Birdcage Thursdays

Birdcage Thursdays

October 21, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Stratford Courthouse

By Sandra Fiona Long, Presented by La Mama Mobile, with project partner For the Crowded House.

What is hoarding? Why can’t it just be ‘cleaned up’?

Genevieve Picot features alongside Sophia Constantine in this new Australian work about Hoarding.

Performed in the round to a physical rhythm of telephone calls, bird calls, lawn bowls and dance moves, within a transforming interactive set by award winning installation artists Joanne Mott, an ageing mother resists her adult daughter every step of the way towards an important inspection.

Birdcage Thursdays takes a theatrically innovative and tragicomic look at the issue of hoarding and some of the complexities around communication across services and the families of those who hoard.

‘Her script is wonderful, a well-paced and managed story as familiar as it felt original. This was not a play about hoarding, but a play about the characters, and we cared.’

Tenterfield Saddler, The Life and Hit Songs of Peter Allen

Tenterfield Saddler, The Life and Hit Songs of Peter Allen

October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

Narrated by character actor Brian Hannan and starring Australian music theatre performers John Bowles and Michelle Fitzmaurice, Tenterfield Saddler will showcase the life and music of the one and only Peter Allen.  

This intriguing show is packed with hit after hit song including Tenterfield Saddler, I Go to Rio, I Honestly Love You, Don’t Cry Out Loud and of course, I Still Call Australia Home.

Lovely Lady Lump

Lovely Lady Lump

October 24, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Forge Theatre and Arts Hub

“Let me start by telling you I’m ok. I’m just in a small situation involving a pesky cancer tumour in my left nork, but I’m not dying and I’m the luckiest person in the entire world.”

Jokes, truths, and one or two poignant bits from acclaimed Melbourne comic, Lana Schwarcz, who survived breast cancer.  Everyone hates cancer.  Good.  Let’s hate it together with gags, animated projections, and some characters you might meet along the way.  Hilarious, poignant and frank, this is a must see from anyone who has ever found themselves lying awake at night worrying about cancer.  Lovely Lady Lump reminds us of our ability to take the power back from our fears if we just laugh at them… Or at least with them.

Warnings: Nudity within context, occasional strong coarse language

Lovely Lady Lump

Lovely Lady Lump

October 25, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

“Let me start by telling you I’m ok. I’m just in a small situation involving a pesky cancer tumour in my left nork, but I’m not dying and I’m the luckiest person in the entire world.”

Jokes, truths, and one or two poignant bits from acclaimed Melbourne comic, Lana Schwarcz, who survived breast cancer.  Everyone hates cancer.  Good.  Let’s hate it together with gags, animated projections, and some characters you might meet along the way.  Hilarious, poignant and frank, this is a must see from anyone who has ever found themselves lying awake at night worrying about cancer.  Lovely Lady Lump reminds us of our ability to take the power back from our fears if we just laugh at them… Or at least with them.

Warnings: Nudity within context, occasional strong coarse language

Nick Parnell - Secret Songs

Nick Parnell - Secret Songs

October 25, 2017 @ 8:00 PM
Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

Like beguiling treasures unearthed in fine antique shops, often the lesser-known gems are more entrancing. Vibraphonist Nick Parnell, a five star musician – and secret revealer – unveils his musical treasures centre-stage in Secret Songs.

Parnell’s magical mallets lovingly hurl audiences into new sonic worlds full of kaleidoscopic colour.

With no stone unturned, the Vibes Virtuoso has mined the very best of living composers to present Secret Songs, an upbeat feast of music full of light and shade.

In this program there are many more encounters of joyous jazz, pulsing world music and elegant classical works.

 

The Mik Maks

The Mik Maks

October 26, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Have you seen the band that is taking Australian kids music by storm?

Be taken on a Mik Mak musical adventure with brothers Al, Dean, Joel and Drums the Panda.

There’s lot’s of jobs to do and musical fun to be had with The Mik Maks ‘Working on the Farm.’

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