Season 2024 kicks off at the Potato Shed

Jackson Carroll as Rick Springfield in Late, Late at Night. (Ivan Kemp)

The Potato Shed will host three very different shows over the next three weeks as its 2024 program kicks into gear.

Internationally renowned classical pianist and comedian David Scheel will perform his award-winning show Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player on Sunday, February 25 for the first show of the season.

Scheel’s show, which began as a dare but which he has performed across the world for the past 15 years, displays his mastery of the piano as well as his comedic ability and talent for mimicry.

The show includes a miniature concerto of the 20 worst tunes ever written, folk songs played in the style of classical masters and witty commentary on modern life.

The following week, the Potato Shed will play host to another work of playwright Keiran Carroll, a pop-rock stage adaption of Rick Springfield’s autobiography.

Late, Late at Night, showing on Sunday, March 3, follows the rollercoaster ride of Springfield’s life, from his humble beginnings in Australia and Britain to his meteoric rise to stardom and the struggles he encountered at the top.

The show features rising star Jackson Carroll, who will perform over 20 Springfield hits from the 1980s through till the present day.

“Late, Late at Night is an epic journey of a Melbourne suburban boy whose journey to fame and fortune came with large personal costs,” playwright Kieran Carroll said.

On Thursday, March 7 audiences are invited to step back in time to 1946, where returning Aboriginal soldier Frank Doyle battles prejudice and discrimination in his search for a better future.

Written and directed by Noonuccal Nuugi man Wesley Enoch AM, acclaimed musical The Sunshine Club shines a spotlight on the resilience, hope and joy of post-war Australia and includes 28 original songs composed by John Rodgers.

Book tickets at or call the box office on 5251 1998.