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Armed with a calendar bursting at the seams, you’ll be hard-
pressed checking out all the fun and world-class action on offer
this summer. BY KATHERINE QUINN
Tales of the Inevitable
Kate and Dave meet at a Tupperware
party and somehow wind up engaged.
Prison officer Helmut Lange wrestles with
his morality as he decides whether to
reveal key evidence about a murder trial.
Themes of fate and mistake are explored
by Canberra Academy of Dramatic Arts
students in these two short plays by
Street Theatre – December 1-2
Out of Order
Fawlty Towers meets The Hollowmen in this
riotous farce, which follows the experiences
of Richard Wiley, a junior cabinet minister in
the Thatcher government. When Wiley tells a
porky to cover up his planned adultery with
a secretary, he finds that his life begins to
unravel; cue a dead body, a private detective,
a jealous husband and loads of laughs.
Canberra Repertory – November 18 to
Carl Barron: A One Ended Stick
Described as a “mime with punch
lines”, Barron’s observational humour
and exaggerated Aussie persona have
made him one of our most successful
comedians. Catch his new show, A One
Ended Stick, for an insight into everyday
life that will leave you with aching ribs
and a new perspective on everything from
insects to acid.
Canberra Theatre Centre – December
Swashbuckling pirates, mischievous
fairies and a gang of Lost Boys who
will never grow up: J.M. Barrie’s
classic children’s story is reborn in this
performance by Dare To Dance Canberra.
Will Peter defeat the evil Captain
Hook? Will Wendy ever make it home
again? Join Wendy, Peter, Tigerlily and
Tinkerbell for an exhilarating adventure
The Playhouse – December, 16
Christmas in Lazy Town
An action-packed performance filled
with singing, dancing, and fun for all
the family, Christmas in Lazy Town is the
perfect way to ring in the festive season.
Enjoy the antics of Sportacus, Stephanie
and the gang in the world premiere of this
winter wonderland Christmas spectacular.
The Playhouse – December 19
Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition
Angelina Ballerina, everyone’s favourite
mouseling, returns to the stage for her
second live ballet, as Angelina and
her friends prepare to audition for the
prestigious Camembert Academy of
Performing Arts. This quality performance
features dancers from the Royal New
Zealand Ballet, music by Tchaikovsky and
costumes from the English National Ballet.
Canberra Theatre Centre – February 1-4,
In this one-woman performance, BAFTA-
awarding-winning actress Miriam
Margoyles explores 23 of Charles Dickens’
most memorable female characters. From
the bitter spinster Miss Havisham, to the
tragically comedic Mrs Micawber and
the drunken Mrs Gamp, this colourful
performance highlights the nuances
of Dickens’ characters and Margoyles’
remarkable dramatic adaptability.
The Playhouse – February 24-25
Carl Baron’s A One Ended Stick is on at The Canberra Theatre Centre in December.
A free introduction to the treasures of the
NFSA, canvassing the archive’s diverse
collection of films, television programs,
audio tapes and photographs.
National Film and Sound Archive –
weekends from December 3
Prince of Darkness: John
A retrospective of the work of legendary
sci-fi and horror film director, John
Carpenter. The showcase includes
screenings of Carpenter’s iconic films The
Thing, Halloween and They Live, as well
as a limited season of Carpenter’s new
film, The Ward.
National Film and Sound Archive –
December. Visit nfsa.gov.au
Blink and You’ll Miss Them!
The NFSA’s traditional Blink and You’ll
Miss Them! summer season is a fantastic
opportunity for fans and film buffs to
catch all the films that Canberra missed
out on in 2011. National Film and Sound
Archive – December 2011 – February
Tropfest Short Film Festival
2012 marks the 20th birthday of the
world’s largest film festival. This year’s
signature item is the light bulb.
Commonwealth Park – February 19,
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