Media Release:

New Theatre is proud to once again be partnering with the Sydney Fringe Festival to present a program of exciting and varied works produced by some of Australia’s most innovative theatre artists.

This year, we’ve curated a season of five productions ranging across drama, musical theatre and comedy, focussing on new work and gay theatre, with all five shows being seen in Sydney for the first time. New Theatre is also acting as lead producer for two of the shows.


Bathhouse: The Musical

Director Alex Robson
Musical Director Antonio Fernandez

Australian premiere. Presented by New Theatre in association with the Sydney Fringe Festival.

Billy, a wide-eyed youth, ventures into a bathhouse for the very first time. He’s looking for love, but soon realizes that the other patrons are looking for something a little more … temporary. With some guidance, Billy soon learns the ins and outs of bathhouse etiquette.

Warning: This show is a musical comedy with adult themes, explicit language, and scantily clad men!

“Gloriously camp … strikes just the right balance between steam and froth” Time Out London

Full details: http://newtheatre.org.au/bathhouse-the-musical/

YOUNG PRETENDER

By E V Crowe
Directed by Mark Nagle
Australian premiere, produced by New Theatre 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 September

The pretenderA young rebel. A brutal victory. A devastating defeat.

Aged 25, the charismatic Bonnie Prince Charlie laid claim to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland in a series of stunning military victories. By the time he was 26, his dreams lay in ruins and he was fleeing for his life.

A flawed and fanatical idealist is brought to life vividly in this unflinching look at the nature of rebellion. “A witty take on politics and power that buzzes with contemporary relevance” The Independent

Full details: http://newtheatre.org.au/young-pretender/


THE MEASURE OF A MAN

Written by Gavin Roach
Directed by Lauren Hopley
Sydney premiere, produced by Gavin Roach 13, 14, 15, 17,18 September

Measure of manHow do you measure a man?

Is it the way he walks? Is it the way he talks? Or is it the way he fucks? Does he have to be hung, uncut and thick? Or just somewhere in between?

Critically acclaimed queer artist Gavin Roach lifts the lid on his own fears and insecurities as he explores what it takes to be a gay man in this millennial age.

“Audiences can expect to laugh and be moved frequently … The play opens up important discussions as much as it opens your eyes” Australia Times

Full details: http://newtheatre.org.au/the-measure-of-a-man/


MUSICAL OF THRONES

By Daniel Cullen
Co-Directors Daniel Cullen and Bruno Dubosarsky
Co-Musical Directors Belinda Robinson and Oli Cam
World premiere, produced by Tali M-K

Musical Of Thrones16, 17, 18, 24 September

A laugh-out-loud musical parody of HBO’s hit series, Game of Thrones, cranking silliness and pastiche to the max. This is epic theatre featuring a cast of thousands (well, twenty).

Childhood trauma? Broken families? Grieving mothers-turned-grieving-widows? Classic comedy!
Full details: http://newtheatre.org.au/musical-of-thrones/


FAG BOY & THE MARRIED GUY

Written and directed by Wayne Tunks
Sydney premiere, produced by Tunks Productions 20, 21, 22, 23 24 September

FBand GMA psychological sexual thriller that asks the question: what would you do if the guy who made your school life hell hits you up on Grindr a decade later?

Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but it’s one that could make you choke.
“Long after the performance was over, I found myself still thinking about the scenarios and

themes explored in the play” SameSame
Full details: http://newtheatre.org.au/fag-boy-the-married-guy/