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ALEX Theatre St Kilda

135 Fitzroy Street
St. Kilda
Bookings: www.ticketek/com/au

   

Dream $ong

Dream $ong, dubbed the 'Australian Book of Norman' Ebbflow Theatre Co. promise all who come to the Cyhurch of Dream$ong will be touched! Be God!
A satire musical comedy about Pastor Richsrd sunday, who runs the Mega-Church of Dreaming along with his wife, Australia's leading Christmas Pop Artist Whitney Sunday. The
Australian Prime Minister Darren Cunningham, has lost favour with the Aussie public, So Pastor Sunday concocts a plan to bring his church back into the spotlight and win the election for Cunningham. butwill Jesus see their actions as holy?
Season: November 21 - 30. 2019 at 7pm and matinees at 1pm.

 

 

 

 

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Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
Bookings: darebinarts.com.au

 

Taking the Waters

The World premiere of Taking the Waters combines live performance, sung voice, bunraku puppets and object theatre with stunning and multilayered shadow scenes to tell the complex story and emotional experience of being a carer for the dying.
Three sisters gather together after many years apart. One of them is dying. In this complex world old patterns of behaviour play out, old wounds are re-exposed and ultimately, a new rality where three becomes two must be found.
Created in collaboration with internationally celebrated vocal artist Kyoko Imazu singer, songwriter Suzannah Espie and Lemony S Puppet Theatre, Taking the Waters is a visually stunning, aching and humorous examination og thr intricacies of life and death.
Inspired by real life experience Taking the Waters explores what it os to be a carer and how this role can bring out the very best and very worst of a person simultaaneously.
Season: November 20 -30.2019 Wednesday - Saturday8pm. Sunday 6.pm. Saturday matinee 2pm.

 

 
     
     

 

ARTS HOUSE
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensbury St. North Melbourne
Bookings: 03 9322 3720


Exit Strangers

Mish Grigor returns to Art House with her first collaboration with APHIDS co-directors Lara thoms and Eugenia Lim.
A bracingly clever, bleakly funny and deeply angry new theatre work, Exit Strangely sees Grigor attempt (or pretrend to attempt) a series of grand exits on repeat.
Again and again (and again) Grigor leaves the stage; leaves the building and leaves the country. From this repitition a game emerges and her actions become more ad more ridiculoua, careening from the absurd to the darkly political.
Through a series of stories, lectures, complaints and theatrics Exit Strangers is about escape, chsnge and disappearance.
Season: November 13- 17. 2019.



 

Arts Centre
Melbourne

     
 

 

 

 
     

 

Athenaeum Theatre
Bookings: 03 9650 1500 or 132 849

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Burrow
83 Brunswick St. Fitzroy

 
 
 
 
 
 

 


The Butterfly Club
5 Carson Place (off Little Collins Street) Melbourne
Bookings: 61 3 9663 8107

Mozart & Salieri: Myth or Murder

A bold experiment in opera and theatre in which Rimsky-Korsakov's one-act chamber opera Mozart & Salieri will be presented side-by-side with the short Pushkin play that inspired it. The inspiration for the Tony Award winning play and Oscar winning film Amadeus. In this concise, one-hour chamber drama appeals to the curious and morbid detective in all of us, reopening this historical old case for a fresh look.
using his own award-winning translation, director David Meadows hopes to shed some light a=on how and why Antonio Salieri might have murdered his friend and colleagu wolfgang Mozart - was it a necessary sacrifice for working musicians, insane jealously, or just plain insanity?
Season: December 9, 11, 12, 13, 14. 2019. Time 7pm

 

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Capitol Arcade
Howey Place Mebourne
Bookings: click here melbournefringe.com.au

Chamber Made
Bookings: festival.melbourne/2019/events/diaspora/

 


 
     
     

 


Chapel off Chapel

Bookings: 61 3 8290 7000

   
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Anouska Taylor - Soulful Sessions

Supported by an exceptionaly talented 5-piece live band and, for the first time, a stunning string quartet, Anouska will breing the iconic sounds f soul, rhythm and blues The Chapel Theatre.
Season: November 9 - 19. 2019

The Decibelles Ballennials!

Join the Decigbelles for a celebrtion of the most influential artists oft this century as they boogie to Beyonce, jam to Jesse J, pop to Britney, tune in to some Taylor and so much more.
Season: November 16, 2019

The Australia Whitney Houston Show

An unforgetabble concert with Melbourne's finest musicians, dongers and dancers with the soulful captivating voice of Tilarni.
Season: December 14, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

Circus Oz

Bookings: ticketek.com.au
Ph 136 100

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2019 Seidesault at The Melba - a festival of expreimental circus

Returning from November 7 - 17. 2019, the third iteration of Circus Oz's Sidesaulkt at the Vault at The Melba Destival presents experimentla works that challenge and push the notions of contemprary circus. This yearSidesault at The Melba will feature six national and international circus artists and companies, including a First Nations circus company Na Djinang and feminist circus ensemble, GUSH.
Generously supported by the City of Yarra, Sidesault at The Melba will include stunning new visual artwoprks interplaying with spectacular physical deatd; and also a range of stories from lost cultural identity through to a plain old-fashioned quest for revenge.
Season: November 7 - 17. 2019 Venue: The Melba Speigeltent 35 Johnson St. Collingwood.

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Cirque Du Soleil

 

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Comedy Theatre

Bookings: 132 849

 

Come From Away

The Tony Award-winning production tells the true story f what happened on 9/11 when 38 planes form all over the world were rerouted and ordered to land in Gander, a remote tiny town in the northwest part of Newfoundland.
For five days, aboutn10.000 residents from the province fed and consoled aome 6700 unexpected visitors. Some opened their homes t people in need of showers, a change of clothes, or a war bed. Others bought rounds of drinks for stir-crazy passengers at the local bar. One local, Beulah Cooper, sat by a landline for days with a New Yorker who was waiting fpr any news about her firefighter son.
Capturing the generosity and hospitality of the mall community of Gander who invited the "come from aways" into their homes. It is an inspirational story of of hope and humanity.
Season opens Saturday July 20. 2019

Fiddler on the Roof

Experience Fiddler on the Roof (A Fidler afn Dakh) in a new way - performed in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family.
Fiddler on the Roof has captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences around the world for over 55 years with its humour, warmth and honesty. It follows the heart-warming journey of a family whose traditions are turned upside down as the modern world starts to effect life in their idyllic village. this classic tale is a celebration of life, love, family and ultimately a story of hope.
Season: November 15 - December 20. 2020

 

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Costa Hall
DeakinUniversity

 

 

The 86
185 Smith Street
Collingwood

 

Fairfax Studio
Bookings: 1300 182 183
Ticketmaster: 136 100.

 
 
     
 

 

Songs for Nobodies

Ahowcases Bernadette Robinson's astonishing talent for recreating the great singers of the past. On stage for 90 minutes accompanied by live musicians, her miraculous voice shifts from the smoky blues to a thrilling soprano. With consumate ease, she breathes new life into the five legendary performers and the five ordinary women whose lives were changed by their brush with fame.
This spellbinding one woman play, is a tour de force of imagined encounters between five mid 29th-century divas, Judy Garland, Patsy cline, Billie Holiday. Edith Piaf and Maria Callas and five ordiarry women.
Season: December 18 29. 2019 at 7.30pm. Saturday December 21. 2019 at 20m & 7.30pm. Sunday December 22. 2019 at 5pm. Monday December 23. 20-19 at 6pm. Thuursday December 26 and Friday December 27. 2019 at 7.30pm. Saturday December 28. 2019 at 2pm & 7.30pm. Sunday December 29. 2019 at 2pm & 6pn.

 

 

 

45 downstairs
45 Flinders Lane Melbourne
61 3 9662 9966

 

 

Gasworks
Bookings: 61 3 9699 3253.

Hamer Hall
Bookings: 1300 182 183



Brian Cox - A Symphonic Universe with the MSO

Violinist virtuoso Jack Liebeck will join the Orchestra to perform the world premiere of Paul Dean's violin concerto A Briek History of Time, which was dedicated to late physicist Prefessor Stephen Hawking<
The concert will feature music from the pre-scientific age, highlighting how great composers have, through the ages, attempted to understand and explain our place in the universe using music.
The c3entrepiece of the extrapordinary evening will be the first movement from Gustav Mahler's Tenth Symphony. in which the composer wrestles with the idea of the fionite nature of existance.
Throughout the evening, Professor Cox will present on our universe and solar system, discussing what was kanoen about the world during the time when each of these composers created their own music and what is known now.
Season: Daturday November 16, 2019 at 7.30pm & Sunday November 17. 2019 at 4pm.

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Her Majesty's Theatre


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Hisense Arena
Olympic Boulevard Richmond.
Bookings: 132 849
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Labassa
2 Manor Grove North Caulfield
Bookings: 03 0429 3004

The Lawler
Southbank Theatre
Bookings: 03 8688 0800

 

La Mama

Bookings:61 3 9347 6142

 

2019 Season

I have to report some very sad news inasmuch as recently La Mama had a very bad fire and was completely destroyed. The forthcoming shows at La Mama will be transferred to otther venues and when notification is forwarded Pktheatre will keep in touch.

 

La Mama Courthouse

Thigh Gap

Two women. One treatment. They're surrounded by flashly lipstick, acts, wellness, friends and dating apps. The women self-examine and cmpare, examine and compare. They aiming for something. The're aiming for a thigh gap and they con't know why.
Season: October 30 - November 10. 2019 Wednesday 6.30pm. Thursday - Saturday 7.30pm. Sunday 4pm.

The Audition

The Audition is a multi-authorised work that interrogates the protocols aand power relationships of the audition process to uncover what it means to seek asylum. The asylum seeker shares something in common with the actor. they are experts at being patient with a force that sweeps them endlessly waiting without having their hopes dashed. The stage is a country in itself. /with its own rules and regulationships. Or lack of them.
Season: November 13 - 24. 2019. WednesdayNovember 13. 1pm. Opening night Thursday November 14. Thursdayu 0 Saturday 7.30pm. Sunday 4pm/ Wednesday November 10. 2019 11am & 6.30pm

I Shot Mussolini

Rome 1926. The Honourable Violet Gibson tries to assassinate Benito Mussolini. She misses. Mussolini puts a bandage on his nose and carries on with his palns for dictatorship.
Another 2 inches to the right and Violet would have changedthe entire sweep of world history.
Saint, subsersive, prophet or madwoman? I Shot Mussolini is the storyu of an eccentric Irishwoman who wanted to kill Mussolini and the Italian policeman who wanted to find out why.
Season: November 17 - December 8. 2019. Wednesday - Saturday 7.30pm. Sunday 4pm.

Anna

1950s Bavaria. Stalin is in power. The doorbell rings. The typewriters of the secret service tap, recording lives. this woman lives alone and writes stories, ogres, princesses, myths. Her reality is more frightening than her stories. There is nowhere to go where they are not watching. The tap. A room of secrets and files. They mount up over the years and dust gathers. It's hard to find out what is true and what is a lie.
Season: December 11 - 22. 2019. Wednesday 6.30pm. Thursday - Saturday 7.30pm. Sunday 4pm.




La Mama for Kids

La Mama Musica

/worjers Union: Inside the 'Music City'

La Mama has always supported creative risk, and championed artists working in music and sound alongside theur peers in the theatre. To celebrate five decades of boundary-pushing music and ideas, NUSICA alumnae president Louis Ancrissen's Workers Union and iconic composers.
Season: Monday Novembe 18. 2019

Playreading at :La Mama Courthouse

Mara Korper

Mara KORPER is a sci-fi theatrical experience set in a futuristic world where gender is obselete and the flesh must remain whole.
"This brilliant and terrifying new theatrical work explores themes of extremism, gender and body image in a dystopian future, picking up where Orwell and Huxley left off.
Season: Saturday November 9. 2019 at 2pm.

Kitchen Sinks in Four Phases

Originally produced by Melbourne Theatre Writers. Festival of Short Plays, in the 1980's at The Courthouse, direced bgy Caroline Stacey.
IN this revised version , there will be FOUR rehearsed readings (with movement) of this work, each to be performed in four different languages each employing two performers.
Season: Saturday December 14. 2019. at 2pm.

Gamelan

Jeremy Dullard, Musica Director of gfamelan music school, GAMELON DanAnda curates and evening od contemporary gamelan (Indonesian percussion) and gamelon-inspired music.
The first half of hte night will be solo performances by Jeremy Adam King and Jonathan Griffits, Nathalia Gould and Sophie Covey=
Crump will join them for he second half of the show, playing new compositions created for an by this new ensemble.

The Burrow
83 Brunswick St.
Fitzroy

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CUB Malthouse Theatre

Bookings: 61 3 9685 5111.

 

BECKETT THEATRE



 

MERLYN THEATRE

Apocalypse Meow: Crisis is born

Get ready for imminent cat-astophe. Everyone's favourite Wandering Star returns to glory in the silly season, bursting onto the Merlyn Theatre stage with a sizzling hot band, a swag of satire, childhood dreams and maybe even a mythical donkey.
Meow Meow's chaotic carousel lights up with wild anthemas, originals and a lullaby or two. These aren't your typical Christmas carols. A glorious antidote to Christmas pandemonium, hilarious and heart-wrenching, Apocalypse Meowy: Crisis is Born gleefuly evescerates traditional rituals, and unearths unexpected magic in the mayhem.
Season: November 7 - 24. 2019.

 

 

 

 

 


   
 

Tower Theatre

 

Artist-Curated Events

 

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Margaret Court Arena
Bookings: www.ticketek.com

The MC Showroom
18 Clifton St. Prahran
Bookings: www. trybooking.com/www.themcdhowroom.com

 

Meat Market Stables
3 Blackwood St.
Melbourne
Bookings: www.ticketbo.com.su/millennialdreams

 


 
     
     

 

Mechanic's Institute
270 Sydney Rd. Brunswick
Bookings: www.metanoiatheatre.com

 

Melbourne French Theatre

203 -205 Canning St. Carlton
Bookings: 61 3 9349 2250

 


Melbourne Recital Centre
Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
Bookings: www.folliesinconcert.com.au

 

ElizabElizabeth Murdoch Hall

 

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Melbourne Theatre Company

Bookings: 1300 136 166

     
     
     

 

Metanoia Theatre
270 Sydney Road Brunswick
Bookings: 61 3 9387 3376

 

Palais Theatre

136 100

The Pavilion

 

Playhouse
Arts Centre Melbourne

     
 

The 91 Story Treehouse

Teale Howie, Danielle King, Samuel Welsh. photographer Hendrun Lohr

Andy and Terry's Treehouse has reached an amazing 91-stories and is more fantastically dangerous than ever. In this instalment Andy, Terry and Jill have no idea they're about to face their biggest challenge yet. Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the Treehouse, and they don't just want to sit quietly. Will Andy, Terry and Jill, master this extreme baby sitting challenge? What does the mystrious fortune teller Madam Know-It-All reealy want? and will the Bog Red Button really destroy the world?
Including the world's most powerful whirlpool, a giant spider, a mashed-potato=-and-gravy train, a human pinball machine, and a submarine sandwich the size of an actual submarine - what could possibly go qrong?
Season: January 4 - 19. 2020.


 
     

 

The National Institute of Circus Arts

Bookings: 61 3 9214 6974




 

 

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The Owl and Cat
trybooking.com/174922

THE OWL & CAT THEATRE - VENUE CLOSURE.

Dear reader, 

A lot of electro swing, drinking & theatre making later... the time has come to close the doors on the old haunted house style theatre venue (with terrible signage. I know!) on swan street. Thomas & I got a crazy idea & we ran with it. 50 or so shows later - that crazy idea has grown into what I like to believe is now a key part of the Melbourne theatre scene.

I have had the joy of watching SO many artists grow & gain opportunities & experience, what a gift! The thank you letters & messages from artists who wouldn't be were they are now if it wasn't for something we did or said or simply enabled them to do, are enough to make my life complete. From musicians to set designers to actors & visual artists. The Owl & Cat Theatre has become known & appreciated as a space of equality, acceptance, & artistic expression. It's a home to fearlessness & compassion & heaps & heaps of dust. I have seen audiences filled with awe & inspiration & genuine insight. All of THAT I would pay twice for then again & again & even over once more. 

In the coming year we will continue our production partnership with our Alaskan family at The Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Alaska & we will continue to push boundaries & support new playwrights in different locations. I don't know where the wind will take us just yet but I am excited to find out. I look to MKA as inspiration in this challenging time & I look to all the people that gathered around 2 crazy kids fresh out of a drama degree who wanted to make new theatre. Thank you to those people. The ones who kept the space alive this long. (I tried to write a list of names & this paragraph actually got out of h& - you know who you are - I love you) 

I am honored that I was given this experience & I urge you too remember this at this time - I will remember it too.. we are not a building .. we are artists who work together to tell stories, stories that help people to understand themselves & others more. Theatre has an amazing ability to bring people together & that can't be taken away. 

The Owl & Cat will continue to make theatre, & continue to try new ideas fearlessly, we will continue to make art that tackles anything head on & continue to take submissions. Stay updated via our website - www.owlandcat.com.au

I'm incredibly proud of so so so many things we have created over the years like ORGASM, Boys Club, Tinder Box, Erasers, Bordello, killers, RIOT, our sets, The Main Stage seasons, giving poetry nights a venue & hosting friends parties.. oooh baby our parties (they are always great let's be honest!). Just to name a few. I am chuffed that playwrights flew across the globe to see their work on our little concrete stage from the USA & LONDON. 

What I am most proud of though- is something that we can continue from any space. I am so proud that we take the time to consider everyone. Thomas would read scripts for weeks on end literally weeks - all day every day just reading play after play to ensure all the writers who bothered to submit got a fair go, he would demand world premieres even if they don't sell because writers need a chance. I would sit for hours to watch every actor who registered to audition with an open mind no matter what school they went too or experience they had. I remember the rejection emails as a younger actor. & I do understand the time & financial restraints from the other side of it- but that's why I am proud. We did it anyway. Why? Because we love theatre & we know what it is like to fight for what you believe in. The fight can't be easy or it's dull - but you need someone to give you water ringside right? When the people, who wouldn't otherwise have had the chance to try, did with us... & then they succeeded... man... let me tell you, that is better than any drug on this earth. 

A little bit of my heart will stay on Swan Street... BUT no matter where the Owl & Cat's home is - I have no doubt that this spirit of acceptance; innovation & joy will follow us there. 

As Catherine Holder & Carolyn Dawes (Who have been integral to the longevity of this whole operation to date) reminded me on my birthday... 'if you build it they will come'. 

I will keep building & I hope you will come. 

STAY TUNED.... meow.... 

Sincerely,

Gabrielle Savrone

Mistress of The Owl & Cat Theatre  

 

 

Palms at Crown
Bookings: 1300 795 012

The Pavilion at Docklands
Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 1

 

 

Placeta Theatre
Bookings: 61 3 9905 1111

 

Playhouse
Bookings: 1300 182 183.

 

Songs for Nobodies

Ahowcases Bernadette Robinson's astonishing talent for recreating the great singers of the past. On stage for 90 minutes accompanied by live musicians, her miraculous voice shifts from the smoky blues to a thrilling soprano. With consumate ease, she breathes new life into the five legendary performers and the five ordinary women whose lives were changed by their brush with fame.
This spellbinding one woman play, is a tour de force of imagined encounters between five mid 29th-century divas, Judy Garland, Patsy cline, Billie Holiday. Edith Piaf and Maria Callas and five ordiarry women.
Season: Thursday January 23 & Friday January 24. 2020 at 7.30pm. Saturday January 25. 2020 at 2pm & 7.30pm. Sunday January 26. 2020 at 5pm. Tuesday January 28. 2020 at 7.30pm. Wesnesday January 29. 2020 at 2pm & 7.30pm. Thursday January 30 & Friday January 31. 2020 at 7.30pm. Saturday February 1. 2020 at 2pm & 7.30pm. Sunday February 2. 2020 at 5pm.

 

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Plenary Theatre
Bookings: 136 100

 


Poppy Seed Theatre Festival
Bookings: poppyseed.com.au

 

Q44 Theatre
1st Floor 550 Swan Street Ricmond

 

Red Stitch Actors

ings: Bookings: 61 3 9533 8083
www.redstitch.net3

We Need You More Than Ever


Hullo,

It has been an overwhelmingly exciting year for Red Stitch - sellout houses,. new audiences, loyal supporters, regional tours and a season of acclaimed new work. And, with thanks to you - a small step in the right direction with an increase to our artists fees. We are growing and the outlook for the next 6 months is no exception.
However, the proposed Federal Government budget reform to the Arts announcement last month has sent waves of uncertainty through our community. Red Stitch are among those now vulnerable to funding cuts. Grant applications that were well underway have been scrapped as relevent programs evaporate.
We need our community's support now more than ever! We are committed to advancing the vitality of Australian theatre through nurturing artists and an unerring pursuit of integrity in our craft. But without our audience, theatre doesn't exist. We ask you, our community, to do what you can to ensure Red Stitch is alive and vibrant for years to come.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Support our EOFY campaign by making tax deductible donation.

 

Oil

She walks barefoot across freezing fields. She walks and walks and walks and walks. She walks throuugh lands, through empires, through time.

The Bronze Age. The Iron Age. The Age of OPil.
The Stone Age didn't end for want of stones.

May and her daughter Amy forge through the world as it transforms around them; lit by kerosene lamp in 1889, through to Tehran in 1908, Hampstead in 2021, returning to Cornwal in 2051.
Season: November 17 - December 15. 2019

 

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Regent Theatre
Bookings: 1300 111 011

 

War Horse

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Based on the novel by Mishael Morpugo, The National Theatre of Great Britain's Tony Awaes®-wiining production of War Horse is coming to Australia in Jnuary 2020.
Helped by Time Magazine as "a landmark theatre event", this powerfully moving an imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventeness. Ai its heart are astonishingly life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breating, galloping, charging horses to life on stage.
After the outbreak of WWI, Joey young Albert's belovedd horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, surving on both frnts before finding himself alone in no man's land. but albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
Season opens January 2020.

 

 

Rod Laver Arena
Bookings: 132 849

Michael Bublé

Global superstar Michael Bublé id returning to Australia in 2020 with a 36 piece orchestra to thrill audiences in his five city tour.
Season: Saturday February 15 & Sunday February 16 & Tuesday February 189, 2010.


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State Theatre
Bookings: 1300 182 183

 



The
Athenaeum
Bookings: 136 100 & 61 3 9650 1500.

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TheatreWorks

Bookings: 61 3 9534 3388

Trades Hall - |
New Council Chambers
Cnr Victoria St. & Lygon St. Carlton
Bookings: 136 100

 

 

Tuxedo Cat
17 - 23 Will St. Melbourne
Bookings: comedyfestival.com.au/2015/season/shows/lazy-susan-miss-itchy-s


 

 

Space 28 VCA Drama

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Cirque Du Soliel
Bookings: 132 849


 



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Acer Arena Sydney
Olympic Boulevard Olympic Park

 

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Belvoir St. Theatre
Bookings: 61` 2 9699 3444

 

 

 

 

Belvoir St. Downstairs Theatre
Booking: 61 2 9699 3444

 

 

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Bondi Pavilion Theatre
Bookings: 1300 241 167

 

Capitol Theatre

Bookings: 1300 723 038

 

Civic Theatre
Newcastle

 

The Concourse
Chatswood

   

 

   
     

 


Concert Hall
Sydney Opera House
Bookings: 61 2 8215 4600

 

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Darling Theatre ICC
Bookings: www.ticketek.com

 

 

 

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Darlinghurst Theatre Company
Bookings: 61 2 8356 9987


Drama Theatre S.O.H
Bookings: 61 2 9250 1777

 

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Enmore Theatre

 

Griffin Theatre
Stables Theatre
Bookings: 1300 308 776
61 2 9361 3817


 

Griffin Theatre

Every play ne've produced over the past 40 years, every story that's captured the imagination, every writer who's had their first break at Griffin, all had one thing in common.
Griffin is not just the home of new Australian writng -it's also the home of people who believe in the importanvce pof plays and playwrights. And one can't exist without the other.
In a tumultuous year, Griffin has bone from strength to strength, coniually evolving our artistic program while remaining loyal to our mission of producing the best new Australian plays in the country. And with your help, we can hit evengreater heights.

Make a Donation:
A large part of what we do is made possible through the generous support of our patrons-please consider donating to Griffin.
Any questions please contact the Cevelopment manager - Will Harvey - on (02) 9332 1052.

2019 Season

First Love is the Revolution

This is a play about hunger and desire. It's Romeo and Juliet pushed to deranged extremes, where the unlikely sweethearts are a 14 -year old boy and a young fox with brutal birthrights.
Rdeca;s whole family have fleas. Her mum is pushing her into making her first kill, a scivelling moe, before she's ready>
Basti is being bullied at school by kids who call him shrimp. His dad is too busy flirting with the neighbour to be of any real help.
Beneath the light of a full moon, Basti captures Rdeca, and so begins a starcross'd romance between hunter and prey.
Season: November 8 - December 14. 2019.

Special Extras

2020 Season

Family Values

by David Williamson

A celebrated judge.
His son, a born-again Christian.
His daughter, a Border Force officer.
Her partner, the captain of a Border Force ship.
Hia wife, who has worked all jer life to keep the family together.
Saba, an asylum seeker on the run from Nauru.
On the eve of his birthday, is it too much to expect his wife and three children celebrate with him:
Season: January 17 - March 7. 2020

Kindness

by Matthew Whittet

Lukas isn't in a good place. He hasn't been for some time.
His friends Claude, Song and Dylan decide they can't sit by and watch anymore. Tenderly and with great patience, they start to tell each other stories. Of the moments they all met. Of the times they were complete idiots and the happiness they've shared together.
they tell these stories because they know their friend Lukas also needs to tell his. His life depends on it. A gentle soul with a love forancient night skies, Lukas has fallen into a deep and complicated grief. One that he can't pull himself out of. He can feel history repeating and black holes opening up. But this isn't who he is, in fact, he doesn't even recognise the person he has become.
Season: May 8 - June 13. 2020

Wherever She Wanders

by Kendall Feaver

Proving her talent for tackling our thorniest social issues, Kendall Feaver is back with a searing new play that dives into the growing rift between emerging and established feminists.
Set in an Australian university, student and aspiring journalist Mikki Gonçalves is on a collision course with Jo Mulligan, the first female Master of the oldest cvollege on campus. A complaint is made, loyalties are divided, and both women find themselves embroiled in an online media storm where there are no setrain winners.
On the surface Wherever Dhe Wanders is about the rape culture often reported at Australian university colleges. But it's also a play agbout activism in an era when anyone with access to a smart phone van have a political voice, and the resulting removal of nuance from difficult conversations. It is about how unsafe it is to be a woman. At a party. Walking home. Online. Anywhere. But mostlyit's about the increasing disconnect between the politics of female baby boomers and millennials: young women trying to tackle the complexities of systematic and relatively invidible sexism, and older generation of women who are being implicated as part of the very problem they've spent thei lives trying to solver.
Season: July 10 - August 22. 2020

Super Heroes

by Mark Rogers

In Thirroul, Emily sitss on the beach with her sort-of-ex-sort-of-not boyfriend, trying how to deal with her unwanted pregnancy.
In Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovna, Jana goes out to get groceriesand slams into the day-to-day reality of the European refugee crisis.
Superheroes is a play about two women on opposite sides of the world living small lives in a time of big politics. It'sa play that parallels two very different lives to ask questions about what it means to take responsibility for your actions, and what it meanst to shange your mind.
Season:September 4 - October 10. 2020

Wicked Sisters

by Alma De Groen

Alec Hobbes, famed genius, socialist Darwinist, and artificial intelligence researcher is dead. But his computer algorithm lives on, still working away in his study, and his widow Meridee tiptoes around the machine much like she did around her husband for most of their marriage. Her friends Judith and Lydia turn uo to shake their friend out of her isolation and self-neglect. What promises to be a weekend of laaughter and wine turns comically savage when Hester arrives and truths boput the past start to tear at the fabric of friendship.
Season: November 6 - December 12. 2020

Free Events

50 Years of the Stables

2020 marks the 50th birthday of Griffin's home the Stables Theatre. Griffin will be celebrating all year long with a range of special programs and events that Griffin hopes you'll love.
Paly Readings:
Revisit seminal works from the Stables' 50 year canon. this series of staged play readings across 2020 will celebrate important Australian works, many of which made their debut on the Stables stage. The readings will be brought to life by some of Austrtalia's finest directors, with several cast members reprising their iconic roles.
Podcasts:
Cive into the history of the Stables in this special monthly podcasts series, You'll expore the history of the iconic building, delve into the many exciting and formative qrks performed on the Stables stage, and hear from some of the country's most celebrated artists including tommy Murphy, Anna Volska and Ros Horin.
The Stables at Sydney Festival"
Griffen will commorate the 50 years of the Stables celebration with a special panel about the journey of play to screen at Sydney Film Festival, June 3- 14. 2020
Stables Archive:
Austage and Griffin are teaming up to build a complete online archival record of every show ever performed at the Stables. this will be your encyclopaedic one-stop-shop for information on playwrights, productions, peformers and creatives.

Special Extras

Is There Something Wrong with that Lady?

by Debra Oswald

As a lapsed playwright, creator of the Offspring TVseries, former Junior Chanpion Hypochondriac and fploundering novelist, what shold her next move be? And what motivares people t write or create more "stuff" anyway? Shame? Fear of death? The hope of more sexual offers?
In a funny and excruciatingly honest one-woman show, Debra tells stories abpout her neurotic childhood., clumsy romantc history, and the anxieties and joys of the writer;s life-all in the hope that the audience can help her work out what comes next.
Season: March 31 - April 4. 2020

Fear

by Oliver Twist

Fear. Of losing the only place he called home.
In this raw and captivating one-person show, comedian and performer Oliver Twist uses his exceptional storytelling abilities to reflect on his time as a refugee and to unpack what his life looks like now.
Refusing to be defined by a turbulant past, Oliver uses personal anecdotes, drama and humour as an antidote to trauma.
Season: June 15 0 20. 2020

No Standing. No Dancing.

by Phil Spencer

The latest show drom award-winning writer Phil Spencer is a notebook's woth of stories about the gentle art od cowardice, tine acts of fuck-you-mate, and why Patti Smith id the absolute boss of it all.
It' s an autobiography-meets-love-letter to indie music, an examination of parenthood ( and public pool hygiene) and a primal scram to reawaken the punk inside all of us.
Season: August 27 - 29. 2020

Enemis of Grooviness - Eat Shit

by Emma Maye Gibson and Betty Grumble

A ritual theatre work entrenched in pleasure activism, conducted by your local hysterical heretic and person of interest, Betty Grumble. This is the show she performs instead of an assassination attempt. where laughter is sharpened to a blade and the body a feeling tonic. Grumble continues her quest for world-saving and love-making via our ancestors of rock n" roll, protest and poetry. Hope Energy meets Rage Energy in this all-singing, all0hopwling cabaret du Sex Clown.
Season: October 26 - 31. 2020

Cusp

by Mary Anne Butler

Elvis wants Rosie. rosie wants to escape. And Maddie doesn't know what the hell she wants, but it sure isn't this. While Rosie balances the needs of community eith her own life dreams, Elvis struggles to move away from a life of crime, and Maddie faces life as single parent ... unless she aborts her unborn child/
Set agaist a backdrop of the Morthern Territory's vast top End alandscape, Cusp explores the turbulaent lives of three adolescents all swimming qagains the tide of issevocable shange.
How do you move into the future. when your past keeps dragging you backwars?
Season: March 11 - 28. 2020

The Is, The OS and Everything in Between

In this moment, millions of interactions are taking place. We are chatting, texting, debating liking, sharing, creating and selling more of ourselves than ever before. Never before in human history have we been ablr to overcome distance and remain so close.
Seaqson: June 24 - July 4. 2020

Soul Trading

by Kate Walder

The year is 2079. Artificial Intelligence and humans lcoexist harmoniously. That isd, until the appearance of an exceptionally clever AI named Neutron Finch. On the first dayu of kindergarten, Neutron reads the entire literary works from the history of humanity. This grabs the attention of other AIs at the school, and they start withdrawing from their human buddies.
One night, a group of sixth graders is summonded to the oval. The AIs now know about and want souls. It's then up to the 'secret six' to solve the greatest question of all time within a week. Will their soul-searching provide the answers they need to stop the AIs becoming humanity's worse nightmare.
Season: Ocotober 14 - 24. 2020

 

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HAYES THEATRE CO.
Bookings: hayestheatre.com.au

Joan Sutherland Theatre
Sydney Opera House

 

Lyric Theatre Star city
Bookings: 1300 795 267

 

War Horse

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Based on the novel by Mishael Morpugo, The National Theatre of Great Britain's Tony Awaes®-wiining production of War Horse is coming to Australia in Jnuary 2020.
Helped by Time Magazine as "a landmark theatre event", this powerfully moving an imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventeness. Ai its heart are astonishingly life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breating, galloping, charging horses to life on stage.
After the outbreak of WWI, Joey young Albert's belovedd horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, surving on both frnts before finding himself alone in no man's land. but albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.
Season opens February 15, 2020

 

 

 

 

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Old Fitzroy Theatre
129 Dowling St. Woolloomooloo
Bookings 1300 307 264

 

Sydney Independent Theatre Company


 

Playhouse
Sydney Opera Hoiuse
Bookings: 02 9250 7777 or 136 100

 

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Qudos Bank Arena
www.ticketek.com.au.

Michael Bublé

Global superstar Michael Bublé id returning to Australia in 2020 with a 36 piece orchestra to thrill audiences in his five city tour.
Season: Friday February 7 & Saturday February 8. 2020.

 

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Riverina Theatre
Bookings: 61 2 6931 9466

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Roslyn Packer Theatre
Bookings: roslynpackertheatre.com.au

 

 

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State Theatre
Bookings: 136 100

 

 

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Sydney Allphones Arena
Bookings: www.tickettek.com.au
Ph 132 849

 

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Sydney Entertainment Centre
Bookings: 136 100

 

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Sydney Theatre
Bookings: 61 2 9250 1777

 

TBC
Bookings: 1300 364 001

 

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Theatre Royal
Bookings: 1300 723 038

 

The Studio

atyp Studio 1
Pier 4/5

Wharf 1
Bookings:9250 1777
online: sydneytheatre.com.au

 

Wharf 2
Bookings: 61 2 9250 1777

 

WIN Entertainment Centre Wollongong

 

 

 

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Anywhere Theatre Festival 2018

 

 

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Bille Brown Theatre


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2019 Season

Antigone

A great city has benn torn apart by a civil war between two brothers. In the aftermath, both lie dead - one hailed as a hero and lying in state, the other condemned as a traitor and dumped on a carrion pile. From the ashes of their conflict rises a dystopean state under a new leader - a career politician who rose to power by dint of her ruthlessness.
Brieving and heartbroken, their sister Antigone challenges the leader for the right to bury and mourn her dead brother with dignity, sparking a furious act of rebellion that will shake the city to its foendations.
Season: October 26 - November 16. 2019.

2020 Season

Triple X

A deliciously Naughty Anti-Romance

Scotty has it all: a multimillion-dollar loft in downtown Manhattan, a high-flying Wall Street job, and he;s about to marry the perfect fiancée, who also happens to be loaded. But when he meets trans performance artist Dexie, he discovers he wants something more. A friend? A confidante? A love?
When the secret of their affair gets out, it's sure to shock not only his dudebro Jase, his highly-strung mother Deb, and his lesbian activist sister Claire, but also a theatre audience strapped in for the ride pf their lives.
Season: March 14 - April 4. 2020

Othello

Shakespeare's intimate tragedy lands in the Torres Strait.

1942 and the Imprial Japanese Navy is bearing south. The bold Captain Othello and his battalion of the Far North Queensland Regiment are all thatstands in their way. but off the battlefield, Othello's life is far from simple. He's just secretly married the daughter of a wealthy cane farmer, and an envious, spurned suitor has joined forces with a disloyal and resentful officer in a deadly plot to bring down the renowned miliary hero at any cost.
Season: May 30 - June 27. 2020

Prima Facie

A Tour de Force indicment of the Legal system

For criminal lawer Tessa, the law is a thrilling game that she loves to win, taking no prisoners. She has fought every step of the way for her position, and she's the best there is. Her feelings have no lace in her work - just the rules. That's why,. even when she's called upon to defend men accused of sexuality assaulting women, she detaches her feminism and her compasssion in the cut and theust of the courtroom.
But when Tessa finds hereself on the other dside of the bar - as a victim - he system she thought she had mastered starts working againdt her/.
Season: Octeber 8 - 31. 2020

 

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Brisbane Convention Centre
Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au

 

Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Bookings: 132 849

Michael Bublé

Global superstar Michael Bublé id returning to Australia in 2020 with a 36 piece orchestra to thrill audiences in his five city tour.
Season: Tuesday February 4 & Wednesday February 5. 2020.

 

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Brisbane Powerhouse

Bookings: 61 7 3358 8600

 


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Concert Hall GPAC
Bookings: 136 246

 

 

 

Cremorne Theatre

Bookings: 136 246.

 

King George Square
Bookings: 1300 364 001

 

LyricTheatre
Bookings: 136 246

 

 

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Playhouse

Bookings: QTIX136246

 

2020 Season

Emerald City

A sparkling revival of Davic Williamson's finest comedy

Fade in. Sydney in the 1980s. The Emerald city of Oz, luring unexpecting idealists with the promise of fulfilled fantasies, and leaving them with their dreams shattered on the pavement.
Colin is a one-tome screenwriter who's off his game these days, and his wife Kate is a publisher with a penchant for taking risks. Seduced by the scent of success, they move their family to Emerald City in pursuit of a share of its fame and fortune.
Colin teams with a hack writer to work on his pet project screenplay, but soon finds himself faced with a stark choice, make art or make motza?
SeasonL February 8 - February 29. 2020

Boy Swallows Universe

The Blockbuster Australian Novel burst onto Stage.

Eli Bell's childhood in the outer Brisbane suburbs is far from the idyllic 1980s haze some kids would remeber. His alcoholic dad has shot thrpough, his ex-druggie mumm is in jail, his stepfather's dealing in heroin, his brotgher Gus is a mute who swirls cryptic messages in the air with his finger and his babysitter Slim is a convicted killer and infamous escapee from Boggo Road Gaol.
Beset on all sides, a run-in with the local crime king and is hencman sets the 13 year old with the old soul on a journey to find out what kind of man he is going to be.
Season: August 29 - September 19. 2020

 

 

 

Studio 2 - The Greenhouse

CAIRNS

Centre of Contmporary Arts

 

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Cairns Convention Centre

 

Rondo Theatre Cairns

 

 

 

 

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Studios

Tanks Art Centre

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Twelfth Night Theatre

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Gold Coast

 

The Star

 

 
     
     

 




Adelaide Convention Centre

 

 
     
     

 

Adelaide Festival
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Adelaide Entertainment Centre
www.ticketek.com ph. 132 849

 

 

Michael Bublé

Global superstar Michael Bublé id returning to Australia in 2020 with a 36 piece orchestra to thrill audiences in his five city tour.
Season: Wednesday February 12 & Thursday Feruary 13. 2020.

 

 

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Adelaide Fringe Festival
Bookings: www.adelaidefringe.com.au

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Australian Performing Arts Market

 

Amy Hit Theatre

Bakehouse Theatre
Bookings: 61 8447 6211

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The Cedars
Heysen Rd Hahndorf

 

Dunstan Playhouse
Bookings Bass 131246

 

Festival Theatre
Bookings: 61 8 8205 2220

 

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Her Majesty's
Bookings: 131 246

 

 

 

Holden Street Theatre Hindmarsh
Bookings: 131 246

Nunsense A-Men!

The original Nunsense is an hilarious spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a fundraiser. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyoise prepared by Sister Mary amnesia. Thus, the remianing nuns - ballet-loving Sidter Leo, street-wise Sister rober Anne, gefusled Sister Mary Amnesia, the Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of ther novices Sister Mary Hubert - a stage talent show in order to raise the money to bury their dearly departed.
Nunsense A-Men! sees the nuns portrayed by male musical comedy performers. thing od it as "Mrs Doubtfire enters the Convent". done totally seriously, this show is to quote a critic, "no drag". First performed in Brazil as NovicasRebeides, this version of Nunsense premiered in New York in 1998,.
Season: November 7 - 30. 2019 at 8pm. November 16, 23, 30. 2019 at 2pm.

Games

Based on a true story, Games is a cautionary tale for our times about two world-class Jewish-German athletes at Hitler's Olympics. Tackling identity, anti-demitism and the dangerous rise of far-right populism, the show was multi-award-winning sell-out success i=at the Edinbrh Fringe in 2018 where it recieved an astonidhing 14 five and four star reviews.
Set in Berlin in 1936, it is the story of two young Jewish-German athletes, fencer Helen Mayuer who is selected for the Nazis' Oympic Squad and high jumper Bretel Bergmann i a world of murderess prejudice, the duo comes to realise that they are fighting for much more than gold.
Season: February 2 -13 & 16 - 17, 2020 February 19 - march 2. 2020 March 5- 9. 2-2-

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Space Theatre
Bookings: Bass 131 246.

 

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Theatre Royal
Bookings: 61 3 6233 2299

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The Ship That Never Was
Bookings: 61 3 6471 7700

The Ship That Never Was

Tasmanina's longest running play The Ship That Never Was based on a real event in 1834 when the last ship built at the convict settlement at Macquarie Harbour was about to sail for the new prison at Poet Arthur but was hijacked by 10 convict shipwrights.
So begins the story of an amazing escape, an extraordinary voyage and an intriguing twist in the tale of The Ship That Never Was.
The play tells the dramatic and hilarious true story of the Great Edcape from Sarah Island! delightful family entertainment not to be missed.
Advance bookings are necessary for all grouops. The play is approxiamately one hour and is performed every day at 5.30pm and from December 27th to January 26th at 5. 30 pm and 8.30pm.

 

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Derwent Entertainment Centre
Bookings: www.cirquedusoleil.com/quidam

 

 

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Black Swan Theatre
Bookings: 61 8 9484 1133

 

Burswood Theatre
Bookings: 1300 552 072
www.bocsticketing.com.au

 

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Cirque du Soliel
Bookings: 132 849

Crown Theatre
Bookings: 132 849

 
 
 

War Horse

WATCH VIDEO

Based on the novel by Mishael Morpugo, The National Theatre of Great Britain's Tony Awaes®-wiining production of War Horse is coming to Australia in Jnuary 2020.
Helped by Time Magazine as "a landmark theatre event", this powerfully moving an imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventeness. Ai its heart are astonishingly life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breating, galloping, charging horses to life on stage.
After the outbreak of WWI, Joey young Albert's belovedd horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France. He is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, surving on both frnts before finding himself alone in no man's land. but albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

 
     

 

His Majesty's
Bookings: 1300 795 012

  

 

 

 

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Perth Arena
Bookings: 132 849

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Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Bookings: www.ticketek.com

 

 

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RAC Arena

Michael Bublé

Global superstar Michael Bublé id returning to Australia in 2020 with a 36 piece orchestra to thrill audiences in his five city tour.
Season: Friday February 21 * Saturday February 22. 2020.

 

 

 

Regal Theatre
Bookings 132 849

Riverside Theatre PCEC
Bookings: 132 849

 

 

 

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Sandalford Estate Swan Valley
Bookings: 132 849

TBC
Bookings: 1300 34 001

 

 

Australian capital territories

CANBERRA THEATRE

Bookings: 61 2 6275 2700 & 1800 802 025

 

 

 

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Royal Theatrtre
Canberra



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