T: (02) 4929 4969 Dean Winter

Tues 19th July 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

Wed 20th - Sat 23rd July 8pm $20 / 15

WHO AM I (by Russell Cheek)

Tickets available online HERE

A solo performance – written and performed by Russell Cheek, directed by Stephen Abbott

One man, one remote, one screen, three suits, four nights. 
One moment in the maelstrom to define a lifetime - or face national humiliation (or as Russell puts it himself – become a National Fuckwit).

Like a good car-wax, director Stephen Abbott nourishes and protects Russell as he shares this harrowing momentum into the unknown - his attempt for the summit of all Australian quiz shows:

If you do want to find out ‘Who You Are’……  being under this level of pressure, with so much at stake, this is not a bad place to start looking…

There is a dynamic common to us all in life, we are constantly making a trade-off between Risk and Reward. The more you ‘put-in’ the better your chances. The more you try the better you might do. But the higher your aim the more you will risk. Nothing is more certain.

If you really aspire to something, you will be prepared to take risks for it in direct proportion. But you’d better be prepared. For aspiration requires preparation. Opportunity WILL come – but with it skulks its wiry posse – filthy figures from a gutter Commedia troupe –

Apprehension,
Anxiety,
Fear-of-Failure.
“Freeze, Aspirant…..!!”   they cry, “are you SURE you want to do this…?!”

This is eclectic, theatrical storytelling – it recalls a certain period in Russell’s life, when he did something incredible, but at great risk to his emotional future. It demonstrates his cultivation of the following qualities… by the gutful:

* Patience

* ‘Sang froid’ (calm nerves)

* Centredness (may be the same thing)

* A sprawling General Knowledge

* The reflexes of a Kingfisher

Director – Stephen Abbott, THE SANDMAN, (of ‘Good News Week’ and ‘Triple J’ fame,) was there and knows the story well. Who better than he then, to discern that this ‘chink in time’ had the makings of a terrific show. Not only that, he also followed through with collaboration on, and direction of, this original piece. The great thing that Russell did, in that ‘chink in time’, was to become champion of national TV quiz show, ‘Sale of the Century’, and win the big jackpot of cash and all the prizes.
A remarkable, and life-changing experience that few experience.

And that even fewer do a show about (none…?) This already makes it interesting. So it WILL be…. if not ‘noice’, certainly - ‘different’, and ‘unusual’….

Having two of the prime movers of THE CASTANET CLUB, (Stephen and Russell,) working on it, and now a third, (Warren Coleman, as Structural Engineer,) should make it, well – even MORE interesting.

Contact, for interviews etc

Russell Cheek –
russell.cheek@gmail.com
0438 913 039

Stephen Abbott

stephenabbott5@gmail.com

0407 277 143

 

Mon 25 Jul 7.30pm
NGKS

More than Honey (Documentary, Germany 2012, 95 min)

Tues 26th July 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

 AUGUST

Tues 2nd August 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

Tues 9th Aug 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

Tues 16th Aug 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

 

Fri 19th Aug 8pm $20
THE CAFE SESSIONS by FRUSTRATED ARTISTIC MOTHERS

 online tickets available HERE

Written and performed by FAM (Frustrated Artistic Mothers), Independent Theatre Makers & Storytellers. Jenny Packham, a frustrated thespian from school days started FAM back in 2011 endeavouring to fulfil a passion to work in the performing arts. Jenny and her co-collaborator Pauline Thompson write and perform for all ages and bring something unique and original to each show. Join in the fun as they travel from Bright to Bundaberg presenting The Café Sessions, an original comedy sketch series in three parts.

Date Mate

Helen has a 75% success rate of matching mates at Date Mate. Will Olive find a man?

Fran & Mavis

The VFL (Victorian Football League) loving sisters who always sit behind the goal posts to watch their sons play for the Paisley Pigeons. Will they beat the Gratton Growlers to make the finals?

Sideshow Alley

This cabaret show has been entertaining and amazing audiences since 2014 at Avalon House, Harrietville Victoria.  Normally a cast of 8, this is a potted version of the show where you meet Sideshow Spruiker Mario Royale & Fortune Teller Baroness Marishka Schmidt, two of the intriguing characters of the sideshow. Leave your inhibitions at the door, there will be audience participation.

 (Duration  approx. 90 mins)

 

Mon 22 Aug 7.30pm
NGKS

Die Nordwand / North Face  (Historical Drama, Germany 2008, 126 min)

Tues 23rd Aug 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

Tues 30th Aug 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

 SEPTEMBER

Fri 2nd Sept

THOMSONS CD LAUNCH

 

Tues 6th Sept 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

Tues 13th Sept 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

Tues 20th Sept 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

Mon 26 Sep 7.30pm
NGKS

Die andere Heimat / Home from Home (Historical Drama, Germany 2013, 231 min)

Tues 27th Sept 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

Ann Caddeys weekly drop in drawing room session with Live models, projections and a convivial artmosphere

No booking necessary, bring your own drawing materials

Thurs 29th Sept - Mon 3rd Oct
TiNA

 

 

 OCTOBER

Mon 24 Oct 7.30pm
NGKS

Eltern / Parents (Comedy, Germany 201, 90 min)

 NOVEMBER

Fri 11th & Sat 12th Nov
DADDIO DON'T YOU DARE - Chanelling Peggy Lee

A Jazz Cabaret wth Renee Berger, Dave Baker & Marcus Holdsworth

 

Mon 28 Nov 7.30pm
NGKS

Das Weisse Band / The White Ribbon (Mystery Drama, USA 2010, 144 min) 

 

DECEMBER