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WYNGARDE! A CELEBRATION – A SUPER QUICKIE GIVEAWAY

Photo by Richard Hedger

It’s lovely to see you – here’s to a pleasant evening. And a few surprises. There we are. Are you comfortable? Now where shall we begin?

G.bod Theatre presents WYNGARDE! A CELEBRATION
With Garth Holcombe as the famous but elusive TV star, this  new one-man show is from the makers of the acclaimed  QUEEN BETTE (‘Rain or shine, grab a ticket if you can’: SAG Review)

Peter Wyngarde was best known for playing the character Jason King, a bestselling novelist turned sleuth, in two television series: Department S and Jason King, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but was an accomplished theatre actor until his fall from grace: 2 arrests and convictions for gross indecency in public toilets in 1975.

Much of Wyngarde's life is disputed: his name, his birth date, his sexuality. We know that as a teenager he was a Japanese Prisoner of War (alongside JG Ballard) and that he studied at RADA, before dropping out. We know that at the height of his fame the most popular boy's name in the UK became Jason (after his character). We know that he was mugged by thousands of female admirers at Sydney Airport. We know that Mike Myers has credited him as the inspiration for Austin Powers. He may have been born Cyril Goldbert. He may have had a relationship with Alan Bates. 

He may have had the nickname Petunia Winegum.

gbodtheatre  [Facebook] presents WYNGARDE! A CELEBRATION  as part of the Sydney Fringe. 25 Sep 2018 to 29 Sep 2018 at The Office, Emerging Artists Sharehouse 104 Erskineville Road Erskineville Sydney 2043

With thanks to gbodtheatre, Sydney Arts Guide has three double pass giveaways to WYNGARDE! A CELEBRATION.  These are for either the Tues 25, Wed 26, or Thur 27 September.

To be in the running, email (editorialstaff.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com) 
with PETUNIA WINEGUM as the subject, along with your full name AND the evening you would like to attend.

Competition closes Midnight Sunday 23rd September, 2018 when the winner will be drawn. Only winners will be notified and the tickets will be available at the box office on the night of performance.

QUICK! IN LIKE FLYNN GIVEAWAYS

Buccaneer, smuggler, gambler, street fighter, gold prospector and one of the most charismatic movie stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Errol Flynn’s life, before he found fame as an actor, was not for the faint-hearted!

IN LIKE FLYNN is a colourful celebration of Flynn’s early years, is the story of a man whose real-life adventures eclipsed those that he portrayed on-screen. Continue reading QUICK! IN LIKE FLYNN GIVEAWAYS

LEGALLY BLOND JR: THE MUSICAL – A LAKE MACQUARIE GIVEAWAY

Omg you guys, Bling Productions Presents…LEGALLY BLONDE JR THE MUSICAL!

Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde: The Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show's instantly recognizable songs are filled with humour, wit and sass – leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!

LEGALLY BLONDE JR: THE MUSICAL [Facebook Event] from Bling Productions [Facebook] will play  7th and 8th of November 2018 at Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre.

With thanks to Bling Productions, Sydney Arts Guide has two double pass giveaways to LEGALLY BLONDE JR.  These are for the 7 November show and the 8 November show at the Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre

To be in the running, email (editorialstaff.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com) 
with LEGALLY BLONDE JR as the subject, along with your full name AND the evening you would like to attend.

Competition closes Midnight Sunday 7th October, 2018 when the winner will be drawn. Only winners will be notified and the tickets will be emailed by the promoter.

GOD OF CARNAGE: GIVEAWAY TO THIS ENCORE PERFORMANCE

After a sold out run at the Hughenden Hotel, Darlo Drama is proud to host an encore performance of GOD OF CARNAGE in the new Darlo Drama Studio Theatre.

The comedy of manners.... without the manners.

What happens when two sets of parents’ meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime? Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse – much worse. God of Carnage won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy and the Tony award for Best Play.

GOD OF CARNAGE [Facebook Event] from Darlo Drama [Facebook] will play one show only – 14 October 2018 @ 5:30pm

An amateur production by arrangement with Origin Theatrical, on behalf of Samuel French, Ltd.

With thanks to Darlo Drama, Sydney Arts Guide has a double pass giveaway to GOD OF CARNAGE.  These are for the 5:30pm show, October 14 2018.

To be in the running, email (editorialstaff.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com) 
with GOD OF CARNAGE as the subject, along with your full name.

Competition closes Midnight Sunday 30th September, 2018 when the winner will be drawn. Only winners will be notified and the winner's name will be at the Box Office on the night.

AMERICAN ANIMALS: GIVEAWAY TO A PREVIEW SCREENING

PRADA’S PRISCILLAS: AN ALL-MALE REVUE – GIVEAWAY

Australia’s most sought after drag queens will take to the stage in the glittering drag spectacular, PRADA’S PRISCILLAS: AN ALL-MALE REVUE, touring across Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland from September through November.

A 90-minute drag extravaganza, PRADA'S PRISCILLAS takes audiences on a musical journey from where it all began with the famous Les Girls of Kings Cross in the 60s, across the Australian desert with Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the 90s, and into 2018 with a celebration of modern music icons. 

Prada and her stunning ‘girls’ will pay tribute to Les Girls with a fabulous Vegas-style feathered showgirl number, perform an array of songs from Priscilla Queen of the Desert including crowd favourites I Love the Nightlife, Shake Your Groove Thing and I Will Survive, and delight with hits from music icons including ABBA, Cher and Lady Gaga. 

Continue reading PRADA’S PRISCILLAS: AN ALL-MALE REVUE – GIVEAWAY

QUICKIE GIVEAWAY: SMASH HITS AND STEREOTYPES- FRINGE MUSICAL

When The Guide saw SMASH HITS AND STEREOTYPES last year we wanted it to have a life (SAG Review) and here it is back for this year’s Sydney Fringe.

It’s Flora’s 21st birthday, and she and her friends have rented a beach house for the weekend. Strong drinks, farcical misunderstandings, intellectual debates, broken hearts, and catchy songs abound in SMASH HITS AND STEREOTYPES. This is a theatrical show that fuses together the musical, the ’90s slacker movie, noise rock, and Mozartean opera. The characters will confront chaos, creation, sex, cosmic entropy, and cake!

The reworked and revamped SMASH HITS AND STEREOTYPES from Distortion Forever [Facebook] will play 12-19 September at The Newsagency.

With thanks to Distortion Forever, Sydney Arts Guide has 5 double pass giveaways to SMASH HITS AND STEREOTYPES.  These are for the 2pm matinee or
 7:30pm show on Sunday 16th September.

To be in the running, email (editorialstaff.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com) 
with SMASH HITS as the subject, along with your full name AND the performance you would like to attend.

Competition closes 9AM Friday 14th September, 2018 when the winner will be drawn. Only winners will be notified and the winners' names will be sent to the promoter and the tickets will be emailed.

YEN: GIVEAWAY TO THIS AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

“I’m Bobbie. As in Bobbie Dazzler, my Nan says, although I don’t know who that is. And this is my brother Hench. He’s got a face for radio.”

Hench is 16, Bobbie is 14. They’re home alone in Feltham with their dog Taliban; playing PlayStation, streaming porn, watching the world go by. Sometimes their mum Maggie visits, usually with empty pockets and empty promises.

Then Jenny shows up.

Continue reading YEN: GIVEAWAY TO THIS AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

GIVEAWAY TO A WICKED, OFTEN FILTHY, CABARET

Featured image: Baby Bi Bi Bi at Melbourne Cabaret Festival
Photography by Jack Dixon-Gunn

BABY BI BI is coming to Sydney for one night only.

When you like your men like you like your women…Sometimes people need a little clarification.

 BABY BI BI is a wickedly funny, often filthy cabaret about being a bisexual woman. With seven original songs and an all female, mostly queer team, BABY BI BI explores the questions we’re still asking ourselves and the questions we wish dudes called Brent would stop asking us at parties.

The show is a comedy cabaret bringing what it means to be a bisexual woman to the centre of it all…no a bit to the left…up a tad...right there! It is created and performed by Annabel Larcombe, Erin Pattison and Samantha Andrew and is based entirely off their lives and experiences as bisexual women. From the big life changing moments like coming out, to the hilariously mundane ones, like going grocery shopping, but all with a healthy dose of humour and wit.

Continue reading GIVEAWAY TO A WICKED, OFTEN FILTHY, CABARET

LEAP OF FAITH – GIVEAWAY FROM NSTC

LEAP OF FAITH is a stage musical based on the 1992 American movie of the same name, which starred Steve Martin and it is the latest show from North Shore Theatre Company.

The musical tells the story of ‘Reverend’ Jonas Nightingale, a part-time reverend and a full time con artist, who is travelling with his ministry.  When his bus breaks down in the middle of small drought-ridden Sweetwater, a Kansas town, Jonas plans an impromptu revival to take the entire town for a ride within 3 days.  The some-time reverend pitches a tent and invites the townspeople to his revival; however, a woman named Marla McGowan, is determined to stop Jonas from taking the people’s money. 

A story that looks honestly at the fragility of our knowledge about life’s big questions, and yet emphasizes how the miraculous can make the doubter doubt his doubts - a fine topic for a musical!

Continue reading LEAP OF FAITH – GIVEAWAY FROM NSTC

FAULTLINE: JEFFREY CHAN. ALBUM AND LAUNCH PASS GIVEAWAY

Jeffrey Chan will be playing a special album launch show in later this month.  Jeffrey will be debuting tracks from his sophomore record FAULTLINE, set for release on August 31st 2018.

Having worked on FAULTLINE for almost two years (working in and collaborating with creatives in Los Angeles, New York and Sydney) the album is an adventure into new sounds, themes, and visuals. Accompanied by a live band, Jeffrey will be playing both new material from FAULTLINE along with tracks from his debut album SPECTRUM.

Jeffrey Chan [Facebook] launches his new album,  FAULTLINE on 29th September, 8pm at Brighton Up Bar (77 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst 2010 ). Tickets here.  See more of Jeffery Chan on his YouTube channel.

With thanks to Jeffrey Chan, Sydney Arts Guide has a  copy of the new album FAULTLINE and double pass to the album launch to give away.  The album must be collected in person at the launch 29th September, 8pm at Brighton Up Bar.

To be in the running, email (editorialstaff.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com) 
with FAULTLINE as the subject, along with your full name.

Competition closes COB Wednesday 26th September, 2018 when the winner will be drawn. Only winners will be notified and the winner's name will be at the box office on the night.