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Reviews and critical opinion on the freshest and best in theatre, opera, dance and family shows in Sydney and beyond – and our pick of the best to come

Festival UnWrapped
Festival

Festival UnWrapped

Sydney Opera House celebrates diverse, new and risk-taking works from some of Australia’s most admired contemporary performance makers.

Where: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point When: 3 - 19 May 2019

Cypress Avenue
Theatre

Cypress Avenue

Playwright David Ireland hurls a grenade at the politics of identity and the madness of bigotry.

Where: Old Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney When: 15 May - 8 Jun 2019

Made to Measure
Theatre

Made to Measure

A new play by Alana Valentine about finding love, trust and that perfect dress.

Where: Seymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney When: 19 May - 1 Jun 2019

Blood on the Cat’s Neck
Theatre

Blood on the Cat’s Neck

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Blood on the Cat's Neck views the world through the eyes of an alien observer, Phoebe Zeitgeist.

Where: The Bordello, Level 4 Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney When: 22 May - 1 Jun 2019

The Believers Are But Brothers
Theatre

The Believers Are But Brothers

British writer-director Javaad Alipoor explores the smoke and mirrors world of online extremism, anonymity and hate speech.

Where: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney When: 10 - 11 May 2019

Prima Facie
Theatre

Prima Facie

In a system built by men, operated by men, inclined to distrust women, does the truth even matter?

Where: Griffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 17 May - 22 Jun 2019

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Theatre

Cat on a Hot Tin...

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

Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney When: 29 Apr - 8 Jun 2019

Small Mouth Sounds
Theatre

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?

Where: Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney When: 3 - 26 May 2019

Extinction of the Learned Response
Theatre

Extinction of the Learned Response

In a quiet room in a quiet building, a covert experiment is headed toward its public unveiling.

Where: Belvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney When: 7 - 23 May 2019

American Psycho
Musical

American Psycho

A pitch black comedy based on Brett Easton Ellis’ sensational novel. May contain traces of Phil Collins.

Where: Hayes Theatre, Potts Point, Sydney When: 10 May - 9 Jun 2019

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A Little Piece of Ash
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TheatreKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney 12 - 26 Apr 2019

A Little Piece of Ash

Audrey review: Megan Wilding's portrait of a young woman's grief is one of the best debut plays in recent memory.

Mosquitoes
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TheatreDrama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point 8 Apr - 18 May 2019

Mosquitoes

Audrey review: No shortage of physics talk but this STC staging of Lucy Kirkwood's sibling drama lacks the necessary chemistry.

Barbara and the Camp Dogs
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 4 - 28 Apr 2019

Barbara and the Camp Dogs

Audrey review: Fuelled by furious rebellion, this is theatre full of bite, ballads, bangers and belly laughs.

West Side Story
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MusicalMrs Macquaries Point, The Domain, Sydney 22 Mar - 21 Apr 2019

West Side Story

Audrey review: Francesca Zambello’s new production brings a sweeping sense of urban scale to a Broadway classic.

The Last Five Years
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MusicalEnsemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney 29 Mar - 27 Apr 2019

The Last Five Years

Audrey review: Fine performances fill out this pocket-sized musical but it would be better without all the spin.

Possum Magic
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Family ShowsSydney Opera House, Bennelong Point 15 - 28 Apr 2019

Possum Magic

Audrey review: Monkey Baa’s Possum Magic puts a pair of possums on a bike and sends them on an all-states tour of Australia.

The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race
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TheatreEnsemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney 22 Mar - 27 Apr 2019

The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race

Audrey review: Melanie Tait’s new comedy totes weighty issues over the line and makes light work of it.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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MusicalCapitol Theatre, Haymarket, Sydney 5 Jan - 23 Jun 2019

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Audrey review: Some sugary highs but Willy not wonky enough to sustain interest.

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