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Kiss of the Gallery Guard

Art theft, forgery and romance in new Australian play

Young Amber leaves the outback under a cloud. She makes good in Sydney at the Art Gallery of NSW, then better in London… and even better in New York.

How did she do it? And what happens if she returns to Australia?

This clever new play from the prolific pen of Carol Dance (Future Seekers, Indian Embrace) include piano music, a soirée atmosphere and a most unusual story.

Directed by Murray Lambert with Anna Greig, Kiss of the Gallery Guard stars Cara Severino (Girls Like That), Eli Saad (Beirut Adrenalin, Asylum) and Chloe Schwank (Cosi, Comedy of Errors), with pianist Philip Eames.

Kiss of the Gallery Guard is a mystery, a comedy and a romance. This tale of art theft, forgery and the meaning of art is both inspirational and entertaining. Suitable for all ages.

Writer Carol Dance says part of the fun of the play is the blend of jazzy and classical music performed live by Philip Eames. The play is set in art galleries that have a pianist playing in the foyer. The music is alternately dramatic and subliminal.

Curiosity inspired Carol to write the play.

“Do we know what goes on in an art gallery, and what the guards really do? Stopping people touching the artworks? Watching out for thieves and forgers? Are they pondering the meaning of the paintings they guard? Are they inspired to paint something themselves?”

Kiss of the Gallery Guard plunges us into the surprising life of a generous young gallery guard. Amber (Cara Severino) wants to understand how one particular painting can be interpreted in 9 different ways by 9 different gallery visitors. When theft, forgery and romance ensue, the plot thickens…



Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Sydney NSW, Australia


Friday 11 May 2018 from 8pm to 10pm
Saturday 12 May 2018 from 8pm to 10pm
Friday 18 May 2018 from 8pm to 10pm
Saturday 19 May 2018 from 8pm to 10pm
Friday 25 May 2018 from 8pm to 10pm
Saturday 26 May 2018 from 8pm to 10pm
Sunday 13 May 2018 from 3pm to 5pm
Sunday 20 May 2018 from 3pm to 5pm


Adults: $45.00
Senior: $40.00
Students: $35.00

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