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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | May 10, 2018

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Upcoming in The Anywhere Festival: Private Lives

Upcoming in The Anywhere Festival: Private Lives
Connor Foley

The time is upon us again. The annual Anywhere Theatre Festival returns this year from the 10th of May until the 27th. Through Brisbane, Noosa and the Sunshine coast we will see hundreds of theatre performances. These will range from comedy and drama, to magic and cabaret.  Our expectations of theatre will be inverted with performances occurring in unconventional and inspiring locations, from Museums to street corners.

Among these innovative and exciting performances is Private Lives. Based on the 1930’s Noel Coward classic, this acerbic comedy of manners will be performed in two of Brisbane’s finest heritage buildings – Newstead House and the Commissariat Store Museum.

Private Lives begins with two pairs of newlyweds just on their honeymoons. Elyot and Amanda, former spouses after a tempestuous marriage, encounter each other with their new partners for the first time in five years. What ensues is a cacophony of wicked comedy. With a plot as carefully constructed as it is gleefully flirtatious. This will be Strong Lodger productions first theatrical foray, and with Elleia Russel making her directorial debut, this show promises to surprise, amuse and inspire audiences.

Elleia Russell directs this adaptation of Private Lives

The Details

What: The play Private Lives will be performed as part of the Anywhere Theatre Festival

When: Opening night in the Commissariat Store Museum on Saturday May 12th is sold out. But  tickets still remain for May 18th, 19th and 26th.

How Much: Tickets will be $25

More Info: For more ticket information click here

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