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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

Hudson & Halls Live!
Comedy

Hudson & Halls Live!

Two of New Zealand’s most authentic stars are about to cook the most important meal of their lives.

Where: Giant Dwarf, Redfern, Sydney When: 26 - 29 Jun 2019

Skyduck: A Chinese Spy Comedy
Theatre

Skyduck: A Chinese Spy Comedy

A brand new comedy gives Chinese spies the karaoke spotlight they deserve.

Where: Belvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney When: 11 - 20 Jul 2019

Banging Denmark
Theatre

Banging Denmark

A swinging satire on the men who claim to understand the ‘female mind’ and the online culture that inspires them.

Where: The Studio, Sydney Opera House When: 28 Jul - 24 Aug 2019

Whiteley
Opera

Whiteley

A new opera honours the life and work of Brett Whiteley, a man who could not extricate his talent from his demons.

Where: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House When: 15 - 30 Jul 2019

Bondi Feast 2019
Festival

Bondi Feast 2019

This winter's Bondi Feast features more than 40 shows, starring performers from all over Australia and beyond.

Where: Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach, Sydney When: 9 - 20 Jul 2019

Glittery Clittery: A Consensual Party
Cabaret

Glittery Clittery: A Consensual Party

Combating misogyny and oppression, fuelled by champagne and armed with a killer disco soundtrack.

Where: Griffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 8 - 20 Jul 2019

Once
Musical

Once

Featuring the music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, this is the hit musical adaptation of John Carney's acclaimed film.

Where: Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney When: 26 Jun - 21 Jul 2019

The Cripple of Inishmaan
Theatre

The Cripple of Inishmaan

The arrival of a Hollywood film crew has the locals of the isles of Aran excited. But for "Cripple" Billy Claven, it could change everything.

Where: Old Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney When: 11 Jul - 10 Aug 2019

City of Gold
Theatre

City of Gold

Meyne Wyatt's debut play focuses on a young Indigenous actor struggling with being typecast in an industry with its own ideas of authenticity.

Where: Griffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 26 Jul - 31 Aug 2019

Catch Me If You Can
Musical

Catch Me If You Can

Based on a true story, a musical about is about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.

Where: Hayes Theatre Company, Potts Point, Sydney When: 19 Jul - 18 Aug 2019

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Anatomy of a Suicide
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TheatreOld Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney 12 Jun - 6 Jul 2019

Anatomy of a Suicide

Audrey review: A powerfully acted and impressively detailed production reminds how inescapable one’s destiny can be.

The Astral Plane
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 12 - 29 Jun 2019

The Astral Plane

Audrey review: Charlie Garber’s play takes you to some pretty weird places. It even takes you to places between places.

Sweeney Todd
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MusicalHer Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria 20 - 23 Jun 2019

Sweeney Todd

Audrey review: Sweeney's edge blunted by a production as dated and dusty-seeming as a waxwork.

Things I Know To Be True
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 8 Jun - 21 Jul 2019

Things I Know To Be True

Audrey review: An uproarious, devastating and quintessential chronicle of a family struggling to find the difference between finding autonomy and falling apart.

Murder on the Wireless
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TheatreEnsemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney 7 Jun - 13 Jul 2019

Murder on the Wireless

Audrey review: A genial but shallow tribute to the era of the wireless serial transports its audience to a radio studio, circa 1959.

Gloria
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TheatreSeymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney 6 - 22 Jun 2019

Gloria

Audrey review: In a pitch-perfect production, Gloria delivers its punch early and packs multiple stings in its tail.

Collaborators
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TheatreNew Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 4 Jun - 6 Jul 2019

Collaborators

Audrey review: You can’t fault the New for its ambition. But you wish it could draw on more resources to back it up.

Prima Facie
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TheatreGriffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 17 May - 22 Jun 2019

Prima Facie

Audrey review: Suzie Miller's new play shows us all the ways in which the legal system is unfairly made and inherently broken.

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