Morning Star: First Horn | Flight Path Theatre

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Hannah Arendt’s theory on the banality of evil has become part of the common vernacular when considering the darker side of humanity; the way the whispers of cruelty seep into people undetected until the unthinkable happens. In the two-part production Morning Star, a group of writers imagine the consequences of pernicious ideas infiltrating otherwise unremarkable narratives.

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Yielding & Big Horn | Crying Chair Theatre

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Ageing is a great privilege for those who get the chance but that doesn’t make it easy. Ill health, loneliness, and loss of autonomy are just some of the difficult issues to navigate in old age. In this double bill from Crying Chair Theatre, two families face great changes and must reconcile their past years with those ahead.

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Fuente Ovejuna | Dream Plane Productions

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It’s the kind of story that rallies people together and strikes fear into the hearts of the rich and powerful: the downtrodden rise up and right the wrongs done to them by their oppressors. In the case of Fuente Ovejuna, the history is true. In Angus Evans’s new adaptation of the Spanish classic, the patterns of revolution ring out across time and place.

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The Shape of Things | Lambert House Enterprises & Les Solomon

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What is attraction really? Is it all about aesthetics or is there a deeper meaning underneath the surface? And is there a different rule book for art? Neil LaBute’s the Shape of Things mixes the messages of art and attraction amongst four flirty twenty-somethings.

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Molly Sweeney | Clock & Spiel Productions

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It’s an age-old adage that the grass is always greener on the other side. Envy is a routine emotion; we always want what we don’t, or can’t, have. But Brian Friel’s play about a young family in Ireland presents the case for someone else’s insistence on your deficiency and the untold consequences of imposing envy on someone else.

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Director Hailey McQueen and Actor Grace Naoum on Molly Sweeney | Clock & Spiel Productions

In the last month of a gruelling year, with theatres cracking their doors open once again, Night Writes sat down with director Hailey McQueen and lead actor Grace Naoum, playing Molly, to discuss their upcoming production Molly Sweeney with Clock & Spiel Productions.

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Iphigenia in Splott | New Ghosts Theatre Company

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Effie talks back to strangers on the street. She subsists on binge drinking and guilting her granny out of spare tenners. Effie is the kind of person you avoid eye contact with but, this time, she’s talking directly to you and you’re going to listen.

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Hotel Bella Luna | Ponydog Productions with Jetpack Theatre

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Do you ever stare up at the moon in hopeless wonder about the possibility of visiting the space rock one day? Your days of waiting are over because Hotel Bella Luna is a fully functioning hotel resort with a whole host of activities for relaxation and extreme adventuring, whichever strikes your fancy. Unfortunately, on this visit, new guests will have to work together with staff to save the hotel from a system malfunction that will result in mass death!

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Collisions | City Theatre

After the cancellation of their production of Jasper in Deadland just two weeks out from opening, City Theatre had to think fast about how they would keep the spirit of independent theatre alive during the pandemic. Project Interlude is their initiative to write, cast, rehearse, and perform a new short musical in one week like a jumper cable to the heart of Sydney theatre.

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Veronica’s Room | Nomad Art Group

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A woman is trapped in a room, adamant she is not Veronica, and desperate to return to her date in 1973. There doesn’t seem to be a reason not to believe her other than Veronica’s long history of manipulation and violence. In this psychological thriller, the past and present get so twisted that one can’t rely on the truth anymore.

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