THURSDAY 6 - SUNDAY 23 MAY |
The Anywhere Festival has an amazing program of music, theatre, circus, spoken word, cabaret, comedy, magic, walking tours and immersive works, and brings some of these special events to Noosa - by the river, in a lakeside amphitheatre, at a historic saw mill and in a riverside gallery.
The festival has more than 650 performances across 100 venues. In Noosa, you can see:
Pooch Park, Saturday 8 and 15 May, 2-2.45pm, Chaplin Park , Noosaville, $15
Presented by Snap Crackle Theatre & Co, this play set in a park on the Noosa River is about 6 six dogs that meet daily to discuss their lives, loves and bowel habits. Meet Gussy, the Buddhist Retriever; Honey, a botoxed Instastar with 50,000 followers; Missy, an anxious little whippet; Jock, the friendly Bull Mastiff; Roscoe, a Jack Russell who can’t control his anger; and Lily, the elderly Labrador whose old way of life has long gone. Bring a picnic and soak up the riverside atmosphere.
Je Suis Toi (I am you), Saturday 8 May, 2.45-3.30pm, Mill Place Precinct (Lower Mill Site), Cooroy, $20
Presented by Sunshine Troupe Inc., 3 performers with disability bring their journey of self and 'other' to life in this new contemporary work, accompanied by composer and cellist Imogen Ferninando, Tim Orton, Mitchell Runcie and Allycia Staples.
Woman & Wine, Friday 7 May, 7-8.15pm, Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, $40
Presented by Muses Trio, this celebration of music by women features bold world premieres by noted living Australian women composers including Elena Kats-Chernin, with a sweet sprinkling of favourites unearthed from the cellar, and inspiring excerpts by women authors.
Shakespeare at the Lake: Much Ado About Nothing, Saturday 15 and 22 May, Sunday 16 and 23 May, 2.30-5pm, Noosa Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre, Lake Macdonald (Cooroy), $30
Presented by Little Seed Theatre, this is a beautiful afternoon of quality Shakespearian theatre - take a short walk through the Noosa Botanic Gardens to a breathtaking view of the lake, framed by a spectacular Greco-Roman-styled amphitheatre where costumed characters play their part in restoring this ancient banter to the modern audience. Bring a picnic basket and absorb the beauty on the stage and all around.
Syren at Sunshine Butterflies, Saturday 22 May, 4- 5pm, Our Backyard, 468 McKinnon Drive, Cooroibah, $20 child, $25 adult
Enjoy a gorgeous afternoon sunset experiencing Syren, a sonic singer, electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist, along with a harpist, violin and flute player.
Muscle Up Circus, Friday 21 May, 7pm, Pegasus Strength and Conditioning, Noosaville,
$18 – $25, free for children under 5
Muscle Up Circus brings the creativity, playfulness, theatrics, humour and skills of circus into a gym setting, inspired by the feats of old school circus strongmen, contemporary acrobatics and functional fitness.