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Festival UnWrapped

Date: 26 Mar 2019

This year’s first Festival UnWrapped features five critically acclaimed works:

Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird.

Ali McGregor brings to life the fascinating story and exquisite music of legendary Peruvian soprano, Yma Sumac, famous for her five-octave range, mambo and exotica albums, and larger-than-life personality.

My Urrwai

A journey into the life stories, family and culture of Torres Strait Island dancer, comic, teacher, TV star and sometime guitarist, Ghenoa Gela, My Urrwai explores the interplay of political, social and colonial expectations that Gela dances with daily. Read our review here.

PARTY (verb),

Trailblazing performance artist and photographer William Yang traces the effervescent history of Sydney’s iconic queer underground party scene accompanied by live music from celebrated DJs Stereogamous.

The Director

Armed with humour and first-hand experience, charismatic ex-funeral director Scott Turnbull and artist and creator Lara Thoms disclose and demystify the macabre and sometimes playful elements of the ‘death industry’.

Playlist

Created by PYT Fairfield, Playlist explores the state of feminisms through pop culture and music while drawing on the lives and perspectives of five young performers from Western Sydney.

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The Gospel According to Paul
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ArchivedSydney Opera House, Bennelong Point 13 - 18 May 2019

The Gospel According to Paul

Showcasing the eviscerating wit, rich rhetoric and ego the size of Everest, Jonathan Biggins distils Paul Keating’s essence into a new play.

Burrbgaja Yalirra (Dancing Forwards)
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DanceCarriageworks, Eveleigh, Sydney 30 May - 1 Jun 2019

Burrbgaja Yalirra (Dancing Forwards)

A triple bill of solo works explores the complexity of reciprocity while challenging our understanding of our history and place.

À Ố Làng Phố
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Family ShowsJoan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House 12 - 15 Jun 2019

À Ố Làng Phố

Nouveau Cirque du Vietnam fuses traditional circus craft with the exploration of a fascinating, complex culture.

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Diplomacy
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TheatreEnsemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney 21 Jun - 14 Jul 2019

Diplomacy

John Bell and John Gaden reprise their roles in one of the Ensemble's stand-out critical successes of 2018.

Small Mouth Sounds
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TheatreEternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney 3 - 26 May 2019

Small Mouth Sounds

How do you speak your mind when you’re forbidden to say a word? How do we address life’s biggest questions when words fail?

Folk
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TheatreEnsemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney 3 May - 1 Jun 2019

Folk

Sister Winnie’s no ordinary nun. She’s feisty, irreverent and has a soft spot for a pint of Guinness.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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TheatreRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 29 Apr - 8 Jun 2019

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Hugo Weaving, Zahra Newman and Pamela Rabe star in a new production of Tennessee Williams' steamy classic.

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