Don’s calendar, August-September 2016

A shorter list of items this time, winter has taken its toll on the Vintage Reds calendar crew…

13 to 24 September, at the Playhouse, 8 p.m. and Saturday matinees, 2 p.m.
From the Sydney Theatre Co., The Wharf Revue. Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe & Phllip Scott. “Money can’t buy this sort of therapy.” “Laugh till the tears roll down your face.” “…sharp, incisive satire and deliriously cheap gags”
Ticket information & booking:

Wednesday 14 September 6 p.m., National Library conference room. Free. Bookings 6262 1424
Suzanne Falkiner will talk about her book Mick: a lfe of Randolph Stow.
Randolph Stow won the Miles Franklin award in 1958 but later retreated from the world of writing.

Thursday 15 September, 6 p.m., National Library Theatre. SORRY, BOOKED OUT.
David Marr will give the Seymour Biography Lecture 2016, “Here I Stand”. Where should a biographer stand? Should they be part of the story or invisible?

Saturday 24 September, Llewellyn Hall, 7.30 p.m. Tickets $25/$15
Canberra Youth Orchestra‘s ICONS 2016 concert. Borodin, dances from Prince Igor; & Sibelius‘s Symphony no.2 (“My second symphony is a confession of the soul”).

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September, 1 p.m. at the Dendy cinema,
National Theatre Live’s War Horse, filmed on stage from London’s West End. Based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel, War Horse takes audiences on a journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France. Filled with stirring music and songs, a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing lifesized puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Co.


Fri. 14 to Sat. 22 October, at the Playhouse. (Thurs. to Sat.7.30 p.m. Sunday 4 p.m. Tues. & Wed. 6.30 p.m. Also Sat. 22nd, 2 p.m. matinee.)
Bell Shakespeare’s Othello. From the website: “Please Note – This production contains strong adult themes.”
(And you can also catch the New York Metropolitan Opera’s performance on film of Verdi’s Otello, at the Dendy cinema, 14th and 15th November at 1 p.m., and 19th November at 10 a.m.)

Sunday 30 October, 2 p.m., National Library Theatre. $30/$20 includes afternoon tea. Bookings 6262 1698 or
Di Morrissey Reflects: the Harold White Lecture 2016. Morrissey has worked as a journalist, writer, community newspaper publisher and environmental activist.