Love is Love & Imaginarium – Interview with Melbourne Playback Theatre Company


Gina and Dave sat down with Scott Jackson & Lenka Vanderboom, performers from Love is Love & Imaginarium 

Running on the evenings of the 17th and 18th of MarchLove is Love honours, investigates, and reflects on what love means to us as individuals. The recent postal survey regarding same sex marriage was a difficult and confronting process for many in the LGBTQIA+ and wider community, and Australia voted YES. Now it’s time to celebrate the outcome and take some time to share our stories of love.

Catering to ages 0 – 12, Imaginarium invites our littlest arts lovers to come and play in a supportive, safe space and experience the joy of Melbourne Playback by sharing their stories and having a team of professional actors and musicians bring them to life. Running on the 18th of March for two shows only, children are encouraged to remember the time they went to the beach, made a new friend, or even climbed a super high tree. The sky’s the limit with this wonderful event geared at involving children in delightful, freeing theatrical play.

“Melbourne Playback is really looking  forward to starting our year with these two events.”, adds Artistic Director,Rachael Dubois“We’re creating a wonderfully supportive space for people from the LGBTQIA+ and wider community with Love is Love. It’s a moment to share the difficulties and good experiences they had during the postal survey, a “community debrief”, if you will. To check in with people around us and take some time to reflect on how that public process affected us, for better or worse.  Imaginarium is a chance for kids to share stories from their lives and see the beauty and joy of those stories being turned into their very own tailor made show. It’s also a unique opportunity for big people and parents to hear children’s stories in a different way and see their kids shine.”

Melbourne Playback Theatre Company events are made up of real life accounts. Stories and experiences from audiences (inspired by the show theme) are invited to be shared and are then turned into one-off unique theatre works. Audience are invited to sit back, watch and enjoy, or share an experience and become a part of the show.

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March, 7:30pm
Tickets: $25 Full, $20 Concession and Full Time Students
Bookings: (03) 9481 9500 and online at
Venue: Northcote Town Hall – 189 High St, Northcote

Sunday 18 March, 10:30am and 2pm
Tickets: $50 Family of 4, $15 Full, Babies under 2 free
Bookings: (03) 9481 9500 and online at
Venue: Northcote Town Hall – 189 High St, Northcote