T: (02) 4929 4969 Dean Winter

 

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

JOBREADY 

$25 / 20

 Online tickets available HERE

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…

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

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
Produced and performed by Big Muscles Sad Heart Theatre:
Sabrina D’Angelo
Caitlin Doyle-Markwick
Sarah Easterman
Matte Rochford

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

 

 Sat 5th May 8pm $30

SALLEH & STRAZZ

online tickets available HERE

Experience Afro Brazilian jazz moods to die for – with two of this country’s outstanding musicians, Anna Salleh (vocals and guitar) & Guy Strazz (guitars). Anna woos audiences with her vocal artistry and natural feel, while Guy’s guitar sings with dazzling virtuosity and deep expression. With classics such as Berimbau and Chega de Saudade, virtuosic instrumentals and lovingly crafted original material such as the APRA-awarded Mandela, this is a fast-emerging and synergetic duo not to be missed. Guy is an award-winning guitarist, composer and recording artist, who is well known for his albums and collaborations with artists as diverse as Slava Grigoryan, Ashok Roy, and Vince Jones. Anna performs both nationally and internationally has achieved great acclaim for her show ‘Gorgeous Songs from Brazil & Beyond’, which has featured some of Australia’s best jazz and world musicians. www.sallehandstrazz.com

 

 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.

 

 

Mon 28th May 7.30pm
NGKS

 

 Saturday 2nd June 8pm

GOTHIQUE

online tickets available HERE

 

"Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!" Bram Stoker.

A Dark Burlesk Cabaret Show featuring dance, burlesque, sideshow, bellydance and more by local and guest performers including:

THE CHEVRON SHOWGIRLS (QLD)

ARTEMIS SEVEN (ACT)

PORCELAIN (BLUE MTNS)

VERONICA VAN DOOM (SYD)

EBONY STRANGE (UPPER HUNTER)

BERLIN VON BLACK (NEWCASTLE)

VIVIENNE ROSE (NEWCASTLE)

DANI (NEWCASTLE)

and a haunting beautiful performance by THE PORCELAIN DOLLS.

This show is strictly 18 and over only. The show is performed within a feminist framework and any inappropriate behaviour towards performers will result in immediate venue ejection.

Doors open 7pm. The darkness begins 8pm.


Thurs 7th to Sun 10th June

TRAMP STEAMER TRAMP

A Radio Play Jazz Cabaret

Featuring Dave Baker, Marcus Holdsorth, Chris Gill, Manny Serano and with Su Morley

 

Sunday 1st July 4pm $20

DRENCH and LAUNDERS

MAUREEN O’BRIEN & STEVI CANNON return for their annual comedy outing as the irrepressible DRENCH & LAUNDERS

Not to be confused with those outstanding British Comediennes Dawn French & Jennifer Saunders nor their long-running tv show French & Saunders , our local lady jesters are no amateurs when it comes to amateur theatre! The duo have been performing together in a variety of productions – written and produced by O’Brien – for the past decade.

Audiences can expect their comedy serving to be tasty with a hint of spice; zesty with a sting in the tail; often spontaneous; never bland; with subtle undertones and quirky overtones. No alcohol is used in the preparation. Mostly. The Annual Outing combines comedic sketches and songs with a splash of video. This year’s Outing includes a couple of surprise guests. [No, sorry, Dawn and Jen couldn’t make it this year!]

Stevi Cannon has been involved in theatre since her childhood and has appeared on stage and in film in countless productions and character. Most recently, Newcastle audiences would have seen her in The Wireless Chronicles [Series 1&2] and in Ladies Who Almost Lunch. When she’s not wowing audiences as an actress, she is also a serious artist, a sometimes vocalist, and teaches music.

Maureen O’Brien has been writing, directing and producing mainstream and fringe theatre for nearly 2 decades. She’s also an award winning songwriter, professional singer/musician, and recording artist with some 7 albums to her credit, an 8th in progress, and a number of singles. Don’t expect to see her working the local pubs and clubs tho’ – she’s a polished, seasoned performer and prefers a discerning, listening audience – so Concert and Dinner-show format is her medium.

Sun 22nd July

TOTALLY GOURDGEOUS

Mal Webb, Kylie & Andrew Clermont


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


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.