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Public backs Aboriginal art for Bennelong Point

By ALLISON HORE Just under 20,000 people have signed a petition in support of a proposed artwork telling the story of Bennelong and Pemulwuy.  A number of large human and animal figures in the style of traditional Indigenous line drawings would be cut into the sandstone wall next to the Opera House at Bennelong point […]

Carriageworks Revival Plan Revealed

The Berejiklian government will soon reveal the fate of Sydney’s much loved arts centre, Carriageworks. The Packer family has pledged $240,000 to Carriageworks’ multi-million dollar revival plan, joining other high profile philanthropists, as new documents reveal the organisation’s over budgeting of key projects in the lead up to its collapse. The COVID-19 restrictions also contributed […]

Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep

Presented as part of the Sydney Opera House’s 2020 UnWrapped festival, Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep presents the life and work of legendary musician Margaret Leng Tan. Co-produced by Chamber Made and CultureLink Singapore, the piece is performed by Leng Tan and combines spoken and recorded text, projected images and original music by Leng Tan's long-term […]

Hamlet

Presented as Bell Shakespeare’s first work of 2020, Shakespeare’s iconic tragedy Hamlet is now showing at the Sydney Opera House. Directed by Artistic Director Peter Evans and featuring a cast of acclaimed Australian actors, Hamlet will be set in 1960s Denmark spotlighting a family torn apart by murder, betrayal and revenge. Multi-award winning Australian actor […]

REVIEW: No Pay? No Way!

Dario Fo was an acclaimed Italian playwright whose works have been translated and performed around the world in constant rotation. His plays referenced the medieval Italian street theatre known as commedia dell’arte - a kind of vaudevillian sketch comedy travelling troupe. The universal themes and relatable characters in his plays means they are readily adaptable; […]

Mardi Gras 2020

By Madison Behringer. Each year the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival gets a little bit bigger, a little bit louder and attracts thousands more people each year to the city’s celebration of the LGBTQI+ community. The 2020 Mardi Gras in Sydney will undoubtedly be the largest festival yet, with the organisation stating: “From […]

REVIEW: Faust

What a diabolically decadent yet divine production this is, featuring the age-old battleground of good and evil, of satanic temptation and moral decrepitude, in which the aging Faust surrenders his soul for youthful pleasures.   The ring-master is the malevolent, omnipresent, shape-shifter devil Méphistophélès. Teddy Tahu Rhodes fills this role superbly, with his mellifluous voice and […]

Hofesh Shechter’s Grand Finale

One of the most celebrated and visionary choreographers in contemporary dance is entering the final days of his residency at the Sydney Opera House this week. Grand Finale is currently being performed by ten dancer from the Hofesh Shechter Company with accompaniment by live musicians. The performance is a hypnotic blend of dance, theatre and […]

Songs For Nobodies

Cabaret superstar Bernadette Robinson is returning from a sold-out season on London’s West End, bringing her hit play Songs For Nobodies back home to Australia for a limited season. First performed 10 years ago, Songs For Nobodies was specifically written for Robinson by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith and is directed by Simon Phillips. In the […]

Poirot And More: A Retrospective

David Suchet who is best known for his role as Agatha Christie’s Belgian Detective for the past 25 years is set to return to the Australian Stages in the Poirot and More: A Retrospective show. Behind the detective and the many faces such as Lady Bracknell and Freud, Suchet is renowned for being able to […]