Due to public demand, Walk Now Productions’ MY CARER by Sam Cosentino is set to return this July. My Carer is a story of two families: one, apparently privileged and successful, steeped in the law and music, but unsettled by estrangement and depression; the other, an immigrant family, without privilege or the successes their adopted society values. On the night before Christmas, could the path to healing be laid?
The play had a very good response when it was first performed:-
“A tale of compassion and hope, exquisitely written and performed.”
“An amazing production, inspiring and intense.”
“A reminder to share the best of ourselves and positively with everyone."
“So many messages on life’s different challenges and how we cope with them, but in the end what counts is hope, love acceptance and forgiveness.”
Theatregoers are welcome to attend the World Premiere of IO, MAMMETA ET TU, a play written by the youngest ever AWGIE winner, Andrea Dal Bosco, and presented by the Settlement Services International (SSI)- Future Ability Project.
With stories, song and dance, this drama production shares what it is to live a life less able. The contemporary interactive multi-media and live play experience enlightens audiences, helping Italo-Australians gain a clear understanding of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the support available and how lives can be changed.
Writer/Director Andrea Dal Bosco was born and raised in Sydney’s Little Italy, Leichhardt. Andrea is still the youngest ever recipient of an Australian Writers Guild Award (AWGIE), through his work creating award-winning film and television in Australia and around the world for the past 30 years. Andrea has written two best selling books on the immigrant experience based on his groundbreaking SBS series TALES FROM A SUITCASE, and is well versed in all things Italian. Continue reading IO, MAMMETA ET TU : LIVING WITH DISABILITY→
Carlo Goldini’s comedy, THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS, presented by Emu Productions and Fool In Progress Theatre Company, features a sparkling translation by Edward J Dent.
The play’s main character, Truffaldino, is hungry. ALWAYS hungry (claiming his master never feeds him, he dreams of spaghetti). While working for one master, Federigo, he decides to double dip and work for a second master, Florindo, to satisfy his everlasting hunger.
Meanwhile lovers are betrothed, meet, fight and, more importantly, love. Where there is love, there is food and where there is food there is Truffaldino.
RAPUNZEL is the biggest and best pantomime show in Sydney, and written/directed by the talented Maria de Marco, who was inspired by the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Fast-paced family friendly fun with fourteen funny songs containing unique Australian twists and turns. Often ridiculous, always hilarious, and perfectly outrageous, exuberant and exciting, but always utterly charming, a very entertaining experience for adults and for children.
This is an Australian pantomime that has it all, and it is impossibly hard to imagine a better family panto. You will be wowed with humorous puns, cute gags, clever songs, child-friendly double entendre, inventive allusions and wacky costume choices, and two cute prop horses. Santa also makes a visit, with his huge bag filled with sweets for all the children.
The lonely Maiden lives her life, trapped in her bedroom at the top of a tall tower, and is unable to escape because her bedroom has no door and no stairs. Can she find herself just the one Prince Charming who is able save her? In the woods, there are many eligible bachelor princes. Unfortunately one Prince Charming is looking for the maiden with the other glass slipper. Another Prince Charming is looking for the maiden in the glass coffin.
RAPUNZEL has been quite deliberately designed to involve audience participation from all the children in the audience. Your kids are expected to help the cast whilst they are performing, by loudly yelling out either boo or yes. After the show, meet the cast, and you are most welcome to take photos.
The cast features JACQUI GREENFIELD as Rapunzel, THOMAS ADAMS, ALEX CHORLEY and SIMON WARD.
1. RAPUNZEL – SIMON WARD
2. FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD – (FR: OLIVER) – BART LIONEL
3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY – PATTY HILL/ MILDRED J. HILL/ RICHARD HARDELSTEIN
4. IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS – MEREDITH WILSON
5. BEIN’ GREEN – JOSEPH G RAPOSO
6. I GONNA BE (500 MILES)- CHARLIE REID / CRAIG REID.
7. PRINCESS – MATTHEW LEE ROBINSON
8. CAN’T STOP THE FEELING – J TIMBERLAKE / M SANDBERG / J SCHUSTER
9. HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO – J STEINMAN / D PITCHFORD
10. WHAT ABOUT ME? – G FROST / F SWAN
11. YOU’RE THE VOICE – K REID / A QUNTA / M RYDER / C THOMPSON
12. HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS – G AUTRY / O HALDEMAN
13. Reprise of RAPUNZEL – SIMON WARD
14. WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS – TRADITIONAL
Recommended. King Street Theatre has put together, a delightful and fresh panto production, filled with all-round family entertainment.
School holiday season, alive on stage from 17th to 23rd of December 2016 at the King Street Theatre, on First Floor at corner of King Street and Bray Street, Newtown.
Markus Weber and Michael Summ’s musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s JUNGLE BOOK, had a very successful season back in April 2014, is a child friendly musical full of catchy lyrics. This is a fast-paced and very entertaining show for young and old alike, with plenty of dancing and songs and humour, and with enough context to keep the adults thoroughly entertained.
JUNGLE BOOK – THE MUSICAL easily delivers the eternally important message of being vigilant about ecological awareness and the need for constant conservation of the world’s wildlife.