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War Horse: “Poor theatre on a grand scale”
Theatre

War Horse: “Poor theatre on...

War Horse takes you to places a film like 1917 cannot, says the show's director, Charlie Kenber.

Where: Sydney Lyric Theatre, Pyrmont, Sydney When: 15 Feb - 15 Mar 2020

David Williamson: Fifty and Out?
Theatre

David Williamson: Fifty and Out?

It’s hard to imagine David Williamson stepping away from the theatre completely, but he insists 2020 will be his final as a working playwright.

Where: SBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 17 Jan - 7 Mar 2020

The Deep Blue Sea: Every Night Something New
Theatre

The Deep Blue Sea: Every...

There's no one way to play Terence Rattigan's Hester Collyer, says Marta Dusseldorp. "It’s like a different play every time I do it."

Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney When: 4 Feb - 7 Mar 2020

Cusp: Northern Exposure
Theatre

Cusp: Northern Exposure

Mary Anne Butler's new play for ATYP amplifies youthful voices and depicts difficult choices faced by Top End teenagers on the threshold of adulthood.

Where: SBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 11 - 28 Mar 2020

Shakespeare for Teenagers: Blessings in Disguise
Conversation

Shakespeare for Teenagers: Blessings in...

Shakespeare had huge faith in the young actors who gave us the original Juliet, Lady Macbeth, or Rosalind and Viola. So why don't we, asks George Kemp.

When: 27 - 27 Feb 2020

Old Fitzroy 2020: Home and Away
Season

Old Fitzroy 2020: Home and...

The notion of ‘home’ inspires The Old Fitzroy’s Theatre’s 2020 season but the vision goes far beyond Wolloomooloo.

Where: Old Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney When: 5 Jan - 31 Dec 2020

Bell Shakespeare: 2020 Vision
Season

Bell Shakespeare: 2020 Vision

Bell Shakespeare programs its first female Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors in its 30th birthday year.

Where: Sydney Opera House When: 29 Feb - 16 Nov 2020

The Young Artist As Cultural Citizen
Conversation

The Young Artist As Cultural...

Youth theatre should not be training for thought and action in the future, argues Iris Simpson. It should be training for now.

When: 27 - 27 Feb 2020

Winnie Dunn: claiming space
Conversation

Winnie Dunn: claiming space

If you want to represent a community, find someone from that community and employ them to do it, argues Sweatshop's Winnie Dunn.

When: 27 - 27 Feb 2020

Cultural criticism and cultural memory
Conversation

Cultural criticism and cultural memory

In a newly published Platform Paper, Alison Croggon considers the state of critical writing in Australia and asks, should it disappear, to whom would that matter?

When: 27 - 27 Feb 2020

What's On
The Netflix no-effect
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TheatreKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney 25 Mar - 4 Apr 2020

The Netflix no-effect

What does it mean when even our online escapes no longer work, asks writer Michael Costi.

They Took Me to a “Queer” Bar: A living tradition of storytelling
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Sydney Mardi Gras FestivalEast Sydney Community and Arts Centre, Sydney 28 - 28 Feb 2020

They Took Me to a “Queer” Bar: A living tradition of storytelling

Sydney's Queer community may be losing its physical spaces but the legacies of those venues lives on when Queer people come together, writes Tommy Misa.

The Deep Blue Sea: Every Night Something New
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TheatreRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 4 Feb - 7 Mar 2020

The Deep Blue Sea: Every Night Something New

There's no one way to play Terence Rattigan's Hester Collyer, says Marta Dusseldorp. "It’s like a different play every time I do it."

Pit: Finding ways to let go
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TheatreOld 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 25 Feb - 1 Mar 2020

Pit: Finding ways to let go

Director Mikala Westall and performer Briony Williams discuss a new play that asks its audience to work a little harder than usual.

Cusp: Northern Exposure
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TheatreSBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 11 - 28 Mar 2020

Cusp: Northern Exposure

Mary Anne Butler's new play for ATYP amplifies youthful voices and depicts difficult choices faced by Top End teenagers on the threshold of adulthood.

Making Hamlet: Research and Discovery
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TheatreThe Playhouse, Sydney Opera House 29 Feb - 4 Apr 2020

Making Hamlet: Research and Discovery

In the second of our series on the creation of Bell Shakespeare's latest Hamlet, Harriet Gordon-Anderson talks fear, film and fencing lessons.

War Horse: “Poor theatre on a grand scale”
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TheatreSydney Lyric Theatre, Pyrmont, Sydney 15 Feb - 15 Mar 2020

War Horse: “Poor theatre on a grand scale”

War Horse takes you to places a film like 1917 cannot, says the show's director, Charlie Kenber.

Sex Education: Bathtub to Hollywood
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Sydney Mardi Gras FestivalSeymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney 25 - 28 Feb 2020

Sex Education: Bathtub to Hollywood

From singing in the bath to interviewing his Hollywood idols, Harry Clayton-Wright's journey has not been a conventional one.

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