in September 2018 bAKEHOUSE & KXT have transformed Level 4

SEPTEMBER 2018 | NEWS

KXT VALUE ADDING

For 2 weeks in August KXT was taken over by the writers. 69 actors presented the work of 29 writers guided by 19 directors. There were houses full of appreciative audiences; cast of experienced professionals working alongside still training actors, and a heap of media. Click on the links below for more


up next for KXTEETHCUTTING...

Sunday 23 Spetember at 7.30 pm | FREE

THE BEAST by Eddie Perfect | Dir by Danny Ball
With Cecilia Morrow, Ella Prince, Alex Stylianou, Eliza Scott, Mathew Lee, Ross Walker and Ariadne Sgouros 

when the friends are faced with the pressing task of killing a young cow, a chain reaction begins that will see them confront some ugly and shocking truths.


through their hugely successful July season of Clare Barron's You got Older MAD MARCH HARE partnered with Lung Association of Australia, the Prostate Foundation and Lymphoma Australia to raise awareness and funds for their work in support and research. "we're proud to say that we raised $1,236 collectively for the Cancer foundations we partnered with over the course of the You Got Older season. Thank you to our audience for your generosity" Claudia Barrie, MMH Artistic Director

"As part of the run of You Got Older, Kings Cross Theatre and Mad March Hare Theatre Co (the producing company presenting the play), are supporting 3 pertinent charities. This is one of the ways that theatre can reach out with both hands into the world – to tell a story, and to help us take that story with us out into the world after the curtain call, and hopefully use it to help build a better place. To go along is to be part of a community of art and change" Cassie Tonuge, Time Out


KXT is in the heart of the city, in the heart of the cross. We’re on the second floor of the iconic KX hotel and across the road from the coke sign. We’ve always known this is a special spot. Throughout September we’ve joined forces with our partners at Kings Cross hotel and we’ll be sharing this special spot with Sydney fringe.

and throughout the month we're running the KX Collaborations program up on Level 4

FRINGE WITH BENEFITS

EVERYBODY LOSES

bAKEHOUSE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

++ introducing the THE GLASSHOUSE, and a little something special in at KXT 

couple of highlights...

Meet Commander Ken THE ART OF SURVIVAL Wednesday Aug 12 at 7.30 pm

JOHN HARRISON presents Medicine, Magic and Murder Wednesday Aug 23 at 7.30 pm

EARTHQUAKE MAGNIFICENT in the Glasshouse 23 + 30 September - limited tix avail

EVERYBODY LOSES by Doppelgangster 5 perfs only 18 - 22 September 8.15 pm

Click link on tiles for more details

 

 

 


 

Fringe with Benefits presents

THE LOLLIE BAG

MONDAY 10 SEPTEMBER doors open 6.00 PM

the CABARET ROOM - Level 4, Kings Cross Hotel

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Sherbert bombs, warheads, strawberries and cream, bananas… There’s a heap going on through Sydney Fringe and the Fringe Lollie Bag is here to help you pick. Come see a selection of artists present a teaser for their upcoming show.

Doors open 6pm, first perf 6.30 pm.

Come catch sets from locals and interstate artists including Lady Zee Seab Macaroney + co, The Very Good Looking Initiative, JT, Claudia Rae & Lizzy Hoo - Ferris Wheel Club - Fringe Comedy Two Girls One Show Temporary + more

Doors + bar open 6pm for a 6.30pm start

TIX $5.00 / Free for Fringe Artists

a part of the KX Collaborations program for The Sydney Fringe curated by James Raggatt with Thomas Pidd, Joseph Raggatt + friends

The level 4 bar at KX HOTEL has been opened up exclusively for our September program. It’s a pretty place, and the bar tenders know their stuff. Come for a cocktail or a beer, and take in the chilled vibe of KX Hotel’s red velvet room.

THE ART OF SURVIVAL

Wednesday 12 September, 7:30 pm

FREE - REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL

A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT from the KXT CROSSROADS program

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Meet Commander Ken from Careflight Australia, the man who has led numerous rescue teams at major disasters,  including the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Banda Aceh and the 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

Join bAKEHOUSE Co-Artistic Director John Harrison in conversation with Ken as he relives stories from the front line of Australia's local and international disaster response.

NO STRINGS ATTACHED

Monday 24th September 7.30 pm

FREE REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL

A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT from the KXT CROSSROADS program

bAKEHOUSE Artistic Associate Rebecca Blake and Co-Artistic Director John Harrison join forces in this puppetry workshop for actors and directors. Learn the art of breathing, how to see through the puppet... and be part of bringing to life epic stage adventures including The Whale at Forty Fathoms, and The March of the Polar Bears!

Numbers strictly limited!

bAKEHOUSE & PUPPETRY: in 2014 John Harrison worked with Michael Dean, Constantine Costi and Michael Costi on an early stage development of HIS DARK MATERIALS, staged at ATYP. In partnership with ERTH, and working with Puppet Makers Aleisha Jelbert and Adrianne Lord. In 2017 Aleisha again joined forces with bAKEHOUSE to create puppets for Suzanne Millar's production of Jatinga, bringing the magical mystical world of India to life. Previously in 2011, John worked with Puppet Maker Kaye Yasugi on Alan Bennett's The Wind in the Willows

HIS DARK MATERIALS TRAILER

REBECCA BLAKE is the Artistic Associate at KXT. In March 2018 Rebecca directed the development of Rotterdam, a part of the Step Up Festival. Earlier this year she was Assistant Director on DRESDEN by Justin Fleming. In 2017 Rebecca staged subversive puppet show Blood and Bone, a sell out season at the London Vault Festival, developed while in residency at The Barbican UK, as part of the Cicada Studio Collective,   

MEDICINE, MAGIC & MURDER

Wednesday 26th September, 7:30pm

FREE - REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL

A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT from the KXT CROSSROADS program

Back by popular demand! Meet the man behind the bAKEHOUSE smash hit Visiting Hours as he delves into his doctors bag of tricks and reboots his classic lecture on the astonishing history of anaesthesia... and some very groovy drugs.

Join bAKEHOUSE Co-Artistic Director John Harrison in this highly entertaining - and just a little bit bizzaro - tour of the curiosities, quacks and charlatans who made Anaesthesia what it is today. head up to level 4, buy a drink from the bar, and settle into an ornate velvet chair and a night of extreme hilarity

Its part Drunk History... part TED talk

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JOHN HARRISON  John is Co-Artistic Director of bAKEHOUSE. Directing credits include the original Visiting Hours for bAKEHOUSE and Vivid Sydney in 2016 and the follow up extended and improved Visiting Hours in 2018; Great Expectations (ATYP Under The Wharf); and in 2014 he directed the development showing of His Dark Materials. Producing credits include Jatinga, The Laden Table and Black Jesus (KXT - Kings Cross Theatre); The Ishmael Club (Old Fitz); His Mother’s Voice (ATYP Selects); the StoryLines Festivals in 2009 and 2012; Metamorphoses (bAKEHOUSE & Apocalypse at PACT).

FREE - REGISTRATIONS ESSENTIAL

  KXT2018 launch - photo credit Clare Hawley

KXT2018 launch - photo credit Clare Hawley

 

 

KXT CROSSROADS | WHERE ART + COMMUNITY MEET

At KXT we believe in community. 

Since opening in 2015 KXT has hosted art exhibitions, panel events, music and dance, pop up parties, foyer meet ups... We've welcomed St James Choir, the Philippine Consul-General, the Zimbabwe minister for Truth and Justice, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and more. We've partnered with NOW, Cana Community, AAWC and international not for profit organisations

we're raised money and awareness for local organisations working in research and treatment for cancer; animal rescue and care; meals and assistance for local homeless; student support groups, orgs fighting human trafficking and working with the victims of trauma and war

we've invested heavily in youth with our weekly $20 for 20s program, our support for Playwave and our Step Up program. The KXTeethcutting program is an opportunity for recent grads and young artists to connect and showcase their work. 

programming at KXT has lead the way in diversity, gender equity and representation. Since 2015 Open the Door has provided free tickets for those who can't afford to attend theatre, because we believe everyone has the right to art in their life. 

in our three years we've curated and hosted three important festivals: INVISIBLE CIRCUS celebrating the work of women; STEP UP supporting the work of new artists and new companies; STORYTELLERS FESTIVAL showcasing playwrights and their work. 

new plays have had their first life at KXT. companies have been born. 

it has been a joy to partner with KX HOTEL to build  vibrant and culturally important corner in our changing community. We're in the heart of the cross, in the heart of the city. There's a lot of heart in KXT

in SEPTEMBER we continue our investment in the cultural and artistic life of Kings Cross with a series of suprise pop up events. We'll be sharing highlights and features over the coming week or two, check back for more.

first up THE GLASSHOUSE

A part of the KX Crossroads program, where art and community meet.

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KX Collaborations kicks off the Kings Cross September celebrations with MOMENTUM. Jason Winston performs music from his upcoming album. Featuring the Dollar Bin Darlings

SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

Doors open 6.30 pm | Dollar Bin Darlings 7.00 pm | Momentum 8.15 pm

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Hit up the luscious level 4 at Kings Cross Hotel for a night of cool music. Bar running from 6.30 pm so arrive early, buy a drink and settle in

With thanks to our partners KX Hotel.

KX Collaborations is a KXT initiative, curated by James Raggatt with Thomas Pidd.

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INTRODUCING

the Glasshouse  

Did you get along to Visiting Hours? And were you one of the lucky 6 people tapped on the shoulder as the night ended, for something a little bit special? If you were then you’d know about this sneaky little corner. VISITING HOURS

Its right up the top of KX Hotel, with 360 deg views of the city, and a cool Arabian Nights vibe.

KXT is kicking off a series of exclusive performances in the Glasshouse. a bAKEHOUSE initiative + a part of KXT Crossroads

FIRST UP: BAS & CO

Sunday 23 September - check back for all the info

LIMITED TICKETS

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WHO

 

SEX & STRANGERS

BY: Craig Bush, James Elazzi, David Finnigan, Emma Gibson, Phillip James Rouse, Alison Rooke, Simon Thomson

Dir: Kim Hardwick, Joanna Erskine, Lex Marinos, Dino Dimitriadis, Janine Watson 

With: Lex Marinos, Liz Alexander, John Derum, Mansoor Noor, Maggie Blinco, Janine Watson, Bardiya McKinnon, Eloise Snape, Rowan Davie, Owen Little, Danny Ball, Melissa Kahmaran, Andrew Lindquist, Antony Slater

Tuesday 14 August 7.30 pm + Friday 24 August 7.30 pm


SPOTLIGHT

The Poison Mother by Van Badham  | Dir: Anthony Skuse With: Monica Sayers, Renee Lim, John Gomez Goodway

Saturday 18 August 7.30 pm + Thursday 23 August 7.30 pm


SPOTLIGHT

The Corporeal Restructure of Eva de Nave by Emma Gibson

Dir: Sophie Kelly | With: Deborah Galanos, Ella Watson Russell, Violette Ayad, Kellie Jones, Danielle McKinnon

Thursday 16 August 7.30 pm + Saturday 25 August 3.00 pm


MOTHER TONGUE

BY: Laura Lethlean, Zoe Hogan, Lana Morgan, Seymour Nixen, Tresa Ponnor, Emma Wright, Rebecca Clarke

Dir: Tessa Leong, Jess Davis, Tresa Ponnor, Rebecca Clarke, Seymour Nixen, Lana Morgan  

With: Louise Mignone; Aanisa Vylet, Laura Djanegara, Suz Mawer, Jessica Paterson, Melssa Hume, Jess-Belle Keogh, Kirsty Keogh, Michelle Ny, Tresa Ponnor, Rebecca Clarke, Yana Taylor

FRIDAY 17 AUGUST 7.30pm


SPOTLIGHT

Kangaroo by Miranda GottDir: Bec Rusell | With: Sandra Eldridge, Laurence Coy, Eleni Casimatis

Saturday 18 August 3.00 pm + Wednesday 22 August 7.30 pm


KXTEETHCUTTING

BY: Joseph Brown, Amanda Leigh Doueihi, Ben Schumann, Didem Caia, Angus Cameron, Violette Ayad, James Raggatt

Dir: Kim Hardwick With: Mabel Li, Linda Nicholls-Gidley, Chloe Schwank, Lucia May, Violette Ayad, Ariadne Sgouros, Alex Beauman, Toby Blome, Ross Walker, Philip D'Ambrosio


NEW WORLDS

BY: Iam Bahkt, Colette F. Keen, Ned Manning, Jordan Shea, Amber Spooner

Dir: Claudia Barrie, Dino Dimitriadis, Tim McGarry

Cast includes: Tim McGarry, Aanisa Vylet, Paul Reichstein, Jenevieve Chang more to be announced

TUESDAY 21 AUGUST 7.30 PM