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April 2019

PYGMALION

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - May 25 @ 2:00 pm
New Theatre, 542 King Street
Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia
$33.00

PYGMALION by George Bernard Shaw It is the turn of the 20th century and in a new industrialised England, class barriers are breaking down. Eliza Doolittle, an aspirational young flower girl with no money and unintelligible speech sees a chance to escape the destiny of her birth. Language lessons from the wealthy, bullying, funny, linguistics professor Henry Higgins seem like just the ticket. But a ticket to what? The outcome of her training is not what she or her teacher…

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May 2019

THE SEABORN CONVERSATIONS – MAD ABOUT COWARD

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia
$25.00

A celebration of the wit and wisdom of Sir Noel Coward English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer in words and song in the 120th year of his birth presented by self-confessed “Coward tragic” and sometime cabaret performer STUART MAUNDER AM accompanied by distinguished pianist John Martin. Enjoy popular hits including “I’ll See You Again”, “If Love were All”, “In a Bar on the Piccolo Marina”, “Don’t Put Your Daughter on the Stage Mrs Worthington” “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” plus…

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June 2019

COLLABORATORS

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - July 6 @ 2:00 pm
New Theatre, 542 King Street
Newtown, NSW 2042 Australia
$33.00

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Play “It’s man versus monster, And the monster always wins.” Moscow 1938. Not the best place to have a sense of honour, let alone a yearning for freedom. So when prominent Russian writer, Mikhail Bulgakov, living among dissidents and hounded by the secret police, is given a surprise commission to pen a biographical drama about Joseph Stalin to celebrate his 60th birthday, he soon discovers there is a high price to pay.…

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JASPER JONES

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - June 29 @ 7:30 pm
Bondi Pavilion Theatre, Queen Elizabeth Drive
Bondi, NSW 2025 Australia

Based on the Novel by Craig Silvey. Adapted by Kate Mulvany. Cast includes – Beth Daly, Elliott Weston, Nicholas Longthorne, Amy James, Tony Shim and Callan Purcell as Jasper. Director Nicholas Christo says “Jasper Jones is a piece that brings with it a sweeping visual grandeur which intersects with legitimate relationships hidden in private realms…. our production will see a multitalented cast and creative team enlivening the black and brutal angularity of the stage/surrounds with the warmth of physical tableau,…

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PERSUASION, by Jane Austen

June 30 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Genesian Theatre, 420 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$28.50

The story concerns Anne Elliott, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to lower their expenses and get out of debt. They rent their home to an Admiral and his wife. The wife’s brother, Navy captain Frederick Wentworth, had been engaged to Anne in 1806, and now they meet again, both single and unattached, after no contact for more than seven years. This sets the scene for many humorous encounters as well as a second, well-considered chance…

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July 2019

RAZORHURST

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hayes Theatre, 19 Greenknowe Ave
Potts Point, NSW Australia
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$62.00

Book & Lyrics by Kate Mulley, Music by Andy Peterson. From the 1920’s until the 1930’s, two vice queens, Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine, ruled the Darlinghurst underworld. Their rivalry was infamous, leading to a litany of violent crimes enacted by their razor gangs as each struggled to gain dominance in a world of sly grog, narcotics and prostitution. In 2019, Kate Leigh’s former sly grog shop is about to reopen as a trendy coffee spot. The shop is being…

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August 2019

DIVA DELIGHTS, with Valda Wilson

August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, 4/2 Circular Quay E
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$90.00

Enjoy an opportunity to meet and listen to Germany-based, Australian born soprano Valda Wilson over lunch in the Utzon Room. Valda’s effervescent personality and a remarkable singing voice have assisted her in establishing an international reputation for performances ‘full of inner conviction with a voice that soars effortlessly...flawlessly accurate yet meltingly smooth, to unexpectedly high notes’ and for ‘amazing versatility and virtuosity’. She was chosen by Richard Bonynge as the only featured singer at the Westminster Abbey memorial service for…

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SEABORN CONVERSATIONS – REMEMBERING DORIS FITTON

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia
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$25.00

80 years ago the little hall at 269 Miller Street was re-opened by Miss Doris Fitton as the Independent Theatre. Hundreds of our Foundation Friends helped Dr. Seaborn restore this beautiful building in the 1990’s. Come along and enjoy this talk down memory lane as our theatre historian Dr Carolyn Lowry, introduces some very Special Guests who remember the amazing contribution to the performing arts of the redoubtable Actress/Artistic Director Dame Doris Fitton. Enjoy a light lunch with Foundation Friends…

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