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Almost Nearly Paradise by Brenda Gottsche-31

ALMOST NEARLY PARADISE is the new play by Australian playwright Brenda Gottsche and is having its premiere season in the theatre space within the Exchange Hotel Balmain .

The play starts with a book club meeting with just four ladies, occurs during a raging storm, on a mythical island paradise in our beautiful Pittwater. Alcohol fueled, and everyone has secrets, the night becomes a nightmare with dangerous revelations revealed. Late in the evening, Australia’s 48th richest man, Ian Thomson, smashes his way into their suburban lives.  He makes them a strange and alluring offer, but they  have to be careful. Continue reading ALMOST NEARLY PARADISE @ EXCHANGE HOTEL BALMAIN

The Importance Of Being Earnest @ The Exchange Hotel


Furies Theatre is currently presenting Oscar Wilde’s 1895 masterful comedy of British Society and its manners, set in the frivolous 1920s. Oscar Wilde’s rapid fire entertainment is expertly directed by Chris McKay.

John (Jack/Earnest) Worthing, the play’s protagonist, is a very responsible and respectable young gentleman of excellent means, but leads a double life as Earnest Worthing. Lady Bracknell is Algernon’s domineering blunderbuss of an aunt, and is Gwendolen’s mother. Cecily Cardew, is the eighteen-year-old granddaughter of the late Thomas Cardew, who found baby Jack in a handbag, at the cloak room of Victoria Railway Station (Brighton Line) and then adopted Jack.                     Continue reading The Importance Of Being Earnest @ The Exchange Hotel