Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic, philandering husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his brilliant literary career. Their faithful pact reaches breaking point on the eve of Joe’s being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Wife is an emotional journey of self-discovery and liberation.
Join Bel a cappella and Musical Director Anthony Pasquill for the second concert of their 2018 season SALVE REGINA.
Francis Poulenc is considered to be among the most important composers of choral music of the 20th Century. Bel a cappella has presented most of his dazzling unaccompanied choral music over the years and is delighted to be performing his Mass in G, a work that demonstrates the fusion of playfulness and devotion which characterises Poulenc’s sacred music. Continue reading SALVE REGINA FROM BEL A CAPPELLA: WE HAVE A GIVEAWAY→
Family, country and culture collide in the award-winning comedy/drama HOTEL SORRENTO by one of Australia’s most significant playwrights, Hannie Rayson.
Playing at Riverside Theatres from 31st July to 4th August, this poignant dramedy, which inspired the AFI Award-winning Australian film of the same name, boasts a stellar cast including Ruth Caro (Home & Away), Dennis Coard (Home and Away, (Miss Fisher’s Murders)) Kim Denman (All My Love) and Joanne Booth (House Husbands). They are led by critically-acclaimed director, Denny Lawrence (Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine) and an exceptional creative team.Continue reading ACCLAIMED ‘HOTEL SORRENTO’ FOR RIVERSIDE – AND WE HAVE GIVE-AWAYS→
“I’ve got no choice. I can’t do what everybody else does, I can’t be a civilian, I’ve no backbone. I got a funnybone instead.”
FUNNY COW charts the rise to stardom of a female comedienne through the 1970’s and 1980’s. It is set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit in the North of England. From her troubled childhood to her turbulent adult
relationships, the FUNNY COW uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring her unique style of comedy to the stage. A stand-up comedienne in an all-male world, FUNNY COW delivers tragedy and comedy in equal measure. Continue reading MAXINE PEAKE IN ‘FUNNY COW’: IN-SEASON PASSES GIVE-AWAY→
RGB: A look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now.
RBG is a revelatory documentary, exploring Ginsburg’s exceptional life and career, from Betsy West and Julie Cohen. Marking her 25th year on the U.S. Supreme Court, RBG is a multidimensional portrait of the Justice through intimate interviews with family, friends, colleagues, and critics, along with vérité scenes and archival news footage documenting her career, family photographs, and exclusive home movies. Continue reading WE HAVE GIVEAWAYS TO ‘RBG’: A LIFE OF LEGAL LEGACY→
Bearfoot Theatre is excited to present I HOPE IT’S NOT RAINING IN LONDON, an original play by Newcastle emerging artist Nicholas Thoroughgood.
With a focus on locally written scripts, Bearfoot Theatre is a youth managed organisation in Newcastle, NSW with an objective to produce solely original works of theatre, which convey important social messages and give a voice to young artists. I HOPE IT’S NOT RAINING IN LONDON is their latest offering after a successful run of TAKE ME TO NEVERLAND last year. You can read The Guide’s review of that production here. Continue reading I HOPE IT’S NOT RAINING IN LONDON: GIVEAWAY TO A NEW AUSTRALIAN PLAY→
In TWO IS A FAMILY, Samuel (the irrepressible Omar Sy, The Intouchables) enjoys an A-list, hedonistic lifestyle on the sun-drenched beaches of the Côte d’Azur. Life is good, until the day former lover Kristin (Clémence Poésy) arrives out of nowhere and deposits the fruits of their tryst – an infant daughter, Gloria – in his care.
Incapable of looking after a baby, Samuel rushes to the UK in an attempt to return the child to her mother, without any luck, and is forced to bringing up the daughter he never knew he wanted, but soon realises he cannot live without. Hugo Gélin’s bona fide crowd-pleaser not only stormed France’s Christmas holiday season (achieving a phenomenal three million+ admissions), it also charmed audiences internationally, becoming the most popular French-language film of 2017 worldwide.
TWO IS A FAMILY opens nationally on Thursday June 28. There will also be some advance screenings on June 22-24. The film has an M Rating. Running time is 117 minutes.
Sydney Arts Guide has five in season double passes to give away. Be one of the first to email firstname.lastname@example.org . Please put TWO IS A FAMILY in the subject heading and in the body of your email please provide your postal address. Winners will first be advised by email.
Editor’s Note – This competition has now been finalised and the winners have been notified.
On Saturday 23 June, Dorian Mode will present ‘Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole‘ at Foundry616 and we have a double pass to giveaway.
Dorian Mode is a multi-award winning jazz musician, composer and author. His first release was an independent C.D: Man, Dig that Groovy Mode, earning him a publishing contract with Mushroom and a record and publishing deal with a leading jazz label in Japan.
This international success led to a contract with EMI Records and he released Rebirth of the Cool. A homage to Miles Davis, this album featured some of Australia’s finest jazz musicians (Bernie McGann, Mike Bukovsky et al). This mercurial success saw Rebirth reach number two on the Adult Contemporary Chart in Japan and locally Rebirth was voted a Virgin Music top four pick. The title track was also nominated for an APRA Award for best Jazz Composition later that year. Continue reading DORIAN MODE: TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE. WE HAVE A GIVEAWAY.→
From Gershwin to Charlie Chaplin, NICK RUSSONIELLO & THE GOLDEN AGE QUARTET will thrill listeners with their program of American classics. The saxophone soars, sings and swings as award winning saxophonist Nick Russoniello performs with unrivalled virtuosity on an original 1920’s C-melody saxophone alongside period string quartet Golden Age Quartet.
Avan Yu, the 2012 winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition, will perform an exclusive recital in Sydney on 30 June at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
The program will include Mozart’s Piano Sonata No.18 in D Major K.576, Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin, Liszt’s Sonetto 123 and 104 del Petrarca S.161, and Sonata in B minor S.178.
One of Canada’s most exciting young pianists, Yu won his first national piano competition, the Canadian Music Competition, at the age of 13. Four years later, Yu became the youngest competitor ever to win the Canadian Chopin Competition. In 2012, he won the Sydney International Piano Competition as well as taking home nine additional awards. Continue reading AVAN YU EXCLUSIVE RECITAL – WE HAVE A DOUBLE PASS GIVEAWAY→
Most early music fans are aware that the viola da gamba is also known as the bass viol. It is less well known, perhaps, that there is also such an instrument as the bass violin, also known as the ‘basse de violon’. The bass viol and bass violin were mainstays in French baroque music and featured in the Court orchestra of King Louis XIV. For this concert The Marais Project welcomes Tim Blomfield, one of Australia’s finest bass violinists and co-founder of Sydney’s long standing and highly respected early music ensemble, Salut! Baroque. The Sunday afternoon program will feature a cantata by Montéclair, music by Marais – with the bass violin providing the continuo – and other works that show off the complementary and contrasting aspects of the two instruments. Continue reading THE MARAIS PROJECT PRESENTS ‘A BASS AFFAIR’→
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