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Queen Kong faces challenges before we can truly go ape for her
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Queen Kong faces challenges before we can truly go ape for her

With this queer sci-fi rock opera, accessible to a hearing-impaired audience, Sarah Ward's new character Queen Kong delivers some unforgettable Midsumma moments.

  • by cameron woodhead

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Counting and Cracking review: Sri Lankan saga feeds hunger for untold tales

Counting and Cracking review: Sri Lankan saga feeds hunger for untold tales

Sydney's Town Hall is the setting for an ambitious family epic that moves across time, writes Joyce Morgan.

  • by Joyce Morgan
The Chat review: Improvisation doesn't cut it beside serrated-edge writing

The Chat review: Improvisation doesn't cut it beside serrated-edge writing

Some brilliant writing in The Chat is undermined by meandering improvisation, writes John Shand.

  • by John Shand
Old Stock review: Fresh take on a folk tale hits home

Old Stock review: Fresh take on a folk tale hits home

This story of flight opens the door to the human heart, writes Joyce Morgan.

  • by Joyce Morgan
Simon McBurney: collaborating across the language divide

Simon McBurney: collaborating across the language divide

Simon McBurney dug deep into Stefan Zweig's novel for his stage adaptation of Beware of Pity.

  • by John Shand
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory review: A wonky wait before candy man hits the sweet spot

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory review: A wonky wait before candy man hits the sweet spot

Never have so many spoilt brats been so grotesquely dispatched, or their demise greeted with such glee.

  • by Joyce Morgan
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It's the Opera House, not the big house, so everyone should chill out
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It's the Opera House, not the big house, so everyone should chill out

When did a night at the opera become comparable to a visit to Long Bay?

  • by Nathanael Cooper
All dressed up: Cabaret performer celebrates his musical heroes
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All dressed up: Cabaret performer celebrates his musical heroes

Seven years after his first solo show debuted in Australia cabaret artist Le Gateau Chocolat has returned with renditions from musical legends of the '80s.

  • by Linda Morris
Producers offer free Cursed Child tickets to Harry Potter fans
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Producers offer free Cursed Child tickets to Harry Potter fans

Want free tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? Then step right up to the Princess Theatre on Sunday morning.

  • by Rachel Wells
A Ghost in My Suitcase review: Girl-power Ghostbusters could use a little more spirit

A Ghost in My Suitcase review: Girl-power Ghostbusters could use a little more spirit

Supernatural adventure follows a family with a talent for ghost-hunting, writes Joyce Morgan.

  • by Joyce Morgan
Midsumma puts gender centre stage
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Midsumma puts gender centre stage

Trans and gender-diverse artists take centre stage at this year's Midsumma Festival.

  • by Cameron Woodhead