Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall captures a momentous night for legendary guitarist Eric Clapton – a celebration of the artist’s 70th year and a fine toast to his close relationship with the Royal Albert Hall; Clapton is the first artist to play more than 200 performances at this classic venue. Eric Clapton: Live At The Royal Albert Hall – Slowhand At 70 screens at Palace Byron Bay Cinema on Wednesday at 7pm. Tickets $18–20.
Her Mental Mission
Earlier this year multi-award-winning Aussie comedian Felicity Ward took up the challenge of breaking down the stigmas around mental health. A self-confessed sufferer of anxiety, Ward uses her insight and her warmth for a refreshingly intelligent humorous take on lived experience of mental illness. Catch her on her first Aussie show after her season at Edinburgh Festival, on Monday 19 October at the Byron Brewery.
Tickets through the website: www.byronbrewery.com.au or on 6619 0529.
Elvis Is Coming To Bangalow!
An Inspirational Story: At 56 years of age, Gillian Wills bought her first horse on a whim. Elvis was emaciated, scarred, unruly, saddle-phobic and imbued with attitude. However, Gillian sensed in him the remnants of a fierce pride that resonated with her own almost-lost sense of self-worth… Gillian (and Elvis) will be talking with Jesse Blackadder at Heritage House, Bangalow on Thursday 8 October 5.30pm. Tickets $5.
Come and party like it’s 1847! On 15 January, Marie Duplessis, courtesan, party girl, liar and legend got out of bed, put on a dress, ordered a bottle of champagne and sat alone in her Paris apartment to celebrate her birthday. She died 18 days later aged just 23. Songs for The Fallen is a thrilling musical party that charts Marie’s life from poverty to infamy in 19th-century Paris.
At the Byron Theatre on Saturday and Sunday 17 & 18 October. Tix on 6685 6807 or byroncentre.com.au.
Edgar and Mary
The Ballad Of Edgar and Mary is a music theatre entertainment commissioned by the Drill Hall Theatre Company for the centenary of Mullumbimby’s Drill Hall. The show is co-written and directed by Claude Gonzalez, a film and television director, twice nominated for AFI awards and an IF award and Gregory Aitken a veteran of more than twenty years of theatre work in the northern rivers. Choreographed by Michael Hennessy and plays 9–25 October at the Drill Hall Theatre.
For bookings and information visit www.drillhalltheatre.org.au or The Bookshop Mullumbimby.