Saturday, 29 August 2015


Sun 1.30pm 6 Sept 

Tickets Adults $20. Students/Conc $15

Tickets are now on sale for CINEMA LIVE screening of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: AIDA– one of Sydney’s most spectacular annual events. The fourth year of Opera on Sydney Harbour features the full Opera Australia Chorus on stage together with international singers, and a magnificent live orchestra beneath! 

For 2015, Opera Australia has assembled a dream creative team with director Gale Edwards (Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Carmen (2013), La boheme, Salome), set and costume designer Mark Thompson (The Force of Destiny) and lighting designer Matt Scott (R
igoletto, Don Pasquale, La Sonnambula). Together they have created a magnificent production that will live long in everyone’s memories.

From its premiere in 1871 and throughout its long performance history, Verdi’s Aida is perhaps best-known for its outdoor performances. In the planning for more than a year, Opera Australia’s new production features almost 100 people on stage, 50 musicians in The Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra below the stage (affectionately referred to as “the Underworld”), and more than a few surprises in the much anticipated ‘Triumphal March’.

The spectacle of the production is intensified by the truly awe-inspiring lighting and sound, with lighting that shows Nefertiti to its most stunning effect, and a new ‘surround-sound’ system that will convince audience members that they are part of the action.

Opera Australia’s Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini said,
“This production of Aida has everything you want in an opera – fantastic music, dazzling performances from some of the world’s finest singers, an outstanding orchestra and a jaw-dropping set design. Plus, the story line will have people on the edge of their seats – drama, a love triangle, betrayal, intrigue, a trial – it has it all!

A rebellion is brewing on Egypt’s borders, and for both the oppressor and the oppressed, loves and loyalties are about to be tested.
Egypt needs a hero to lead their army, and the High Priest has chosen Radamès. Egypt’s fortunes will turn on his sword, but Radamès has a higher purpose. Through victory in battle, he hopes to win the hand of the beautiful slave girl Aida – handmaiden to the princess Amneris, and secretly, an Ethiopian princess.
Aida is torn between her love for the Egyptian hero and her despair for the country he must march against – her homeland.
And the Princess Amneris, who also desires Radamès, is beginning to have suspicions that her hero might prefer her slave…
As Radamès returns to Egypt in triumph, Aida is greeted with a terrible sight – her father, the King of Ethiopia, is among the slaves.
Just when all seems lost, the King of Egypt deals another blow: promising the triumphant Radamès his daughter Amneris’ hand.
On the banks of the Nile, the lovers arrange to meet one last time.
But the conquered Ethiopian King has a plan to save his country. Aida has to make a devastating choice.

In the darkness, the King’s plan, Aida’s conflicted heart and Radamès’ steadfast love collide in a devastating finale.

AIDA  run time is 2 hrs 37 mins, including 15 minute interval. 

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

VACATION [MA15+] Adventure, Comedy

VACATION  [MA15+]  99 min  |  Adventure, Comedy
  Thursday, Aug 20 6:30PM
  Friday, Aug 21 8:30PM
  Saturday, Aug 22 1:30PM  6:30PM
  Sunday, Aug 23 3:30PM
  Wednesday, Aug 26 10:15AM  8:30PM
  Thursday, Aug 27 9:00PM
  Friday, Aug 28 9:00PM
  Saturday, Aug 29 6:40PM
  Sunday, Aug 30 1:30PM
  Wednesday, Sep 2 9:00PM
  Friday, Sep 4 8:45PM
  Saturday, Sep 5 1:40PM;  6:30PM
  Sunday, Sep 6 1:40PM
  Wednesday, Sep 9 8:45PM  FINAL

Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to "Walley World" in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.

Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan M. Goldstein
Writers: Jonathan M. Goldstein, John Francis Daley
Stars: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo
PLEASE NOTE MA 15+: People under 15 MUST be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian over 18yrs for the duration of the film in the cinema. Parental permission to see film is not sufficient. Photo ID essential.

MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E [M] 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E  [M]  116 min  | Action, Adventure, Comedy
 Thursday, Aug 13    6:40PM
  Friday, Aug 14    8:45PM
  Saturday, Aug 15    1:30PM  6:40PM
  Sunday, Aug 16    3:45PM
  Wednesday, Aug 19    10:15AM  8:45PM
  Thursday, Aug 20    8:20PM
  Friday, Aug 21    6:30PM
  Saturday, Aug 22    8:20PM
  Sunday, Aug 23    1:30PM
  Wednesday, Aug 26    6:30PM  

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Director: Guy Ritchie
Writers: Guy Ritchie (screenplay), Lionel Wigram (screenplay)
Stars: Alicia Vikander, Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer

Fantastic Four (M) 2015

 Fantastic Four (M) 106 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  2015
Thursday, Aug 6                6:40PM
  Friday, Aug 7                    8:55PM
  Saturday, Aug 8              1:40PM;  6:40PM
  Sunday, Aug 9                 1:40PM;  3:30PM

 Wednesday, Aug 12      10:30AM;  6:40PM;  8:40PM
  Thursday, Aug 13           6:30PM
  Friday, Aug 14              8:50PM
  Saturday, Aug 15            1:40PM;  6:30PM
  Sunday, Aug 16               3:50PM
  Wednesday, Aug 19      10:30AM;  8:50PM
  Thursday, Aug 20      8:25PM
  Friday, Aug 21       6:40PM
  Saturday, Aug 22     8:30PM
  Sunday, Aug 23    1:40PM
  Wednesday, Aug 26    6:40PM  FINAL

Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
Director: Josh Trank
Writers: Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Jeremy Slater (screenplay)
Stars: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan

Charters Towers Eisteddfod 2015

Charters Towers Eisteddfod 2015
dance | music | art | drama
17-26 August 2015

The Charters Towers Performing Arts Festival was formed 15 years ago by a group of dedicated parents who wanted to give the young people of our community a chance to perform and to show The World the results of all their hard work and practice.

Over the years it has grown and evolved into what is now The Charters Towers Eisteddfod. Held in August every year and in 2013 attracted over 1500 entries from all across North Queensland who performed in Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Arts sections.

Tickets now on sale online and at The World Theatre:
Concession/Student/Child  $4 
Adult  $6.00
Day Pass $15 (3 sessions in one day)  

Season Pass = multiple sessions purchased at one time $5 per session

 MON 17 August   VISUAL ARTS from 8am
TUES 18 – WED 19 August    SPEECH & DRAMA
WED 19 – SUN 23 August     DANCE

 Check the schedule for more detail on individual sections

Friday, 21 August 2015


     HOT PURSUIT  [M]   87 min  |  Action, Comedy, Crime
Thursday, Aug 20    6:40PM
  Friday, Aug 21    8:40PM
  Saturday, Aug 22    1:40PM  6:40PM
  Sunday, Aug 23    3:40PM
  Wednesday, Aug 26    10:30AM  8:40PM  FINAL
An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

Director: Anne Fletcher
Writers: David Feeney, John Quaintance
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, Matthew Del Negro

Saturday, 15 August 2015

*Lucky Starr (I've been everywhere)* 2pm Sat 15 August 2015

*Lucky Starr (I've been everywhere)*
2pm Sat 15 August

Tickets just $15pp or groups 10+ $12pp

Tickets on sale NOW at the World Theatre whenever movies are showing (including nights and weekends) AND online (+$1)

Lucky Starr is one of the founding members of the Australian Pop Music Industry. A regular on television shows such as Bandstand and also hosted Six O’clock Rock for one season. He also made regular appearances on Mavis Bramston, Revue 60 – 61, In MelbourneTonight, Sing Sing Sing, plus many other entertainment shows.

In 1962 Lucky recorded a hit record “I’ve Been Everywhere”, which to date still remains one of Australia’s all time favourites. The record received the highest accolade in the music industry, the Platinum Award.

1963 saw Lucky performing in the United States on the Nevada Circuit, The Flamingo in Las Vegas, The Mapes in Reno and Harvey’s in Lake Tahoe. Also in the same year Lucky signed a recording contract with Dot Records in Los Angeles, releasing five singles. His agency was Coast
Artist, signing performers such as Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Rodgers and Billy Eckstein. As a result of his American trips, Lucky was invited to work the Hilton Hotel Chain world wide spending several years working these prestigious rooms.

Lucky was also the first Australian performer to entertain the troops in Vietnam; in fact paying his own way there and made five subsequent trips into the war zone. 2002 and 2003 saw Lucky touring with “Long Way To The Top”, an Arena Spectacular which toured Australia’s capitals and regional centres. The show featured the cream of Australia’s entertainers from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Due to its popularity it become the subject of an ABC
Television special.

Lucky’s style ranges from Rock & Roll, to Country through to Jazz and is in fact similar to the late great Bobby Darin. These days his polished performing style has him working full time in the business he loves.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015


 119 min  |  Drama, Romance

  Thursday, Aug 13 8:45PM
  Friday, Aug 14       6:40PM
  Saturday, Aug 15 8:45PM
  Sunday, Aug 16       1:40PM
  Wednesday, Aug 19 6:40PM  FINAL

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy (Tom Sturridge), a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.
Director:  Thomas Vinterberg
Writers:  Thomas Hardy (novel), David Nicholls(screenplay)
Stars:  Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen

TERMINATOR: GENISYS [M] 2D & 3D He's Back...

126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Thursday, Jul 30 8:45PM
Saturday, Aug 1 8:45PM
Wednesday, Aug 5 10:30AM
 Thursday, Aug 6    8:30PM
  Saturday, Aug 8    8:35PM  FINAL
Friday, Jul 31 8:45PM
Sunday, Aug 2 3:45PM
Wednesday, Aug 5 8:45PM
  Friday, Aug 7     6:40PM  FINAL

John Connor sends Kyle Reese back in time to protect Sarah Connor, but when he arrives in 1984, nothing is as he expected it to be.

Director: Alan Taylor
Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Patrick Lussier
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke


MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION  [M]  Action, Adventure, Thriller
  Thursday, Jul 30         6:30PM;  8:50PM
  Friday, Jul 31               6:30PM; 8:50PM
  Saturday, Aug 1           1:30PM;  6:30PM;  8:50PM
  Sunday, Aug 2             1:30PM;  3:50PM
  Wednesday, Aug 5     10:15AM;  6:30PM;  8:50PM
  Thursday, Aug 6         8:35PM
  Friday, Aug 7               6:30PM
  Saturday, Aug 8          8:30PM
  Sunday, Aug 9             1:30PM
  Wednesday, Aug 12    8:30PM

  Thursday, Aug 13        8:20PM
  Friday, Aug 14             6:30PM
  Saturday, Aug 15         8:20PM

  Sunday, Aug 16            1:30PM
  Wednesday, Aug 19     6:30PM  FINAL
 Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Writers: Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay & story)
Stars: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg

Tuesday, 4 August 2015


PAPER TOWNS  [M]  Sexual references | 109 min  |  Drama, Mystery, Romance

  Thursday, Aug 6             6:30PM
  Friday, Aug 7                  8:50PM
  Saturday, Aug 8             1:30PM;  6:30PM
  Sunday, Aug 9                3:50PM
  Wednesday, Aug 12       10:15AM;  6:30PM  FINAL
A young man and his friends embark upon the road trip of their lives to find the missing girl next door.

Director: Jake Schreier
Writers: John Green (author), Scott Neustadter (screenplay)
Stars: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams

Sunday, 2 August 2015

The Adventures of Figaro [LIVE] Wednesday, August 12 at 7pm

The Adventures of Figaro [LIVE]
Opera | Music Theatre | Comedy
Based on Rossini’s Barber of Seville

A new OperaQ performing version by Lindy Hume
and Craig Allister Young.

Wednesday, August 12 at 7pm

Featuring Charters Towers local community chorus - who will be on stage?

  --High-energy, colourful riot of sunny-Spanish madness--
Tickets A$25; Stud/Conc/group 10+ $20.

The World Theatre Charters Towers presents Opera Queensland’s production of The Adventures of Figaro based on Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Performing version by Lindy Hume and Craig Allister Young. This project is supported by The Playing Queensland Fund and arTour, initiatives of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts.

Duration: 110 minutes in total
Act 1 – 50 min
Interval – 20 min
Act 2 – 40 min

The Adventures of Figaro is a high-energy, colourful riot of sunny-Spanish madness in which performers sing, dance, act and play their way through a 90 minute version of Rossini’s much-loved opera, The Barber of Seville.

This madcap tale follows a lively Figaro as he attempts to help Count Almaviva (his former boss) rescue Rosina (the Count’s crush) from the romantic sights of the doddery Doctor Bartolo.
OperaQ’s Lindy Hume will direct her adventurous and dynamic new adaptation of Rossini’s much loved opera, The Barber of Seville accompanied by an effervescent new musical arrangement by Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Craig Allister Young.

The Adventures of Figaro features celebrated Queensland performers including Jason Barry-Smith in the title role as the famous barber, a dynamic ensemble of four singers and three musicians and award-winning Sandro Colarelli as the frazzled servant Fiorello.

This fast-paced, vibrant work performed in English is perfect for opera lovers and new comers alike.