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Wake in Fright
Theatre

Wake in Fright

One man’s overnight stay in a remote outback town becomes a five day nightmare in this startling stage adaptation of the Kenneth Cook's cult classic novel.

Where: Playhouse, Sydney Opera House When: 11 - 15 Feb 2020

Trash Talk
Theatre

Trash Talk

Strangeways Ensemble brings a gladiatorial approach to its call for the human right to work with respect and dignity.

Where: IPAC, Wollongong, NSW When: 29 Jan - 2 Feb 2020

The Deep Blue Sea
Theatre

The Deep Blue Sea

Marta Dusseldorp returns to the STC for Terence Rattigan's story of a woman who gambles everything for love.

Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney When: 4 Feb - 7 Mar 2020

The Campaign
Sydney Mardi Gras Festival

The Campaign

The Campaign chronicles Tasmania’s journey from exclusion to inclusion, from opposition to acceptance, and from hatred to embrace.

Where: Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney When: 11 - 28 Feb 2020

Grand Finale
Dance

Grand Finale

A dystopian contemporary dance transforms the stage into a darkly rapturous party for the end of days.

Where: Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House When: 29 Jan - 2 Feb 2020

No Pay? No Way!
Theatre

No Pay? No Way!

Sick of being short on cash, Antonia leads an uprising at a local supermarket that sees a group of angry housewives shoplift ‘til they drop.

Where: Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House When: 10 Feb - 20 Mar 2020

Crunch Time
Theatre

Crunch Time

David Williamson’s final play before retirement, Crunch Time tackles pertinent social issues head-on in a story of family and duty.

Where: Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney When: 14 Feb - 9 Apr 2020

Angry Fags
Sydney Mardi Gras Festival

Angry Fags

Written by Topher Payne, this subversive political satire pushes all the buttons and pulls all the triggers.

Where: New Theatre, Newtown, Sydney When: 4 Feb - 7 Mar 2020

Hudson & Halls
Sydney Mardi Gras Festival

Hudson & Halls

Travel back to 1986 for a live taping of the acclaimed New Zealand TV cooking show starring the outrageously camp chefs Peter Hudson and David Halls.

Where: Seymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney When: 18 - 19 Feb 2020

The Spoils
Theatre

The Spoils

Written by Hollywood actor Jesse Eisenberg, The Spoils i​s an acerbic comedy about millennial privilege and neuroses.

Where: Flight Path Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney When: 29 Jan - 8 Feb 2020

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Bran Nue Dae
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MusicalRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 16 Jan - 1 Feb 2020

Bran Nue Dae

What the critics say: The thirtieth anniversary reboot of this landmark Australian musical is vibrant and timely but some old bugbears remain.

Forget Me Not
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Sydney Festival 2020Carriageworks, Eveleigh, Sydney 14 - 26 Jan 2020

Forget Me Not

Audrey review: Ronnie Burkett's participatory Punch and Judy show is not one of the Canadian puppeteer's most memorable.

Six
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MusicalThe Studio, Sydney Opera House 4 Jan - 5 Mar 2020

Six

What the critics say: “Wildly entertaining, joyous and exhilarating". Sassy queens of the West End hit impress the pundits.

Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined
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Sydney Festival 2020Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Hyde Park 7 - 26 Jan 2020

Betty Blokk-Buster Reimagined

Audrey review: Josh Quong Tart is a powerful, multi-faceted performer but this reboot of Reg Livermore's star-making show is more miss than hit.

Black Ties
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Sydney Festival 2020Sydney Town Hall, Sydney 10 - 20 Jan 2020

Black Ties

Audrey review: Fabulous, chaotic and emotional, but there are missed opportunities to inspire and educate in this trans-Tasman collaboration.

Black Cockatoo
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Sydney Festival 2020Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney 4 Jan - 8 Feb 2020

Black Cockatoo

Audrey review: Geoffrey Atherden's story of the first Aboriginal cricket team to tour England conjures bridges to Australia’s troubling colonial history.

Shrek the Musical
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Family ShowsLyric Theatre, Pyrmont, Sydney 1 - 31 Jan 2020

Shrek the Musical

What the critics say: Ben Mingay moves a mountain of makeup as Shrek the ogre settles into his Sydney swamp.

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.

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