SECRET GOSSIP
Sydney Theatre Company announced this week it will be welcoming Giorgio Armani as its patron. The fashion designer has donated the largest-ever individual gift to a theatre company in Australia. Armani will make a trip to Australia in November when he will be welcomed as Sydney Theatre Company’s patron at a VIP dinner.
SHAKESPEARE
The Sydney Theatre School is holding a Shakespeare spectacular this November with three productions from the 2007 graduates. The shows are King Lear, Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Performances start Wednesday 7 November and finish Saturday 10 November. Tickets for King Lear can be booked on 9351 7940 or www.mca-tix.com. Tickets for Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream can be purchased from 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au.
HOT COMPETITION
Circa75 is one of Sydney’s favourite men’s clothing stores, located at 274-290 Victoria St, Darlinghurst. This month they’re running a competition where if you try on three pairs of True Religion jeans you will go into the draw to win a summer wardrobe to the value of $650. Details: www.circa75sydney.com.
EXTRA! EXTRA!
The Australian premiere of Billy Elliot: The Musical is on Thursday 13 December at the Capitol Theatre with the season starting on Tuesday 13 November. Ticket prices start from $89.90. Bookings on 1300 552 290. Details: www.billyelliotthemusical.com.au.
AMERICAN TALENT
Singer Kristen Hersh will perform songs from her new album Learn To Sing Like A Star at The Basement this Friday 19 October. The event starts at 9pm with tickets from $30. Bookings on 9251 2797 or www.thebasement.com.au.
INDIGENOUS SHOWCASE
Darlinghurst Theatre Company is presenting Lessons In Flight from Wednesday 31 October. Written by Maryanne Sam and directed by Frederick Copperwaite, the play casts a fresh eye over contemporary indigenous urban experiences. Tickets start from $20. Bookings on 8356 9987 or www.darlinghursttheatre.com.

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