What's On

51 events.
 

  • TUESDAY

    Surry HillsTheatre | February 6 - 23, 2019

    A new production of Louris van de Geer's play TUESDAY opens Belvoir's 25A independent theatre season for 2019 next week. TUESDAY is an intricate satire of social alienation, unravelling in a suburban supermarket. Equal parts David Attenborough documentary on suburbia and a darkly funny Cohen Brothers film; van de Geer's dry humour explores the nature of violence as well as the flawed nature of our commodified communities.

    Director Nell Ranney says "we all know what it's like to do the grocery shopping without ever making eye contact with the people walking up and down the aisles alongside you. It's the perfect setting to ask what's going on in the heads of our neighbours."

    "Louris van de Geer has a keen eye....a natural and engaging writing style that illuminates her characters' interior worlds set against an increasingly sinister external one." - The Age

    Duncan Fellows (The Letdown), Frances Duca (Ali's Wedding), Tom Anson Mesker (Belvoir's A Taste of Honey) and recent NIDA graduate Bridie McKim will play four people whose lives are brought together in a supermarket.

    TUESDAY runs from 6-23 February at Belvoir St Theatre's Downstairs Theatre, as part of 25A.
    Tickets from $20-$25, available at https://belvoir.com.au/25a/tuesday/

  • Exit the King by Ionesco

    ChippendaleTheatre | March 7 - 16, 2019

    Théâtre Excentrique brings Ionesco’s iconic play back to Australia in a new production featuring the baroque music of cellist/vocalist extraordinaire Sister Ursuline.

    King Bérenger the First is dying. His kingdom is falling apart. He can’t rule over his army anymore, nor tell the rain to fall, nor the trees to grow. He is dying and there is nothing he can do about it. Queen Marguerite is keeping track of time. “You will die in 1 hour and 30 minutes!” But the king refuses to listen. He chooses instead to love Queen Marie. “1 hour and 13 minutes left!” The clock is ticking… Surrounded by his two wives, his cleaning lady, his doctor and a guard, Bérenger is learning to accept the inevitable.

    This is Ionesco’s absurd style at its best: a meditation both burlesque and powerful on life, death and other incurable diseases.

    Directed by Anna Jahjah
    With: Clay Crighton, Kirsty Jordan, Leof Kingsford-Smith, Josef Schneider, Gerry Sont and Alison Windsor
    Accompanied by cellist and vocalist Sister Ursuline

  • Angels In America Pt. I & II

    WoolloomoolooTheatre | March 20 - 16, 2019

    Apocalypse Theatre Company, in association with Red Line Productions at the Old Fitz Theatre, presents

    ANGELS IN AMERICA
    PT. I & II
    by Tony Kushner
    Directed by Dino Dimitriadis

    “An unparalleled depiction of the modern American soul in all its striving, suffering, and chaotic contradiction.” - Vulture

    2018 Sydney Theatre Award Winner for Best Director of an Independent Production, Dino Dimitriadis (Metamorphoses, Doubt) directs this Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece. 

Featuring an incredible ensemble cast of Joseph Althouse, Catherine Davies, Maggie Dence, Ben Gerrard, Jude Gibson, Ashley Lyons, Gus Murray and Timothy Wardell, Angels In America has been reimagined for the intimate confines of the Old Fitz Theatre as part of 2018 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

    Set in a turbulent New York City in the mid-1980s, the drama follows the interconnected lives of various New Yorkers affected by issues of the day including the conservative Reagan administration, AIDS, religious bigotry, angst about their sexuality - and miraculous spiritual visitations.

    This fierce and astounding two-part drama is an epic exploration of politics, gay identity, and mythology, and a personal story of love and loyalty.

    PERFORMANCE DATES
    Previews: 15th - 17th February 
Season Commences: Tuesday 18th February
* Parts 1 and 2 play on alternating nights, and together on Saturdays only.
    For the full performance schedule please visit: redlineproductions.com.au/angels-in-america/

  • The Wolves
    The Wolves

    Surry HillsTheatre | February 2 - March 3, 2019

  • The Moors
    The Moors

    SydneyTheatre | February 7 - March 1, 2019

  • The Miser
    The Miser

    SydneyTheatre | March 2 - April 6, 2019

  • The Miser
    The Miser

    CanberraTheatre | April 11 - 20, 2019

  • The Miser
    The Miser

    MelbourneTheatre | April 25 - May 12, 2019

  • Two
    Two

    BelroseTheatre | May 7 - 12, 2019

  • Diplomacy
    Diplomacy

    BelroseTheatre | July 23 - 27, 2019