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44 SEX ACTS IN ONE WEEK : A PROVOCATIVE ROM-COM

Up Late with Belvoir and Moonshine & Tits Productions are pleased to present the premiere of ‘44 Sex Acts in One Week’, an apocalyptic rom-com created in extraordinary times. Premiering from 16 – 20 December at Belvoir  St Theatre, the play is part gig, part radio-play and part stab in the dark, in a subversive and  joyful response to the madness that was 2020.  

Bringing together two of Australia’s most loved comediennes, Green Room Award-winner Rebecca Massey  (ABC’s Utopia) and Sydney Theatre Award-winner Sheridan Harbridge (Griffin Theatre Company’s Prima Facie),  the comedic duo star alongside a cast of some of the country’s finest theatre talent including Keith Robinson  (Belvoir’s Twelfth Night), Priscilla Doueihy (IFC Films’ Babyteeth) and Michael Whalley (Belvoir’s Hir). 

Clickbait blogger Celina Valderrama has just been given the assignment from hell: do and review every item in a  new book entitled ‘ 44 Sex Acts That Will Change Your Life’ by Friday. With no other partner available, Celina  is forced to turn to her nemesis, the holier than thou eco-activist and office mail boy, Alab Delusa.  As the  unwilling couple embark on a race against time through the world of kink, will the friction between them unleash  the wild we’re all trying to keep at bay? Can this book make the world a better place?  Continue reading 44 SEX ACTS IN ONE WEEK : A PROVOCATIVE ROM-COM

Sharpen your knives for ‘Dinner’ @ Sydney Theatre Company

Production images by Brett Boardman

What setting is best to poke fun at other’s misfortunes? Why, a three course dinner party, of course!

Moira Buffini’s contemporary play, Dinner, is wickedly comedic as it is tragic. Centring around host Paige Janssen, the night is to celebrate her husband’s successful new pop-philosophy book being published, entitled Beyond Belief. Guests include an artist, a scientist, a journalist, a politician who cannot attend, and one uninvited stranger. The party is lead by Paige through a series of strange meals, with conversations turning uncomfortably personal. There seems to be no pleasant way this night can end. Continue reading Sharpen your knives for ‘Dinner’ @ Sydney Theatre Company

After Dinner @ The Wharf

After Dinner
Anita Hegh and Rebecca Massey in Andrew Bovell’s AFTER DINNER.Pics Brett Boardman

This new  production of Andrew Bovell’s brilliant debut comedy AFTER DINNER makes a perfect fit  for the wonderful Sydney summer that we are having.

I strongly recommend a  visit to the Wharf, one of Sydney’s finest  theatre venues, enjoying a wine before the show and taking in the lovely view of Sydney harbour from the balcony, and then heading into the theatre to see five of Sydney’s finest thespians playing very well drawn characters and presenting a night at the theatre imbued with humour and pathos.

The time period is the nineteen eighties, the setting is the dining room of an RSL club. The play shifts action between two tables as they wait for the local band to fire up, which only takes place very late in the proceedings. Continue reading After Dinner @ The Wharf

PERPLEX

Tim Walter and Rebecca Massey in PERPLEX. Pic Lisa Tomasetti
Tim Walter and Rebecca Massey in PERPLEX. Pic Lisa Tomasetti

My husband returned from his daily dog walk, drenched from a sudden downpour of rain. He had been stopped in the park by a man who wanted to know the time and who then proceeded to deliver a half hour diatribe about how messed up the world is and it’s all because of technology. Eventually he shook my husband’s hand, thanked him for the chat and left. The delay meant my husband was caught in the rain and when he arrived home he noticed that the reasonably new guttering was overflowing. Once inside he banged his shin on the coffee table that had been moved for vacuuming. He wasn’t happy.

The familiar routine, order and placement of our time and space become second nature and we travel through our days without questioning or thinking, until something disrupts us. We only really notice when things are not working or in their usual spot or people randomly attack or interrupt us. We believe that we can control our time, homes, interactions and things. They are part of the way we establish our identity and attempt to organize our time and our lives.

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