T: (02) 4929 4969 Dean Winter

 

 Thurs 22nd Feb 7.30pm $5
SPEECHNIGHT

 Speech Night is BACK for 2018!! 

Yes, another of the ever popular and now longrunning Speechnights

Short interesting speeches by enthusiastic amateures. Q & A after each speech

Claire Fitzgerald: "Boys Will Be Boys And Girls Will Be..."
John McKenzie: "Marvel: Post-religious Mythology"
Miette Xenith: "Fundamental Females"

 Sun 25th Feb 6pm

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL

Online tickets available HERE

The World Is My Country

The true story of the daring, controversial, decades-ahead-of-his time world citizen #1 Gary Davis. His life story cuts through the barbe- wire borders imprisoning our minds and takes us dancing into a future with No borders! No boundaries! No fear! We will be joined by Director Arthur Kanegis via Skype for Q & A after the screening.

 

Mon 26th Feb 7.30pm
NGKS (Newcastle German Film Society)


Welcome to Germany

 

 Fri 2nd March

BIKE SMUT 8pm $10 / 12

Online tickets available HERE

"Bike Smut s an international touring program of Erotic Bicycle movies. Founded in Portland, OR USA in 2007, we have collected 9 years worth or short films made by people from all over the world, expressing views on bicycles and sexuality. We have done hundreds of shows in nearly 70 different countries, and now, for the first time ever, we have come to Australia to share this content. We do not release DVDs, nor do we put the movies online. The only way to see Bike Smut, is to see the films with a live audience. This is to protect the privacy of our filmmakers and performers, as well as create a community space where we can discuss and challenge current societies notions of obscenity. Bike Smut is funny, playful, sexy and joyous. It is an expression of a diverse cross-section of peoples views on human-powered transportation and sex-positive culture."

Sun 4th March 6pm

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL

Online tickets available HERE

Prosecutor

This film follows the Chief Prosecutor through the first Trials of the newly formed International Criminal Court. Luis Moreno-Ocampo Investigates and prosecutes some of the world's worst criminals for some of the world's worst crimes. He is a hero to genocide survivors but has bitter enemies on both the Right and Left.
Director Barry Stevens will join us and some Australia special guests will join us via Skype for discussion.

 

Tues 6th March 6.30pm $20

THE DRAWING ROOM Restarts, 1st and 3rd Tues of each month

Life drawing session with Live Models, Projections and as convivial Artmosphere

Bring your own equipment, no booking necessary

 

Sun 11th March 6pm

SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL

Online tickets available HERE

We Dont Need A Map

The Southern Cross is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere. Warwick Thornton tackles this fiery subject head on in a bold and poetic essay film, that challenges us to consider the place of the Southern Cross in the Australian psyche. Producer Brendan Fletcher may join us for Skype Q& A.

 

Tues 20th March 6.30pm $20

THE DRAWING ROOM

Life drawing session with Live Models, Projections and as convivial Artmosphere

Bring your own equipment, no booking necessary

Wed 21st to Sun 25th March
NEWCASTLE FRINGE FESTIVAL

 

 Wed 21st March

7.30pm   A Showgirl : Deconstructed

9pm        Shaken : A James Bond Cabaret

Thurs 22nd March

6pm       A Nerdy Science Show

7.30pm  A Showgirl : Deconstructed

9pm       Shaken : A James Bond Cabaret

Fri 23rd March

6pm       A Nerdy Science Show

7.30pm  A Showgirl : Deconstructed

9pm       Shaken : A James Bond Cabaret

Sat 24th March

1.30pm   Wouldman

4.30pm   Sister Ursuline

6pm       A Nerdy Science Show

7.30pm  A Showgirl : Deconstructed

9pm       Shaken : A James Bond Cabaret

10.30pm  Wouldman

Sun 25th March

1.30pm    Wouldman

3pm         Sister Ursuline

4pm        Girls To The Front

6pm        Wouldman

 7.30pm   A Showgirl : Deconstructed

9pm        Shaken : A James Bond Cabaret

 

Mon 26th March 7.30pm
NGKS

Sat 31st March
PORCELAIN PRODUCTIONS

 

Tues 3rd April 6.30pm $20

THE DRAWING ROOM

Life drawing session with Live Models, Projections and as convivial Artmosphere

Bring your own equipment, no booking necessary

 

Fri 6th April 7pm $20
ALTERNATIVE PRIME MINISTER
Mark Swivel

tickets available online HERE

 

Another slightly drunk TED talk. From Near Dead White Male Productions.
Who among us would be PM? No weekends, no job security, no...power. But with the position permanently vacant, it's time for someone to step up. Is that someone, Mark Swivel? Probably not. He's clearly unfit for public office, but that seems compulsory these days. Swivel launches his killer Ten Point Plan for A Country Worth Living In, using nothing but Venn Diagrams and a Hula Hoop. Fully costed and as thought-through. You might end up in his cabinet. Absurd, timely, oddly inspiring. Good to be with you!

Come see Swiv before he heads to Melbourne and Canberra Comedy Festivals. Phillip Adams gave him a koala stamp. He hosted Studio One with Ita Buttrose. Mark is also the MC of Dustyesky, Australia’s leading genuine fake Russian choir, who are heading to Womad in March. "From politics to punctuation, pools and penis pumps, no topic is too random as he crafts together a very funny show" - Meredith Walker, Blue Curtains Brisbane, on Swiv's last show, Dad. Joke

 

Tues 17th April 6.30pm $20

THE DRAWING ROOM

Life drawing session with Live Models, Projections and as convivial Artmosphere

Bring your own equipment, no booking necessary

 Sat 21st April 4pm $20

BOTTOMS UP

 

The second series of The Wireless Chronicles – is set in the 1930s, the era of the Great Depression following the Wall Street Crash in America which spread world wide.

Enjoy an afternoon of delight with the music and stories from the decade PLUS further episodes of the Radio Play – “The Fickle Finger of Fate” where the gangsters seek to find new ways to turn a quid now that Prohibition has ended!

 

This is Maureen O’Brien’s newest production and she will be joined by the usual lineup of suspects: Grant Bailey; Stevi Cannon; Russ Redford; and Gary Roberts. ...with special guest, Amanda Broberg.

 

NOTE.....Audience participation - as the Live Studio Audience in the Radio Station. Costume up – if you dare!

 

Mon 23rd April 7.30pm
NGKS

 

 

Sat 28th 8pm & Sun 29th 5pm April
JOBREADY

The play is a dark, surreal comedy set in an employment agency. 

Matte is ready to re-enter the workforce. He's educated, certified and competent. Only, there don't seem to be many jobs… At JobReady Agency, it's our job to get you a job, no matter what! Job job job. But you'll have to work for it (because you can't expect to sit around all day on public money, can you?) We'll break you down and build you back up to be the perfect candidate. This may feel a little strange… *

If you have ever listened to Mozart's Divertimento in F major, K. 138 (AKA the Centrelink hold music) and wanted to scream and curl up into a foetal position, or wondered how useful it actually was to make that collage of your aspirations in a job skills workshop, then come and see JobReady.

(Very) loosely based on real life stories from the dark underbelly of the social welfare system, we will take you into the weird world of the job agency…

“The ideas are sombre, but the show is uproarious… the self-directed cast of JobReady brings to the stage, something that is quite extraordinary in its acerbity and exuberance. Its commedia dell’arte style of presentation is joyful, and marvellously entertaining; the laughs in this show are nothing short of rambunctious.” Suzy Wrong, suzygoessee.com

*Audience members may emerge more employable than they were upon entry.

Produced and performed by Feckful Theatre: Matte Rochford Sarah Easterman Caitlin Doyle-Markwick Sabrina D'Angelo

Written by Caitlin Doyle-Markwick Movement consultant: Martin del Amo Outside eye: Alice Williams Sound production: Matt Meagher Lighting: Stephen Dobson

 

 Sat 12th May 7.30pm $25
LUKE KIDGELL

 

Luke Kidgell is back with his best show yet.

With over 300,000 fans online, a national radio show and a popular comedy podcast, Luke is one of the biggest online comedy entertainers in the country.

After selling out shows Australia wide on his debut national tour in 2017, he returns to the stage to do what he does best – tell some damn good jokes.

Luke holds nothing back as his charming antics are brought to life in an hilarious brand-new hour of stand up, Because I Can.

Luke endeavours to answer the big questions that no one’s asking. 'But why though?' I hear you ask. Because he can.

 Friday 18th & Sat 19th + Fri 25th & Sat 26th May 7pm $20
MOONLIGHT CABARET - MOONDANCE

 

After two magnificent seasons of naughty, nonsensical, jaw-dropping, side-splitting, sold-out shows, the Moonlight Cabaret is back in all it's glory with MOONDANCE.
Children are more than welcome but parents be warned; it gets a little bit sexy.
4 shows only this May.

Standard tickets $20 - available at the door or online at trybooking.com

 

Mon 28th May 7.30pm
NGKS

 

Sun 1st July 1pm

DRENCH and LAUNDERS