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A play inspired by a subversive Facebook group

Rough Trade, written and performed by Katie Pollock , is a mix of sex and politics, and a cuttingly witty commentary on a failed society. Described in the press release for this year’s Sydney Fringe as: Part stand-up, part takedown of capitalism, part wannabe dancing dildo musical, this one-woman play is a celebration of resilience, humour … and […]

REVIEW: Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! is a superb feel-good jukebox musical based on the songs of ABBA that was composed by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. The show which has been seen by over 65 million people worldwide and reportedly grossed over $4 billion since its debut in 1999, returns to the Riverside Theatres after an incredibly successful […]

Bran Nue Dae

Embarking on its 30th anniversary tour, hit musical Bran Nue Dae has begun its 2020 season in Sydney at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres. Legendary Australian actor and TV presenter Ernie Dingo returns to the role of Uncle Tadpole which he first performed in the original 1990 tour of the production. Presented by Opera Australia and Sydney Festival, Bran […]

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir

Christmas is peak season for choirs and, with a fairly fixed catalogue of tunes, it’s hard for any one group to stand out from the rest. The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir (SGLC) however, has managed to distinguish itself, not only through its diverse make-up but also its broad and varied repertoire. The choir is […]

White Pearl

You won’t want to miss the Australian premiere of Anchuli Felicia King’s play White Pearl, presented by National Theatre Of Parramatta and Sydney Theatre Company at Riverside Theatres. King's play puts a razor-sharp focus on corporate culture, racism and pan-Asian relations. She said, “Around the time I started writing this play in 2016, a bunch […]

Art Attack – My Best Dead Friend

Part theatre, part performance lecture, part stand-up comedy My Best Dead Friend is Anya Tate-Mannings method for dealing with her own real life experiences. In the one-woman show Tate-Manning tells the story of a close-knit group of teenage girls who wanted to take over the world and rail against the status-quo, only to be rocked […]

Jump First, Ask Later

Dauntless Movement Crew (DMC) is a troupe of young performers who will challenge what you thought you knew about gravity, physics, and human capabilities. They began as a small group of disenfranchised but determined young people in Fairfield who used their combined skills in dance and gymnastics as well as a unique fusion of parkour, […]

Shrek The Musical

Everyone's favourite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film and book by William Steig. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change). Shrek brings all […]

Common Anomalies

Common Anomalies is a triple bill of solo dances by young artists, vastly different in style, exploring their cultural identities. The three works will explore each of the performer’s unique personal histories. The performances adapt breakdance, visual art, contemporary techniques, vogue and folklore styles in dynamic vignettes. Each performer’s work will have a unique approach […]

Sport for Jove presents Antigone

Sport for Jove theatre company close out their 2016 season with a new adaptation of a very old play, Sophocles' Antigone, which dates back to the 5th Century in Athens. The play is directed in a very contemporary style and setting by Damien Ryan and Terry Karabelas, who said: “The play still has deep relevance and […]