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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…
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Ensemble Theatre: Honour

Ensemble Theatre Sydney
Joanna Murray-Smith’s new play Berlin currently has its world premiere production at Melbourne Theatre Company (see page 46). In Sydney, the Ensemble is staging her 1995 play Honour, which has become a modern Australian classic. George and Honor have been happily married for 32 years. She is a successful writer,…

Artsite Galleries: A Painted Journey: John Edwards

Artsite Galleries 165 Salisbury Road, cnr St Marys St,, Camperdown, Sydney
My current body of work, 'A Painted Journey', is increasingly 'secretive' - the hideout of Captain Thunderbolt is receding more and more into the landscape, a part of the mythology surrounding Thunderbolts exploits. Legend and fact entwine, romanticising the nature of the man as bushranger... the image of Captain Thunderbolt…
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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Ruler of the Hive

Arts Centre Melbourne Melbourne
The incomparable actor Pamela Rabe premiered Melody Eötvös’s Shakespeare-inspired Ruler of the Hive for narrator and orchestra with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra in 2018 and she returns to the work this month with Johannes Fritzsch and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, who perform it on a program of Shakespearean music. The…

Griffin Theatre Company: Is There Something Wrong With That Lady?

SBW Stables Theatre Sydney
Griffin Theatre Company will present Debra Oswald’s funny and excruciatingly honest one-woman show Is There Something Wrong With That Lady? from 13 - 24 April. As a lapsed playwright, creator of the Offspring TV series, former Junior Champion Hypochondriac and floundering novelist, Oswald ponders what her next move should be and what…

Australian Ballet: New York Dialects

Sydney Opera House Sydney
Two revered classics from George Balanchine, the great game-changer of ballet, with a brand-new creation from a 21st-century innovator.

Brisbane Music Festival: Celestial Spirits

St Mary's Anglican Church 455 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Many BMF artists come together for this performance in celebration of concertos from the Baroque era, threaded together by celestial chants of 12th century composer, mystic, and visionary, Hildegard von Bingen. At interval, enjoy a glass of bubbles and the gorgeous view of Brisbane City before the music moves forward…

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…
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Sydney Theatre Company: Playing Beatie Bow

Wharf 1 Theatre Sydney
The STC makes its long-awaited return to the renovated Wharf with Kate Mulvany’s new stage adaptation of Ruth Park’s classic novel. Mulvany charmed audiences with her sublime adaptation of Park’s Harp in the South trilogy, so we’re expecting more thrills with this time-travelling story set in The Rocks. Limelight Editor's…

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra: Higher Angels

City Recital Hall Sydney
The sublime soprano. The emotional countertenor. Closely connected but distinctly different, the high male and female voices are the sparkling stars of Baroque. Individually alluring, collectively dynamic, two leading Australian singers will share the stage in a shimmering exposition of Baroque arias and duets. Sara Macliver and Russell Harcourt will…
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Belvoir St Theatre: Stop Girl

Belvoir St Theatre 25 Belvoir St, Sydney
ABC journalist Sally Sara draws on her own experience in her debut play. Suzie has devoted the best years of her life to reporting from dangerous frontlines. But even the most resilient foreign correspondents need to come home one day. What happened to Australia while Suzie was away? And what…

Darlinghurst Theatre Company: Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner

Darlinghurst Theatre Company 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst, Sydney
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…