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Horizon Festival: I Sea U

Caloundrea Regional Gallery 22 Omrah Ave, Caloundra
Over the past nine years, Sunshine Coast photographer Keith Hamlyn has been capturing portraits of people in the sea, documenting their collective connection to the ocean through a stunning portrait series, I Sea U. Horizon Festival has partnered with Keith to build upon I Sea U, capturing members of the…
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Roxy Lane Theatre: Snow White and the Seven Christmas Elves

Roxy Lane Theatre 55 Ninth Ave, Maylands
Snow White is the most talented girl in Christmas Town and Queen Miserables knows it. The royal Housekeeper Dame Holly Bush and her son Harry Bush create comic mayhem throughout and Fairy Jinglebell is training up the fresh Fairy Frosting to gain her wings, and there’s a very special man…
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M Live: Neighbourhood Earth

International Convention Centre - ICC NSW
Combining cutting edge technology with the latest in science, NEIGHBOURHOOD EARTH tells the story of space exploration like never told before. Guests will travel across the solar system and come face-to-face with Mars sunsets, Venus lightning storms and the surface of Jupiter. Museum quality models, spacecrafts, tools, and astronaut suits…

Darwin Symphony Orchestra: Family Proms

Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin
Darwin Symphony Orchestra's Family Proms concert is sure to spark intrigue in classical music for kids and grown-ups alike. This event introduces the whole symphony orchestra to new listeners, with a chance to hear each instrument in special demonstrations. You'll also get to listen to movements from your classical favourites. Young audience members…
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Japanese Film Festival: Under the Open Sky

The Kino, Melbourne 45 Collins St, Melbourne
Life behind bars has hardened ex-yakuza Mikami (Kōji Yakusho). Released after his 13-year murder sentence, feeling overlooked and desperate for independence, he sets out to tell his story and find his long-lost mother by teaming up with young TV director Tsunoda. Mikami’s brash attitude and altercations with the outside world…

Japanese Film Festival: It’s a Summer FIlm!

Palace Norton Street, Sydney 99 Norton St, Leichhardt
School’s out for summer and a nerdy sci-fi and samurai film fan trio is making Hadashi’s debut, DIY cinematic masterpiece—the ultimate teen tribute to her old school samurai spirit heroes! With her bubbly film club rival in the director’s chair of a cheesy romance film, Hadashi (Barefoot) turns her film…
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Griffin Theatre Company: Prima Facie 2.0

Seymour Centre Chippendale
Returning after its sold-out 2019 season, Suzie Miller's award-winning tour de force, Prima Facie, exposes the shortcomings of a justice system where it's her word against his. One woman stands centre stage: Tessa, a criminal lawyer at the top of her game, who knows the law permits no room for…
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Griffin Theatre Company: Wherever She Wanders 2.0

SBW Stables Theatre Sydney
At one of Australia’s oldest residential colleges, scandal is rare. Or, scandal that reaches the outside world anyway. Behind closed mahogany doors, there’s always quiet money to mop up the mess. Writing the cheques this year is Jo Mulligan, the first female Master in the college’s hundred-year history. And for…
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Queensland Ballet: Dracula

QPAC South Bank
After two sell-out seasons in Western Australia, this neo-classical production will finally be unleashed on the Queensland stage. Audiences will be left captivated with provocative set and costume design in a modern interpretation of this blood thirsty love story. Celebrated Artistic Director and Choreographer Krzystof Pastor has created his ballet…
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Australian Ballet: Celebration Gala

Sydney Opera House Sydney
The dancers of The Australian Ballet return to the stage with two Celebration Gala seasons in Sydney and Melbourne. The Sydney program features excerpts from classical ballets such as Swan Lake, The Merry Widow, The Nutcracker and the new Anna Karenina, as well as pas de deux by Kenneth MacMillan,…
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Sydney Theatre Company: Julius Caesar

Wharf 1 Theatre Sydney
Sydney Theatre Company returns to the boards with Shakespeare’s most celebrated history play. STC Artistic Director Kip Williams has adapted the script for a cast of just three – and what a fine trio he has chosen in Geraldine Hakewill, Ewen Leslie and Zahra Newman. The production is staged in the round.…
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Junkyard Dog Productions: Come From Away

Capitol Theatre, Sydney 13 Campbell St, Haymarket
This heart-warming musical by Canadian husband-and-wife team David Hein and Irene Sankoff tells the true story of what happened when 38 planes bound for New York were diverted to Newfoundland following the 9/11 attacks. With its infectious folk-rock music and uplifting story about kindness and the power of community, it’s…
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Soft Tread: The Wharf Revue: Can of Worms

Seymour Centre Chippendale
The Wharf Revue is back with its annual satirical laugh-in. The latest iteration is called Can of Worms. In the words of its creators: “All hands on deck for a daring adventure as we navigate the dire Straits of COVID, sail round the treacherous Horn of Scomo, steer well clear…
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Kermond Creative Entertainment: Spiegelesque

Riverside Theatres Parramatta
A hilarious adventure into the hitherto majestic world of Vaudeville Burlesque and Cabaret, where song, dance and slapstick collide to create a theatrical Cabaret sensation. Staring Edinburgh Fringe Festival Award Winner, Wayne Scott Kermond and a cast of highly skilled, international acclaimed Cabaret, Circus and Comedy Performers. It’s daring, quirky funny and…
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State Theatre Company South Australia: Eureka Day

Adelaide Festival Centre Adelaide
The Eureka Day School in Berkeley, California, is a bastion of progressive ideals: inclusivity, equality and social justice. All decisions are made by consensus, resulting in some very long meetings. But when African American mother Carina joins the board and a viral outbreak occurs at the school, parents are divided…
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Melbourne Theatre Company: As You Like It

Southbank Theatre Southbank
Following their triumphant collaboration on Twelfth Night, director Simon Phillips, theatre star Christie Whelan Browne and composer/musicians Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall reunite on another Shakespeare play – the heart-warming, romantic As You Like It. With music, mistaken identity and laughs aplenty, not to mention numerous outbreaks of love, it…
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Michael Cassel Group: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Princess Theatre, Melbourne 163 Spring St, Melbourne
Jack Thorne’s spellbinding two-part play is to be replaced in May, 2022 by a one-part version, reimagined by Thorne, J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany. The new production, which premiered on Broadway in November, tells the same story in shorter, tighter fashion, without losing any of the magic. Harry is now…
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Global Creatures: Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Regent Theatre 191 Collins St, Melbourne
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is as “spectacular spectacular” as Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film on which it is based. Featuring over 70 songs spanning 120 years, from Offenbach to Lady Gaga, the Broadway production won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The Australian production was due to open in August, and…

Japanese Film Festival: Grass Labyrinth

The Chauvel Cinema, Sydney 249 Oxford St, Paddington
Originally included in a French movie package called Private Collections, Grass Labyrinth unfolds as an emblematic palette of Terayama’s favourite themes and imagery. The story revolves around a young boy’s Oedipal obsession with the lyrics to a lullaby about a bouncing ball that his mother used to sing to him as a…
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Michael Cassel Group: Hamilton

Sydney Lyric Theatre 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary musical about American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton makes you giddy with its ambition, intelligence, verbal dexterity and electrifying score, which blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway. Featuring an ethnically diverse cast, it proved a sensation when it opened on Broadway in 2015 and won a five-star review…
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Red Line Productions: Happy Days

The Old Fitz Theatre 129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo
Every day, Winnie wakes up buried to the waist in a burnt-out post-apocalyptic wasteland, with nothing but the contents of her purse. To top it all off, her husband, Willie, has stopped talking to her. What is one to do in such isolation but get on with it? Beckett’s absurdly…
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Opera Queensland: A Poet’s Love – Sarah Crane, Shaun Brown and Alex Raineri

Opera Queensland Studio South Bank
Opera Queensland has joined forces this year with the Brisbane Music Festival to present a couple of intimate vocal recitals. This second collaboration features Brisbane-based soprano Sarah Crane and Australian baritone Shaun Brown, accompanied by Festival Artistic Director Alex Raineri. Entitled A Poet’s Love, Brown will sing Dichterliebe, Robert Schumann’s…
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Canberra Theatre Centre: Chiaroscuro

Canberra Theatre Centre Canberra
Chiaroscuro, the violent contrast of light and dark. The artist Caravaggio created work bathed in shadows, and in the folds of this darkness, the joys and sorrow of earthly life and love were to be found. Enter the intimate artist’s studio where Caravaggio is painting Gregorio, a sex worker posing…
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Smith’s Alternative: Smith’s Spring Series

Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga St, Canberra
Awakening from our lockdown slumbers, Smith's is keen to get back to the business of presenting the best local musical culture Canberra has to offer. And given it's safer for people to gather outside, and the ACT government already gave us a reasonable sum of money to pay for just…

Phoenix Collective: Juliet Letters

Hunter Baillie Presbyterian Church Cnr Johnston and Collins St, Annandale, Sydney
A song cycle for voice and string quartet written by Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet. “So there was this professor in Verona who answered letters addressed to Juliet... Well, if that sounds like the start of a tall story I suppose it is... Quite how he came by these…
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Japanese Film Festival: Poupelle of Chimney Town

The Kino, Melbourne 45 Collins St, Melbourne
Animation production house Studio 4°C (Children of the Sea) has delivered their finest work to date, bringing to life Akihiro Nishino’s best-selling children’s book Poupelle of Chimney Town. The story follows Lubbichi, a young chimney sweep who sets off in search of the stars beyond the dreary blanket of smoke that…

Japanese Film Festival: Hold Me Back

Palace Norton Street, Sydney 99 Norton St, Leichhardt
Everyone has their own inner dialogue, and 31-year-old Mitsuko (Non) just so happens to name hers ‘A’, short for Answer. Embracing the single life, Mitsuko enthusiastically plans solo weekend outings with the guidance of her inner life coach, venturing alone to a day spa and trendy café. Suddenly, everything changes…
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Yirra Yaakin Theatre: Dating Black

Subiaco Arts Centre 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco
The latest work to have come out of Yirra Yaakin Writers’ Group, Dating Black will be the first play by new playwright Narelle Thorne. Djinda has come out of a bad marriage and moved back in with family. Her best friend Hope is also single and ready to mingle. “Window…

Japanese Film Festival: Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist

Palace Verona, Sydney 17 Oxford St, Paddington
Ten years after his untimely passing, this moving documentary honours the life and work of Satoshi Kon (1963–2010). The highly revered animator and director leaves behind an impressive body of work, and his legacy remains a major cultural influence on the animation world today. Fans of Kon will know him…
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Ensemble Theatre: The Woman in Black

Ensemble Theatre Sydney
Susan Hill’s classic ghost story, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, is the second-longest running play in London’s West End. The production at Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre opened in June then had to be shuttered, but has now returned. In the play, Mr Kipps (Jamie Oxenbould) is haunted by mysterious events…

Japanese Film Festival: Pastoral Hide-and-Seek

The Chauvel Cinema, Sydney 249 Oxford St, Paddington
Starting with a series of haiku poems about his childhood, Terayama takes us through his cathartic and epiphanic quest for self-discovery, as important highlights from the director’s youth, including the strained relationship with his mother and his teenage sexual desires, unfold before our eyes. A spellbinding journey that deeply intertwines…
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Japanese Film Festival: True Mothers

The Kino, Melbourne 45 Collins St, Melbourne
Well-to-do professional couple Satoko (Hiromi Nagasaku, Rebirth) and her husband Kiyokazu (Arata Iura, Ping-Pong) seem to have it all. But in reality, the pair yearn for a child yet struggle to conceive, eventually abandoning any hope of a miracle due to Kiyokazu’s infertility problems. Their faith is suddenly restored when the couple…
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Kermond Creative Entertainment: Spiegelesque

Riverside Theatres Parramatta
A hilarious adventure into the hitherto majestic world of Vaudeville Burlesque and Cabaret, where song, dance and slapstick collide to create a theatrical Cabaret sensation. Staring Edinburgh Fringe Festival Award Winner, Wayne Scott Kermond and a cast of highly skilled, international acclaimed Cabaret, Circus and Comedy Performers. It’s daring, quirky funny and…

Japanese Film Festival: Step

Palace Norton Street, Sydney 99 Norton St, Leichhardt
The sudden death of a young mother opens a well of grief in the family, leaving single dad Kenichi to raise baby Miki alone, while he stays numbly resistant to offers of help. As Miki grows up, he has little time to heal as he fumbles through parenthood. Kenichi is…

Japanese Film Festival: Mio’s Cookbook

Palace Verona, Sydney 17 Oxford St, Paddington
A fortune teller foresees wildly different paths for inseparable best friends Mio and Noe. That very night, their carefree childhoods in Osaka are forever changed as the great flood of 1801 tears them apart. As fortune predicted, hardship follows the now orphaned Mio. Finding refuge with a kind restaurant owner,…
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Griffin Theatre Company: Prima Facie 2.0

Seymour Centre Chippendale
Returning after its sold-out 2019 season, Suzie Miller's award-winning tour de force, Prima Facie, exposes the shortcomings of a justice system where it's her word against his. One woman stands centre stage: Tessa, a criminal lawyer at the top of her game, who knows the law permits no room for…

Melbourne Recital Centre: Cheek to Cheek: The songs of Ella & Louis

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
Acclaimed jazz vocalist Tamara Kuldin and singer and trumpeter Paul Coyle have incredible chemistry on stage, born out of their mutual love for the Golden Age of song. Combined with the talents of their band, these stalwarts of the jazz industry bring to life timeless classics from the Great American…
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Perth Orchestra Project: Modern

Callaway Auditoirum, UWA Conservatorium of Music 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley
Join the Perth Orchestra Project in their next season, MODERN. Led by conductor Izaak Wesson, MODERN takes inspiration from Arnold Schoenberg’s Society for Private Musical Performance, an exclusive concert series which he organised in Vienna during the first two decades of the twentieth century. In these concerts, Schoenberg, alongside Benno…
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Griffin Theatre Company: Wherever She Wanders 2.0

SBW Stables Theatre Sydney
At one of Australia’s oldest residential colleges, scandal is rare. Or, scandal that reaches the outside world anyway. Behind closed mahogany doors, there’s always quiet money to mop up the mess. Writing the cheques this year is Jo Mulligan, the first female Master in the college’s hundred-year history. And for…
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Sydney Dance Company: New Breed

Carriageworks Sydney
Sydney Dance Company returns to the stage with the eighth iteration of New Breed, its initiative to help develop emerging choreographers by commissioning them to recreate a new work to be performed by SDC dancers. This year’s choreographers are Jasmin Shepherd, Jacopo Grabar and Rhiannon Newton from Sydney, and Lilian…
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Yirra Yaakin Theatre: Dating Black

Subiaco Arts Centre 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco
The latest work to have come out of Yirra Yaakin Writers’ Group, Dating Black will be the first play by new playwright Narelle Thorne. Djinda has come out of a bad marriage and moved back in with family. Her best friend Hope is also single and ready to mingle. “Window…

Darwin Symphony Orchestra: Two Fifths

Darwin Entertainment Centre Darwin
Don't miss DSO's spectacular finale to their 2021 season featuring performances of two mighty orchestral works - Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto and Shostakovich's brooding Symphony No. 5. Internationally acclaimed star pianist Shuan Hern Lee will join the orchestra for a stirring rendition of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto. Written during Stalin's reign,…
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Queensland Ballet: Dracula

QPAC South Bank
After two sell-out seasons in Western Australia, this neo-classical production will finally be unleashed on the Queensland stage. Audiences will be left captivated with provocative set and costume design in a modern interpretation of this blood thirsty love story. Celebrated Artistic Director and Choreographer Krzystof Pastor has created his ballet…
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State Theatre Company South Australia: Eureka Day

Adelaide Festival Centre Adelaide
The Eureka Day School in Berkeley, California, is a bastion of progressive ideals: inclusivity, equality and social justice. All decisions are made by consensus, resulting in some very long meetings. But when African American mother Carina joins the board and a viral outbreak occurs at the school, parents are divided…
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Melbourne Theatre Company: As You Like It

Southbank Theatre Southbank
Following their triumphant collaboration on Twelfth Night, director Simon Phillips, theatre star Christie Whelan Browne and composer/musicians Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall reunite on another Shakespeare play – the heart-warming, romantic As You Like It. With music, mistaken identity and laughs aplenty, not to mention numerous outbreaks of love, it…
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Global Creatures: Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Regent Theatre 191 Collins St, Melbourne
Moulin Rouge! The Musical is as “spectacular spectacular” as Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film on which it is based. Featuring over 70 songs spanning 120 years, from Offenbach to Lady Gaga, the Broadway production won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The Australian production was due to open in August, and…

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts: WAYJO Swings – WAAPA Sings!

Quarry Ampitheatre City Beach
WAYJO returns to the beautiful Quarry Amphitheatre to celebrate the joy of live jazz under the vast WA sky. Experience the magic of WAYJO's three big bands, coupled with the vocal power of the WAAPA Jazz Choir and WAAPA Cospel Choir, in a spectacular night of jazz and soul not…
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Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Seventh

Federation Concert Hall Hobart
For its final concerts of 2021, the TSO presents Beethoven’s Sixth, Seventh and Eighth symphonies across three concerts conducted by Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Eivind Aadland, alongside some intriguing repertoire choices. The first concert celebrates and farewells spring, with Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony coupled with appropriately bucolic works by Swedish…
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Royal Opera House: The Dante Project

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Presented as part of the 700th anniversary celebrations of the poet’s death, Dante’s epic journey through the afterlife, The Divine Comedy, is realised in a major artistic collaboration between trailblazing forces of the contemporary arts scene. In an inaugural co-production with Paris Opera Ballet and music co-commission with the Los Angeles…
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Japanese Film Festival: Tokyo Revengers

The Kino, Melbourne 45 Collins St, Melbourne
Convenience store part-timer Takemichi Hanagaki (Takumi Kitamura, Tremble All You Want JFF Plus 2020) is 26 years old and living a dead end life, when he finds out that his high school sweetheart Hinata (Mio Imada) and her brother Naoto (Yōsuke Sugino) have been killed by the Tokyo Manji gang. It’s not…
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Michael Cassel Group: Hamilton

Sydney Lyric Theatre 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary musical about American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton makes you giddy with its ambition, intelligence, verbal dexterity and electrifying score, which blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway. Featuring an ethnically diverse cast, it proved a sensation when it opened on Broadway in 2015 and won a five-star review…
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Australian Dance Theatre: G by Garry Stewart

Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide Adelaide
LOVE. SEX. JEALOUSY. EXPLOSIVE DANCE. G. For his final brilliant season at the helm of Australian Dance Theatre, outgoing Artistic Director Garry Stewart is bringing one of his most iconic, beloved works back to the Adelaide stage for the first time in almost a decade - G, his frenetic, no-holds-barred dismantling of…
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Belvoir St Theatre: The Boomkak Panto

Belvoir St Theatre 25 Belvoir St, Sydney
Belvoir ends its year in festive mode with a pantomime. Written by Virginia Gay, who co-directs with Richard Carroll, The Boomkak Panto is set in a dry, dusty Aussie town, somewhere in the back of beyond. A Big Developer has set his sights on the town, and the little community…
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Canberra Theatre Centre: Chiaroscuro

Canberra Theatre Centre Canberra
Chiaroscuro, the violent contrast of light and dark. The artist Caravaggio created work bathed in shadows, and in the folds of this darkness, the joys and sorrow of earthly life and love were to be found. Enter the intimate artist’s studio where Caravaggio is painting Gregorio, a sex worker posing…
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Harbour Theatre: Picasso’s Women

Harbour Theatre 16 Lochee Street, Mosman Park
A fascinating insight into Pablo Picasso’s wives and lovers is emerging from the canvas at Harbour Theatre, as three women share stories about their lives with the great artist. Written by Brian McAvera and directed by Jarrod Buttery, Picasso’s Women is a collection of three honest, erotic and humorous monologues…
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: Jack and the Beanstalk

Limelight Theatre Civic Drive, Wanneroo
Oh yes it is! Popular pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk is branching out at Limelight Theatre, ready to provide plenty of laughs, dance and song. Written by Ben Crocker and directed by Gwen Browning, the story follows Jack who is in love with Princess Demelza – but the giant who…
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Australian Ballet: Celebration Gala

Sydney Opera House Sydney
The dancers of The Australian Ballet return to the stage with two Celebration Gala seasons in Sydney and Melbourne. The Sydney program features excerpts from classical ballets such as Swan Lake, The Merry Widow, The Nutcracker and the new Anna Karenina, as well as pas de deux by Kenneth MacMillan,…
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Black Swan Theatre Company of WA: The Tempest

State Theatre Centre of WA Perth
In celebration of its 30th birthday, Black Swan asked its audience which of the Bard’s 37 plays it should perform at the end of its 2021 Season. Over 1,800 votes were cast and Shakespeare’s magical final play, The Tempest, won the day. Matt Edgerton directs, with Humphrey Bower as Prospero,…
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West Australian Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

His Majesty's Theatre, Perth Perth
The timeless, beloved story of Princess Aurora, the fairies who fight over her and the prince who awakens her from an enchanted sleep will round out the West Australian Ballet’s 2021 season. The joyous production by Mexican choreographer Javier Torres was scheduled for the 2020 season but had to be…
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: Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather

Roleystone Hall WA
Christmas is being turned on its head in Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather at Roleystone Hall. Adapted by Stephen Briggs and directed by Bradley Towton for Roleystone Theatre, the Discworld version of Santa Claus – known as the Hogfather – has gone missing. The character of Death has to step into the…
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Sydney Theatre Company: Julius Caesar

Wharf 1 Theatre Sydney
Sydney Theatre Company returns to the boards with Shakespeare’s most celebrated history play. STC Artistic Director Kip Williams has adapted the script for a cast of just three – and what a fine trio he has chosen in Geraldine Hakewill, Ewen Leslie and Zahra Newman. The production is staged in the round.…
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Junkyard Dog Productions: Come From Away

Capitol Theatre, Sydney 13 Campbell St, Haymarket
This heart-warming musical by Canadian husband-and-wife team David Hein and Irene Sankoff tells the true story of what happened when 38 planes bound for New York were diverted to Newfoundland following the 9/11 attacks. With its infectious folk-rock music and uplifting story about kindness and the power of community, it’s…
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Soft Tread: The Wharf Revue: Can of Worms

Seymour Centre Chippendale
The Wharf Revue is back with its annual satirical laugh-in. The latest iteration is called Can of Worms. In the words of its creators: “All hands on deck for a daring adventure as we navigate the dire Straits of COVID, sail round the treacherous Horn of Scomo, steer well clear…
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Adelaide Symphony Orchestra: Carmina Burana – FOFO

Adelaide Showground Goodwood Rd, Wayville
Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana is a masterwork that we don’t hear live as often as we think we do. Based on a collection of ribald 13th-century poems, Orff chose tales of naughty nuns, bibulous monks and pretty countryfolk getting up to all sorts and came up with a smorgasbord of…
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Opera Philadelphia: We Need to Talk

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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw brings her complex, layered sound world to the Opera Philadelphia Channel with We Need to Talk, based on a poem by celebrated poet Anne Carson. Soprano Ariadne Greif stars as a young woman in conversation with herself, reminiscent of our isolated days of quarantine: days of frustration, joy, and grief. This conversation…
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Sydney Opera House: Bigger & Blacker – Steven Oliver’s Life in Cabaret

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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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Japanese Film Festival: The Cornered Mouse Dreams of Cheese

The Kino, Melbourne 45 Collins St, Melbourne
Ever since his university days, Kyо̄ichi Ōtomo (Tadayoshi Ōkura) can’t help but be swept up by the beautiful women that pursue him. Now unhappily married, he’s become a serial womaniser and is as indecisive as ever… that is, until karma finally catches up with him, and private investigator Wataru Imagase…
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Red Line Productions: Happy Days

The Old Fitz Theatre 129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo
Every day, Winnie wakes up buried to the waist in a burnt-out post-apocalyptic wasteland, with nothing but the contents of her purse. To top it all off, her husband, Willie, has stopped talking to her. What is one to do in such isolation but get on with it? Beckett’s absurdly…
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Melville Theatre: William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged)

Melville Theatre 393A Canning Highway, Palmyra
Shakespheare's long-lost first play, written when he was 17, is coming to Melville Theatre after being found in a treasure-filled English parking lot. The literary holy grail features Shakespeare’s most famous characters and familiar speeches in a new story. But at 100 hours with multiple unwieldy storylines, it was decided…
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Opera Philadelphia: La Traviata

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In a special look back, Opera Philadelphia presents the broadcast premiere of Verdi's La traviata from director Paul Curran, starring soprano Lisette Oropesa in her role debut as Violetta, also starring Alek Shrader and Stephen Powell.
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: Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Stirling Theatre Morris Place, Innaloo
An Australian stage classic written by playwright Ray Lawler – who turned 100 this year – is coming to Stirling Theatre. Directed by Tim Riessen, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is considered by literary scholars to be the most significant play in Australian theatre history. It provided a turning point…
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Ensemble Theatre: The Woman in Black

Ensemble Theatre Sydney
Susan Hill’s classic ghost story, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, is the second-longest running play in London’s West End. The production at Sydney’s Ensemble Theatre opened in June then had to be shuttered, but has now returned. In the play, Mr Kipps (Jamie Oxenbould) is haunted by mysterious events…
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Kermond Creative Entertainment: Spiegelesque

Riverside Theatres Parramatta
A hilarious adventure into the hitherto majestic world of Vaudeville Burlesque and Cabaret, where song, dance and slapstick collide to create a theatrical Cabaret sensation. Staring Edinburgh Fringe Festival Award Winner, Wayne Scott Kermond and a cast of highly skilled, international acclaimed Cabaret, Circus and Comedy Performers. It’s daring, quirky funny and…
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Rogue Projects: Wil and Grace

Old 505 Theatre 5 Eliza Street, Newtown
“Life isn’t magical. Not in the way I’d thought. It’s like madness. And that’s okay.” Vodka. Grief. Raising the dead with a Wikihow article and an egg. Grace might not know exactly what she’s doing, but she knows how to believe. Varya knows exactly what she’s doing, even if no…

Japanese Film Festival: Last of the Wolves

Palace Norton Street, Sydney 99 Norton St, Leichhardt
Three years on, The Blood of Wolves (JFF 2018) saga continues with the ferocious and hyperbolic Last of the Wolves. After police detective Shōgo Ōgami’s death in Hiroshima, his protégé, detective Shūichi Hioka (Tōri Matsuzaka), is left with the responsibility of keeping the yakuza gangs in check. Inheriting his bloodline as the ‘lonewolf’,…
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Opera Philadelphia: The Island We Made

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The Island We Made combines ethereal electronic music and the transformative art of drag lip-sync to explore familial relationships and a multi-generational depiction of “Mother.” A haunting lullaby formed from the memories and individual relationships of its collaborators—acclaimed composer Angélica Negrón, drag superstar Sasha Velour, and renowned filmmaker Matthew Placek—The…
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ReAction Theatre: TOBY by Abe Pogos

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Toby is a social outcast living in a dark and disturbing land. Robbed by his best friend, hounded by the authorities, and branded a gypsy, Toby traverses a difficult path, unearthing more about virtue and honesty than he anticipated. This classic tale, by award-winning writer Abe Pogos, refocuses and sharpens…
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Melbourne Theatre Company: Berlin

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Joanna Murray-Smith is one of Australia’s most celebrated playwrights, captivating audiences from Melbourne to Broadway and the West End. Her riveting NEXT STAGE commission for MTC is a romantic thriller that pits the devastating shadow of history against the dazzling promise of true love. When Tom, an Australian abroad, meets Charlotte…
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Pinchgut Opera: A Delicate Fire

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A Delicate Fire is a sumptuous musical experience that celebrates the joys, vicissitudes, and triumphs of love and pays homage to one of the greatest composers of the 17th century. An Australian triumph forged in a time of great adversity, this film features the vocal talents of great artists set against…
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National Theatre at Home: Treasure Island

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It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins. Patsy Ferran is Jim and Arthur Darvill is…
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Schumann’s Cello Concerto

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Two of Australia’s most revered orchestral musicians, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Principal Cello Umberto Clerici joins MSO Concertmaster Dale Barltrop for an evening of bittersweet Schumann and sparkling Mendelssohn. Requiring the sweet introspective playing characteristic of Schumann, his Cello Concerto is a work which also as a hint of playful virtuosity.…
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Pinchgut Opera: The Loves of Apollo and Dafne

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In September, with theatres in Sydney still closed due to the lockdown, Pinchgut Opera launched its Spring Digital Season with its 2020 opera film A Delicate Fire. Each month between now and December it will add another production. In October, it’s Cavalli’s The Loves of Apollo & Dafne, recorded when…
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Glyndebourne: The Barber of Seville

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The ‘sheer visual sophistication’ of Annabel Arden’s Barbiere serves ‘a triumphant celebration of Rossini’s musical genius’, featuring de Niese’s ‘powerfully sung’ Rosina, Bürger’s ‘gale-force’ Figaro and Stayton’s ‘pure and mellifluous’ Almaviva – a leading trio ‘musically and dramatically beyond compare’ (The Independent ★★★★★). Contributing to the ‘ensemble precision’, the rest…
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Australian Chamber Choir: In dulci jubilo

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In dulci jubilo, nun singet und seid froh! In sweet rejoicing now sing and be glad! A C C 8 directed by Douglas Lawrence This program presents a historical 'pick of the pops', from the late 1400s to the end of the Baroque period. Barney Schwartz, writing in the Sydney…
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Pinchgut Opera: Monteverdi’s Vespers

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The Sydney-based early opera company is releasing a number of digital productions to be enjoyed in your own living room as part of its series Pinchgut At Home. This month, its spectacular live performance of Monteverdi’s iconic Vespers, captured on film at Sydney’s City Recital Hall, joins the acclaimed film…
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra: The Lark Ascending

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Equally admired as a composer and a conductor, and recent holder of key positions at the Hallé and English National Opera, Ryan Wigglesworth makes a welcome return to the SCO for a specially recorded online concert of poignant nostalgia and bracing energy. We start proceedings with the ecstatic rapture of…
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Festival d’Aix en Provence: Tristan und Isolde

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Richard Wagner feared that his Tristan and Isolde would drive one mad. Few of the works reach such a level of daring, beauty and complexity. From its prelude, Tristan and Isolde announces its revolutionary nature. Encounter with this lyrical monument at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. With Tristan and Isolde ,  Wagner sets to music one of the most famous love stories in…