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Anywhere Festival: Mental Illness Is Not A Crime

Elements Collective 17 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley
'Mental Illness Is Not A Crime' is a one-hour immersive, interactive, and live art performance of ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian responses) experiences. With body painting, letter writing, hair brushing, as well as interaction with textures, foods, and scents, and ending with guided meditation, the show is an extension of a…
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Belvoir St Theatre: A Room of One’s Own

Belvoir St Theatre 25 Belvoir St, Sydney
Virginia Woolf’s feminist polemic A Room of One’s Own, adapted by director Carissa Licciardello and Tom Wright. Growing out of a lecture that Woolf gave at Cambridge University in 1928, A Room With a View examines the careers of various female authors, and argues that women need a private, safe space and an…

Darlinghurst Theatre Company: Still, I Rise

Darlinghurst Theatre Company 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Join us, as we gather to listen to Shakira Clanton tell stories of her extraordinary life and perform her favourite songs. Underscored by Jeremi Campese’s astounding skill on the cello, this work is honest, hilarious and thoroughly human. Shakira’s impressive list of theatre credits include Barbara and the Camp Dogs…

Canberra International Music Festival: Song of the Earth

Fitters Workshop Kingston
Mahler's ‘greatest symphony', according to Leonard Bernstein. The work was inspired by seven ancient Chinese poems and follows one of the most painful episodes in the composer's life. He confessed: ‘I have lost everything I have gained in terms of who I thought I was, and have to learn my…
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Michael Cassel Group: Hamilton

Sydney Lyric Theatre 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary show about America’s “forgotten” Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, ignited a revolution in the American musical. With its exciting, ethnically diverse cast, the Australian production is helping change the lie of the land in theatre here as well. The rapped-and-sung-through show, which blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway…

Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: Evoke | Beethoven & Berwald

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
The early years of the nineteenth century saw a surge in popularity for works composed for larger chamber ensembles of winds and strings, of which Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat, Op.20, was considered the very peak of the genre. So successful was it that publishers released multiple arrangements of it for…

JTM Productions: Sex, Lies & Betrayal – Memoirs of a Hollywood Star

Old Museum 480 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
Welcome to Hollywood – the playground of the rich and famous, where fortunes are made, virginity is lost and sexual encounters are many. She was the sexual promise, the object of desire and once known as the most beautiful woman in the world. Her life reads like an erotic Mills…

Moontan Productions: Good Talk

The Moon Room, Arcana 46 Evesham St, Moorooka, Queensland
High school sweethearts Jiā lǐ and Erin are finally alone in a little BnB. Pure bliss, but the cabin is presenting a problem. They’re finally alone with each other’s thoughts and ideas, and everything that was once safely secured is exposed and left raw as they begin to not only…
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Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra: Evoke | Beethoven & Berwald

Melbourne Recital Centre Melbourne
Franz Berwald, now regarded as one of the most important Swedish composers of the 19th century, was rather overlooked during his lifetime – so much so that he wound up managing a glassworks for almost a decade when he couldn’t make a living composing, before a hit opera landed him a…
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Melbourne Theatre Company: Berlin

Southbank Theatre Southbank
Joanna Murray-Smith is one of Australia’s most popular and prolific playwright with over 20 plays to her name, including Switzerland, Honour and Fury. Her new play Berlin opens this month at MTC, after being postponed last year. Sparks fly when two young millennials – a German woman and an Australian man –…

Sydney Theatre Company: Home, I’m Darling

Sydney Opera House Sydney
Judy is a picture-perfect ‘50s housewife. She spends her days making the perfect devilled eggs, mixing the perfect Screwdrivers and being the perfect homemaker to her husband Johnny. They’re totally happy with their pastel-hued life. The only problem is, it’s not the 1950s, it’s now, and Judy and Johnny’s dream…

Queensland Theatre: Taming of the Shrew

Queensland Theatre Brisbane
Lights! Camera! Action! The suitors are lining up to woo movie mogul Baptista's enchanting film star daughter, Bianca. But there's a catch: Bianca can't marry until her elder sister is wed. Enter Kate — bold, free and fierce, the last thing she wants or needs is a husband. Men conspire…