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Comedy Kiki 2020

Last year's inaugural Comedy Kiki festival was so successful that Darlinghurst Theatre Company has decided to bring back its festival of funnies for 2020. A festival of comedic shows will see a lineup of the most hilarious Australian queer comedians including; Zoe Coombs Marr, Geraldine Hickey and Nath Valvo. Each artist will be performing on different nights […]

REVIEW: Torch Song Trilogy

Harvey Feirstein’s semi-autobiographical play garnered him a bagful of awards and became a seminal work in the gay genre. It’s set in New York in the 1970s, but take away all the temporal cues and it still feels contemporary and relevant. This production by Darlinghurst Theatre Company is a reprisal of director Stephen Colyer’s much […]

The Sound Of Waiting

Mary Anne Butler's play, The Sound Of Waiting, will be showing at the Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Eternity Playhouse to explore the struggles of asylum seekers and their journey. Director, Suzanne Pereira said, “The Sound Of Waiting is a play written by Mary Anne Butler who is a writer from the Northern Territory and the play […]

An Act of God

God is coming to the Darlinghurst Theatre Company in the Australian premiere of David Javerbaum’s hilarious An Act of God. Originating from a twitter account (@TheTweetofGod) and book, The Last Testament: A Memoir from God, the play is a satiric conversation with God, who ‘inhabits’ the body of an actor to speak to the audience. […]

Review: The Mystery of Love and Sex

Funny, relevant and with a lot of heart. The Mystery of Love and Sex is 2017's rom-com with added bite. Directed by Anthony Skuse, the play is currently showing at Eternity Playhouse in Darlinghurst, and coincides with this year’s Mardi Gras. Written by Boardwalk Empire's Bathsheba Doran, The Mystery of Love and Sex is a quirky, millennial-esque tale of […]

The Mystery of Love and Sex

The Mystery of Love and Sex had its Australian debut when it premiered at the Darlinghurst Theatre Company earlier this month. Written by Boardwalk Empire's Bathsheba Doran, the play focuses on relationships and romance. And while this might not sound like anything groundbreaking when it comes to theatre plots, its humorous portrayal of both heterosexual and gay […]

A Life in the Theatre

Step inside the actor’s world with American playwright David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre – the story about the relationship between two actors, John and Robert. John has just joined the cast of a theatre company with Robert taking him under his wings. You see the relationship develop over a year. Actor Akos Armont, […]

Remembering Pirates

If you haven't yet been to a play at Eternity Playhouse, now is a great time. Firstly because the restored heritage building is one of the most magnificent small theatres in Sydney, and secondly because Christopher Harley's new production Remembering Pirates is now showing. Played out on a minimalistic stage, the Darlinghurst Theatre Company revisits the classic […]

Good Works

Good Works is an emotionally powerful and exquisitely told Australian story by acclaimed playwright, Nick Enright. This November, watch as the Darlinghurst Theatre Company bring this compelling drama to life at Eternity Playhouse. Renowned theatre director Iain Sinclair has expressed that it has been a delight to work with a script written by Enright, who is considered […]

Theatre Review: Detroit

“Detroit” is a tricky play. It starts in one place and lands in another entirely. The play’s pedigree, nominated for a Pulitzer in 2011, warns that it is not a simple, modern comedy. The premise is funny, lulling, and ultimately devastating. A sort-of settled couple, Mary (Lisa Chappell) and Ben (Ed Wightman), live in a […]