Uncle Jack Charles is an Australian legend: veteran actor, musician, Koori elder, activist and, until recently, heroin addict and cat-burglar. This is a show about his life – told by him.
With a sound that encompasses funk, rock and desert reggae, Tjintu Desert Band couples relentless grooves with phenomenal playing, distinctive and enchanting vocals - sung in both the Luritja language and English and is now one of the hottest bands currently playing in Central Australia.
The Sapphires is an inspirational tale set in the heady days of the late ‘60s about a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, discovered and guided by a kind-hearted, soul-loving manager. Plucked from obscurity, the four spirited women with powerhouse voices - called The Sapphires - are given the opportunity to entertain American troops in Vietnam. Catapulted onto the world stage as Australia's answer to the Supremes, their journey of discovery offers them not only the chance to show off their musical skills, but find love and togetherness, experience loss and grow as women.
The Sapphires is an adaptation of the hugely successful Australian stage musical of the same name, and is inspired by the remarkable true story of writer Tony Briggs' mother and three aunts. The four Sapphires are joyfully played by AFI Award winner Deborah Mailman, Australian pop sensation Jessica Mauboy and newcomers Miranda Tapsell and Shari Sebbens. Bridesmaids actor Chris O'Dowd delivers a tour de force comic performance as their manager, that is at once incredibly funny, likeable and genuine.
Receving a ten minute standing ovation at the prestgious Cannes Film Festival, The Sapphires is a crowd-pleasing combination of comedy, heart and romance and an unbeatable soul music soundtrack, set against the racial and social upheaval of the late 1960s. A jewel-bright charmer and an Australian classic, The Sapphires is not to be missed.
The screening of The Sapphires is free, so make sure to bring the whole family!
Watch out, because here comes the bride...
The Sydney Comedy Festival is hitting the road with a stellar line-up of the hottest international and local comedians from the 2013 Festival!
If you ever tried finding love online, this is the show for you.
Fresh from their very successful 2012 national tour, Johnny Cash the Concert is back to celebrate all things CASH bringing to life an incredible new concert experience!
See Marina as you have never seen her before – in an intimate performance, singing her favourite songs and sharing stories from her career. Marina’s vast repertoire includes musical theatre, jazz, contemporary, and light opera. She will captivate you with a stunning selection of her favourite songs from such shows as The Phantom of the Opera, Cats and Les Miserables.
Relishing the good, the bad, the ridiculous
“Coggan sounds amazingly like Stevens. He has the timbre, the inflections and the feel of Cat’s music. The combination of Coggan’s affable persona, the intriguing story and the amazing catalogue of songs adds up to a winner.”
The Daily Telegraph
JON ENGLISH plus a seven piece band bring you ‘TRILOGY OF ROCK’ – a salute to the theatrical concerts; ‘The Rock Show’, ‘Rock Show More’, and ‘Rock Revolution’!
InfiniteSpace is an example of classical dance reinterpreted to be relevant and inspiring for both new and loyal ballet audiences. It takes audiences on a choreographic journey through four original works that have been acclaimed as both thrilling and compelling.
"Essential and compelling viewing"
THE HERALD SUN
Their mission, should they choose to accept it: make
“For an evening of penetrating humour livened up with the odd cheap shot, you can’t do better.”
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Classes are open to all aged 5 to 18.
The classes will offer a wealth of performance-based activities for children and young people, furthering their insight into the world of theatre. With games, activities, opportunities for improv, devising and scripted work, all participants will broaden their horizons, expand their knowledge and increase their skills in the performing arts. Through a range of new challenges and opportunities, an enjoyable, worthwhile experience is guaranteed.
Dan Stranger will facilitate the classes – a BA Drama graduate from the United Kingdom, a seasoned dramatist, performer, writer and director with extensive experience in youth work.
Interested parties are assured not to worry about a lack of confidence or ability – each individual has the choice over their own level of participation. While everyone will be encouraged to play a role, no-one will be led towards embarrassment.
4:00 – 5:30pm: Act One (5 - 11 years)
6:00 – 8:00pm: Act Two (12 - 18 years)
$10 per class. Those attending need only bring themselves, a positive attitude, and comfortable shoes and clothing.
For more information please contact the box office on (02) 4990 7134