Queer Fringe @ The New

SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL 2018

10 – 22 SEPTEMBER

A STREETCAR NAMED HOT TIN MENAGERIE

Improv Theatre Sydney creates a new one-act play each night in the style of the great American playwright Tennessee Williams. From a single audience suggestion, they’ll weave a complex web of tragedy, intrigue and romance, all baked in the heat of a sultry Louisiana night.

Produced by Improv Theatre Sydney as part of Queer Fringe @ The New

Mon 10 Sep, 6pm I Wed 12 Sep, 8pm I Fri 14 Sep, 6pm I Sat 15 Sep, 7pm 

Full $22 I Concession $17

For all presale tickets please call the Sydney Fringe Festival box office on 02 9550 6087 or visit the Sydney Fringe Festival website.

CREATIVE TEAM Director Anna Renzenbrink

CAST  Cale Bain, Laura Hart, Edan Lacey, Josh Magee, Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd, Jarrad Parker, Maddie Parker, Anna Renzenbrink, Emily Taylor

THE ELEMENTS OF AN OFFENCE

BY JAMES GEFELL

Detective Sergeant Christine Anderson is a smart cop, but her new case is a bit of a problem. Her witness is hostile, her suspect’s an idiot, and this time she doesn’t agree with the book.

Making things difficult is her boss, Detective Inspector Rachel Marks, who also happens to be her lover.

The thin blue line just got thick as s**t.

Based on the writer’s experiences as a serving police officer, this is a biting ‘bureaucratic comedy’ about law and order and the danger of mixing the personal and the professional.

World premiere, produced by New Theatre as part of Queer Fringe @ The New

Mon 10 Sep, 8pm I Tue 11 Sep, 8pm I Wed 12 Sep, 6pm I Thu 13 Sep, 6pm
Fri 14 Sep, 8pm I Sun 16 Sep, 5pm

Full $25 I Concession $20

For all presale tickets please call the Sydney Fringe Festival box office on 02 9550 6087 or visit the Sydney Fringe Festival website.

CREATIVE TEAM Director Alice Livingstone

CAST Sarah Aubrey, Amelia Robertson-Cuninghame

NEXT LESSON

BY CHRIS WOODLEY

“Children who need be taught to respect traditional moral values are being taught that they have an inalienable right to be gay. All of those children are being cheated of a sound start in life – yes, cheated.” Margaret Thatcher, October 1987.

In 1988, Michael, a gay student at a South London high school, comes out to his mother. That same year, at the height of the AIDS crisis, Thatcher’s Tory government introduces Section 28 of the Local Government Act, which forbids  ‘the promotion of homosexuality’ in British schools, including supporting or encouraging the view that gay relationships are ‘normal’ or equal to heterosexual ones. The legislation will not be repealed until 2003.

Spanning two decades, Chris Woodley’s semi-autobiographical play looks at the enduring impact of Section 28 on that boy, the man he becomes, and the school he attends and subsequently returns to as a teacher.

Along the way, teachers and students – male and female – debate, flirt, mourn, argue, and strive for acceptance within the school and its community, as the years pass and opinions around homosexuality change.

Australian premiere, produced by New Theatre as part of Queer Fringe @ The New

Thu 13 Sep, 8pm I Sun 16 Sep, 7pm I Mon 17 Sep, 8pm I Tue 18 Sep, 6pm
Fri 21 Sep, 6pm I Sat 22 Sep, 7pm

Full $25 I Concession $20

For all presale tickets please call the Sydney Fringe Festival box office on 02 9550 6087 or visit the Sydney Fringe Festival website

CREATIVE TEAM Director Alex Bryant-Smith 

CAST tbc

PREMIUM SEMEN

BY ZAC THREADGOLD

WARNING: first few rows may get wet

Premium Semen is a laugh a minute musical farce full of witty one-liners, tight sight gags, catchy 70’s inspired tunes, and even a few unexpectedly profound moments.

Follow Billy and Bob as they sneakily try to steal and sell the most valuable commodity of the sexiest rock star alive.

Produced by Threadgold Productions as part of Queer Fringe @ The New

Sat 15 Sep, 5pm I Wed 19 Sep, 8pm I Thu 20 Sep, 6pm I Fri 21 Sep, 8pm
Sat 22 Sep, 9pm

Full $25 I Concession $15

For all presale tickets please call the Sydney Fringe Festival box office on 02 9550 6087 or visit the Sydney Fringe Festival website

CREATIVE TEAM Director Fiona Gillman, Music Producer Andrew Crowe

CAST Tegan Arazny, Hannah Connell, Eli Gallagher, Matthew Laird, Michael Paton

UZ: THE TOWN

BY GABRIEL CALDERON

In the sleepy provincial town of Uz, where harmony, Christianity and good manners reign supreme, local woman Grace is ordered by God to prove her devotion to Him by performing a heinous act against her family.

The resulting chain of events is a wickedly satirical romp exploring religious faith, homosexuality, morality, and small town dynamics.

Produced by Liam Jarvis as part of Queer Fringe @ The New

Mon 17 Sep, 6pm I Tue 18 Sep, 8pm I Wed 19 Sep, 6pm I Thu 20 Sep, 8pm
Sat 22 Sep, 5pm

Full $30 I Concession $20

For all presale tickets please call the Sydney Fringe Festival box office on 02 9550 6087 or visit the Sydney Fringe Festival website

CREATIVE TEAM Director Veronica Barac

CAST Christie Aucamp-Schutte, Lily Balanticz, Joshua Morel, Cooper Mortlock, Daniel Pollock, Mauricio Salinas, Lucy Starita, Renae Valastro, Tiffany Wong

PRODUCER ADMINISTRATION Marketing & Fundraising Elizabeth Chua