Tamworth Theatre Talk: Laughing all the way to the Capitol Theatre

On its hilarious way: The Sydney Comedy Festival is making its way to Tamworth.

On its hilarious way: The Sydney Comedy Festival is making its way to Tamworth.

Get ready – it’s coming back. The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the sixth year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the festival straight to our Capitol Theatre on Saturday, September 15 at 8pm.

Expertly curated and lovingly presented, the showcase will feature some of the festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard-hitting laughter.

Boasting a line-up of the best local and international comics and showcasing some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs.

Announced line-up includes the stand-up talents of Cam Knight, Al Del Bene (US), Jacques Barrett, Julia Wilson, John Cruckshank and Oliver Twist (RWA). 

So get ready ‘Straya… The Showcase Tour is back on the road.

One for the whole family, Josephine Wants To Dance is about a kangaroo – who loves to dance.

The show is recommended for mature audiences 15 years and over. It may contain coarse language and adult themes. The line-up is subject to change.

From the award-winning team behind Pete The Sheep comes this vibrant children’s production, Josephine Wants To Dance – a delightfully funny live theatre experience that tells of the importance of believing in yourself and realising your dreams can be seen at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, September 13 at 6pm.

One for the whole family, Josephine Wants To Dance is about a kangaroo – who loves to dance. Her little brother, Joey, tells her that kangaroos don't dance, they hop – but Josephine continues to point her toes and leap through the air.

When a ballet troupe comes to the sleepy town of Shaggy Gully Josephine learns that there is another way to dance – ballet. As the ballet company prepares to perform, Josephine sneaks into town to peer through the window as the dancers rehearse, watching for hours and hours as they perfect their routine.

Then Josephine goes home and practices all night, all alone, until she knows the dance by heart. She spun, she swirled and pirouetted dreams… and at the end she always curtsied. 

The recommended age is four years plus and their families (September 14 shows at 10.30am and 12.30pm have sold out).

Don’t miss the pumping RNB performance, Tiwi Islands Style at Capitol Theatre, Wednesday, September 19 at 8pm.

Building on their international touring acclaim, B2M (Bathurst to Melville), are embarking on their first major national tour. Come and see this seven-piece band from the Tiwi Islands as they showcase their new album.

Incorporating footage and imagery of the Tiwi Islands, Mamanta, meaning “friend” in Tiwi, is a vibrant cultural experience told through a mix of dance, chants and song.

In an historic show of support from the Tiwi Elders, B2M have gained permission to use traditional Tiwi chants and blend them with modern musical elements.

To book your seats visit entertainmentvenues.com.au, call 6766 2028, or visit the box office at Capitol Theatre and The Big Golden Guitar.