The Boomkak Panto | Belvoir

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What is it about theatre? Good and bad; amateur and professional; cast, crew, and audience; why do we do it? It’s about love and truth and heartbreak and fun and the simple thrill of telling a good story. In Belvoir’s second reopening, the Boomkak Panto brings together the time-honoured traditions of theatre with a fresh, contemporary perspective as a celebration of the very best of theatre-making.

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The Lovely Bones | New Theatre

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In 1973, a few weeks before Christmas, 14-year-old Susie Salmon goes missing when walking home from school. She’s been murdered by her neighbour and now she watches on from Heaven as her community pieces together the last day of her life and learns to navigate the future without her. Adapted from the 2002 international best selling novel by Alice Sebold, the Lovely Bones is about living and loving with grief.

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Co-Writers and Producers Natasha Cheng and Roelene Coleman on We’re All Terrible, Let’s Watch TV | Well, Actually Productions

Night Writes sits down with co-writers and producers Natasha Cheng and Roelene Coleman to discuss the debut production We’re All Terrible, Let’s Watch TV from Well, Actually Productions.

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TattleTales | Ponydog Productions

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For thousands of years people have been building connections through rituals and one of the most enduring rituals is storytelling. In this immersive and interactive production, the audience is invited into the show to construct their own unique story together, a story never told before or since.

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Norm & Ahmed | Australian Theatre Live

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The multiculturalism of Australia has been a hot-button topic of discussion for several years now, usually raised around issues of immigration, international relations, and national pride during events like Australia Day. But even if it seems particularly relevant recently, Alex Bezo’s 1960s script Norm & Ahmed shows that culture clashes in this land are old news.

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Wherever She Wanders | Griffin Theatre Company

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The last time Kendall Feaver’s work appeared on Griffin’s stage was the dense and jagged examination of mental illness The Almighty Sometimes. In this new work, Feaver takes on an equally thorny topic of sexual assault on university campuses, as well as the implications for feminism, racism, and the power imbalances that uphold these sacred institutions of knowledge.

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Three Winters Green | Lambert House Enterprises

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Perhaps you saw the headlines claiming COVID-19 to be the worst pandemic since the Spanish Flu or condemning the unprecedented response of major governments’ to the spread of the disease. Perhaps you also thought, have they forgotten? Three Winters Green depicts stories of the last major pandemic to hit Australian shores, namely the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s.

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Home Chat | the Genesian Theatre

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Can men and women every really be just friends? It’s a question that has continued to plague romantic comedies since well before Noel Coward’s 1920s take on it in Home Chat. But now, in a repeat of the Roaring 20s, most of us can agree that the question is out-dated, but that doesn’t mean we can’t poke fun at the fuddy-duddies with issues of propriety and reputation up their noses.

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Marrugeku: Telling That Story Launch | Marrugeku & Performance Research Books

This year marks 25 years since Mimi was commissioned by Festival of Perth and the trans-Indigenous and intercultural performance company Marrugeku was born. In celebration, performance practise publisher Performance Research Books has collaborated with the company to bring a comprehensive history of their performances and practises to print.

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