2008 Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival


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LIVE THEATRE IN FULL BLOOM!

That is the way organisers describe the annual Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival coming up in Buderim next month.

Now in its 28th year, the word has spread throughout Queensland with over 30 budding entries from Rockhampton, Ipswich, Brisbane, Strathpine and Caboolture taking on our local theatre groups.   The Festival welcomes guest adjudicator Rebecca Frith to the event this year. Rebecca is probably best known for her role in the Cannes Film Festival, Camera D'or winning, LOVE SERENADE for which she won the New York Beaux Arts Society, Da Vinci Award for Best Actress in a Debut Performance.  She has also graced our television screens over the years, having appeared in MDA, Secret Bridesmaids Business, Water Rats and A Country Practice, to name a few.

The Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival offers an opportunity for writers, directors and actors to perform new plays, which are often a platform for cutting edge theatre.

The festival commences Thursday night at 8pm and continues all weekend, with sessions on Friday night, all day Saturday and all day again on Sunday at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr Main and Gloucester Roads, Buderim.

Ticket costs: 
Weekend Pass - $30;  Session Pass - $12;  Family Pass - $20;  Child Session  - $5

A detailed program with session times is online, at the FESTIVAL page at www.livetheatre.com.au, or phone 5449 9972 during office hours.

Downloadable: "2008 Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival" Programme

Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival…. bloomin' marvelous! just like a short film festival, only live!

What:  The Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival
When:  Thurs 21, Fri 22, Sat 23, Sun 24 August, 2008
Where: Buderim, Sunshine Coast


Coast News Giveaway!
Congratulations to Christopher of Flaxton who was the lucky 'Coast News' member to have his name pulled out of the hat to see the wonderful talent on offer this weekend at the 2008 Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival. The Festival does not finish until Sunday, so if you have not got your tickets yet to one of the sessions, you really should, the performances are worth it!



Festival bursts with entertainment this month!

The annual Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival opens on August 21 for what has become a renowned weekend of short, sharp entertainment…. just like a Short Film Festival…. Only live!

There are 32 plays on offer over the 4 days of the festival, with entrants coming from all over South East Queensland to compete at this hotly contested event now in its 28th year.

The Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival is a platform for writers and directors to test new works and develop scripts. The hit comedy Job's Right was first performed at the festival several years ago. So popular it turned out to be, that playwright Brett Klease turned it into a full length play, and took it all over the state!

Catch the new play The Eulogy by John Cundhill, fresh from winning the Audience Choice award at the Noosa Arts Theatre National One-Act Playwriting Competition.  This moving play will be one of 4 plays on offer in Friday night's session.

The Festival welcomes guest adjudicator Rebecca Frith to the event this year. Rebecca is probably best known for her role in the Cannes Film Festival, Camera D'or winning, LOVE SERENADE for which she won the New York Beaux Arts Society, Da Vinci Award for Best Actress in a Debut Performance. 

She has also graced our television screens over the years, having appeared in MDA, Secret Bridesmaids Business, Water Rats and A Country Practice, to name a few.

The festival commences Thursday August 21 at 8pm and continues all weekend, with sessions on Friday night, all day Saturday and all day again on Sunday at the Buderim War Memorial Hall, Cnr Main and Gloucester Roads, Buderim.

Ticket costs: 
Weekend Festival Pass - $30 (Entry to all 32 plays!); 
Session Pass  - $12;  Family Session Pass - $20;  Child Session Pass  - $5

A detailed program with session times is available online, at the FESTIVAL page at www.livetheatre.com.au, or phone 5449 9972 during office hours.

Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival…. bloomin' marvelous! just like a short film festival, only live!

Proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Regional Council

The Sunshine Coast Theatre Festival
Thurs 21, Fri 22, Sat 23, Sun 24 August, 2008
Buderim War Memorial Hall, Sunshine Coast

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