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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PAUL

Direct from the Parliamentary Despatch Box, the Sydney Opera House today announced that renowned satirist Jonathan Biggins will tackle one of Australia’s most memorable Prime Ministers, Paul Keating, in a highly anticipated new comedy, The Gospel According to Paul.

Audiences are invited to set their Antique French clocks for a satirical masterclass in the Playhouse from 13-18 May as Biggins distils Keating’s idiosyncrasies, focussing on key biographical milestones, landmark political achievements and personal obsessions.

The Gospel According to Paul paints a comic, insightful and occasionally poignant portrait of Keating, the man that – as he tells it – “single-handedly shaped contemporary Australia”. Biggins delves into the life and times of the abrasive and erudite Labour Party leader who trained at the knee of Jack Lang, treated economics as an art form, demanded we confront the wrongs of our colonial past; and, perhaps most fascinating of all, shared a great love of the arts and classical music in particular.                      Continue reading THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PAUL

PETER PAN GOES WRONG : A NIGHT OF RAMSHACKLE REVELRY

To begin at the beginning.

Well, not quite.

Anyone got a hammer?

PETER PAN GOES WRONG goes awfully wrong before it begins as clueless stage hands ask entering audience members for tools and their assistance in running extension cords through the auditorium.

It’s surprising no one asked for a left handed screwdriver, a pointless nail or a wood magnet.

This pre-show palaver is a precursor of things to come in this accursed production of J.M. Barrie’s perennial story of stunted pubescence, belief in fairies and fearsome pirates presented by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society Theatre, a company consisting of a cast and crew of unsurpassed incompetency, a nest of theatrical ninnies. Continue reading PETER PAN GOES WRONG : A NIGHT OF RAMSHACKLE REVELRY

Daniel Muggleton ‘Let’s Never Hang Out’ @ Oxford Arts Factory

After sold out shows in Australia and around the world, hometown comedian Daniel Muggleton returns to Sydney for a debut comedy special at the Oxford Arts Factory on Wednesday, 25 October.

It’s been a massive year for the comedian so far with the release his debut album Let Me Finish which reached Top 50 in the worldwide comedy album charts. 2017 also saw Daniel tour the US, performing all over New York City, including New York Comedy Club and the famous Comedy at the Knitting Factory, as well as The Laugh Factory in Chicago.

All this plus a return to The Edinburgh Fringe, a feature on The Feed (SBS2), an appearance on The Checkout (ABC), and hosting the Jokes To Bang Tour with Neel Kolhatkar, Rohan Ganju, Aaron Chen and Jen Carnovale, where they performed to 1000 people across two weeks in rural NSW.

There’s no slowing down with ‘Let’s Never Hang Out’, a brand new hour of blunt and honest storytelling on relationships, kid’s names, dreams – wet and dry, old people and the McDonald’s Family Feast.

Let’s Never Hang Out shows a more mature side of the comedian who has graduated from sleeping on a single mattress on the floor in a share house in Redfern to a queen size bed on four pieces of wood. It’s a more self-reflective piece on well, race, age, gender and porn, among others. It will be filmed live at Oxford Arts Factory on Wednesday, 25 October.

Daniel’s come a long way since he started doing stand-up in New York in 2012 because, as he says, his girlfriend was ignoring him and he didn’t have anything better to do. His debut album Let Me Finish was recorded at The Comedy Store and released by Comedy Dynamics, the largest independent comedy producer in the world – making Daniel the first Australian comedian to be produced by the Grammy-award winning label.

A few years back he, together with Samuel Kettler he started Australia’s first sign-up on the night open mic night in Sydney called Mug and Kettle Comedy.

He has performed at festivals all over Australia and abroad and was selected as a FRESH Artist to Watch at Sydney Comedy Festival in 2014 and 2015. In 2015 and 2016 he made appearances at Pigsty in July music festival and hosted Burgapalooza in 2016 and 2017. He was also an off-stage writer for A Rational Fear (FBi) and award-winning web-series SYD2030.

Catch Daniel live at Oxford Arts Factory on Wednesday, 25 October at 7:00pm and 9:30pm

”Very, very funny” Sydney Arts Guide

DATES
Oct 25, 6:30PM & 9:00PM

For more about Daniel Muggleton ‘Let’s Never Hang Out’ @ Oxford Arts Factory, visit https://www.danielmuggleton.com
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CALLUM MOONEY’S ‘WeAreSound’ @ ANNANDALE CREATIVE ARTS CENTRE

WeAreSOUND is an upcoming dance event which is the brainchild of Callum Mooney.

The performers will create visual representations of the stuff that goes around our brains as we encounter the machinations of public transport. I would imagine there will be a plenty of room to move with this concept!

The work fuses Physical Theatre, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Comedy.

PLAYING FOR THREE NIGHTS ONLY between November 17 and 19 @ the Annandale Creative Arts Centre, 81 Johnston Street, Annandale.

Tickets  http://www.trybooking.com/QQRM

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WHAT ARE WE : HERE WE ARE @ FACTORY THEATRE, MARRICKVILLE

Collectively, What Are We’s members Belinda, Jaz and Concetta  have performed and written for numerous shows including the Sydney Comedy Festival and Sydney Fringe comedy.

They are  an inseparable bunch of dorky adult-babies and the three best friends you haven’t met yet. Join them for a chaotic night of make-believe comedy, slapstick, characters and sketch.

They have won competitions such as Verge Festivals’ Get up Stand up,  and most recently, performed a sold out trial show at Sydney University’s Cellar Theatre.

Performances at the  Factory Theatre
Tue 26th September 2017 – 7:00 pm
Thu 28th September 2017 – 7:00 pm
Sat 30th September 2017 – 7:00 pm

Show Duration
60 mins

Ticket Prices
$15 adult. $10 concession.

For more about What Are We: Here We Are, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/176569002886906/?ti=icl
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THE GONZO HOUR @ THE FACTORY THEATRE, MARRICKVILLE

THE GONZO HOUR has been described as  “a marvellous and bizarre story of a professor getting angry about a box.” by Funny Tone whilst also being a “a commentary on group behaviour, nationalism, and the dangers of being human” by the Plus Ones.

The show is also about an idiot in a raincoat playing games on stage for half an hour, followed by her agitated boss being agitated for another half an hour.

It is also about a social experiment as to how the audience will react to the performance. For instance there have been shows where the audience has withheld information, or props… performances where audience members turn against one another, and performances where everyone is very polite and does exactly what they’re asked.

The show is performed by the mercurial Debbie Zukerman.

PERFORMANCE TIMES :-

Thursday 7th September at 9.30 pm and Saturday 9th September at 9.30 pm.

VENUE- The Factory Theatre , Marrickville.

For more about The Gonzo Hour, visit http://fringecomedy.com.au/single-event?show_id=102
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SAKSHAM MAGIC SHOW @ LEICHHARDT TOWN HALL

Get ready to be astonished when SAKSHAM MAGIC SHOW is taken to the stage.

The multi award-winning illusionist Saksham has baffled people from the streets of Sydney to large stages and festivals. He may be only 15 years but is a master of magic and his spectacular illusions will always keep you wondering. He will be astounding you with his astonishing illusions combined with comedy and dance.                       Continue reading SAKSHAM MAGIC SHOW @ LEICHHARDT TOWN HALL

You’ll Never Guess Where I Hid The Cheese @ the Factory Theatre

Do you have a family??? Then this is the show for you! (It’s a family show, not a show about families).

Bobbi & Wanda are your guides in the hunt for the cheese they hid. Did you know you can catch a bear with cheese? You can learn this, and other important facts at You’ll Never Guess Where I Hid The Cheese.

The “out-of-the-ordinary” (The Plus Ones) Debbie Zukerman, and “superb” (Adelaide Theatre Guide) Alicia Gonzalez have made a new family show. It’s so new, it’s like a tamagotchi in the summer of ’96. SCIENCE. There may be some in the show.

“Choo Choo Troupe is … a force for good” – Sydney Arts Guide

DATES FOR THE DIARY-
Sat Sept 2, 5:45 & Sun Sept 3, 4:45 at the Factory Theatre.

For more about You’ll Never Guess Where I Hid The Cheese, visit http://fringecomedy.com.au/single-event?show_id=103
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AN OFFER TOO GOOD TO REFUSE – HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO MEET THE ADDAMS FAMILY

With music and lyrics by renowned musical composer Andrew Lippa, this Tony nominated musical follows the iconic spooky family – The Addams Family.

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Continue reading AN OFFER TOO GOOD TO REFUSE – HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO MEET THE ADDAMS FAMILY

STUDENT TROUPE IN GOOD COMPANY WITH SONDHEIM

Timeless and evocative, Stephen Sondheim’s 7 time Tony Award Winner COMPANY is regarded as one of the great modern musicals.

On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor, Robert, contemplates his unmarried state. Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends force the habitually single Robert to question his rigid bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.

COMPANY features a brilliantly brisk and energetic score containing many of Sondheim’s best known songs including the renowned finale Being Alive. With discussions about marriage, divorce, homosexuality and commitment, COMPANY is a sophisticated and honest look at modern adult relationships.

COMPANY will be playing between Tuesday 4th April and Saturday 8 April at STUDIO ONE, UNSW : Tuesday to Friday at 7.30 pm and a Saturday matinee at 2 pm.

Book tickets at http://bit.ly/MTSCompany

For more about UNSW MTS Presents: Company, visit https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=256429&embed=256429
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Scottish Comedian Craig Hill – Up and Coming! @ Sydney Comedy Festival

Hot on the heels of last year’s sell-out show, Scottish comedian is coming back to Sydney to perform in the upcoming Sydney Comedy Festival.

A kilty pleasure, Craig Hill is a Scottish comedian, TV presenter and actor known for his cheeky, irreverent and camp act.

Craig Hill will be performing for one night only at the Enmore Theatre on Friday 28th April at 8.15 pm. Tickets are $34.90.

For more  about Craig Hill – Up and Coming!, visit http://www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au/single-event?show_id=1658

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