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New Theatre's Sydney Fringe Festival program


New Theatre is again working with the Sydney Fringe Festival to present a program of works produced by some of Australia’s most innovative theatre makers.

This will be a season of seven productions ranging across drama, musical theatre, comedy and dance, and featuring the Australian premieres of works from UK, Africa and local writers. New Theatre is also acting as lead producer for two of the shows.

Here’s what’s in store at New Theatre for the Sydney Fringe Festival during September:

Under Milk Wood By Dylan Thomas

Produced by Tiny Horse Theatre 14, 16, 19, 20 September

Welcome to the bustling Welsh fishing village of Lllareggub and the day-to-day life and dreams of the charming, eccentric inhabitants. Based on Dylan Thomas’ 1954 radio play, this new theatrical interpretation with original music features a small ensemble cast playing more than 60 characters. Full details: http://bit.ly/1K9PLBq

Shakespeare Tonight by Paul Wilson and Tim Ferguson

Produced by Shakespeare Tonight 15, 17, 18, 19 September

Imagining that Shakespeare is living and writing today: Hamlet has opened to mixed reviews and Bill is making his first ever TV appearance, pitted against his great rival Frank Bacon in a tonight show slug-fest. Which of these literary heavyweights will reign supreme? Full details: http://bit.ly/1hul2Eg

Jamestown Directed and choreographed by Patrick ‘Lucky’ Lartey

Produced by Jamestown Collective Australian premiere 17, 18, 20 September

Inspired by the sights and sounds of Ghana, West Africa, this production takes everyday objects and incorporates them into an explosive performance of percussion, acrobatics and dance, involving the audience on a sensory journey of co-creation interacting with the performers as it happens. Full details: http://bit.ly/1PCNaAa

Dr McCarb’s Independent Surgical Hospital On The Hill

Book by Michael Heming, music & lyrics by Maria Alfonsine

Produced by Ostribian Theatre Australian premiere 16, 19, 20, 25 September

Dr McCarb’s institution is well known for its success with even the most difficult of medical cases. But when the Department of Health performs an inspection, will the unconventional methods allow the hospital to keep its license? A new Horror/Comedy musical. Full details: http://bit.ly/1JupJKA

A Sandwich Short of a Picnic Written and directed by Robert Boddington and Anthony Sandler

Produced by Robert Boddington and Jetpack Theatre Collective Australian premiere 21 & 26 September

A tale of love, mischief and misunderstandings, in the fine tradition of British farce, that has absolutely nothing to do with A Midsummer Night’s Dream despite the presence of lovelorn youths and a country setting. Full details: http://bit.ly/1PCNDCE

Britannia Waves the Rules by Gareth Farr

Produced by New Theatre Australian premiere 22, 23, 24, 26 September

Carl’s a misfit. The army seems like his ticket to freedom. But the army takes him to Afghanistan. And when he comes home it is not as a war hero but as a changed man. This award-winning British play is an arresting, angry look at conflict and its effect on soldiers returning to a world they no longer know how to cope with and a society that does not know how to cope with them. Full details: http://bit.ly/1TWXLMn

Slut by Patricia Cornelius

Produced by New Theatre Sydney premiere 22, 23, 24, 25 September

Only girls get called sluts. And sometimes girls try to own it. But in the end they’ll be worn down by it, no matter how much a girl thinks her life’s her own and she can do whatever she wants. Winner of the 2009 Awgie Young Audience Award and Richard Wherrett Award, this is a tough and honest depiction of the cruel culture of victim-blaming and slut-shaming. Full details: http://bit.ly/1K9PYEU

Bookings newtheatre.org.au or sydneyfringe.com


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