For one night only, three of Australia’s most important live acts are getting together for a very special, one-night only, cross-generational celebration of cultural diversity at Sydney’s iconic Enmore Theatre. Continue reading YOTHU YINDI & THE TREATY PROJECT @ ENMORE THEATRE
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)
10th, 12th,14th May 2016 @7:15pm
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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Queues deserve to run the length of Enmore Road for the current production of AVENUE Q.
Quite simply an incredibly entertaining musical theatre event, AVENUE Q is an R rated take on the G rated Sesame Street scenario, where the Muppets are more into kink than cookies, political correctness gets a reality check, and the songs are unabashedly bold.
Quick off the mark from the get go, the energy never lets up as recent university grad, Princeton, looks for lodging in Avenue Q, a low rent address whose superintendent is former child star, Gary Coleman. Continue reading Avenue Q @ The Enmore Theatre
A chat over dinner before hitting the Enmore Theatre for SANDYLANDS. Over Thai spring rolls, a discussion of Sandra Bernhard and how funny she is. Sure, sure. All true I thought but as a Mardi Gras event I was hoping for a bit of in-your-face, agent provocateur, pull no punches loudmouth action. No sooner did this thought hit my consciousness than ‘careful what you wish for’ appeared in bright, rainbow coloured neon.
So. I prepared as we traveled across the road and was ready for anything after a pre-show beer and a sneaky gawk at the seriously un-homogeneous audience. I was ready for anything … except what we got.
Our Ms Bernhard has grown up. I still see the enfant terrible but SANDYLANDS is the work of a mature artist who has grown into her rich voice and who has crafted a funny, impudent show of style and whimsy. There is a lot of hard work needed to make something appear so effortless that the improvised or extemporaneous blend seamlessly with the set pieces. With music as the glue, each section is placed in its exact position around an observational monologue.
The Enmore Theatre was the venue for the fun evening that is Theatresports’ Grand Final. The Cranston Cup could deservedly have been won by either of the top two placegetters but eventually Hans & Otto were victorious by the narrowest margin over Bridie of Frankensteen.
The evening commenced with a spectacular Doctor Who inspired launch. MC Jim Fishwick introduced the teams and the talented musician Bryce Halliday, who added witty verbal & musical commentary & accompaniment throughout the evening.
Kavalier (Kate Coates, Veronica Milsom, Kate Knott & Andrew McNamee) were the first contestants and who knew hessian could be such a fine material. The Browntown Three (Emma Brown, Max Mison & Andrew Ottley) entertained us with an epic about a teaspoon.
In the best performance of the evening Bridie of Frankensteen’s (Bridie Connell and Steen Raskopoulos ) hilarious and melodramatic Spanish soap took ridiculous humour and pathos to a new level. Bridie’s character has an affair with her husband’s twin brother whose love is as hot and steamy as an iron.
Hans & Otto (Edan Lacey & Nick O’Donnell) explored a foreign city. The content of their scenario was patchy but their enthusiasm, zaniness and quirkiness before, after and during the scene made up for this shortcoming. Their later prison scene musical and the time together in their mother’s womb more than made up for this.
Middle Rage (Dave Bloustien, David Callan & Scott Hall-Watson) brought off some great physical humour in their House of Mirrors scene featuring a seventies roller disco.
Pat Magee and Friends (Jon Williams, Lisa Ricketts, Steve Lynch & Patrick Magee) did some clever work with architecture, greed and James Packer being torn between beauty and evil. Jon Williams’ pottery fairy was very impressive.
The Theatresports Grand Final, held at the Enmore Theatre on Saturday November 30, was an amusing and entertaining evening. As can be expected with improvised performances at times it was a little patchy but the highlights were hilarious and frequent enough to keep the large crowd well entertained.
JOAN ARMATRADING (as you’ll see on Wikipedia). is “a three-time Grammy Award – nominee and has been nominated twice for Brit Awards as Best Female Artist. She also received an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection in 1996. In a recording career spanning 40 years she has released a total of 18 studio albums, as well as several live albums and compilations”.