Saturday, December 27, 2008

Tim Woods and Spiritworks present

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
all 37 plays in 97 minutes

Get set for a rollicking roller coaster ride of comedy!

Three madcap men in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies. Hamlet is performed forwards, backwards and sideways, Titus Andronicus serves tasty treats and Othello does the rap. Hold on to your seats and be taken on a frenzied romp through all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in just 97 minutes!

This is an incomparable assault on the Bard that will leave you weak with the exertion of helpless laughter.

Quite simply the freshest and best comedy ever, masterfully performed by three highly skilled actors, combining Shakespearean prowess, brilliant improvisation and slapstick comedy.

No performance is ever the same, it’s great entertainment for the whole family – Shakespeare fan or not, The Complete Works has something for everyone - an unforgettable night out!

Friday, December 26, 2008


Autumn Winter 2008

Cedar Hill Navy Shirt - $149
Central Park Charcoal Knit - $179
Copenhagen Denim Jean - $149

*The SABA Sale offers up to 30% off selected merchandise for a limited time only. Offer available at SABA freestanding and David Jones stores, but excludes SABA clearance stores.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Le Couvent des Minimes

Scented Candle
A Provençal garden at dawn

This candle captures the vibrant scent of Verbena mingled with a touch of lemon, mint and orange, transforming your home into a Provençal garden at dawn.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

I've Loved You So Long

French Connection

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sydney Theatre Company and Medina Apartment Hotels present

by Nina Raine

It’s Bella’s birthday. Next year she'll be thirty (God forbid). Her father’s dying in hospital. Her ex-boyfriend is a psychological bully. None of her closest friends really know each other, but she's decided to herd them all down to her local for a party. Things are going badly enough, until an old flame joins the fray...

Pulled from pillar to post by thoughts and memories of her dying father and the torture of her vacuous twenty-something life, Rabbit explores the emotional minefield of becoming an adult. Over the course of the alcohol-fuelled evening the characters are peeled back in a torrent of acid one-liners.

Rabbit, the ferociously funny first play by Nina Raine, was produced in London in 2007 to rave reviews and was awarded the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play and the London Critics’ Circle Award.

Monday, December 15, 2008

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Sydney Theatre Company and UBS present

The Pig Iron People
By John Doyle

In the tradition of Patrick White's suburban satires, John Doyle, one of our great contemporary commentators, has written his first play.

Set on a quiet suburban street with not quite enough parking for the residents, The Pig Iron People examines two generations and the way the politics of their time (and the politics of their carparking) have shaped them.

Nick, a young man wanting to reinvent himself and find his voice as a writer, moves in to Liberal Street. It is 1996, the day of John Howard's first election victory. Looking for solitude, he ends up falling in love with April, a young actress, and striking up a bumpy but finally genuine relationship with his nosy, cantankerous old neighbours.

These are the Pig Iron People of the title, the generation who grew up under Menzies. Without realising it, he and April will be growing up under Honest John. Relaxed and comfortable? Great, but every day? All the time? And when you are not...?

Characterised by Doyle's tangential humour which brilliantly illuminates the hearts of his characters, The Pig Iron People is a timely satire infused with profound tolerance for the foibles of humanity.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Opera Australia and Commonwealth Bank present

My Fair Lady
Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Lowe

For Henry Higgins, professor of linguistics and confirmed misogynist, transforming a streeturchin into a lady is a trivial task, done to honour a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering. Until, of course, he meets the proud little cockney, Eliza Doolittle, and finds that his raw material might not be so easy to mould. Lerner and Loewe’s exuberant adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion was always destined to be a smash hit.

The irascible Henry Higgins, the irresistible Eliza Doolittle, and the glorious succession of show-stopping numbers from ‘I Could Have Danced All Night ’ to ‘Get Me to the Church On Time’ propelled this classic story into Broadway history.

Now My Fair Lady comes to Australia in a new production from the team that created The Pirates of Penzance.

Expect extravagant sets, outstanding performances, a virtuosic chorus and a veritable fashion parade of costumes.

In his musical theatre debut, acclaimed British film actor Richard E. Grant stars as Henry Higgins with one of Opera Australia’s brightest young talents, Taryn Fiebig, as Eliza. Nancye Hayes, who danced in the original Australian production at the start of her illustrious music theatre career, now joins the cast as the acerbic Mrs Higgins. This has all the ingredients for a ‘luvverly’ night in the theatre!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Company B presents

The Importance of Being Earnest
A Ridiculusmus production

First up, Oscar Wilde’s shining lesson in comedy performed in its entirety by Jon and David. All nine characters. All by themselves.

This production is a bust-out hit everywhere it goes. Wilde’s play gleams with jewel-like clarity amidst the Ridiculusmus mayhem of virtuoso character turns and high-flying theatrical invention. It packed out Sydney Opera House for its brief season in 2006, and we’re grinning already in anticipation of its arrival at Belvoir St.

The Importance of Being Earnest was co-commissioned by barbicanbite05, London and Brisbane Powerhouse

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Country Road

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Friday, November 21, 2008

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Peter Alexander

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bell Shakespeare and Queensland Theatre Company present

Anatomy Titus Fall Of Rome
A Shakespeare commentary
by Heiner Müller

Translated by Julian Hammond
Directed by Michael Gow with John Bell

I am the knife which will slaughter heaven.
Heaven is full of blood. Soon it will snow.

In a powerful new co-production by Bell Shakespeare and Queensland Theatre Company, Michael Gow directs John Bell in the title role of Anatomy Titus Fall Of Rome: A Shakespeare Commentary, a reworking of Shakespeare’s bloodiest play Titus Andronicus, by German playwright and director Heiner Müller.

Set in Rome in the aftermath of war between the Romans and the Goths, Titus Andronicus, an honourable war general, returns home victorious only to find himself caught in a sordid web of unrest and upheaval, on both political and personal fronts. As Titus moves from triumph to tragedy through the shattering consequences of revenge, the message of the futility of war is resounding.

Heiner Müller was one of Germany’s greatest contemporary playwrights and the spiritual and creative heir to Bertold Brecht. Initially a star of the East German arts establishment he later fell from grace and his work was censored by the state, leading him to rework classic texts in order to explore current themes. He has written here a searingly provocative examination of the nature of violence, a sharply political work that speaks as much of our world today as of Ancient Rome. This is the Australian premiere of a rarely performed play which will resonate profoundly with a 21st Century audience.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Garden Party
SoftShades by OPI

Imagine a Garden Party that's just a little different from anything you’ve ever experienced. Think afternoon tea with an edge – a little sophistication, a little bit of grown-up whimsy – and a touch of romance. You’re invited to OPI Garden Party SoftShades – pretty party colors for nails that are yours for the picking!

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And aside from garden parties, Garden Party SoftShades are just right for weddings, proms – or any time a little spring romance is in the air.

Friday, November 14, 2008



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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Riverside Lyric Ensemble Inc presents

The Musical

Based on the story from the classic Verdi opera, one of the most thrilling, romantic and tragic tales of all time, AIDA is a new musical brought to the stage by the team that produced Disney’s The Lion King. Featuring the pop legend Elton John's brilliant, modern pop score and the electrifying lyrics of Tim Rice, AIDA is a story of a forbidden love that never dies.

An epic tale of love, passion, loyalty and betrayal, it chronicles the love-triangle that consumes Aida (a Nubian princess stolen from her country and sold into slavery), Amneris (an Egyptian princess and Aida’s mistress) and Radames (the soldier who is betrothed to Amneris, yet falls in love with Aida). Also featured is the cunning Zoser (Radames’ father who is poisoning the Pharoah to make way for Radames to take the throne), and loyal Nubians Nehebka and Mereb (Radames’ servant).

Says Elton John: “AIDA is not opera. It's truly a pop musical with spoken dialogue and all kinds of recognizable song types: urban-based rhythm and blues, gospel inspired songs, ballads and, of course, Crocodile Rock songs!” Winner of four Tony Awards and with a Grammy Award-winning score, AIDA features such contemporary musical hits include ‘My Strongest Suit’, ‘Elaborate Lives’, ‘The Gods Love Nubia’, ‘Easy as Life’ and ‘Written in the Stars’.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Louis Vuitton

2009 Agenda PM Day Calendar Refill

This refill, designed for the smallest ring agendas, features one page per day.

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Monogram Canvas Card Holder

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Opera Australia presents

The Makropulos Secret
Leos Janácek

She is tired. She is world-weary. And she is utterly, eternally beautiful. Elina Makropulos has drifted through so many people’s lives, leaving a trail of broken hearts and unanswered questions. Who is this beguiling heroine, and what is her secret?

Cheryl Barker was deeply moving in Janáček’s Jenůfa. Now she makes her Australian role debut as a very different woman: the chilling, thrilling Elina Makropulos. With her comes Peter Wedd, who made such an impressive debut as Laca in Jenůfa, Catherine Carby as Kristina, Andrew Goodwin as Janek and the redoubtable John Pringle in the role of Jaroslav Prus.

Completing the award-winning team is brilliant director Neil Armfield and Opera Australia Music Director Richard Hickox, who will conduct Janáček’s elusive, lyrical score.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Spring Summer 2008

Hudson Twenty Shirt $149

Alamo Jacket $299

Copenhagen Jean $149

Subway Contrast Belt $79

Monday, October 13, 2008

Opera Australia presents

Billy Budd
Benjamin Britten

Teddy Tahu Rhodes wowed audiences and won awards for performances from Don Giovanni to Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire. Now he makes his role debut as Billy Budd.

This internationally-acclaimed production, conducted by Richard Hickox and directed by Neil Armfield, returns to Sydney with John Wegner as Claggart and one of the world’s great Britten interpreters, Philip Langridge, as Captain ‘Starry’ Vere.

Billy is foretopman on the HMS Indomitable. His simple goodness incenses Claggart, the vindictive Master at Arms. It is up to Captain Vere to adjudicate between right and wrong, good and evil. If only it were that straightforward.

Using a huge orchestra and an all-male chorus, Benjamin Britten creates a score which is so simple, so evocative and yet, when the time comes, so overwhelming. Don’t miss this exceptional production.

Friday, October 10, 2008


Brighter Smoother Skin

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Astral Restaurant

Caviar and quail egg with gold leaf by Sean Connolly at Astral.



NV Albert Mann Cremant D’Alsace, Alsace, France

crème, yoghurt mousse, apple
2006 Quinta do Ameal Loureiro, Ponte de Lima, Vinho Verde, Portugal

cumin, tomato confit, eggplant caviar, basil, béchamel foam
2006 Petaluma Viognier, Adelaide Hills, S.A.

crisp globe artichokes, white asparagus, smoked speck & fresh W.A. truffles
2004 Lawsons Dry Hills Riesling, Marlborough, N.Z.

served pink, potato & gruyère terrine, girolle mushrooms,
glazed onions, French onion consommé
2004 Pirramimma Tannat, McLaren Vale, S.A.


foie gras, brussel sprout leaves, smokey red wine jus
2007 Kawarau Estate Pinot Gris, Central Otago, N.Z.

selection of cheese from the trolley
($15 upgrade)
2003 Peter Lehmann ‘The Mudflat’ Shiraz - Muscadelle, Barossa Valley, S.A.

smoking pre dessert

mandarin olive oil sponge, vanilla cream, ginger & orange jelly
2005 Bimbadgen Botrytis Semillon, Hunter Valley, N.S.W.

Tea, coffee & handmade petits fours

$125 per person
Matching wine $85 per person

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sydney Theatre Company and Out of Joint present

The Convict's Opera
By Stephen Jeffreys, adapted from The Beggar's Opera by John Gay

The world’s first musical - and still one of the best - The Beggar’s Opera is the raucous tale of ladies' man Macheath and sweet Polly Peachum juggling love and deceit in the dirty underbelly of 18th Century London.

In a theatrical coup the opera is reimagined: writer Stephen Jeffreys (The Art of War, The Libertine) and celebrated British director Max Stafford-Clark shift the setting to a creaking convict ship bound for Australia. To pass the time, a group of Second Fleet convicts put on an opera set in the world they’ve left far behind, and will probably never see again.

The Convict's Opera is a unique co-production between Sydney Theatre Company and Out of Joint, Max Stafford-Clark's legendary touring theatre company.

Featuring a cast of talented actor-musicians drawn from Britain and Australia, The Convict’s Opera brings together the classic folk songs of the original with some modern musical surprises - and plenty of infamy, intrigue, fun and romance.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Un Jardin après la Mousson

A serene expression of nature's rebirth after the rain, somewhere in India. A vegetal, floral, spicy eau de toilette.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sydney Theatre Company presents

The Women of Troy
By Euripides
Adapted by Barrie Kosky and Tom Wright

Troy is a ruin. The men are dead, most of the children are dead and the surviving women are herded behind wire, awaiting transportation or (hopefully) death.

Hecuba, their Queen, awaits her uncertain future haunted by memories, visions and prophecies. In a series of hallucinogenic episodes she is visited by her mad, blind daughter Cassandra; her grieving daughter-in-law Andromache and the woman who triggered the whole catastrophe, Helen.

One of the most powerful and compelling anti-war plays ever written, Euripides' tragedy reels with the consequences of destruction.

By distilling the essence of this masterpiece to reveal a disturbing and visceral chamber work, the award-winning team of Barrie Kosky and Tom Wright will once again focus their unique theatrical scrutiny on the realm of mythology illuminating its enduring connection to the contemporary world.

The defeated Queen Hecuba will be played by Robyn Nevin and, in a stroke of revelatory casting, Barrie will have Melita Jurisic portray all three of the other Trojan Women; Andromache, Helen and Cassandra.

Once again STC will play host to Barrie's extraordinary vision resulting not just in a thorough re-examination and re-invigoration of a classic, but of the possibilities of the theatrical form itself.