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A Bumper Final Week At Global Fringe

The word on the street is that Sydney’s leading proponents of culturally, financially and physically accessible theatre – Black Birds – are the word on the street. They’re midway through a mini season of live, in-person and COVID-safe performances at the Old 505 Theatre in Newtown. Rounding out this year’s inaugural Global Fringe live shows […]

Curtain Raisers

BY RIDA BABAR Theatre companies such as Old 505, Belvoir Theatre, and the Sydney Theatre Company are finally reopening and planning live shows for the remainder of the 2020 season. Easing government restrictions in NSW have been a breath of fresh air for the arts and entertainment industries. Old 505 theatre is holding A Murder […]

REVIEW: Party Snake

Party Snake is one of those small gems that you're lucky to come upon at a Fringe season. It's the theatrical equivalent of post-dawn kick-ons with an intellectual drag queen as she bares her soul and breaks off into tangents about life, love, gender, and identity all while de-dragging and preparing for her day as […]

Sam Wade – Inner World

Stand-up comedy can be an incredibly intimidating career path, but for those that conquer their fears it can also be an incredibly rewarding and character building artistic medium. For aspiring comedian Sam Wade his debut solo show, Inner World, has been decades in the making but one which he has found to be a monumental […]

Cockroach

Hilarious urban-noir adventure Cockroach deals with the difficult, dark and very pertinent issues of female anger and gender violence against women. It dips into the theatrical forms of stand up, dance theatre, contemporary epic poetry and a type of live music called Grunge Cabaret. This revenge tale explores the thematic literary history of transformation as […]

Laughing With Those On The Fringe

As the Sydney Fringe Festival continues to grow and evolve it still has one main focus which is to ‘highlight, amplify and promote the work of local Sydney artists to the world.’ The Sydney Fringe is the perfect conduit to highlight Sydney’s unique artistic voice because the city’s creative scene is ‘brave, new, imaginative, challenging […]

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 […]

Atlantis

Zelda tells stories to make herself feel good. She claims to be the heir to the lost city of Atlantis. She knows her stories aren’t true. Tom and Sarah also tell stories, but the line separating truth and fiction is smudged. Paul Gilchrist’s new play, Atlantis, explores how people use storytelling to get through the […]

Triage! A Nursing Cabaret

In 2011 when nurses and midwives took industrial action, registered nurse Zuleika Khan had a different response. She created the hilarious and uplifting one-woman cabaret show Triage! A Nursing Cabaret to present true stories about what it's like to be a nurse. Set in the emergency department, with the audience as her patients, Khan uses […]