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  • FAME

    BankstownTheatre | August 18 - 27, 2017

    Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984), FAME – THE MUSICAL is a bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work. With candour, humour and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today: issues of prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.

  • "I’d Rather Goya Robbed Me of My Sleep than Some Other Son of a Bitch" by Rodrigo García

    NewtownTheatre | August 22 - September 2, 2017

    A dissolute father has a master plan to educate his sons: at night, break into the Prado Museum to see Goya’s black paintings while eating chorizo, drinking scotch and sniffing coke. On the side, fly in a hip philosopher from Germany as their guide. Sixty minutes of provocation and screaming to survive. Anything but f…king Disneyland!

    Rodrigo García’s seminal work "I’d Rather Goya Robbed Me of My Sleep than Some Other Son of a Bitch" will introduce local audiences to one of Europe’s premier playwrights and his political, powerful, violent and extremely controversial style.

    This one man show is set to challenge the ideals we hold true with“an explosive mix of vitality and disarray” - Libération, France

    “Rodrigo García’s argument for the soothing power of high art is expressed with crackling energy.” - The Guardian, UK

    DATES 22 August - 2 September 2017 / Tuesday to Saturday @ 8 pm / Preview 22 August
    DURATION 60 minutes
    VENUE The Old 505 Theatre / 5 Eliza St, Newtown NSW 2042
    TICKETS $45 Premium Adults / $40 Adults / $30 Concession & Under 30 / \'Pay what you want\' Preview
    INFO/BOOKINGS www.old505theatre.com or Email: venue505@mac.com

  • Modern Jesus

    MarrickvilleTheatre | August 23 - September 2, 2017

    Have you ever been stuck in a cycle that felt like one trivial thing or day after another? Ever thought there’s got to be more to life than this? Charlie has. Charlie is the main character in “Modern Jesus,” Fledgling Theatre Co’s latest production to hit Sydney’s independent theatre circuit.

    Charlie works at a local supermarket. She is entirely dissatisfied with her life to date. In a moment of pure frustration she assaults a charity collector who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. This moment of liberation leads to Charlie losing her job, but also ignites her desire for change and rebellion. Modern Jesus is a play about the line between idealism and extremism and how easy it is for the two to blur.

    This is Fledgling Theatre Company’s second Australian offering. The company was founded in 2015 by a group of friends and alumni who met studying at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. An international company with bases in both London and Sydney, they aim to create raw and visceral stories that explore all facets of the human condition.

    “Modern Jesus” runs from 23 Aug – 2 Sept at Marickville’s The Depot Theatre. Come witness the revolt!

  • Master and Pupil

    NewtownTheatre | September 14 - 16, 2017

    A moving exploration of what it means to become an artist through words and Baroque composition. Inspired by the French novel Tous les Matins du Monde, actor James Fraser (The Water Diviner, Devil’s Playground) and Jenny Eriksson of The Marais Project have devised a unique performance experience.


  • A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire

    MelbourneTheatre | October 10 - 15, 2017

    A FINE ROMANCE: The Magic of Fred Astaire – Melbourne Season Announced

    ‘Can’t sing, can’t act, slightly balding, can dance a little’

    After playing to full houses and dazzling crowds across Australia, finally Melbourne audiences will get the chance to see A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire, playing at Chapel off Chapel from 10 October 2017 for a strictly limited season.

    It is 30 years since the passing of Fred Astaire, and to celebrate his life, Melbourne independent theatre company JTM Productions is bringing back the old world glamour and charm of the 30’s and 40’s in an all singing, all dancing tribute to the man who went on to become the most famous dancer of all time.

    Starring Joe Meldrum and Imogen Moore, together with Daniele Buatti on piano and a jazz ensemble, A Fine Romance recreates the legendary dance routines of the era and takes the audience from Fred’s humble beginnings on Broadway, all the way to his Hollywood days and on screen romances with his many leading ladies, including Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Hayworth and of course Ginger Rogers.

    A Fine Romance is a show with a big heart, capturing the story of a dancing legend and an all-round entertainer who was and still is, adored by millions of fans around the world.

    With beautiful costumes, plenty of glitz, extraordinary dancing and of course, the timeless music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, with songs including The Way You Look Tonight, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off, Cheek to Cheek, Puttin on the Ritz, Top Hat, That’s Entertainment and more, this show has something for everyone.

    Be prepared to walk away with a smile on your face, a spring in your step and humming some glorious tunes.

    A Fine Romance: The Magic of Fred Astaire plays at Chapel off Chapel from 10 October 2017.

  • DIVA
    DIVA

    SydneyMusic | August 25, 2017

  • DIVA
    DIVA

    SydneyMusic | August 25, 2017

  • In Real Life
    In Real Life

    DarlinghurstTheatre | September 15 - October 15, 2017

  • Cause Celeb
    Cause Celeb

    480 Elizabeth StreetTheatre | September 17, 2017

  • Self
    Self

    Melbourne Theatre | September 21 - October 1, 2017

  • Velvet
    Velvet

    SydneyTheatre | October 21 - 27, 2017

  • Wizard of Oz
    Wizard of Oz

    BrisbaneTheatre | November 4 - December 2, 2017

  • Silent Night
    Silent Night

    DarlinghurstTheatre | November 10 - December 10, 2017

  • Wizard of Oz
    Wizard of Oz

    SydneyTheatre | December 30, 2017 - February 3, 2018

  • GREASE
    GREASE

    SydneyTheatre | January 20, 2018