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43 events.

  • The Big HOO HAA!

    MelbourneTheatre | June 12 - December 1, 2017

    Fast, furious and funny, The Big HOO-HAA! is Melbourne's longest-running and best-loved weekly impro comedy show. Starring a who's who of Melbourne's finest comedians, every Friday night The Big HOO-HAA! ensemble dazzles audiences with its unique brand of high-octane impro, killer punchlines and sizzling (and occasionally fizzling) one-liners. Hosted by The Butterfly Club in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, two teams, the Hearts and the Bones, battle for comedic supremacy before your very eyes, armed with only audience suggestions and a handful of props as they leave no song unsung, no joke undelivered and no pun unpunished in their mad dash for the punchline. Every Friday night at 8pm at the Butterfly Club. https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/the-big-hoo-haa

  • Improvised Tales

    North MelbourneTheatre | June 24 - July 22, 2017

    Not all stories have happy endings …

    Join us in a land of magic, love, castles and pure evil. Where villainous kings reign and you must always be careful what you wish for.
    Inspired by the original stories from the Brothers Grimm, Improvised Tales takes you back to a time when the shadows had demons, and the devil could take any shape he liked. Exploring the dark and often macabre side to fairy tales where love can lead either to despair or true happiness and even your family can’t be trusted. These tales are not for the faint-hearted and the endings are unknown… will love and faith win ?
    Join our story teller and actors and let us transport you to an improvised world of trolls and princesses, talking beasts and deep desires.
    Directed by Katherine Weaver, with a cast from the Impro Melbourne Company, accompanied by Pan Reed on keyboard.
    “A skilled team of professionals on a mission to educate audiences about this very interactive form of theatre” – Weekend Notes

  • Technicolor Life by Jami Brandli

    MarrickvilleTheatre | July 26 - August 12, 2017

    The Australian premiere of the award winning US play TECHNICOLOR LIFE by Jami Brandli vividly explores through the female gaze how families cope when a wounded soldier returns home and attempts re-entry into ‘civilian life’.

    TECHNICOLOR LIFE is a bold, moving and magical celebration of life, love and missing parts. Billie, a young Iraq War soldier, loses her left hand and is sent home. Billie’s book smart teenage sister, Maxine, with the help of her new imaginary friends - Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - and her mother, Susan, attempt to help Billie, but she refuses to talk about her war experience. Billie and Maxine’s grandmother, Franny moves into the household bringing her twenty wigs, love for old American musicals, wine coolers and cigarettes. Franny has a plan for a good-bye party that threatens to tear the family even further apart.

    “As colorful as its title implies...Technicolor Life is like a bold burst of cherry red.” - MD THEATRE GUIDE

    The critically acclaimed world premiere of TECHNICOLOR LIFE was presented by Rep Stage as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival in Maryland in 2015. This Australian premiere is part of The Depot Theatre’s 2017 Season. The production is directed by co-artistic director, Julie Baz and designed by fellow co-artistic director, David Jeffrey with lighting designer, Mehran Mortezaei. The musical and choreographic elements are directed by Robert Allan. The show features a terrific line up of some of Sydney’s best indie theatre talent, including Amy-Victoria Brooks, Nyssa Hamilton, Michael Harrs, James Martin, Tasha O’Brien, Cherilyn Price, Emily Sulzberger and Cherrie Whalen-David.

    “A young playwright with a gift for realism that shines through Technicolor Life.”- DC METRO THEARE ARTS

    Jami Brandli received the John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award, the Holland New Voices Award and The Aurora Theatre Company’s 2014 Global Age Project (GAP) Prize for TECHNICOLOR LIFE. Her play BLISS (or Emily Post is Dead!) was named in The Kilroy’s THE LIST. Brandli was also nominated for the 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Award and a finalist for the Disney ABC TV Fellowship.

    The Depot Theatre is a not‐for‐profit theatre situated within and proudly supported by the historic Addison Road Centre, a thriving inner west hub for culture, arts and the environment visited by over 200,000 people annually. Founded by Julie Baz and David Jeffrey in 2015, The Depot Theatre challenges and entertains its audiences with theatre that is accessible, affordable and – most importantly – a really fun night out.

    “The Depot Theatre continually delivers a diversity of outstanding well‐rounded performances.” ‐ SYDNEY SCOOP

    Season dates: 26 July – 12 August 2017
    Venue: The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
    Days/times: 8pm Wed - Sat, 5pm Sun
    Running time: 135 mins including interval
    Previews: Wed 26 and Thurs 27 July 2017
    Opening night: 8pm Fri 28 July 2017
    Tickets: $32 Full | $27 Concession | $27 Groups of 10 | $22 Cheap Weds | $22 Previews
    Info & bookings: www.thedepottheatre.com/technicolor-life


    SydneyTheatre | June 28 - July 15, 2017

  • Velvet

    SydneyTheatre | July 26 - August 6, 2017

  • DIVA

    SydneyMusic | August 25, 2017

  • In Real Life
    In Real Life

    DarlinghurstTheatre | September 15 - October 15, 2017

  • 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