The first Globe was built in 1599 on the South Bank of the River Thames. It stood for just fourteen years until, during a performance of Henry VIII on 28 June 1613, a cannon used in the play set fire to its thatched roof and burnt the playhouse to the ground.
Opening last Thursday night, Bring it On the Musical ends its tour from Melbourne and Perth saving the best for last in the two week short run Sydney season running until 8 September.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Minister for the Arts Don Harwin have today announced a total of $120,000 in funding to the Sydney Fringe Festival, allowing them to reopen the iconic Kings Cross nightclub as a multi-venue, open access arts hub called Fringe HQ.
The pilot project will run for six months and features four low-cost performance spaces across three levels, providing a home for emerging artists to develop their craft and for established artists to test out new ideas. A hospitality tenant will occupy the ground floor.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the project could generate a viable business model for other creative organisations looking to activate new, permanent performance space in the city.
Opening Night – May Invitation Only
Duration: 90 minutes no interval
Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), the national youth theatre company and The Joan’s Q Theatre, Penrith present the world premiere of BATHORY BEGINS by award-winning playwrights Emme Hoy and Gretel Vella. Directed by Rowan Bate, the show will run from 11-21 September at The Joan, Penrith.
Duration: 90 minutes
Playhouse, QPAC (Opening Night)
Playwright Tom Holloway and Director, Ella Hetherington, present 100 Reasons for War takes. It’s a tangential look at the reasons societies often find themselves in terrible and tragic conflicts. Funny, moving and provocative, 100 Reasons for War questions the multiple and complex reasons why war has become such a prominent feature in the history of humankind.
“It’s a play grappling to find an answer, knowing full well there is no reasonable solution,” Hetherington said. “Don’t expect your regular sort of play! We need to think about the current state of the planet – our actions as a species and as individuals. We are at war with the climate, each other and even ourselves but, at the same time, we’re on a quest for world peace, as well as peace in our homes and peace within.
After dazzling audiences across the seas, the glamorous Parisian revue show CABARET DE PARIS will return with its BIGGEST cast ever to make Brisbane sizzle during winter for three shows only on Friday 5th & Saturday 6th July.
Cabaret De Paris is a stage spectacular celebrating old-fashioned showgirl glamour combined with the skill of adagio dancers, aerial pole artistry, comedy circus performers, quick change performers, illusionists and of course the famous French Cancan Dancers! (please note: the 2pm show on Saturday will be covered, while the two evening performances are topless)