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The Best FREE Events at Sydney Festival 2017

When you’re living in one of the most expensive cities in the world, heading out and about purely for fun’s sake can be a bit tricky. We all know the endless hunt for ‘fun’ has also been impended by the ripple effect of the lockout laws. But while the Sydney bourgeoisie don’t seem too keen […]

Hakawati

A delicious four-course meal enhanced by four captivating stories is what to expect when you head to Hakawati at El-Phoenician Restaurant in Parramatta, and Director Wayne Harrison is very excited. “I get a particular thrill out of creating things that didn’t exist before, and part of the excitement of that is putting it in front […]

Packemin Youth Productions’ CATS

It’s the theatrical sensation that packs a purr. The musical Cats can never seem to stray from the spotlight for long, and it now returns to Sydney with a new take from Packemin Youth Productions. Defying all the warnings about working with children or animals (well, animal themes), the massive cast of 120 performers includes […]

SIRO-A

A unique, futuristic theatrical experience can be expected when Siro-A comes from Japan to perform at The Concourse Chatswood. The group have been described by critics as "Japan’s answer to the Blue Man Group". A vast projection screen acts as a backdrop, and the latest video-mapping, light animation, laser effects and 3D video projection developments are utilised […]

Cabaret

One of the world’s most beloved and tantalising musicals is set to capture audiences all over again as David Hawkins’ new Australian production of Cabaret launches the Hayes Theatre’s 2017 season. The iconic Paul Capsis (Resident Alien) takes the reigns as the Emcee, in the role of a lifetime. He is joined by a star-studded […]

Ladies in Black

It is being heralded as the best new Australian musical since Priscilla Queen of the Desert dazzled the world, and now the Ladies in Black is ready to paint the town. Ladies in Black is set in a Sydney on the cusp of becoming cosmopolitan, as the glorious liberation of the ‘60’s comes to sweep […]

Review: Girl Asleep

Drenched in a delicious 70's aesthetic and wrapped in a lush purple velvet set – Girl Asleep takes your typical awkward indie teenage misfit drama on a psychedelic journey of self-discovery on-par with the brilliant bizarreness of The Mighty Boosh or Adventure Time. Fresh off the back of a season at the Adelaide Fringe festival and […]

Meghan Byrne – Serotiny

“When you see that a piece of coral is a leaf, is a tree, is your circulatory system and a river course you recognise the dendritic structures that we share and define us. My images aim to show the physical, visceral and corporeal structures that we share so we have a better understanding of who […]

Australia Rocks! The Book Launch & Gig

From Johnny O'Keefe to Silverchair, Australian rock 'n' roll music has seen some massive changes over the years. Capturing four decades of our great southern land's musical output is a vivid new coffee table book: Australia Rocks! Remembering the Music of the 1950s to 1990s. By informally exploring the enduring and ever-evolving culture of Australian rock and […]

Review: Bare the Musical

Making its debut in 2000, Bare is a rock musical by Jon Hartmere Jr. and Damon Intrabartolo centred on the secret relationship between two gay high school students and the daily struggles they and their classmates face at their private Catholic boarding school. Much like Spring Awakening in the age of Skins (the original, grittier […]