FocusTheatre’s Cabaret featured The Wharf Revue’s Phil Scott entertaining with a selection of Noel Coward, Irving Berlin and his own works and partnering young singer Vincent Hooper from their hit cabaret The Twink and the Showgirl.
John Turnbull’s poetry performance from Plato to Shakespeare to Whitman to Ginsberg was hilarious; magician Graham Kite was pretty naughty; Alice Livingstone Director of Focus Theatre was a fabulous MC as well as leading a treasure hunt. I won tickets to their next show. Lucky me.
Focus Theatre was founded in November 2003 by actor, director and producers Alice Livingstone and Pete Nettell. Over the past six years, Focus Theatre has established itself as one of the leading companies on the independent theatre scene. Productions include: Out in the Open by Jonathan Harvey at Darlinghurst Theatre; Handbag by Mark Ravenhill at The Seymour 2005); Putting it Together by Stephen Sondheim at The Seymour; Blowing Whistles by Matthew Todd, adapted by Alice Livingstone and Pete Nettell; Bison by Lachlan Philpott and Natural Born Hooker by Konrad Product at Belvoir St Theatre.