What's On (NSW)

33 events.
 

  • FIERCE
    FIERCE

    WoolloomoolooTheatre | March 20 - April 13, 2019

    
Suzie Flack has made it to the big league. The first female Australian Rules footballer to play professionally with the men - which is why you haven’t heard of her; she doesn’t exist.



    Fierce is not a just play about football. It is a play about who gets to do what. Who gets to inhabit which spaces. Who is allowed to succeed at which pursuits. What happens when someone refuses to sit neatly in the box society has allotted her.



    Janine Watson (Ensemble Theatre’s Unqualified, Bell Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet) directs Lauren Richardson, Zelman Cressey-Gladwin, Stacey Duckworth, Martin Jacobs, Chantelle Jamieson, Felix Johnson and Andrew Shaw in the Sydney Premiere of this ode to the drama that is AFL football, masculine culture, and the prevailing idea of what it means to be “Australian”.

    “An attractive, sophisticated play where the complexities of gender brush against the purest love of the game.” ★★★★ - The Age

    

“This is an exceptional piece of theatre with broad appeal.” - The Australian


  • Tang Xianzu the Playwright in Concert

    SydneyMusic | April 7, 2019

    Over 100 talented musicians from the Symphony Orchestra and Opera of Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SHCM) will make their Australian debut in Tang Xianzu the Playwright in Concert on Friday 5 April at Melbourne Recital Hall and then Sunday 7 April in the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House.
    Known as the Shakespeare of the East, Tang Xianzu is considered China’s greatest playwright. Tang is most famous for the Four Dreams—four works originally adapted to be performed as traditional Chinese operas (known as kunqu).
    Tang the Playwright in Concert theatrically explores the different stages of Tang's life with references to his four main plays, banded together under the name The Four Dreams of Linchuan. The individual plays are: Zi chai ji (The Purple Hairpin), Nan ke ji (A Dream Under a Southern Bough), Handan Meng (Dream of Handan), and, most famous of all, the Mu Dan Ting (The Peony Pavilion).
    In his first three plays, Tang explores through a dream narrative, the emotional dimension of human desires and ambitions, uncovering human nature beyond the social and political constraints of the feudal system of the time. Tang uses a similar dream motif adopted in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The fourth play, The Peony Pavilion, first performed in 1598, is a romantic tragicomedy, containing a grand total of 55 scenes.

  • Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

    Chippendale Theatre | April 18 - March 27, 2019

    Christie Koppe directs the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama RABBIT HOLE which tells the heart-breaking story of Becca and Howie Corbett who have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. RABBIT HOLE charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

    "With RABBIT HOLE, David Lindsay-Abaire has crafted the most serious, simply told work of his career—a painstakingly beautiful, dramatically resourceful, exquisitely human play." —BackStage.

    Our wonderful cast includes: Imogen Morgan as Becca Corbett; Peter-William Jamieson as Howie Corbett; Rachel Giddens as Izzy (Becca's younger sister); Alison Chambers as Nat (Becca and Izzy's mother); Sam Wallace as Jason (a local teenager).

    Director Christie Koppe: "This is a deeply personal play for anyone who has lost a family member. It speaks truth about the endeavour to continue life after the initial grieving process has passed. While this play provides no resolution to the action, it is in this that its beauty lies. This is real life on stage and the audience is invited to share in the emotion that underlies regular everyday events that parents stomach after the loss of their child."

    Rabbit Hole is a tightly focused five-character drama punctuated with sharp, surprising flashes of aching humour.

  • The Miser
    The Miser

    SydneyTheatre | March 2 - April 6, 2019

  • Grounded
    Grounded

    ParramattaTheatre | March 14 - 23, 2019

  • Exhale
    Exhale

    DarlinghurstTheatre | April 9 - 13, 2019

  • FOUND
    FOUND

    SydneyTheatre | April 12 - 14, 2019

  • FOUND
    FOUND

    SydneyTheatre | April 12 - 15, 2019

  • Two
    Two

    BelroseTheatre | May 7 - 12, 2019

  • Diplomacy
    Diplomacy

    BelroseTheatre | July 23 - 27, 2019

  • Chicago
    Chicago

    SydneyTheatre | August 20 - September 1, 2019