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The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - SHOWS -

The Zoo Story, Drill Hall Theatre, Mul­lumbimby: Af­ter a suc­cess­ful sea­son on the Gold Coast, the award-win­ning Dream Run Theatre Com­pany presents a sea­son of this thought-pro­vok­ing play about a seem­ingly in­nocu­ous en­counter be­tween two strangers in Cen­tral Park, New York. (Re­port, Page 30.) Plays to­mor­row at 7.30pm, Satur­day at 2pm and Sun­day at 5pm. Tick­ets $15 adults and $10 con­ces­sions from Mul­lumbimby Book­shop. Up Pom­peii, Mur­willum­bah Civic Cen­tre Au­di­to­rium: Stage ver­sion of the BBC TV com­edy se­ries is set in an­cient Rome and fea­tures slap­stick and loads of sex jokes. Plays Fri­days and Satur­days at 7.30pm un­til June 8 with 2pm mati­nees on Sun­day and June 9. Tick­ets $15. Visit mur­willum­bahthe­atre­com­pany.com for de­tails. Our Man in Ha­vana, Javeen­bah Theatre, Nerang: This satir­i­cal com­edy fol­lows the story of a vac­uum-cleaner sales­man liv­ing in Cuba who joins the Se­cret Ser­vice to get out of debt. Stars four char­ac­ters play­ing 32 parts. Plays Thurs­days to Satur­days at 8pm un­til June 8. Tick­ets $25. Call 5596 0300 or visit javeen­bah.org.au to book. Es­cape From the Breakup For­est, The Arts Cen­tre Gold Coast, Bun­dall: Last days! Heart­break comes to town with in­die theatre pro­duc­tion Es­cape From the Breakup For­est, a com­edy about get­ting over a love af­fair with the help of a hand pup­pet spirit guide. (Re­port, Page 7.) Plays The Space tonight un­til Satur­day at 7.30pm. Tick­ets $15-$27. Visit thearts­cen­tregc.com.au to book. Reefer Mad­ness, Beenleigh’s Pav­il­ion Theatre: Phoenix En­sem­ble’s pro­pa­ganda mu­si­cal par­ody takes its au­di­ence on a wild trip of drugs and de­bauch­ery. In­spired by a 1936 ed­u­ca­tional film, the show is packed with adult hu­mour, drug use and out­ra­geous songs. Di­rected by Mor­gan Gar­rity. Stars Pat Dick­son, Scott John­son, Greta Brins­ley, Andy Mac­Far­lane, Karen Oliver, Jodie Lee Scott and Frog John­son. Plays Fri­days and Satur­days at 7.30pm un­til June 15. Tick­ets $24-$26. Visit phoenix­ensem­ble.com.au to book. The Drowsy Chap­er­one, Spot­light Theatre, Benowa: A par­ody of Amer­i­can mu­si­cal com­edy set in the 1920s and di­rected by Clem Halpin. Stars Char­lotte Win­ter, Alex Downey, Ali­son McKen­zie, Peter Maden, San­dra Har­rhy, David McNeven, Donn Tan­tengco, Jim Price, Sarah Haynes, Jay Ahrens and Lisa Stan­ley. Plays Thurs­days to Satur­days at 7.30pm un­til June 8 with a 2pm mati­nee on Sun­day. Tick­ets $18-$35. Visit spot­lightthe­atre.com.au or call 5539 4255 to book. Trans­fu­sion, Drac­ula’s, Broadbeach: The famed cabaret restau­rant’s vam­pire va­ri­ety romp melds acer­bic com­edy, bur­lesque and cir­cus. Stars Richard Ma­cio­nis and Big Brother’s Charne. Last days! New show opens soon. Din­ner/show Tues­days to Satur­days. Ar­rivals from 6.30pm. Spirit of the Horse, Aus­tralian Out­back Spec­tac­u­lar, Ox­en­ford: A din­ner and show spec­ta­cle with a cast of larger-than-life char­ac­ters, in­cred­i­ble stunts, spe­cial ef­fects, live mu­sic in the Aussie Bar and a three-course meal. Plays Tues­days to Satur­days, with mati­nees on the last Sun­day of each month. Doors open 6.15pm. Tick­ets from $79.99.

What’s On, Page 30-31

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