Category Archives: Stratford

VICTORIA, STRATFORD, BALLAD OF BACKBONE JOE BY THE SUITCASE ROYALE

EVENT DATE: Friday 4 November 2016

This internationally acclaimed trio are coming to town riding a murder ballad of junkyard theatre, visual trickery, dark humor and rag’n’bone live music. The Ballad of Backbone Joe tells a hilariously daft and gruesome tale of a murder set in a small country town, in their unique, comedic, Mighty Boosh-esque style.

Undefeated bare-knuckle boxer Backbone Joe has a right hook “as quick as a spun tea-bag” but repeated blows to the head have left him a bit slow to process little details. Like, did he really kill his wife by throwing her off a bridge? Abattoir owner and fight promoter Messy Dimes Dan is only too happy to fill in the blanks. Can Detective Von Trapp ease poor Joe’s troubled mind?

When they are not performing, operating their own lights and triggering primitive visual effects, the actors morph into musicians, pick up drums, guitar and double bass and rattle off foot-stompin’ street blues from side of stage.

EVENT DETAILS
Event: Ballad of Backbone Joe by the Suitcase Royale (theatre show)
Date:
Friday 4 November 2016
Venue: Stratford Courthouse
Address: 66 Princes Hwy, Stratford
Time: 7.30pm
Bookings: Presented by the Stratford Courthouse. Book tickets here.
This event forms part of Regional Arts Victoria’s Connecting Places program.

 

Victoria, Stratford, Cave Waits Cohen

EVENT DATE:  Saturday 14 November 2015Mikelangelo HERO web

The Stratford Courthouse presents Mikelangelo’s “Cave Waits Cohen”.

Only a powerhouse like Mikelangelo could pull off this iconic vocal trifecta.  Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen stole his heart and soul as a young man, and now he delivers a stirring homage to these men who set him on his musical path.

With his deep, deep baritone, the charismatic Mikelangelo delivers this stunning solo show with masterful skill and power. A highly entertaining and engaging personality on stage and off, he brings together a brilliant collection of songs, sprinkling them with personal stories and intriguing anecdotes and showing off his myriad talents as a multi-instrumentalist.

EVENT DETAILS:
Date:  Saturday 14 November 2015
Venue: Stratford Courthouse
Address:  66 Princes Highway, Stratford, Victoria 3862
Time:  8pm
Entry:  $40 general admission, $55 for meal and a show

Bookings: Bookings can be made here.

ABOUT THE HALL:

A stunning preservation of the beautiful period architecture and brimming with a colourful history — the Stratford Courthouse, is nestled in the Gippsland town of Stratford on the Avon River.

Originally built in 1885 as the Shire of Avon’s Court chambers and Municipal offices, both premises were leased to “Queen Victoria, her successors and assigns” for an ambitious 999 years.

The Stratford Courthouse boasts a modern 100-seat theatre that features film and live performances. Adjoining the theatre is the stylish Segue Community Cafe and Artists studios.

 

Mikelango’s Cave Waits Cohen touring regional halls

Regional Arts Victoria is touring Mikelangelo’s Cave Waits Cohen to regional halls this November for Home is Where the Hall is.

Only a powerhouse like Mikelangelo could pull off this iconic vocal trifecta. Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen stole his heart and soul as a young man, and now he delivers a stirring homage to these men who set him on his musical path. With his deep, deep baritone, the charismatic Mikelangelo delivers this stunning solo show with masterful skill and power. A highly entertaining and engaging personality on stage and off, he brings together a brilliant collection of songs, sprinkling them with personal stories and intriguing anecdotes and showing off his myriad talents as a multi-instrumentalist.

Mikelangelo has toured the world to great acclaim and we are thrilled to bring his vocal talent to regional Victoria. The crooner will perform in Charlton, Stratford, Narbethong and Cheshunt.

Keep an eye out for the dates and venues being added below:

Saturday 7 November
The Rex, Charlton

Friday 13 November
Narbethong Community Hall

Saturday 14 November
Stratford Courthouse

Friday 20 November
Cheshunt Hall