Enemy cities, a tragic shipwreck, two sets of twins separated indefinitely: so goes Shakespeare’s farce A Comedy of Errors. In Hilary Bell’s adaptation for the National Theatre of Parramatta, the story retains all the instances of mistaken identity, unfulfilled plans, wrongful arrests, and a near execution while injecting a bit of Western Sydney flair.
A plane crash, a suicide, an orphan, and a supernatural light that might provide intergenerational electrical powers and telepathic communication capabilities. After runs at Dark Mofo and Home of the Arts in Brisbane, Side Pony Productions and The Last Great Hunt bring their scifi thriller The Irresistible to the Sydney Opera House for UnWrapped.
What does revolution look like? What are the steps one can take to revolutionise their relationships, jobs, everyday spaces? Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is about feminist rising up, rewriting, and reimagining a new world on the other side of deconstruction.
For Fran and Leni, punk is freedom from the restrictive paths their upbringing has put them on, protection from violent misogynists, and a place to express themselves authentically. Fifteen years later, the scene looks different and the two once-young girls have to find out if they’ve stayed true to their punk sensibilities.
When CATS closed on Broadway in 2000, after 18 years on the stage, it was the longest running musical in Broadway history. In Cats Talk Back five ex-cats reminisce on their time together, their process of bringing CATS to life, and what they’ve been doing in the years since.
Imagine you’ve been challenged to get your life together in six weeks. With no work experience, a poor secondary school record, and more money than you can picture, the clear solution is to open an art gallery in Paddington. In a new satire, Joanna Weinberg explores the collision of a celebrity socialite with the visual art world.
In celebration of the renaming and reopening of the Independent Theatre on September 2nd, 1939, the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation with Wenona School hosted a staged reading of the first play to walk the newly restored floorboards: French Without Tears by Terence Rattigan. The rich Sydney community of actors, directors, and audience members rallied for a nostalgic afternoon.