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  • The Gentleman Magician’s Magical Soirée

    SydneyTheatre | August 18, 2017 - September 28, 2018

    A Magical Sydney Event – Every Weekend in Sydney
    Every weekend, Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician presents an entrancing evening of magic and captivating Australian stories at The Royal Automobile Club of Australia - one of Sydney’s most beautiful historic buildings.
    Visit a magnificent building that is not usually accessible to the general public.
    Enjoy champagne & gourmet canapés on arrival.
    Witness a world class magic show by a member of the famous Magic Circle.
    Hear entertaining stories about early Sydney town.
    Reminiscent of the elegant, captivating events of the famous ‘salons’ in 19th century Europe, The Gentleman Magician’s Magical Soirée is an absolute must-see for any Sydney visitor.
    This is a stylish, intriguing event that will be remembered for years to come.
    WHEN: Arrive around 7:00PM. Show begins 7:33PM (approx.) Fridays & Saturdays
    WHERE: The Royal Automobile Club of Australia, 89 Macquarie Street, Sydney (Cnr Albert Street) … Two minutes from Circular Quay.
    DRESS CODE: The Magical Soirée takes place in one of Australia’s most exclusive, luxurious private clubs and strict dress codes apply. This means you have the perfect excuse to ‘dress to impress’ for a very special experience: Smart Casual/Cocktail Dress.

    Bruce Glen is one of the select few granted membership of The Magic Circle - the most exclusive magic club on earth (with just 1400 members worldwide). In October 2015, Bruce was admitted as an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle.

    The Gentleman Magician has performed to sold-out houses at the Edinburgh Fringe; the Adelaide Fringe; the famous Edinburgh Magic Festival; and Sydney’s SMH Spectrum Now Festival.

    Bruce has also presented his sophisticated ‘storytelling magic for adults’ at historic venues throughout Australia.

  • King Of Pigs

    SydneyTheatre | August 1 - September 1, 2018

    Photography by Rupert Reid

  • Mum, Me & The I.E.D

    MarrickvilleTheatre | August 15 - September 1, 2018

    Collaborations Theatre Group Presents

    Mum, Me & The I.E.D
    by James Balian & Roger Vickery

    Directed by Kevin Jackson

    CTG follows up its 2016 critical success with a new drama, inspired by real events, about the struggle to save a young soldier from the explosive effects of his time in Afghanistan.

    ‘I’ve been looking for a script like this. It spoke to me culturally, urgently, about the relatively buried issue of PTSD in our returning soldiers,’ Kevin Jackson, Director.

    Rob has gone from restless farm boy to troubled army medic. He tries to hide behind jokes and deflections but can’t stop ‘time travelling’ between home and Afghanistan. His anti-war mother, weary counsellor and vulnerable brother are pulling in different directions and his senior officer, another damaged soul, seems intent on tearing out his ‘stitches’.

    Desperate, Rob takes the biggest risk of his army career, and sets out on a journey that may be the most dangerous he’s ever taken.

    James has written and directed many film, television and stage productions. Roger has won over 70 literary awards for stories, poetry and stage work. They are a formidable creative duo. The success of their last play, A Nest of Skunks, attests to that, and playwright Katie Pollock as dramaturg has added an extra dimension.

    $5 of every ticket sold for the performances on Wed, Aug15, 22 and 29 will be donated to Lifeline Sydney & Sutherland.

    Cast: Matilda Brodie, Martin Harper, Elaine Hudson, Philippe Klaus & Joshua Shediak.
    Design: Rachel Scane.
    Lighting Design: Martin Kinnane.
    Sound Design: Ben Pierpoint.
    Operator/Stage manager: Lydia Kelly.

    Venue: The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Road Marrickville NSW

    15 August to 1 September, Wed – Sat, 8 pm + Sat matinees 2 pm
    Previews: 15 & 16 August Opening night: Fri 17 August
    Tickets: $32 Full | $27 Concession | $22 Wednesdays

    Bookings: http://thedepottheatre.com/mum-me-the-ied

  • The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance

    ErskinevilleTheatre | August 22 - 25, 2018

    In the 19th century, Joseph Merrick, a victim of rare skin and bone diseases, is the star freak attraction in travelling sideshows. Found abandoned and helpless, he is admitted to London's prestigious Whitechapel Hospital.

    Young physician Frederick Treves discovers that Merrick has an intelligent mind and introduces him to Victorian London society. Merrick slowly evolves from an object of pity to an urbane and witty favourite of the aristocracy and literati, only to be denied his ultimate dream – to become a man like any other.

    The forthcoming production, directed by the acclaimed Debbie Smith, features a wonderful cast with Harley Connor as John Merrick; Nicholas Gledhill as Frederick Treves; Melanie Robinson as Mrs Kendall; William Jordan as Ross (Merrick's nasty manager); Marty O'Neill as Carr Gomm; Peter Hayes as Bishop How; Denise Kitching as Miss Sandwich; Madeleine Solomon; Claire Brew and Eoin O'Sullivan.

    Winner of the 1979 Tony Award for 'Best Play' and 2015 Drama Desk Award for 'Best Revival of a Play', this classic play continues to inspire generations.

    "Ravishing theatre….Utterly fascinating…A distinguished piece of work." – New York Daily News

    "An enthralling and luminous play. Haunting, splendid…" – The New York Times

    "Wonderful, moving and purely theatrical. A giant of a play!" – New York Post

    "A moving drama, lofted on poetic wings, it nests in the human heart." – Time

    "Pomerance's tale showcases the triumph of a very human spirit, personified by the sensitive, almost saintly Merrick." – Associated Press

  • Me and My Mother, Singing

    Kings CrossTheatre | August 22 - 30, 2018

    i look for paintings of snowfall. specifically where the snow meets the white sky. I don’t want to see where the snow ends and the sky begins. i want it to be endless, and for it to happen in front of me. in the rubble of an earthquake, i don’t want to distinguish between debris and sky. i want it to be still, and it to be still around me.
    i don’t want to see my hand in front of my face, and i don’t want to see the snow falling.

    created and performed by Oleg Pupovac
    presented by Two Peas
    proudly supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia

    Lighting Design and Stage Management
    Kianah Marléna

    Cover Image
    Roman Wolczak

  • After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber

    ChippendaleTheatre | September 11 - 15, 2018

    WWII is over. Churchill has been ousted. Over a kitchen table, a battle of wits, class and sex rages on. Who will be the winner? Is there one?
    Experience this famous battle-of-the-sexes play in the historic sandstone surrounds of the heritage listed venue, The Cottage. The perfect setting for this modern adaptation of the Albert Strindberg 1888 classic masterpiece.
    This production, directed by Sean O'Riordan (The Wasp: Australian premiere Sydney Fringe, Troilus and Cressida: The Depot Theatre, Apples and Pears: Old 505 Theatre, Tidy Town of the Year: Old Fitz Theatre). SPea Productions are proud to present After Miss Julie, an Amateur Production BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN? THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.
    **** The Guardian
    "Patrick Marber not only sharpens the social context but restores the original's tragic impact."
    **** The Financial Times
    "A potent exploration of a frenzied night."
    **** The Telegraph
    "A kitchen-sink drama with an erotic difference, a blast from the past that feels like a play for today."
    Please note the above reviews relate to previous productions of After Miss Julie.

  • Art For Art's Sake

    SydneyTheatre | September 12 - 15, 2018

    Could there exist a world without art? This would surely be a world without consciousness. ART FOR ART’S SAKE is the 4th 60 minute theatre show by Sydney playwright Sage Godrei. The phenomena of mind over matter takes control, as we observe for our main character Fran, how being an artist seems more of a burden than a blessing. We traverse the Norse legend of Odin and the sacrifices he made to unveil the secrets of the underworld. This piece invokes a sense of wonder as we embrace Fran’s artistic ambitions, through surrealism and choreographed ensemble sequences.

    We investigate the values society ascribes on corporate identity and the dalliance of artistic drive. Issues with adult literacy are examined, as the inner worlds of the character’s psyche are dramatised. This play dissects the meaning of success for two siblings, Fran and her brother George.
    12-15th Sept 7pm $30 Adults $25 Concession

  • Nell Gwynn
    Nell Gwynn

    NewtownTheatre | August 7 - September 8, 2018

  • Moby Dick
    Moby Dick

    ChippendaleTheatre | August 9 - 25, 2018

  • Calamity Jane
    Calamity Jane

    Surry HillsTheatre | August 23 - September 30, 2018

  • She Loves Me
    She Loves Me

    SydneyTheatre | August 24 - September 15, 2018

  • Pop-Up Globe
    Pop-Up Globe

    SydneyTheatre | September 5 - November 11, 2018