The cast of Single Asian Female by award-winning Sunshine Coast writer Michelle Law.
The cast of Single Asian Female by award-winning Sunshine Coast writer Michelle Law. Dylan Evans

Grand mix of live theatre productions this month

NOOSA Arts Theatre presents Cinderella, the traditional pantomime, in which Cinders is treated cruelly by her stepmother and stepsisters until her Fairy Godmother comes to her rescue.

She sends Cinderella to the Palace Ball where she meets the prince and they fall in love. But her midnight curfew comes before the prince finds out who she is and he must search the kingdom to find her again.

Directed by Susan Dearnley, Cinderella is a firm family favourite guaranteed to please.

The season continues at Noosa Arts Theatre tomorrow at 11am and 2pm, and Sunday at 1pm and 4pm. Season must finish next weekend.

All tickets are $15. Book at or call 5449 9343.

Little Red Riding Hood

BATS Theatre Company presents Little Red Riding Hood, the classic panto with a twist, by John Croker and Eric Gilder, directed by the Sunshine Coast's Mary Newton.

Enjoy the adventures of Red Riding Hood and her granny, The Wolf, The Fairy and the wicked Squire and his comical sons.

The season continues at Buderim Memorial Hall tomorrow and Sunday at 10am and 4pm each day, with final performances next weekend.

All tickets are $15. Book at or call 5445 2515.

Harp and flute concert

QUEENSLAND Philharmonia Orchestra members, the Cadenza Chamber Players, present a brilliant and beautiful concert featuring selections by Mozart and Beethoven on January 28 at 7.30pm.

This special event showcases the talents of soloists Jaclyn Mills (harp) and Nathan Walton (flute) under the baton of Lucas D. Lynch (Gateway Theatre Productions' Jesus Christ Superstar).

They will perform at The Lind, Nambour.

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A Steady Rain and God of Carnage

A DOUBLE bill theatre event sees some of our top local talent on stage and off in two contrasting pieces.

The first is an XS Entertainment co-production, directed by Sam Coward.

A Steady Rain features James Patrick Reed and Stephen Moore as two cops with two very different sides to the same story.

What will happen when lifelong friends face a dilemma on Chicago's tough streets?

The result is a journey into a moral grey area where trust and loyalty struggle for survival.

An SRT co-production, Yasmin Reza's God of Carnage is directed by Simon Denver and features Kate Cullen, Sharon Grimley, Brett Klease and Frank Wilkie.

A comedy of manners without the manners, this hilarious play is about two sets of parents who meet to discuss, in a civilised manner, the matter of one child hurting another in a public park.

As the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos.

A "cut-price preview” will be held on February 2 at 7.30pm (all tickets $25). Then the season continues on February 3, 4, 9 and 10 at 7.30pm and February 4 and 11 at 2pm.

Both plays contain coarse language and adult themes. Book at

Single Asian Female

BOOK tickets now for Single Asian Female: an incisive new comedy skewering race and gender in contemporary Australia from Sunshine Coast award-winning writer Michelle Law.

Step into the after-hours of a suburban Chinese restaurant and meet a family of whip-smart women who are definitely talking about you in their native tongue.

Set on the Sunshine Coast, this hilarious play answers what it means to be an Asian woman living in Australia.

For Pearl, a Chinese migrant operating a restaurant, it means sacrifice and struggling to connect with her very westernised children.

For Zoe, the eldest child, it means approaching a crossroads in her life where she's forced to choose between a career and a family.

For Mei, the youngest child, it means being bullied at school and grappling with the desire to assimilate versus cultivating a unique identity.

Two sisters at odds with each other and a mother harboring a secret that threatens to tear her family apart, this is Australian domesticity like you've never seen it before.

The limited season is at the Roundhouse Theatre, Kelvin Grove, from February 11 to March 4.

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