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Here Lies Love and NSW Government Announce Venue for Vivid Sydney Theatrical Centrepiece

Ticket sale dates and travel packages announced
2014-11-13 16:05 2149

SYDNEY, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --It was announced today that a purpose-built pop-up venue will be built at Barangaroo to accommodate one of the most innovative theatre productions visiting Australia next year. Sydney audiences are set to be wowed when Talking Heads founding member David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's acclaimed New York production Here Lies Love comes to town as part of Vivid Sydney in May 2015.

Talking Heads’ David Byrne with Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase and Newtheatricals Director, Rodney Rigby. Photo credit: Brett Hemmings; Destination NSW
Talking Heads’ David Byrne with Destination NSW CEO, Sandra Chipchase and Newtheatricals Director, Rodney Rigby. Photo credit: Brett Hemmings; Destination NSW

 

Talking Heads’ David Bryne in Sydney today for Here Lies Love announcement. Photo credit: Brett Hemmings; Destination NSW
Talking Heads’ David Bryne in Sydney today for Here Lies Love announcement. Photo credit: Brett Hemmings; Destination NSW

NSW Minister for Regional Tourism, John Barilaro said, "Here Lies Love will be the first production to premiere at Central Barangaroo, a new harbourside precinct that will feature open-air spaces for festivals, entertainment, arts, culture and educational activities.

"The Millennium, a striking pop up venue, will combine intimacy and bold inventiveness and reference the site's shipping history while standing tall as a vibrant display of the urban renewal taking place at Barangaroo.

"Making its Australian premiere in Sydney in May, Here Lies Love will be the first musical production to take centre stage at Vivid Sydney, the Southern Hemisphere's largest festival of music, light and ideas.

"In just six years, Vivid Sydney has become Australia's largest and most successful festival, with a record 1.43 million people attending in 2014. It is the perfect festival to showcase the creativity and innovation of Here Lies Love," he said.

Here Lies Love at The Millennium will give audiences a taste of the arts, culture and entertainment that will call Central Barangaroo home once construction is complete.

David Byrne said "It was a festival in Australia that first took a chance on this material - that was a concert version - so it's appropriate that after many years Here Lies Love is back, finally, as the show it was always supposed to be. It took a while to get it right, to figure it all out, but that has happened.

"I have a feeling Australians will 'get' this show - not only the immersive aspect of it, but the history and the era will be somewhat familiar to a lot of Australians, with the Philippines being so close.

"It's very cool to be part of Vivid Sydney - this show provides a lot to look at - and to be part of this big cultural project in Barangaroo."

Tickets for Here Lies Love will be on sale from Monday 24 November. The Millennium will hold 550 people and the production is expected to receive very strong interest so audiences are recommended to book now and take advantage of great value travel packages from Wotif.com:

Midweek escape from $166pp(AUD)*

  • Two tickets to an evening performance
  • One night's accommodation at the Metro Hotel Sydney Central in a Deluxe Double Room

Luxe weekend from $241pp(AUD)^

  • Two tickets to an evening performance
  • One night's accommodation at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth in a Classic Room

Here Lies Love is produced in Australia by Rodney Rigby with Joey Parnes and Emursive and with the support of Destination NSW, the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency.

Visit www.sydney.com for more information.

Tickets On Sale:

Monday 24 November 2014

Performances from:

Thursday 7 May 2015

Times:

Tuesday -- Thursday at 7.30pm; Friday at 8pm


Saturday at 4pm and 8pm; Sunday at 2pm and 6pm.

Tickets:

From $99(AUD) (transaction fees may apply)

Bookings:

Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 or www.ticketmaster.com.au/Here-Lies-Love 


Groups: 1300 889 278 or groups@ticketmaster.com.au

For travel packages including hotel, tickets and/or airfares visit www.wotif.com.

Travel Package Conditions: Subject to availability.

*

Based on twin share. Includes evening ticket to Here Lies Love and overnight accommodation at Metro Hotel Sydney Central. From price is based on rates for Tuesday 26th May 2015. Correct as of 12.11.14.

^

Based on twin share. Includes evening ticket to Here Lies Love and overnight accommodation at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. From price is based on rates for Saturday 30th May, 2015. Correct as of 12.11.14.

About Destination NSW:

Destination NSW is the lead Government agency for the New South Wales (NSW) tourism and major events sectors. Our role is to market Sydney and NSW as one of the world's premier tourism and major events destinations; to secure major sporting and cultural events; to work in partnership with Business Events Sydney to win major international conventions and incentive travel reward programs; to develop and deliver initiatives that will drive visitor growth throughout the State; to achieve the NSW Government's goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure within the State by the year 2020.

From food and wine festivals to surf competitions, world class sporting events to celebrations of arts and culture, New South Wales has an Annual Calendar of Events that celebrates the diverse facets of Australian contemporary life. Sydney is unrivalled in Australia in its capacity to stage exclusive events that have the whole world tuning in. Destination NSW has been at the forefront in creating and winning world-class events that put Sydney on the global front page.

Photo - http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20141113/8521406790-a
Photo - http://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20141113/8521406790-b

Source: Destination NSW
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