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April 2014



Each year we present short seasons by emerging companies alongside the development of new experimental works by experienced artists. This 'season within a season' features four shows:


Dining (Uns)-Table

Presented by Cloé Fournier


Dates: 3-6 April 2014

Times: 8pm Wed-Sat, 7pm Sun

Tickets: $28/$18 Bookings

Doors: open 1/2 hour prior to performance start time


Performer & Choreographer Cloé Fournier

Composer & Media Artist Imogen Cranna


In her first major solo work, Dining (Uns)-Table, Cloé Fournier investigates failed familial relationships and the psychological effects they have on the individual long after. Dining (Uns)-Table, is inspired by Cloé Fournier’s previous short solo work, Erase, acclaimed by both reviews and audiences.



Presented by Eclective Productions


Dates: 16-20 April 2014

Times: 8pm Wed-Sat, 7pm Sun

Tickets: $28/$18 Bookings

Doors: open 1/2 hour prior to performance start time


Director Rachel Chant

Sound Designer Joseph Dutillis

With David Jackson, Lucy Heffernan


Machine is a one-hour devised work about twenty-something Christine, her guardian angel, and his plan to make it all okay. Set within the four glass walls of a shower cell the piece is intimate, interdisciplinary and aesthetic-driven; employing light, sound and projections.


Macbeth: 9 Scenes Rehearsed


Dates: 24-27 April 2014

Times: 8pm Wed-Sat, 7pm Sun

Tickets: $28/$18 Bookings

Doors: open 1/2 hour prior to performance start time


Director Shy Magsalin

With Dave Buckley, Erica J Brennan, Fiona Green, Gideon Payten-Griffiths, Kate Cooper, Grant Moxom


Macbeth is an experiment born from the desire to explore how the highly rigorous and disciplined Suzuki Method of actor training can also be used by performers as the cornerstone of rehearsal and creating performance. While the Suzuki Method is well-known for its ability to develop an actor’s physical strength and awareness, this production’s interest lies in how the training’s basic principles – focusing on stillness, energy, breath and centre of gravity – can be applied to the task of storytelling.


May 2014

A Hunger Suite

By Clockfire Theatre Co



Dates: 7-25 May 2014

Times: 8pm Wed-Sat, 7pm Sun

Tickets: $28/$18 Bookings

Doors: open 1/2 hour prior to performance start time


Performed & created by Emily Ayoub & Mine Cerci

Directed by Russell Cheek

Music by Ben Pierpoint


The first development of A Hunger Suite featured in our FreshWorks 2012 season and now returns as part of our 2014 main season after a second development earlier this year in Istanbul.


Inspired by the short story, A Hunger Artist, A Hunger Suite invites you into the Kafkaesque world of the struggling artist. Hypnotic and myopic, A Hunger Suite continues Clockfire’s exploration of ensemble-created, visual and physical theatre in this exciting international collaboration with Turkish artist, Mine Cerci.


Clockfire Theatre Company is a new award-winning, ensemble-based theatre company, which produces original and visually dynamic theatre. The company is led by Artistic Director Emily Ayoub, Associate Director Kate Worsley, Associate Artist Gareth Rickards and International Associate Artist Mine Cerci.


June 2014


By Jon Fosse

Presented By Perosophia



Dates: 4-22 June 2014

Times: 8pm Wed-Sat, 7pm Sun

Tickets: $28/$18 Bookings

Doors: open 1/2 hour prior to performance start time


Written by Jon Fosse

Director Stephen Colyer

Sound Designer Nate Edmonson

With Susie Lindeman, Simon Corfield


When two strangers meet, a moment of discord becomes a moment of destiny. Who chooses who, and who loses what? Any chance encounter makes you take a chance. Can fate fuck with your future, or do we do that anyway?


A post post-modern encounter written by one of the world’s most performed playwrights, Jon Fosse. This intense two-hander is an abstract theatre-poem paring back human experience to its very essence ... and presence.


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6 Nights a Week at Venue 505

Kicking off 2014 we are increasing the fun times with:

Monday nights are free entry and happy hour all night for Happy Monday Games Night. With live music and board games a plenty. It's boogie woogie with your backgammon.

Come party down for 'Old School' Tuesdays with a live funk and groove band, invited guests jamming and DJ selections of some rare grooves. And it's FREE entry!!!

Wednesdays is a great night for the very best in contemporary Jazz and World music from some seriously world class players. A feast for the senses and especially your ears.

Thursdays will feature some of the new and old faces of 'beat' music reaching into the vaults of Reggae, Afro-Beat, Funk, Jazz and more. Free entry to 505 members!

Fridays are a night to unwind for the week with a blend of some high class and fun acts that range from Swing, Gypsy, Worls, Soul, Funk and more.

Saturdays are our concert series and a perfect night to sit back and let your ears be trated to the most inspiring vocalists and instrumentalists Australia has to offer.

Love Roots, Groove, Funk and Jazz music? Tuesdays are all about it with free entry a lounge atmosphere, live funk trio and resident DJ. Check out the new cocktail menu in style and treat yourself to an early week hang. Some of Sydney’s finest muso’s will be dropping by to jam (or just prop up the bar) Cocktail hour from 6-730!

Head here to check out our up-coming gigs.


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