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Gin, Tears and Giggles for Adelaide Fringe

Cabaret meets wacky wine tasting in the one-woman performance The Show Must Goon, which two-woman theatre company Four Stripes is premiering at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe.

Suzie doesn’t know how many tears might be in a bottle of gin but she intends to do her best to find out. She’ll be helped by the audience as they join her for an evening of wine tasting and anecdotes about love, lust, lubricant and liquor.

Unpredictable Theatre Event for Adelaide Fringe

As a conscientious objector who has refused mandatory military service, independent multidisciplinary theatre maker Nassim Soleimanpour is forbidden to leave his native Iran, but this has not daunted the playwright. In his stunningly different work White Rabbit Red Rabbit, he has created a potent entity to take his voice around the globe.

ANYTHING GOES ENSEMBLE CAST ANNOUNCED

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and theatre producer John Frost AM today (February 3) announced the final lead cast member and the ensemble cast for their new production of Cole Porter’s musical comedy Anything Goes, which will tour Australia this year.

A Couple of Actors

Guy Edmonds and Haiha Le are playing a newly wed couple in David Williamson’s latest play Dream Home at the Ensemble Theatre.

And in fact they’re a newly engaged couple themselves.

The two actors had met in the cast of Rupert, Williamson’s revue-style portrait of Rupert Murdoch which opened in Melbourne, toured to Washington and was then re-staged at the Theatre Royal Sydney at the end of last year.

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

UK Couple Tim Grayburn and Bryony Kimmings unpick the ‘Real Man’ at Adelaide Fringe 2015. Lesley Reed reports.

When UK advertising account manager Tim Grayburn met a performance artist from London he faked how he really felt for six months; not how he felt about her, but the fact that he suffered severe clinical depression. When he did talk about it, it was the first time he’d done so in six years.

Foxy Moron Gets Jumpy

The creator of Kath Day-Night, television’s ‘foxy moron’, JANE TURNER is to play the lead in Jumpy, a major MTC/STC stage production. FRANK HATHERLEY asks her if she’s feeling jumpy about straight theatre acting.

We meet in the empty Theatre Royal green room between matinee and evening performances of Rupert. David Williamson’s revue-style portrait of Rupert Murdoch opened in Sydney a few days before, so this was only Jane Turner’s second matinee.

Immersive Thriller To Cut Through At 2015 Adelaide Fringe

Duncan Graham’s psychological drama Cut will season the diverse smorgasbord of entertainment at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe with a pinch of terror.

The intimate 18-seater environment of Holden Street Theatre’s The Manse, together with the show’s immersive installation-style design, will serve to enhance the heart-stopping atmosphere of this Sydney Theatre Award-nominated play. Those lucky enough to be part of the audience can expect a tense and spine-tingling theatre experience.

A Midsumma Feast

Coral Drouyn gives a brief roundup of this year’s famous queer festival and talks to Director Byron Bache about his latest offering  - Stop Kiss.

2014 SYDNEY THEATRE AWARDS WINNERS

The Sydney Theatre Awards for 2014 were presented at a gala ceremony on Monday January 19, 2015 at the Paddington RSL. Over 340 members of the Sydney theatre community packed the auditorium at Paddington RSL to celebrate the best of Sydney theatre throughout the past calendar year.

INTERNATIONAL CABARET CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Eleven finalists took to the stage at the 2015 Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest (YTICC) Grand Final at The Basement in Sydney on Saturday night. Heat winners from Adelaide, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Melbourne, Auckland, and Sydney came together to compete for the chance to win a career changing prize package.

Adelaide entrant Michaela Burger won the judges' vote with Melbourne entrant Noni McCallum taking the runner-up title for 2015.