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A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED

One thing is for certain - everyone loves a good murder mystery, and that’s exactly what audiences will be getting with Agatha Christie's A Murder Is Announced. “A murder mystery gives us the opportunity to prove how clever we can be to solve a murder long before police or detectives; it gives us a chance […]

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

Tom Stoppard’s hilarious masterpiece, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is making audiences laugh at Sydney Theatre Company for a limited season. Fans of the famous Bard and Stoppard alike will enjoy this tale of two hapless messengers, trying to make sense of their interactions with other characters in a no-man’s land – all while the […]

STORM BOY

Sydney Theatre Company and Perth’s Barking Gecko Theatre Company have teamed up for a new production to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Colin Thiele’s much-loved Australian children’s classic, Storm Boy. “There is a great affection many Australians have for Storm Boy,” says Director John Sheedy, “it is arguably one of the greatest Australian stories of all […]

THE OTHER WAY

“The Other Way is a contemporary Australian story told with humour, music and passion,” says writer and director Stefo Nantsou of his new play which is a partnership between the Sydney Theatre Company and the Bankstown Youth Development Service. "The structure of the play is bound by the five 
Muslim daily prayers, starting at sunrise and […]

THE MAIDS

The stage lights flick up and out flounces Cate Blanchett as Claire, the maid; her anger at the fore as she amusingly and spitefully imitates the “loving” Mistress that degrades her and her sister, Solange (Isabelle Huppert) with her sweetness, daily. The maids perform their perverse rituals when Mistress is out, trying on her clothes […]

ROAD TRAIN

Road Train is a play that aims to increase young drivers' awareness of being on the roads, and is the result of a collaboration between the Sydney Theatre Company and the NRMA. Written and directed by Stefo Nantsou, Road Train tells the story of teenagers Ryan (John Shrimpton) and Karla (Ellen Bailey) living in a […]

Walsh Bay fight for recognition to continue

Residents and arts venues in Sydney’s Walsh Bay precinct will continue efforts to have their area officially recognised as a suburb after City of Sydney Council knocked back a proposal to have the area formally renamed as 'Walsh Bay'. A City of Sydney Council meeting last week saw all councillors except Liberal Councillor Shayne Mallard, […]

THEATRE: VS MACBETH

From its first performance in 1606, Macbeth has been plagued by misfortune. Supposedly a curse of the dark arts punishing Shakespeare for reproducing verbatim certain deathly incantations, actors previously daring to take the stage have suffered burns, stabs, falls, fevers, riots, heart attacks, suicides and mysterious deaths. The Sydney Theatre Company’s latest staging Vs Macbeth […]