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Now in its 18th year the Short+Sweet Festival is all grown up!

Over its lifetime Short+Sweet has spread the popular 10-minute format in theatre, dance, cabaret & comedy across Australia and the globe. This year’s line-up of tasty treats includes 10 plays per night spread across two programs which change each week in the run towards the gala finals in April.

The 2019 fest will again feature judges’ voting and the People’s Choice audience votes – all heading for the April Gala Finals. And new festival director Sarah Purdue has introduced two themed weeks: LGBTQIA Week (week 4) to coincide with Mardi Gras, and Women’s Week (week 5) aligned with International Women’s Day.

Productions in this year’s festival come from all around the country and world explained Purdue, “there are productions from the Illawarra, Bundanoon, Canberra and as far away as Los Angeles and Chennai.”

The range of experience levels of producers, directors and performers is also incredibly broad in 2019, from first-time directors who have recently completed their HSC to others with over 13 years of experience.

Until Apr 12. Tom Mann Theatre Theatre, 136 Chalmers St, Surry Hills. $15-$27+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.shortandsweet.org/sydney