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Wed, 13 May 2015
7.30 PM
Adult $55.00
Concession/Student $50.00
Group 6+ $50.00
Group 10+ $45.00
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Ipswich Civic Centre 38-50 Nicholas St, Ipswich, QLD 4305

Produced by Expressions Dance Company and Queensland Performing Arts Centre

An elegant dinner party hosted by an influential young man for his manipulative guests is thrown into turmoil when power meets greed, ambition and jealousy. As the evening wears on The Host exposes society’s insatiable desire for control and status and the power play between the guests intensifies as the accusations start to fly.

Who really holds the power at this sophisticated table? And who will be in control by the time coffee is served?

Combining gripping dance theatre with a touch of explosive fun, The Host will take you on a thrilling ride through the lifestyles of the power-hungry.

You will be struck by the sublime costumes by Brisbane-based fashion designer Gail Sorronda, the live music performed by Southern Cross Soloists and the enduring story told by multiple award-winning choreographer, Natalie Weir.

Concept and Choreography – Natalie Weir

Dancers – Expressions Dance Company

Musical Director – Tania Frazer

Costume Design – Gail Sorronda

Lighting Design – Ben Hughes

Musicians – Southern Cross Soloists

Special Offer: Enter the codeword “dinner party” when booking online and you will get 50% discount on all tickets to The Host!!!



Preshow Information

Thank you for purchasing your tickets and we look forward to seeing you at the Ipswich Civic Centre for the upcoming performance of “The Host - Expressions Dance Company This promises to be another fantastic performance at the Ipswich Civic Centre. We thought the following information might come in handy when planning for your visit:
  • Performance is being held on Wednesday 13 May 2015
  • The performance will be held in the George Hogg Auditorium (Main Level of the Civic Centre) starting at 7:30pm
    • There will be a pre performance talk by Expressions Dance Company Executive Director Libby Lincoln in the Cunningham Room from 6.45pm – 7.00pm
    • Stars Café Bar will be open on the Terrace 2 hours prior to the show start time (Main level)
    • Doors to each performance are scheduled to open 30 minutes prior to show start time.
    • Please be advised that late arrivals will have to wait outside the auditorium for an appropriate break in the performance to be seated.
    • Please note that whilst there are EFTPOS services for purchases at the Stars Café Bar there are NO “Cash Out” facilities in the Venue.
  Just so you can be prepared for how the performance is scheduled to unfold I have included a brief run sheet for you below:
  • Performance Duration is scheduled for 60 minutes (please note approx. times only)
  • No interval
  • Doors Open – 30 minutes Prior to each performance
  • There will be a pre performance talk by Expressions Dance Company Executive Director Libby Lincoln in the Cunningham Room from 6.45pm – 7.00pm
  • Please note food and drinks purchased from the Stars Café Bar can be taken into the show however we do ask that you switch any glassware to the plastic ware provided at the doors.
  • Merchandise may be available at this event , please note not all touring shows have EFTPOS so please bring cash to allow for these purchases.
  • Please note that use of personal cameras, Professional Photography, Flash Photography or Videoing is not allowed inside the Auditorium.
Seating: This show is presented as General Admission, we will have our raised seating in place to ensure that you have the best view to enjoy the show. Please present your ticket to the usher located at the main doors of the George Hogg auditorium and then choose your seat once inside. Please note that a lift is now available to make your way around the venue a little easier. Tickets: If you have pre-purchased your tickets within 7 days of the performance and not received them in the mail then please see the Box Office on the night for collection of tickets. Unless a show is marked Sold Out on the Website there will be tickets available at the door for purchase. Stars Café Bar: The Stars Café Bar will be open 2 hours prior to the show and offers a variety of light meal, main meal and wine options or a Nespresso coffee, before attending a performance. Please note that main meal orders are available from 5.30pm up until 6.45pm in order to ensure that they can be delivered in a timely fashion prior to the show commencing. (EFTPOS facilities are available - No cash out) Stars Café Bar will not be open Post Show. Spring Menu Parking: There is full on street parking available on Limestone, Nicholas and South Streets Ipswich and after hours off-street parking is available at 45 Roderick Street, Ipswich (Council car park) and in Foote Lane (Council Car Park). There is also a drop off zone located just outside the entrance of the Civic Centre on Nicholas Street. Getting Here: For more information to help you in “Getting Here” then please see our website: Special Needs: If you have any special requirements for your seating or require a hearing loop please ensure you liaise with the Box Office staff upon arrival and we would be more than happy to assist. On The Night: If you need assistance or have ticketing enquiries on the night of a show the Box Office is open from 1 hour prior to the show until 15 minutes after the commencement of the show, if you need to call the Ipswich Civic Centre on the night of a performance then please call (07) 3810 7751.
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