T: (02) 4929 4969 Dean Winter

 

Tues 18th July 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

 

A weekly drop in drawing room session

Live models, Projections and a convivial artmosphere

Bring your own drawing materials

No booking necessary

 

Fri 21st & Sat 22nd July 8pm  $15

INTENTIONS

online tickets available HERE

 

 

An original work by Simone Smith & Matthew Heys

Who are we really trying to be when we’re aiming to woo or win another person’s affection? The primping and the preening and the peacocking and pretending. What are our intentions really?

We all have our different masks- the one we show out in the public sphere and in our social lives, or that carefully curated image we’re trying to portray in order to impress another. The body armour we wear and the war paint we slap on to get us ready for battle, when all we really want is genuine connection. The Real You and the Real Me- just as we are.

Intentions is a new collaborative theatre work created by Matthew Heys and Simone Smith devised by a collective of performers and theatremakers exploring these ideas.

Come as you are

 

 

 

Mon 24th July 7.30pm

NEWCASTLE GERMAN KINO SOCIETY
(German Language Film Group)

 Head full of honey / Honig im Kopf

Drama/comedy directed by Til Schweiger starring Pasquale Aleardi,
Marco Boriero, and Alexa Brunner (Germany 2014, 139 min)
Tilda takes her beloved grandfather on one last adventure before he
is put in an old people's home due to Alzheimer's disease
(www.google.de).
Trailer: https://youtu.be/epqyV8uPato

Tues 25th July 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

 

A weekly drop in drawing room session

Live models, Projections and a convivial artmosphere

Bring your own drawing materials

No booking necessary

Tues 1st August 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

 

A weekly drop in drawing room session

Live models, Projections and a convivial artmosphere

Bring your own drawing materials

No booking necessary

 

 

Fri 4th and Sat 5th August 8pm $15

HOTEL COOLGARDIE

 

 Walk into any bar across outback Australia and there’s a good chance your beer will be poured by a young female backpacker on a working holiday visa. And so it is at the only pub in the remote mining town of Coolgardie, where the arrival of a new pair of foreign barmaids every few months is a welcome change of scenery. As its irreverent tough-as-nails proprietor, Coffey, will tell you, he’s supplied the town with literally hundreds of barmaids over the past eighteen years. For some of his motley mix of customers - conditioned by the coarseness and isolation of life out here, the “changeover” of the barmaids is a chance to converse with a new face from another walk of life – a splash of femininity to break the monotony of their otherwise hyper-masculine lives. For others, “fresh meat” behind the bar is an opportunity “to tag it - to put their names to it first”. Fresh off the plane (having recently been robbed of their travel savings in Bali) and attracted by the idea of an authentic outback experience, Finnish travel buddies Lina and Steph are the latest foreigners en route to a dot on the map three hundred and fifty miles inland from Perth. At first taken by the warmth of the inhabitants, it isn’t long before they find themselves victims of its strange culture of insularism, alienation and impunity. Harangued by a scathing new boss, and subject to relentless mockery, insults and come-ons from booze-addled patrons, they struggle to find a foothold in a world that is as claustrophobic as it is isolated.

In limbo - somewhere between being desired and disdained, Lina and Steph’s only hope is to try to connect with the people around them. Forced to navigate relationships fraught with drunkenness, misguided sexual advances, and the simmering inner conflicts of would-be companions, their working holiday becomes a test of endurance, which ends with an unexpected turn that will etch “Hotel Coolgardie” in their minds forever.

With its unblinking fly-on-the-wall approach and raw low-fi aesthetic, Hotel Coolgardie is a simmering, unsettling journey deep into an outback Australia you certainly won’t see on the travel shows.

 

 

Wed 23rd to Sat 26th August 8pm $25
TRIPLE BILL OF COMEDIES

 

 Just because everyone needs a good laugh once in a while.

Joining the Club by David Tristram starring Timothy Blundell and Stacey Sullivan tells the story of a successful career woman, Jenny, who becomes unexpectedly expectant. This is the night she plans to reveal the results of her home pregnancy test to her husband, Tom.

But he has some startling news of his own.

Master of Puppets by Jeffrey Harr and starring Jan Hunt, Oliver MacFadyen and Annie Wilson explores just how personal a school guidance counsellor can get with her students.

With the aid of puppets, Mrs Slattimore attempts to get Joanie and Chuck to open up about their relationship before they head off to college.

Last Panto in Little Grimley by also David Tristram, starring Michael Blaxland, Jan Hunt, Stacey Sullivan and Timothy Blundel is the hilarious sequel to the tremendously popular Last Tango in Little Grimley and features the same characters as the original. Gordon, Joyce, Margaret and Bernard have gathered together again to produce a panto. However, Gordon has once more written a script with a difference. A sex panto!

Come along and enjoy the fun as our wonderful cast bring to you these three light-hearted comedies.

Dean Winter’s Royal Exchange, Bolton Street Newcastle, will be hosting Black Sheep Theatre’s performances on August 23, 25 and 26. All tickets are $25 available from trybooking.com.

 

Mon 28th August 7.30pm

NEWCASTLE GERMAN KINO SOCIETY
(German Language Film Group)

Beloved Sisters / Die geliebten Schwestern

Romantic Drama directed by Dominik Graf starring Hannah Herzsprung,
Florian Stetter, Henriette Confurius (Germany 2014, 138 min)
Aristocratic sisters Charlotte and Caroline both fall in love with the
controversial young writer and hothead Friedrich Schiller. Defying the
conventions of their time, the sisters decide to share their love with
Schiller. What begins playfully, almost as a game among the three of
them, soon turns serious as it leads to the end of a pact
(www.imdb.com).
Trailer: https://youtu.be/ak3bE4-sxMY

Mon 25th September 7.30pm

NEWCASTLE GERMAN KINO SOCIETY
(German Language Film Group)

If not us, who? / Wer wenn nicht wir

Biographical drama directed by Andres Veiel, starring Augusts Diehl,
Lena Lauzemis, Alexander Fehling (Germany, 2011, 124 mins)
Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin begin
a passionate love in provincial West Germany. By the late 60s,
Gudrun joins rebellious Andreas Baader's pro-violence cause and
Bernward risks his sanity by using psychedelic drugs in his struggles
to finally write the novel committed to changing the world... Based on
the emotional true story of an explosive era (www.imdb.com).
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Vq7OF26HPCU

Thurs 28th Sept to Sun 1st Oct

TiNA

 

 

Mon 23rd October 7.30pm

NEWCASTLE GERMAN KINO SOCIETY
(German Language Film Group)

 About a girl

Comedy/drama directed by Mark Mohnheim starring Jasna Fritzi
Bauer, Heike Makatsch, Aurel Manhthei (Germany, 2014, 104 mins)
Charleen, 15, quick-witted and sassy, is Kurt Cobain's biggest fan and
wonders why 'growing up' has to be so complicated. One day, feeling
especially melodramatic and rebellious, she decides to pull the plug
on her life. Luckily, she fails - and discovers what fun life and love can
really be! (www.imdb.com).
Trailer: https://youtu.be/GeyY5JWlupY

Wed 25th to Sun 29th Oct 9pm
THE FIX
Knock & Run Theatre

 

How do you justify the unjustifiable? To convince yourself that a decision, so extreme, so final, makes perfect sense? Do the solutions - the fixes - we devise in our darkest moments have to make sense to anyone but you? The Fix poses these very question, as two complete strangers find themselves trapped together on the rooftop of a high-rise.

 

The Fix is a gritty black comedy/drama that highlights issues that are both confronting and heart-breaking as each man grapples with their own inner demons, family conflicts and ghosts from the past that have determined the directions they have each taken in life. It soon becomes clear that, while they are very different people, their stories are not so different.

 

 

Sat 4th Nov
APOSTLES TOUR
Peter Paul & Andrew 

 

Thurs 9th to Sun 12th & Wed 15th to Sun 19th Nov
COCK

Stooged Theatre is thrilled to be making their debut at the Royal Exchange, staging the winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement, Cock by Mike Bartlett.

"Exhilarating! Robust and rollicking. Mike Bartlett's dialogue crackles and pops..." —The New Yorker

"★★★★ When it’s funny it’s hilarious, and when it moves you, it’s a theatrical gut-punch." — Herald Sun

John needs a break from his needy boyfriend, he needs to find himself and he needs to be single.

John then meets the girl of his dreams.

Torn between the two, John flip flops between male and female, straight and gay, whatever he is. Full of guilt and indecision, John feels the pressure as, the truth be told, he doesn't know what he needs. And his boyfriend and new girlfriend need him to decide.

Wowing audiences in London, New York, Melbourne and Sydney, Mike Bartlett's Cock is a wild exploration of sexuality and ambivalence, and as lovers battle for their claim, we learn this is the ultimate cockfight.

Cock is directed by Mathew Lee (The Pillowman, Equus) and is assisted by Charlotte De Wit (Lord of the Flies).

 

Tues 21st November 6.30pm $20
DRAWING ROOM

 

 

A weekly drop in drawing room session

Live models, Projections and a convivial artmosphere

Bring your own drawing materials

No booking necessary

 

 

Wed 22nd to Sat 25th Nov
LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE

The Lowbrow Outfit presents, Martin McDonagh's chaotic black comedy,

"The Lieutenant of Inishmore"
Who knocked 'Mad Padraic's' cat over on a lonely road on the island of inishmore and was it an accident? He'll want to know when he gets back from a stint of torture and chip-shop bombing in Northern Ireland; he loves his cat more than life itself.
"McDonagh's play is hugely enjoyable black satire on the mindset that has led to cycles of violence and generations of misery in Ireland...this is a terrific play about a serious subject that's touched with a monty pythonesque insanity." - Guardian
Black cats, bicycles, madmen, nipples and toenails (or the lack of), bombs in chip shops, mum trampling, drug dealing, lonely roads, blind cows, dismembered terrorists, what more do you want?

 

 

 

 

 

Mon 27th November 7.30pm

NEWCASTLE GERMAN KINO SOCIETY
(German Language Film Group)

Hanussen: Hitler’s Astrologer

Historical drama directed by István Szabó starring Klaus Maria
Brandauer, and Erland Josephson (Germany 1988, 140 min)
After the World War I, Schneider, a man with strong powers of
empathy and of clairvoyance, changes his name to Eric Jan
Hanussen and goes to Berlin, as a hypnotist and clairvoyant
performing in halls and theatres. He always speaks the truth, which
brings him to the attention of powerful Nazis. He predicts their rise
(good propaganda for them) and their violence (not so good). He's in
pain and at risk. What is Hanussen's future? (www.imdb.com).
Trailer:https://youtu.be/UVHf2hnwZSA?list=PLdB5chBh7VTg6IcU5JvQLZrNbknJEKHoE