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EUGENE IONESCO’S THE BALD SOPRANO @ THE PACT ERSKINEVILLE

 

London's burning - would you like another drink?
London’s burning – would you like another drink?

 

It’s a proper British cocktail party, but nothing is going according to plan. Mrs and Mr Martin don’t recognise each other, the Smiths’ doorbell keeps ringing, and the maid mysteriously disappears. As London burns and the flames flicker higher, the ability to communicate and comprehend is crumbling too…

In equal parts witty and silly, with a splash of slapstick, this classic play from the Master of the Absurd is a dark, crackingly funny excursion into the limits and denial of language and logic.

Director –  Kara McLaughlin

Starring – Hannah Bath,Richard Cornally, Sarah Farmer,  Michael Gosden, Nell Nakkan and Liam Numan.

Sydney Arts Guide has 5 double passes to give away to the performance on Wednesday 9 November. Be one of the first to email the editor on editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com with The Bald Soprano Competition in the subject heading. Winners will be advised by email.

SEASON

9-11 November, 11am and 8pm
12-13 November, 2pm and 8pm
PACT Theatre, 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville NSW 2043
Adults $30, Concession $20, Groups of 6 $120.

Tickets available https://www.trybooking.com/MRFA

For more about The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco, visit http://www.twistedtreetheatre.com.au
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SYDNEY FRINGE COMEDY : SPOKEY BLOKEYS @ FACTORY THEATRE MARRICKVILLE

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SPOKEY BLOKEYS is a live comedy show featuring Rodney Todd and Shane Matheson as they converse while cycling – on stage!

The show is based on the podcast of the same name, where the pair ride around a different suburb every episode, talking about any kind of bizarre and mundane topics and giving some background on the suburb in a virtual tour. The podcast has steadily built up an audience and has reached the itunes top 50 podcasts.

After a successful run at The Melbourne Comedy Festival, they are bringing the show back to Sydney. It’s an hour (almost) of largely improvised fun, featuring special guests, their own characters and the bickering listeners have come to love.

Listening to the podcast is definitely not necessary to enjoy the show. As featured on ABCTV’s “The Mix” and Double J, the podcast has a growing fanbase around the world, especially California for reasons unknown.

Come along for the ride of your life!

DATES
7/9/2016 and 9/9/2016  at the Factory Theatre Marrickville.

For more about Spokey Blokeys, visit http://www.spokeyblokeys.com
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TIME TO EXPLORE THE IRRATIONAL FEAR FACTOR @ THE GIANT DWARF REDFERN

For something very different, it could well be time to join  the live studio audience for the 1637th episode of IRRATIONAL FEAR FACTOR – the game show where your greatest fears become your reality (but you win money and kitchen appliances so it’s totally worth it).

In this episode, office assistant Paige Hally has been nominated to overcome her crippling social anxiety and fear of public speaking to compete for the grand prize in one of our craziest challenges yet – a solo comedy show.

We’ve already had two accidental deaths this season so come along and let’s see if we can make it a third!

DETAILS FOR THE DIARY:-

Saturday 27 August  between 7 pm and 8 pm at the Giant Dwarf theatre, 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern.

For more about Irrational Fear Factor, visit http://giantdwarf.com.au/events/paige-hally/
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END TIMES VARIETY RETURNS WITH AN ELECTION SPECIAL @ GIANT DWARF THEATRE REDFERN

Chris Endrey

End Times Variety is back with all the wonderful things you didn’t even know you needed! Likely because you don’t.

End Times Variety presents an election special. Obviously, the election is mostly gross and horrible. But we certainly don’t have to be. It’s a good time to look and laugh at the way we choose to run our society, while taking in some brilliant minds along the way. Also music. Also dancing? It looks like it will be great.

Razor sharp comedian CHRIS ENDREY will host the event. The panelists are :-

ELEANOR ROBERTSON (Brilliant who Writes)
FRAN MIDDLETON (Comedian)
RICHARD DENNISS (Australia Institute Economist)
STEPHEN OWEN (@Rudd2000 genius)
QUENTIN DEMPSTER (Journalist Extraordinaire)
JULIA JOHNSON (incredible-voice)

Put the date in your diary- 30th June. The bar will open at 7pm. The show will start at 8. Venue is the Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern.

For more about End Times Variety, visit http://giantdwarf.com.au/events/end-times-variety/
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END TIMES VARIETY @ GIANT DWARF THEATRE REDFERN

End Times Variety is a new Sydney tonight show bringing together everything you ever wanted, plus less.

Interviews, performances, stories, play and really anything that’s fun from our favourite citizens. A space ripped open to share quality, uncensored and independent ideas. With one of the best MCs around, comedian Chris Endrey.

Humbly thrilled to announce guests:

BEC SHAW (writer brilliant)
BETTY GRUMBLE (sex clown genius)
ELLIOTT DUNN (RN’s Drive producer)
HANNAH REILLY (JJJ’s ‘The Hook Up’ host)
JAY SULLIVAN (dire comedian)
PENNY GREENHALGH (cheek comedian)
PAINTonPAINT (dream pop)

The theme for the first one is obviously ‘Beginning of the End’.

We’ve also asked TANYA PLIBERSEK to come on. She’s yet to say no, but is also probably busy doing something else at this time of the year. Yawn.

Eff yes. See youse there.

Doors at 7:00PM for a 7:30PM performance

DATES
26 May 2016, Doors at 7.30pm.

For more about End Times Variety, visit http://giantdwarf.com.au/events/end-times-variety/
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A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR @ BLOOD MOON THEATRE KINGS CROSS

 

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Everyone loves a good title.  A MAN WALKED INTO A BAR has been comedy gold for generations and in Off the Avenue’s production of the same name, it’s truth in advertising.  The show is at Blood Moon Theatre at the World Bar and a man walks in.  A woman walks in.  A folk singer walks in.  A reviewer walks in. The audience walks in and there we all are in a bar.

This is  absurdist comedy with a weaving, convoluted series of male/female in-a-bar behaviours.  It’s an entertaining evening of non sequiturs, lots of character changes and some sweet little songs to top it off.

The script by New Zealander David Geary is a great fun in places and the stream of consciousness, word play and Monty Python-esque word association is a part of the charm of the production.  There were a few opening night nerves but it’s no mean feat to learn a text like this and the professionalism and the rehearsal that has gone into to the work is evident. Continue reading A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR @ BLOOD MOON THEATRE KINGS CROSS

MICHELE LIM PRESENTS HUSTLE BEAR : A TRUE STORY @ ENMORE LANEWAY

Following the sell out success of her first show Limsanity and The Mayor of Easy Street (in 3D!), Michele Lim is back for another thought provoking, feel good comedy show.
Fresh from her travels in Taiwan, Michele takes you on a journey to find your inner hustle bear and put yourself out there.

Combining her love for comedy, hip hop and story telling, this is an original and quirky show you don’t want to miss.

“Great Jokes! Great Fun! Can’t wait to see more!” – Dan Ilic (A Rational Fear, Can of Worms, Hungry Beast)

“Her material is thoughtful and sharp, her stage presence immediately likeable and her delivery somehow ‘casual’ while clearly very focussed.” – Bruce Griffiths (Good News Week, The Glass House, Enough Rope)

DATES
10th, 12th,14th May 2016 @7:15pm

VENUE

Enmore Laneway, 118-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042

For more about Hustle Bear: A true story, visit- http://www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au/single-event?show_id=1305
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ACT IV THEATRE COMPANY TO PRESENT THE NAKED TRUTH @ BLOOD MOON THEATRE

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Act IV Theatre Company have announced that in early April they will be presenting the the Australian premiere of Dave Simpson’s THE NAKED TRUTH.

Act IV describe the show as Coronation Street meets The Full Monty as five women struggle hilariously to conquer pole dancing in a bid to raise money for breast cancer research.

Then show will be directed by Ruth Fingret with assistant direction by Julia McNamara. Continue reading ACT IV THEATRE COMPANY TO PRESENT THE NAKED TRUTH @ BLOOD MOON THEATRE

JETPACK PRESENTS: COMEDY AGAINST HUMANITY @ Factory Theatre

Jetpack Collective Theatre Company

Some of Sydney’s best, fastest, and funniest performers use the cult board game hit Cards Against Humanity as the basis for ________.

“Not contributing to society in any meaningful way”
“An awesome improvised comedy show”
“A micropig wearing a tiny raincoat and booties”

Featuring Jim Fishwick, Maddie Parker, Robert Boddington, Jane Watt, Bryce Halliday, and special guests!

8, 9, and 11 September at the Factory Theatre, at 9.30pm.

Tickets $15 Full, $10 Concession, plus booking fees. Book now at bit.do/ComedyAgainstHumanity

Presented by Jetpack Theatre Collective as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival, neither of whom have any affiliation with the makers of Cards Against Humanity.

Directed by Jim Fishwick, and produced by Kendra Murphy.

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Website   http://www.bit.do/ComedyAgainstHumanity

 

Kitty Flanagan’s Seriously @ The Roslyn Packer Theatre

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KITTY FLANAGAN’S SERIOUSLY is a very funny, entertaining and intelligent show.

The show opens with Penny Flanagan singing the Paul Kelly song, Sydney from a 747. Kitty joins her on stage and explains that Paul Kelly is obviously from Melbourne, and adds her own verse that doesn’t look at Sydney through such rosy glasses. She asks questions such as, “Who put Barangaroo there?!”

Seriously is a show largely about relationships. More specifically it is about Kitty’s many failed relationships. She explains that her Wikipedia page said that Kitty is a performer who mines her childlessness for comedic purposes. She explains that she did not maintain her childlessness to provide her with content for her show but that it resulted from her poor choices of partners and her ridiculously flimsy reasons for breaking up with them. Continue reading Kitty Flanagan’s Seriously @ The Roslyn Packer Theatre

Manny Lewis

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Crack comedian Carl Barron stars as the titular rib tickler in what should potentially be one of Australian cinema’s success stories of this year, MANNY LEWIS.

Adhering to the adage “write what you know”, Baron fashioned the story of the film around a stand-up comic, the process of the work, the tiring travail of touring, and the loneliness of being on the road.

Taking the story to director Anthony Mir, himself a former stand-up, the pair took themselves to Italy to structure and polish a script. As you would …

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