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ALEX Theatre St Kilda

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

 

 

Puffs

Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic.
World renowned actor Miriam Margolyes commanded our presence for an exciting announcement of a new thearical production set to have its australian premiere on May 2018.

Some people are born with the capacity to do great things. Some people change the world. Soem people rise from humble beginnings to defeat the forces of darkness in the face of insurmountable odds. Puffs is the story of the people who sit in class next to these people.
"For seven years a certain boy wizard wnet to Wizard School. this,, however, is not his story. This is the story of The Puffs who just happened to be there too.
A play for anyone who has NEVER been destined to save the world, Puffs is a Potter-inspired comedy for anyone who has ever felt like a secondary charcter in someone else's story.
Puffs gives you a new look at a familiar adventuree from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to to make it through magic school. It takes a second look at everyone's favourite world of wizards through the eues of The Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits.
Meet Wayne (Ryan Hawkes), a very average australian boy who finds he is a wizard and that wizards a real. Wayne and his new friends Mgan (/eva /Seymour) and Oliver (Keith Brockett) try to keep their heads down and get a basic wizarding education, while a certain other famous boy - with a very peculiar-shaped scar on his forehead - sets out to make life at school increasingly eventful.
The producers of Puffs have announced that Rob Mills will join the cast as to play the coveted role of Cedric.
The full cast features Keith Brockett, Zenya Camellotti, Olivia Charalmbous, Daniel Cosgrove, Kiana Daniele, Ryan Hawke, Gareth Isaac, Tob Mills, Eca Seymour, DAvid Tadman, Annabelle Tudor, Tammy Weller ad Matthew Whitty,
The original New York production has been updated for this Australian premiere by Matt Cox and Kristen McCarthy, both of whom are travelling 'down under' to bring this piece to life for local audiences with a whole new company of actors.

Season opens May 31. 2018

 

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

Carrion

What does it mean to be human, in a period when destruction on the planet is rapidly redefining the laws of nature?
Molding flesh, costume and a robo-primordial aesthetic., Carrion is a stunning new solo performance by Justin Shoulder that intrduces the figure of Carrion - a shape -shifting, post-human spectre that speaks in multiple forms and languages.
Blurring the boundaries between animal, human and machine Carrion draws on queer and ancestral mythologies and evokes a post-apocalyptic landscape rife wityh decay, where human and trhe android have merged for surviaval.
Season: June 27 - 30. 2018.

 

 

Athenaeum Theatre
Bookings: 03 9650 1500 or 132 849

 

Miracle City

Set inthe late 1980s, at the height of televangekism, Miracle City tells the story of the Truswells, a family with a dream to build a religious theme park, and the extreme lengths the patriarch, ricky Truswell, will go in order to make their dream a reality.Season opens February 9, 2018,

 

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Black Box
The Arts Centre Melbourne
Bookings: 1300 182 183

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

Richard Carpenter is close to you

He used to be on top of the world, looking sown on creation, to the left (and slightly behind his kid sister), the iconic late superstar Karen Carpenter. Nowadays Richard Carpenter os close to you sees our hero back on the circuit, and solitaire really is the only game in town. A multptalented musician, composer, arranger, orchestrater, producer and engineer - the only thing he doesn't get to do is sing the leaqd.
Season: June 12 - 16. 2018.

 

 

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

 


Chapel off Chapel

Bookings: 61 3 8290 7000

 
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Festival Hub - opening night concert

Festival Hub Opening Night

James Morrison- a long established legend of jazz - introduces the new generation of australian musicians. Perorming with his handpicked Academy Jazz Orchestra, Morrison presents all-Australian compositions in the jazz big band tradition.
SeasonMay 11. 2018

Double Take Series

Double Take Series

This brand new series invites artists from across the country to premiere unique collaborative peformances. Each pairing features original works by both artists and aset of duet performance, creating space for hew onovations, arresting improvisations and a moment to 'trade' melodic ideas in the sprit of the jazz idiom.

A Glimpse behind Closed Doors

A Glimpse Behind Closed Doors

Breathtaikingly beautiful and athletic contemporary dance. collides with innovative and virtuosic jazz> Queensland's premiere contemporary dance theatre company Expressions unites with the award-winning jazz ensemble Trichotomy tpo present a thought-provoking collaboration that revels in the darkness, playfulness and fragility of hte human condition..
Season: May 12. 2018

Judy Bailey Trio at Your Request

Judy Bailey Trio

One of Australia's greats; pianist, compser and arranger Dr. Judy Bailey - makes her Stonnington Jazz debut. For one night only Judy invites the audience to decide on the repertoire, creating a personalised and interavtive evenoing. Do not mis the chance tobe in the presenc of an icon for this uplifting and engaging show.
Season: May 13. 2018

Consider this: Andrea Keller & Tim Wilson

Consider This

Having performed together for over 20 year, Tim and Anrea bring theirstunning collaborative sound to Stonnington for the first time. The special live show features the song from their 2017 Australian Bell Award Best Contemporary Jazz Album Consider This, showcasing their unique original compositions and interactive musical dialogue in an intimate concer format.
Season: May 16. 2018.

Jake Mason Trio Album Launch

Jake Mason Trio

Cookin' on 3 Burners' organis Jake Mason steps out to launch his debut solos album, The Stranger in The Mirror.
Taking cue from the golden era of Hammond organ artists such as Jilmmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff and Dr Lonnie Smith, the ARIA Nominated musician, songwriter, producer and touring artist premieres his return to jazz accompanied by James Sherlock and Danny Fisher.
Season: May 17. 2018

Bjork: Interpreted

Bjork: Interpreted

Melbourne's own emerging contemporary jazz collective The Surface Project will rework, reimagine and remodel pieces from Iceland's most famous exporets' inimitable repertoire.
Fearturing gests artists including cabaret chanteuse Mama Alto, electronic artist Tom Barton, folk singer-songwriter Hannah Cameron and many more.
Season: May 17. 2018

Jazz in Colour: Swooping Duck meets Zero Crossing.

Jazz In Colour

For this special commissioned show Sweeping Duck and Zero Crossing collaborate to crate a synesthetic experience, using experiemental jazz with colour, shape and light.
Swoopng Duck use spontaneous harmony and asrenalin to create sonic sculptures that tranverse genre. Zero Crossing's of shade and colour will convert the sound of Swooping Duck to optic pictures , responding to the music via artificial light.
Season: May 18. 2018.

Here and Now: The Far east Suite

Here And Now: The Far East Suite

Taking indpriration from Duke Ellington' ambitious project, Steve Sedergreen has enbarked on a quest to rework The Far East Suite for Stonnington Jazz.
Con't miss this spectular peformance which conveys univeral themes of love, happiness, sadness and wonder in a fun, reflective and heatfelt fashion, in the spirit of Duke Ellington./
Season: May 20. 2018.

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Circus Oz

Bookings: ticketmaster.com.au
Ph 136 100

 

 

 

 

 

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Cirque Du Soleil

 

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Comedy Theatre

Bookings: 132 849

 

Costa Hall
DeakinUniversity

Barry Humphries - The Man Behind the Mask

On this tour Barry will take audiences on a revealing, funny and moving trip through his colourful life and theatrical career in an intimate, confessional evening - seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories - Australia's best loved entertainer will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.
Season: June 2 at 2pm & 8pm. @018.

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The 86
185 Smith Street
Collingwood

 

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

Scaramouche Jones

 

Acclaimed Australian acor Colin Friels will star in British playwright Justin Butcher's brilliant one-man play Scaramouche Jnes >
This will be the first time Fiels has performed a solo theatre piece in his long and celbrated career
Scaramouche Jones is of an ancient clown who, after his last performance at 11pm on Millenium Eve, retires to his dressing room to wait alone for the stroke of midnight and his own centenary. Reflecting on the extraordinary fortunes f his life, his journey spans the furtherest reaches of crumbliing empires and the darkest episodes of the 20th century in his quest for a father and a homeland. He strips away his seven comic masks and reveals the heart buried deep within: his final confession. By turns bizarre, comic, epic, tragic - laced with the consummate wit of the circua clown - his tale unfolds as an enchanting fable of pognancy and laughter.
Season: August 15 - 25. 2018.

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45 downstairs
45 Flinders Lane Melbourne
61 3 9662 9966

 

 

 

Gasworks
Bookings: 61 3 9699 3253.

Hamer Hall
Bookings: 1300 182 183

Barry Humphries - The Man Behind the Mask

On this tour Barry will take audiences on a revealing, funny and moving trip through his colourful life and theatrical career in an intimate, confessional evening - seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories - Australia's best loved entertainer will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.
Season: May 23, 226, 2018.

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Her Majesty's Theatre

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

 

2018 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

Flash Donahs

is a gritty and entertaining expose of young working-classwomen in 1880s Melbourne, with stories of the struggles of real women and the flamboyant world of the popular stage. The glittering world of Bourke Street on a Saturday night was only a 'stones throw' away from the brothels and opium-dens of Little Lonsdale Street. Talk of the dangers of the 'larriken menace' was everywhere and 'respectable society' was fearful for the futureof the Colony of victoria>
Season: April 11 - 22. 2018 Wednesday at 6,30pm Thursday - Saturday at 7.30pm,

Çanakkale/Gallipoli

Storyteller Jan 'Yaeei' Wositzky (Bushwackers Band etc) re-tells Gallipoli with Turkish and Australian literature, music and dong. Emotional, respectful and informative, transcending flag waving nationalism and debunking the odd furphy, this is montage theatre that explores the idea that oncew we were enemies, now we're friends.
Season: April 24 - 29. 2018. Times: tuesday 6.30pm Wednseday 3pm & 6.30pm Thursday - Saturday 7.30pm. Sunday 4pm.

Carmilla

After a sell-out run in La Mama's 2016 Explorations series,Carmilla rises from the grave for a full session. It is a ghost story for theatre, enmeshing spoken word and through-composed music for live chamber orchestra, This adaptation of Sheridan Le Fanu's controversal 1872 gothic novella explores violence, transfressive sexuality and the fragile boundary between the living and the dead.
In the retelling of Carmilla, a young girl's mask of propiety yields to a beautiful vampire's obsessive love.
Season: May 2 - 13. 2018. Times: Wednesday 5.30pm. Thursday & Saturday 7.30pm No Show Saturday May 5. Sunday 2pm & 6.30pm Maitnees: Wednesday May 10 at 1pm Thursday 11am.

Ellida

What does it mean to be free? to be truly independent?

Ellida - second wife to Doctor Wangel - must decide between her current life, sheletered by her marriage in a coatal fjord town, or an uncertain life with her former love on the open sea. Are we creatures of he land? cratures of the sea? or creatures if habit?
Season: May 16 - 27. 2018. Wednesday 6.30pm Thursday - Saturday 7.30pm. Sunday 4pm. Matinees Wednesday 1pm & Thursday 11am

My Sister Feather

I thought I'd let her know I made it after all.

Tilly and Egg have been waiting for their mother to find them. They haven't seen her since she disappeared during a game of hide-and-seek when they were kids.
They're middle-aged when Tilly receives two letters from her. She's dead. Egg's in prison and Tilly needs special permission to visit and let her know.
tilly was supposed to keep Egg close but it's only the spectre of their mother thsat brings them back together.
SeasonZ: May 30 - June 10. 2018. Time: Wednesday 6.30pm. Thursday - Saturday 7.30pm. Sunday 4pm.

A Noble Cause

depicts Labor Prime Minister from Watson to Keating in historical context wiht famous quotes, music from each era and replete with achievements, failures and often times poitical travail. The play presents the Prime Ministers for what they did, why they achieved and how they did what they did. Labor values evokes the firm true believers, those who struggle against the prevailing status quo to improve society, to make it fairer, to achieve equality. This is the noble case. The play will leave it to the audience to decide who pursued who achieved it.
Season: June 14 0 24. 2018. Time Wednesday 6.30pm Thursday - Saturday 7.30pm Sunday 4pm.

White Hat Hackers

A self-confessed internet addict hooked onto Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tinder, Grindr and Youtube descend int the internet inferno. Desperate to log out he tries to get into the 12 Steps recovery Program but doesn't know the correct codeword.
Accidently he stumbles on Knows Bar Kaberet - a special branch of wildly subversive White Hat Hackers. this cacophonous action of vulgar, grotesque, sexy and sublime singers and musicians break into Windows, penetrate his Profile and crash the system.
Season: June 26 - Jlu 1. 2018. Time: Wednesday 6.30pm. thursday - Saturday 7.30pm Sunday 4pm.

Crazy Brave

There is brave. There is very brave. Andif you want to change the world, there is Crazy Brave. Alice rejects the Big Lie - the sterile dream of consumerism. She understands that when politics fail us, action becomes necessary. But how far are we willing to go when we take a stand?
Season: July 4 - 15. 2018. Times: Wednesday .30pm. Thursday - Saturday 7.30pm. Sunday 4pm.

Nightfall

A story in which something very naughty happens.

Emily absolutely will not go to sleep. Not even if Mum says so. Or Dad. Or if Grandpa says so. Not while there's a drip...Not while those dripping drops are ears... dragon 's tears... the tears of a dragon who lives in the celing... No. Absolutely not quite yet.
this is a contemporary theatre for the young, and the young at heart. The worlds we fall through, to arrive in sleepp, become our playground, animated with puppets, prjedtion, and music.
Season: July 9 - 15. 2018. Times: Monday - Friday 11am. Saturday & Sunday 1pm.

La Mama Theatre


Pancake Opus

A cycle of song not sung but spoken with bits of sound from the living room.

Anarchic, poetic, and semi-autobiographical, Pancake Opus captures the isolation of modern life. With sound creation and vocal manipulation by Raye, Slavin, glowing design by Bronwyn Pringle. Emily Barrie and Morwenna Schenk and a dramaturgy by Keith Manderson Galvin, Pancake Opus is a hilarious and tragic tribute to loneliness, anxiety, memory and the tyranny of hungry children with 'audience participation of the best kind in the end.
Season: May 30 - June 10. 2018. Times: Wednesday & Friday 6.30pm Thursday & Saturday 8.30pm Sunday 4pm.

Bipolar Karaoke

A writer reads her script to you as she writes it. An autobiography of bipolar disorder and a voice lost then found, it is told through character and costume, storytelling and symptons and voiced in a wide range of karaoke performances. Fragments of losdt scripts and songs from the interior/exterior world weave a personal history which ultimately unravels into the truth of the present momnent.
Season: May 31 - June 10. 2018. Time: Wednesday & Friday 8pm. Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 6.30pm

For Lease

Due to unexpected cirumstances there is adelay for the final secision in what will be, if it comes off, a very challenging non-event. We are awaiting the arrival of permission to use a Hollywood text that is currently dormant and which we feel is relevant to Carlton lanes of today. We are also held up concerning a request to release a prisoner at old Pentridge Gaol, around which our story may centre.
Season: June 13 - 17. 2018. Time: Wednesday 6.30pm. Thursday - Saturday 7.30pm Sunday 4pm.

Chronic

is a Conspiratorial Comedy ir a Comedy of Conspiracy or an homage to an History Teacher obsessed withDr Strangelove or the Recapitulation of time spent on nightshift looking up 911 videos. Inside Job. Chronic is partly set within the subterranean world of Melbourne, insluding that little train palce in Eltham. It involves a character based on a mesh pf Misk Dundee and David Icke. The female characters have rhyming names . Nuclear war is dealt with - wittily. Cricket is mentioned - tragically.
Season: June 20 - July 1. 2018 Time: wednesday 6.30pm Thursday - Saturday 7.30pm. sunday 4pm.

Vocal Digs

An invitation to travel alongside Charlotte through known and unknown vocal terriotories meeting with the internal stirring and intimate expanses that music offers us.
Three vocal explorations are a home for transformation and the discovery of unchartarted digs around relationships, identity , body, life, art, health., home and humaninrss.
Season: June 23 - 28. 2018 Times: Saturday June 23. 5.30pm. Sunday June 24. 6.30pm. Monsay June 25, 7.30pm. Wednesday Jue 27 8.30pm. Thursday June 28, 5.30pm

The Bachelor S17 E5

An actual episode of The Bachelor (as seen on television) performed for you and your companions verbatim by its posse of living, breathing human beings. Live! Real! Really real. Realer then Reality Television. Bear witness as we (armed with nothing but a transcript of a reality television show and our imperfections) prove that love is not just for the young, white, thin and hetero.
Season: July 4 - 15. 2018 Times: Wednesday & Friday 6.30pm. Thursday & Saturday 8.30pm. Sunday 4pm.

Survival

Alison and Heidi meet for the first time in ten years at a hospital where their daughter Nadia is recovering from a suicide attempt.
Alison wants to blame Heidi and Heidi wants to blame Scott and Scott wants to blame Alison. Twwo ex's are forced back together in the room and gradually realise that if they want to help their daughter they will need to resolve issues from their relationship first.
Season: July 5 - 15. 2018. times: Wednesday & Friday 8.30pm. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 6.30pm



La Mama for Kids

La Mama Musica


La Mama Poetica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CUB Malthouse Theatre

Bookings: 61 3 9685 5111.


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MERLYN THEATRE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


   

Tower Theatre

 

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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

The Odditorium - A Vaudeville Experience

Two Kiwi performers, a night out in Berlin, snd sn unexpected convergance in Melbourne are culminating in the first rendition of The Odditorium, an enchanting concotion of ne-school cabaret meets old-school vaudeville, to be performed at The MC Showroom in Prahran.
Pop Up Globe actor Jackson Coe is extending his skill-set. producing his first ever show outside of New Zealand all while performing full-time at the Pop Up Globe in Melbourne.
The idea to produce came from a get-together with a long-time friend, sirque performer The Quizzical Mr Jeff, in Berlin this past July. Impressed with Jeff's work as a showman and object-manipulater (the ability to breat life into everday inanimate objects), the two quickly realised that they would be connecting in Melbourne later in the year.
The pair have also seured efferverdcent cabaret starlet Sophie deLightful and Melbourne's own master magician Mr Marmaslade to join the proceddings, as well as acameo appearnce by side-sct The Buffer boys.
Season: January 11 - 13. 2018.

 

 

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

 

Melbourne French Theatre

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

Le Père Noël est une Ordure

Le P ère Noel wst une Ordure is a brilliant black comedy, juggling high farce and brotesque black humour. The farce is filled with an assortment if eccentrics including a lonely /Serbian with deadly chocolates, a cross0dressing chronic depressive and a suicidal gun-toting Santa C;aus.
The play is a wild, aggressive, furiously places and absolutely hilarious beast, dealing with loneliness, heart-ache, and people on the ede of insanity>"
The time is now. The location is every city. Specifically, a lifeline agency, a place of refuge for those lost and without hope. It is Christmas Eve... and the mayhemn begins.
Season: May 2- 5. 2018. Six performances only. Friday May 4 now sold out.


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

 

Melbourne Theatre Company

Bookings: 1300 136 166

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

 

Palais Theatre

136 100

 

The National Institute of Circus Arts

Bookings: 61 3 9214 6974

La Sacré

Collaboration with The Australian Ballet School

Witness the first collaboration of its kind in Australian performance history, presenting a combined cast of 18 circus performers and 26 ballet dancers in a glittering cpectacle of artful physicality.
La Sacré references elements from modern life drawn from eledtronic dance culture, fashion shows. beauty pageants and talent shows.
This collaboration will intergrate balletic and diverse dance language with a myriad of circus acts including skipping ropes, Chinese pole, roue Cyr, tissu, hula hoops, group acrobatics and tightwire.
Con;t miss your chance to behold this ensemble of elite perormers who have spent years honing their skills as they prepare to enter their final year of study in 2018.
Season: June 14 - 23. 2019


Empty Bodies - Provocaré Festival

This acclaimed production will be a highlight of the Provocaré Festival 2018, featuring six talented professional circus artits performing skills from contotion to tissu, tighteire and more.
Director Zebastion Hunter sught to challenge the combination of physicality and text, eith words by acclaimed writer Stephen Sewell interwoven Ian Moorhead's dystopian and poetic score. stephanie Hovve's set and costume design, including a giant aerialnet - arouses questions on the colourful incertainty of identity, reflecting chaos in conflict with order. Meaghan Wegg's original choreography explores the intimate and gestural world grounding this abstract performance in the personal.
Season: Thursday July 5 - Saurday July 14. 2018 at 7.30pm one hour no intermission.

 

 

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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

Irish Celtic

Featuring the finest performers from the top Irish dance companies, Irish Celtic showcases thrilling and spectacular high energy dance routines with explosive rhythms and nail-biting precision.
With their spectacular choreography and passionate music. including tomantic theme tunes from Braveheart and Last of the Mohicans they recreate scens from throughout Celtic history.
Season: July 31 - August 5. 2018

The Pavilion at Docklands
Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100

 

 

Placeta Theatre
Bookings: 61 3 9905 1111

 

Playhouse
Bookings: 1300 182 183.

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

2018 Season

Right Now

 

Do you still find him seductive, alic
I beg your pardon>
Your husband.

Right Now is a disquieting exploration of one woman's crisis, lingering between heartbreak and joy.
As Alice and Ben settle into their new flat, they discover a surprisin connection wioth Juliette, Giles and François from across the hall. As reality shifts, passionate encounters and unsettling revelations are unearthed.
I am on my own, all day, it is so silent. Sometimes I think I..I imagine..I hear things. I am not mad but..
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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?

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Regent Theatre
Bookings: 1300 111 011

 

 

Rod Laver Arena
Bookings: 132 849

 

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 - Bella Union
Level 1.
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

Irish Celtic

Featuring the finest performers from the top Irish dance companies, Irish Celtic showcases thrilling and spectacular high energy dance routines with explosive rhythms and nail-biting precision.
With their spectacular choreography and passionate music. including tomantic theme tunes from Braveheart and Last of the Mohicans they recreate scens from throughout Celtic history.
Season: August 7 - 12. 2018

 

 

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Civic Theatre
Newcastle

Barry Humphries - The Man Behind the Mask

On this tour Barry will take audiences on a revealing, funny and moving trip through his colourful life and theatrical career in an intimate, confessional evening - seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories - Australia's best loved entertainer will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.
Season: May 5, 6. 2018

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Concert Hall
Sydney Opera House
Bookings: 61 2 8215 4600

 

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Darling Theatre ICC
Bookings: www.ticketek.com

Barry Humphries - The Man Behind the Mask

On this tour Barry will take audiences on a revealing, funny and moving trip through his colourful life and theatrical career in an intimate, confessional evening - seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories - Australia's best loved entertainer will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.
|Season: May 17, 18. 2018

 

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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


 


Batch Festival

A three-week fiesta of the freshest, edgiest and most innovative showa in Sydney. An exciting crop of storytellers, poets, comedy artists and non-traditional performance makers from across the country will take over the iconic Stables stage-and when it all gets too exciting you can refresh yourself with hand-crafted beers supplied by Batch Brewing Co.
The Shows:
  • Since Al Died by Omar Musa.
    Cassie Workman, Giantess by Cassie Workman.
    Unspoken Words with Candy Royalle, Lizzy Jarrett and Saba Casefi.
    Asian Ghost-ery Store by Shannon Lim and Vidya Rajan.
    Blueberry Play by Ang Thomas.
    Griffin Up Late.
    Letters to John
    by Tasnim Hassan.
    The Lonely Spirits Variety Hour by Nitin Vengurlekar.
    Brown Skin Girl by Black Birds.
    Era of New Paradise by Adriane Daff.
    Excusion Zone: A Walking Tour by Caleb Lewis.
    Onstage Dating by Brom Batten
    Love and Anger byBetty Grumble.
    Glimpse by Jonathan Hindmarsh & Scarlet McGlynn.
    You Must Come Alne to Read the Last Bookon Earth by Georgia Symons.

Season: April 11 - 29. 2-18.


 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Newcastle Entrtainment Centre

 

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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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Quantas Credit Union Arena
Bookings: www.ticketek.com.au

 

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Riverina Theatre
Bookings: 61 2 6931 9466

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Roslyn Packer Theatre
Bookings: roslynpackertheatre.com.au

he Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time

Fifteen year-old Christopher Boone has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret every day life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When Christopher falls under suspicion for killing hisd neighbour's dog, his detective work to identify the true culprit, takes him on a journey that upturns his world.
Featuring remarkable, immersive staging and a full British and Irish cast, this is a global theatrical phenomonen that simply must not be missed.
Season from July 4. 2018

 

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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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The Star Event Centre

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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

Beware of Boys - A Musical Memoir

'Beware of boys with ees of bluem they kiss you once and ask for two'. Gather araound hearths in Brisbane to hear a story lefrt untold for more than 30 years. a story of a first kisses, orivate sxchoolboys and the dangers that lurked in the shadows of Brisbane in 1982.
This musical memoir by Lisa Maree Southgate and Frencesca de Valence and performecd by Melissa Western is an all female, cross-benerational collaboration with fire-power, and it's debuting at the Brisbane Anywhere Festival in May 2018.
Season: Friday May 11, Saturday May 12, Saturday May 19, sunday May 20. 2018 at 8pm.
Various venues as part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival.

 

BiBille Brown StudioBlle Brown Studio
Bille Brown Theatre


ph. QTIX 136 246

 

Nearer the Gods

Isaac Newton's first law of motuon are the foundation of countless human advancements. This is the story of how one of the greatest moments of scientific illumination almost didn't happen.

It's 1684, the dawn of the Elightment. Bright young astronomer Esward Halley must somehow eangle the secrets of the universe from the brain of fickle and contrary Isaac Newton. At the same time he must wrestle with his faith and risk his home, family and reputation to find the money and means toshare this beautiful, powerful theory witht he world at alrge.

For all the celestial bodies and scientific laws named after them, it's easy to think of our 17thCentury giants as infallibel geniuses. But here are our most powerful minds laid bare: ridiculed with self-doubt, squabbling over fame, and ensconsed in bitter intellectual rivalries.
Season: October 6 - November 3. 2018.

Hedda

Hedda Gabler is railing against her life. She didn't marryu bogan drugslinger George asman so she could play houswife in a monstrous old Coast mansion with white leather couches, blingy chandeliers and endless rounds of Aperol Spritz.

She wants something much more. Now her old flame, jiert Lavborg is out of prison and off the junk, is he about to slice off a piece of George's empire? Maybe Hedda can oull some strings to work this to her advantage.
Season: November 10 - December 8. 2018

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

 

Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Bookings: 132 849

 

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Brisbane Powerhouse

Bookings: 61 7 3358 8600

 


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Concert Hall GPAC
Bookings: 136 246

Barry Humphries - The Man Behind the Mask

On this tour Barry will take audiences on a revealing, funny and moving trip through his colourful life and theatrical career in an intimate, confessional evening - seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories - Australia's best loved entertainer will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.
Season: May 10 at 3pm & 8pm. 2018

he Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time

Fifteen year-old Christopher Boone has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret every day life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When Christopher falls under suspicion for killing hisd neighbour's dog, his detective work to identify the true culprit, takes him on a journey that upturns his world.
Featuring remarkable, immersive staging and a full British and Irish cast, this is a global theatrical phenomonen that simply must not be missed.

Season June 12 - 24. 2018.

 

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Cremorne Theatre

Bookings: 136 246.

The Longest Minute.

One footbaall club, one family. and one unforgettable NRL grand final.

Where were you the night of the 2915 NRL Grand final? The night when long-time underdogs, the North Queensland Cowboys won in an all-GLD nail-biter that changed the game, and the state forever. For one family of cowboys diehards, their whole lives have led up to this moment.
Jess was born on the night if the North Queensland Cowboy's first game in townsville. Daughter of Foley Shield legend Frank 'Black Flash' Wright, she grew up as a footy fanatic with big dreams, silky skills and boundless ambition more than her fair share of knockbacks, just like the luckless Cowboys> Despite their relentless string of losses, Jess still dares to believe in her team, and herself.
Season: May 26 - June 23. 2018.


Good Muslim Boy

An irreverent but tender memoir og a father, a son and a question of faith.

What does it mean to be a good Muslim boy? You probably shouldn't gawk at girls in bikinis or fake a medical degree. If you must ba an actor, you shouldn't play a gay man on television, or Saddam Husein in a poat 9/11 American musical. And you definitiely shouldn't leave an arranged bride at the altar.

Meet Osamah Sarni. He s done all of the4 above, considering his father is one of the leading Islamic clerics in Australia,, having pulled his family out of war-torn Iran to settle in suburban Melbourne.
But when this kindly and unorthodox dad dies suddenly during a trip to Iran, Osamah must grapple with an inscrutabler and corrupt bureaucracy in his fight to bring his father's body home to Australia - all the while looking back on his life in a haunting hilarious and heart-wrenching retrospective.,
Season: July 12 - 28. 2018

 

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King George Square
Bookings: 1300 364 001

 

LyricTheatre
Bookings: 136 246

 

 

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Playhouse

Bookings: QTIX136246

 


Twelth Night.

/a shipwreck sets in motion a wild and shimsical tale of mistaken identities, seperated twins, rebellious servaants, unrequited love and a pair of ridiculous yellow stockings. After the twelth night, the land of Illyria will never be the same.
Washed ashore and seperated from her twin brother, the plucky Viola must learn to survive alonein an exotic foreign country. Disguising herself as a man, she quickly becomes entangled in a web of amorous pursuits gone awry. As Cupid's arrowssend dukes and duchesses running in disatrous directions, a wacky entourage of servants and drunken freeloaders watch on in amusement. All the while Viola must fight to ensure nothing blows her cover.
Season: April 28 - May 19. 2018

Jasper Jones

In the sizzling summer of 1965, a bookish 14 year-old boy flees from the boredom and bullying of small-town life by burying himself in stories of epic adventures \. He never thought he'd find himself living one.

Charlie Bucktin lives in a tiny, insignificent busht town where nothing happends. Nothing thast is, until the town's very own Huckleberry Finn - the light-fingered and dark-skinned Jasper Jones - stumbles upon a gruesome crime out by the dam. /who else would he call on for help but the sharpestr kid around? A midnight tap at Charlie's window sparks a race to solve a murder and clear Jasper's name.
Season: July 28 - August 18. 2018

 

 

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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Adelaide Festival
Theatre.

Barry Humphries - The Man Behind the Mask

On this tour Barry will take audiences on a revealing, funny and moving trip through his colourful life and theatrical career in an intimate, confessional evening - seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories - Australia's best loved entertainer will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.
Season: May 30, 31.2018.

 

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Cirque Du Soliel

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

 

he Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time

Fifteen year-old Christopher Boone has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret every day life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When Christopher falls under suspicion for killing hisd neighbour's dog, his detective work to identify the true culprit, takes him on a journey that upturns his world.
Featuring remarkable, immersive staging and a full British and Irish cast, this is a global theatrical phenomonen that simply must not be missed.


Season: July 31 - August 4. 2018

 

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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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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

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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

His Majesty's
Bookings: 1300 795 012

  

he Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time

Fifteen year-old Christopher Boone has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret every day life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When Christopher falls under suspicion for killing hisd neighbour's dog, his detective work to identify the true culprit, takes him on a journey that upturns his world.
Featuring remarkable, immersive staging and a full British and Irish cast, this is a global theatrical phenomonen that simply must not be missed.
Season: August 8 - 19. 2018

 

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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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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

he Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time

Fifteen year-old Christopher Boone has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at math while ill-equipped to interpret every day life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When Christopher falls under suspicion for killing hisd neighbour's dog, his detective work to identify the true culprit, takes him on a journey that upturns his world.
Featuring remarkable, immersive staging and a full British and Irish cast, this is a global theatrical phenomonen that simply must not be missed.
Season: June 27 - July 1. 2018

 

 

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Royal Theatrtre
Canberra

Barry Humphries - The Man Behind the Mask

On this tour Barry will take audiences on a revealing, funny and moving trip through his colourful life and theatrical career in an intimate, confessional evening - seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories - Australia's best loved entertainer will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.
Season: May 16. 2018

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