Riotous have a look at the Bard’s ‘Darkish Girl’

Three Emilias of “Emilia”… The Playhouse, December 1-4. Picture: Pia Johnson

HELEN MUSA scans all issues arts in and round Canberra on this week’s “Arts within the Metropolis” column.

EMILIA Bassano may have been the “Darkish Girl” of Shakespeare’s sonnets, however the story of her personal literary achievements has been erased from historical past. Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s new play, “Emilia”, described as riotous and witty, will likely be at The Playhouse, carried out by a forged of 13, December 1-4.

“THAT Was Friday” is a brand new up to date efficiency work, the brainchild of sibling inventive partnership Home of Sand – Charley Sanders and Eliza Sanders. It’s billed as a “madcap, visceral” crossing theatre, dance, music, cabaret with visible and efficiency artwork. Belconnen Arts Centre, November 23-26.

“SENSE and Sensibility” by Kate Hamill, based mostly on the novel by Jane Austen, was to have been directed for Canberra Rep by Liz Bradley, who has since handed away, however not earlier than handing over to director Cate Clelland. The present will now run at Canberra Rep Theatre, November 17 (preview) to December 3.

THE subsequent Ainslie Salon, “Sonic Travels”, will likely be a four-night mini competition, a melting pot of indie, soul, hip-hop and post-rock types, that includes Sudanese singer Ajak Kwai, Indonesian pioneers of south Asian experimentalism Senyawa, native musicians Moody Seashores, Canine Identify, s.wells, Ike (from) Pluto, Lyndon Bassett and others. Ainslie Arts Centre, November 23-26.

“THE Blacksmith” is a brand new movie made by a voluntary forged and crew, all of whom are Canberra residents. Supported by members of the group, who offered places and logistical help, the filming was accomplished in September. The premiere screening will likely be at Dendy Cinemas, Friday, November 25.

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ACTOR Richard E Grant, who has starred in every part from “Spice World”, “Star Wars” and “Physician Who” to “ Downton Abbey” and “Recreation of Thrones”, will current his stay present at Canberra Theatre Centre on Monday, November 28.

IN “Primavera”, Artwork Tune Canberra’s final live performance for 2022, soprano Sarah Mann and pianist Ella Luhtasaari, with Canberra clarinettist Milan Kolundzija, will carry out life-celebrating songs by Ravel, Strauss and Granados, Schubert and Canteloube, Wesley Music Centre, 3pm, Sunday, November 20.

SOUTHERN Tablelands Arts has introduced a two-week residency on the Queanbeyan Hive open to skilled artists from all disciplines who stay in one of many seven contributing council areas that make up the STA area. Purposes (to shut on December 8.

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Ian Meikle, editor