What's On

60 events.
 

  • We Are the Himalayas

    SydneyTheatre | July 4 - 21, 2019

    “I know you’re scared. You damn well should be… this place is dreadful.”

    Anna Larina was known and renowned as the wife of one of the architects of the Russian Revolution, Nikolai Bukharin. With his downfall and execution, she was persecuted for twenty years, separated from her family, and spent her prime years in a succession of gulags.
    Witnessing both the rise of the Revolution, and purges it conducted, she lived both sides of the hypocrisy of Stalin’s rule. She was loved as the partner of the golden child of the Revolution, and then condemned as the partner of a traitor. Through her, we see the very human cost of ideology, and the unimaginable triumph of the human spirit in the face of the hellish machine determined to subdue it.

    The extraordinary story of Anna Larina. Punished for being a wife.

  • Sounds of the World

    SydneyMusic | July 21, 2019

    Lose yourself in the mesmerising Sounds of the World gala concert, as the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall plays host in July to the greatest variety of children’s choirs ever heard under one roof.

    The one-time-only concert is part of the Gondwana World Choral Festival, which is set to be the greatest gathering of international choirs in Australia this century. More than one thousand young singers from some of the world’s finest choirs will converge on Sydney from 15-21 July to sing together in celebration of the 30-year anniversary of Gondwana Choirs.

    Extraordinary young singers from Canada, China (including Inner Mongolia), Estonia, France, Japan, Latvia, the USA, and around Australia will perform the most exciting choral music ever heard in Australia.

    The transcendent event features Sydney Children’s Choir performing alongside an extraordinary lineup of international guest choirs, including Boston Children’s Chorus, USA; Estonian Television Girls’ Choir, Estonia; La Cigale de Lyon, France; Guangdong Experimental Middle School Choir, China; Inner Mongolia Youth Choir, China; Miami Children’s Choir, USA, Nagoya Children’s Choir, Japan; Riga Cathedral Girls’ Choir TIARA, Latvia; and Toronto Children’s Chorus, Canada. Host choirs include Sydney Children’s Choir; Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir, and their big sisters, Marliya (Cairns); and Gondwana Latitude 34. Other performing Australian choirs include Young Adelaide Voices (SA), plus choirs from Sydney schools Abbotsleigh, SCEGGS Darlinghurst, and PLC Pymble.

    Each choir will perform their signature repertoire, including music from their homeland, before combining to sing Christopher Gordon’s Peace on Earth.

    The festival program also features a series of recitals, workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions at the festival hub at Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

    For more information and tickets, go to gondwana-wcf.org.au/whats_on/closing-gala-sounds-of-the-world/

  • WINK

    SydneyTheatre | August 2 - 24, 2019

    ★★★★★ "FULL OF DELIGHTFULLY DISTURBING SURPRISES." - Independent Journal

    ★★★★ "AUDACIOUS, INNOVATIVE, COMPLETELY SURPRISING AND JAW-DROPPING." - San Francisco Theatre

    "STARTLING, SURPRISING, BOLDLY CREATIVE & VERY, VERY DARKLY COMIC." - Broadway World

    Sofie and Gregor are drifting apart.
    Their cat, Wink, is missing, and the only thing they share is their psychiatrist.
    Then Wink turns up on the psychiatrist’s couch...

    One relationship falls apart - while another blossoms - as violent desires, domestic terrorism, and relentless feline vengeance drip from this ominous comedy about the thin line between civilisation and savagery.

    Anthony Skuse directs Eloise Snape (MopHead's The Humans, FX Networks' Mr. Inbetween), Matthew Cheetham (Outhouse Theatre Co's The Flick, ABC TV + iview's Les Norton), Graeme McRae (Birdland, Foxtel's Secret City) and Sam O’Sullivan (The Norman Conquests, SBS Australia's On The Ropes) in the Australian Premiere of Jen Silverman's (The Moors, Netflix's Tales of the City) brand new play.

  • 'night, Mother by Marsha Norman

    MelbourneTheatre | August 7 - 17, 2019

    Iron Lung Theatre presents 'night, Mother by Marsha Norman.

    On an ordinary Saturday night Jessie Cates calmly tells her mother, ‘I’m going to kill myself’. Unfolding in real time over ninety minutes and building like a sonata, 'night, Mother is the turbulent tale of a mother-daughter relationship.

    As the clock ticks down to the gripping conclusion is there time for one night of absolute honesty? The meaning of life is under the microscope in this electrifying fight for survival at the ultimate cost.

    Two women ... one gun ... and a cup of cocoa. Who will win?

    Four-time Tony Award nominated play and 1983 Pulitzer Prize winner ’night, Mother is a devastating exploration of love, quiet savagery and chocolate.

    Tickets available at www.chapeloffchapel.com.au
    Preview $22
    Full: $35
    Concession $27

    Directed by Briony Dunn
    With Caroline Lee and Esther van Doornum

    Set & Costume Design: Juliette Whitney
    Production Manager: Julia Landberg
    Lighting Design: Clare Springett

    www.ironlungtheatre.com

  • Ghosts
    Ghosts

    BrisbaneTheatre | July 19 - August 4, 2019

  • Diplomacy
    Diplomacy

    BelroseTheatre | July 23 - 27, 2019

  • Blackrock
    Blackrock

    South YarraTheatre | July 25 - August 3, 2019

  • Chicago
    Chicago

    SydneyTheatre | August 20 - September 1, 2019

  • Splinter
    Splinter

    Kings CrossTheatre | September 6 - October 12, 2019