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JEAN KITTSON AND ANNIE BYRON TO STAR IN GAIL LOUW’S ‘TWO SISTERS’

Acclaimed Producer Adam Liberman and Emanuel Synagogue are excited to present Gail Louw’s TWO SISTERS, starring renowned actress and comedian, Jean Kittson and veteran Sydney stage actress Annie Byron. The play is being directed by acclaimed Sydney based actor and director Nicholas Papademetriou.

Included amongst Liberman’s credits as a theatre producer thus far are Freud’s Last Session with Henri Szeps (Theatre Royal), Blonde Poison with Belinda Giblin (Sydney Opera House), The Time Machine with Mark Lee (NIDA Playhouse), and Lip Service with Amanda Muggleton (MTC’s Lawler Theatre).

In Louw’s TWO SISTERS, audiences will meet sisters Rika and Edith, who are very close but about to discover a shocking truth about their past. Can they adapt or will they now, after seventy years, become strangers? Continue reading JEAN KITTSON AND ANNIE BYRON TO STAR IN GAIL LOUW’S ‘TWO SISTERS’

THE HAUNTING : EXPECT AN IMMERSIVE, INTERACTIVE THEATRE EXPERIENCE

The Dark Stories company is back treading the boards on the dark side to bring you an immersive, interactive theatre production titled THE HAUNTING.

Do you dare to lay an unhappy spirit to eternal rest?  This Ghost Story Mystery is set in an old cottage on the outskirts of Sydney, with you, the audience, written into the story’s narrative.

This is not your typical ticketed theatre event where you get to sit down and enjoy the show.  This time you are part of the story and can engage with the characters in the story, in real-time, as you are guided through an old haunted cottage to solve an ancient mystery. Continue reading THE HAUNTING : EXPECT AN IMMERSIVE, INTERACTIVE THEATRE EXPERIENCE

DE GAULLE : THE VOICE OF RESISTANCE : THREE DOUBLE PASSES

It is May 1940, where the war between Germany and its neighbours has intensified. Shockingly, the French army collapses, and Hitler seizes Paris. The government is in panic and considers accepting defeat, but recently promoted two-star General Charles de Gaulle (Lambert Wilson), wants to change the course of history…

His wife, Yvonne (Isabelle Carré), is his first support, but very quickly events spiral out of control and separate them – she and their children set out on the roads of exodus, as Charles travels to London to meet with Winston Churchill. He wants to make another voice heard: that of resistance.

Matching the impact and scale of recent war dramas ‘The Darkest Hour’ and ‘The King’s Choice’ as it depicts crucial incidents in gripping tick-tock fashion, Director Le Bomin expertly mixes the historic and the Romanesque, charting both a military debacle and the eventual revelation of a destiny.

DE GAULLE opens in cinemas on Thursday 6th May, 2021.

Sydney Arts Guide has three in season double passes to give away to DE GAULLE. Email editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com with DE GAULLE PROMOTION in the subject heading and your postal address in the body of your email. Winners will be advised by email.

Featured image : Isabella Carre and Lambert Wilson in ‘De Gaulle’

 

CRY BABY – THE MUSICAL : A CELEBRATION OF TEENAGE REBELLION : COMING SOON

‘Cry-Baby The Musical’ coming to the Sydney Opera House. Pic Robert Catto.

Based on the 1990 cult-classic John Waters (Hairspray) film, written and directed by Waters, CRY BABY-THE MUSICAL will be presented in the Opera House’s Drama Theatre from 22 July – 15 August, 2021. Highly subversive and proudly irreverent, CRY-BABY The Musical, which won four 2018 Sydney Theatre Awards during its season at the Hayes Theatre Co, is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the teen rebel genre.

 Writer and Director of the 1990 film, John Waters, says: ”CRY-BABY celebrates the joy all bad little teenage boys and girls feel the first time they hear music that causes trouble in their own homes. Parents hate the new sound but the kids love it. Finally, the soundtrack of their young lives can begin.” Continue reading CRY BABY – THE MUSICAL : A CELEBRATION OF TEENAGE REBELLION : COMING SOON

I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS : COMING TO THE DARLO

Joyous, sexy and heartbreaking, I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS,  is a dizzying ride through love’s collision course. Premiering in 2014, it captivated audiences around the country during two sell-out seasons in Brisbane, a Melbourne season at the 2017 Provocare Festival, and a national tour. Originally planned as part of last year’s program, Darlinghurst Theatre Company is thrilled to finally bring this spectacular tapestry of crowdsourced love stories to Sydney.

The show was devised by Queensland-based performance collective The Good Room. Their approach uses anonymous experiences of ordinary people to create extraordinary theatre works and I Want To Know What Love Is is no different. Members of the public were invited to anonymously submit their stories of love online. These ranged from confessions and quirky anecdotes to stories of heartbreak and first love. While most submissions were romantic, they also included warm stories of familial love.  Continue reading I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS : COMING TO THE DARLO

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ART FAIR COMING TO THE ROCKS IN JULY

Indigenous artists from around Australia are set to come together on 3-4 July 2021, for the third National Indigenous Art Fair– a two-day art market and program of events  in celebration of NAIDOC Week, taking place in The Rocks, Sydney, at the Overseas  Passenger Terminal

The National Indigenous Art Fair (NIAF) is an ethical marketplace, offering a unique opportunity to  buy artworks directly from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from remote community-owned  art centres from the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia including: 

  • APY Art Centre Collective (Amata, APY Lands SA)
  • Arlpwe Artists Aboriginal Corporation (Ali Curung NT)
  • Artists of Ampilatwatja (Ampilatwatja NT)
  • Arts Ceduna (Ceduna SA)
  • Ikuntji Artists (Haasts Bluff NT)
  • Munupi Arts And Craft Association (Melville Island NT)
  • Nayri Niara (Tasmania)
  • Numbulwar Numburindi Arts + Durrmu Arts (Numbulwar Community NT)
  • Spinifex Hill Studio (South Hedland WA)
  • Tjanpi Desert Weavers (Alice Springs NT)
  • Tjarlirli & Kaltukatjarra Art (Tjukurla Community WA
  • Wangaba Roebourne Art Group (Roebourne WA)
  • Warlukurlangu Artists (Yuendumu NT) 
  • Warnayaka Art & Cultural Aboriginal Corporation (Lajamanu NT) 
  • Wei’Num Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts and Crafts Corporation (Qld) With more to be confirmed. 

Continue reading NATIONAL INDIGENOUS ART FAIR COMING TO THE ROCKS IN JULY

SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL : CHARISA’S ‘PINEAPPLE JUICE’ @ THE FACTORY

Charisa Bossinakis is tired and doesn’t want to work hard anymore. What’s a girl to do?

In her new show, “I will be a trophy wife” Charisa explores how to trap footballers. She hopes their fame will help her secure a gig on Triple J, a Target athleisure line, a reality show and perhaps even a multivitamin line (spoiler alert: vitamins are actually made from chalk!).

No… just kidding!  Continue reading SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL : CHARISA’S ‘PINEAPPLE JUICE’ @ THE FACTORY