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World Premiere of the The Hypochondriac

Monica Sayers
Monica Sayers

In this world premiere, Hilary Bell adapts Molière’s classic satire The Hypochondriac for contemporary Australian audiences. Opening at Darlinghurst Theatre on June 14, this exciting new production features BMEG’s Monica Sayers.

THE HYPOCHONDRIAC

Argan is a needy and controlling patriarch of a household of women, and his hypochondria is the perfect means to keep them at his beck and call. But when his self-obsession extends to selling off his daughter in return for on-tap medical attention, his housekeeper Toinette decides it’s time to fight back.

The Hypochondriac critiques a society of overdiagnosis and over-prescription that has us clamouring for short-cut fixes and pharmaceuticals.

The Hypochondriac is a hilarious farce for our times where all’s well that ends well and a little bit of sense triumphs over the unreasonable.

Running time is 2 hours plus interval.

Click here for more information and to secure your tickets.

 

Merlynn Tong in whimsical love story, The Mathematics of Longing

Merlynn Tong
Merlynn Tong

La Boite, in association with The Farm and The Uncertainty Principle present a world premiere of The Mathematics of Longing. The show will run from June 2 to 23 and features BMEG’s Merlynn Tong.

 

THE MATHEMATICS OF LONGING

A life-affirming adventure of the sublime.

The Mathematics of Longing is a love story of whimsical delight and earnest gravity; a new work by internationally renowned Australian playwright Suzie Miller, with trailblazing Gold Coast based dance-theatre company, The Farm.

Show duration is 2 hours.

Click here for more information and to secure your tickets.

 

BMEG’s Tammy Weller in hilarious Harry Potter-inspired PUFFS

Tammy Weller in PUFFS.
Tammy Weller in PUFFS.

In association with Tilted Windmills Theatricals, the record breaking smash off-Broadway hit PUFFS, is coming to Melbourne. Presented by Life Like Touring, the show opens May 26 at The Alex Theatre, St Kilda and features BMEG’s own Tammy Weller.

PUFFS

“‘Hufflepuffs’ finally get their moment in HILARIOUS Potter play, ‘PUFFS’!!” declares Mashable. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

The play gives you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three new heroes just trying to make it through magic school.

Running time is 1 hour and 30 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

Click here for more information and to secure your tickets.

Ruby’s Wish Begins Tour

Adriano Capelletta
Adriano Cappelletta

Ruby’s Wish, a heart-warming, imagination filled show for ages 6 and up opens this month across Australia. Presented by MAKEbeLIVE Productions and Cubbyhouse Co, the show features BMEG’s Adriano Cappelletta as a co-writer and performer.

The production opens at the Melbourne Arts Centre, with shows from May 7th to May 13th, and then moves to the Sydney Opera House from May 14th to May 20th, then to the Parramatta Riverside Theatre from May 23rd to May 26th, finishing up at the Awesome Arts Festival Perth from October 1st to October 12th.

RUBY’S WISH

Ruby is seven and three quarters.  She is everything a little girl should be: brazen, hopeful and bright-eyed. But unlike other little girls, Ruby is sick and spends most of her time in hospital.

Through an unlikely friendship with a tongue tied clown doctor called Dr Audi-Yo!, Ruby’s hospital room is transformed into a wonderland of mop monsters and bed caves, where anything can happen and wishes really do come true!

Ruby’s Wish combines beautiful puppets, sensational clowning, original music and a magical beat boxing costume into a heart-warming, visual spectacular that will enchant children and parents alike.

 

Running time 1 hour with no interval.

Click here for more information and to book your tickets for Melbourne, Sydney, Parramatta, or Perth.

 

 

 

Wheel of Fortune Opening June

Elise Greig
Elise Greig

 

Wheel of Fortune, presented by Metro Arts and TAM Presents opens next month at Metro Arts. The show, inspired by the sexual misadventures of Brisbane’s very own residents, stars BMEG’s Elise Greig, Ron Kelly, and Jacqui Story.  The production will run from June 1st to June 9th, with a post-show artist talk on June 6th.

WHEEL OF FORTUNTE

A revolving door of sexual encounters in the heat of a Brisbane Summer.

                                                    We live our lives by chance, desire and fortune.

Ron Kelly
Ron Kelly

Wheel of Fortune is a real and scandalous documentation that is part play and part film. Weirdly erotic, the ugly, the obscene, the beautiful, the strange and the sometimes disturbing lustful adventures of Brisbanians are presented on stage.

A Transsexual allures an American Marine, who captivates an Au Pair, who is seduced by a School Boy who then charms his School Teacher, who is married to a Lawyer that is secretly tantalising a Socialite, who happens by chance to titillate a Portrait Photographer who once had a love affair with a Stage Actress who ravishes a Politician and who in turn enchants the attention of the Transsexual

From the Producer of Sex with Strangers and True West, this production is brings together Queensland’s finest actors in collaboration with Optic Archive – Brisbane’s newest screen production collective.

 Jacqui Story
Jacqui Story

Click here for more information and to secure your tickets.

 

Twelfth Night Now Playing At QPAC

Kevin Spink
Kevin Spink

Twelfth Night, the hilarious Shakespearean comedy is playing now at the Playhouse, QPAC. Presented by Queensland Theatre in association with the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the production features BMEG’s Kevin Spink as Sebastian, and runs from April 25th to May 19th.

THE TWELFTH NIGHT

A shipwreck sets in motion a wild and whimsical tale of mistaken identities, separated twins, rebellious servants, unrequited love and a pair of ridiculous yellow stockings. After the twelfth night, the land of Illyria will never be the same. 

 Washed ashore and separated from her twin brother, the plucky Viola must learn to survive alone in an exotic foreign country. Disguising herself as a man, she quickly becomes entangled in a web of amorous pursuits gone awry. As Cupid’s arrows send dukes and countesses running in disastrous directions, a wacky entourage of servants and drunken freeloaders watch on in amusement.

 

Running time approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

Click here to secure your tickets now.

Katie Beckett Prepares for Which Way Home Tour

Katie Beckett
Katie Beckett

WHICH WAY HOME, presented by ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, is touring nationally from May 25th 2018 to August 18th 2018. Written by and starring BMEG’s Katie Beckett, the production tells a story about what it means to be Indigenous in Australia today, drawing on Katie’s own memories from her childhood.

WHICH WAY HOME:

A road trip comedy 80,000 years in the making

Tash and her Dad are going on a road trip. Home to country, where the sky is higher and the world goes on forever.

It’s a long way from the wide streets and big old houses of Tash’s childhood. Two Black faces in a very white suburb. Dad still thinks he’s the king of cool, but he’s an old fella now. It’s time for Tash to take him home.

Which Way Home
Which Way Home

(60 minutes no interval)

WHICH WAY HOME is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Originally developed with the support of the City of Darebin, The Besen Family Foundation, the Australian Government Indigenous Languages & Arts Program & Playwriting Australia.

The tour will begin in VIC from May 25th to June 7th, then travel to WA from June 29th to July 6th, moving on to the ACT on July 18th, then to NSW from July 19th to July 24th, finishing up the tour in QLD from August 8th to August 18th.

Tickets are on sale now. Click here to secure yours.

Cody Ross, Cast in Award Winning Play, YOU GOT OLDER

Cody ROSS
Cody ROSS

BMEG’s Cody Ross is in the award winning play, YOU GOT OLDER, By Clare Barron and Directed by Claudia Barrie. The show will be coming to KXT Theatre in July and Cody plays the role of Mac.

YOU GOT OLDER
Mae returns home to help take care of Dad and — maybe (a little) — herself. You Got Older is a tender and darkly comic new play about family, illness, and cowboys — and how to remain standing when everything you know comes crashing down around you.

“★★★★★ Critics’ Pick! Clare Barron’s extraordinary ‘You Got Older’ moved me as few new plays have. Like a great short story, it succeeds through details that…coalesce with a force all the stronger for their subtlety…there are moments in this play I know I won’t forget.” – Time Out- New York

“This terrific new play by Clare Barron…offers a hilarious and painfully affecting blend of oddball dialogue, beautifully observed family dynamics, and a preoccupation with the weird ways of the body… Barron’s special genius lies in the deep dividends she derives from small talk.” – The New Yorker

“[Barron’s] play… blends off-beat, sometimes raunchy comedy into a slowly fused drama…” – The New York Times

CREATIVE TEAM
DIRECTED BY: Claudia Barrie
PRODUCED BY: Mad March Hare
SET DESIGN: Isabel Hudson
LIGHTING DESIGN: Benjamin Brockman
SOUND DESIGN: Benjamin Pierpoint
CAST INCLUDES: Steve Rodgers, Harriet Gordon-Anderson, Alex Beauman, Ainslie McGlynn, Gareth Rickards, Cody Ross

Early Bird Tickets now available!
For more information: http://www.kingsxtheatre.com/you-got-older

The Mistress Of The Forest, wins “Best Film” at Sydney’s Short+Sweet Film Festival.

The Mistress Of The Forest is a film that follows fledgling comic artist Neil as he adventures to overcome his creative block and pull off an impossible deadline, to do this he must enter the world of his leading character: the mysterious Mistress of the Forest. Eleanor Stankiewicz plays the alluring Mayra the Mistress of the Forest as well co-producing the film alongside Emma Playfair. The Mistress Of The Forest was named “Best Film” at the Short+Sweet Film Festival in Sydney therefore earning a screening at the international final held at the famed Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood in August.

 

Official Facebook Announcement:

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