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THE LYIN’ QUEEN TO RETURN TO THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

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It’s time to laugh, Sydney!  No more thinking. No more worrying. We all need to escape.  But where to? Somewhere off the coast of Australia, lies an island… a mysterious place where wild beasts roam, parodies run wild, and appropriateness is thrown out the window!

Trevor Ashley’s adults-only Jurassic musical comedy returns to Sydney Opera House for 12 shows only from 30 November to 12 December.

From The Lion King to Love Island, no one is safe! This critically acclaimed riotous musical comedy takes no prisoners. Expect ridiculous puppets, song parodies and a send-up of every movie ever made on or near an island – all brought together by the multi-award (losing) team behind Fat Swan, Little Orphan TrAshley and the smash hit The Bodybag. Continue reading THE LYIN’ QUEEN TO RETURN TO THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show @ The Lyric

Photo: Brian Geach
Featured pic- Craig McLachlan as Frank N Furter with Amy Lehpamer and Stephen Mahy as Brad and Janet. Production pics by Brian Geach

My favourite saying to calm things down at work is ‘It will be OK. It’s an Art not a Science’. But deep down I don’t really believe that. As theatre makers we might not be ‘makin a man with blonde hair and a tan’ but we do scientifically research, develop, test, monitor, feedback then hypothesise. And what grander scale could you have than the 40 year social experiment of the ROCKY HORROR SHOW?

So to further the experiment, I took a much younger friend with me to see the show. She had heard of it, knew The Time Warp of course, knew it was a phenomenon and knew that I was really excited to see it again. Anyone who has completed science class past primary school knows that experiments seldom completely succeed or fail, that there is a spectrum of achievement and this ROCKY HORROR SHOW tilts the balance almost completely towards success. The beast is loose in the grounds of the Lyric Theatre. Continue reading Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show @ The Lyric