31 Jul - 04 Sep 2020
60 Minutes

Short Message Service

A small moment of theatre in the palm of your hands.

Short Message Service is a moment of theatre delivered to you, to your phone, in the comfort of your own home.

Developed and programmed by Q Theatre, Short Message Service will be delivered to audiences via a series of text messages over one hour and crafted by playwrights including Western Sydney locals Donna Abela, Monikka Eliah and Margaret Davis; acclaimed writer and satirist Jonathan Biggins, with actor, writer and singer Mandy Bishop; and Q Theatre’s very own Originate Ensemble.

Short Message Service will deliver compelling narratives under the theme of ‘intimacy’. It is a chance for audiences to sit back and experience the excitement of the unexpected, all without leaving the living room – and it doesn’t cost a thing!

Short Message Service Sessions

SessionTitle and PlaywrightAbout
Session 1:
Friday 31 July, 6pm – 7pm
The Angel Code
by Margaret Davis
Gina’s first live date in years. What could possibly go wrong?
Session 2:
Friday 7 August, 6pm – 7pm
Patient Zero
by Donna Abela
Blame game on.
Session 3:
Friday 14 August, 6pm- 7pm
Fat Free Pizza
by Monikka Eliah
Hello, it’s me. You, from the future.
Session 4:
Friday 28 August, 6pm- 7pm
by Jonathan Biggins
and Mandy Bishop
This is your transmission, should you choose to accept it.
Session 5:
Friday 4 September, 6pm- 7pm
The Big Blue
by Originate Ensemble*
Dive a little deeper.

*Please Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Katie Beckett is not able to share her SMS presentation on Friday 4 September. In its place, we’ve invited our Originate Ensemble to take the stage and share a piece from a larger work they’re currently creating, The Big Blue. If you previously booked for the session on this date, you do not need to re-book.

How To Book

Please note that only one mobile phone number can be attributed to each booking. If you would like to make multiple bookings with different mobile phone numbers, please book separately.

Bookings close for each session at 4pm AEST on the day they are scheduled to happen.

To experience all events in this free and exclusive program click the “Book Program Now button, below. If you would only like to book in for select performances, please select the “Book Now” button.

Then, click on “Update My Details” to ensure that you have your current mobile phone number saved in your customer profile page, and proceed to click on “Confirm and Book Now”. It is essential that you have access to your mobile phone that can receive text messages during Short Message Service.

PSA: It’s been a while since our system had this volume of bookings, if you experience any problems please email boxoffice@penrith.city and we will book you in and send you the confirmation. Easy!

31 Jul 2020 6:00 pm

07 Aug 2020 6:00 pm

14 Aug 2020 6:00 pm

28 Aug 2020 6:00 pm

04 Sep 2020 6:00 pm

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