Sunshine Coast Arts February 1 2014


SCD Arts Saturday February 1 2014


Xanthe Coward




Book theatre tickets early – if you snooze you lose!


Last year people missed out on tickets to local productions because they left booking too late. Queenslanders are notorious for leaving their bookings until the last minute so it should be no surprise to people when they miss out on seeing some top live theatre in their local area. To look at the bigger picture, producers and presenters need to see some good numbers early or they might be forced into considering cancelling a production. By booking tickets as soon as a season is announced you can secure the best available seats and get your calendar sorted to ensure there are no clashes and no friends offended when you’ve missed their show. With the option to book online now there’s really no excuse.


Sunshine Coast Season Launch Soiree


It’s not too late to get tickets for next week’s Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance Season Launch Soiree. Join member groups over drinks and canapés, as they present a sneak peak at what’s happening on stages across the Coast in 2014. A cash bar will be available. Limited capacity. February 8 at Noosa Arts Theatre from 6pm. Bookings noosaartstheatre.org.au or call 5449 9343


Hamlet. Psyched.


USC Theatre presents Hamlet. Psyched, directed by Discipline Leader of Drama at USC, Jo Loth, and featuring the second year Drama students, for three nights only in February. This original psychological thriller, based on Shakespeare’s classic tale of adolescent angst and betrayal, combines classical text and contemporary material to explore Hamlet’s mental state. Wednesday February 26 at 5pm, Thursday February 27 at 5pm & 8pm and Friday 28 February at 5pm at Chancellor College Theatre (P Block). Bookings online payments.usc.edu.au




The Making of The Great Lover


Love is very often a comedy and local playwright, Jo Denver, has penned this original comedy, The Making of The Great Lover, about a gorgeous young Italian who rises to fame in the sensual titular role in the famous film written by the wife of an aristocratic English pig breeder. Directed by Jo Denver and Michelle Connelly, this is a deliciously decadent tale of exotic desire, opening at The Lind in time for Valentine’s Day. Bookings online lindlane.com.au or call 5441 1814




Minefields and Miniskirts

Adapted by Terence O’Connell from Siobhan McHugh’s book, Minefields & Miniskirts is a collection of stories and memories from the women who were affected by the Vietnam War. Nearly a thousand Australian women played a part in the war and the lives of all these women were changed forever by Vietnam. For many of them it was the most vital and alive they had ever felt. The play features many iconic songs of the period written by female singer/songwriters including Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Carole King and Buffy St. Marie. Minefields and Miniskirts delves deeply into the pain of war but don’t be afraid to laugh at its comical moments. No bomb ever killed the Australian sense of humour. These are the voices of those who were actually there: ordinary women revealing how they survived a war and discovered what they believed in. Fascinating, stirring stuff. Directed by Jenni McCaul and featuring Sharon Grimley, Tania Nash, Jannine Ritchie, Kitten Styler and Julia Verburgt. Strictly limited season March 14 – 22. Bookings online noosaartstheatre.org.au or call 5449 9343




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