T: (02) 4929 4969 Dean Winter

 Thurs 19th July 7.30pm $12

JEX  Lopez

Jex Lopez releases her debut album 'Playing Dead' in a last minute special Newcastle show at hybrid theatre space 'The Royal Exchange'. This intimate solo show will feature her genre bending brand of electro-acoustic cabaret noir- born from her queer cabaret and performance poetry background. Jex weaves electronic and Latin elements through her theatrical piano work and haunting powerhouse voice. She creates dark irreverent stories that critique social norms and give voice to the progressive communities she hails from. Two of her songs were nominated in the North Coast Dolphin awards last year in the alternative and jazz categories. Her songs feature social justice themes along with personal experiences of hybrid identities, drawing on her cross cultural and queer identity. She is inspired by the likes of Chavela Vargas, Marianne faithful, Bowie, Radio head and Llasa de Sela along with grittier inlfuences such as Diamond Galas. The album itself is self recorded and produced in high quality yet DIY style. Tickets on the door only. $12 entry.

Stream the album for free on Bandcamp to get excited or $10 to download.
https://jexlopez.bandcamp.com/releases
Her latest music video ‘In the Water’ received close to 2000 views on Facebook (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyMn5EnrImk). Jex has been mentored by the Ironing Maidens (https://www.facebook.com/theironingmaidens.electrohousewife/) and Cameron Blanch from Usurper and Luxul (https://www.facebook.com/luxulofficial/)(https://www.facebook.com/jexlopezmusic/videos/1945338139115597/)

Fri 20th and Sat 21st July 8pm $15

ROWAN THAMBAR "23"

online tickets avaiable HERE

 

‘23’ is a show written and performed by comedy heart-throb Rowan Thambar that blends musical comedy and big-hearted stand-up on his journey to discover the kind of man he wants to be. Fighting off the stigma of being a millennial, acknowledging his privilege and contemplating his impending mortality – this is a show that will make you both laugh and stop to ask why.

Following a stellar year in 2017 and killer run in 2018, Rowan brings this award nominated show home to Newcastle.

Rowan has recently been hand-picked by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the prestigious “Comedy Zone” and identified as one of the funniest emerging talents to hit the Australian stage. After selling out shows in Melbourne and Sydney, and honing his craft in the US, ‘23’ is full of the finest musical comedy and stand up you can get your hands on.

Nominated - "Best Comedy" at the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017.
Comedy Zone 2018 Cast - Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

Sun 22nd July 4pm $25

TOTALLY GOURDACIOUS

online tickets available HERE


Multi-instrumentalists Mal Webb & Andrew Clermont have toured across Australasia & Europe for 20 years as Totally Gourdgeous with pumpkin power instruments (Gourds of course) bringing all walks of music into collision in stunning ways. Now they refine into Totally Gourdacious!
Webb has recently returned from Switzerland and his TedX talk
"The Best Synthetizer is ... the Human Voice"!!

He is also regularly touring with multi-talented Kylie Morrigan turning classical upside down.
Presenting an adventure of unpredictable topical songs and amazing dexterity - a bit like James Morrison meets Yehudi Menuhin!
Clermont & Webb are also know for starting with bird calls and ending in hiphop - anything is possible & likely from these directors of the massive Woodford Fire Event orchestra/ Golden Fiddle Awards/ Lano & Woodley/ National Bluegrass Guitar Champ 3 times.... it just keeps twisting - don't missout!

Exploring Clermont Music on YouTube!

 

Fri 27th & Sat 28th July 7.30pm $15 / 10 earlybird
SARAH GAUL - HOMECOMING

online tickets available HERE

Fresh from a year in NYC, Novocastrian comedienne Sarah Gaul is thrilled to return to her hometown with her explosive, original, laugh-out-loud musical comedy show. Played and sung live, this show will have you ugly-laughing, crying and possibly peeing a little.

This show is in aide of Jenny's Place, a local women's refuge who assist women and children experiencing homelessness or domestic violence. A percentage of ticket sales will go direclty to Jenny's Place, and additional donations can be made at point of sale or on the night.

"Outrageously funny" - BROADWAYWORLD NEW YORK

"I think I have discovered my spirit animal in Sarah Gaul" - ADELAIDE THEATRE GUIDE

"If cabaret isn’t your thing, Gaul might change your mind" - BROADSHEET SYDNEY

"One of Australia's funniest women" - MAMAMIA

Doors at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The show is approximately 1.5 hours with interval. Tickets are available online only. 

 

Sat 11th August

COMEDY WORKSHOP

Online tickets available HERE 

Stand Up Comedian and Humour Coach Mandy Nolan delivers a fun and highly interactive workshop that sees participants perform their own stand up comedy routine LIVE on Sunday night August 12th!
Nolan has over 20 years experience teaching comics, with success stories like Hannah Gadsby!
9am - 5pm Morning Tea and Lunch provided
Maximum 10 participants

 

Sun 12th August

COMEDY SHOWCASE

Online tickets available HERE

 

 

Sat 18th August doors open 7pm for 8pm start $15

NEWCASTLE FLAME


"Newcastle Flame: an evening of storytelling.

Newcastle Flame is a brand new event for those passionate about the art of storytelling. Join us for an intimate evening of adventure, replete with true tales of life changing excitement from a tantalising variety of storytellers.

If true stories are your game, then attend the Newcastle Flame.

You’ll hear things you won’t believe, you’ll hear things to make you giggle, the Newcastle Flame burns bright on Saturday the 18th of August. Doors open at 7pm, and the stories begin at 8pm."

 

Saturday 25th August Door open 7pm, the Darkness begins 8pm.

  BURLESQUE SHOW - I WANT TO BE EVIL

Dark Burlesk Cabaret Show featuring local and guest performers including:

ARTEMIS SEVEN (ACT)

CHERRI FIGJAM (VIC)

PORCELAIN (Blue Mountains)

JESSYKA (Blue Mountains)

BERLIN VON BLACK (Newcastle)

VIVIENNE ROSE (Newcastle)

EBONY STRANGE (Upper Hunter)

THE PORCELAIN DOLLS

STAGE KITTY: REIGNBOW DAWN (Upper Hunter)

MC: GEMME FATALE (SYD)

Fairytales and Fantasy. We are all really villians in the end.

This show is strictly 18 and over only. There will be some level of nudity. The show is performed within a feminist framework and any inappropriate behaviour towards performers will not be tolerated and will result in immediate ejection from the venue. This is a condition of entry.

We sold out last time don't miss out on tickets to this 

Porcelain

Miss Pinup International 2013

Porcelain Dolls Choreographer and Producer

www.porcelainproductions.com.au

Sun 26th August
MOVIE - OUR POWER

www.ourpowerdoco.com

'OUR POWER' explores the socio-economic and environmental issues facing the Latrobe Valley (Victoria, Australia) community today and their transition to a 'post-coal' world.

 

Sat 22nd Sept

TAMARILLO - ONE GIG

Tamarillo is a Newcastle based all-female a capella group with a world music focus. The group have cultivated a musical repertoire from many countries, singing traditional folk songs from Scandinavia, South America, Eastern Europe, East Asia and North America.
Most of the song arrangements, in keeping with oral traditions, are self-devised and learnt by ear, incorporating percussion and solo elements.

Fri 28th to Sun 30th Sept

TiNA

check their website for details

 

Fri & Sat 5th 6th, 12th 13th, 19th 20th, 26th 27th Oct 

DEANNA THE MUSICAL


DEE JOHNSON ENTERTAINMENT

&
THE REALLY THOUGHTFUL COMPANY
Present

 

Deanna The Musical

The new comedy musical that sends up Australia’s very own Royal Family.

A fairy story about Doctor Lady Deanna Spender who, in marrying The Crown Prince of New South Wales - Prince Bruce - becomes Deanna, Princess of New South Wales. Ten years have passed since then. Prince Bruce’s Mum, The Queen still hasn’t fallen off the twig and Princess Deanna is wondering: Can being a princess be a career path for a women of today realistically? Is Bruce all she thought he could be? And where does she want to be?

Join Deanna and The Royal Family as they tell her story of a funny, extraordinary night that changed the life of no ordinary princess - forever.

www.deannathemusical.com.

 

 Sat 3rd November
1940's USO song and dance show

 

 

 Friday 9th November

MIC CONWAY and ROBBIE LONG

 

Week commencing Mon 12th November
NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

 

 

The Newcastle International Short Film Festival is a relatively new festival that accepts short film and short screenplay submissions in various genres including Dramas and Live Action Narrative Films, Animation, Documentaries, Experimental and Comedy Shorts. Submissions are welcome in a variety of categories including international and Australian Super Short Smart Phone Films (up to 3 minutes in length), Short Shorts (up to 10 minutes in length) and Shorts (up to 20 mins in length). There are also special discount categories for film-makers from regional NSW. Submissions to the festival are initially by online screener via Film Freeway with selected finalists to provide a DVD for public screening. Judges are experienced and professional performing arts and film practitioners and select members of the public. A public screening of the finalists will take place over a few days in November at the Royal Exchange Hybrid Performing Arts and Cinema complex in Bolton St Newcastle. Winners in each category will be issued with laurels and certificates and have an option of being featured in a 'Best Of The Film Festival' screening at the International Newcastle Fringe Festival the following year. The overall winner will be awarded Best Short Film at the festival. We welcome submissions and attendances at the festival in the vibrant city of Newcastle at this great time of the year.

 

Submissions from film makers are open from Mid May. Contact at nisffest@gmail.com with any enquiries or contact us via Facebook and Twitter. 

 

https://nishortfilmfest.wordpress.com/

https://nisffest.wixsite.com/nisffest

 

Sat 1st December
PORCELAIN PRODUCTIONS

 

 

Fri 7th & Sat 8th, Fri14th, Sat 15th & Sun 16th Dec
MISTLETOE IS JUST ANOTHER NOXIOUS WEED

another Smoking Chops radio play jazz cabaret