our psyche. Oh, and yes, it is very funny. Literally a laugh a minute.

What Did She Think

The ear-worm of the famous opening number, Comedy Tonight, showcases the cast's incredible diversity and the power of their combined vocals.


Director Melanie Hillman and musical director Trevor Jones have given us a fun-filled, smile inducing night of entertainment.

The Blurb

Leading the way are Gorman who is a most energetic and enthusiastic Pseudolus and O'Brien who is very funny as naïve Philia. Also worthy of praise is the very hard-working Kristie Nguy who plays numerous characters.

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Mel & Dean
Watch This Co-Artistic Directors