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.
In a true blue story of hardship, Australian egg farmers are facing bleak times with the invention of man-made egg replacements. A charity concert fundraiser seems like the best solution until it sparks an uncontrollable urge to give, which threatens conceptions of good and fairness. Taking it back to Hume, We Are the (End of the) World takes on charitable giving as a measure of altruism motivated by self-importance and a twisted promotion of individual sacrifice.
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.
Guido is a master filmmaker with an illustrious career that has taken a turn for the worse with a string of lacklustre releases. When his career reaches crisis point, the consequences of his shortcomings become painfully clear and his womanising ways won’t save him anymore. Little Triangle’s NINE is an unsympathetic fall from grace, a welcome reckoning.