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The 5 best fast-tracked movies to watch this lockdown

By  Lucinda Garbutt-Young With lockdown extended until August 28, Sydney-siders need to escape from their homes.  These fast-tracked movies will give you the perfect outlet!  In the Heights  You’ve probably seen the In the Heights TikTok that’s been trending. This film is based on the musical by Hamilton writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The story follows a […]

What’s happened to our independent theatre makers?

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young It’s been over a year since independent theatre companies had to close their doors for the first time. After the stickiness of job loss dried up, it seems we almost stopped talking about the struggles of Sydney's smaller creatives.  Perhaps we forgot the 12% job loss that occurred between March and September […]

You’re Not Special

A win-win: forget the grim realities of lockdown and support the hard-hit theatre industry with Sam O’Sullivan’s You’re Not Special! Critical Stages Touring have come up with the perfect remedy for your lockdown blues, offering a free screening of the critically acclaimed You’re Not Special! The season hit Kings Cross Theatre for the first time in […]

Richard III

Of all Shakespeare’s villains, Richard III would have to be the most calculating, the most villainous, and yet the most beguiling, beating the infamous Iago hands down. This is why Jamie Collette, director/actor for the online theatre company Streamed Shakespeare, chose to present him to online viewers. Jamie said, “Richard of Gloucester is a nasty, […]

It’s SUSS – Live Stream Off the Leash

By Rida Babar With COVID-19 restrictions causing large events, including concerts to be on an uncertain standstill, major event planning company October Sun has come to a halt. The company’s Director, Ben Eadie, has started up a COVID-friendly project called Sydney Underground Streaming Sessions (SUSS) to keep the magic of concerts alive in an innovative […]

Streamed Shakespeare – Two Noble Kinsmen

Aussie theatre initiative Streamed Shakespeare presents a creative way of uniting people in isolation through creating streaming adaptations of The Bard’s most loved plays. Inspired by the COVID-19 crisis, cast and crews have expanded to an international scale as it was initially drawing on only Sydney based talent. The upcoming play Two Noble Kinsmen directed by […]

New Virtual Venue, The Reservoir Room

Born from the necessity to resurrect Sydney's live entertainment scene in the wake of COVID-19, a dedicated group of industry professionals including multi-award-winning Australian entertainer Catherine Alcorn, TV/film producer Brian Cobb and three time Gold Logie nominee Rodger Corse have joined forces to create the country's newest 'virtual venue' The Reservoir Room. Beginning on Friday […]

Virtual Murder Mystery

Red Herring Games virtual live event whodunnit can now come directly to your living room once you click accept on your Zoom invite. Managing director of Red Herring, Jo Smedly says “it’s the nicest thing is to see people joining the event from all around the world and meeting each other for the first time.” […]

Lights Up On The Arts [Home Delivery]

"The Arts CAN NOT and WILL NOT close" Despite the devastation felt throughout the Arts industry as a result of COVID-19 and subsequent social distancing measures there remains a sense of optimism among the community. This optimism is perhaps best highlighted by the sense of generosity shown by artists and production companies as they continue […]

Gruesome Playground Injuries

The critically acclaimed play Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joesph, will be available to stream on May 9 on YouTube through Red Line Productions. The play will be read by homegrown talents, Rose Byrne and Ewen Leslie. Red Line Productions in these uncertain times is proudly bringing the theatre to you.  Red Lines Artistic Director Andrew […]