Popping Lead Balloons
Popping Lead Balloons is a hilarious look at school life and social death, a sharp social satire by the critically acclaimed deBASE Productions for anyone who who’s ever survived high school (or any other natural disaster).
Join Mel as she walks down the not-so-sweet memory lane of her high school years, when bitching became an artform and the sound of a text message could mean your whole social life was about to crumble.
For more information and a promotional clip: www.debaseproductions.com
Often I find that I am Naked
Anyone who’s ever dreamt of perfect love but woken up hung over and naked in a stranger’s bed (or bathtub!) is invited to laugh along when a new Australian comedy, Often I Find That I Am Naked.
Often I Find That I Am Naked follows the life of Jezebel, a professional Australian woman who spends her time shopping, drinking cocktails and looking for love any way she can – speed-dating, Facebook, text sex, and on the search for Mr. Right she too often ends up with Mr. Right Now!
Acclaimed producer and lead actor Jo Thomas says Often I Find That I Am Naked is a comical yet bold portrayal of the struggles many Australian women encounter in the dating world. Often I Find That I Am Naked is by critically acclaimed playwright Fiona Sprott, whose work has been produced across Australia and the UK, as well as in New York, Bulgaria and soon Brazil and Canada.
Well think again…
Two pairs of students
not alike in diligence
in an average school classroom,
where we lay our scene
On the brink of the Year 12′s performance task, Lachlan and Nerys know they are onto a winner. Armed with their combined knowledge of the works of William Shakespeare, their fierce (albeit somewhat dorky) intelligence, acting talent that goes way beyond the typical Year 12 student, and their trusty Shakespeare glossary, they simply can’t fail.
Enter Jay and Rob – two enterprising cool kids without any interest in Shakespeare but who can see the advantages of teaming up with this pair of theatre-geeks to help boost their drama grade as they prepare to answer the question – Is Shakespeare still relevant?
As this foursome discuss, debate and rehearse their assignment, not only do they find themselves unraveling a few school yard rumours, but they become swept up into some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Romeo & Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Titus Andronicus and a few more… proving that Mr. Will definitely still knows how to shake 400 years on.
A fast-paced, hilarious and eye-opening experience. For more information and media go to: www.shakeandstir.com.au
61 Circus Acts in 60 Minutes
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls… take your seats, hold onto your hats and prepare to be amazed as CIRCA acrobats battle the clock to bring you 61 Circus Acts in 60 Minutes. Be dazzled by their skill, marvel at their daring and watch the impossible happen. It’s fast, furious fun for the whole family! Set to upbeat music and featuring five multi-skilled performers, 61 Circus Acts in 60 Minutes has been loved by families across the globe. This year, Circa will tour the show to 26 different locations across 4 states, performing a total of 51 shows – that’s over 3000 circus acts!
Circa is Australia’s most innovative circus and has a unique vision of circus as a delightful, challenging and contemporary artform. Difficult to describe but impossible to forget, Circa shows feature amazing skills pulled apart and reinvigorated.
Wherever Circa has taken 61 Circus Acts in 60 Minutes, its breathtaking, heart stopping show, audiences have flocked to see the impossible happen. This dazzling show is circus without the boring bits. Be quick, as the only thing faster than this show is its ticket sales. For more information head to: www.circa.org.au
In the forefront of exciting contemporary interpretations of folk music, multi-award winning band Wheelers and Dealers features the renowned fiddle playing of Mike Kerin, the powerful rock influenced guitar of Ged Corben, the percussive upright bass of Michael Vidale and the evocative accordion of Tinker Duffy, setting off malt whisky vocals from acclaimed folk singer Christine Wheeler.
The Celtic Crossings Tour offers a musically rich and intimate tapestry of songs that tell tales of love and celebration, of grief and longing, of emigration and adventure. They are stories that set the social and political scenery of their times.
Feel the pain of a drover’s wife during a drought, through the words of Henry Lawson set to music. Travel alongside a rogue Irishman with a Robin Hood complex. Sit outside a rough hut in the Appalachian mountains listening to the fiddle dance.
For more information go to: www.wheelersanddealers.com.au
Flamenco Fire Primavera Mia
Centered around beautifully crafted dance ensembles, Primavera Mia will transport you to the spring fiestas of Spain. Alongside a stellar collection of Australia’s finest Flamenco artists including dancer Simone Pope and composer Andrew Veivers, this presentation will feature special guests direct from Spain – singer Olayo Jimenez and dancer – Sebastian Sanchez.
For more information please go to: www.redchair.com.au
Loop the Loop
Prepare to be violently impressed when master musician Gene Peterson, goes head to head with multi-instrumentalist Adam Page, in this phenomenal musical showdown. In this 100 minute jam-packed performance, the audience will be treated to a plethora of amazing skills, from simultaneously playing keyboards and drums, to Tibetan throat singing, to using a variety of vegetables as musical instruments!!
Sometimes quirky, often hilarious, at times unbelievable, but always impressive, Loop the Loop offers the ultimate performance package.
To view a promo clip, please go to: www.onyx-productions.com