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Just For Laughs Sydney announces return

After a two-year break, the Just For Laughs Sydney Comedy Festival will return with shows in theatres all over the city and The All-Star Gala will return to its home, the Sydney Opera House. The 2022 All-Star Gala will be  held on Saturday, December 3 and will feature a stellar lineup to celebrate the Festival’s milestone 10th Anniversary.  […]

Encounter Sydney outside the Sydney Opera House

By Swagatalakshmi Roychowdury Encounter is back, this time to Sydney, with an extraordinary dance performance that would transform the Sydney Opera House’s monumental steps, into an open-air stage.  Award-winning Australian dance artist and choreographer Emma Saunders spoke to City Hub about the upcoming dance performance, her encounter with kangaroos in the previous Encounter, and how this show […]

REVIEW: STC presents ‘Blithe Spirit’ at Sydney Opera House

Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit is the perfect choice of production to present to audiences starved of good old-fashioned FUN. Coward wrote the play in 1941, perhaps with the idea of taking the mind of the British public off the war. And perhaps this is why the play was chosen for Sydney audiences who had endured isolation […]

REVIEW: La Juive

French composer, Fromental Halévy wrote 40 operas among many other works, but by far his greatest success was La Juive. When it was first performed in Paris in 1835, La Juive (The Jewess) received enthusiastic accolades and quickly became a popular fixture in opera house repertoires around the world. The original libretto, by the aptly named […]

REVIEW: Bell Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’

REVIEWED BY JARROD WOLHUTER To be, or not to be? That is the question currently hanging over the Sydney Opera House as Bell Shakespeare’s Hamlet hits the stage bringing scintillating scenes of deceit, duplicity, deception, and treachery to begging audiences. Industry heavyweight, Peter Evans, Artistic Director at the Bell Shakespeare Company has done an outstanding […]

REVIEW: Otello

History doesn’t repeat, it rhymes. Giuseppe Verdi’s public waited almost 10 years from the time they heard whispers of a new opera being written to the triumphant opening night performance of Otello on February 5, 1887. Sydney audiences didn’t have to wait quite so long, but they were just as appreciative when Opera Australia’s postponed […]

REVIEW: The Umbilical Brothers – The Distraction

REVIEWED BY JANE MAJOR The Umbilical Brothers, a partnership between David Collins and Shane Dundas with collaborator Doug Bayne, are performing their latest work, The Distraction, at the Sydney Opera House Playhouse until Feb 27 2022. The duo have been working together since the late 80s and are widely acknowledged for their performances with shows and awards […]

Stream 6 Short Films For Free

With the wet weather seemingly settling in for the next few days are you looking for a theatre fix without needing to get wet? Luckily The Sydney Opera House and The British Council have just the offering for you with six  cutting-edge digital performance works by artists from across the UK. These works all draw […]

REVIEW: The Marriage Of Figaro

The Marriage Of Figaro is always a welcome guest at Opera Australia’s summer season, attracting large audiences to hear Mozart’s enchanting music and to watch Figaro and Susanna outwit the stratagems of the lascivious Count to win out in the end. The story is somewhat complicated. When the Count, played by Italian baritone Mario Cassi, […]

A Chorus Line – Always having to prove yourself

BY RENEE DALLOW Angelique Cassimatis, the star of many musical shows from that of Annie, to replacing Kerri-Anne Kennerly in Pippin, to the hauntingly tragic role of Mimi in Rent and a main role in Carmen with the Sydney Opera Company for performances on Sydney Harbour. Angelique now stars in A Chorus Line as a dancer much […]