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Following on from the successful Red Carpet Women series, Chatswood Chase Sydney will celebrate Australian men of the stage and screen with the Red Carpet Men series.

Susie Smither will be the emcee for the series.

Susie will host up close and  personal interviews with the gentlemen where they will discuss life in the spotlight. Taking to the stage will be: 

  • 4th March – star of Channel 9’s Doctor Doctor and three time Gold Logie nominee, Rodger Corser
  • 11th March – screen and stage legend, Frankie J Holden who most recently starred in the musicals The Sound of Music and Legally Blonde and TV dramas Beaconsfield and Packed to the Rafters

18th March – internationally acclaimed musical star, Peter Cousens, who is renowned for his performances in Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and West End’s The Phantom of the Opera. Peter will also perform a song alongside his interview. 

  • 25th March – musical theatre icon, Michael Cormick, known for his starring roles in Beauty and the Beast for which he won an Australian MO Award, Grease and The Rocky Horror Show to name a few. Michael will also perform a song alongside his interview. 

When: 11am every Wednesday in March Where: Level One (near Williams Sonoma) at Chatswood Chase Sydney – 345 Victoria Ave, Chatswood. Cost: $10 (includes a gift bag). Bookings via www.chatswoodchasesydney.com.au 

Sydney Arts Guide has two double passes to give away to the Red Carpet Men series. You can choose which session you would like to go to. Please email editor.sydneyartsguide@gmail.com with Red Carpet Men promotion in the subject heading. Winners will be advised by email








Blood Brothers @ The Hayes

Helen Dallimore as Mrs Johnstone
Helen Dallimore as Mrs Johnstone in the current revival of BLOOD BROTHERS

It’s doubtful that you will be able to score a ticket to BLOOD BROTHERS playing at the Hayes Theatre at the moment. Why? Because Sydney theatregoers recognize a good thing when they see it … and see it … and see it. I’ve gone twice and so have my friends. Some have managed to scrounge a third ticket from somewhere. What’s so good about this production? Nothing in particular. Just … the cast, the music, the band, the lighting, the audio mixing, the set, the costumes and the rousing applause of a thoroughly satisfied audience.

Mrs Johnstone (to be) is taken dancing by a fancy man whose chat line includes how much she looks like Marilyn Monroe. Marriage and children ensue and the dancing dwindles until Mr Johnstone scarpers with another Marilyn lookalike while his missus is up the duff with twins. Manipulated by the childless Mrs Lyons into handing over one of the twins and swearing on a bible to keep the bargain, Mrs Johnstone’s supposed to see the child every day as she chars for the Lyons. Until she gets the unceremonious boot and a few grotty Pound notes! Continue reading Blood Brothers @ The Hayes