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Old 505 Theatre- 505, 342 Elizabeth St Surry Hills
“Everything indie theatre should be.” Lloyd Bradford Syke - Curtain Call
“…search out this gem of a hidden theatre.” Frank Hatherley - Stage Whispers
"...the Sydney version of Berlin's Tacheler" SMH
Presented by G.bod Theatre and Mardi Gras Festival
Dates 25 February- 15 March 2015
Times Wed-Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm
A one-woman show inspired by the 1962 autobiography "The Lonely Life" by Hollywood icon Bette Davis.
Retracing the remarkable steps of a true motion picture legend, from her early days as a fledgling stage actress via an unrivalled glittering Hollywood career that also saw her battling the Brothers warner in an unprecedented attempt to gain independence as an artist. Presented as part of Mardi Gras Festival 2015.
"The Queen has no hour for love. Time passes, and events crowd upon her. Into her shell, an empty, glistening husk, she must give up all that a woman holds dear."
With Jeanette Cronin as Queen Bette
Directed by Peter Mountford
A Taste of Indie Sydney
Sydney Fringe Festival Winners and Favourites at SPECTRUM NOW
Dates and times 20th March 8-10pm, 21st March 5-7pm and 8-10pm
Overwhelmed with choice?
Want a snapshot of the best of indie Sydney?
In celebration of the inaugural Spectrum Now the Sydney Fringe Festival is remounting 6 award winning 2014 productions and festival favourites.
With five genres in two of Sydney’s premiere independent spaces we’ve covered the spectrum of what’s now.
2014 Award Winners Triple Bill
Heaven Metal (dance)
Brianna Kell is an independent artist and choreographer based in Sydney.
Heaven Metal is Brianna’s first solo work. Taking multiple influences from her performance career the work is a collision of body thought. Brianna Kell graduated from the esteemed Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne in 2010. Upon graduating, Brianna was awarded the Orloff Family Trust Award for Most Outstanding Talent. In 2011 Brianna began working professionally with Tasdance and has since toured across regional Victoria, NSW, and Tasmania. Whilst with Tasdance Brianna has worked with choreographers Anton, Francis Rings, Larissa McGowan, Anna Smith, Marnie Palomares, Byron Perry and performed in remounted work by seminal choreographer Tanja Liedtke.
Brianna performed in Sydney for the DirtyFeet/Chronology Arts’ production ‘Vitality’ at the Seymour Centre 2013.
Brianna has worked in Accessible Arts as a workshop director with Shopfront Theatre's 'Sensory Games', ‘Bodylines’, DirtyFeet’s ‘The Right Foot Project’ and with Sarah-Vine Vassalo for artists with and without disability.Brianna and collaborator Alexandra Andrews won ‘Most Outstanding Choreography’ for their work ‘Salt’ at the Sydney Short Sweet Dance festival 2014. Brianna co choreographed ‘Alter’ Tasdance’s 2014 Education season. Brianna has worked with Raewyn Hill, Gaivin Webber, and Huang Yi for Tasdance and DanceNorth dynamic program 'Threefold'.
Him (physical theatre)
"He called it a mole. I called it a beauty spot because every time I saw it I would remember all the happy memories we had. But now, its just a mole."
How do you remember the one you love (or used to love)? Do you think of their smile? Do you think of the way they made you feel? Are you at your happiest with them?
HIM is a butoh/live art production that reflects on nostalgia for a previous relationship. The piece recreates him: how you loved him, how you hated him and how you remember him — moles, scars, freckles and all.
Combining aesthetic influences of visual artist Matthew Barney with modern ‘splatter’ artwork, playing with immersion and interactivity and blurring the lines between personal and universal, HIM arouses the wildest feelings of joy, lust and fear to the one that you love (or used to love) by dancing the memories of each mark on their skin
Hamlet [Working Title] (theatre)
Hamlet. Smaller than a village and larger than a driveway. It contains less than 200 people and is usually connected to five soliloquies full of sound and fury mentioning nothing. Everyone dies in the end (spoiler alert), luckily this is a one man show. Hamlet does all the things your mum wouldn’t let you do, and he’s smarter than you at doing them. Come along for a night to blow off the rules and plot our revenge.
Presented by the Old 505 Theatre Co
Dates 8th-26th April
Times Wednesday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 7pm
Tickets $22 preview, $33 full and $22 concession
A shopping list disguised as a love note. The camera records. The dog eaters are knocking at the door. No one wants to be watched and yet....
In the very near future, a trio of perfectly ordinary misfits navigate a few days, safe in the knowledge that the front is far from here, their front door is closed,
there is an answer for everything and they want for nothing. Basically. But when the changes begin and the world shifts, the same old questions suddenly have
wildly different answers. Following on from a work in progress showing in 2014, Old 505 Theatre Co complete their latest theatrical invention.
Using classic and contemporary sources and a desire to explore big ideas in small spaces resulting in a work that is physical, smart and engaging.
Created and performed by: Gareth Boylan, Michael Cullen, Kerri Glasscock and Michael Pigott