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v WELCOME Program Manager’s Message Mayor’s Message

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v SUBSCRIPTION SHOWS Remembering the Carpenters Hell Ship Spice Night H.M.S. Pinafore American Song Grace Under Pressure Don Juan Jekyll & Hyde Playlist Romeo and Juliet Battle of the Voices Mother & Son Wolf Lullaby Wallflowering Glenn Starr's Hit Parade

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Lamb Billy Joel Tribute Show

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18 February 10 July 2 September

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12 - 14 March 24 - 27 June 19 - 22 August

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v MORNING MELODIES The Carpenters Tribute Show Tribute to Orbison and Pitney Songs You Grew Up With

v CHILDREN'S SHOWS The Beanies The Owl and the Pussycat Robot Song

v THE DETAILS Shows at a Glance 32 General Information 52 Seating 56 Subscribe & Win 61 How to Subscribe 62 Subscription Form 63

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THERE IS NO DENYING 2019 WAS A YEAR OF MIXED FORTUNES. Together with sold-out shows at the beginning of 2019, The Q, along with many other venues around the country, saw a number of shows cancelled for a variety of reasons. On behalf of all our staff, I apologise for any inconvenience you may have been caused. The factors affecting these cancellations vary and we can only hope they do not continue into 2020. On a brighter note, we participated in a national survey and rated very highly. This was helped enormously by the huge amount of support we received through the survey our patrons participated in. We ranked above the national average with customer satisfaction, and as one would suspect, your favoured genres are Musical Theatre and Contemporary Plays. A number of other genres were not far behind, which shows us our audience has a very diverse interest in the performing arts.

MESSAGE FROM OUR PROGRAM MANAGER

It is always with great anticipation that we look forward to presenting our Annual Season. It is something we work towards for up to two years in advance and seeing the reaction of our community to the wide range of theatre we have put together is the most exciting part of that journey. As with most years, our Season Shows are drawn from interstate as well as overseas and combining these with productions from closer to home I hope to have provided you with many favourable choices. In 2020 you will see the second production from our own company Echo Theatre who will present Wolf Lullaby. After seeking a relationship with The Hayes Theatre in Sydney for many years, we have finally cracked it and will have their critically acclaimed production of H.M.S. Pinafore to bring you lots of laughs. Four of Asia’s campest comedians will also be here in February to lift the spirits of those who enjoy unique humour. Tribute shows honouring some of your favourite entertainers from the past and some superb contemporary drama will also add to the mix. I am very happy to say that, without seeking it intentionally, you will find the relative gender balance within the combination of playwrights, directors and actors is pretty much even across the range of our season. Once again, I have endeavoured to provide you with a selection of shows that you will find both relevant and appealing. One which I hope will encourage you to Subscribe and Save or at minimum pay us a visit in 2020. We also have a variety of award-winning Children’s Shows and a trio of Morning Melodies that will not only entertain but take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. I hope that your experience with us in 2020 is a year of great entertainment. We look forward once again to you making the choice to SEE IT LIVE. SEE IT NOW.

Stephen Pike

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE Q FOR PUTTING TOGETHER SEASON 2020. The Q continues to be a shining light in the region’s cultural and artistic offerings, and it looks like Season 2020 will be no exception.

Season 2020 has its share of the classics, with one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays Romeo and Juliet coming to The Q. The story will be brought to life by Everyman Theatre using a combination of the region’s best young talent and celebrated actors, and a quintessential Everyman twist. Another classic is a rendition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, Jekyll & Hyde, which will be told in a way that is anything but traditional. Audiences should expect a fast paced, laugh-out-loud, hilarious and charming comedic take on the classic story. For the younger audiences, The Beanies, who are best known for their award-winning children’s podcast (The Beanies Imagination Station), stars company members who have previously appeared in shows produced by Council at The Q before going on to professional careers. Featuring confetti canons, sneaky robbers, and very silly jokes The Beanies EGG-straordinary Day is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for Mini-Beanies and their big people. The team at The Q have put together another fantastic season of entertainment; make sure you check out Season 2020.

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After the fabulous success of the first show from The Q’s theatre company in 2019, Echo Theatre returns with Wolf Lullaby. Written by Australian playwright Hillary Bell, Wolf Lullaby tackles the disturbing subject of children as murderers, asking not only why it occurs but how do we deal with it?

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STARRING LISA BUDIN PRICE

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Lisa Budin Price

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the Carpenters v "THE EXCELLENT ASPECT OF HER SINGING FOR ME IS THAT LISA HAS THE SAME PURITY AND BEAUTY OF TONE AS KAREN CARPENTER BUT SHE DOES IT HER WAY." WALLACE BREEN

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v "LISA'S VOICE CAPTURED THE WHOLE ROOM, WHAT A TALENT, SO NATURAL WITH PITCH PERFECT. I LOVED EVERY MINUTE AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT PERFORMANCE. I WILL BE IN THE FRONT ROW!" MARY GREENWOOD

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Lisa Budin Price is the whole package! Talent Charisma Elegance

Remembering the Carpenters

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Lisa Budin Price was born in London Ontario Canada and has been singing since she was 4 years old.

18 FEBRUARY

She grew up loving the music of the Carpenters and has been paying tribute to that music for the last 20 years in her show, Remembering the Carpenters.

NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $47.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $42.00 Under 25 $27.00

Lisa’s detail in recreating the sound of Karen’s velvet voice is perfect and if you close your eyes, you may think that you are listening to Karen herself. She will recapture those old memories of the past and delight you with the happy and sad times of Karen and Richard’s journey through this wonderful music and their short but prolific careers.

SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $37.00 Conc. $32.00

Her strong stage persona and quick wit will keep you well entertained whilst singing along to some of the world’s most famous songs such as Top of The World, We’ve Only Just Begun, Close to You, Sing Sing a Song and many more. She will wow you with anecdotes and stories of the famous siblings and their rise to fame and stardom.

EARLY BIRD Available until 18 January 2020 Adult $42.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $37.00

v "LISA'S PERFORMANCE WAS SPECTACULAR. SHE WAS CLOSE UP AND PERSONAL WITH HER AUDIENCE. HER VOICE SENT CHILLS UP MY SPINE AS I THOUGHT I WAS LISTENING TO KAREN CARPENTER." ROSEANNA GALLO JP

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AUDIENCE ADVICE 2hr 20mins, including interval. Suitable for all ages. VENUE This show will be presented in the Bicentennial Hall.

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PERFORMED BY MICHAEL VEITCH

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CO-WRITTEN WITH PETER HOUGHTON

HELL SHIP The Ticonderoga limped through the heads into Port Phillip. Her horrific voyage at an end, she appeared as a ghost ship.

v "MASTER STORY-TELLER MICHAEL VEITCH CARRIES US BACK TO EARLY MELBOURNE WITH A PERSONAL HISTORY WOVEN INTO OUR SHARED COLONIAL PAST. IT'S A POIGNANT TALE WITH A VIVIDLY REGENERATED CAST OF CHARACTERS. HE DOES IT ALL, BRILLIANTLY AND SINGLE-HANDEDLY." MAX GILLIES AM

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v "... A THRILLING AND MOVING NIGHT IN THE THEATRE." GUY RUNDLE

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A sea voyage A tragedy A love story

HELL SHIP In 1852, the emigrant vessel Ticonderoga limped into Port Phillip Bay after a nightmare voyage from England in which a quarter of her nearly 800 passengers and crew had died from typhus. As its victims — Scottish families seeking a new life — were buried hastily at sea, schools of sharks, it was said, followed the stricken vessel all the way across the Indian Ocean. When news of the ‘fever ship’ reached Melbourne, the city went into a panic. Typhus could wipe out a crowded city such as theirs — just the mention of the word filled people with dread. Special editions of the papers were printed to tell the grisly story of the ill-fated vessel to transfixed readers. Forbidden to come into port, Ticonderoga was forced to anchor near Portsea where her remaining passengers were either nursed back to health or allowed to die. In its day, the Ticonderoga was the most dramatic, most tragic true story of our maritime history. Today, however, the saga is largely forgotten as has been the story of the young ship’s surgeon who bravely nursed many of the sick passengers back to health. This man was Michael Veitch’s great-great-grandfather, James William Henry Veitch. Michael Veitch is renowned for his artful and tender characters and ability to transfix an audience with a sense of awe as they enter the world he so powerfully creates on stage.

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21 - 22 FEBRUARY NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $55.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $50.00 Under 25 $27.00 SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $45.00 Conc. $40.00 EARLY BIRD Available until 21 January 2020 Adult $50.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $45.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 60mins, no interval. Moderate language, ages 15+.

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v "MARGOT TANJUTCO WILL BLOW YOU AWAY WITH HER PERFORMANCE. HER EXECUTION AND COMEDIC TIMING ARE FLAWLESS, AND THE WRITING IS SHARPLY FUNNY..." HOOI KHAW

v "A TRUE ARTIST OF COMEDIC TIMING, KAM HAS AN EXTRAORDINARY KNACK FOR STAND-UP." THE MUSIC FRINGEWORLD

v "NAVIN DELIVERS HIS JOKES EFFECTIVELY AND MANAGES TO CREATE A LIVELY ATMOSPHERE IN THE ROOM." DEVANG PATHAK

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HIRZI ZULKIFLIE SINGAPORE

JOANNE KAM MALAYSIA

NAVIN NORONHA INDIA

MARGOT TANJUTCO AUST / PHILIPPINES


A night of trailblazing queer comedy from across Asia

These four international comedy stars are the new sound of the Asian century. Breaking the rules and queering the mic from Mumbai to Manila, these out, proud and hilarious performers are furiously funny and hot, hot, hot. Spice Night features Singaporean Youtube star Hirzi Zulkiflie who has hundreds of thousands of social media followers and in the last eighteen months has hosted TV shows for BBC Studios/Channel 5 Singapore, and Comedy Central Asia; the Queen of Malaysian Comedy, Joanne Kam, one of the pioneers of comedy in the region who headlined Comedy Zone Asia for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2019; India’s only out gay stand-up, Navin Noronha — who has a hit podcast Keeping It Queer and comes to Australia direct from presenting his solo show The Good Child at the Bengalaru Comedy Festival; and Filipino-Australian Margot Tanjutco who was nominated for a Golden Gibbo award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival for her solo show Vanity Fair Enough. Coming from countries where homosexuality still is or until recently was criminalised, these jokers are sharp and salty, and pack more punch than a pound of pepper. It should be illegal to be this funny, not this gay. Spice up your night with the camp, cutting edge of global comedy.

v STARRING: HIRZI ZULKIFLIE, JOANNE KAM,

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NAVIN NORONHA AND MARGOT TANJUTCO

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23 FEBRUARY NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $47.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $44.00 Under 25 $27.00 SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $37.00 Conc. $34.00 EARLY BIRD Available until 23 January 2020 Adult $42.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $39.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 120mins, including interval. Spice Night is performed entirely in English. For ages 15+. Contains coarse language, sexual references, adult themes, haze and loud noises.

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A HAYES THEATRE CO. PRODUCTION

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MUSIC BY ARTHUR SULLIVAN, LIBRETTO BY W.S. GILBERT

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"TURNING THE TOPSY-TURVY OF W.S. GILBERT AND ARTHUR SULLIVAN’S 1878 OPERETTA INSIDE OUT, THIS SAUCY STAGING OF H.M.S. PINAFORE IS A DELIGHT FROM BOWSPRIT TO STERNPOST." JASON BLAKE, AUDREY JOURNAL

v "IF THIS PINAFORE WAS AVAILABLE ON MEDICARE WE WOULD ALL BE A LOT BETTER OFF." DIANA SIMMONDS, STAGENOISE

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H.M.S. Pinafore

Set sail on the high seas with Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved comedy of star-crossed lovers, mismatched marriages and mistaken identities.

Identity, sisters, sailors and the trickiest of tongue twisters around!

Award winning director, Kate Gaul, makes her Hayes Theatre Co. debut with this re-imagined, gender-bending, hyper-theatrical and kinky take on this Gilbert & Sullivan classic.

25 - 29 FEBRUARY

This nautical caper overflowing with infectious tunes such as ‘I am the Monarch of the Sea’, ‘I’m Called Little Buttercup’ and ‘He is an Englishman’, H.M.S. Pinafore is a sharp satire of the English social hierarchical system of the Victorian Age.

NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $59.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $54.00 Under 25 $27.00

Pinafore's extraordinary popularity in Britain, America and elsewhere was followed by the similar success of a series of Gilbert & Sullivan works, including The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. If you’re looking for a great night out with captivating choreography, exquisite costumes and the songs that ushered in a new era of entertainment, then don’t miss out on this rollicking farce and get set for some hysterical hi-jinks on the high seas.

SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $49.00 Conc. $44.00

v DIRECTOR: KATE GAUL v MUSICAL DIRECTOR: ZARA STANTON v CHOREOGRAPHER: ASH BEE v PRODUCTION DESIGNER: MELANIE LIERTZ v LIGHTING DESIGNER: FAUSTO BRUSAMOLINO v SOUND DESIGNER: NATE EDMONDSON v CAST: KATHERINE ALLEN, GAVIN BROWN, THOMAS CAMPBELL,

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EARLY BIRD Available until 25 January 2020 Adult $54.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $49.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 1hr 45mins, including interval. Suitable for all ages. Haze used.

JERMAINE CHAU, TOBIAS COLE, SEAN HALL, BILLIE PALIN BOBBI-JEAN HENNING, DOMINIC LUI, RORY O'KEEFE, ZACHARY SELMES, ZARA STANTON

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v "AMERICAN SONG IS ONE OF JOANNA MURRAY-SMITH’S MOST MATURE, REFINED AND IMPORTANT WORKS... INDIVIDUAL. UNIVERSAL. POWERFUL." THE AUSTRALIAN

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AMERICAN A CONFRONTING & HEARTBREAKING STORY ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE IN AMERICA

HHHHH "TOM HEALEY’S ASSURED AND WELL-PACED DIRECTION LENDS THE PLAY EMOTIONAL AND DYNAMIC ENERGY… JOE PETRUZZI GIVES A NUANCED BUT MUSCULAR PERFORMANCE." HERALD SUN

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AMERICAN SONG

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IF ONLY YOU COULD FIND THE MOMENT THAT STARTED EVERYTHING

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As he builds a stone wall on his property, you will hear the anguished and bewildered voice of a man whose life has been shattered. Andy’s experience is common to many of us; the slow accumulation of a good life: love, work, friendship, family. But unforeseen events lead him to places he never imagined. As he heads off to work he wishes his teenage son Robbie goodbye. Eight hours later, everything has changed. The latest play from acclaimed Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith (Honour, Switzerland), American Song tackles the confronting and heartbreaking issue of gun violence, reaching beyond national or cultural borders in an intimate exploration of love, forgiveness and parental responsibility. With Murray-Smith’s characteristically deft wit and compassion she makes a difficult topic thoroughly gripping, wryly humorous and deeply moving. A profound tour-de-force for one actor, performed by Red Stitch ensemble member Joe Petruzzi, American Song asks: What could I have done differently? Can we ever know the moment when a good life turns irredeemably wrong?

v WRITTEN BY: JOANNA MURRAY-SMITH v DIRECTOR: TOM HEALEY v CAST: JOE PETRUZZI v SET & COSTUME DESIGN: DARRYL CORDELL v LIGHTING DESIGN: BRONWYN PRINGLE v COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER: PATRICK CRONIN

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5 - 7 MARCH NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $55.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $50.00 Under 25 $27.00 SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $45.00 Conc. $40.00 EARLY BIRD Available until 5 February 2020 Adult $50.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $45.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 85mins, no interval. Coarse language, ages 14+.

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BY DAVID WILLIAMS & PAUL DWYER IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SYDNEY ARTS & HEALTH COLLECTIVE

v "GRACE UNDER PRESSURE IS GREETED WITH PASSIONATE ENTHUSIASM BY ITS AUDIENCE WHO HAVE BEEN AMUSED, INFORMED AND MOVED. IT IS A WORK WITH A CLEAR SENSE OF SOCIAL PURPOSE, COMPLEXLY EZNRICHED WITH THE OBSERVATIONS OF THOSE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR US IN HOSPITALS AND WHOSE OWN LIVES ARE SUBJECT TO OFTEN INORDINATE PRESSURES. GRACE UNDER PRESSURE SHOULD BE SEEN WIDELY...." KEITH GALLASCH, REALTIME

v v "A DEEPLY MOVING WORK THAT IS BOTH HOPEFUL AND COMPELLING." ARTS REVIEW

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v "A VERY EFFECTIVE AND AFFECTING VERBATIM WORK EXPLORING THE DYSFUNCTIONAL CULTURE OF THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM.” SMH

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Grace Under Pressure


Grace Under Pressure We need to care for them Beautifully staged this is a truly unique theatre experience

Health professionals are with us when we’re born, and they’re with us when we die. They devote their lives to caring for us, but how do we care for them? Can a doctor or nurse give a patient the best possible care if he or she hasn’t slept for days? What if they are also being bullied or sexually harassed at work? What if they complain about having to work excessive hours but are told to stop whinging and suck it up? How do they cope with the pressure? Based on hours of in-depth interviews with doctors and nurses about their experiences of training and working in hospitals, Grace Under Pressure is a surprising, intimate, and deeply moving theatre experience that reveals these hidden stories of health professionals in their own words. Ranging from wildly funny to utterly heartbreaking, the stories within Grace Under Pressure will leave no audience member unaffected. Beautifully staged and disarmingly performed, Grace Under Pressure is a truly unique theatre experience.

v WRITERS: DAVID WILLIAMS & PAUL DWYER v SYDNEY ARTS & HEALTH COLLECTIVE: DR CLAIRE HOOKER,

ASSOC. PROF. LOUISE NASH, DR KAREN SCOTT, DR KIMBERLEY IVORY, DR JO RIVER, PROF. PAUL MACNEILL AND MR JAMES DALTON v DIRECTOR: DAVID WILLIAMS v DRAMATURG: PAUL DWYER v LIGHTING DESIGN: NICHOLAS HIGGINS v SOUND DESIGN: GAIL PRIEST v SET & COSTUME DESIGN: ISABEL HUDSON

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3 - 5 APRIL NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $57.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $52.00 Under 25 $27.00 SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $47.00 Conc. $42.00 EARLY BIRD Available until 3 March 2020 Adult $52.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $47.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 85mins, no interval. Coarse language, ages 14+.

Audience Advice: Challenging content. Includes descriptions of sexual harassment in the workplace, a description of a suicide attempt, and descriptions of surgical procedures. Grace Under Pressure was co-commissioned by Seymour Centre and The Big Anxiety, and developed with the support of the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Sydney. The Big Anxiety was assisted by the Australian Government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst — Australian Arts and Culture Fund. This tour of Grace Under Pressure has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

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A SLIGHTLY ISOLATED DOG PRODUCTION

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"WHEN I HEAR THE WORDS 'MADCAP' AND 'ROMP' I GENERALLY ROLL MY EYES SO HARD THAT I WORRY THAT I’VE SPRAINED SOMETHING IN MY FACE. BUT THESE SEXY BEASTS ARE MADCAP, AND ARE ROMPING, AND I LOVE IT! WE ALL LOVE IT!"

v "JOYFUL, POSITIVE, SEXY, HILARIOUS AND CLEVER. I COULD STAY FOR HOURS"

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PANTOGRAPH PUNCH

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v "IT’S FUNNY, IT’S SILLY, IT’S CLEVER AND WITTY." THEATRE VIEW

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DON JUAN Comedy. Thrills. Chaos. Delight.

Don Juan will come to life before your very eyes. The cast display a riotous and mischievous energy armed with intentionally bad French accents. They are a charming and talented bunch. In a show with many pulsing moments the performances always feel ready and alive, as if waiting for an opportunity to steal the spotlight from one another (but failing because they’re all so evenly matched). The actors take turns to play Don Juan, personified by wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap. Audience members are given a gentle confidence so no one ever really feels in danger, but also leaving enough room for people to be surprised. The narrative moves spectacularly well. It embraces the audience-performer relationship and makes it transparent, creating a piece of theatre that could only ever be theatre and nothing else. But the best moments of the show simply do what the best of any theatre does. They ask us to suspend our disbelief even though we’re in on the lie. For those interested in a fun night out, you’d be hard pressed to find a better alternative. You’re unlikely to see anything quite like it.

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12 - 17 MAY NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $57.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $52.00 Under 25 $27.00 SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $47.00 Conc. $42.00 EARLY BIRD Available until 12 April 2020 Adult $52.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $47.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 85mins, no interval. VENUE This show will be presented in the Bicentennial Hall.

Audience Advice: Don Juan is an immersive comedy theatre event. The performers interact with the audience from the foyer through to performance space and through-out the whole show. Sound is an integral part of the performance. Use of phones to take photos encouraged. Strong language & adult themes. A SLIGHTLY ISOLATED DOG

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A SLIGHTLY ISOLATED DOG PRODUCTION

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v "I ALMOST DIED LAUGHING." METRO MAGAZINE

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"...A HIGH-OCTANE, OVERLY-CHARGED SHOW THAT DEFIES MANY CONVENTIONS OF THEATRE."

"IT’S FUNNY, IT’S SILLY, IT’S CLEVER AND WITTY."

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unleash your inner monster you'll laugh until it hurtS

This bonkers rendition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, Jekyll & Hyde, is retold by a team of hilariously charming 'French’ performers with the help of the audience. They tell a terrifying tale which is at the same time delightful, thrilling, shockingly good comedy that makes you laugh until it hurts. A guaranteed night of laughs in the company of some of the sassiest performers in town.

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19 - 24 MAY

This is no traditional telling of Jekyll & Hyde, but instead a fast-paced, laugh-a-minute, interactive storytelling that serves up comedy and frivolity on a platter. The company comes complete with exaggerated accents and all the typical stereotypical traits of the French: fashionable, self-assured and emotive. Gather up your friends, lovers, and distant cousins, and prepare to unleash your inner monster!

NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $57.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $52.00 Under 25 $27.00

A Slightly Isolated Dog has built a reputation for shaking up well-known stories, and injecting their trademark outrageous physical comedy and twisted pop songs to the telling. Focused on removing the barriers between audiences and performers and revelling in the silliness of their stories, these fast, furious and irreverently saucy performances are Theatre with the Lights On.

EARLY BIRD Available until 19 April 2020 Adult $52.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $47.00

v DIRECTOR: LEO GENE PETERS v DESIGNED BY: LEO GENE PETERS, MEG ROLLANDI,

VENUE This show will be presented in the Bicentennial Hall.

DEBBIE FISH, BLAIR GODY AND SAM CLAVIS

SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $47.00 Conc. $42.00

AUDIENCE ADVICE 85mins, no interval.

Audience Advice: Jekyll & Hyde is an immersive comedy theatre event. The performers interact with the audience from the foyer through to performance space and through-out the whole show. Sound is an integral part of the performance. Use of phones to take photos encouraged. Contains strong language & adult themes. A SLIGHTLY ISOLATED DOG

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A PYT FAIRFIELD PRODUCTION

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DIRECTED BY KAREN THERESE

PLAYLIST YLIST

v "IT IS ABOUT CREATING A NEW VISION OF A FUTURE …AN ENTIRELY UNPRETENTIOUS THEATRICAL EXPLORATION OF A MODERN FEMINISM… HUMOUROUS… ESSENTIAL… TRUE." SUZY GOES SEE

v "THE OUTCOME LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE AN EXORCISM OF EMOTION – A COLLECTIVE AMALGAMATION OF RAGE, TRAUMA AND EMPOWERMENT." TERESA TAN ABC ARTS

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PLAYLIST A HYBRID OF SPOKEN PHRASE SOUNDSCAPES AND INSPIRING CHOREOGRAPHED MOTION

29 MAY - 1 JUNE

The extraordinary cast represent a unique and powerful cross section of emerging artists in contemporary Australia, featuring Ebube Uba, a Nigerian-Australian actor and dancer; Neda Taha, a Tongan-Iraqi-Australian hip hop dancer; May Tran a VietnameseAustralian slam poet; comedic actor Tasha O'Brien; and CroatianAustralian pop star Mara Knezevic. Created by PYT Fairfield (Jump First, Ask Later), one of Australia’s most celebrated makers of brave and transformative new work that reflects the cultural diversity of contemporary Australia.

NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $49.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $44.00 Under 25 $27.00 SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $39.00 Conc. $34.00

v DIRECTOR: KAREN THERESE v CHOREOGRAPHER: LARISSA MCGOWAN v DESIGNER: ZANNY BEGG v CO-SOUND DESIGNERS: JASMINE GUFFOND & GAIL PRIEST v LIGHTING DESIGNER: VERITY HAMPSON v v DRAMATURG: KATE ARMSTRONG-SMITH "ELECTRIFYING v ASSOCIATE ARTIST: KOCO CAREY AND EVERY v CAST: EBUBE UBA, MAY TRAN, TASHA O'BRIEN, SYNONYM

MARA KNEZEVIC & NEDA TAHA

Audience Advice: This show contains coarse language, adult themes, strobe lighting and haze. Suitable for ages 14+.

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PLAYLIST is Beyoncé meets the women’s marches meets Australian Idol. It’s full of suburban dreams and pop star fantasies. Five incredible young women talk about their favourite female pop stars and how these narratives inspire and shape their personal worlds in this genre-defying dance theatre work.

EARLY BIRD Available until 29 April 2020 Adult 44.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $39.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 70mins, no interval. VENUE This show will be presented in the Bicentennial Hall.

THEREOF." SYDNEY ARTS GUIDE

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WRITTEN BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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PRESENTED BY EVERYMAN THEATRE

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DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER ZUBER

v "...A SIGNIFICANT PIVOT... HIGHLIGHTING THE RANGE OF EVERYMAN AND CEMENTING THEIR PENCHANT FOR BRINGING THE CHALLENGING AND UNEXPECTED TO CANBERRA." LEIDEN MAGAZINE

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v "EVERYMAN THEATRE'S ROUGH AND ENERGETIC PRODUCTIONS MAKE THE WAIT WORTH IT!" AUDIENCE COMMENT

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ROMEO AND JULIET THERE NEVER WAS A TALE OF MORE WOE, THAN THAT OF JULIET AND HER ROMEO

“Two households, both alike in dignity…” What if your first true love was someone you’d been told to hate? Ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents, two young people will risk everything to be together. Tender and violent. Thrilling and tragic. Everyman Theatre is proud to present one of the most passionate stories ever told. Romeo and Juliet reminds us all of the audacious intensity with which we can love another — and of the bitter sting that can follow. One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet tells the story of two young lovers torn between their budding romance and the age-old, war-like, family feud which threatens to tear their city apart at its seams. The lovers must navigate the tangled web of their own lies and deceits while maintaining the face of loyalty to their respective families. All of which comes to a head as mislaid messages and plans born of desperation swell to a crescendo in the most renowned death scene in classical theatre. This production will prove a more acerbic and visceral re-telling of the classic tale. With a combination of the region's best young talent and most celebrated actors under the direction of associate director Christopher Zuber, Everyman Theatre will bring the timeless tale of the Montagues and Capulets to life — with a quintessential Everyman twist.

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17 - 27 JUNE NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $49.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $44.00 Under 25 $27.00 SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $39.00 Conc. $34.00 EARLY BIRD Available until 17 May 2020 Adult $44.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $39.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 2hr 20mins, plus interval. Coarse language, ages 14+. VENUE This show will be presented in the Bicentennial Hall.

Everyman Theatre is a winner of several Canberra Critics’ Circle awards for excellence.

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BATTLE OF THE EDDIE DANIELS

VOICES

ROY ORBISON VS GENE PITNEY v "HIS ROY ORBISON IS NOT ONLY VISUALLY EXACT, BUT VOCALLY UNCANNY IN RESEMBLANCE." MACARTHUR ADVERTISER

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"EDDIE'S THREE OCTAVE RANGE LEAVES HIS AUDIENCE HUNGRY FOR MORE." WT SMITH DAILY TELEGRAPH

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v "EDDIE CROWNED KING OF CABARET." DAILY TELEGRAPH

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v "EDDIE DANIELS BRINGS THE STARS TO LIFE." THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

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Eddie Daniels

Nominated Most Versatile Variety Performer

BATTLE OF THE VOICES

Gene Pitney arrived on the scene in the late fifties as a gifted songwriter, capable musician and incredible singer. His dramatic tenor voice was among the more remarkable voices of the time. His Top 40 hits included: It Hurts To Be In love, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, 24 Hours From Tulsa, Every Breath I Take and many more. Roy Orbison was perhaps the most unlikely sex symbol of the 1960s. He dressed like an insurance salesman and was famously lifeless during his performances, but what Orbison did have, was one of the most distinctive, versatile and powerful voices in pop music world wide. In the words of Elvis Presley, Orbison was simply "the greatest singer in the world." Pretty Woman, Crying, Mystery Girl, Leah, Penny Arcade, Blue Bayou and Falling were among his many hits. The music of both artists was entwined and in 1967 fate would bring them together at Detroit airport. They managed to spend 15 minutes together in an airport coffee shop. They never met again, both artists dying of heart failure way too young. Eddie Daniels is without doubt one of the finest tribute artists in Australia today. Critics have hailed him a “Master Showman” and the “King of Cabaret”. With an incredible vocal range of over 3 octaves and the ability to re -create the vocal sounds of the greatest singers from the 60s, Eddie Daniels is unique! He is able to move his audience through the music of Roy Orbison and Gene Pitney, giving them that unmistakable “goose bump and shiver down the spine feeling” that you get from experiencing something very, very special.

v FEATURING: EDDIE DANIELS, SUZIE LEE (KEYBOARD / HARMONY),

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10 JULY NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $47.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $42.00 Under 25 $27.00 SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $37.00 Conc. $32.00 EARLY BIRD Available until 10 June 2020 Adult $42.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $37.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 2hrs, including interval. Suitable for all ages. VENUE This show will be presented in the Bicentennial Hall.

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THE FINEST TRIBUTE ARTIST IN AUSTRALIA TODAY!

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BY GEOFFREY ATHERDEN

v "MOTHER & SON ON STAGE IS A SOCIAL COMMENTARY ON CHANGING TIMES. IT IS ALL ABOUT THE ART OF AGEING – AND WILL SUCCEED AS LONG AS WE CONTINUE TO LAUGH OUT LOUD (LOL) AT OURSELVES." CAROLYN MCDOWALL THE CULTURE CONCEPT CIRCLE

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STARRING JULIE MCGREGOR & CHRISTOPHER TRUSWELL

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v "THE FINE NUANCED ACTING AND DIRECTION ARE SUPERB – COMEDY IS ALL ABOUT TIMING, AND THERE WERE NO MISS-HITS IN THIS PRODUCTION."

AUDIENCE COMMENT

SCENESTR

v v WELL PACED THROUGHOUT THOUGH NATURALLY BUILDING UP TOWARDS A CLIMAX OF CONFUSIONS!" ONLINE COMMENT

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"A FABULOUSLY HUMBLE STAGE SHOW THAT LETS THE STORY AND CHARACTERS SHINE! TRUE TO THE TV SERIES, IT'S CLEVERLY WRITTEN TO STAND UP TO TODAY'S PACE, WITH ALL OF THE CHARM. LOVED IT!"

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MOTHER & SON A NOSTALGIC AND HILAROUS TRIP DOWN LOSS OF MEMORY LANE

Geoffrey Atherden penned the first episodes of Mother & Son in 1984 creating an instant classic. Many years later he has done it again! Julie McGregor and Christopher Truswell will take on the roles made famous by Ruth Cracknell and Garry McDonald in this nostalgic trip down “loss-of-memory lane”. Mother & Son reinvigorates a treasured Australian comedy icon with Atherden’s distinctive brand of acerbic wit, mixing together the sweet, the sharp, the savage and the sad in Maggie and Arthur’s complex, dysfunctional relationship. This freshened version of the beloved Logie Award-winning show finds long-suffering second son Arthur Beare hoping for the chance to finally take his new flame Anita away on a little holiday. Vague but vicious and more arsenic than old lace, Maggie would have Arthur tied to her apron strings for life — if she could just remember where she put that apron! His only chance for a break, however, involves recruiting help from his successful but selfish brother Robert — but the firstborn favourite has enough on his hands. The philandering dentist has been doing distinctly unhygienic things with his hygienist — and when his wife finds out, Arthur’s troubles double as Robert lands on the doorstep. It doesn’t help that manipulative Maggie is in fine form and sabotaging Arthur’s chances of romance at every turn.

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21 - 26 JULY NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $57.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $52.00 Under 25 $27.00 SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $47.00 Conc. $42.00 EARLY BIRD Available until 21 June 2020 Adult $52.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $47.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 2hrs 10mins, including interval.

v DIRECTOR: AARNE NEEME v PRODUCER: JALLY ENTERTAINMENT THEQ.NET.AU

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y b a l l u L f l o W

PRESENTED BY ECHO THEATRE

v THE PLAY IS PROVOCATIVE AND INTELLIGENTLY WRITTEN, AND YOU WILL LEAVE THE THEATRE DISCUSSING THE ISSUES RAISED BY THE PLAY, WHICH IS A SIGN OF GOOD THEATRE.

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WRITTEN BY HILARY BELL

v THIS PLAY IS A KEEPER FOR SURE – YOU WILL BE THINKING ABOUT IT FOR HOURS AFTERWARDS.

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Wolf Lullaby When Children kill

A play that asks 'Is there intrinsic evil in the world?' THEQ.NET.AU

A small country town… A horrible crime… An unimaginable suspect… “If you touch someone, so your fingerprints stay on their skin? If you drag someone really hard, do your nails stay in them? Does their skin come off on you? Does it? Mum? Does it?” In a bleak, remote town, a small child is murdered. Suspicion falls on 9-year-old Lizzie. Convinced her daughter is guilty, Lizzie's young mother must make the torturous choice between ignoring her intuition and presenting Lizzie to the police. Lizzie is not the only one who is changed forever by the act. The adults around her, bewildered and full of denial, find their accepted beliefs crumbling around them in a play which explores the sources of violence and its legacy. Written by award winning Australian playwright Hillary Bell, Wolf Lullaby premiered at Griffin Theatre in 1996, and won the Jill Blewett Playwright’s Award in 1998. Directed by Jordan Best (Belfast Girls, Playhouse Creatures, The Mousetrap, Switzerland), and featuring some of our regions top actors, Echo Theatre’s Wolf Lullaby will move and intrigue audiences, asking the question — when a child commits an act of terrible violence, who is really responsible?

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6 - 15 AUGUST NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $57.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $52.00 Under 25 $27.00 SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $47.00 Conc. $42.00 EARLY BIRD Available until 6 July 2020 Adult $52.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $47.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 70mins, no interval. Coarse language, suitable for ages 15+.

A creative partnership with The Q

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PRESENTED BY HIT PRODUCTIONS

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WRITTEN BY PETA MURRAY

v "THE INTEGRITY AND FINESSE WRITER MURRAY’S ULTIMATE RESPECT FOR LOVE AND MARRIAGE AND BELIEF THAT WHEN PEOPLE STOP GROWING THEY DIE, MAKES WALLFLOWERING A FASCINATING AND REWARDING PLAY."

v "...TWO UNREMARKABLE PEOPLE WHOSE STORY IS NOT THE STUFF OF GRAND DRAMA, BUT WHOSE JOURNEY IS AUTHENTIC AND CONSIDERABLE." THE SUN HERALD

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THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

v v "WALLFLOWERING LEAVES US WITH THE FEELING THAT LOVING IN AN ORDINARY WAY MAY BE QUITE AN EXTRAORDINARY GIFT AFTER ALL." THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

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A delightfully amusing and poignant play about the nature of marriage, the pursuit of happiness and the perfect foxtrot!

Wallflowering is a play with a gentle heart, insight and plenty of warm humour.

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Cliff and Peg are a married couple who've always fitted together comfortably but now find themselves out of step with life and each other.

27 - 29 AUGUST

Playwright Peta Murray draws astonishing parallels between the structure of a troubled marriage and the structure of the moves a couple makes on the dance floor. Peg and Cliff were once prize-winning ballroom dancers, and the story is interspersed with ballroom dancing by a younger couple who represent them not only in their glory days but also their older idealised view of themselves.

NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $65.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $60.00 Under 25 $27.00

While most women should be able to identify with Peg's yearnings on some level, it's Cliff whose needs turn out to be more complex and compelling. Peg is no longer content to quietly and unquestioningly follow her husband. She wants to lead and sees possibilities and excitement in change while realising this may cause them to be out of step with each other. There is great comedy and pathos in the exploration of Cliff and Peggy's "ordinary" lives, and the audience are transported to a glorious vision of our champions as perfectly synchronised and extraordinary people. When all is said and danced, Wallflowering emerges as an intelligent, romantic fable, an honest yet hopeful tale that shows it's possible for two people to stay in step with each other even when they're dancing to different rhythms.

SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $55.00 Conc. $50.00 EARLY BIRD Available until 27 July 2020 Adult $60.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $55.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 2hrs 30mins, including interval.

v PRODUCER: CHRISTINE HARRIS & HIT PRODUCTIONS v DIRECTOR: DENNY LAWRENCE

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DAY DATE

TIME

VENUE

GENRE

PG

REMEMBERING THE CARPENTERS

SAT

18 FEB

8.00PM

THE HALL

v TRIBUTE SHOW

4

HELL SHIP

FRI SAT

21 FEB 22 FEB

8.00PM 2.00PM & 8.00PM

THE Q THE Q

v HISTORICAL DRAMA

6

SPICE NIGHT

SUN 23 FEB

8.00PM

THE Q

v COMEDY

8

H.M.S. PINAFORE

TUE WED THU FRI SAT

25 FEB 26 FEB 27 FEB 28 FEB 29 FEB

8.00PM 8.00PM 2.00PM & 8.00PM 8.00PM 2.00PM & 8.00PM

THE Q THE Q THE Q THE Q THE Q

v MUSICAL COMEDY

10

AMERICAN SONG

THU FRI SAT

5 MAR 6 MAR 7 MAR

8.00PM 8.00PM 2.00PM & 8.00PM

THE Q THE Q THE Q

v DRAMA

12

THE BEANIES

THU FRI SAT

12 MAR 10.30AM & 1.00PM 13 MAR 10.30AM & 1.00PM 14 MAR 10.30AM & 2.00PM

THE HALL THE HALL THE HALL

v CHILDREN'S SHOW

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GRACE UNDER PRESSURE

FRI 3 APR SAT 4 APR SUN 5 APR

8.00PM 2.00PM & 8.00PM 5.00PM

THE Q THE Q THE Q

v DOCO/DRAMA

14

DON JUAN

TUE WED THU SAT SUN

8.00PM 8.00PM 8.00PM 8.00PM 7.30PM

THE HALL THE HALL THE HALL THE HALL

v MUSICAL COMEDY

16

JEKYLL & HYDE

TUE 19 MAY 8.00PM WED 20 MAY 8.00PM THU 21 MAY 8.00PM FRI 22 MAY 8.00PM SAT 23 MAY 8.00PM SUN 24MAY 7.30PM

THE HALL THE HALL THE HALL THE HALL THE HALL THE HALL

v MUSICAL COMEDY

18

FRI 29 MAY 8.00PM SAT 30 MAY 2.00PM & 8.00PM MON 1 JUN 11.00AM

THE HALL THE HALL THE HALL

v YOUTH

20

WED THU FRI SAT

THE HALL THE HALL THE HALL THE HALL

v DRAMA

22

PLAYLIST ROMEO AND JULIET

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12 MAY 13 MAY 14 MAY 16 MAY 17 MAY

17 JUN 18 JUN 19 JUN 20 JUN

8.00PM 8.00PM 8.00PM 2.00PM & 8.00PM

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DAY DATE

TIME

VENUE

GENRE

PG

ROMEO AND JULIET CONT.

THU FRI SAT SUN

25 JUN 26 JUN 27 JUN 28 JUN

10.30AM & 8.00PM 8.00PM 2.00PM & 8.00PM 2.00PM

THE HALL THE HALL THE HALL THE HALL

v DRAMA

22

THE OWL AND THE PUSSY CAT

WED THU FRI SAT

24 JUN 25 JUN 26 JUN 27 JUN

10.30AM & 1.00PM 10.30AM & 1.00PM & 6.00PM 10.30AM & 1.00PM 10.30AM & 1.00PM & 4.00PM

THE Q THE Q THE Q THE Q

v CHILDREN'S SHOW

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EDDIE DANIELS BATTLE OF THE VOICES

FRI

10 JUL

8.00PM

THE HALL

v TRIBUTE SHOW

24

MOTHER & SON

TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN

21 JUL 22 JUL 23 JUL 24 JUL 25 JUL 26 JUL

8.00PM 8.00PM 2.00PM & 8.00PM 8.00PM 2.00PM & 8.00PM 2.00PM

THE Q THE Q THE Q THE Q THE Q THE Q

v COMEDY DRAMA

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WOLF LULLABY

THU FRI SAT WED THU FRI SAT

6 AUG 7 AUG 8 AUG 12 AUG 13 AUG 14 AUG 15 AUG

8.00PM 8.00PM 2.00PM & 8.00PM 8.00PM 10.30AM & 8.00PM 8.00PM 2.00PM & 8.00PM

THE Q THE Q THE Q THE Q THE Q THE Q THE Q

v DRAMA

28

ROBOT SONG

WED THU FRI SAT

19 AUG 20 AUG 21 AUG 22 AUG

1.00PM 10.30AM & 1.00PM 10.30AM & 1.00PM 11.00AM & 2.00PM

THE HALL THE HALL THE HALL THE HALL

v CHILDREN'S SHOW

50

WALLFLOWERING

THU FRI SAT

27 AUG 8.00PM 28 AUG 8.00PM 29 AUG 2.00PM & 8.00PM

THE Q THE Q THE Q

v COMEDY DRAMA

30

GLENN STARR'S HIT PARADE

WED 2 SEP

8.00PM

THE HALL

v TRIBUTE SHOW

34

LAMB

THU FRI SAT

8.00PM 8.00PM 2.00PM & 8.00PM

THE Q THE Q THE Q

v DRAMA

36

BILLY JOEL MY LIFE

SAT 24 OCT 8.00PM SUN 25 OCT 8.00PM

THE HALL THE HALL

v TRIBUTE SHOW

38

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HIT PARADE GLENN STARR'S

& 60s Hits of the unforgettable 50s

v GLENN STARR EFFORTLESSLY RECREATES THE STUNNING SOUNDS AND TIMELESS SONGS FROM THE UNFORGETTABLE GOLDEN AGE OF MUSIC.

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The Beatles Cliff Richard Bobby Vee Herman's Hermits Paul Anka Elvis The Monkees Buddy Holly and more...

v A MASTER OF HIS CRAFT, GLENN STARR FLAWLESSLY SERENADES HIS AUDIENCE WITH MEMORABLE TUNES OF THE PAST!

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v GLENN STARR’S HIT PARADE IS A HIGHLY INTERACTIVE SHOW FULL OF REMARKABLE TUNES AND MELODIES!

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THE SONGS YOU GREW UP WITH YOU CAN NEVER FORGET

GLENN STARR'SE HIT PARAD "Being the centre of attention" was the common remark on Glenn's report card growing up and not much has changed. Singing has aways been his passion so he decided to chase it as a career. Over time he perfected his craft and in 2009 travelled to America to continue developing his voice. He had the amazing opportunity to work with vocal coach Seth Riggs, whose students included Josh Groban, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.

2 SEPTEMBER

On his return to Australia he became one of the biggest names entertaining the corporate scene and performed for some of Australia's biggest companies. Since 2013 he has been working on cruise ships all around the world.

SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $37.00 Conc. $32.00

Through his beautifully-smooth vocal style, to the faithful and charming renditions of your favourite music and memories, Glenn sings the incredible hits of the 50s and 60s like they’re all brand-new again. So you can sing, laugh, be entertained and reminisce with friends as he recreates the stunning sounds and timeless songs from the unforgettable golden age of music. Glenn Starr's Hit Parade is an experience in complete and total musical entertainment that brings the good-times and joy of live music straight to the people and back into the spotlight for all to enjoy. Glenn flawlessly serenades his audience with memorable tunes from such greats as Bobby Vee, The Monkees, Paul Anka, Roy Orbison and so many more!

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If you are a baby boomer then this show contains the music that makes up the soundtrack of your life!

NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $47.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $42.00 Under 25 $27.00

EARLY BIRD Available until 2 August 2020 Adult $42.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $37.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 2hrs, including interval. Suitable for all ages. VENUE This show will be presented in the Bicentennial Hall

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TAKING YOU BACK TO WHEN MEMORIES WERE MADE!

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WRITTEN BY JANE BODIE

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v "[SEYMOUR’S] SONGS GROW ON YOU LIKE A LANDSCAPE, FROM THE BACK OF A FLATBED, SUN ON YOUR SKIN AND THE SKY VAST ABOVE YOU." DAILY REVIEW

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DIRECTED BY JULIAN MEYRICK

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A RED STITCH & CRITICAL STAGES TOURING PRODUCTION

v "BODIE’S WRITING IS BOTH FUNNY & STUNNINGLY LYRICAL... HONEST, HUMAN & TRUE." IRISH TIMES

v v "...SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL STORYTELLING… FLAWLESS AND INSEPARABLY OUTSTANDING ACTORS… HIGHLIGHTS JUST HOW GOOD, GOOD WRITING CAN BE… LAMB IS AS AN ABSOLUTE HEARTWARMING JOY..." AUSTRALIAN STAGE

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L A M B


AN ABSOLUTE HEART WARMING JOY A PLAY ABOUT FAMILY, THE LAND AND BEING THE ONE WHO STAYS

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LAMB

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“Sometimes people leave, they go away, and you don’t see them anymore. And then sometimes they come back.”

24 - 26 SEPTEMBER

From multi-award-winning playwright Jane Bodie, and featuring original songs by Mark Seymour (Mark Seymour and the Undertow, Hunters and Collectors), LAMB is the story of one family on an Australian sheep farm, over generations — the guilt of those who left; the lost desires of those who stayed behind.

NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $57.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $52.00 Under 25 $27.00

“You left a trail of broken bread Across the old battleground Behind the veil of the living and the dead You wrote your secrets down.”

SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $47.00 Conc. $42.00

Developed through Red Stitch’s INK program, LAMB is a new Australian play full of lyrical longing and humour. It is a story of the land, and of lies told and secrets kept to protect those we love — and to stop them from leaving us.

v WRITTEN BY: JANE BODIE v DIRECTOR: JULIAN MEYRICK v MUSIC & LYRICS: MARK SEYMOUR v DRAMATURGS: ELLA CALDWELL & IAIN SINCLAIR v SET & COSTUME DESIGN: GREG CLARKE v LIGHTING DESIGN: EFTERPI SOROPOS v SOUND DESIGN: JUSTIN GARDAM

EARLY BIRD Available until 24 August 2020 Adult $52.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $47.00

v "ONE OF THE SMARTEST AND MOST MOVING PLAYS THAT I’VE SEEN IN QUITE SOME TIME"

AUDIENCE ADVICE 130mins, including interval. Moderate language, adult content, ages 15+.

MICHAEL CATHCART THE HUB ON STAGE

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STARRING ANTHONY MARA

BILLY JOEL My Life THE STORY & SONGS OF

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"FROM THE MOMENT ANTHONY MARA HAMMERS OUT THE FRENETIC OPENING NOTES OF BILLY JOEL’S ANGRY YOUNG MAN, I GET THE FEELING WE’RE IN FOR ONE HELL OF A CONCERT." TOM BOWDEN (THE ADVERTISER)

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IF YOU ARE A FAN OF THE MAN HIMSELF, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED..." CHARISSA MCCLUSKEY-GARCIA (ADELAIDE FRINGE)

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BILLY JOEL THE STORY & SONGS OF

People everywhere had their feet tapping or were singing along!

More than just a Piano Man, Billy Joel is a living legend of the music industry with a catalogue of hit songs spanning nearly 50 years. The singer/songwriter has not only fascinating stories behind his music, but also compelling stories behind the man himself. Anthony Mara and some of the finest musicians around present a powerful show that will mesmerise audiences with all the classic Billy Joel hits such as: Piano Man, New York State of Mind, Honesty, Uptown Girl plus many more. The show includes an excellent lighting plot along with audio visual footage and narration. Mara is not an impersonator. He’s not pretending to be the piano man, rather paying tribute to one of music’s most awarded artists. The show reflects on his incredible 45-year career which still sees the legend selling out concert after concert at Madison Square Garden. It’s an awesome show, made more incredible by the fact that Mara is actually fighting multiple sclerosis. You wouldn’t know, as he energetically struts around the stage, swinging his microphone stand in true Billy style. “Singing Billy Joel songs is a pretty good form of medicine,” Mara tells us. Part of the proceeds from the show go towards MS research, a cause Mara is understandably passionate about.

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24 - 25 OCTOBER NON-SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $65.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $60.00 Under 25 $27.00 SUBSCRIBER TICKETS Adult $55.00 Conc. $50.00 EARLY BIRD Available until 23 September 2020 Adult $60.00 Conc. & Groups 8+ $55.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 2hrs, including interval. Suitable for all ages. VENUE This show will be presented in the Bicentennial Hall.

So why not allow us to take you right into the world of BILLY JOEL in a two hour concert event not to be missed!

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LISA BUDIN PRICE

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EDDIE DANIELS

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GLENN STARR

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MORNING MELODIES What better way to spend a morning than enjoying some great entertainment at The Q. Following each show you're invited to stay to enjoy a free cuppa and biscuits, plus a chance to meet the stars.

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An intimate morning withLisa Budin Price

Tribute to the Carpenters LISA BUDIN PRICE HAS BEEN PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE BROTHER AND SISTER DUO, THE CARPENTERS FOR 20 YEARS.

TUESDAY 18 FEBRUARY 10.30AM

The Canadian born, Sydney bred songstress has developed two shows celebrating the life and times of Karen and Richard Carpenter. Tribute to the Carpenters is an intimate up close and personal account of their lives and songwriting prowess. Lisa and her accompanying musician walk through the musical history of two of the world’s biggest selling songwriters. Rainy Days and Mondays, Top Of The World, Yesterday Once More, Mr. Postman, Close to You, We’ve Only Just Begun, Sing, and many more.

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MORNING MELODIES

MORNING MELODIES ALL TICKETS $28.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 70mins, no interval. STARRING Lisa Budin Price

v "LISA'S PERFORMANCE WAS SPECTACULAR! SHE WAS CLOSE UP AND PERSONAL WITH HER AUDIENCE"

v LISA’S DETAIL IN RECREATING THE SOUND OF KAREN’S VELVET VOICE IS PERFECT!

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ROSEANNA GALLO JP

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IELS' EDDIE DATN TRIBU E TO TUESDAY 10 JULY 10.30AM MORNING MELODIES ALL TICKETS $28.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 70mins, no interval. STARRING Eddie Daniels Suzie Lee Peter Mullins

v "EDDIE DANIELS BRINGS THE STARS TO LIFE." THE WEST AUSTRALIAN "EDDIE CROWNED KING OF CABARET." DAILY TELEGRAPH

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ROY ORBISON & GENE PITNEY

EDDIE DANIELS IS WITHOUT DOUBT ONE OF THE FINEST TRIBUTE ARTISTS IN AUSTRALIA TODAY. Hailed as a "Master Showman” and the “King of Cabaret”, Eddie's amazing stage presence captures his audience as soon as he walks on stage. With an incredible vocal range of over three octaves and the ability to re-create the vocal sounds of the greatest singers from the 60s, Eddie Daniels is unique! Eddie is able to move his audience through the music of Roy Orbison and Gene Pitney, giving them that unmistakable “goose bump and shiver down the spine feeling” that you get from experiencing something very, very special.

v EDDIE DANIELS CAPTURES THE HEART AND SPIRIT OF BOTH ROY ORBISON AND GENE PITNEY TO PERFECTION

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GLENN STARR

SINGS THE SONGS YOU GREW UP WITH! S HITH E OF T S&

50 S 60

IF YOU ARE A BABY BOOMER THEN THIS SHOW CONTAINS THE MUSIC THAT MAKES UP THE SOUNDTRACK OF YOUR LIFE! Glenn Starr will flawlessly serenade you with memorable tunes from the 50s and 60s. You'll sing, laugh and reminisce with friends as he recreates the stunning sounds and timeless songs from the unforgettable golden age of music. Glenn's Morning Melodies show will bring back the good times with songs from The Beatles, Cliff Richard, Paul Anka, Elvis, The Monkees, Buddy Holly, Herman's Hermits, Bobby Vee, Bobby Darin and a whole lot more!

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MORNING MELODIES

WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER 10.30AM MORNING MELODIES ALL TICKETS $28.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 70mins, no interval. STARRING Glenn Starr

v A MASTER OF HIS CRAFT, GLENN STARR FLAWLESSLY SERENADES HIS AUDIENCE WITH MEMORABLE TUNES OF THE PAST! A SHOW FULL OF REMARKABLE TUNES AND MELODIES!

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THE BEANIES

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THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT

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ROBOT SONG

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WRITTEN BY MIRIAM RIZVI, MICHAEL YORE & LAURA DAWSON WITH MUSIC BY JAMES COURT

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PRESENTED BY THE BEANIES MUSIC

v "IT WAS SUCH A GREAT SHOW TODAY. WE LOVED IT!" MATHISIA

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v "THE BEANIES HAVE A NATURAL COMRADERY WITH CHILDREN." ARTSPLORERS

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v "A BREATH OF FRESH AIR AND CONFETTI IN THE ARENA OF CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT." THREE LITTLE HINES

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the BeAniEs The Beanies EGG-straordinary Day!

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EXCITiNG MUSiCAL

ADVentURE FOR LITTLE ONeS WiTH GReAT BiG

IMAGinAtIONS

The Beanies​​are bursting out of the radio and on to the stage! Best known for their award-winning podcast The Beanies Imagination Station on Kinderling Kid's Radio​, join Laura, Mim and Michael Beanie as they do The Silly Dizzy Dance, sing Saturday Morning Cuddles and even have a Painting Party. Mini-Beanies will laugh and learn when Professor Know-It-All challenges the Beanies to care for an egg for a whole day, how hard can it be? Featuring cool confetti canons, sneaky robbers, and lots of VERY silly jokes The Beanies EGG-straordinary Day is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for Mini-Beanies and their big people. The Beanies are an energetic three piece band who are known to Australian children or ‘Mini-Beanies’ through their award winning podcast series and popular music. With over a quarter of a million downloads The Beanies are a proven hit with kids and parents alike.

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12 - 14 MARCH ALL TICKETS Adult $27.00 Children $22.00 Groups 4+ $20.00 AUDIENCE ADVICE 50mins, no interval. Suitable for children 3 - 8 and their adults. Popcorn and confetti is used in this production. Show includes loud noises. VENUE This show will be presented in the Bicentennial Hall.

v SCRIPT WRITER(S): ​M IRIAM RIZVI,

MICHAEL YORE & LAURA DAWSON

v PRODUCTION DESIGNER: T​ HE BEANIES MUSIC v LIGHTING DESIGNER: ​K ATHRYN THOMAS v COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER: ​JAMES COURT

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FAMILY & KIDS 2018 WINNER

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BY LISA CHENEY & KATHRYN MARQUET

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PRESENTED BY LITTLE MATCH PRODUCTIONS & THE QUEANBEYAN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

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"…THIS ADAPTATION MANAGED TO MODERNISE IT WITH A COHERENT AND ENGAGING STORY WHILE KEEPING THE CHARACTER OF THE ORIGINAL."

"A MAGICAL SHOW THAT ENCHANTED CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE!"

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Adventure calls and love conquers all in this nostalgic musical journey

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In a pea green boat, an owl and a pussycat sail across the sea for a year and a day to fair Bong-tree Bay. Adventure calls, new encounters await and love conquers all in a nostalgic musical journey and irresistible blend of romance and nonsense.

24 - 27 JUNE

The Owl and the Pussycat is an enchanting and intimate theatrical experience for families, based on Edward Lear’s beloved childhood poem. Created by a national team of award-winning artists for children 4-10 years, be swept away in this all-new opera, featuring stunning vocals, interactive theatre, puppetry and a troupe of musical Puffins.

ALL TICKETS Adult $27.00 Children $22.00 Groups 4+ $20.00

This interactive journey inspires, educates and enthrals by inviting children, alongside their families, carers and teachers, to participate in musical and multi-sensory ways to help our lovable couple reach their destination.

AUDIENCE ADVICE 45mins, no interval. Suitable for children 4+ and their adults.

Ahoy! Come set sail with this charming show and landmark music work for children that explores the universal themes of love, adventure, harmony and acceptance. You might even meet a honey-hooked Sea Bear, an itty bitty Kitty and a punky Piggy Wig.

v DIRECTOR: BRIDGET BOYLE v CREATIVE PRODUCER: ALICIA CUSH v DESIGNER/PRODUCER: PENNY CHALLEN v LIGHTING DESIGNER: GEOFF SQUIRES v PRODUCTION MANAGER: KYLIE MITCHELL v ASSISTANT MUSICAL DIRECTOR: LUKE VOLKER v PUSSYCAT: IRENA LYSIUK v OWL: SARAH MURR v MOON/PIGGY-WIG/TURKEY PROPHET/MICE/HONEY BEAR:

v "THE CHILDREN WERE ENRAPTURED…" WEEKEND NOTES BRISBANE

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JACKSON MCGOVERN

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WRITTEN, DIRECTED & DESIGNED BY JOLYON JAMES

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PRESENTED BY ARENA THEATRE COMPANY

v "AT TIMES LAUGH OUT LOUD HILARIOUS, ROBOT SONG IS ALSO A POIGNANT, COMPELLING STORY, THAT COVERS TOPICS YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD DO WELL TO BE EXPOSED TO, WITHOUT STRAYING INTO BEING PATRONISING OR SYRUPY." FIONA PARKER (ABC)

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if you sing you will find your song

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When eleven-year-old Juniper May receives a petition signed by her entire class stating that she is ‘the most hated person in the school’ her life is thrown into complete meltdown. Finally, after exhausting all other avenues, her parents resort to the only thing they have left, a giant singing robot.

CHILDREN'S SHOWS

19 - 22 AUGUST

Based on a true story, Robot Song illustrates the profound, transformative nature of creativity that when combined with unconditional love, becomes an unstoppable force. For Juniper, creativity opens doors into places she never knew existed, allowing her, for the first time, to be defined on her own terms.

ALL TICKETS Adult $27.00 Children $22.00 Groups 4+ $20.00

Robot Song is a deeply personal story. It shares an honest, intensely funny and often unconventional window into writer/director Jolyon James’ experience parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum.

AUDIENCE ADVICE 60mins, no interval. Suitable for children 8+ and their adults.

The show poses and attempts to answer the question, how do we support, foster and celebrate difference in our children in the face of an increasingly rigid and homogenised world? Robot Song is a genuine family show. It is joyful and full of hope. It is for any child who has ever felt isolated or pushed to the margins and any parent desperate for tools to help.

v WRITER/DIRECTOR: JOLYON JAMES v MUSICAL DIRECTOR: NATE GILKES v ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: SARAH BRANTON v COMPOSER: ANIA REYNOLDS v DRAMATURG: CHRISTIAN LEAVESLEY v DESIGNER: JOLYON JAMES v LIGHTING DESIGN: PAUL LIM v COSTUME DESIGN: BETH SAYER v PERFORMERS: PHIL MCINNES, SOPHIE SMYTH & JO ABBOTT

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VENUE This show will be presented in the Bicentennial Hall.

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"THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT BEING DIFFERENT." TIM BYRNE @ TIMEOUT.COM

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THE Q AUDITORIUM

KIOSK & BAR FACILITIES

The auditorium doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to the performance. Late arrival is disruptive to both performers and patrons therefore latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.

Snacks and beverages can be purchased from the bar in the foyer.

All mobile phones must be turned off before the performance commences. The use of cameras or any form of recording device is not permitted during any performance. For the safety and comfort of patrons, all backpacks and large bags are to be checked into our cloakroom prior to entering the theatre. This service is free, however please allow extra time to make use of cloakroom facilities.

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You are now welcome to take drinks into the auditorium.

COMPANION CARD The Q is an affiliate of the Companion Card program. These tickets can only be purchased in person or by phoning the Box Office. A Companion Card must be presented when booking or collecting tickets. PLEASE CONTACT THE Q BOX OFFICE ON 02 6285 6290 FOR MORE DETAILS.

HEARING IMPAIRED Hearing impaired infrared assistive listening equipment is available for those patrons who are hearing impaired. The receiver units can be used in conjunction with the neckloop telecoil couplers, available for use by patrons whose hearing aids are equipped with a telephone coil (T-Switch). For those patrons who do not use hearing aids but require the sound to be amplified, the units are compatible with a wide variety of earphones and headphones which plug directly into the receiver units. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own earphones or headphones where possible. Please contact The Q Box Office for further information.

ACCESS INFORMATION The Q has two wheelchair seats available in Row B Seats 24-28 and carers seating is available directly behind in Row C Seats 25-29. These seats can only be booked through The Q Box Office on 02 6285 6290 and are not available through the online ticketing system. Disabled access is via ramps to the front and side entrances on the ground floor and through Door 3 into the theatre. If you have any difficulty with mobility please indicate your requirements at the time of booking.


BOX OFFICE

Over the next 18 months you will notice quite a lot of construction work around The Q. The end result will be a stunning revitalisation of the area, but like a lot of good things we may have to endure a little inconvenience to get there.

Tickets are non-refundable unless a performance is cancelled and/or in accordance with The Entertainment Industry Code of Fair Practice.

The Box Office is located in the main foyer of The Q and is the main sales point for both venues: The Q and the Bicentennial Hall.

Carparks can also be found on the opposite side of Crawford Street; at the Cooma Street end of the Showground; behind the Visitors Centre opposite the police station; behind the Tourist Hotel (entry off Lowe Street), and along nearby city streets. Until this work commences The Q can be accessed, as usual, from both Rutledge and Lowe Streets. Parking is free with spaces for 160 cars. On weekdays parking is limited and a three hour time limit applies.

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PLEASE CHECK YOUR TICKETS When you receive your tickets please check them carefully to ensure the performance time and date are correct.

AUDIENCE ADVICE Please note that from time to time our productions may contain coarse language, adult references, smoke effects, strobe lighting or loud music. Where possible we will endeavour to provide prior notice to patrons in the theatre foyer (via signage) prior to the performance. Please check with our Front-Of-House staff if you have any concerns. The Q is a non smoking venue.

The Box Office opens one hour prior to each performance for ticket collections, purchases and enquiries. ADDRESS DETAILS Located rear of 253 Crawford Street Queanbeyan, NSW OPENING HOURS Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturdays 10.00am - 2.00pm PHONE BOOKINGS 02 6285 6290 ONLINE BOOKINGS theq.net.au

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REFUND POLICY

GENERAL INFORMATION

TRAFFIC & PARKING

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BICENTENNIAL HALL

KIOSK & BAR FACILITIES

The Bicentennial Hall auditorium doors open approximately 20 minutes prior to a performance. Late arrival is disruptive to both performers and patrons therefore latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.

Snacks and beverages can be purchased from the bar in the foyer.

All mobile phones must be turned off before the performance commences. The use of cameras or any form of recording device is not permitted during any performance. For the safety and comfort of patrons, all backpacks and large bags are to be checked into our cloakroom prior to entering the theatre. This service is free, however please allow extra time to make use of cloakroom facilities.

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You are now welcome to take drinks into the auditorium.

COMPANION CARD The Q is an affiliate of the Companion Card program. These tickets can only be purchased in person or by phoning the Box Office. A Companion Card must be presented when booking or collecting tickets. PLEASE CONTACT THE Q BOX OFFICE ON 02 6285 6290 FOR MORE DETAILS.

HEARING IMPAIRED The Bicentennial Hall does not yet provide hearing assistance equipment.

ACCESS INFORMATION The Bicentennial Hall has four wheelchair seats available in Row A Seats A5-8 and A25-28 and carers seating is available directly behind in Row B Seats B5-8 and B25-28. These seats can only be booked through The Q Box Office on 02 6285 6290 and are not available through the online ticketing system. Disabled access is on either side of the entrance on the ground floor and either of the doors into the theatre. If you have any difficulty with mobility please indicate your requirements at the time of booking.


BOX OFFICE

Over the next 18 months you will notice quite a lot of construction work around The Q. The end result will be a stunning revitalisation of the area, but like a lot of good things we may have to endure a little inconvenience to get there.

Tickets are non-refundable unless a performance is cancelled and/or in accordance with The Entertainment Industry Code of Fair Practice.

The Box Office is located in the main foyer of the Bicentennial Hall and is only open one hour prior to each performance for ticket collections and purchases for that morning's or evening's performance.

Carparks can also be found on the opposite side of Crawford Street; at the Cooma Street end of the Showground; behind the Visitors Centre opposite the police station; behind the Tourist Hotel (entry off Lowe Street), and along nearby city streets. Until this work commences The Q can be accessed, as usual, from both Rutledge and Lowe Streets. Parking is free with spaces for 160 cars. On weekdays parking is limited and a three hour time limit applies.

THEQ.NET.AU

PLEASE CHECK YOUR TICKETS When you receive your tickets please check them carefully to ensure the performance time and date are correct.

AUDIENCE ADVICE Please note that from time to time our productions may contain coarse language, adult references, smoke effects, strobe lighting or loud music. Where possible we will endeavour to provide prior notice to patrons in the theatre foyer (via signage) prior to the performance. Please check with our Front-Of-House staff if you have any concerns. The Bicentennial Hall is a non smoking venue.

ADDRESS DETAILS Located rear of 253 Crawford Street Queanbeyan, NSW OPENING HOURS The Box Office for shows at the Bicentennial Hall is open one hour prior to each performance. PHONE BOOKINGS 02 6285 6290 ONLINE BOOKINGS theq.net.au

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BICENTENNIAL HALL

REFUND POLICY

GENERAL INFORMATION

TRAFFIC & PARKING

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THE Q

SEATING INFORMATION

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In The Q there are no central aisles and Row B is the row with no steps for patrons with limited mobility. We have two wheelchair accessible seats in the theatre. If you require these seats please call the Box Office on 02 6285 6290.


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BICENTENNIAL HALL

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SEATING INFORMATION

The Bicentennial Hall has four wheelchair seats available in Row A Seats A5–8 and A25-28 and carers seating is available directly behind in Row B Seats B5-8 and B25-28. If you require these seats please call the Box Office on 02 6285 6290.

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QPRC

COMMUNITY FACILITIES

COMMUNITY FACILITIES SEEKS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING A DIVERSE RANGE OF VENUES AND SERVICES

Venues range in size, services and location. This allows our team to customise our services to meet the needs of individuals through to large corporate organisations. Common services include:

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Birthday Parties Engagement Parties Christenings Weddings

• Youth Events • Social Gathering • Concerts & Theatre

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Meetings & Seminars Art & Craft Classes Lifestyle Activities Seniors Programs Workshops Exhibitions

CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS T. 6285 6583 E. QPRC.COMMUNITYFACILITIES@QPRC.NSW.GOV.AU QPRC.NSW.GOV.AU 58 | SEE IT LIVE. SEE IT NOW.


AQUA FITNESS SESSIONS AQUA FITNESS OFFERS INDIVIDUALS THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE THEIR AEROBIC FITNESS, MUSCULAR STRENGTH, MUSCULAR ENDURANCE AND FLEXIBILITY.

AQUA ZUMBA

KIDS ZUMBA

AQUA MOTION

ALL CLASSES ARE FACILITATED BY QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS AND REGISTERED FITNESS LEADERS. ALL FEES INCLUDE ENTRY TO THE POOL.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL QPRC AQUATICS QUEANBEYAN

02 6285 6346 FACEBOOK.COM/QPRCAQUATICS

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CANBERRA MENOPAUSE CENTRE FIND OUT HOW MENOPAUSE MAY AFFECT YOUR LIFE AND WHAT THE CANBERRA MENOPAUSE CENTRE CAN DO FOR YOU Based at Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT, the Canberra Menopause Centre is a specialist service for women seeking information, support and/or medical management of menopause symptoms.

Appointments call

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Canberra Menopause Centre at Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT Level 1, 28 University Ave, Canberra City • 02 6247 3077 • shfpact@shfpact.org.au


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SUBSCRIPTIONS REQUIRE EACH PERSON TO SELECT A MINIMUM OF FOUR SHOWS AND COMPLETE ALL DETAILS REQUIRED ON THE SUBSCRIPTION FORM. When subscribing online if you are booking for others and wish to sit together please submit as one booking. For postal group bookings please return all forms together in the same envelope. Forms received separately will be processed as individual subscriptions.

ONLINE Complete the secure online subscription booking form at theq.net.au. Forward proof of eligibility for concession tickets (if applicable) by email: boxoffice@qprc.nsw.gov.au, post or in person.

BY MAIL Post your subscription form with a cheque made payable to Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council or your credit card details and include proof of eligibility for concession tickets if applicable to: The Q Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council PO Box 90, Queanbeyan NSW 2620

IN PERSON Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 10.00am – 2.00pm Subscription forms are processed in order of receipt. Please note subscriptions take some time to administer and therefore tickets cannot be processed over the counter. We will post your tickets to you within five working days from receipt of the form. When you receive your tickets please check them carefully to ensure the performance date and time are correct. Please notify the Box Office staff as soon as possible if you have any concerns. If you require assistance to complete the form please phone 02 6285 6290 to make an appointment for our staff to assist you in person.

TICKET EXCHANGES As a valued subscriber you may exchange your tickets free of charge for any other performance of the same production subject to availability.

TICKET REFUNDS Tickets are non-refundable unless a performance is cancelled and/or in accordance with The Entertainment Industry Code of Fair Practice.

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