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Tim McGarry in ‘Before The Meeting’ – Giving Addiction a Human Face

By Erin Modaro Actor and writer Tim McGarry is set to appear in the Australian premiere of Before The Meeting at the Seymour Centre in May, a raw and emotional play about the consequences of addiction on the human experience. The play follows the story of five characters before they attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting […]

Heroes Of The Fourth Turning At Seymour Centre

When Jeremy Waters, Artistic Director of the Outhouse Theatre Company, approached his director Craig Baldwin to stage Heroes Of The Fourth Turning by Will Arbery at the Seymour Centre, Baldwin was “terrified” because some of the characters’ political views are diametrically opposed to his. Set during the Trump era, Arbery’s play, a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2020, […]

The Museum Of Modern Love

Sophie Gregg read the Stella Prize-winning novel by Heather Rose, The Museum Of Modern Love, before she auditioned for the play, which was adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway. She says, “set in and around the [Serbian conceptual and performance artist] Marina Abramović’s season at MOMA, the book really lends itself to theatre adaptation, and […]

44 Sex Acts In One Week by David Finnigan

Sheridan Harbridge has a glass of champagne in her hand two days before rehearsals for 44 Sex Acts In One Week takes a 10-day break. This is the third attempt to stage the play after COVID stopped the earlier seasons. The play was written as a play by Ngunnawal writer David Finnigan, but during a Zoom […]

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 […]