ANNOUNCING THE FIRST EVER
COWRA COMEDY FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 24 - 26
Dear <<First Name>>,
This has been in the pipeline for a while but we are excited to announce the inaugual Cowra Comedy Festival - 3 days of amazing comedy across 3 venues with something for everybody! And, thanks to funding from the NSW Government, we are able to make it free for all residents of Cowra and just $10 for everyone else! Read on the for the line up.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday 25 October, at 10am. Seats are limited so organise your friends and family and be ready to book!
We hope to see you soon!
Cowra Civic Centre
FUNNY MUMMIES COMEDY GALA (Cowra Bowling Club)
Cowra, please welcome to the stage Jenny Wynter and Bron Lewis! Two Hilarious Mamas. One Rocking Show. Don't miss this amazing line-up of some of Australia's funniest comedians who also happen to have birthed loin fruit. You'll cackle, you'll shriek, you'll make like Patrick Swayze and have the time of your life. Gather a group of your favourite gal pals and celebrate a morning or night out your way: with quality gal time and laughs!
Friday 25 November at 11am
Friday 25 November at 7pm
DANE SIMPSON – DIDGERIDOOZY (Cowra Civic Centre)
‘Side-splitting down-to-earth humour. ★★★★★' GlamAdelaide
Winner Best Comedy Weekly Award 2022 Adelaide Fringe
The stand-up comedy show that really blows! Gut-bustingly funny stories, fun facts and big laughs from Wagga Wagga’s favourite son. As seen on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, Would I Lie to You?, Celebrity Letters and Numbers, The Hundred with Andy Lee and Have You Been Paying Attention?. With a string of sold-out shows across Australia as part of the hugely popular Aborigi-LOL, Dane’s new show is a (didgeri)doozy.
Friday 25 November at 8pm
ARE YOU PULLING MY LEG?
(Cowra Civic Centre)
With Madeline Stewart, Robyn Reynolds, Lily Star, Jamal Abdul and Sam Kissajukian
Five comedians. A thousand laughs! Showcasing some of Australia’s funniest comedians with disability or chronic illness, this accessible comedy event boasts an hilarious line-up of award-winning performers with entertaining and uncensored insights into disability and oh so much more!
With razor-sharp wit and undeniable charm, each comedian offers the audience hilarious and uncensored insights into disability. From awkward encounters to side-splitting observations that cut to the quick, no subject is off limits. Their impressive comedy material also ventures much further than disability, highlighting the many facets of their lives, relationships, experiences and personalities.
Saturday 26 November at 8pm
(Cowra Civic Centre)
Immigrants and racist?! Whaaa !? An hour of unabashed comedy that will leave you crying with laughter and questioning everything you know about immigrants and cultures as it attempts to break all stereotypes. Food, culture, taxis, boats, nude beaches, Chinese bat soup. Nothing is off limits.
From the line-up of this popular show, which has been a part of all major Australian festivals and was also covered by SBS News, we bring to you RAW Comedy Nationals Runner-Up Delhi Buoy and RAW Comedy SA Finalist Paul da Black.
Thursday 24 November at 7:30pm Friday 25 November at 6:30pm
WHO LET THE DYKE OUT?
(Cowra Civic Centre)
Loz Budden never thought anything about those weird feelings she sometimes had around women. She grew up in the 80s as a tom boy, married, had two kids, and then?... Who Let the Dyke Out? is an hilarious and revealing show about growing up and growing up again. It’s raw, it’s funny, it shows how when life gives you lemons you don’t just make lemonade – you make tequila shots and get hammered. It’s a coming out story that can only be told by this little Butch Dyke. You will laugh, you will cheer and then after the show you’ll want to buy her a beer.
Friday 25 November at 9:30pm Saturday 26 November at 6:30pm
THIS WEEK AT THE MOVIES
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE:
JACK ABSOLUTE FLIES AGAIN
E – Exempt | 180mins | $25* | Live Performance on Screen
A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean and Oliver Chris
★★★★★ ‘The perfect comedy’ Daily Express
★★★★★ ‘An enormously lovable show’ Sunday Times
★★★★★ ‘A snortingly good, crowd-pleasing comedy’ Daily Mail
After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms. This production is a hilarious wartime farce, with plenty of heart. Filled with wonderful performances, 1940s style and charm, and World War II period nostalgia.
Wednesday 26 October at 10am
Sunday 30 October at 1pm
DISNEY’S VILLAINS FILM FESTIVAL: THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG
G | 101 mins | $10* includes popper and popcorn
A modern twist on a classic tale features a beautiful girl named Tiana who dreams of owning her own restaurant. When she meets a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, a fateful kiss leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana...with the villainous voodoo magician Dr. Facilier in hot pursuit.
Saturday 29 October at 10am
Sunday 30 October at 10am
St Raphael's Catholic School Cowra presents
THE LION KING JR
Adults $18, Children $12
Based on the 1994 animated film of the same name, featuring music by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice
Featuring songs Circle of Life, I Just Can't Wait to Be King, Hakuna Matata, and Can you Feel the Love Tonight, the production is full of singing, acting and dancing. The Lion King Jr will be a show you will never forget.
Don't miss your chance to see the incredibly talented students of St Raphael's Catholic School.
Friday 28 October at 6:30pm - SOLD OUT
Saturday 29 October at 1pm and 6:30pm
LIFE ON LAND’S EDGE
A musical odyssey to the ends of the earth and back, this Coffee Concert celebrates Australian birdlife with a very special and unique concert – a blend of live music and stunning visuals.
From the creators of Where Song Began (★★★★★ Limelight Magazine) this performance will take you on an epic journey alongside migratory birds as they connect continents and cultures.
A cinematic concert experience, Life on Land’s Edge draws on art, science, and music from across the ages. Spectacular footage and soundscapes set the scene for two of Australia’s most adventurous musicians. The 60-minute performance is followed by a Q&A and proceeded by a delicious morning tea which is included in the ticket price.
Wednesday 2 November – Morning tea at 10am, concert at 11am
SEE HOW THE RUN
M – Violence | 98 mins | $14*
★★★★ "lots of laughs, oodles of style and played with verve by a quality cast. It also reconfirms Saoirse Ronan as a comedy god." EMPIRE MAGAZINE
In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after the film’s Hollywood director is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard and eager rookie Constable Stalker take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theatre underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.
Friday 4 November at 7pm
Saturday 5 November at 4:30pm and 7pm
Sunday 6 November 4:30pm
Wednesday 9 November at 10am
MA15+ - Strong injury detail and occasional drug use | 134 mins | $14*
An original romantic crime epic about three close friends who find themselves at the centre of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history. Based on facts that meet fiction, the film stars Academy Award® winner Christian Bale, two-time Oscar® nominee Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Alessandro Nivola, Andrea Riseborough, Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Rock, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Shannon, Mike Myers, Taylor Swift, Timothy Olyphant, Zoe Saldana, with Oscar winner Rami Malek and two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro.
Friday 11 November at 7pm
Saturday 12 November at 12:30pm
Sunday 13 November at 5pm
Wednesday 16 November at 10am
Live & Kicking
MATT BOYLAN SMITH
With support Chloe Swannell
With a familiar sound that could be compared to Mumford & Sons, Matt Boylan Smith is a singer songwriter with a smoky voice and a contemporary acoustic sound. Best described as fitting into the alternative Indie rock folk genre while blending into blues and country, be swept away by the original lyrics of this natural storyteller and his band hailing from the Central West. With great success across Europe and the US, Matt sings every song as though it is his last - full of feeling and with full commitment.
Don’t miss him as he performs at Cowra Civic Centre for the first time as part of Australian Music Month made possible by the Live & Kicking program from Arts OutWest.
Sunday 13 November at 2pm
BOOK LAUNCH: WILLINGLY CAPTURED
by Emily Kandelas
Crime lovers - be ready! Join Emily Kandelas as she launches her first published novel into the literary world.
This thriller will be sure to make you quiver. A story of just how dangerous love can be for women, entwined with the success story of how a man got away with the most heinous crimes. Meet the author behind this twisted tale.
FREE but bookings required
Monday 14 November at 11am
MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS
PG - Occasional mild coarse language | 115 mins | $14*
Hold onto your dreams, you never know where they’ll take you! In partnership with the House of Dior, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris tells the story of a widowed cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls madly in love with a couture Dior dress, and decides that she must have one of her own. After she works, starves and gambles to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris which will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior.
Friday 18 November at 7pm
Saturday 19 November at 2pm & 4:30pm
Sunday 20 November at 5pm
Wednesday 23 November at 10am
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