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Ulster American

David Ireland's biting play, Ulster American, is coming to the Seymour Centre. Directed by Shane Anthony the play deals with such themes as misogyny, lust for power and intolerance. Harriet Gordon Anderson who plays Ruth, an Irish playwright with an axe to grind, said that she sees her character as “uncompromising and brutal but honest.” […]

Fangirls

Belvoir hits summer with a big musical splash of Fangirls version two, which now returns after a sell-out debut season in 2019 when it won Best Production Of A Mainstage Musical at the Sydney Theatre Awards and Best Musical Or Cabaret at Queensland’s Matilda Awards Composer and playwright Yve Blake was thrilled with the reception her […]

Wicked Sisters

The Griffin Theatre Company has launched its closing act for the year, the revenge tragic-comedy Wicked Sisters. A story about artificial intelligence, the future, unforgiving competition, and the issues women face in their 50s, Alma De Groen’s Wicked Sisters is a brilliantly written piece that rings as true as it did when it was first […]

Seymour Centre Reopens

As the Sydney theatre scene starts to emerge from iso, Seymour Centre is reopening in partnership with Griffin Theatre. Seymour, the long-cherished Chippendale venue associated with the University of Sydney, has a well-earned reputation for presenting challenging and unusual works. Its new relationship with Griffin Theatre marks its place as part of the arts community […]

The Campaign

What began as a community campaign in Tasmania in 1988 and blossomed into the blueprint for Gay Law Reform across Australia, the story of the campaign which resulted in over 100 arrests in Hobart’s Salamanca Markets is being told in Australian playwright Campion Decent’s The Campaign. Presented by the Seymour Centre in collaboration with Sydney’s […]

REVIEW: John

Annie Baker’s plays are long - very long - and they often have an indiscernible plot arc, banal dialogue, and inexplicable pauses in conversations. It’s her style and you either love it or hate it. You’ll want to decide that before you commit to the three and a half hours of John, now playing at […]

The Dismissal

Director, actor and producer, Jay James Moody and his very own Theatre Company, Squabbalogic, are presenting a brand new musical based on the dismissal of Gough Whitlam at the Seymour Centre. It will be a short run as the production is billed as a pre-world premiere which means that the company needs to gauge audience […]

Gloria

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ darkly wry play set in a New York magazine office was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize and has received high acclaim from critics in New York and London. It makes its Sydney debut at the Seymour Centre in June and seems likely to attract the same kind of buzz.  Based around a competitive, […]

Made To Measure

How do people manage their inner voices when they find themselves the victims of bias? What happens to a person when they feel judged? These are questions Alana Valentine, award-winning Australian playwright, asked herself when writing her new play, Made To Measure, which examines internalised discrimination and “flippant social attitudes” around the subject of weight. […]

The Wild Party

The Seymour Centre will host a wild party for two weeks, beginning today. Based on the 1928 poem by Joseph Moncure March and directed by Alexander Andrews, The Wild Party follows Queenie and her lover, Burrs as they host a fantastical evening. As the night progresses, tension rises when Queenie’s best friend and rival brings […]