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The Shows Must Go On

If you've been missing your regular theatre fix the solution may be coming this weekend. From tomorrow a brand new YouTube channel titled, The Shows Must Go On, will be be showcasing a selection of Andrew Lloyd Webber's much loved musicals. Every Saturday at 5am a new show will be made available for a limited […]

Sam Wade – Living Through A Shutdown, A Comedian’s Perspective

I’m pretty sure 2020 did some shady shit back in the 80s because I have never seen something get so thoroughly and completely cancelled. We live in a time where most everything is shutdown, every job is essential and also completely expendable, where catching up with your mates is now a health hazard (unless you […]

Sydney Fringe Will Go Ahead in 2020

In a month overrun by event cancellations it's incredibly exciting to get a piece of good news. This week New South Wales' largest independent arts festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, has confirmed the event will go ahead in 2020, although later than normal. "The creative sector has registered a loss of more than $200 million in […]

Opera Australia To Continue Paying Staff

One of the counties largest theatrical production companies, Opera Australia, makes a commitment to continue paying their workforce. With theatres across the city forced to shutter productions for the foreseeable future to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Opera Australia like many companies is faced with a loss of their primary income stream. The company […]

Sydney Comedy Festival Cancelled

Sydney's comedy scene was dealt another severe blow late yesterday, March 18, when the Sydney Comedy Festival announced their cancellation for 2020. Originally set to take place between April 20 and May 17 the annual festival was a major highlight on the city's comedy calendar. The 2020 iteration was set to welcome comedians such as, […]

Giant Dwarf To Reopen

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. All shows are hoping to run within three months of their previously scheduled date. However, if not possible tickets will be refunded. Any tickets already sold for affected events will be valid for the rescheduled shows. With full refunds also available on request to anyone who bought a ticket before Mar […]

A Chorus Line

A Chorus Line, was a smash hit when it debuted in 1975. The behind the scenes “putting-on-a-show” type storyline harkens back to classic musicals of the 30s and 40s. But though it depicts the trials and drama of backstage, A Chorus Line also examines human stories of unique individuals, and the social politics of the […]

Neighbourhood Watch

From 17 March, Newtown’s New Theatre will present Neighbourhood Watch, the story of two unlikely neighbours and their even more unlikely friendship. Written by Lally Katz, the upcoming production is directed by Trudy Ritchie and features a stellar cast of Australian performers including Cathy Bates, Tim Breadmore, Colleen Cook and Joshua Horwitz. The comedy explores […]

David Strassman – The Chocolate Diet

The simple act of ventriloquism is a complex art form, but when you add in multiple puppets, characters and some of the most advanced robotics seen on stage it becomes an entirely new beast. David Strassman does just that with his performances, combine that with his dedication to the art form and the grandness of […]

Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep

Presented as part of the Sydney Opera House’s 2020 UnWrapped festival, Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep presents the life and work of legendary musician Margaret Leng Tan. Co-produced by Chamber Made and CultureLink Singapore, the piece is performed by Leng Tan and combines spoken and recorded text, projected images and original music by Leng Tan's long-term […]