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I Want To Know What Love Is Co-Creator Amy Ingram Discuss the Importance Of Love In A Post-Pandemic World

Over the course of the last year one constant, love, has kept us all sane as we persevere through the toughest year many of us have ever experienced. Throughout the past 12 months we have learned that "things may go wrong but at the end of the day we only have each other to lean […]

Hyperdream

The delineation between what is lived, what is remembered and what can be re-created are fast-disappearing borders in the digital world. Once limited to the realm of speculation, these new technologies are explored in Hyperdream, created by Adriane Daff and Mikala Westhall. In the collaborative work (actors Nat Jobe, Angela Mahlatjie and Matt Abell-King), characters are […]

REVIEW: Honour

Joanna Murray-Smith takes a familiar domestic scenario – a man who leaves his wife of many years for a much younger woman – and examines the perspectives and feelings of each in detail with great humour and compassion. She also presents the effect of the breakup on the daughter of the couple, as well as […]

REVIEW: Claudel

The Claudel of the title is the much underestimated sculptor Camille Claudel, whose relationship with Auguste Rodin overshadowed her extraordinary talent and attracted the bitter disapproval of her mother and the opprobrium of a strait-laced society. Wendy Beckett’s script is brought to brilliant life as she directs Imogen Sage (Claudel) and Christopher Stollery (Rodin), and three […]

Jurassic Park In Concert

The Steven Spielberg epic Jurassic Park said to be ‘65 million years in the making’, returns for one night only with the iconic John Williams' musical score performed live by The Metropolitan Orchestra. Founded in 2009 The Metropolitan Orchestra has toured nationally and internationally, boasting over 500 concerts with appearances by Jose Carreras, Anthony Warlow, […]

REVIEW: Schapelle, Schapelle – The Musical

Sydney University’s Manning Theatre was a very clever choice for Schapelle, Schapelle - The Musical. A place for educated, learned people, looking down on those without the same opportunities becomes the theme of this very black comedy. In this case, however, the educated ones are the journalists falling all over themselves to get the scoop […]

Your Mother’s Pension

Theatergoers who have enjoyed past parodies of ethnic groups won’t be disappointed with the latest offering Your Mother’s Pension, a hilarious comedy that director Lucy Miller said reflects the uncertainty of current times. “With the economic crisis in Greece, more and more young couples are bringing their parents to move in with them to financially […]

The One Day Of The Year

Alan Seymour’s classic 1958 play about Anzac Day is getting a reading from a new generation of actors unfamiliar with the controversy surrounding the original performances of the play. When first performed in the early 1960s, those involved in the production and the playwright received death threats, so offensive did the public find the subject […]

Effie – Hello, Good Thanks, Better Out Than In

Effie Stephanidis (Maria Coustas) is one of our most loved comedians. The star of Wogs Out Of Work and Acropolis Now is returning to the stage with a show that reflects on the times in which we live and actually brings out the funny side. Is there a funny side in these dark times? Well if we […]

Schapelle, Schapelle – The Musical

Schapelle, Schapelle - The Musical? Yes you read that right. Somebody finally put the infamy surrounding Schapelle Corby’s story to music and all one has to do is hear the double barrelled title to shake with anticipation. Really though, this show is fictionalised and has much to do with the media frenzy that swallowed up […]