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Sydney Festival 2015 program unleashed!

Written by Garrett Bithell on . Posted in ART, FEATURES, FESTIVALS, FILM, MUSIC, THEATRE

From the return of seminal French circus performer James Thierrée, a shimmering labyrinth, and dancing fat people; to a Brazilian showman, a celebration of Triple J, and a lonely man in a SpongeBob SquarePants suit in Time Square, Sydney Festival 2015 is truly kaleidoscopic in its diversity. We have pored over the program, and offer up some highlights here. CULT’s editor Garrett Bithell also chats to Festival Director Lieven Bertels.
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THE WAY THINGS WORK: LELAND KEAN’S FINAL PRODUCTION FOR ROCK SURFERS

Written by Garrett Bithell on . Posted in THEATRE

Rock Surfers Theatre Company is presenting the world premiere of new Australian play The Way Things Work by Aiden Fennessy. Directed by long-time Artistic Director Leland Kean – in his final production for Rock Surfers – the play is the winner of the inaugural Rock Surfers/CJZ Playwriting commission and will run at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre from November 5.
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SHAUN RENNIE: THIS YEAR’S LIGHT THE NIGHT WILL BE THE LAST

Written by Garrett Bithell on . Posted in MUSIC, THEATRE

Every year, a diverse and talented line-up of performers comes together for Light the Night, a benefit concert that raises money for leukaemia research and honours a brave young man by the name of Matthew Rennie. Here, his brother Shaun speaks to Garrett Bithell about this year’s concert, which will be the tenth – and last – Light the Night.
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