After nearly a year long hiatus from its usual operations as Sydney’s longest running live performance institution, the Enmore Theatre is preparing to throw open its doors once again and welcome Sydneysiders back from Monday 22 February.
Along with all other live performance venues across Sydney, the Enmore closed its doors in March due to the pandemic. With the stage dark, the venue’s owners, Century Venues, seized the opportunity to bring forward a planned restoration of the iconic Newtown venue.
City Recital Hall is proud to partner with Great Southern Nights and present artists Sarah Blasko and Tim Freedman on stage as the Recital Hall welcomes the return of the arts to Sydney. Sarah Blasko will be on stage on Saturday, 21 November. Tim Freedman will be performing on Wednesday, 25 November. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.
Sarah Blasko writes songs that strike with rare immediacy, clarity and purpose. Melodies beguilingly simple, lyrics ever honest and direct. She has reached rarefied status in Australia, from the now-classic debut The Overture & The Underscore (2004) through to the stunning just-released Depth Of Field (2018); her six-album run of genre-defining indie-rock and art-pop is unparalleled.Continue reading SARAH BLASKO AND TIM FREEDMAN TO PLAY CITY RECITAL HALL IN NOVEMBER→
Everyone who adores the music of Tim Freedman and The Whitlams, should see this new musical with a strong autobiographical bent: TRUTH, BEAUTY AND A PICTURE OF YOU.
The long anticipated musical, TRUTH, BEAUTY AND A PICTURE OF YOU, is now on stage in its World Premiere. Directed and produced by Neil Gooding, and stars Ian Stenlake (Guys and Dolls, Sea Patrol), Erica Lovell (Little Women, Spring Awakening), Scott Irwin, Toby Francis and Ross Chisari, and is inspired by and based on the song characters, stories and lyrics, of one of Australia’s greatest singer-songwriters, Tim Freedman.
On 4th December 2011, I saw the one workshop presentation of this new Australian musical at the Fusebox in Marrickville. The very early beginnings of TRUTH, BEAUTY AND A PICTURE OF YOU, was part of a New Musicals Australia Workshop Presentation, and this new musical had a very limited seven day rehearsal process, with a full professional cast and production team.
Based on an original story idea by Alex Broun, Tim Freedman’s classic songs have been cleverly crafted into an original storyline and very moving drama. Many years ago, all the band members were legends living in three blocks in the inner-west. Tightly paced, the story quickly moves backwards and forwards through time, as seen through the eyes of Tom, the 20 year old son of a former band member, and his Mosman girlfriend, whilst revealing all about the life-long friendships of his Dad’s Newtown band and the band mates’ lost youth, and the son finally discovers the whole truth about his father. In the words of Alex Broun, “Tim’s music and lyrics have always captured a timeless essence of human interaction – love, longing, loneliness.”
Highly Recommended, a great nights entertainment as this extraordinary cast of Sydney’s finest musical theatre talent, showcase THE WHITLAMS’ biggest hits from their four platinum albums, and their lyrics quickly move the story forward, and include: You Gotta Love This City, Laugh in their Faces, God Drinks at the Sando (yes The Sando has gone, so these days the “Botany View Hotel”), Buy Now Pay Later, Beauty in Me, No Aphrodisiac, Blow up the Pokies, Fall for You, Charlie No.1, Keep the Light On and Best Work.
Directed and Produced by Neil Gooding
Musical Direction by Andrew Worboys
Music and Lyrics by Tim Freedman
Book by Alex Broun and Tim Freedman
Based on an idea by Alex Broun
Hayes Theatre Co, 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point
9 May 2014 until 1 June 2014
This show contains some coarse language and sexual references. May not be suitable for children under 13.
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