All posts by David Kary

David Kary completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (BCA) at Wollongong University between 1990 and 1992 majoring in Arts Journalism and Theatre Studies. Since completing his degree in 1992 he has been writing continuously about the performing arts. He has contributed to a number of publications including Stage Whispers (16 years), The Messenger, South Sydney Bulletin, Tharunka, Sydney Observer, Latte Life Double Bay, and the Australian Jewish News. Since 2005, he has been the publisher and editor of the online Arts magazine Sydney Arts Guide:- http://www.sydneyartsguide.com.au/ He is a member of the Australian Journalists Association (AJA) of the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA), the Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts (AACTA), the Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA), and is a member of the Helpmann Awards Voting Collegiate.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK @ SUTHERLAND MEMORIAL SCHOOL OF ARTS

Do you believe in ghosts?

Regardless of your opinions on the paranormal, you’ll be glancing over your shoulder as you leave the theatre after The Sutherland Theatre Company’s upcoming production of the classic ghost story THE WOMAN IN BLACK.

Based on Susan Hill’s gothic horror novel of the same name, The Woman in Black is a gripping ghost story set in a dusty old theatre.

Arthur Kipps, a middle-aged solicitor, engages the services of a professional actor to help him re-enact a ghostly event that he experienced many years before at a deceased client’s old manor house in the English countryside. From the cluttered stage, Kipps begins to read his story: painfully, self-consciously and hesitantly at first, but gradually increasing in confidence.

The actor is enthusiastic and passionate, taking on the role of a young Kipps for the purpose of the performance. But as the two men delve deeper into the spine-chilling events that befell Kipps during his time at Eel Marsh House, the actor gradually realises that not all ghost stories are works of fiction.

In his second show with The Sutherland Theatre Company, Anthony White will play the reluctant storyteller Arthur Kipps.

Dirk Strachan-Thornton is to play the self-assured actor whom he hires to help bring his story to the stage.

Mallatratt’s adaption has been seen by millions of people worldwide and has been running on the West End for 27 years.

Director Belinda Balhatchet was drawn to the play’s use of simple theatrical techniques, rather than a detailed set, to bring the story to life.

“Nowadays, big budget productions can create almost anything on stage. Audiences don’t have to use their imagination as much as they used to because everything is created before them through lavish sets and huge casts. This show is the complete opposite. With a cast of two and an incredibly simple set, The Woman in Black relies on the talent of the cast and the imagination of the audience to create an atmosphere of tension and horror.”

Belinda knew that the Sutherland Memorial School of Arts was the perfect venue for the show.

“The School of Arts is a relatively small theatre in an old building. It fits the theme of the show perfectly, and the small size of the theatre puts the audience right in the middle of the action.”

THE WOMAN IN BLACK will be playing for a strictly limited season at the Sutherland Memorial School of Arts from May 26-28. Performance times are Friday 26 May @ 8pm, Saturday 27 May @ 2pm, Saturday 27 May @ 8pm, Sunday 28 May @ 2pm.

Tickets can be booked online via TryBooking: http://bit.ly/stcwomaninblack. Alternatively phone bookings can be made on 91507574.

For more about The Woman in Black, visit http://www.thesutherlandtheatrecompany.com.au/index.htm
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BIG FISH : A MUST SEE @ THE HAYES

 

Once upon a time there was a small intimate theatre that decided to put on a musical called BIG FISH and the show became a smash hit and just grew and grew…This captivating musical has a heart bigger than the Nullarbor Plains.

The show is presented as a ‘chamber opera’ in what the producers have called the ‘twelve chairs’ version. Under Tyran Parke’s refined, accomplished direction, and thrillingly staged, the brilliant cast bring this story to magnificent life.

The small orchestra as led by Luke Byrne are invisible behind the scenery – we never see them but they are terrific. The set – young Will’s bedroom with seashell ruffles at the back for the mermaid – allows for fluid scene and locale changes including the moving  in and out of beds and tables etc. Continue reading BIG FISH : A MUST SEE @ THE HAYES

OMEGA ENSEMBLE PRESENTS ‘SONGS FROM THE BUSH’ @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Featured photo- Artistic Director David Rowden.

The clarinet takes the spotlight in this concert of deeply moving and lyrical chamber music.

Busoni’s lesser-known Suite for Clarinet and String Quartet in G minor is filled with beautiful lyricism and driving rhythms that display a Romantic musical language but is looking towards the future. Continue reading OMEGA ENSEMBLE PRESENTS ‘SONGS FROM THE BUSH’ @ SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

FUTURE SEEKERS : A NEW PLAY BY CAROL DANCE @ WALSH BAY ARTS PRECINCT

A Russian prisoner and his guard play chess in 1917, young love blossoms at the Melbourne Cup in the ‘30s, the Vietnam War creeps into a school play in the ‘60s, two Olympic athletes flirt at the  L.A. airport, a girl in a wheelchair, a dedicated teacher, a court mediator, a love-weary girl and a young man in an old house. All are connected through time, travel, history and bloodline in FUTURE SEEKERS, a new play by local playwright Carol Dance.

FUTURE SEEKERS breaks the mould of conventional theatre by incorporating music, a soiree atmosphere and a mix of theatrical styles in telling an incredible story that moves from revolutionary Russia to present-day Sydney.

Dance has blended a collection of her award-winning short plays (previously produced in Sydney, India and Malaysia) into one continuous story that is fun while thoughtful, local yet universal and dramatic as well as charming.

With a cast of four actors and one musician, FUTURE SEEKERS is being performed in the acoustically magnificent, and spectacularly located,  Sydney Philharmonia Hall, Hickson Road, on Sydney Harbour and right in the centre of the Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, a venue well served by public transport and ample parking.

The production stars Neveen Hanna, Sana’a Shaik, Eli Saad (all seen recently in Beirut Adrenaline at Belvoir Street) and Michael Wood (Journey’s End, The Local).  

Grand pianist extraordinaire Philip Eames – composer, ABC Young Performer of the Year finalist – interweaves piano interludes around and through the scenes, highlighting the moods and suggesting locations.

Director Mark Langham (Amanda, Terra Nova and the film Luvvie) says The Future Seekers describes the play as being about ‘how we are the sum of all those who came before us: their dreams, hopes and fears.  

“No one group has the monopoly on either the present or the future and we are all just adding our own little story to the bigger picture.”

Writer Carol Dance, enjoyed a previous career as a mediator where she felt tremendous empathy for people in dispute and despair.

“There is seldom anything-anywhere that is simply black and white.  Every difficult person has a lovable, agreeable person hiding inside: my plays wrinkle out that hidden person.”

FUTURE SEEKERS opened last Thursday evening and has already had several performances. The reviews have been very favourable –

Jamelle Wells writing for Weekend Notes described the show as, ‘moving and powerful! I loved the intensity! Minimalist theatre at its best.”

Matthew Macdonald writing for The Buzz From Sydney wrote, ‘The cast should be commended for their flexibility! Heartwarming and honest! The piano pieces are perfectly performed by Philip Eamesanda!

Paul Gilchrist writing for Theatre Red wrote, ‘It is a real pleasure in watching four skilled actors. Pianist Philip Eames’ performance is beautiful. This is big theatre, presented simply… creates the magic of its wide-eyed wonder and the appeal of its optimism.’

The remaining performances for FUTURE SEEKERS are this Friday April 28 at 7:30 pm, Saturday April 29 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday April 30 at 5:00 pm at the Sydney Philharmonia Hall, Wharf 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay.

All tickets: $40   Students $30. Bookings: www.trybooking.com/OSSH   

Visit www.futureseekers.net.au orwww.facebook.com/sctheatrepro

 

BEDLAM CABARET @ MARRICKVILLE’S RED RATTLER

For one night only Marrickville’s Red Rattler will be taken over by Company of Rogues to create their own little slice of Bedlam right here in Sydney.

Featuring performances from some  favourite local artists, musicians and performers – plus a surprise or two – it’s going to be a big Thursday night. And when the stage isn’t being lit up by Bedlam’s inmates you can play with their madhouse antics and soak up some cray cray at the bar.

So put on your formal straight jacket and dust off your bed straps because this is one fundraiser you do not want to miss!

Tickets just $35.

http://www.trybooking.com/POKN

DATE- 
Thursday 4 May 7-10 pm @ Red Rattler Marrickville

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HOME@735 INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION

The Home@735 Invitational Exhibition will be featuring artworks from the Badger & Fox Collection including photography by Andre Kertesz, Brassai, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Garry Winogrand, Max Dupain, Olive Cotton, Bill Henson and a painting by Brett Whiteley.

Home@735 Gallery has invited a number of Sydney artists to submit a work for the exhibition with several artists creating responses to individual artworks from the Badger & Fox Collection.

Painter Nick Collerson will be responding to Brassai’s iconic photograph Eating at the Velodrome, Alice Couttoupes will be creating a ceramic wall work in response to an Olive Cotton photograph, Sarah Goffman will make a still life assemblage responding to an Andrea Kertesz photo and Tom Polo will paint his response to Jacques-Henri Lartigue’s 40 Rue Cortambert, France, taken in 1903.

Other artists works exhibiting include Patrick Hartigan, Mclean Edwards, Madeleine Preston, Charmaine Pike, Nicola Smith, Michael Johnson, Clara Adolphs and video by Kate Mitchell. The show will focus on portraiture, still life and landscape painting.

The exhibition opens on Thursday the 15th of June and runs till the 9th of July.

OPENING- 
Thursday June the 15th 6-8 pm at 735 Bourke Street, Redfern.

For more information-

http://www.anthonybautovich.com/curatingwriting/

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TEN DOUBLE PASSES TO THE NEW FRENCH FILM ‘THE INNOCENTS’

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker, Anne Fontaine (Coco Avant Chanel, Nathalie, Gemma Bovery), THE INNOCENTS is based on actual events and set in Poland at the end of World War 2.

The film chronicles a largely forgotten piece of history based on the astonishing true experiences of Madeleine Pauliac and deals with complex issues of war and faith.   

She is a young doctor at a Red Cross hospital who responds to a desperate plea from a nun and breaks protocol to visit a local Benedictine convent, where she is shocked to find a nun in the midst of a complicated labour and several more in various stages of pregnancy.

As she uncovers the truth of what happened, she begins the demanding task of caring for these women, whilst navigating the reluctance of the wary Mother Superior, who wants to keep the events that brought her charges to this situation, a secret from the outside world.

THE INNOCENTS will screen at selected arthouse cinemas from Thursday 27th April.

Sydney Arts Guide has ten in season double passes to give away. Be one of the first to email editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com. Winners will be advised by return email. Please provide your postal address in your email.

L’enfant prodigue by Claude Debussy @ Backyard Opera

Debussy’s L’enfant Prodigue is a staged cantata by Claude Debussy with text by Édouard Guinand that runs approximately 45 minutes.

This classic parable still resonates with us today. In an increasingly isolating and individualistic society, we are confronted by our own passive vilification of people who have fallen through the cracks. The drive to succeed and express our identity comes at a cost. Humanisation and community are the remedy,

The cantata is to be directed by Lucy Scott and conducted by Luke Spicer. The work will be played by a chamber orchestra accompanied by soprano Ayşe Göknur Shanal, tenor  Joel Scott and baritone Andrew Williams. The piece runs for forty five minutes.

SEASON

May 5th: 7:30PM
May 6th: 5:30 + 7:30PM
May 7th: 5:30 + 7:30PM

VENUE

Backyard Opera –  a new  multi-use arts space a five minute walk from Tempe Station : http://www.backyardopera.com/contact

For more about L’enfant prodigue by Claude Debussy, visit https://www.trybooking.com/PTCM

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TALK : A NEW PLAY BY JONATHON BIGGINS @ THE DRAMA THEATRE

Jonathon Biggins’ usual way of sharing his take on the world, in particular the world of politics, is through the Sydney Theatre Company’s  annual revue show, the Wharf Revue, a platform which he shares with fellow collaborators,  Drew Forsythe and Phil Scott.

This time, however, he has gone solo with a new play simply titled TALK, and it is his take on the state of the media in today’s world. He himself has been a media player, having been for a time, a  very laid-back, laconic broadcaster  on Sydney’s 2BL.

Biggins main character, radio shock jock John Behan, is anything but laid-back. Gung-ho and well irresponsible would be a much more apt description. On his radio program Behan has read out the criminal record of an alleged sex offender whose case was before the court. The police come knocking on his recording studio door, ready to arrest him for contempt of court. When his  producer advises him of the situation, he locks himself in his studio and continues broadcasting, ranting and revving up the community.             Continue reading TALK : A NEW PLAY BY JONATHON BIGGINS @ THE DRAMA THEATRE

HYSTERIA : FREUD, DALI, A GOOD DOCTOR AND AN INTERLOPER @ ETERNITY PLAYHOUSE

Along similar lines to his most well known play  Insignificance, (also made into a film directed by Nicolas Roeg), British playwright Terry Johnson’s play HYSTERIA features well know characters from history. In Insignificance we had Marilyn Monroe, Joseph McCarthy, Joe DiMaggio and Albert Einstein. In HYSTERIA we have Dr Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dali.

In real life these two iconic and very different characters did have one meeting in 1938 at Freud’s home in London where he had only recently moved to after fleeing Nazi Germany. Little is known of what took place at the meeting. Johnson’s HYSTERIA is an imaginative dramatisation of this meeting with a couple of other characters thrown in.                             Continue reading HYSTERIA : FREUD, DALI, A GOOD DOCTOR AND AN INTERLOPER @ ETERNITY PLAYHOUSE

HIDDEN SYDNEY : IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A SINFULLY GOOD TIME

King Cross is a state of mind. No boundaries to its name, no limits to its life. Half a century later, however, has Kings Cross been crossed out?!

The production HIDDEN SYDNEY is back by popular demand for a strictly limited season. The production, featuring an all star cast, is an immersive cabaret celebrating Kings Cross in the 50s, 60s and 70s. The play is set over four floors of The Nevada, a former Sydney brothel which boasted the biggest bed in the world.

Theatregoers get to rub shoulders with a motley cast of characters including Bea  ​Bea Miles, Abe Saffron, Roie The Witch, Standover Jim and the iconic Les Girls.

Last drinks are served at the Chevron Silver Spade.

DETAILS- 

May 25 2017 until June 18th 2017 at the Nevada, the World Bar, Bayswater Road, Kings Cross.

For more about Hidden Sydney returns for Vivid, visit http://www.bloodmoontheatre.com/
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COSI : LANE COVE THEATRE COMPANY REPRISES A NOWRA CLASSIC

Production photography by Dawn Pugh.

There are just so many comic and dramatic possibilities that come to mind with this particular Louis Nowra scenario. Nowra makes some good choices and the result is one of his most flamboyant and entertaining plays.

A young director, Lewis, desperately in need of work, takes on the job of putting  on a production at a psych hospital, to be performed by patients. The hospital’s social worker has come up with the idea of the project, believing that it will be good for his ‘charges’. We follow Lewis’ rocky journey from his first meetings with his ‘actors’ all the way through to his reflections after the performance has finally taken place.

Lane Cove Theatre Company recently completed a very satisfying revival, which sadly only had a very short season, directed by the very experienced Debbie Smith.                                        Continue reading COSI : LANE COVE THEATRE COMPANY REPRISES A NOWRA CLASSIC

TEN DOUBLE PASSES TO THE CONTROVERSIAL NEW FRENCH FILM ‘RAW’

This is a funny, sexy and scary new French film which has already won a slew of awards.

RAW tells the story of Justine (Garance Marillier), a brilliant 16-year-old whose admission to a prestigious veterinary school sparks a coming-of-age like no other. With her older sister Alexia (Ella Rumpf) watching on, Justine partakes in a bizarre hazing ritual where she is forced to eat raw meat for the first time, defying her vegan upbringing and unleashing an insatiable desire for flesh.

Tapping into the violence of youthful rites of passage and the power of sisterly bonds, RAW is emotionally and physically visceral, and totally unforgettable. The film imaginatively and intelligently expands contemporary horror cinema, announcing French writer-director Julia Ducournau as a key figure in an exciting and bold new wave of female genre filmmakers.

A Monster Pictures film, RAW will release nationally on Thursday 20 April.  Here is the link to the trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDiVGDmgsFY.

Sydney Arts Guide has ten double passes to give away. Be one of the first to email editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com. 

Please put RAW competition in the subject line and provide your postal address. Winners will be advised by email and passes will be mailed out.

COMING SOON: THE BODYGUARD : THE MUSICAL TO SYDNEY LYRIC THEATRE

THE BODYGUARD musical is having its Australian premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 21st April.

The production will star Australian idol pop singer Paulini who will take on the role of Rachel Marron, made famous by the legendary Whitney Houston. The show will also star star Prinnie Stevens who will play Rachel’s sister and Neighbours star Kip Gamblin who will play  the Bodyguard.

The musical is based on the smash-hit Warner Bros 1992 film starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner and written by the acclaimed, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Big Chill, The Empire Strikes Back). Continue reading COMING SOON: THE BODYGUARD : THE MUSICAL TO SYDNEY LYRIC THEATRE

TRADE

 

After a critically acclaimed season in Adelaide, TRADE is back at the Old 505.

TRADE is a fast paced, irreverent piece of physical theatre that delves into the world of fictional Hedge Fund Delta 1. Hurrah Hurrah have been developing TRADE since an initial residency in late 2014. It has been performed as part of the Old 505 Theatre (Sydney) Freshworks season and in development at Site and Sound Festival (Sydney). Initially inspired by the fall of French rogue Trader Jerome Kevel, Hurrah Hurrah have pulled apart the elements of his enormous descent, and reformed it into an exploration of the complicity of us all in the world we live in.                     Continue reading TRADE

BUDDHIST EXHIBITION 2017 : UNCOVERING THE LIGHT OF BUDDHISM

Buddhist Exhibition is an exhibition that  has been organised by the University of NSW Buddhist Society (UNIBUDS) to showcase Buddhist artefacts and artworks to the public.

In accordance with this year’s theme, “Uncovering the Light of Buddhism”,  the exhibition will explore the original purpose and meaning behind some Buddhist artefacts, by delving into the influence of time and culture in shaping the current perceptions of these artefacts.

How did Buddhism come about? What items did monks use back in the day of the Buddha? Who distilled the Buddha’s teachings from oral communication into written form and how were they recorded? Come and find out as you navigate your way through artefacts and exhibits as art, history and Buddhism intertwine.             Continue reading BUDDHIST EXHIBITION 2017 : UNCOVERING THE LIGHT OF BUDDHISM

JIM CARTWRIGHT’S EVERGREEN ‘TWO’ @ ENSEMBLE THEATRE

As careers go, working in the hospitality industry does have a lot of appeal, if you are fond of people and people watching. Take, for instance, working in a cafe or a pub. You have your regulars who you can chat with, you can watch how people are with each other, It certainly beats working in an office, say being an accountant, and crunching figures all day.

The main characters in English playwright Jim Cartwright’s beautifully written play TWO are a married couple who are the publicans of a suburban pub. It’s a job that they love. Cartwright simply calls them Landlord and Land Lady.                          Continue reading JIM CARTWRIGHT’S EVERGREEN ‘TWO’ @ ENSEMBLE THEATRE

CONTROVERSIAL NEW PLAY COMING SOON TO THE ETERNITY PLAYHOUSE

Director Moira Blumenthal and producer Shalom, who have previously worked together on the plays My Name Is Ashur Lev and Coming to See Aunt Sophie. have announced that they will be presenting the World Premiere of Victor Gordon’s controversial new play YOU WILL NOT PLAY WAGNER at the Eternity Playhouse during the month of May.

The play’s subject matter is controversial. Ever since the Holocaust, performing works by the composer Richard Wagner has been taboo in Israel. Set in contemporary Tel Aviv, a young Israeli causes a storm by selecting to perform Wagner in the finals of an international competition for conductors.

His selection pushes the competition to the brink and sets Israeli society on edge. Should the politics of Wagner’s music interfere with the quality of his art? To what extent do we honour the memory of the Holocaust, its survivors and their descendants, without stifling the next generation? 

Moira Blumenthal will direct and the play will star Annie Annie Byron, Tim McGarry, Kate Skinner and Benedict Wall.

Sydney Arts Guide has one double pass to give away to the performance of YOU WILL NOT PLAY WAGNER at the Eternity Playhouse on Sunday 4th May at 8 pm. Email  editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com., The winner will be advised by email with the tickets to be collected from the Box Office.

Featured image – Cast members Annie Byron and Benedict Wall.

 

JUNGLE BOOK, THE MUSICAL RETURNS TO KING STREET THEATRE

“Markus Weber and Michael Summ’s version of The Jungle Book is a beautifully-written musical derived from Rudyard Kipling’s famed writings.” Suzy Wrong, Suzy Goes See, April 2014

“With great songs and a meaningful story, excellent production, acting, lighting and sound – the Jungle Book can appeal to both children and adults.” Linda Moon, Weekend Notes, January 2016

JUNGLE BOOK – THE MUSICAL is back at King Street Theatre for the school holidays.

Based on the beloved stories by Rudyard Kipling, Artistic Director/Intendant of KING STREET THEATRE, Markus Weber and Michael Summ’s production of Jungle Book – The Musical will delight audiences once again during the Easter School holidays.           Continue reading JUNGLE BOOK, THE MUSICAL RETURNS TO KING STREET THEATRE

POETRY TAKES CENTRE STAGE @ FRIEND IN HAND HOTEL

 

Sydney’s premier poetry night, “Word In Hand”, is set to host one of the greatest voices of our time on April 4th with the Windham-Campbell prize winning, Yankunytjatjara/Kokatha poet, Ali Cobby Eckermann.

As an award winning writer and survivor of The Stolen Generations, Cobby Eckermann uses her own experiences to weave powerful and provoking poetry that often shines a light directly on issues Australia continues to try to ignore.

When asked why she writes by Poetry International Rotterdam, Cobby Eckermann said: “I guess I write for both my families, and for my ongoing healing that I need in my life. Mostly though for the Aboriginal audience. It is my biggest thrill when they attend any forum to hear my words. I have been amazed at the reaction from the wider Australian and international audiences to my poetry, which encourages me to keep writing too . . . Poetry has also been the tool to assist my adopted family to understand some of the change that occurred deep within myself. I often say “poetry saves lives”.”

Poet and activist Candy Royalle, who will also be hosting the night, wrote about Cobby Eckermann’s work for The Guardian saying: “Poetry has the potential to pierce through the intellectual and aim straight for the heart. It can move people in ways other crafts can’t. So it is with Ali Cobby Eckermann’s work.”

This April, Word In Hand promises to be a night full of passion, power and pride, and with Ali Cobby Eckermann well on her way to international superstardom, this may be the last chance to catch her in such an intimate setting.

This awe inspiring event at Glebe’s Friend In Hand Hotel will also feature a performance by Sydney superstar Nancy J Dennis whose impressive resume includes: Truth (2012), alongside Cate Blanchett; 2:22 (2008) opposite Michiel Huisman; and the role of Foxy Baker in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.

As always, Word In Hand offers the audience more than just a night of inspiring and thought provoking entertainment – it gives them the chance to be involved too, with open mic, games and prizes up for grabs.

DETAILS 

Word in Hand with Ali Cobby Eckermann will take place on April 4 between 7 pm and 10 pm at the Friend In Hand Hotel, Glebe.

For more about Word In Hand – April Edition, visit http://www.wordinhand.org/
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CONSENSUAL : WHEN THE PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT DIANE

British playwright Evan Placey’s CONSENSUAL, the current play at the New Theatre, is a confronting, highly charged drama. A play written for, and about, some of the challenges that face young people today, it is one of the best of its kind that I have seen.

Johann Walraven’s sensitive, finely honed production serves the piece well.

The play is set in the classroom of a co-educational high school. Most of the classes we ‘sit in on’ are sex education classes, so yes, as you can imagine the classes are amusing and raucous.

The centrepiece of the set design is a large chalkboard filled with all sorts of adolescent student graffiti. Scattered around the stage are a number of student desks.   Continue reading CONSENSUAL : WHEN THE PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT DIANE

YOUNG VISIONARIES @ WEWORK PYRMONT

YOUNG VISIONARIES is a celebration of local creatives, fashion, arts, technology and social good.

All are welcome to attend an evening of inspirational short talks, music and mingling to end the week with a bang!

The evening will feature stories of awesome creators who are using technology to push the boundaries of creative expression or to influence change across multiple disciplines like tech, fashion, the arts and science.

Presenters include-

Ollie Henderson : on culture as an expression of the political.

Sulange Cunin : on founding Cube Rider, a STEM program taking students on real space mission and more…

Mix and mingle and with some awesome young visionaries making a difference in their industry, get inspired and unwind with drinks on the good folk at Alpha Box & Dice and Sofi Spritz.

There will be live music and Rollie will be giving away a pair of shoes from their latest winter range to one lucky winner – be in it to win it!

DETAILS : 
Friday 7th April between 6 and 9 pm at WeWork Pyrmont, 100 Harris Street, Pyrmont.

For more about Young Visionaries, visit http://ga.co/young-vis
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A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL @ STAR OF THE SEA MANLY

This is a dark comedy with many great songs, but it is not a musical – it is a very funny play about an amateur society rehearsing its latest offering. The group is thrown into disarray when an innocent abroad comes to audition for ‘crook fingered jack’. Life imitates art as he makes friends and enemies of them all in a riot of sex, death and theatrical frenzy.

 Friday 7th April 2017 to Saturday 29 April 2017

Star of the Sea Theatre, jncn of Collingwood Street and Iluka Avenue, MANLY
 
7/4; 8/4 at 7.30. 9/4 at 3pm. 21/4 22/4 at 7.30pm; 23/4 at 3pm. 28/4 29/4 at 7/30pm

For more about a chorus of dispproval                                                            visit    http://www.factoryspace.org/
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SYDNEY CHAMBER CHOIR DELVES INTO SOME GERMAN ROMANTICISM

The Sydney Chamber Choir, conducted by Sam Allchurch with pianist Jem Harding, invites  music lovers to attend its first performance for the year at the Great Hall, Sydney University in early April.

It will be a great opportunity to dive deep into the luscious music of the German Romantics, with this celebration of the rich beauty of choral voices: the delicacy of Schubert, the eloquence of Mendelssohn and the resonant harmonies of Brahms and Bruckner, culminating in Schoenberg’s passionate and powerful plea for Peace on Earth.

This was the age when music got personal, as composers shook off the old conventions of balance and restraint to seek out fresh ways to communicate feeling.

The Romantics, inspired by the magnificence of Nature, the unexplored paths of dreams and a deep awe of the divine, opened up choral music to unlimited horizons of both grandeur and intimacy.

SAVE THE DATE : –
Saturday April 8 at 7.30 pm at the Great Hall, Sydney University.

For more about German Romantics, visit http://www.sydneychamberchoir.org
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INTERESTED IN FORMING A BAND : READ THIS!

 

An open Evening is to be held on Thursday 30th March between 6:30 pm and 8.30 pm at Cammeray Public School Hall for anyone interested in learning a musical instrument and playing in a concert band.

THE SCHEDULE

6.30 pm: Talk to new starters – what’s this band thing anyway?

7 pm: instrument tryouts and chats with other band members

7.30 pm -8.30 pm: attendees can watch, or join in, with a regular band rehearsal

For more information  about this innovative event call Michelle on 0411733206 or email mburton1970@yahoo.co.uk. Alternatively you are welcome to just come along on the night.

You are are also welcome to visit  https://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Adult-Beginner-Band/events/238357909/