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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

Cirque Stratosphere
Circus

Cirque Stratosphere

Strap in for 360 degrees of adrenaline filled flights of daring, and seemingly impossible acrobatic and aerial feats.

Where: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House When: 24 - 29 Dec 2019

SET A|PART
Dance

SET A|PART

A multi-disciplinary choreographic work that combines contemporary dance with visual art in an exploration of place.

Where: Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, Sydney When: 20 - 20 Dec 2019

Twelfth Night
Theatre

Twelfth Night

The twelfth night is the last of the Christmas cycle, a night of madness where the world turns upside down.

Where: Leura Everglades Park, Leura, NSW When: 11 - 26 Jan 2020

Six
Musical

Six

The six wives of Henry VIII take to the microphone to tell their stories.

Where: The Studio, Sydney Opera House When: 4 Jan - 5 Mar 2020

Family Values
Theatre

Family Values

From David Williamson, a blackly comic drama situated squarely on the fault lines that divide Australia.

Where: SBW Stables Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 17 Jan - 7 Mar 2020

The Snail and the Whale
Family Shows

The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale quietly stresses the importance of person-to-person storytelling at a time when digital media often pulls family members in different directions.

Where: The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House When: 10 - 21 Jan 2020

Every Brilliant Thing
Theatre

Every Brilliant Thing

A warm and wise hour of storytelling sends us back into the world counting our blessings.

Where: Belvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney When: 9 - 26 Jan 2020

La Boheme
Opera

La Boheme

Staged against beautifully detailed sets and costumes, this perennial favourite tells the story of ordinary people living passionate lives.

Where: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House When: 31 Dec - 30 Jan 2020

1984! The Musical!
Musical

1984! The Musical!

Tap-dancing in torture chambers. Rats with razzle-dazzle. 1984! The Musical! finds laughter in the darkest places.

Where: New Theatre, Newtown, Sydney When: 8 - 25 Jan 2020

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The Split
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TheatreOld 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 3 - 14 Dec 2019

The Split

Audrey review: Sarah Hamilton's melancholy play gently decouples a relationship as the end draws near.

The Odd Couple
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TheatreEnsemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney 22 Nov - 30 Dec 2019

The Odd Couple

Audrey review: Nothing gets quite as messy as it might in this amiable staging of Neil Simon's strange bedfellows comedy.

Krapp’s Last Tape
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TheatreOld Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney 26 Nov - 14 Dec 2019

Krapp’s Last Tape

Audrey review: Under Gale Edwards' direction, every second of Samuel Beckett's play seems to have been in some way sculpted, its impact considered.

The Lyin’ Queen
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TheatreEternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney 10 - 15 Dec 2019

The Lyin’ Queen

Audrey review: Mishaps and malfunction galore but Trevor Ashley turns a dinosaur theme park disaster into a camp triumph.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane
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TheatreRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 18 Nov - 21 Dec 2019

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Audrey review: Twenty years after its Sydney debut, Martin McDonagh's early masterpiece remains endlessly intriguing.

Packer & Sons
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 16 Nov - 5 Jan 2020

Packer & Sons

Audrey review: Storytelling strangled by the details of a telco's demise but meaty performances prove compelling.

School of Rock the Musical
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MusicalCapitol Theatre, Haymarket, Sydney 8 Nov - 16 Feb 2020

School of Rock the Musical

Audrey review: School of Rock coasts happily on its charm and the talents of an ensemble that makes everything look easy.

Little Miss Sunshine
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MusicalNew Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 12 Nov - 14 Dec 2019

Little Miss Sunshine

Audrey review: Not the most highly polished of productions but its rough edges suit the never-say-die mood of the story being told.

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