Short+Sweet Sydney 2012 opens this week

short and sweet 2012 heroKicking off the new year with 10 tasty theatrical treats is week one of Short+Sweet’s 11th season, beginning tomorrow at King Street Theatre, Newtown.

Short+Sweet Theatre Sydney 2012 will present 180 works from January to March – starting at the King Street Theatre (formerly Newtown Theatre) on 4 January. The biggest little play festival in the world, which features independent judges as well as audience voting, climaxes at the Gala Finals on 30 and 31 March.

Short+Sweet began life at the Newtown Theatre in 2002 and has now expanded both nationally (Melbourne, the Central Coast, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Newcastle and Rockhampton) and internationally (Auckland, Malaysia, Singapore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru).

The Short+Sweet family includes dance, cabaret, musical, youth and touring versions. It is, quite simply, conquering the world… ten minutes at a time. Be sure to check out this year’s Short+Sweet Sydney Season at the official Short+Sweet Website.

This year, 145 of the 180 chosen plays are original Australian works.

The Gala Finals will be held at the Seymour Centre – York Theatre, Friday 30th March and Saturday 31st March.

Erin James

Erin James is's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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