SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL 2019

9 – 21 SEPTEMBER

 

WHEN
Mon 9 Sept – Sat 14 Sept @ 7pm

TICKET PRICES
Full $25 I Concession $20

CATS TALK BACK

BY BESS WOHL

“When you take off the make-up and the wig and the tail and the leg warmers, what’s left?”

In this delicious verbatim comedy, a ‘well-known arts journalist’ interrogates a panel of former cast members from the Broadway production of Cats.

Based on interviews with many erstwhile performers from the Andrew Lloyd Webber mega-hit, this is a funny, poignant and insightful look at the Cats phenomenon, what it means to be an actor, and what happens when the lights go down.

Playwright Bess Wohl (Small Mouth Sounds) is a keen observer of human nature, finding both the pathos and the humour in the everyday.

Australian premiere, produced by New Theatre

CREATIVE TEAM
Director Sahn Millington
Composer Patrick Howard
Music Coach Barbara Taylor
Stage Manager Alexis Worthing

CAST 
Callum Alexander, Taylor Buoro, Shayne de Groot
Jodine Muir, Daniel Mulholland, Julian Ramundi, David Woodland

SPECIAL GUESTS
Jason Blake
and Elissa Blake
www.audreyjournal.com.au

Image: © tempura/iStock/Christina Hatzis

WHEN
Mon 9 – Sat 14 Sept @ 8:30pm 

TICKET PRICES
Full $35 I Concession $29

WE ARE THE (END OF THE) WORLD

BY EDAN MCGOVERN & AARON ROBUCK

A group of young people organise a relief concert to support Aussie farmers, but find themselves swept up in a competitive showcase of ethical perfection.

This original musical comedy fearlessly pokes fun at contemporary Australia’s incessant need to be seen as selfless and its questionable approach to charity work and activism.

Created by Edan Mcgovern (Raw Comedy 2019 State Finalist, Enabled, Bondi Cabaret Festival 2018) and Aaron Robuck (Bare, New Theatre associated event 2017, original cast member, Three In The Bed, Sydney Fringe Festival 2017, New Theatre associated event 2018).

World premiere, produced by Supply Evolution, in association with New Theatre

CREATIVE TEAM
Directors Edan Mcgovern & Aaron Robuck
Producer Julian Batchelor

CAST 
Sebastian Nelson, Jonathon Holmes, Aaron Robuck, Edan McGovern,
Laurie-Ann Wooley, Isaac Downey,  Billie Palin, Alexis Hutchinson,
Joshua Ridge, Prudence Holloway

WHEN
Sun 15 – Fri 20 Sept @ 7pm

TICKET PRICES
Full $25 I Concession $20

THE BECOMING

BY KATIE POLLOCK

“You call this life? This is death wrapped in plastic packaging.”

Greta Samsa awakes from uneasy dreams to find herself changed. She in turn decides to change the world, starting with her family.

Only trouble is, her brother Gregor is refusing to emerge from his room and Mum and Dad are too busy to notice. Then an unexpected visitor arrives and things take a surreal turn. When her brother finally decides to show his face, Greta discovers the world has radically transformed around her and she now holds all their futures in her hands.

A startling black comedy about love and revolution from award-winning Sydney-based writer Katie Pollock.

Produced by New Theatre

CREATIVE TEAM
Director Brett Heath
Stage Manager Alexis Worthing

CAST
Alison Benstead, Jo Goddard, Ben Hanly,
Patrick Holman, Sarah Maguire, Paul Wilson

Image: © blackred/iStock

WHEN
Mon 16 – Sat 21 Sept @ 8:30pm

TICKET PRICES
Full $30 I Concession $23

TROJAN BARBIE

BY CHRISTINE EVANS

Lotte is having a break from repairing dolls and is going on a singles’ tour: ‘Tragedy in Troy’.

A couple of glasses of Sangria later, she gotten so lost that she’s travelled back in time. But there’s nothing to fear because Hecuba the wailing woman and the widows of the fallen city of Troy will happily pause their grieving to help out a lost English tourist, right?

This re-imagining of Euripides’ The Trojan Women, merging heightened verse with musical references and Brittney Spears, is a timey-wimey feminist reminder of the tragedy of war and the price of privilege.

Produced by Scribe Theatre, in association with New Theatre

CREATIVE TEAM
Producer: Caleb Sutton

Director: Maddison Huber
Set Designer: John Sullivan
Costume Designer: Kaitlyn Symons 

CAST
Anthea Agoratsios, Sophie Avellino, Joss Chalmers, Deny Deny
Sam Flack, Cathy Friend, Shannon Gai, Tristen Knox
Taleece Paki, Lisa Robinson, Amy Sole, Kristelle Zibara