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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

Coil
Theatre

Coil

re:group’s latest work Coil pays tribute to the glory days of the video store and commemorates the communities we made within them.

Where: PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, Erskineville, Sydney When: 14 - 17 Jul 2021

Breathing Corpses
Theatre

Breathing Corpses

Across London, three people are connected by gruesome discovery - even if they don’t know it.

Where: Kings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney When: 2 - 17 Jul 2021

Son of Byblos
Theatre

Son of Byblos

A young gay man's life is upended when his cousin and closest confidante announces she's going to Lebanon to get married.

Where: Downstairs Theatre, Belvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney When: 13 - 31 Jul 2021

Wil & Grace
Sydney Fringe Festival

Wil & Grace

On a dark stormy night in Petersham, Grace and Varya drunkenly conduct a séance. They wake up to find a naked man sleeping on their couch.

Where: Fringe HQ, Newtown, Sydney When: 21 - 31 Jul 2021

Cool Pool Party 2: Graduation
Bondi Festival 2021

Cool Pool Party 2: Graduation

When the Puberty Realm opens up on the night of the Year 12 Formal, humanity is set for ruin.

Where: Wayside Chapel, Bondi Beach, Sydney When: 29 - 30 Jun 2021

Cry-Baby
Musical

Cry-Baby

It's 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore.

Where: Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House When: 22 Jul - 15 Aug 2021

Wherever She Wanders
Theatre

Wherever She Wanders

At one of Australia’s oldest residential colleges, scandal is rare. Behind closed mahogany doors, there’s always quiet money to mop up the mess.

Where: SBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 9 Jul - 14 Aug 2021

Werewolves
Bondi Festival 2021

Werewolves

As night falls on the village of Millers Hollow, there is trouble afoot and werewolves are stalking the innocent villagers.

Where: Wayside Chapel, Bondi Beach, Sydney When: 29 Jun - 2 Jul 2021

Jurrungu Ngan-ga
Dance

Jurrungu Ngan-ga

Meaning Straight Talk in Yawuru, Jurrungu Ngan-ga weaves Indigenous and refugee perspectives on incarceration.

Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh, Sydney When: 4 - 7 Aug 2021

Three Winters Green
Sydney Fringe Festival

Three Winters Green

Campion Decent's Three Winters Green follows eight people through three years of their lives.

Where: Fringe HQ, Newtown, Sydney When: 6 - 17 Jul 2021

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The Woman in Black
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TheatreEnsemble Theatre, Kirrbilli, Sydney 11 Jun - 24 Jul 2021

The Woman in Black

Audrey review: This Gothic yarn is a twofold celebration: first, of the healing power of storytelling; second of the magic of rough theatre.

Cry-Baby
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MusicalDrama Theatre, Sydney Opera House 22 Jul - 15 Aug 2021

Cry-Baby

Audrey review: A gleaming hot rod of a show. Once the cast stomp on the gas pedal all you can do is buckle up and enjoy the ride.

Grand Horizons
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TheatreRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 7 Jun - 3 Jul 2021

Grand Horizons

What the critics say: Bess Wohl's slice of American life translates perfectly to the Australian stage in this elegant and deftly performed production.

Happy Days
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TheatreOld Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney 10 Jun - 3 Jul 2021

Happy Days

Audrey review: Fixed in a small theatre close-up, a radiant Belinda Giblin makes light work of one of the most demanding texts ever foisted upon an actor.

Significant Other
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TheatreNew Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 1 - 26 Jun 2021

Significant Other

Audrey review: New Theatre is on a hot streak of quality presentations this year. Significant Other continues the trend.

The Cherry Orchard
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 29 May - 27 Jun 2021

The Cherry Orchard

Audrey review: Eamon Flack’s production of Anton Chekhov’s final play takes the author at his word. The Cherry Orchard is a comedy above all else.

Love Song Dedications (Without Richard Mercer)
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TheatreRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 20 - 21 Jul 2021

Love Song Dedications (Without Richard Mercer)

Audrey review: An affable post-theatrical exercise from Ten Tonne Sparrow pays cockeyed tribute to The Love God.

Once
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MusicalEternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney 4 Jun - 18 Jul 2021

Once

Audrey review: Once is a rare bird of a musical, one that wears its heart entirely on its sleeve.

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