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

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY - KATE PETERS

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.

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