CLASSIC TREAT AT CAFE
Tyalgum is the place to be this winter for a hearty serving of the Bard’s immortal comedy masterpiece Much Ado About Nothing
This column comes to you from the fabulous Adelaide Cabaret Festival, held annually to present the best cabaret performers from Australia and overseas. Running for three weekends, it draws enthusiastic audiences from around the country. Artistic directors are Eddie Perfect and Ali McGregor. Hop down the coast a bit to Tyalgum for their annual winter Shakespeare offering. Flutterbies Cafe is presenting Much Ado About Nothing. The comedy classic will be the third annual immersive Shakespeare production to be presented at Flutterbies Cafe by local theatre troupe Shepherd’s Purse Theatre Company. The annual event is known for it’s interactive performance, which sees actors take the audience to different areas of the cafe and beyond. Many love to come dressed in medieval or Shakespearean costumes. The Saturday night (July 1) is now sold out, so for people who’d like to see the production they’ll be holding an extra performance on June 29. The show will be at 6.30pm. Tickets are $75 and include banquetstyle dinner and a goblet of mulled wine on arrival. Local boy Tim Carroll (a graduate of the Music Theatre course at Brisbane’s Conservatorium) has recently started a production company based in Brisbane with Sophie Stephens. It’s called Passion Productions, and their first show is CONfused – an evening of gender bent cabaret. CONfused is a tribute of sorts to Miscast and Broadway Backwards. It’s a fun-filled night of gender swap cabaret featuring a stellar cast of some of Brisbane’s most talented performers. All proceeds go directly to two charities: Headspace and The Actors’ & Entertainers’ Benevolent Fund QLD. Tickets available at QTIX. Tweed Theatre’s production of Australia Day has so far been In rehearsal on the Gold Coast now are GCLT’s 70 Girls 70 (opens July 1), Ballina Players’ Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Spotlight’s Nine to Five, Tweed Theatre’s Australia Day and Javeenbah’s Billy Liar. Playing now is The Odd Couple at Mates, Birkhall School of Arts until June 17. See you in a crowded foyer real soon!
Shakespeare’s comedy classic Much Ado About Nothing is headed to Tyalgum’s Flutterbies Cafe.