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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

H.M.S. Pinafore
Musical

H.M.S. Pinafore

Director Kate Gaul makes her Hayes Theatre Co debut with a gender-bending, hyper-theatrical and kinky take on this Gilbert & Sullivan classic.

Where: Hayes Theatre Co, Potts Point, Sydney When: 11 Nov - 7 Dec 2019

Safe
Theatre

Safe

Sotto Theatre Co breathes new life into Todd Haynes' 1995 film about a California housewife who becomes allergic to the world around her.

Where: Old 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney When: 28 Oct - 2 Nov 2019

Good Dog
Theatre

Good Dog

Good things come to good people. Don't they?

Where: Kings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 1 - 16 Nov 2019

The Underpants
Theatre

The Underpants

Oscar-winning comedian Steve Martin adapted this classic German satire about a couple whose conservative existence is shattered.

Where: Seymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney When: 31 Oct - 16 Nov 2019

First Love is the Revolution
Theatre

First Love is the Revolution

Griffin Theatre presents the Australian premiere of Rita Kalnejais' bittersweet love story between a fox and a lonely teenage boy.

Where: Griffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 1 Nov - 14 Dec 2019

Duckpond
Theatre

Duckpond

Stranded after a plane crash, a flight attendant is caught up in the dystopian world of the duckpond.

Where: Old 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney When: 22 - 26 Oct 2019

Much Ado About Nothing
Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing

Claudio and Hero are deeply in love. Beatrice and Benedick would rather swap sassy insults than sweet nothings.

Where: Playhouse, Sydney Opera House When: 22 Oct - 24 Nov 2019

Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art
Festival

Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art

Now in its fifth year, Liveworks brings together groundbreaking artists to push artistic boundaries and create unexpected experiences.

Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh, Sydney When: 17 - 27 Oct 2019

Il Viaggio a Reims
Opera

Il Viaggio a Reims

Rossini was showing off when he wrote Il Viaggio a Reims, an opera destined to dazzle the aristocracy then disappear forever.

Where: Sydney Opera House When: 24 Oct - 2 Nov 2019

White Pearl
Theatre

White Pearl

It’s just another day at the Singapore office of Clearday cosmetics. That is, until they discover that their new TV commercial has been leaked online.

Where: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney When: 24 Oct - 9 Nov 2019

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Sunday on the Rocks
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TheatreChippen St Theatre, Chippendale, Sydney 10 - 19 Oct 2019

Sunday on the Rocks

Audrey review: Four women without smart-phones or social media may date Theresa Rebeck's play but her mercurially moody characters still convince.

Green Tea
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TheatreNew Blood Theatre, Fringe HQ, Kings Cross, Sydney 8 - 19 Oct 2019

Green Tea

Audrey review: Sheridan Le Fanu’s spooky tale of a tormented English clergyman is unlikely to raise goosebumps but it easily sustains interest.

The Angry Brigade
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TheatreNew Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 1 Oct - 2 Nov 2019

The Angry Brigade

Audrey review: We are half a world and half a century removed from the story presented here but The Angry Brigade’s depiction of opposing forces feels very current.

Cirque du Soleil: KURIOS
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CircusThe Grand Chapiteau, Moore Park, Sydney 3 Oct - 15 Dec 2019

Cirque du Soleil: KURIOS

Audrey review: Kurios invites its audience into a Jules Verne-inspired future-past full of surprises and charm.

The Wharf Revue: UNR-DACT-D
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ComedyRoslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney 25 Sep - 26 Oct 2019

The Wharf Revue: UNR-DACT-D

Audrey review: The penultimate Wharf Revue is slicker and glitzier than most and as hit-and-miss as ever.

The Real Thing
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TheatreDrama Theatre, Sydney Opera House 9 Sep - 26 Oct 2019

The Real Thing

Audrey review: Sydney Theatre Company delivers an evening of quality stroke play on the smoothest wicket imaginable.

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