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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

As You Like It
Theatre

As You Like It

Sport for Jove returns to al fresco performance with Shakespeare's tangle of love affairs, narrow escapes, wilderness adventures and comic chaos.

Where: Bella Vista Farm, Bella Vista, Sydney When: 11 - 30 Dec 2021

Natives
Theatre

Natives

A rallying cry for the generation growing up completely online and leading the charge in the new Digital Age. 

Where: Kings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney When: 8 - 10 Dec 2021

Lizzie
Musical

Lizzie

A revenge tale for our times set to a blistering score, with a sound owing less to Sondheim than to Bikini Kill, the Runaways, and Hole.

Where: Hayes Theatre Company, Potts Point, Sydney When: 13 Jan - 6 Feb 2022

Pollon
Theatre

Pollon

Using music and interviews with people who have experienced dementia, Eliza Scott explores resilience, memory and how we interpret our surroundings.

Where: Kings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney When: 14 - 18 Dec 2021

Mirage
Sydney Festival 2022

Mirage

Martin del Amo conjures a shimmering world that oscillates between expectation and unpredictability.

Where: Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney When: 7 - 15 Jan 2022

A Chorus Line
Musical

A Chorus Line

Musical theatre’s singular sensation comes to Sydney Festival with bold new choreography and a refreshed sense of mission.

Where: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney When: 6 - 16 Jan 2022

Girl from the North Country
Musical

Girl from the North Country

A story of American life in the Great Depression centred on a guest house and a community living on a knife-edge.

Where: Theatre Royal, Sydney When: 5 - 30 Jan 2022

Opening Night
Theatre

Opening Night

John Cassavetes' 1977 film of what happens when a woman can’t play her role anymore remade for the stage by director Carissa Licciardello

Where: Belvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney When: 26 Feb - 27 Mar 2022

Black Brass
Sydney Festival 2022

Black Brass

Black Brass is a play of voyaging and discovery told through music and song that span a continent.

Where: Belvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney When: 6 - 23 Jan 2022

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Wil & Grace
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TheatreFringe HQ, Newtown, Sydney 24 Nov - 4 Dec 2021

Wil & Grace

Audrey review: Madeleine Withington’s debut comedy plays with the idea of the suspension of disbelief - her audience’s and that of her characters.

The Boomkak Panto
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 20 Nov - 23 Dec 2021

The Boomkak Panto

Audrey review: Belvoir welcomes back its audience with the theatrical equivalent of a smushy kiss and a hug that goes on too long.

Julius Caesar
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TheatreWharf 1 Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 15 Nov - 24 Dec 2021

Julius Caesar

Audrey review: Kip Williams’ radically depopulated production of Shakespeare's tragedy unfolds with viral speed and intensity.

Wherever She Wanders
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TheatreSBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 5 Nov - 11 Dec 2021

Wherever She Wanders

Audrey review: Kendall Feaver delivers a dynamic, sensitive and profound portrayal of consent, sexuality and race.

Green Park
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Sydney Festival 2022Green Park, Victoria Street, Darlinghurst 19 - 30 Jan 2022

Green Park

Audrey review: A site-specific, intensely naturalistic outdoor performance explores the gaps and dislocations existing between generations of Sydney's queer communities.

seven methods of killing kylie jenner
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Sydney Festival 2022Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney 13 - 30 Jan 2022

seven methods of killing kylie jenner

Audrey review: A bold and brave work of theatre highlights how little we as a society acknowledge and appreciate Black womxn for all they have done.

Merrily We Roll Along
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MusicalHayes Theatre Co. Potts Point, Sydney 21 Oct - 4 Dec 2021

Merrily We Roll Along

Audrey review: Sondheim's cynical portrait of a showbiz partnership is made to shine in the Hayes Theatre's post-lockdown comeback.

The Picture of Dorian Gray
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TheatreRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 28 Mar - 7 May 2022

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Audrey review: Innovative storytelling and Eryn Jean Norvill's performance boost this novel-to-stage translation into the world-class league.

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