Tumbling Dice | At Productions

Life can come at you fast, throwing up all sorts of obstacles that you weren’t expecting or don’t know how to overcome. For the teachers and students at this high school, they couldn’t have predicted how much of their lives would change over the next four years.

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Blood on the Wattle | Playscript

Just like in the real Australia, an election is looming in the country electorate of Western Slopes which means a heightened sense of politicisation and line drawing about key policies in the hopes of securing the all-important votes. But a changing world, from climate change to social issues, threatens to throw a wrench into an otherwise straight-forward campaign season.

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The Dumb Waiter | Beacon Road Productions

After a year of waiting for live theatre to return, it’s only fitting that Beacon Road Productions’s debut production features a lot of waiting. Two men await their orders in a strange basement room. It all seems to be going as usual until they begin receiving messages from the room’s dumbwaiter. The plans have changed but what then are they waiting for?

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Lipstick & Girl Shut Your Mouth | Theatre Travels

Image by Becky Matthews Photography

For the second week of NO: INTERMISSION the action takes a turn towards the absurd from a whacky turnstile of gay dates to a runaway bride to a war-torn world decorated in florals. In both Lipstick and Girl Shut Your Mouth, the terms of the characters’ lives are unclear with heartwarming and deadly consequences respectively.

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In Their Footsteps & Rattling the Keys | Theatre Travels

Image by Becky Matthew Photography

After an ironic interruption in 2020, Theatre Travels’s short play festival NO: INTERMISSION returns with four new plays this year. The first week’s selection travels from war-torn Vietnam to the isolation of Coober Pedy to explore themes of regrets, violence, and death.

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A Delicate Balance | Sydney Classic Theatre Company

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Image by Blake Condon

Perhaps this is an unremarkable Friday evening in the home of an upper-class family with its usual problems. Or, perhaps this is the evening that finally begins the process of throwing the many cracks of regret, deceptions, and desires into relief; when the rocky marriage, alcoholic sister-in-law, fake friendships, and co-dependent daughter all come home to roost.

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STREET | Mon Sans Productions with Actors Anonymous

Image by Abe Bastoli

Two young people feel inspired to understand the world through new eyes and decide to try out homelessness for a week. When they befriend a pair of genuinely destitute young people, the cruelty of their actions becomes apparent. This new Australian play about youth on the streets interrogates the misinformation and ill-feeling around homelessness from opposing perspectives.

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Minky Opens a Gallery | Sydney Fringe Festival

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.

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A Deal | Flying House Assembly and University of Sydney Union

Image by Kelvin Xu – Luky Studio

This review comes from Night Writes guest reviewer Nicole Pingon.

Zhu Yi’s A Deal, delves into the conflicts between the East and West, old and new ways of thinking and the love and passion that drives us all. Through her wit and humour, Yi presents an intriguing Chinese perspective on the generational and cultural conflicts that exist as a result of a globalised America.

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Final Placement & Bleach | Theatre Travels

Life can get wild and unruly at times, throwing unexpected obstacles at people with the very best intentions. In the final week of one act play festival No:Intermission, the office of a social worker and the romps of a sex worker show off the worst sides of humanity from bad luck to bad choices and everything in between.

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