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Miss Sloane

In light of current American politics, it would be almost too easy to stay clear of Miss Sloane. Centred around the US’s gun laws and a female Washington lobbyist (Jessica Chastain) taking on the boys club rallying to loosen restrictions, it could be easily pushed aside as a cheesy Hollywood stance on gun control. However, that […]

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 […]

Review: 7 Days In The Life Of Simon Labrosse

If you’ve ever had trouble finishing your sentences or dealing with longstanding family dramas, Simon Labrosee may be the man for you. Théâtre Excentrique’s latest production, 7 Days In The Life Of Simon Labrosse, boasts the first Aussie performance of the French success, written by the award-winning Carole Fréchette. Set in Canada's 1993 recession, Labrosse (played by Gerry […]

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the premiere of Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, cementing the play as one of Australia’s most iconic pieces of theatre. Hot from finishing a successful season in Adelaide, the State Theatre of South Australia will be bringing the beloved classic to Sydney next week, along with artistic director […]

The Dream

From next week, the Australian Ballet will honour one of the most iconic choreographers of the 20th century Frederick Ashton, in an enchanting performance comprising three of his works. Ashton’s choreography style played a crucial role in the development of the art, his ‘British Ballet’ infused compositions a major part of the Australian Ballet’s early […]

Review: Antigone

Théâtre Excentrique showcases one of the most powerful reinterpretations of Sophocles’ tragedy in their production of Anouilh’s Antigone. Playing for a short season at the PACT Theatre, the play tells the harrowing story of the king’s lonely niece and her life ending decision to defy him in order to honour her deceased brother. Starring a […]

Gallipoli Art Prize 2015

Judges were presented with a difficult task in culling this year’s entries in the annual Gallipoli Art Prize, with a record number of entries. The unique art prize will again tell the personal stories of war and the people involved. Amongst this year’s finalists is Turkish- Australian artist, Mertim Gokalp. Gokalp’s portrait of Donald Keys, […]

One Man Breaking Bad

It’s rare for a television show today to finish in the height of its prime, leaving its viewers wanting more, but that’s exactly what Breaking Bad accomplished. Among the string of disappointed viewers that the Emmy award winning show left behind is American comedian, Miles Allen. To the aid of the cult show’s fan base, […]

Jerry and Tom

American writer, Rick Cleveland, has enjoyed a successful career, which includes scriptwriting for television cult programs like Mad Men and House of Cards. This month, Insomniac Theatre will be bringing his 1990’s play turned film, Jerry and Tom, to black comedy life at The Exchange Hotel. The story was inspired by Cleveland’s time working as […]

The Secret Hideaway

On Thursday April 9th, The ArtHouse Hotel will play home to an intriguing night of Burlesque performances. Featuring some of Sydney’s most captivating performers, The Secret Hideaway will offer guests a weeknight escape into the alluring neo-burlesque world. Amongst the list of performers is Katie ‘Mae de la Rue’ Bell, recent runner up in this […]