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Sydney Festival performances sell out as director counts down

Sydney Festival performances sell out as director counts down

Wesley Enoch makes his picks for the 19-day summer festival.

  • by Linda Morris

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Making room for powerful women, one stage at a time
Performing arts

Making room for powerful women, one stage at a time

Kate Mulvany's adaptation of the 200-year-old Schiller classic turns gender politics on its head.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
Much to savour in 2019 as local play-writing blooms and the Bard is crucified

Much to savour in 2019 as local play-writing blooms and the Bard is crucified

Sydney Theatre Company had a stellar 2018 and there is more to come, writes John Shand.

  • by John Shand
Stranglehold of the powerful spotlighted by theatre's top guns
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Stranglehold of the powerful spotlighted by theatre's top guns

Women and power were themes of this year's best theatre offerings. Next to feel the blowtorch is the Packer family and the legal system.

  • by Joyce Morgan
Melbourne theatre scene's resilience on show in 2018
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Melbourne theatre scene's resilience on show in 2018

In a year overshadowed by offstage drama and sudden crisis, the talent, resilience and commitment of Melbourne's theatre community shone through.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
A summer farce for the whole family to chortle at
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A summer farce for the whole family to chortle at

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, from the same team who brought us The Play That Goes Wrong, has impeccable timing.

  • by cameron woodhead
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After a year of reckoning, harassment in theatre takes centre stage
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After a year of reckoning, harassment in theatre takes centre stage

Twelve months of bombshell accusations, court cases and startling revelations are driving massive cultural change in the country's theatres.

  • by Debbie Cuthbertson
Ned review: Musical misses the mark

Ned review: Musical misses the mark

A new Australian musical leads us into the bush with Ned Kelly, and then strands us there with no new illumination.

  • by John Shand
A sci-fi cabaret of meteoric proportions

A sci-fi cabaret of meteoric proportions

Cabaret artist Sarah Ward invites her fans to the outer reaches of space to meet her latest alter-ego.

  • by Kylie Northover
Sydney Theatre Company sweeps mainstage nominations in 2018 awards
Performing arts

Sydney Theatre Company sweeps mainstage nominations in 2018 awards

STC's productions dominated the nominations, while women made up the majority of nods for best new Australian work.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos
The War of the Roses review: Shakespeare's game of thrones a chilling power play

The War of the Roses review: Shakespeare's game of thrones a chilling power play

"Let's kill all the lawyers." Shakespeare's most famous piece of hate-speech sounds today like the latest tweet from a certain president.

  • by Joyce Morgan