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Eddie Izzard 2015 Force Majeure Tour

Izzard’s capital city tour will see the comic play stages in Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide as well as a special Sydney performance on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House with the Harbour Bridge as the backdrop. “Force Majeure” is the most extensive comedy Izzard has ever undertaken. Launched in March 2013, this tour has taken Eddie to more than 25 countries on 5 continents, including Russia, the UK, Canada, America, India, Nepal and now Australia. Impressi...

Boston Marriage at QPAC

The erudite Anna and Claire dwell together on the fringes of the Boston elite, but to keep themselves in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed, Anna has been accepting expensive presents from a wealthy married man who’s become besotted by her. Claire, meanwhile, is aging disgracefully and is set on seducing a much younger woman, and wants not only Anna’s blessing but her help. Boston Marriage is a quick-fire comedy riddled with the wicked wit of the Pulitzer Prize-winn...

Michael Palin – Live on Stage Australian Tour

In the past year Michael Palin has rediscovered the joys of live performance, finding himself relearning lines about dead parrots and Spanish Inquisitions that he’d written long ago for 10 Monty Python live shows at the 02 Arena in London in July. Michael Palin – Live on Stage combines Michael Palin’s love for travel & comedy. A whistle-stop tour of the globe, reliving the highlights, the lowlights, the adventures and stuff-ups of his extraordinary life travelling the world to ...

Short+Sweet Sydney Theatre Festival 2015

Now into its fourteenth year, Short+Sweet is moving to an exciting new location and will be bringing you over 160 brand new scripts from Australian and international writers, put together by the best up-and-coming and established directors and performed by veteran actors and fresh new talent. Short+Sweet Sydney 2015 will showcase new and established artists on the stages of the New Theatre, Newtown and in the Fusebox of The Factory, Marrickville! See the Festival Schedule below for more ...

The Wind in the Willows at La Boite

This summer school holidays, bring your little badgers to a charming tale of adventure and discovery, in a brand-new one-man adaptation - starring Luke Carroll (Play School, Black Diggers). Kenneth Grahame’s rollicking tale of four woodland creatures is one of the true enduring classics of children’s literature and writer/director team Maxine Mellor and Kat Henry have given it a fresh coat of paint. Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and the incorrigible Mr. Toad on their journeys, tri...

Sweet, Sour and Saucy – Theatre at La Boite

The 1950s inspired radio talkback show features songs of yesteryear from Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Eartha Kitt, along with a dose of dodgy relationship advice from these self-appointed “experts on love”. Barbara and Barry (real life couple Melissa Western and Tnee Dyer) will charm lovers and lonely hearts with their  knockout vocals, virtuosic piano playing, witty repartee… and something they call ‘erotic spoons’. Just in time for the valentine season, audiences ...

Or Forever Hold Your Peace – Theatre at La Boite

Faced with their impending deployment to the Trojan War, a troop of gung-ho soldiers with nothing to lose demand from their leader something unspeakable. Using a sham wedding to the handsome warrior Achilles as bait, Agamemnon lures his daughter to Aulis and sets in motion a chain of events that brings an empire to ruin. Drawing parallels between Greek tragedy, modern warfare and the state of the local political landscape, Or Forever Hold Your Peace is as physically explosive and ...

Bob, Sweat and Tears

Australia’s Prince of Polyester, Bob Downe, has been living a rainbow lie! See him come clean and perform brand new macho versions of classic hits including Spinning Wheel, Lola and Leader Of The Gang. Speaking from his luxury Murwillumbah penthouse Bob says: “The show is a roller coaster ride of shocks, new frocks, fabulous music, surprise guests and the usual laugh a minute. Get in first – before Today Tonight or A Current Affair bash down my door!” Bob, Sweat and Tears WED ...

Women in Voice: 21st Anniversary at JWCOCA

For the 21st anniversary season, Women in Voice (WiV) will feature series veteran Lil’ Fi, Babushka babe Bethan Ellsmore, Danse Noir diva Alinta J, cabaret queen Carita Farrer Spencer and musical theatre favourite Liz Buchanan as MC. Since its humble beginnings at the Sitting Duck Café in 1993 through to last year’s sold out debut at ‘the Judy’, WiV has always been synonymous with a great night out and founder Annie Peterson is promising all that and more for this year’s ...

Fast Festival 2014

FAST is an annual national theatre festival based in Brisbane. The festival collaborates with young artists from across the country, as well as including locals from Brisbane and interstate artists from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. With the festival in its fifth year, newly appointed Artistic Director Lucas Stibbard has introduced an entirely new structure for the event with a variety of pilot programs. Stibbard said their initiative has generated a revitalised buzz for the ...