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THE BEST SHOWS IN SYDNEY

Reviews and round-ups of critical opinion showcasing the latest and best in theatre, opera, dance and family shows in Sydney and beyond.

St Joan
Theatre

St Joan

Audrey review: Imara Savage’s hard cut production gives us a St Joan for this moment and a final image that haunts.

Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney When: 5 - 30 Jun 2018

The Book of Mormon
Musical

The Book of Mormon

What the critics say: The smash hit musical satire on American exceptionalism wins hearts and minds.

Where: Sydney Lyric Theatre, Sydney When: 28 Feb - 15 Jul 2018

Assassins
Musical

Assassins

Audrey review: First seen at the Hayes Theatre last year, Assassins looks and sounds even better in Playhouse widescreen.

Where: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point When: 7 Jun - 1 Jul 2018

They Divided the Sky
Theatre

They Divided the Sky

Audrey review: The most sophisticated of the 25A productions we've seen, They Divided the Sky has been made with exceptional care.

Where: Belvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney When: 13 - 30 Jun 2018

Gypsy
Musical

Gypsy

Audrey review: Blazey Best shuns Mermanesque boilerplate in favour of an emotionally complex reading of Mama Rose.

Where: Hayes Theatre Company, Potts Point, Sydney When: 18 May - 7 Jul 2018

Blackie Blackie Brown
Theatre

Blackie Blackie Brown

Audrey review: Nakkiah Lui’s sense of humour weaponised and aimed straight at the soft liberal underbelly.

Where: STC Wharf 2, Walsh Bay, Sydney When: 12 May - 30 Jun 2018

What's On

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

Air
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TheatreOld 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 13 - 30 Jun 2018

Air

Audrey review: A warmly entertaining exploration of memory, grief and connection set in a community radio station.

The Hypochondriac
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TheatreEternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney 9 Jun - 1 Jul 2018

The Hypochondriac

Audrey review: Buoyant and crowd-pleasing but Hilary Bell's adaptation of a Moliere classic suffers from a weak satirical pulse.

They Divided the Sky
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TheatreBelvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney 13 - 30 Jun 2018

They Divided the Sky

Audrey review: The most sophisticated of the 25A productions we've seen, They Divided the Sky has been made with exceptional care.

Bliss
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 9 Jun - 15 Jul 2018

Bliss

Audrey review: It would take an advertising copywriter of uncanny genius to spin this existential crisis comedy as anything other than hard work.

Assassins
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MusicalSydney Opera House, Bennelong Point 7 Jun - 1 Jul 2018

Assassins

Audrey review: First seen at the Hayes Theatre last year, Assassins looks and sounds even better in Playhouse widescreen.

St Joan
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TheatreRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 5 - 30 Jun 2018

St Joan

Audrey review: Imara Savage’s hard cut production gives us a St Joan for this moment and a final image that haunts.

August: Osage County
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TheatreNew Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 6 Jun - 7 Jul 2018

August: Osage County

Audrey review: New Theatre seldom shies away from plays because they’re big. And August: Osage County is plenty big in every way.

Stalking the Bogeyman
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TheatreOld Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney 23 May - 23 Jun 2018

Stalking the Bogeyman

Audrey review: A brisk, restrained account of the play that only occasionally has its audience on the expected tenterhooks.

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