The Short+Sweet Festival, now in it’s seventh year, is a unique program of over 60 performances and over 250 artists presenting theatre, cabaret, and comedy, festival participants work towards gaining the coveted Festival titles, including Best Overall Production, Best Actor, Best Cabaret Artist and Audience Choice.

The full program is divided into seven strands made up of 5-10 works in a single line-up and each strand is attended by a panel of anonymous judges drawn from the local industry.

On the Gold Coast, highlights include The Sunflower Puzzle, an original musical exploring depression; and choose-your-own-adventure story The Customer is Always Right.

“The Festival has so much to offer audiences in fantastic short, sharp bursts.  At just 10-minutes a pop, Short+Sweet is perfect entertainment.  Each night offers a real mixed bag of shows, and it’s very much a lucky dip. There’s really nothing else like it,” Festival Director Nathan Sibthorpe said.

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