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Ensemble Theatre: The One

Ensemble Theatre Sydney
Mel’s got a lot on her plate. Between the anxiety-inducing return of her mother from their old home in Malaysia, her brother Eric’s mysterious double life and the pressure of caring for her mother’s prized poodle, Mel is hungry for more simplicity. In the world premiere of this new and…

Darwin Festival: Maureen: Harbinger of Death

Brown's Mart Theatre Festival Park, Corner Smith St & Harry Chan Ave, Darwin
Spend a night with a grand dame and dilettante of death in a stirring solo performance that celebrates the wisdom of female elders. Framed by velvet, Jatz crackers and cigarettes, Maureen invites you into her bohemian living-room for a journey of exquisite storytelling brimming with acerbic life advice, spirited friends…

: Mr Lucky 

Adelaide Festival Centre Adelaide
Mr Lucky is a clown cabaret about crooner Al Bowlly. Born in Mozambique, he worked as a busker, barber and jockey in South Africa. Bowlly eventually moved to England, becoming one of the first singer superstars, ending up recording over 1000 songs. Bowlly had a voice like velvet but a life…

Broad Encounters: Love Lust Lost

Valley Dockyards 95 Robertson Street, Fortitude Valley
Descend to an enchanting new world, where madness roils, dreams unfurl and aching secrets bloom through the dark. An immersive, multi-sensory and intimate adventure where the timeless tales of Jules Verne, Hans Christian Anderson and Joseph Conrad collide across far-flung realms. The phantasmagoria that is Love Lust Lost will flood…

Bell Shakespeare: Is Shakespeare an Optimist?

The Neilson Nutshell, Pier 2/3 13A Hickson Road, Dawes Point
Join moderator James Evans and a panel of experts for a lively discussion about hope, despair and dystopia in the world of Shakespeare.  

Freemantle Theatre Company: Last Train to Freo

Victoria Hall 179 High St, Fremantle
Last Train to Freo is set in the claustrophobic atmosphere of a Perth train compartment, where two rough and wayward misfits take advantage of a guards' strike to terrorise the occupants. Cribb was inspired to write the play after he witnessed two thugs harassing an attractive woman on a Midland to…

Shopfront Arts Co-Op: Negotiation Tactics of the Weak Willed

Shopfront Arts Co-Op 86-88 Carlton Pde, Carlton, Sydney
Negotiation Tactics For The Weak-Willed is the self-help seminar for all your daily needs. Whether it's the mundane or the major, every decision you make is a negotiation. If it sounds overwhelming don't fret! This seminar will provide various scenarios and teach you the five steps to a great negotiation…

State Theatre Company South Australia: Kill Climate Deniers

Slingsby's Hall of Possibility REAR HALL, 96 Glen Osmond Rd, Parkside
Part action-movie spoof, part political satire, part rave party wrapped up in a piece of documentary theatre, Kill Climate Deniers follows a group of environmental activists as they take Parliament House hostage, demanding the government stop all fossil fuel industries, effective immediately. For floundering Environment Minister Gwen Malkin, will this be her…

Malthouse Theatre: Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner

Malthouse Theatre 113 Sturt St, Southbank, Melbourne
Forbes Magazine claims Kylie Jenner’s a 'self-made billionaire' and Cleo isn’t having a bar of it. She’s got a lot to say and on the internet, actions don’t always speak louder than words… 'Look it’s two tweets that helped me vent my frustrations. It’s really not that deep…' As URL beef…

Attractive, Not Model Attractive: Much Ado

Flight Path Theatre 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
Beatrice and Benedick have sworn off love. They will never fall, least of all for one another. But their friends have… different ideas. Misunderstandings, secrets and off chops shenanigans rule this classic tale of the lies we tell each other and ourselves. With an original synth heavy soundtrack, the hottest…

Carriageworks: Sleeplessness

Carriageworks Sydney
A new performance work by Australian artist Kaz Therese (they/them). Presented from 4 – 13 August 2022, the performance fuses drama and documentary to take audiences on a journey of discovery through the artist’s family history, throwing light on the intergenerational impacts of institutionalisation and migration. Part-mystery, part-documentary, part forensic investigation, this…

Sydney Opera House: Fangirls

Sydney Opera House Sydney
The smash-hit musical sensation FANGIRLS, which celebrates the misunderstood power and passion of teenage fandom, will be presented in the Opera House’s Drama Theatre. The critically-acclaimed Australian musical returns to Sydney after sold-out seasons at Belvoir and the Seymour Centre, which garnered an ARIA nomination (Best Original Soundtrack or Musical…

Melbourne Theatre Company: Laurinda

Southbank Theatre Southbank
Adapting Alice Pung’s award-winning book, writer and comedian Diana Nguyen and director Petra Kalive bring Laurinda’s schoolyard setting to the stage for a fresh and feisty new work. Like Heathers or Mean Girls with a uniquely Australian flavour, this delightful take on the beloved novel stars Fiona Choi (Torch the Place), Chi Nguyen (The Wilds), Jillian Nguyen (SBS's Hungry Ghosts), Ngoc Phan (Boy Swallows Universe) and Jenny Zhou (Girl, Interpreted) in…
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State Theatre Company South Australia: Chalkface

Adelaide Festival Centre Adelaide
In her new play, Angela Betzien turns a darkly comic gaze on the education system. Pat Novitsky is the longest-serving teacher at West Vale Primary. Brilliant but jaded, she is none too impressed when Anna Park, a young, enthusiastic teacher known as “the child whisperer”, arrives at the school. Pat thinks…
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Black Swan Theatre Company of WA: The Glass Menagerie

His Majesty's Theatre, Perth Perth
“I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion,” says Tom Wingfield in the opening scene of Tennessee William’s semi-autobiographical masterpiece. This mind-bending play has been reimagined by director Clare Watson and reconsiders the much-maligned Amanda Wingfield, who turns away from reality. Actor Mandy McElhinney makes her long-awaited debut in…

Ensemble Theatre: The One

Ensemble Theatre Sydney
Mel’s got a lot on her plate. Between the anxiety-inducing return of her mother from their old home in Malaysia, her brother Eric’s mysterious double life and the pressure of caring for her mother’s prized poodle, Mel is hungry for more simplicity. In the world premiere of this new and…
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Sydney Theatre Company: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Roslyn Packer Theatre 22 Hickson Rd, Sydney
STC Artistic Director Kip Williams had a triumphant success with his stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, created with Eryn Jean Norvill, who played 26 roles, live and on screen. Now Williams and the same creative team return with an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic…

Bell Shakespeare: The Comedy of Errors 

Albany Entertainment Centre 2 Toll Pl,, Albany
The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious romp of swapped identities, misguided love, mistaken imprisonment and chaotic mishaps, leading to an unbelievably crazy day for bumbling twins. At the heart of this tale of comedic misfortune is an old man searching for his lost children. He finds himself in a hostile…

New Theatre: Chimera

new theatre 542 King St, Newtown
Inspired by one of the 20th century’s most powerful and iconic images, this political thriller tracks two decades of China-America relations through the parallel and intersecting stories of a photojournalist and a dissident. In 1989, as tanks rolled through Tiananmen Square, a lone man, holding plastic shopping bags, stood in…
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Crossroads Live: Hairspray

Regent Theatre 191 Collins St, Melbourne
In 2010, David Atkins produced a vibrant, new Australian production of the musical Hairspray. Now Australian audiences have the chance to see the original 2002 Tony Award-winning Broadway production. Set in 1960s Baltimore, “pleasantly plump” teenager Tracy Turnblad dreams of dancing on The Corny Collins Show. With a social conscience and a…

Seymour Centre: Albion

Seymour Centre Chippendale
Against advice from family and friends, Audrey buys an old house in ruins and dreams of restoring the once magnificent garden. As she clings to the significance of the past, she searches for seeds of hope in the future. From Secret House (Pomona at KXT) and New Ghosts Theatre Company (Iphigenia…

Sydney Opera House: Bigger & Blacker – Steven Oliver’s Life in Cabaret

Virtual Event Virtual Event
Bigger & Blacker is a comedy cabaret guaranteed to get you laughing, thinking and shimmying in your chair. Oliver’s ability to entertain while bearing his soul is the mark of a true cabaret artist. In this candid nod and a no-holds-barred ode to his personal journey, he creatively and expertly…
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Melville Theatre: Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts

Melville Theatre 393A Canning Highway, Palmyra
A family connection has led to the production of a classic play by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen at Melville Theatre. Belvoir St Theatre artistic director Eamon Flack adapted Ibsen’s Ghosts for a 2017 Sydney production – and now his second cousin Thomas Dimmick is directing the show in Perth. Regarded…