Theatre & Performance

Sydney Theatre Company Granted ‘100% Capacity’ Exemption

Sydney Theatre Company venues have been granted an exemption which allows them to return to 100% capacity by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard. The news comes almost exactly one year after the industry was forced to shutter all performance spaces die to COVID-19. The exemption comes into effect just in time for the current season […]

Outdated

The Ensemble’s new play Outdated explores the shock of suddenly being single in middle age and having to expose oneself in the dating market. Writer Mark Kilmurry, Ensemble’s resident Artistic Director, writes: “After years of someone knowing your good and bad sides you are having to prove yourself with someone new.” The play explores how […]

REVIEW: Magic Mike Live

Imagine this, two best friends of 15 years, 200+ screaming toey women, and about 30 men in a crowd watching a sweaty, ab popping reincarnation of Magic Mike! As a dancer off 25 years I spectical on the quality of dancing! Let me tell you I was blown away! Choreographed by the gorgeous and talented […]

Young Frankenstein

The Hayes Theatre Co is beginning 2021 with a full throttle Yodel and some crazy making musical madness with a new take on Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. The production is directed by Alex Berlarge (American Psycho The Musical) and stars Matthew Backer (Only Heaven Knows). The show was supposed to premier last year but was put […]

REVIEW: We Will Rock You

Packemin Productions and Riverside Theatres celebrate their 10th anniversary season this year and their 20th production is the phenomenally successful rock musical We Will Rock You. Prepare to be rocked!! This musical is set in the distant future and tells of the Bohemian's fight to restore individuality and live music in a world where the […]

Drummer Queens

Welcome to the world of Drummer Queens as eight talented young women take to the stage playing drums and percussion in this very unique and incredibly entertaining sound and light spectacular. The art of drumming is creatively presented and should send shock waves consuming audiences as the theatre shakes profusely from this ‘joyous noise’. The […]

Turner’s Turn

Turner's Turn is a cabaret show created by Australian icon, Geraldine Turner, in which she sings many of her musical numbers and tells great stories about her life on the stage. Turner is one of Australia’s brightest stars both on stage and on screen. A grand dame of theatre musicals, including, Oliver, Chicago, Anything Goes […]

REVIEW: Fangirls

Judging by the audience reaction, Yve Blake’s revision of Fangirls is going to be another big hit. The story of three school-age friends who all fall in love with a boyband idol is not for everyone above the age of, say, 40 years old. The first half is full on, with intensely loud music, blurred […]

REVIEW: Circa’s Peepshow

The promotional materials for Circa’s Peepshow promise a steamy, burlesque night at the Sydney Opera House. What Circa, the world renowned, Brisbane based performance company, delivers is somewhat less risqué. Seven talented, and incredibly flexible performers dangle, contort and hurl themselves across the stage with breathtaking grace. Under the masterful direction of Yaron Lifschitz the […]

REVIEW: Ernani

It is not surprising that Verdi’s fifth opera, Ernani, is rarely produced and that this is its first visit to Opera Australia. The tortured story of the love quadrangle is one of the silliest librettos produced by Verdi’s librettist Francesco Maria Piave, but despite this, Verdi’s glorious music and the splendid performers of this production […]