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Posted 3 Feb 2014 @ 11:58am
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What happens when you ask three exceptional arts centres to create a festival? You get the Festival of Live Art.

 

The festival is a three-week, arts-based festival featuring works from Theatre Works, Arts House and Footscray Community Arts Centre. Consisting of six venues spread over four suburbs, it will feature over 35 contemporary and community events. Some highlights include...

Posted 8 Oct 2013 @ 10:27am
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The Sisters Grimm (The Sovereign Wife, Little Mercy, When Lorraine Stops Falling) return with their latest production, Summertime in the Garden of Eden, at Theatre Works this November.

 

Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War in Georgia 1861, Summertime in the Garden of Eden narrates the story of a Southern belle who returns to the family plantation after a ten-year...

Posted 11 Jul 2013 @ 1:24pm
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Later this month Theatre Works will host a special fundraiser, a night of live music, art, theatre and food.

 

Hosted at Theatre Works, it will feature a production of Psycho Beach Party, a teen horror production based off film of the same name, and the collaboration of The Rabble and Daniel Schlusser Ensemble to create two riveting plays that will premiere that night. Theatre...

Posted 5 Jun 2013 @ 8:19am
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Recently we marked the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by Australia and a coalition of other nations. In recognition of this milestone, Theatre Works is presenting the Australian premiere of Judith Thompson’s Palace of the End, a trio of monologues spoken by non-fictional characters who were deeply impacted by the war and its repercussions.

 

Hannah Norris plays an...

Posted 20 Mar 2013 @ 4:44pm
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In Homer’s Odyssey, Penelope is the faithful wife of Odysseus, waiting for her husband to return as she fends off the attention of numerous suitors. In his own work, Penelope, Irish playwright Enda Walsh puts a twisted, modern spin on the story. Penelope sits in a pool house, watching a group of men parade beneath her as they compete for her affection, observing for the safe distance of a...

Posted 15 Feb 2013 @ 10:11am
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Flame Trees, the new production by acclaimed playwright Wayne Tunks, will premerie at Theatre Works this March.

 

Inspired by the respective Cold Chisel song, Flame Trees details the story of Tess, an arsonist who murdered her best friend in a bushfire she lit. After serving her sentence, Tess returns to her hometown. But things are not the way they were before.
 
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Posted 20 Sep 2012 @ 2:03pm
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Present Tense in association with Theatre Works presents the culinary musical spectacular; Margaret Fulton: Queen Of The Dessert.

 

Long before Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson, Margaret Fulton was teaching Australians how to cook. From crispy potatoes with capsicum to her legendary pavlova, Margaret Fulton: Queen Of The Dessert will be a culinary food experience...

Posted 13 Sep 2012 @ 7:30am
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“So this is a community centre.” I’m in the same studio space I was in last October, playing table tennis and drinking wine, my thumb on a hand held buzzer that I was to press every time anyone either talked about anything personal or heavy, or made an inappropriate comment. “This is no longer [tapping the tennis table] over there, it’s over here.”

 

Nicola Gunn is a dazzling...

Posted 1 Aug 2012 @ 12:12pm
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You know when you watched The Shire for the first time, and you desperately wanted to come face to face with the production team and just ask them “Why?” Well, A Fistful of Scripts is the perfect avenue for just that. Only The Shire has nothing to do with it. 

 

Thrilled at the response to Lounge Theatre, Wise Words Media are pleased to announce that next month with see the...

Posted 25 Jul 2012 @ 6:52am
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“Games are just agreed sets of temporary behaviour out of which sequences of individual choices and lived experience emerge and become stories of tragic loss and heroic triumph,” says Robert Reid, co-founder of Pop Up Playground. Together with Theatre Works, Pop Up Playground is staging a “social, reactive and immersive” new production this coming weekend – one that harnesses the power of...

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