Sydney Fringe at the New Theatre

Jane AustenNew Theatre has curated a top selection of productions, from Sydney and beyond, to create a vibrant and eclectic program for this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival.

They will be presenting some of the most exciting theatre on offer: from one-person shows, to cabaret, story-telling and dance, to the world premiere of a new Australian play.

Jane Austen is Dead
What do you do when your ideal man is Mr Darcy and the only man at the pub seems to be Mr Wickham? … or even worse, Mr Collins? Written and performed by Mel Dodge, directed by Patrick Davies.
21 September 9.00pm, 23 September 8.00pm

Dan Paul Newman, Olympic swimmer turned television presenter, is trapped in a world of inane lifestyle and entertainment programs, shameless self-promotion and tragic Sydney parties. By Michael Gottsche, directed by Louise Fischer – World Premiere!
20 September 7.00pm, 21 & 22 September 5.00pm, 23 September 6pm

Told By Night
A family gathers to tell stories they already know, to mourn and celebrate around a fire, a table, a grave. In the tradition of Skazka (Russian folktales), an ensemble of actors share the story of a ruined house. Directed by Jonathan Dunk, with Travis Ash, Zerrin Craig Adams, Finn Davis, Jonathan Dunn and Caitlin West.
20 & 22 September 9.00pm, 24 & 25 September 6.00pm, 28 September 7.00pm

Inside Out
Four young performers with Down Syndrome collaborate with dancers without a disability to perform an integrated, contemporary dance piece.  The development of the work through to performance is being filmed as part of a feature-length documentary on disability and the creative arts. Devised by Sydney Contemporary Dance, facilitated by Kirsty Fromholtz.
21 September 7.00pm, 22 September 3.00pm

The Hardest Part of Love
This semi-autobiographical musical cabaret about family, Judaism, experimentation and letting go is a dynamic, emotional and often hilarious take on the journey to adulthood. Written and performed by Aaron Robuck.
24 & 25 September 8.00pm, 28 September 9.00pm

Inspiration Porn
Three performers from diverse backgrounds, who have faced the challenge of disability, share their experiences about demolishing barriers, reaching their potential and achieving success. WARNING: there is no nudity or sexual acts, just inspirational acts!
26 & 27 September 7.00pm, 28 September 5.00pm

Fully Committed
This sharp and funny one-act play follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number one restaurant. One actor performs over 40 characters! By Becky Mode, directed by Alexander Butt, performed by Nick Curnow.
26 & 27 September 9.00pm, 28 September 3.00pm

Sydney Fringe at the New Theatre
542 King street, Newtown
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