Bondi Feast

Theatre, Drama
Eurowision 2019 Bondi Feast
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Nina Oyama Needs a Lift Bondi Feast 2019
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Time Out says

Head to the beach this winter, to immerse yourself in a feast of indie theatre, comedy and cabaret

Proving that the beach isn’t just for summer, the seventh Bondi Feast festival kicks off on July 9.

Over two weeks, Bondi Pavilion and surrounds will be transformed into a carnival playground, with more than 40 shows from the best home-grown performers, as well as an old-fashioned parlour tent and festival gardens. Directed by Sydney theatre dynamos Rachel Chant and Phil Spencer, Bondi Feast has one of the most eclectic programs on the Sydney arts calendar, with theatre, comedy, contemporary circus and burlesque. Here are some of our highlights.

Chasing Smoke (Jul 9-13)
Australia's only contemporary Indigenous circus company present this award-winning show looks at 65,000 years of history and poses questions about identity, complete with acrobatics and tricks aplenty.

Guru Dudu's Silent Disco Walking Tours (Jul 12-21)
Don your headphones and hear classic dancefloor hits merged with hilarious commentary as you take a walking tour around Bondi.

Laser Kiwi (Jul 16-20)
This sketch comedy and circus troupe from New Zealand have been a hit at some of the world's biggest fringe festivals.

Ovariacting (Jul 12-13)
Melbourne cabaret performer Jamie Boiskin takes a no-holds-barred look at menstruation in this frequently funny and forthright show.

Cool Pool Party (Jul 16-18)
Antoinette Barboutis had one of the hits of last year's Bondi Festival with the weird and wonderful “håmlet”- a new australian play, and is returning with a new coming-of-age comedy.

Eurowision (Jul 19)
This theatrical tribute to your favourite international song contest has played years at Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival and is finally making its Sydney debut with a one-night-only performance.

Nina Oyama Needs a Lift (Jul 16-17)
The rising star of Australian comedy (you might know her from ABC's Utopia or Tonightly) is bringing her debut stand-up set to Sydney, musing on the 13 driving offences she racked up over just five years.

Poopie Tum Tums (Jul 18-20)
Melbourne's cult sketch comedy stars are bringing their latest show to Sydney. Check out Time Out Melbourne's review of their Melbourne International Comedy Festival season.

The full program of Bondi Feast events can be found at bondifeast.com.au.

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