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Dates:
Thursday, 24th April 2014 - 8:00pm
Melbourne International Comedy Festival at the Theatre Royal

Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Line up announced!

The ultimate comedy roadtrip returns!

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Dates:
Saturday, 26th April 2014 - 8:00pm
The Harbour Agency Presents ABBA The Concert Experience at the Theatre Royal

Gold:
The Ultimate ABBA Show

Get Ready! For the first time in Australia, Happy Days Records proudly presents GOLD: THE ULTIMATE ABBA SHOW: The GOLD ARRIVAL Tour. 

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Dates:
Tuesday, 29th April 2014 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, 30th April 2014 - 4:00pm
Wednesday, 30th April 2014 - 7:30pm
Controlled Falling Project at the Theatre Royal

Controlled Falling Project

ThisSideUp Acrobatics bring their audacious heart stopping circus spectacular to the Theatre Royal.

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Dates:
Friday, 2nd May 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 3rd May 2014 - 2:00pm
Saturday, 3rd May 2014 - 8:00pm
Admission One Shilling at the Theatre Royal

Admission One Shilling

STARRING PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE & PIERS LANE

The inspirational story of the concerts which kept up the spirits of music-lovers in London during World War II.

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Dates:
Saturday, 3rd May 2014 - 8:00pm
Sunday, 4th May 2014 - 5:00pm
Tuesday, 6th May 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, 7th May 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 8th May 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, 9th May 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 10th May 2014 - 8:00pm
Venus in Fur by David Ives at the Theatre Royal Backspace

Venus in Fur
By David Ives

PERFORMED IN THE THEATRE ROYAL BACKSPACE

Loud Mouth Theatre Company is ready to seduce audiences this May with the Tasmanian premiere of an electrifying new production of Venus in Fur.

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Dates:
Friday, 9th May 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 10th May 2014 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, 13th May 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, 14th May 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 15th May 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, 16th May 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 17th May 2014 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, 20th May 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, 21st May 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 22nd May 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, 23rd May 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 24th May 2014 - 8:00pm
2014 Uni Revue The Habbott, An Elected Journey at the Theatre Royal

2014 Uni Revue
The Habbott, An Elected Journey

The Old Nick Company is delighted to present Tasmania’s annual theatrical bout of political satire, satirical song and dance numbers, parody, and the odd (and sometimes very odd) private part.

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Dates:
Thursday, 22nd May 2014 - 8:15pm
Friday, 23rd May 2014 - 8:15pm
Saturday, 24th May 2014 - 8:15pm
Sunday, 25th May 2014 - 4:15pm
Thursday, 29th May 2014 - 8:15pm
Friday, 30th May 2014 - 8:15pm
Saturday, 31st May 2014 - 8:15pm
Sunday, 1st June 2014 - 4:15pm
The Tasmanian Theatre Company, supported by The Theatre Royal

Born From Animals

PERFORMED IN THE THEATRE ROYAL BACKSPACE

A triptych of new plays by Tasmania’s finest playwrights: Tom Holloway, Finegan Kruckemeyer and Sean Monro

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Dates:
Tuesday, 27th May 2014 - 8:00pm
American Brass Quintet

American Brass Quintet

PERFORMED AT THE HOBART TOWN HALL

Just over sixty years ago, when the American Brass Quintet gave its first public performance, brass chamber music was still very much a novelty. Since then, this versatile ensemble has gained an international following, with critically-acclaimed performances across the globe and numerous recordings.
 

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Dates:
Friday, 30th May 2014 - 5:30pm
Still Awake Still! at the Theatre Royal

Still Awake Still!

One grand piano, three mad-cap musicians and a most peculiar dream…

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Dates:
Saturday, 31st May 2014 - 7:30pm
Rachael Beck and David Hobson at the Theatre Royal

Both Sides

Two of Australia’s most popular performers come together to perform a unique blend of classical, musical theatre and popular songs.

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Dates:
Friday, 6th June 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 7th June 2014 - 8:00pm
Perfect Tripod Perfect Tripod

Perfect Tripod
Australian Songs

Inspired by their celebrated rendition of Paul Kelly's Meet Me in the Middle of the Air, the harmony supergroup that is Eddie Perfect and Tripod have re-united to craft a collection of gorgeous vocal arrangements of iconic Australian hits across the ages.

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Dates:
Thursday, 12th June 2014 - 5:30pm
Friday, 13th June 2014 - 5:30pm
the theatre royal presents a patch theatre company production

Mr McGee & the Biting Flea

Mr McGee will leave you and the children in your life positively enchanted!

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Dates:
Monday, 16th June 2014 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, 17th June 2014 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, 18th June 2014 - 7:00pm
It's Dark Outside at the Theatre Royal (photo credit: Richard Jefferson)

It's Dark Outside

DARK MOFO

‘Sundowning syndrome’ is a psychological phenomenon associated with dementia. As night falls, confusion prevails and the affected begin to wander. It's an idea that's been explored to critical and popular acclaim by Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs and Tim Watts, in their confronting and compassionate puppet show. 

 

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Dates:
Sunday, 22nd June 2014 - 7:00pm
Dark Mofo presents Diamanda Galás at the Theatre Royal

Diamanda Galás

DARK MOFO

Diamanda Galás is acclaimed internationally for her politically charged performances, as well as her spectral interpretations of jazz and blues.

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Dates:
Thursday, 26th June 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, 27th June 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 28th June 2014 - 7:30pm
1984 at the Theatre Royal

1984

Big Brother is back! From the team that brought you Statespeare, this new stage adaptation brings George Orwell’s final novel screaming into the present.

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Dates:
Friday, 4th July 2014 - 6:30pm
Saturday, 5th July 2014 - 11:00am
Saturday, 5th July 2014 - 2:00pm
Sunday, 6th July 2014 - 2:00pm
Big Baby - Boss of the World at the Theatre Royal

Big Baby -
Boss of the World

Terrapin’s new production Big Baby: Boss of the World will be a great show for the whole family.

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Dates:
Wednesday, 9th July 2014 - 10:00am
Wednesday, 9th July 2014 - 12:00pm
Thursday, 10th July 2014 - 10:00am
Thursday, 10th July 2014 - 12:00pm
Festival of Voices at the Theatre Royal

Little Red Riding Hood
and the Wolf

FESTIVAL OF VOICES PRESENTS

The story we know and love with songs, silliness and audience interaction, is a hit for the whole family.

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Dates:
Thursday, 10th July 2014 - 7:30pm
Festival of Voices at the Theatre Royal

Craig Wellington and Friends

FESTIVAL OF VOICES PRESENTS

In 2013 Craig Wellington and Friends sold out at Voicebox as part of the Festival of Voices, so they are back by popular demand in 2014 to perform more classics from the world of musical theatre.

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Dates:
Friday, 18th July 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 19th July 2014 - 1:30pm
Saturday, 19th July 2014 - 7:30pm
The Australian Ballet present The Dancers Company at the Theatre Royal

Classical Triple Bill

In 2014 The Dancers Company will dazzle Theatre Royal audiences with a triple bill of ballet gems including Paquita, Rimbombo and Swan Lake (Act III).

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Dates:
Wednesday, 23rd July 2014 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 24th July 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, 25th July 2014 - 7:30pm
The Ten Tenors at the Theatre Royal

The Ten Tenors

The TEN Tenors are back on home-ground with a brand new Broadway show!

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Dates:
Saturday, 26th July 2014 - 8:00pm
Buddy the Concert at the Theatre Royal

Buddy The Concert
Scott 'Buddy' Cameron's 10th Anniversary Tour

One Australian artist has become synonymous with the name 'Buddy' around the world. Join Scott Cameron for his 10th anniversary tour.

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Dates:
Friday, 1st August 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 2nd August 2014 - 2:00pm
Saturday, 2nd August 2014 - 8:00pm
Croon

Croon

By popular demand we are pleased to announce a return season of Croon.

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Dates:
Friday, 8th August 2014 - 5:30pm
Saturday, 9th August 2014 - 10:00am
Saturday, 9th August 2014 - 5:30pm
The Theatre Royal presents A Monkey Baa Theatre Company production

Pete the Sheep

A brand-new musical, based on Jackie French and Bruce Whatley’s quirky and quintessentially Australian picture book.

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Dates:
Saturday, 9th August 2014 - 8:00pm
Australian String Quartet

Australian String Quartet

PERFORMED AT THE HOBART TOWN HALL

Australia’s showcase quartet has a new line-up. Fresh talent Ioana  Tache (violin) and Sharon Draper (cello) join veterans Kristian Winther (violin) and Stephen King (viola) in a one-off concert for Musica Viva Tasmania of Haydn, Beethoven and Bartok at Hobart’s Town Hall on Saturday August 9 at 8pm.

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Dates:
Friday, 15th August 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 16th August 2014 - 7:30pm
The Theatre Royal Presents Hit Productions’ The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

Spectacularly funny and cleverly performed stage adaptation of The 39 Steps is a rip-roaring night out for all the family.

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Dates:
Thursday, 21st August 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, 22nd August 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 23rd August 2014 - 1:30pm
Saturday, 23rd August 2014 - 7:30pm
The Theatre Royal presents Circus Oz

Circus Oz
But Wait…There’s More

With bold, flashy skills, and that trademark irreverent spirit, Circus Oz 2014 will have audiences on their feet, baying for more!

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Dates:
Tuesday, 26th August 2014 - 8:00pm
Ian Munro

Ian Munro

PERFORMED AT THE HOBART TOWN HALL

Ian Munro is one of this country’s most celebrated pianists, and was featured composer for Musica Viva Australia in 2011.
He combines an international solo career with extensive chamber music work, notably with the Australia Ensemble. He is the only Australian to be awarded the Premier Grand Prix at the Queen Elizabeth International Competition for Composers (Belgium). For Musica Viva Tasmania he offers an extraordinarily varied program of Baroque, Romantic, Impressionist and Modern music.

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Dates:
Thursday, 28th August 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, 29th August 2014 - 7:30pm
Tasdance and Dancenorth, in assoc with the Theatre Royal, Present  Threefold

Threefold
Webber / Hill / Huang Yi

An evening of inspirational contemporary dance by three celebrated choreographers.

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Dates:
Thursday, 4th September 2014 - 7:00pm
Friday, 5th September 2014 - 7:00pm
Saturday, 6th September 2014 - 7:00pm
The Theatre Royal Presents A bunk Puppets Production Swamp Juice

Swamp Juice

PERFORMED IN THE THEATRE ROYAL BACKSPACE

A shadow puppet comedy, about one man’s romp through a swamp, Swamp Juice is a playful and immersive puppet experience. A simple story told with no dialogue or text.

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Dates:
Thursday, 4th September 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, 5th September 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 6th September 2014 - 7:30pm
The Theatre Royal presents A BELL SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTION

Henry V

Damien Ryan directs a talented young cast in one of Shakespeare’s most inspiring and courageous plays, a tale about a king who unites a nation with his eloquent words and ideas, his triumphs and humanity.

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Dates:
Thursday, 11th September 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, 12th September 2014 - 8:00pm

Hell Aint A Bad Place To Be: The story of Bon Scott

Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be follows Bon’s life from Scotland to Australia, through his hell-raising teenage years and the bands that came before ACDC - the Spektors, the Valentines and Fraternity.

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Dates:
Saturday, 13th September 2014 - 8:00pm
Roy Orbison and Dell Shannon

50th Anniversary -
Roy Orbison & Del Shannon Together in Concert

Come and relive the magic and the classic hits of two of the world’s greatest and most successful Rock n Roll music legends of all time.

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Dates:
Friday, 19th September 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 20th September 2014 - 7:30pm
The Theatre Royal presents a new production from Opera Australia ’s Oz Opera

The Magic Flute

Opera Australia presents a ripping yarn for all the family.

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Dates:
Thursday, 25th September 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, 26th September 2014 - 7:30pm
Food at the Theatre Royal  (photo credit:  Heidrun Lohr)

Food

Food is a feast for the senses with an erotic mix of words and movement that will spice and stir in equal parts.

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Dates:
Friday, 3rd October 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 4th October 2014 - 7:30pm
The Theatre Royal Presents a No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability productio

Sons & Mothers

With heart and humour, six sons tell stories of their mums as they draw or dance or sing their lives, complete with stumbles and triumphs.

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Dates:
Saturday, 4th October 2014 - 8:00pm
Borodin Quartet

Borodin Quartet

PERFORMED AT THE HOBART TOWN HALL

Famous in the West during the Cold War era, the Borodin Quartet―whose past members have included Rudolf Barshai and Mstislav Rostropovich―through its longevity and the consistent quality of its performances, holds an established position in the history of twentieth century chamber music. Here they present a program laden with drama, beauty and
even a little terror.

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Dates:
Friday, 10th October 2014 - 8:00pm
Johnny Cash The Concert at the Theatre Royal

Johnny Cash the Concert
Golden Greats of 'The Man In Black'

Johnny Cash The Concert returns with a brand new show, featuring 2 hours of the finest moments and golden hits of Johnny Cash!

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Dates:
Saturday, 11th October 2014 - 8:00pm
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

The Sydney Comedy Festival is back on the road with an awesome line-up of the hottest international and local comedians from the 2014 Festival!

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Dates:
Saturday, 25th October 2014 - 8:00pm
Seventh Wonder - The Fleetwood Mac Experience

Seventh Wonder -
The Fleetwood Mac Experience

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the birth of the classic Fleetwood Mac line-up of Fleetwood / McVie / Nicks / McVie / Buckingham. For Mac fans across the country this is a production that will recreate, and allow them to experience, the sound and the feel that was Fleetwood Mac in their prime.

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Dates:
Wednesday, 12th November 2014 - 8:00pm
Wilma & Friends

Wilma & Friends

PERFORMED AT THE HOBART TOWN HALL

As Concertmaster of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra since 2003, Wilma Smith has combined her love of symphonic repertoire with a busy chamber music life.

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Dates:
Wednesday, 26th November 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, 27th November 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, 28th November 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, 29th November 2014 - 8:00pm
Bawdy Panto Presents Throbbin' Hood at the Theatre Royal

Throbbin' Hood

Regular theatre-goers in Hobart have come to love the annual Bawdy Panto. Now in its 12th year!

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Dates:
Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 4th December 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, 5th December 2014 - 6:30pm
Friday, 5th December 2014 - 8:30pm
Made Presents Sing for Me! at the Theatre Royal

Sing For Me!

To get what you desire sometimes you have to do something you would much rather not do.

Presented in cabaret mode on the stage of the Theatre Royal.

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