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The Father

André was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? Either way, he’s still wearing his pyjamas and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing his mind. […]

Australian Grafitti

When Mason Phoumirath first met Disapol Savetsila - both budding drama students - he would never have dreamt they would be collaborating on a Sydney Theatre Company stage. Yet just a few short years later, Phoumirath finds himself playing the lead in Savetsila's first major play, Australian Graffiti. "We studied at University together. It blew […]

Cloud Nine

Caryl Churchill is arguably the world’s greatest living playwright. Cloud Nine, first performed in 1979 is her breakthrough play. Set initially in colonial, Victorian Africa and then time shifting to London more than a hundred years onward, it unpicks the big ideas of love, class, gender politics and sexuality. “It’s a big beast to crack” […]

Review: I Love You Now

June and Leo are in a hotel room, tentatively trying to fan into flame a passion that has long gone cold. Seems simple enough so far. But June is having a dalliance with Leo’s twin brother Rob, and her personal trainer, Helmut, as well as the local priest, who is also Rob’s confessor. Leo is […]

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

Fancy yourself as a super-sleuth? Step into the shoes of Sherlock Holmes and step back into late Victorian London to solve this entirely immersive and interactive mystery. Visit the study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, doctor turned author and man behind the legend. Be transported to 221B Baker Street, where Holmes and Watson would discuss […]

Cyrano de Bergerac

Whilst we inhabit this very Kardashian century, saturated with social media and image, attraction is never more than skin deep and style trumps substance at every turn. Enter Cyrano de Bergerac to prove that this notion is at best only half true. It’s the great love story where soldier/poet Cyrano de Bergerac falls in love […]

The 7 Stages of Grieving

When Chenoa Deemal, began rehearsals for The 7 Stages of Grieving, she had her undeniable moments of self-doubt. Director Jason Klarwein was her steadying force. “I would say to Jason, ‘Why did you hire me? I can’t do this, and he would casually say, ‘No, it’s alright, you can.’” Having since performed the show extensively […]

Hidden Sydney/Kings Bloody Cross

Every major world city seems to have its places of urban bohemia, neon glitter and decadent notoriety but in Kings Cross, Sydney had it all rolled into one. It’s a place just itching to tell its stories and at least some of them come to light in the show, Hidden Sydney and its companion piece […]

Doubt: A Parable

As an artist, it seems that Charmaine Bingwa can do anything and probably does. As a singer and guitarist she has supported international performers like Demi Lovato, Rachel Platten and Fifth Harmony. She writes, she produces, she acts for the small screen, big screen and stage. Currently, she is bringing her seemingly endless energy to […]

REVIEW: The Bodyguard Musical

Once a movie, now the musical and while neither reach any dramatic highs, this show does enough to leave audiences smiling. It’s a visceral sensual experience from the start with thermal flairs and gunshots a visual feast of colour and lights – and then you have Paulini. A show like this, which is essentially a vehicle […]