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THEATRE, MUSICALS, DANCE, OPERA, FAMILY SHOWS AND FESTIVALS IN SYDNEY AND BEYOND.

Calamity Jane
Musical

Calamity Jane

Virginia Gay saddles up once more to play the rough-ridin' cowgirl looking for love.

Where: Belvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney When: 23 Aug - 30 Sep 2018

The Harp in the South (Parts 1 & 2)
Theatre

The Harp in the South...

Kate Mulvany's adaptation of Ruth Park's gritty family saga traces the lives of the Darcy family over the course of 30 years.

Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre, Millers Point, Sydney When: 16 Aug - 6 Oct 2018

Mum, Me & the I.E.D
Theatre

Mum, Me & the I.E.D

Audrey review: Not as theatrically adventurous as other plays we’ve seen deal with military service-induced PTSD, but still a substantial, thoughtful work.

Where: Depot Theatre, Marrickville, Sydney When: 15 Aug - 1 Sep 2018

Moby Dick
Theatre

Moby Dick

Director Adam Cook brings Orson Welles ingenious adaptation of Moby Dick to the stage in a Sport for Jove production featuring Danny Adcock as Ahab.

Where: Seymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney When: 9 - 25 Aug 2018

The Maids
Theatre

The Maids

Jean Genet’s 1947 classic depicts housemaids Claire and Solange, and their elaborate, sexually-charged rituals, performed while their mistress is out.

Where: Belvoir Downstairs, Surry Hills, Sydney When: 25 Aug - 15 Sep 2018

Nell Gwynn
Theatre

Nell Gwynn

Jessica Swale’s hit play traces the trajectory of Nell Gwynn, from humble orange peddler to mistress of the king of England.

Where: New Theatre, Newtown, Sydney When: 7 Aug - 8 Sep 2018

King of Pigs
Theatre

King of Pigs

A direct response to the epidemic of domestic abuse, Steve Rodgers’ drama provides us with glimpses into a panoramic lie.

Where: Old Fitzroy Theatre, Woolloomooloo, Sydney When: 1 Aug - 1 Sep 2018

The Almighty Sometimes
Theatre

The Almighty Sometimes

Kendall Feaver’s play is a compelling study of a young woman trying to discover where her illness ends and her identity begins.

Where: Griffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney When: 27 Jul - 8 Sep 2018

The Divine Miss Bette
Cabaret

The Divine Miss Bette

Catherine Alcorn makes her Sydney Opera House debut with her tribute to Bette Midler.

Where: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point When: 23 - 26 Aug 2018

Constellations
Theatre

Constellations

UK playwright Nick Payne introduces his audience to the theory of the “multiverse” through the infinite possibilities of a single relationship.

Where: Chippen St Theatre, Chippendale, Sydney When: 24 Aug - 1 Sep 2018

What's On
Queer Fringe
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TheatreNew Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 10 - 22 Sep 2018

Queer Fringe

New Theatre hosts five Queer plays during the Sydney Fringe Festival, including the world premiere of a new Australian work.

Out of the Studio
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DanceShopfront Arts Co-Op, Carlton, Sydney 21 - 22 Sep 2018

Out of the Studio

A showcase of new works by dancer-choreographers Sara Black and Lucky Lartey.

The Poison Mother
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FestivalKings Cross Theatre, Sydney 13 - 25 Aug 2018

The Poison Mother

Storytellers Festival presents a reading of Van Badham's "homage to Cold War nuclear horror".

The Grocer
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FestivalKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 14 - 25 Aug 2018

The Grocer

A reading of a new play partly inspired by the Olympia Milk Bar on Parramatta Road and its cryptic owner.

At Play in the Fields of the Hippos
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FestivalKings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 14 - 25 Aug 2018

At Play in the Fields of the Hippos

Colette F. Keen pays tribute to the late Steve J Spears with a play based on his unpublished novella.

Fambo
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Family Shows107 Projects, Redfern, Sydney 29 - 29 Sep 2018

Fambo

A first of its kind festival that seeks to bring together families in a space where gender is not binary or imposed.

plenty serious TALK TALK
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DanceRiverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney 30 Aug - 1 Sep 2018

plenty serious TALK TALK

Vicki Van Hout lays bare the the consultative process involved in indigenous art making.

Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories
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Family ShowsSydney Opera House, Bennelong Point 29 Sep - 6 Oct 2018

Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories

The story of Bambert, an impossibly small man with an enormous love for writing.

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