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Hump Day

September 23, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s hump day! We’re in the middle of our five show run for The Sydney Fringe. Appleloft went heaps well on Sunday, and we’ve got three shows left – Thursday 6.30, Friday 8.00, and Saturday 6.30, all at PACT Centre for Emerging Artists in Erskineville.
Tickets can be booked online or bought at the door.

Sorry about the hideous photo quality – my camera has a weird yellow tone and blurs like it’s been wrapped in cling film. Here are some bump in shots!

Setting up…

our foyer music…

duffy and his wingmen.


Appleloft Opens

September 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Just a quick post to keep you all updated on Appleloft business. It is our opening show tonight at The Sydney Fringe and we are pretty damn excited for it. Rachel and myself baked up a storm last night in preperation, and I think everyone will be pleased with the product. Nathan also made us a sexy John Meyer mix tape (or CD as the case may be).

We are heading up to PACT to do a tech and some rehearsal before we go on at 6:30 tonight. If you haven’t got your tickets, here is the place to get them, but if you’re coming tonight we have some spare room for door tickets. See you there.

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Applespiel are all up ins your internet

September 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Just a quick post pointing you in the direction of this article on Alternative Media Group about our Fringe show, Appleloft.

We bumped in yesterday, and it’s looking great. Appleloft is easily going to be the most comfortable show to watch in the Fringe. Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to Wall-E, the cutest terrible little projector you’ve ever seen (or not seen the image from), but that’s for the best.

We open in two days, so don’t forget to get your tickets!

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The Sydney Fringe Festival begins tomorrow night!

September 9, 2010 Leave a comment

The first Sydney Fringe Festival in YEARS begins tomorrow night, with shows opening all over the Inner West and celebrations at the newly refurbished Imperial Hotel in Erskineville. Check out the website,, for information and specs on all the shows on offer.

We’re still in the final production stages, including tech and some kerfuffles with projectors, and we’re very excited to be opening at PACT Centre for Emerging Artists as part of the PACT PRESENTS program NEXT FRIDAY at 6.30pm!!!

After our ten minutes of fame on FBi the other morning, Nathan and I crashed the Fringe Festival media launch at the Imperial Hotel and felt very groovy.

Since starting out with a $0 marketing plan, and a $0 budget, we’ve had an enormous amount of luck and help from friends. Thankyou to everyone who bought a fundraising chocolate from us – you helped us pay for things like Public Liability Insurance and security deposits. Thanks to PACT for including us in the PACT PRESENTS program (along with Clock Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Thousands) and helping us get some publicity for our show in Sydney. We’ve also been lucky enough to get some mentions in print/online publications.


The Scene

The Sydney Morning Herald (as the ‘Theatre’ pick of the Sydney Fringe Festival!), also here

Concrete Playground

And on Wednesday the 8th of Sept, Nathan and Rachel were guests on ‘StageFright’ to talk about Appleloft with the lovely team at FBi Radio

Inner West Courier – We’re on page 6, but there’s other great Fringe stuff, including our friends from Zetland on page 9.

So now’s the time to buy tickets, not just to Appleloft, but to all the Fringe shows that tickle your fancy. We’d love to see you there! You can buy your tickets here.

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Ra-Ra-Radio tomorrow morning – FBi’s StageFright

September 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Applespiel’s Rachel Roberts and Nathan Harrison will be talking on FBi Radio’s StageFright tomorrow morning at 10am – tune in to 94.5 and listen to our dulcet tones.

Also, goodness me! The Sydney Fringe Festival begins this friday! We’ve got a busy, busy week ahead of bump-in, tech, rehearsals and planning for Applespiel’s Morning Breakfast Commercial Radio Show at Crack Theatre Festival while we get our Fringe show ‘Appleloft’ up and running.

Please book tickets! The Fringe tickets booking system is secure and lets us know how many delicious cupcakes to make for each performance!


Edit: The podcast of the radio show we were on is now up on the FBi website – you can hear it here, under STAGEFRIGHT. Also, buy tickets to Appleloft! You can do it online at

Applespiel’s Busy Two Months

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

So the next couple of months are going to be pretty nutso busy. It’s stuff we’ve mostly covered, but I’m just writing to update on a few things and show you our new shiny pictures.

Appleloft Poster

Our Sydney Fringe show is just over two weeks away now. You can get your tickets here for a great night of romance, easter eggs, John Mayer, baked goods and much much more. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and true to Appleloft form, the more the merrier.

After that is Applespiel’s Morning Breakfast Commercial Radio Show, as part of Crack Theatre Festival for This Is Not Art 2010 up in Newcastle. The program is live now, and features friends of our Van Badham, Nat Randall and Holly Orkin. Also, our very own Simon Binns will be hosting a forum, and Rachel Roberts will be speaking on another. It’s going to be a great weekend. We’ll be recording our radio show and putting it up online for everyone who can’t make it to the festival.

At the end of October, we’re very pleased to be a part of Performance Space’s Clubhouse season. We’ll be presenting Applespiel are Actors and You Can Be Too Maybe on October 28th.

Applespiel are actors and you can be too maybe

Applespiel are Actors and You Can Be Too Maybe

Let’s face it. There’s a strong divide in the “scene” between strict theatre and contemporary performance. Applespiel’s intense research division has done some heavy research in to the matter and have concluded that the reason for such a divide is that most performance artists are terrified of acting. Being the warm-hearted community builders that Applespiel are, we have decided to try and fix this problem by offering a FREE acting workshop for all those contemporary performers out there who need to get over their fears. So come along and get in touch with your inner Stanley or Blanche. Learn all about PLAYING ACTIONS and your character’s MOTIVATION. To ensure that the experience is truly worthwhile, we will be using an acting method known as the Harrison technique. Shrouded in mystery, as its master never truly documented all of its different aspects, the Harrison method is a highly reliable yet deceptive acting method that will help you overcome the terror that acting currently incites in you.

To wrap up the year we’ll probably be planning another suburban Appleloft at someone’s house, but until then we’ll be very busy. Hope to see you at these events!

appleloft!, the fringe, TiNA and others.

August 23, 2010 2 comments

So, Appleloft! was last Friday night. It was pretty sweet.

We had some lovely tunes from Rob and Mark, poetry from Doug (who also created an indie film script/send-up with Rob and Kirby which was seriously funny) and other performances from Nathan, Joe, Duffy, and myself – plus the Summit (‘Who or What do you think should be PM that isn’t currently running for parliament?’) and the Holes stories.

Thankyou so much to everyone who performed and everyone who attended. We look forward to seeing you all at the Fringe version of Appleloft.

Speaking of, the Sydney Fringe Festival starts in about two weeks! Which means our show is in about three weeks! Tickets are on sale here and you can book subscriptions to see four or five different shows throughout the festival for a discount. We’d love to see you there 🙂

TiNA and the Crack Theatre Festival is the October long weekend in Newcastle, NSW – where we are presenting Applespiel’s Morning Breakfast Commercial Radio Show at 10-11am each morning. I am personally looking forward to this very, very much as I have never been to TiNA before and I can’t wait to see all the other works over the long weekend.

Other shows: next week at Carriageworks, the National Youth Theatre Company is presenting a series of new works as the first ever showcase of the NYTC. I’m performing with the Senior Ensemble and have been working with the Junior Ensemble as Assistant Director. You can buy tickets to the Senior Ensemble show ‘Growing Up’ here and if you enter the discount code RACHEL you’ll get cheaper tickets and the joy that comes from knowing you’ve used my name as a discount code. Tickets for the Junior Ensemble show ‘MUD’ and the Regional show ‘OUTBACK” are available through the NYTC website.

It’s going to be a busy few months, with shows and teaching pracs and thesis editing and camping ahead for the Applespielers. We hope that we’ll see you at the Fringe and TiNA/Crack Theatre Festival.