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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 2 May 2015
DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 2 MAY 2015 19 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Strictly Ballroom is back Due to popular demand the season has been extended Kevin Hofbauer (Mr & Mrs Murder), Ngaire Dawn Fair (The Slap), Ben Prendergast (Dr Blake murder series) and Dion Mills (Stingers) among the cast of The Flick. Nadia Tass on the set of her awardwinning film Matching Jack. audiences, characters encounter those challenges. Yes, in a difficult way. It is not even reluctant. They work though because they have to. It is the necessity of moving through the obstacles. And that is hope," says Tass. Her words about what this play is all about, or more importantly about what this play is for her and what she wants to convey to her acters encounter those are born in slow motion and a touch of excitement is colouring them. She finds refuge in the play and avoids blowing her own trumpet. e born in slow motion "It is a brilliant play. It is a play that is worth seeing because normally you go to some of the, let's say more conventional theatres, and what you do is experience theatre in that way of 'we are going to the THEATRE' iTRE' in the sense that it is something very important. This does not have that sort of pretence it goes straight to the truth, straight to the truth of living and the challenge of living and the obstacles of everyday life," she concludes. Dates: Fri 1-Sat 23 May Times: Wed-Saturday 8.00 pm, Sun 6.30 pm h h i Matinees: Saturdays 3.00 pm Bookings: (03) 9533 8083 or www.redstitch.net Tickets: $20-$39 Venue: Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel St, St Kilda Pete’ revealed m h her up in my arms," he says. "Then h wh he cha so w cou up a and t was tw chair "She in her "Thes beautifu of the in While t Pistol Pete left his job in accounting to become a stripper. off sexual, off sexual, o While he was entering this uncharted territory, he kept a diary of all the interesting, funny and sometimes touching incidents he encountered. "When I chose the stories, I didn't choose predictable stories," he tells Neos Kosmos. "Some stories can start but they don't end up sexual. Some stories start off plain but can end sexual." One of the most treasured stories in the book, he says, is when he was able to grant a 'bucket list' wish for a woman with terminal cancer. "It was very touching, but the because she couldn't even stand up. I actually had to lift industry that grabs the most att negative aspects e industry tha the temptations that I've come acr "I have included I've come across in the temptati this industry," Pete says. The book also includes his formative years living in Greece and migrating to Australia and how his parents helped him on the road to becoming a stripper. The Secret Diary of an International Stripper is available on Amazon Kindle for $6.50. the most attention. "I have inc sometimes it's the negative a with the reader, sometime eality of the esonate with the r stories re when I placed her in the chair, she was so weak she ouldn't jump up and turn and twist, so I was twisting the chair around. in her eyes. "She had tears "These are the beautiful parts of the industry." While these Strictly Ballroom the Musical premiered in Melbourne on Saturday 17 January at Her Majesty's Theatre, receiving rave reviews and thrilling the audiences. Due to popular demand the season has been extended to Sunday 26 July, with new tickets having been made available from 20 April. Baz Luhrmann's masterpiece features break-into-song numbers created from original classics from the film - Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time as well as some wonderful new songs by artists such as Eddie Perfect and Sia. Scott Hastings and Fran are played by Thomas Lacey and Phoebe Panaretos, who lead an outstanding Australian cast of 43 including Bob Baines as Les Kendall, Drew Forsythe as Doug Hastings, Natalie Gamsu as Abuela, Robert Grubb as Barry Fife, Fernando Mira as Rico, Heather Mitchell as Shirley Hastings and Mark Owen-Taylor as JJ Silvers. The chance to see this impeccable musical on stage is not to be missed. There will also be extra 7.00 pm performances on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Wednesday 6 May. For more information and bookings check www. strictlyballroomthemusical.com Baz Luhrmann, Thomas Lacey, Phoebe Panaretos and Catherine Martin backstage. PHOTO: DAILY TELEGRAPH. Olympia Valance one of world’s sexiest women The Neighbours star made it into men’s magazine FHM’s list of 100 Sexiest Women in the World for 2015 FHM men's magazine released its annual list of the 100 Sexiest Women in the World on Monday and 27-year-old English actress Michelle Keegan tops the poll. The former Coronation Street actress left model and reality television star Kendall Jenner and fellow actress Jennifer Lawrence behind, climbing one place from last year’s poll. Other women on the list include model Kate Upton in fourth place, Caroline Flack at number five, tiny pop-star Ariana Grande in sixth after she jumped a whopping 71 places, and Australian actress Margot Robbie in seventh place. Greek Australian Neighbours Actress Olympia Valance. star Olympia Valance also made it into the list's top 50, leapfrogging to the 43rd place on the list, leaving Khloe and Kourtney nabbing the 50 and 62-placed spots respectively, while Angelina Jolie is at number 72 this year.
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