Apr
24
Wed
Slaughterhouse Five @ Theatre Works
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm
Slaughterhouse Five @ Theatre Works

A theatrical adaptation of one of the most loved, important novels of the 20th Century.

This all happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. The aliens, spaceships, human zoo and assassination, perhaps less so. But there really was a city called Dresden and it really was firebombed during a war that was really fought by children. And Kurt Vonnegut Jnr really did witness all that fire and death as a prisoner of war. And he wrote a book about it. And award-winning playwright Fleur Kilpatrick really has adapted it for the stage to be performed by people no older than the ones we once sent to war.

“This is a story I’ve always wanted to put on stage,” says Fleur. “It is a deeply painful and messy story – it makes war look foolish and embarrassing – but it is also very funny, full of delicious sci-fi, porn and aliens.”

Fleur is collaborating with Theatre Works and Monash Uni Student Theatre to create an intense, fast-paced, and darkly comical retelling of Kurt Vonnegut’s experience of the bombing of Dresden during WWII. Through a weird and wonderful mix of sci-fi and sex, Vonnegut tells a deeply personal survival story of a boy sent to war, who witnessed a horrific massacre. As Vonnegut said, “I don’t think human beings had ever been killed that fast”.

It will begin like this, “Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.”

It will end like this “Poo-tee-weet?”

 

Adapted and Directed By FLEUR KILPATRICK

Designed By JASON LEHANE

Produced By YVONNE VIRSIK

Assistant Director KITTY MALAM

Sound Designer JUSTIN GARDAM

Lighting Designer JOHN COLLOPY

Apr
25
Thu
Slaughterhouse Five @ Theatre Works
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm
Slaughterhouse Five @ Theatre Works

A theatrical adaptation of one of the most loved, important novels of the 20th Century.

This all happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. The aliens, spaceships, human zoo and assassination, perhaps less so. But there really was a city called Dresden and it really was firebombed during a war that was really fought by children. And Kurt Vonnegut Jnr really did witness all that fire and death as a prisoner of war. And he wrote a book about it. And award-winning playwright Fleur Kilpatrick really has adapted it for the stage to be performed by people no older than the ones we once sent to war.

“This is a story I’ve always wanted to put on stage,” says Fleur. “It is a deeply painful and messy story – it makes war look foolish and embarrassing – but it is also very funny, full of delicious sci-fi, porn and aliens.”

Fleur is collaborating with Theatre Works and Monash Uni Student Theatre to create an intense, fast-paced, and darkly comical retelling of Kurt Vonnegut’s experience of the bombing of Dresden during WWII. Through a weird and wonderful mix of sci-fi and sex, Vonnegut tells a deeply personal survival story of a boy sent to war, who witnessed a horrific massacre. As Vonnegut said, “I don’t think human beings had ever been killed that fast”.

It will begin like this, “Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.”

It will end like this “Poo-tee-weet?”

 

Adapted and Directed By FLEUR KILPATRICK

Designed By JASON LEHANE

Produced By YVONNE VIRSIK

Assistant Director KITTY MALAM

Sound Designer JUSTIN GARDAM

Lighting Designer JOHN COLLOPY

Where The Boys Are – The Connie Francis Story @ Alex Theatre
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Where The Boys Are - The Connie Francis Story @ Alex Theatre

The musical presented in a cabaret style, depicts the life of Rock’s first female superstar, Connie Francis and leads the audience into the era when Rock n’Roll ruled the world.

The presentation is live and aided with video contribution exposes the myth from the early recordings flops released through MGM to the top forty hits and the bandstand years.

The cabaret scene introduces a segment with Bobby Darin that ends in a duet and even Elvis has a cameo reference.

The International success commencing from her Italian heritage expanded into Europe, UK and the Latinos markets and her popularity travelled as far as the land of the Rising Sun.

Some chart toppers in the show are performed in Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese.

The movie years apart from her starring roles in four movies her voice was dubbed by movie stars such as Tuesday Weld and Jane Mansfield and used in Award winning theme songs.

The denouement is very Hitchcockian with an emotional tear jerking ballad performed and recorded by the pop diva to remember what happened in that memorable summer of November 1963.

Apr
26
Fri
The War On The F*#king Election 2019 @ Alex Theatre
Apr 26 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
The War On The F*#king Election 2019 @ Alex Theatre

The upcoming Federal Election will be full of suspense. Who will be the Liberal leader that week? How will Labor squander its unassailable lead? Will Antony Green’s computer crash? Will there be any National Party MPs not embroiled in sex scandals by then? What was the name of the Greens leader again?

The Chaser’s Charles Firth has teamed up with The Shovel’s James Schloeffel to bring you the most inaccurate guide to Election 2019. They are joined by Australia’s best television satirists: Mark Humphries (ABC-TV 7:30) and Freudian Nip’s Victoria Zerbst and Jenna Owen (SBS-TV The Feed).

Staged in the ‘National Tallyroom’ at the Alex Theatre in St Kilda, the show re-creates all the drama of an election night without the boring speeches. Includes:

How to be a “female” in the Liberal Party
How it all falls apart: Labor’s Plan for the first 100 days
Live Audience Quiz: Are you a member of One Nation?

Slaughterhouse Five @ Theatre Works
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm
Slaughterhouse Five @ Theatre Works

A theatrical adaptation of one of the most loved, important novels of the 20th Century.

This all happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. The aliens, spaceships, human zoo and assassination, perhaps less so. But there really was a city called Dresden and it really was firebombed during a war that was really fought by children. And Kurt Vonnegut Jnr really did witness all that fire and death as a prisoner of war. And he wrote a book about it. And award-winning playwright Fleur Kilpatrick really has adapted it for the stage to be performed by people no older than the ones we once sent to war.

“This is a story I’ve always wanted to put on stage,” says Fleur. “It is a deeply painful and messy story – it makes war look foolish and embarrassing – but it is also very funny, full of delicious sci-fi, porn and aliens.”

Fleur is collaborating with Theatre Works and Monash Uni Student Theatre to create an intense, fast-paced, and darkly comical retelling of Kurt Vonnegut’s experience of the bombing of Dresden during WWII. Through a weird and wonderful mix of sci-fi and sex, Vonnegut tells a deeply personal survival story of a boy sent to war, who witnessed a horrific massacre. As Vonnegut said, “I don’t think human beings had ever been killed that fast”.

It will begin like this, “Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.”

It will end like this “Poo-tee-weet?”

 

Adapted and Directed By FLEUR KILPATRICK

Designed By JASON LEHANE

Produced By YVONNE VIRSIK

Assistant Director KITTY MALAM

Sound Designer JUSTIN GARDAM

Lighting Designer JOHN COLLOPY

Apr
27
Sat
Khaled Khalafalla Presents Delightful @ Alex Theatre
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Khaled Khalafalla Presents Delightful @ Alex Theatre

Superstar Arab comedian Khaled Khalafalla is thrilled to bring you his best show yet, Delightful. In the past three years, Khaled’s roles in Upper Middle Bogan, Ali’s Wedding, Utopia and That’s Not My Dog have earned him critical acclaim and legions of new fans and now Australia’s most charismatic comedian is back to light up stages across Australia with his brand new live show.

Slaughterhouse Five @ Theatre Works
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
Slaughterhouse Five @ Theatre Works

A theatrical adaptation of one of the most loved, important novels of the 20th Century.

This all happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. The aliens, spaceships, human zoo and assassination, perhaps less so. But there really was a city called Dresden and it really was firebombed during a war that was really fought by children. And Kurt Vonnegut Jnr really did witness all that fire and death as a prisoner of war. And he wrote a book about it. And award-winning playwright Fleur Kilpatrick really has adapted it for the stage to be performed by people no older than the ones we once sent to war.

“This is a story I’ve always wanted to put on stage,” says Fleur. “It is a deeply painful and messy story – it makes war look foolish and embarrassing – but it is also very funny, full of delicious sci-fi, porn and aliens.”

Fleur is collaborating with Theatre Works and Monash Uni Student Theatre to create an intense, fast-paced, and darkly comical retelling of Kurt Vonnegut’s experience of the bombing of Dresden during WWII. Through a weird and wonderful mix of sci-fi and sex, Vonnegut tells a deeply personal survival story of a boy sent to war, who witnessed a horrific massacre. As Vonnegut said, “I don’t think human beings had ever been killed that fast”.

It will begin like this, “Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.”

It will end like this “Poo-tee-weet?”

 

Adapted and Directed By FLEUR KILPATRICK

Designed By JASON LEHANE

Produced By YVONNE VIRSIK

Assistant Director KITTY MALAM

Sound Designer JUSTIN GARDAM

Lighting Designer JOHN COLLOPY

Apr
28
Sun
Slaughterhouse Five @ Theatre Works
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm
Slaughterhouse Five @ Theatre Works

A theatrical adaptation of one of the most loved, important novels of the 20th Century.

This all happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. The aliens, spaceships, human zoo and assassination, perhaps less so. But there really was a city called Dresden and it really was firebombed during a war that was really fought by children. And Kurt Vonnegut Jnr really did witness all that fire and death as a prisoner of war. And he wrote a book about it. And award-winning playwright Fleur Kilpatrick really has adapted it for the stage to be performed by people no older than the ones we once sent to war.

“This is a story I’ve always wanted to put on stage,” says Fleur. “It is a deeply painful and messy story – it makes war look foolish and embarrassing – but it is also very funny, full of delicious sci-fi, porn and aliens.”

Fleur is collaborating with Theatre Works and Monash Uni Student Theatre to create an intense, fast-paced, and darkly comical retelling of Kurt Vonnegut’s experience of the bombing of Dresden during WWII. Through a weird and wonderful mix of sci-fi and sex, Vonnegut tells a deeply personal survival story of a boy sent to war, who witnessed a horrific massacre. As Vonnegut said, “I don’t think human beings had ever been killed that fast”.

It will begin like this, “Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.”

It will end like this “Poo-tee-weet?”

 

Adapted and Directed By FLEUR KILPATRICK

Designed By JASON LEHANE

Produced By YVONNE VIRSIK

Assistant Director KITTY MALAM

Sound Designer JUSTIN GARDAM

Lighting Designer JOHN COLLOPY

Apr
29
Mon
Shakespeare – The Complete Works @ Alex Theatre
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Shakespeare - The Complete Works @ Alex Theatre | Saint Kilda | Victoria | Australia

On the last Monday of every month, February through November every year until July of 2022, every single one of the 40 plays attributed to William Shakespeare will be read in full at the Alex Theatres STK, in chronological order through his entire career, from The Two Gentlemen of Verona to The Two Noble Kinsmen. Ever-reliable warhorses such as Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream will sit alongside rarely seen works like King John and Henry VIII, with his several collaborations with other writers, including Edward III and Sir Thomas More, will also be read. Cue scripts will be used for many of the readings, and where possible, all music will be performed live.

“I will tell you the beginning, and if it please your ladyships, you may see the end, for the best is yet to do” As You Like It, 2/5

The remaining 2019 readings will boast some of Shakespeare’s earliest blockbusters successes, including Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The project has been conceived and will be coordinated, by actor and director David Meadows, a veteran of dozens of independent Shakespeare productions around Australia and internationally. David is a WAAPA graduate with several Hamlets, Iagos, and Petruccio’s to his name, as well as a Shylock, a Macbeth, and a Mercutio, and directing credits as far afield as Mexico. He is a former Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe in London and is to date the only actor in the world to have mounted an online recital of the complete sonnets, which remains a free resource on YouTube.

“Like my sonnet project on YouTube, I want to provide everyone who is passionate about Shakespeare’s contribution to theatre, and literature, and humanity, frankly, with the opportunity to have experienced at least one performance of every single one of the 40 plays that bear his name, and since fully staged productions are often not financially feasible in this day and age, giving full readings of them all seems to me to be an elegant way to split the difference.” David Meadows, 2018

The adventure continues on Monday 24 September with The Taming of the Shrew, Henry VI Part One on Monday 29 October, and Henry VI Part Two on Monday 26 November; after a two-month break over the festive season, the New Year will see the Wars of the Roses come to an end, with Henry VI Part Three on February 25 and Richard III on Monday 25 March 2019.

The 2019 readings will boast some of Shakespeare’s earliest blockbusters successes.

The 2018 readings will be:
August 27 – The Two Gentlemen of Verona
September 24 – The Taming of the Shrew
October 29 – Henry VI Part One
November 26 – Henry VI Part Two

And then picking up the Wars of the Roses cycle again in 2019 with:
February 25 – Henry VI Part Three
March 25 – Richard III

DIRECTED BY: presented in association with Vass Productions, the international Actors Ensemble and Circle in the Sand.

Come and enjoy a free evening listening to the works of Shakespeare.

Apr
30
Tue
Slaughterhouse Five @ Theatre Works
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm
Slaughterhouse Five @ Theatre Works

A theatrical adaptation of one of the most loved, important novels of the 20th Century.

This all happened, more or less. The war parts, anyway, are pretty much true. The aliens, spaceships, human zoo and assassination, perhaps less so. But there really was a city called Dresden and it really was firebombed during a war that was really fought by children. And Kurt Vonnegut Jnr really did witness all that fire and death as a prisoner of war. And he wrote a book about it. And award-winning playwright Fleur Kilpatrick really has adapted it for the stage to be performed by people no older than the ones we once sent to war.

“This is a story I’ve always wanted to put on stage,” says Fleur. “It is a deeply painful and messy story – it makes war look foolish and embarrassing – but it is also very funny, full of delicious sci-fi, porn and aliens.”

Fleur is collaborating with Theatre Works and Monash Uni Student Theatre to create an intense, fast-paced, and darkly comical retelling of Kurt Vonnegut’s experience of the bombing of Dresden during WWII. Through a weird and wonderful mix of sci-fi and sex, Vonnegut tells a deeply personal survival story of a boy sent to war, who witnessed a horrific massacre. As Vonnegut said, “I don’t think human beings had ever been killed that fast”.

It will begin like this, “Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.”

It will end like this “Poo-tee-weet?”

 

Adapted and Directed By FLEUR KILPATRICK

Designed By JASON LEHANE

Produced By YVONNE VIRSIK

Assistant Director KITTY MALAM

Sound Designer JUSTIN GARDAM

Lighting Designer JOHN COLLOPY