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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

The Chat
Theatre

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Sydney Festival: A dark and comic collaboration devised and performed with ex-offenders explores the realities of our criminal justice system.

Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh, Sydney When: 16 - 20 Jan 2019

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Theatre

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Sydney Festival: A visual poem about the stuff of life by performance artist Geoff Sobell.

Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney When: 9 - 18 Jan 2019

In the Heights
Musical

In the Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes' Tony-winning Broadway hit transports its audience to Washington Heights, NYC

Where: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point When: 16 - 20 Jan 2019

La Passion de Simone
Opera

La Passion de Simone

Sydney Festival: The story of philosopher-mystic Simone Weil, told in music by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.

Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh, Sydney When: 9 - 27 Jan 2019

Since Ali Died
Theatre

Since Ali Died

Sydney Festival: Slam poetry powerhouse Omar Musa unleashes his triumphant suite of storytelling, rap and song.

Where: Griffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 7 - 19 Jan 2019

A Ghost in My Suitcase
Family Shows

A Ghost in My Suitcase

Sydney Festival: Barking Gecko’s beguiling stage adaptation of Gabrielle Wang's novel follows 12-year-old Celeste to Shanghai.

Where: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point When: 9 - 19 Jan 2019

Dust
Dance

Dust

Sydney Festival: Dancenorth invites you to consider how we can scrutinise the past in order to shape the future.

Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh, Sydney When: 9 - 13 Jan 2019

Counting and Cracking
Theatre

Counting and Cracking

A timely illustration of the ways in which Australia transforms those who come here and is itself transformed.

Where: Sydney Town Hall, Sydney When: 11 Jan - 2 Feb 2019

Deer Woman
Theatre

Deer Woman

Sydney Festival: A solo warrior woman work of righteous vengeance, starring storyteller, activist and comedian Cherish Violet Blood.

Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh, Sydney When: 16 - 20 Jan 2019

Shanghai MiMi
Cabaret

Shanghai MiMi

Sydney Festival: A ground-breaking cabaret parts the curtains on an enchanted world.

Where: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney When: 10 - 20 Jan 2019

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The Club
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TheatreBelvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney 7 - 22 Dec 2018

The Club

Audrey review: Belvoir's 25A experiment pulls down an unlikely screamer.

All My Sleep and Waking
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TheatreOld 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 28 Nov - 22 Dec 2018

All My Sleep and Waking

Audrey review: Family members swim in unhappy circles in this pithy and surprisingly funny deathwatch drama.

Aspects of Love
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MusicalHayes Theatre Company, Potts Point, Sydney 22 Nov - 6 Jan 2019

Aspects of Love

Audrey review: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s plus-sized melodrama shrinks to fit chamber dimensions but emotional shallowness remains the show’s Achilles heel.

Nick Cave: Until
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InstallationCarriageworks, Eveleigh, Sydney 23 Nov - 3 Mar 2019

Nick Cave: Until

Audrey review: American artist Nick Cave's monumental installation inspires wonder, promises change.

The Dance of Death
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 10 Nov - 23 Dec 2018

The Dance of Death

Audrey review: A dream-team combination falls disappointingly flat in Belvoir's final show of 2018.

The Norman Conquests
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TheatreEnsemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney 19 Oct - 12 Jan 2019

The Norman Conquests

Audrey review: Bingeworthy comedy greater than the sum of its parts.

Calamity Jane
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MusicalFairfax Studio, Arts Centre, Melbourne 12 - 23 Dec 2018

Calamity Jane

Audrey review: An immersive and funny production creates an inclusive, good-time atmosphere.

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