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February 2019

A Room With A View, by E.M. Porster

February 10, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Genesian Theatre, 420 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$28.00

A ROOM WITH A VIEW, by E.M. Porster held at the Genesian Theatre 420 Kent Street Sydney. Set in the Edwardian era, Lucy Honeychurch, a young Englishwoman, visits Italy under the charge of her older cousin Charlotte. At their pension, or guesthouse, in Florence, they are given rooms that look into the courtyard rather than out over the river Arno. Mr. Emerson, a fellow guest, generously offers them the rooms belonging to himself and his son George. Although Charlotte is…

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Seniors Week Event: Film Screening, ‘Codgers’

February 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Seaborn Cinema, Suite 3 (ground floor), 20 Young Street
Neuitral Bay, NSW Australia
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Free

North Sydney Council Seniors Week Event Seaborn Cinema, Suite 3 (ground floor) 20 Young Street Neutral Bay. There will be a screening of a film of a prizewinning play ‘Codgers’ by Don Reid and adapted by celebrated director Wayne Harrison, followed by a Q&A session with members of the production, conversation and refreshments (light lunch). This will be a celebration of the love of life on Valentine’s day and we will be collaborating with actor Grant Dodwell and his Australian…

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The Big Time, by David Williamson

February 23, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street
Kirribilli, NSW Australia
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$80.00 – $130.00

THE BIG TIME, by David Williamson held at the Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli. Celia and Vicki were best friends at drama school, but the game of life has dealt them very different hands. Celia is a high-profile soap star earning ridiculous amounts of money and the requisite harbour views. Meanwhile Vicki by in gritty, critically acclaimed roles in independent theatre. When Vicki proposes they collaborate on an ambitious new film project. It could be a big opportunity for both of them…

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March 2019

Sydney Opera House Ladies Committee

March 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Palace Piccadilly Arcade

Dates to put in your diary for 2019 Yum Cha Lunch at Palace Piccadilly Arcade, Saturday 23 March 2019 Lunch at the Women’s Club, Thursday 9 May 2019 with a surprise guest   More information in our next Newsletter February 2019 or ring Carol Martin in January for more information.

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April 2019

WEST SIDE STORY

April 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House NSW Australia
$184.00

Opera Australia & GWB Entertainment Present BB Group Production of WEST SIDE STORY Cast includes: Todd Jacobsson, Sophie Salvesani, Chloe Zuel, Noah Mullins, Lyndon Watts and Ritchie Singer. The moment the curtain went up on West Side Story on Broadway, musical theatre changed forever. Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the genius of West Side Story’s creators is unquestioned. The remarkable collaboration between Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim and Jerome Robbins produced a timeless masterpiece. A…

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PYGMALION

April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - May 25, 2019 @ 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

LUNCH AT THE WOMEN’S CLUB

May 2, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Women’s Club, 179 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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$85.00

The Sydney Opera House Ladies’ Committee has a long proud history of serving and fundraising for the Opera House since 1957, for various programs providing opportunities for disadvantaged students to experience performances, talks and programs at the Sydney Opera House - something everyone in our community should be able to experience. Join the Committee and a special guest for a light fun filled lunch. Thursday 2 May 2019, 11.30am for 12 noon Tickets: $85.00 Location: The Women's Club. 4th Floor,…

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SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE RIPPER MURDERS

May 5, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Genesian Theatre, 420 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$28.50

SHERLOCK HOLMES & THE RIPPER MURDERS by Brien Clemens This play combines the story of the greatest Detective with one of the greatest mysteries of the Victorian era and it’s an unmissable adventure! The grisly serial killings in Victorian Whitechapel, dubbed by the popular press as the work of Jack the Ripper, are the talk of London and from deep within the smog-ridden slums, yet another piercing shriek is heard. Sherlock Holmes and Dr John H Watson are drawn into…

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Saturday Night Fever

May 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sydney Lyric Theatre, 55 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont, NSW Australia
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$144.00

You will strut to Saturday Night Fever in this blazing stage show that propels the cult classic to phenomenal heights from March 2019. Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, this is the story of Tony Manero and his quest to break free of conformity and become king of the club. The movie is credited with defining the 1970’s, while the soundtrack remains the best-selling soundtrack of all time with over 45 million copies sold. Packed with disco classics…

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A MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT

May 12, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Independent Theatre, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW Australia
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$35.00

Pacific Opera presents A MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT Pacific Opera is a Young Artists’ opera company, producing fresh vibrant opera with a twist, providing a platform for the stars of tomorrow, and offering singers the chance to develop their vocal performance skills to advance the opera arena. Bring someone special to see this annual favourite, as the young artists at Pacific Opera delight you in an afternoon of opera and song from stage and screen, and join us in celebrating Mums…

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THE SEABORN CONVERSATIONS – MAD ABOUT COWARD

May 27, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - July 6, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - June 29, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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September 2019

FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS

September 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Independent Theatre, 269 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW Australia
$25.00

You are invited to a repeat performance of the same comedy produced by Doris Fitton when she reopened the newly-named Independent Theatre in 1939 and commenced a significant new chapter of Sydney theatre history. To celebrate the 80th Anniversary, the New Independent Players will perform this internationally popular 1930s comedy French Without Tears by Terence Rattigan as a moved play reading directed by Aarne Neeme. The cast includes Terence Clarke AM and Glenn Hazeldine, Julie Hudspeth, Felix Gentle and Stacey…

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FROM BROADWAY TO LA SCALA

September 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Bennelong Point
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$158.00

FROM BROADWAY TO LA SCALA Presented by Andrew McKinnon & Phil Bathols Concert Hall Sydney Opera House ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY With soprano Emma Matthews, greatly loved David Hobson, acclaimed bass baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, West End Broadway star Caroline O’Connor and the young Australian tenor Alexander Lewis. They will be joined by emerging artist and Australia’s next big star Genevieve Knight. Following two sold-out tours, From Broadway to La Scala returns with arguably the great combination of Australian musical theatre…

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WEST SIDE STORY

September 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House NSW Australia
$184.00

Opera Australia & GWB Entertainment Present BB Group Production of WEST SIDE STORY Cast includes – Todd Jacobsson, Sophie Salvesani, Chloe Zuel, Noah Mullins, Lyndon Watts and Ritchie Singer. The moment the curtain went up on West Side Story on Broadway, musical theatre changed forever. Hailed as the greatest Broadway musical of all time, the genius of West Side Story’s creators is unquestioned. A modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, this tragic love story tells the tale of two young…

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October 2019

NORTH SYDNEY CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL – Wake up the Animals

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia

Wake up the Animals  10am (Ages 3 to 7) Animal Rhythm 11am (Ages 8-12) Saturday 19 October 2019 Limited spaces. Bookings essential with Carol Martin 02 9955 5444 Seaborn Library, 20 Young Street Neutral Bay Two 30 minute music workshops. Music can be enjoyed in many ways and these music workshops aim to expose children to the joys of music making and performing through simple singing games, simple instrument playing and movement exercises with games. There will be some opportunities to…

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November 2019

NORTH SYDNEY CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL – A PACKAGE FOR GRANNY

November 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia

This beautiful story for ages 8-12 including animals and a birthday surprise for a loved older person, is dramatized by professional puppeteers, and accompanied by two professional musicians in flute and cello to the original score by composer Jim Coyle. Saturday 2 November 2019 at 11.00am Cost: $20 Adults; $15 Child; Family package concession $50 Two Adults and Three Children Bookings: Carol Martin 02 9955 5444 Seaborn Library It allows children to see puppets and instruments in an intimate space working…

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CHRISTMAS PARTY AND RODNEY SEABORN PLAYWRIGHTS AWARD PRESENTATION

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia

President Peter Lowry OAM and the Board of Directors of the SEABORN, BROUGHTON & WALFORD FOUNDATION Invite you and a Guest to the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation Christmas Party and Presentation of the 2019 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award Enjoy entertainment, complimentary food and drinks. Date: Thursday 21 November 2019. Time: 6pm to 8pm. Please RSVP to Carol Martin Phone 02 9955 5444. Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor 20 Young Street Neutral Bay NSW.

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February 2020

50th BIRTHDAY OF THE SBW STABLES THEATRE

February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod Street
Kings Cross, NSW 2011 Australia

2020 is a special year for the SBW Stables Theatre. The Stables was rescued by the late Dr Seaborn in 1986 and is, in a way, the birthplace of our Foundation. This is where Dr Seaborn’s philanthropic journey in support of the performing arts began. Following Lillian Horler’s suggestion, he set up his Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation and, shortly afterwards, bought and rescued the Stables and generously offered it back to the Griffin Theatre Company rent free, less outgoings.…

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Morning Music with John Martin

February 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia

As part of North Sydney Council’s SENIORS FESTIVAL John Martin will perform Not Another Piano Recital in the Seaborn Library. This recital promises to be a relaxed and laid-back morning of musical delights with morning tea provided. The performance will feature a wide range of pieces including classical piano favourites, a couple of John’s original compositions, popular songs by Noel Coward, anecdotes and even a well-loved poem or two. Monday 17 February at 10.30am Bookings: Phone Carol Martin 9955 5444

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Australian Comedy Film and Light Lunch

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Seaborn Library, Suite 3 Ground Floor, 20 Young Street
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089 Australia

North Sydney Council’s Seniors Festival, AUSTRALIAN COMEDY FILM & LIGHT LUNCH You are invited to join theatre lovers and Foundation Friends for a merry movie of the Sydney Theatre Company’s hilarious satire: ‘Wharf Revue: Celebrating 15 Years’. To be screened in the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation’s boutique theatrette. Enjoy unique footage of this popular satirical comedy revue, Q&A, conversation and light lunch. Meet surprise guests including Grant Dodwell, actor, producer, writer, teacher and triple TV Logie winner (A Country…

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Family Values, by David Williamson

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod Street
Kings Cross, NSW 2011 Australia

Griffin Theatre Co presents FAMILY VALUES by David Williamson Cast includes Belinda Giblin, Danielle King, Andrew McFarlane, Jamie Oxenbould, Ella Prince, Bishanyia Vincent, Sabryna Walters A celebrated federal judge. His son a born-again Christian. His daughter a Border Force officer. Her partner, the captain of a Border Force ship. His other daughter a left-wing activist. His wife, who has worked all her life to keep the family together. Saba: an asylum seeker on the run from Nauru. On the eve…

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March 2020

SHERLOCK HOLMES and the Death on Thor Bridge

March 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Genesian Theatre, 420 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
$33.50

SHERLOCK HOLMES and the Death on Thor Bridge Genesian Theatre. 420 Kent Street Sydney The Genesian are thrilled to offer the world premiere of Sherlock Holmes and the Death on Thor Bridge, adapted by their own Sandra Bass, well known to so many of Genesian audiences as a regular performer on the Genesian stage. An apparently insoluble mystery baffles the local police but will it also baffle Holmes and Watson? Sunday 1 March 2020 4.30pm Tickets $33.50 Bookings Carol Martin…

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GLUGS FILM NIGHT – GOODBYE MR.CHIPS

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seaborn Cinema, Suite 3 (ground floor), 20 Young Street
Neuitral Bay, NSW Australia
$30.00

GLUGS FILM NIGHT - GOODBYE MR.CHIPS 1969 Musical version, Peter O’Toole and Petula Clark The 1969 musical version of “Goodbye Mr Chips” is a beautiful, searing, heart warming romantic musical. What has endeared so many people to this film over the years in Leslie Bricusse’s magical music. (“Fill the World with Love” “You and I’ being the two biggest hits from the movie) Includes drinks and refreshments. Join members of the Glugs, Sydney’s oldest theatre appreciation group, for an evening…

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November 2020

National Theatre – Cyrano de Bergerac

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - November 16 @ 1:00 pm

James McAvoy (X-men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, filmed live for cinemas from London’s West End. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxanne. 1.00pm on Saturday 14 November, Sunday 15 November, Monday 16 November Adults: $25 Concessions: $23 Call 9908 4344 or book online

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