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Exciting news:

After hit seasons in Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney,
Blind Tasting is off to WA,
and then returns to Sydney for ONE night at Ensemble Theatre!

See the extraordinary Sylvia Keays at Voyager Estate, Margaret River, on 30th and 31st May.
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And on July 7 Blind Tasting returns to Ensemble Theatre.
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Blind Tasting

written and directed by Paul Gilchrist
performed by Sylvia Keays

After a SOLD OUT season at the Adelaide Fringe, subtlenuance was invited to present Blind Tasting at the Melbourne Fringe Hub, the CAP Theatre in Los Angeles, Ensemble Theatre Sydney and The Street Theatre, Canberra.

"This performance was a delight; intimate, funny, sad, and thoughtful."  Stage Whispers

a punchy, whimsical tale executed exceptionally by actor Sylvia Keays…superbly written by Paul Gilchrist, thought-provoking and insightful." Theatre Junkies

"a barrel of fun....performed with great vitality and charm by Sylvia Keays....If you ever hear it's on, go" Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald

“Sylvia Keays is a brilliant performer ….a moving, consistent and quality performance that is a joy to watch…. The script is playful, witty and poetic throughout ….. thoroughly entertaining” FringeReview

"One of those little treasures of a play that fills your glass with optimism, spills a bit with the laughs, and finds truth."  Canberra Times

“The show has a very smooth tone, sitting happily between wistfully melancholic narrative and a stand-up routine…. actual wine tasting as part of the show proves a surprisingly effective way of involving us in the story.” 
Time Out

“a well crafted, tasty piece of small, intense theatre that ponders some deeply philosophical questions…. delivered engagingly by Sylvia Keays” The Advertiser

“a classy sensory experience…. a passionate and considered performance” Adelaide Theatre Guide

“another little gem from the strange narrative mind of Paul Gilchrist ….an engaging blend of slightly nutty and melancholic memoir, delivered in charming style by Sylvia Keays” The 5th Wall

"exceptionally well crafted....Keay's performance is such that it's as if she owned the words, as if she wrote them; I can't imagine a stronger affinity between writer and actor."  Crikey

"At times heart wrenching, but mostly heart warming and hilarious, this was a brilliantly written show that held me captive from start to end. Sylvia Keays was absolutely adorable."  

"a very appealing work of contemporary theatre. Blind Tasting works well with its combination of lyrical writing by Gilchrist and a lovely, well measured and warm performance by Sylvia Keays"  
Sydney Arts Guide

"Raw, forthright and astutely funny.....Keays is a deeply compelling actor, seamlessly transitioning from laughter in one moment to tears in the next." 
Express Media


In wine there is Truth. And laughter.

She talks wine. She sells wine. But, now, she has every reason to drink it!

Join her hilarious razor-sharp discovery of the unexpected truth hidden in each glass. 

Sylvia Keays portrays Sophie - witty, whimsical and utterly heartbroken. In Blind Tasting, she shares her sparkling coming of age story, as she navigates love, loss and the realisation that none of us really knows whats going to happen next. 

Part wine tasting, part performance Blind Tasting is a sparkling coming of age story. 

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