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Theatresports Cranston Cup 2011

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by Karen (subscribe)
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Theatresports Cranston Cup is Sydney's longest running comedy show. 2011 sees it in its 27th year, after humble beginnings back in 1985.
Theatresports is a form of improvisational theatre which sees teams competing against each other in set tasks, without any preparation time or rehearsals. This year's theme is "superheroes".

Up and coming actors and comics compete in teams in a series of heats each Sunday that will culminate in the grand final on Saturday December 3rd 2011 at The Enmore Theatre. The winning team will be awarded what the organisers call "the biggest - and possibly the ugliest! - trophy in existence".

This year will also see the winners from the Theatresports Schools Challenge grand final take part.

Due to the nature of the beast, no two shows are ever the same. Every performance is unique. Four teams joke, act, and even sing a little as the audience cheers for their favourites and throws foam bricks at the judges (or a pair of knickers, if they are really impressed).

Hosted by the very amusing Susie Youssef, with timekeeper and judge, Jane Simmons, the show takes place over approximately two hours. During the short interval you can grab a drink or food from the bar area downstairs or chat with the performers in a casual and friendly setting.
Susie Youssef and Jane Simmons

A cross between theatre and comedy, this is not a traditional theatre experience that has you quietly watching as the well rehearsed and artistically crafted performance plays out before you.

There is, however, no shortage of entertainment, with lots of laughs, some bad gags and plenty of audience participation.
Susie Youssef was the show's stand out for me, with a few of the performers more memorable than others, but it's lots of fun and a good value laugh.
The 2011 Cranston Cup heats take place each Sunday in October at 3:30pm and 7:30pm, starting Sunday, 2 October 2011
at The Factory Theatre, Victoria Street, Marrickville.

The bar area at The Factory Theatre

The entrance way and ticket office are around the back, through the side carpark. Parking is available on the street and there are three handicapped spaces in the theatre carpark, as well as spaces for around a dozen other cars.

Adults $22
Concessions $19
Impro Aust members and groups 6 $18 Groups 8 $16
Bookings: (02) 9550 3666 or from the website.
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Why? For a good laugh
When: Each Sunday at 3.30pm and 7.30pm until December 3rd 2011
Where: The Factory Theatre, Marrickville
Cost: Adults $22 Concessions $19
Sounds like it would have been a lot of fun. Shame to have missed it but it is always great to see this kind of comedy still alive and well. Thanks for the review and bringing this event to everyone's attention.
By Alexander Lewandowski - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 19th of October @ 12:56 am
Your in luck then Alex because it is still running. The heats are on every Sunday in October, at 3:30pm and 7:30pm. The semi's are then running in November until the final, which is on December 3rd.
- Karen
By Karen - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 19th of October @ 01:07 am
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