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THE REALISTIC JONESES @ LIMELIGHT ROOM @ Limelight on Oxford, 231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

 

Sydney premiere. Starting at night on Jennifer and Bob Jones’s front porch, in a small mountain town, they meet and greet their brand new neighbours Pony and John Jones, who are now renting the house next door. Will Emo has carefully crafted a unique slow-burning and quite wistful play about two unrelated married couples absurdly both named Jones, who are getting to know each other, via highly eccentric and memorable Q and A.

Marriages under substantial stress, due to the constantly erratic but eclectic behaviour of both husbands. Praiseworthy direction by Julie Baz, and she has chosen an impeccable ensemble cast at the height of their craft, with each actor delivering earnest character-driven performances.

The two husbands, Bob Jones (Jeff Houston) and John Jones (David Jeffrey) are both dying, however they are keeping the exact same secret, that will be fully revealed in the Second Act. Discomfort easily generating laughter, their ever evolving back story, grows exponentially as multiple truths revealed.

John Jones displays assertive behaviour whilst delivering comedy immortal one-liners, with effective wordplay that sends the story forward in the most interesting and very entertaining ways, intentionally limiting and setting and respecting relationship boundaries.                               Continue reading THE REALISTIC JONESES @ LIMELIGHT ROOM @ Limelight on Oxford, 231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

THE THINGS I COULD NEVER TELL STEVEN @ LIMELIGHT DOWNSTAIRS @ Limelight on Oxford, 231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

 

Steven’s intimate hidden secrets are gradually revealed, in this delicious one act musical of under 80 minutes, with music and lyrics by Australian Composer/Lyricist Jye Bryant, a well paced new musical with wonderful lyrical harmonies performed by a great cast of four.

Steven is often missing with work-related excuses, and has four important people involved in his life; his Mother, his Father his Wife and his grinder Ex-Boyfriend.

These four characters, all share their most intimate details about their life with Steven, and the many many important things that they struggle to tell Steven, and have failed to tell Steven. There are many relationship damaging secrets, of course Steven also has his own secrets.
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37 WAYS TO SAY I’M GAY – LIMELIGHT ROOM @ Limelight on Oxford, 231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Superb night of heart-warming entertainment, drama interspersed with perceptive comedy. Real change begins with full acceptance rather than choosing compromise, and these 37 “coming out” stories reflect the world finally changing for the better.

Twelve actors delivering 94 characters within 29 very short plays, 37 Ways to Say “I’m Gay”, fast paced and very easily extending the continuing storyline, plus beautifully crafted with a number of clever episodic story arcs, and returning to each dramatic story arc, at just the correct moment.

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DORIAN GRAY NAKED @ Limelight on Oxford, 231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

 

 

Clever witty songs and delightful banter, two-hander musical expertly directed by Melvyn Morrow. On the cabaret stage at Limelight on Oxford, BLAKE APPELQVIST becomes the fictional character Dorian Gray (as created by Oscar Wilde). Vividly and hugely entertainingly recounting the stylish and flamboyant life of Oscar Wilde and his fictional alter-ego Dorian Gray.        Continue reading DORIAN GRAY NAKED @ Limelight on Oxford, 231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

TRAINSPOTTING THE PLAY @ Limelight on Oxford, 231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Thank you BAYER for inventing the completely non-addictive drug HEROIN. TRAINSPOTTING THE PLAY could never ever had existed without BAYER AG, the German multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company. From 1898 through to 1910, the German drug company BAYER marketed its “diamorphine” as an over-the-counter drug under its trademarked name HEROIN, advertised as a “non-addictive morphine substitute and cough suppressant”.      Continue reading TRAINSPOTTING THE PLAY @ Limelight on Oxford, 231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

FOOL FOR LOVE in the LIMELIGHT ROOM @ Limelight on Oxford, DARLINGHURST

 

Superb and outstanding production team, delivers this scorching drama, with exceptional character-driven performances from the entire fantastic cast, as expertly directed by Julie Baz, with a clever and very effective minimalist set designed by David Jeffrey. Pulitzer prize nominated classic dark drama FOOL FOR LOVE was written by American playwright/actor Sam Shepard.

Dark emotions/secrets are hidden within the fluctuating intimate relationship of off-and-on-again lovers May and Eddie. They are still-passionate former lovers who have met again, in her motel room located deep in the American South-West on the edge of the Mojave Desert. Premiered 8th February 1983 at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, where Sam Shepard was the playwright-in-residence.         Continue reading FOOL FOR LOVE in the LIMELIGHT ROOM @ Limelight on Oxford, DARLINGHURST

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT @ LIMELIGHT ON OXFORD at 231 Oxford Street DARLINGHURST

 

Entertaining and thought-provoking thriller/drama with superb ensemble cast, the play is based on the 1866 enormous novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky as adapted for the stage by Chris Hannan, and directed by Anthony Skuse. This Australian premiere of UK thriller is a absolute masterwork. The unique staging installed for this show, together with the immaculate lighting choices and costumes, enhance the perceived depth of all the performances from the immaculate quality ensemble cast. Delivering a memorable night of live theatre drama, long talked about, and easily recommended to all your friends.            Continue reading CRIME AND PUNISHMENT @ LIMELIGHT ON OXFORD at 231 Oxford Street DARLINGHURST

GIVING UP THE GHOST @ LIMELIGHT ON OXFORD at 231 Oxford Street DARLINGHURST

 

World premiere of a delicious new Australian play, at a brand new Sydney Live Theatre venue. Vivid reinvention of a “classic trope”, GIVING UP THE GHOST delights again and again, providing an sublime and entertaining comedy take on life after death, but GIVING UP THE GHOST also has the underlying theme of euthanasia.

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