Live a Little
Written and directed by Paul Gilchrist
Performed by Sylvia Marie Keays
Lighting design by Artie Hotchkies
Mon 19 - Thurs 22 April
a part of the KXT Popupstairs season in the Bordello
with thanks to KX Hotel
Image by Leandro Villamil
So you gotta reward yourself, right?
A treat here. A perk there.
So says Tilly.
And what could be the harm in that?
Live a Little is a hilarious and heartbreaking exploration
of those little leave passes we grant ourselves.
"this production is one to see,
with a beautiful and memorable script by Paul Gilchrist
and a stellar performance
by Sylvia Marie Keays"
“ a superb monologue….
Keays hits the ball out of the park
with her spectacular performance”
"Sylvia Marie Keays is a gun performer…
You’ll laugh a lot at LIVE A LITTLE.
You will probably shed a tear or two, too.
So brimming with humanity and humour,
its brilliant handling of language
by both writer and performer,
LIVE A LITTLE has a lot to offer.
DON’T MISS IT"
Sydney Arts Guide
“See it if possible.
Sylvia is enchanting, authentic and so much Tilly,
that it is almost a surprise
that when her performance ends Sylvia Keays remerges to take the applause”
South Sydney Herald
“Sylvia Marie Keays is utterly wonderful….
LIVE A LITTLE is as moving as it is amusing,
KXT Popupstairs (and subtlenuance)
have chosen a gem to jointly relaunch in 2021”
Chuck Moore Reviews
"Played with brilliant endearment by Sylvia Marie Keays….
LIVE A LITTLE brings a unique character to the stage"
Reviews by Judith
featuring some of Sydney's most exciting established and emerging writers
Flight Path Theatre
June 23 to July 4
Unfortunately, this production was COVID interrupted and, of the ten planned performances, only the first two nights of the Week One program (First Horn) were performed.
First Horn (23 – 27 June)
(Only 23 & 24 June were performed)
Written by Shauntelle Benjamin, Mark Langham, Melita Rowston, Peter Maple and Catherine Zimdahl
Performed by Zachary Bush, Cormac Costello, Zoe Crawford, Sarah Furnari, Sonya Kerr, Demitra Sealy, Olivia Suleimon, Michael Smith and Esther Williams
Directed by Paul Gilchrist
Assistant director Kate Wooden
Second Horn (30 June – 4 July)
(Due to COVID this program was not performed)
Written by Donna Abela, John AD Fraser, Callum McLean, Roslyn Hicks and Kel Vance
Performed by Georgia Britt, Garreth Cruikshank, Nyssa Hamilton, Richard Holborn, Simon Lee, Susie Lindeman, Linda Nicholls-Gidley, Eli Saad and Dominic Stone
Directed by Daniela Giorgi
Assistant Director Kobi Taylor-Forder
Stage Manager Tom Massey
Lighting Design Artie Hotchkies
The stories we tell matter.
They teach us to see
and how to be.
They help us flourish.
Except when they don’t.
yet deliver despair,
but yield misery,
and bar the gates.
These are the stories told in Hell.
Our brilliant writers delve into the darkness to find,
that though the devil may have two horns,
he’s got more than a single tale!
And from the few reviewers who braved the circumstances on our opening (and as it turned out closing) night:
“well directed by Paul Gilchrist, who asked his five writers to write pieces that explored a pernicious idea. Each writer took the challenge with great results…. Gilchrist takes all these disparate short stories and dramatizes them into one cohesive piece with imaginative blocking, simply props and set, and great use of the ensemble cast….DON’T MISS THIS”
“it’s refreshing to see a theatre production dealing with important issues so fearlessly……a powerful, relatable and engaging production”
"Devilishly fun......Excellent theatre not to be missed"
Chuck Moore Reviews
Image by Tom Massey
This production received assistance from 2021 NSW Performing Arts Covid Support Package