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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

U.B.U. – A Cautionary Tale of Catastrophe
Theatre

U.B.U. – A Cautionary Tale...

The doom of our planet from criminal negligence and exploitation, but in a funny way.

Where: Bordello Room, Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney When: 10 - 21 Sep 2019

Sydney Fringe Festival 2019
Festival

Sydney Fringe Festival 2019

Sydney Fringe celebrates its 10th anniversary this year an eye-popping program of performance, music, theatre, comedy, visual art, film, dance and circus.

Where: Venues across Sydney When: 1 - 30 Sep 2019

Robots Vs Art
Sydney Fringe Festival

Robots Vs Art

Robots have taken control in order to prevent Earth’s destruction. Now one of them has written a play.

Where: Erskineville Town Hall, Sydney When: 3 - 7 Sep 2019

The Last Wife
Theatre

The Last Wife

Kate Hennig's historical drama reimagines the dangerous sparring between King Henry VIII and Katherine Parr through a provocative contemporary lens.

Where: Ensemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney When: 30 Aug - 29 Sep 2019

Cats Talk Back
Sydney Fringe Festival

Cats Talk Back

Claws come out as an arts journalist interrogates a panel of cast members from the Broadway production of Cats.

Where: New Theatre, Newtown, Sydney When: 9 - 14 Sep 2019

Splinter
Theatre

Splinter

Hilary Bell’s disquieting thriller channels tabloid news and primal fears alike.

Where: Griffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 6 Sep - 12 Oct 2019

Nine
Musical

Nine

Arthur Kopit’s musical follows film director Guido Contini through a midlife crisis fuelled by a crumbling marriage and unsuccessful films.

Where: Seymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney When: 5 - 14 Sep 2019

LOVE+
Sydney Fringe Festival

LOVE+

From Ireland's MALAPROP Theatre, a one-woman two-hander about the inevitability of human-robot relationships.

Where: Old 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney When: 3 - 7 Sep 2019

The Irresistible
Theatre

The Irresistible

A darkly funny sci-fi thriller takes audiences on an intoxicating dive into the unconscious biases within us all.

Where: The Studio, Sydney Opera House When: 11 - 15 Sep 2019

Take Two: A Comedy of Errors
Theatre

Take Two: A Comedy of...

Hilary Bell's modern language adaptation of Shakespeare's early comedy is "one big, dazzling magic trick".

Where: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney When: 13 - 14 Sep 2019

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An Intervention
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TheatreOld 505 Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 20 - 31 Aug 2019

An Intervention

Audrey review: Mike Bartlett's vivid study of troubled friendship asks how far we're prepared to go to help others.

West Side Story
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MusicalSydney Opera House 16 Aug - 6 Oct 2019

West Side Story

Audrey review: Joey McKneely's faithful staging only serves to highlight how dated a show - even one that was radical in its time - can become.

Te Molimau
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TheatreBelvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney 7 - 24 Aug 2019

Te Molimau

Audrey review: Taofia Pelesasa's depicton of an island culture swamped by rising oceans is Pasifika storytelling at its finest, writes Gabriel Faatau'uu-Satiu.

Rainbow’s End
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TheatreEternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst, Sydney 10 Aug - 1 Sep 2019

Rainbow’s End

Audrey review: Jane Harrison’s comedy-flecked drama spotlights one family’s struggle for equality in housing, education, work and opportunity.

The Grapes of Wrath
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TheatreNew Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 6 Aug - 7 Sep 2019

The Grapes of Wrath

Audrey review: The mythic intensity of Steinbeck's novel is lost in this staging of the Joad family's long journey from bad to worse.

Life of Galileo
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 3 Aug - 15 Sep 2019

Life of Galileo

Audrey review: Belvoir's austere modern dress staging of Bertolt Brecht’s drama seldom reaches out beyond its circle.

Wink
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TheatreKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross Hotel, Sydney 2 - 24 Aug 2019

Wink

Audrey review: Horror and fantasy collide in Jen Silverman's unsettling story of a murdered cat's revenge.

City of Gold
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TheatreGriffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 26 Jul - 31 Aug 2019

City of Gold

Audrey review: Stormy and provocative, Meyne Wyatt's debut play City of Gold is compelling and necessary theatre.

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