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Athleticism & the disabled body – ‘Benched’ at Darlinghurst Theatre

A unique piece of intimate theatre is coming to Darlinghurst Theatre Company this May. Benched invites eight audience members to choose a ball, shoe or frisbee before joining award-winning playwright Jamila Main on the bench for an intimate moment of rumination on athleticism within a disabled body. When Jamila was first commissioned to create Benched they […]

Stay Woke

Everyone has been to a social dinner party or family holiday when suddenly the conversation turns political. The Darlinghurst Theatre's newest show, Stay Woke, explores this very experience and the influence "woke culture" has had on society. Written by Aran Thangaratnam & Directed by Bridget Balodis Stay Woke sees two brothers, Niv and Sai, attempting […]

Darlinghurst Theatre Announces 2022 Season

Darlinghurst Theatre Company has unveiled its most ambitious season yet. Curated, for the first time, by new Artistic Director Amylia Harris this season builds on her inclusive vision for the company that has seen it successfully emerge from two consecutive lockdowns. It features productions of varying scale from plays and musicals to genre-defying happenings that […]

Darlinghurst Theatre unveils new Artistic Director as 30th anniversary approaches

BY TESSA PELLE Darlinghurst Theatre has promoted former Co-Artistic Director Amylia Harris to sole Artistic Director as the company restructures ahead of its 30th anniversary. Previous Co-Artistic Director and founding CEO Glen Terry will be taking on the newly created role of Executive Director as he announces plans for early retirement, labelling Harris as his […]

I Want To Know What Love Is Co-Creator Amy Ingram Discuss the Importance Of Love In A Post-Pandemic World

Over the course of the last year one constant, love, has kept us all sane as we persevere through the toughest year many of us have ever experienced. Throughout the past 12 months we have learned that "things may go wrong but at the end of the day we only have each other to lean […]

Hans – Like A German

Berlin boy-wonder Hans is many things. He’s an accordionist, a dancer, a comedian and an international sex-symbol. After making it all the way to the finals of America’s Got Talent, Hans’ cabaret career soared. His show is packed with glitter and dance and will no doubt feature Hans in a tight sparkly costume playing his […]

Death Of Community Theatre

By Jade Morellini For centuries, theatre has been driving a rich culture of storytelling among communities, expressing the voices of many and uniting them as one. Theatres provide a place to discuss new ideas and to stimulate conversations about events occurring around the world, or to question the norms. After the devastating news surfaced of […]

Savages

Savages is about four men embarking on a cruise that doesn’t quite go to plan. This play explores multiple personalities the Aussie male can portray. Actor Josef Ber, who plays the character Rabbit, describes Savages as a “relentless, energising and pulsating play that explores the darker side of manhood". Ber described his character as a man desperate […]

The Pride

Darlinghurst Theatre Company are proud to present the highly anticipated Sydney Premiere of The Pride as part of the 2016 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Brilliantly written by Alexi Kaye Campbell, The Pride is an emotional and poetic reflection on gay identity and sexual liberation, celebrating authenticity, empathy and understanding. “[The Pride] examines the […]

Constellations

Nick Payne's Constellations will light up Sydney theatregoers this August, with an avant-garde production performed at the Eternity Playhouse. Portrayed by Sam O’Sullivan and Emma Palmer, this distinct love story will be a special piece of imagination to share with audiences using the ever-interesting multiverse theory as inspiration. “A couple fall in love; in some […]