(2018) U - Now to December 2018 - WHAT'S ON - Theatre - SYDNEY

The listings include professional & independent productions, amateur, community & student theatre.

NOTE : An attempt has been made to be as accurate and succinct as possible in the brief listings below, but please refer, (especially as some of the opening and closing dates & other details may change, from the time they were first listed here), to the actual venue website for the most up-to-date  information.  
This list is mostly chronological, using show start-dates.

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GET YOUR ' TWENTIES'- via Sydney Theatre Co.
$20 theatre tickets for select shows at Sydney Theatre Co.
https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/whats-on/twenties

SHOWS AT CARRIAGEWORKS ARTS CENTRE
See the full list of shows from Now to Dec 2018 at Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, Sydney ()
http://carriageworks.com.au/events/

JERSEY BOYS
August 29 - December 15 at Capitol Theatre, Haymarket, Sydney NSW ()
Jersey Boys tells the true-life story of four guys from the wrong side of the tracks, the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, one of the most successful bands in pop music history. The band sold more than 175 million records and were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame for their worldwide hits, including Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby, Sherry and Big Girl’s Don’t Cry, which all feature in the musical.
http://www.capitoltheatre.com.au/jersey-boys/
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/artist/2418420

THE FEATHER IN THE WEB by Nick Coyle, directed by Ben Winspear, presented by Griffin Theatre Co.
Oct 5 - Nov 17 at SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod St, Kings Cross NSW ()
Kimberly is a character like no other. She’s powerful, wicked, in control—but she has no voice. So she sets out to find it, leaving a trail of car crashes and crying people in her wake. Then she meets Miles. And she’ll do anything he says. From engagement parties to team-building weekends to improv comedy, The Feather in the Web is an unpredictable take on infatuation and self-discovery. Skewering our obsession with couples and careers, it asks just how much we’re willing to give (and lose) for love.
http://www.griffintheatre.com.au/whats-on/the-feather-in-the-web/

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE by Melissa Reeves after Henrik Ibsen, directed by Anne-Louise Sarks presented by Belvoir St Theatre
Oct 7 - Nov 4 in the Upstairs Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, Belvoir St, Surry Hills, NSW (From $37-$72)
Katherine Stockmann lives in a tight-knit community – she’s woven into the fabric. One day she makes a disturbing discovery: the spa water for which the town is famed is toxic. The community has been built on poison, and the truth must be told. But to her horror, people refuse to believe there’s a problem. What does she do? Does she fight for the truth if it means the loss of income, family, community, identity? Ibsen’s 1882 masterpiece in a timely new version by Melissa Reeves, with the superb Kate Mulvany as the insider who finds herself out in the cold.
https://belvoir.com.au/productions/an-enemy-of-the-people/

DEGENERATE ART - presented by Redline Productions
From October 17 - Nov 4  at Old Fitz Theatre, Old Fitzroy Hotel, cnr Cathedral St & Dowling St, Woolloomooloo NSW (From $)

https://www.redlineproductions.com.au/degenerate-art

RANDOM by Debbie Tucker Green, directed by Leticia Cáceres, presented by Belvoir St Theatre
Oct 18 - Nov 11 in the Downstairs Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, Belvoir St, Surry Hills, NSW (From $25-$49)
A normal morning, a normal family. There’s nothing special about this day. Then the phones start to go off – something’s happened. ‘Get home quick.’ The family is caught in a nightmare, searching through the day’s details in the hope of finding a sign, a warning. But the thing about fate is that it doesn’t announce itself. Some things in life are just random.
https://belvoir.com.au/productions/random/

TABLE MANNERS by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Mark Kilmurry, presented by Ensemble Theatre Co.
Oct 19 - Jan 12 at Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall St, Kirribilli NSW ($??)
Norman doesn’t exactly look like one of the world’s great lovers. There’s no square jaw or twinkle in his eye. Instead he has a beard that wanders aimlessly, a penchant for puffa puffa rice and the libido of an oversexed sheepdog.
https://www.ensemble.com.au/shows/table-manners/

WE WILL ROCK YOU - THE MUSICAL - presented by Blue Mountains Musical Society
Oct 20 - Nov 4 at Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub, 104-108 Macquarie Rd, Springwood NSW ()
https://bmms.org.au/show/we-will-rock-you-2018/

JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare, directed by James Evans, presented by Bell Shakespeare Company
Oct 23 - Nov 25 at Sydney Opera House ()
Brutus is suspicious. Cassius is conspiring. Caesar’s days are numbered. Loved by the people, Caesar’s power is growing –which is dangerous if you live in a world driven by ego and idealism. Those that rise too fast must be dealt with. For the good of the country. For the good of those who wish to be rulers themselves. Julius Caesar is Shakespeare’s political thriller, a masterpiece of intrigue and treachery. Stand witness to the assassination that leads to a life and death struggle for power in the Republic. Citizens mutiny, Mark Antony schemes, and the fate of Rome hangs in the balance.
https://www.bellshakespeare.com.au/whats-on/juliusceasar/

FOUR FLAT WHITES IN ITALY by Roger Hall, directed by Neil Moulang, presented by Cronulla Arts Theatre
Oct 26 - Dec 1 at Cronulla Arts Theatre, Surf Rd, Cronulla NSW ()
In this comedy, two couples have decided to have the "adventure before the dementia" by taking a well planned trip to Italy... so what could possibly go wrong? Written in 2009 by Roger Hall, one of New Zealand's most successful playwrights, this is a very funny play that promises a very enjoyable night at the theatre.
http://www.artstheatrecronulla.com.au/

LIVING TOGETHER by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Mark Kilmurry, presented by Ensemble Theatre Co.
Oct 26 - Jan 12 at Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall St, Kirribilli NSW ($??)
Extramarital affairs, mismatched relationships and one of the funniest uses of the word “ummm” make master comic Alan Ayckbourn’s LIVING TOGETHER both a hilarious and poignant look into middle class life.
https://www.ensemble.com.au/shows/living-together/

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - presented by Eastwood Uniting Church Musical Society Inc.
Oct 26 - Nov 10 at Eastwood Uniting Church Hall, corner of Hillview Avenue and Lakeside Road, Eastwood NSW ()
Seymour is a humble shop assistant in a failing florist shop in a bad neighbourhood of downtown New York in the early 1960s. He would do “I don’t know what, but a helluva lot” to change his life, and to win the heart of his co-worker Audrey. Someone - or something - hears this rash offer, and a story that is a cross between the tragedy of Dr Faust (selling his soul to the Devil) and an affectionate satire on B-Grade Horror movies (in the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes/Plan 9 From Outer Space mode) begins....
More info: https://www.eucms.org.au/currentshow.html

STARTING NOVEMBER 2018

A BRIGHT AND CRIMSON FLOWER by Richard Davey, directed by Pam Pickard, presented by Henry Lawson Theatre
November 2018 at Henry Lawson Theatre, 144 Henry Lawson Avenue, Werrington NSW ()
http://www.hltheatre.com.au/

RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW - presented by Urban Theatre Projects
6pm Thurs-Fri-Sat Nov 1-17 in the Blacktown CBD ()
RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW. is a new place-based festival launching in Blacktown. Led by seven Australian and two international artists, RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW. explores themes of contemporary feminism, cultural diversity, wonder, and intimacy in suburbia. Commissioned artists have been in residence with Urban Theatre Projects throughout 2017 and 2018, coinciding with the opening of our new Hub in Blacktown.
http://urbantheatre.com.au/2018/right-here-right-now/

MADIBA THE MUSICAL
Nov 1-11 at State Theatre, Market St, Sydney NSW ()
A celebration of Nelson Mandela
https://madibamusical.com.au/

ROUND AND ROUND THE GARDEN by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Mark Kilmurry, presented by Ensemble Theatre Co.
Nov 2 - Jan 12 at Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall St, Kirribilli NSW ($??)
Norman and Annie have made a secret plan. Annie will sneak out of her home, duck through the hedge and meet Norman behind the post office at 7 o’clock. Then they will be on a bus and on their way to a romantic weekend in East Grinstead.
https://www.ensemble.com.au/shows/round-round-garden/

ARMISTICE (creative director, John Harrison) presented by bAKEHOUSE
Nov 2-11 at Kings Cross Theatre, Level 2, Kings Cross Hotel, 244-248 William St, Kings Cross NSW (Early Bird $25)
Come November, it will be 100 years since the curtain went down on the “War to end all Wars”.  18 million lives were lost, 23 million were wounded. At its end, there was a Treaty, a new League of Nations, a thousand monuments. Jump-cut to 2018. We are a century older but not wiser. Radicals on the rise, Europe fragmenting, America in isolation. Discontent bubbling away. And another generation is set to ignore the lessons of the past. How do we count the cost? How do we honour the dead? How do we learn what must be learned? This immersive theatre installation from bAKEHOUSE helps us look back so we can find our way forward.
http://www.kingsxtheatre.com/armistice
Earlybird Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/337887

ALFRED DEAKIN IS AFRAID OF THE DARK - written & directed by Carla Moore, presented by Chester Street Players
Nov 3-24 at Theatre on Chester, corner of Chester and Oxford Streets, Epping, NSW ()
This original and lively interpretation deals with Australia’s most surprising Prime Minister Alfred Deakin who stood comfortable in the same social democratic tradition as the Australian Labour Party, yet was also the Father of the modern Liberal Party. Deakin was a man surrounded by women who adored him; a man who believe in Ouija boards and mediums, yet ironically was afraid of the dark, a man who wrote poetry to his wife, yet was the architect of the White Australia Policy. This play questions ‘is Australia fair?’ and warns that ‘those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’
http://www.theatreonchester.com.au/alfred-deakin-is-afraid-of-the-dark/
Tickets: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/theatreonchester

A CHEERY SOUL by Patrick White, directed by Kip Williams, presented by Sydney Theatre Company
Nov 5 - Dec 15, 2018 at Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House (From $64-$86)
Patrick White, the only Australian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, is a towering figure in our culture. Of his plays, A Cheery Soul was White’s own favourite. It’s a fascinating work, mixing a satirical view of Australian society with an expressionistic form, poetic language and characters that are as hilarious and grotesque as they are uncannily familiar.
https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/whats-on/productions/2018/a-cheery-soul

SERPENT'S TEETH by Daniel Keene, directed by Kristine Landon-Smith, presented by The Pidgin Project
Nov 9-24 at Kings Cross Theatre, Level 2, Kings Cross Hotel, 244-248 William St, Kings Cross NSW (Early Bird $25)
A company of 12 actors will perform Daniel Keene’s The Serpent’s Teeth, a play in two acts that explores the ways in which ordinary people struggle on with their lives in the context of conflict and war. Citizens is set at the dividing wall of an unspecified war-torn country where a series of unconnected exchanges between ordinary people transpire as they go about their day-to-day lives. A picture of life is revealed in the fragments of the interchanges between vulnerable people where the human spirit is carefully probed and laid bare. Soldiers is set in an air force hangar in Sydney, where family members gather to receive the bodies of their sons, brothers, husbands and friends lost in a conflict that they may not have supported.
http://www.kingsxtheatre.com/the-serpents-teeth
Earlybird Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/337887

THE ADDAMS FAMILY - presented by Hills Musical Theatre Company
Nov 9-17 at Building 30, Balcombe Heights Estate, Baulkham Hills, NSW ()
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family -- a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before -- keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.
https://www.hillsmtc.com/upcoming-events/nov-2018-the-addams-family

THE NORMAN TRILOGY DAY, directed by Mark Kilmurry, presented by Ensemble Theatre Co.
Nov 10 - Jan 12 at Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall St, Kirribilli NSW ($??)
We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to perform all three plays from Alan Ayckbourn’s comic masterpiece THE NORMAN CONQUESTS back-to-back for three special Saturdays. Join us for a day featuring food, drink and a whole lot of laughter.
https://www.ensemble.com.au/shows/norman-trilogy-day/

THE DANCE OF DEATH by August Strindberg, directed by Judy Davis, presented by Belvoir St Theatre
Nov 10 - Dec 23 in the Upstairs Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, Belvoir St, Surry Hills, NSW (From $37-$72)
An isolated home on a lonely island. A marriage. Alice and Edgar aren’t popular, and they’re not particularly happy. In fact, they loathe each other, and have done for 25 years. Their mutual antipathy is blackly hilarious and seems to have its own equilibrium. Into this duet of recrimination and resentment comes Kurt, Alice’s younger cousin. Kurt has a grudge against Edgar that goes way back. Alice senses a lever to gain the upper hand. Edgar is an old soldier, though; he knows how to keep his feet. And so the dance begins, a whirl around the stage until it’s hard to know who’s dancing with whom.
https://belvoir.com.au/productions/the-dance-of-death/

THE WHARF REVUE 2018 - written & created by Jonathan Biggins and Drew Forsythe, presented by Sydney Theatre Company
Nov 13 - Dec 15 at Roslyn Packer Theatre, Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay NSW
Those indefatigable kings of comedy, sorcerers of satire and masters of mockery, Jonathan Biggins and Drew Forsythe, are back in the saddle and gearing up for another glorious year of political satire – this time in the Roslyn Packer Theatre. The stage will be bigger and so will the laughs. We like to think of it as continuity with change. So, politicians take cover and pundits stand back, because there will be songs, there will be dance, and there will be some very funny impressions.
https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/whats-on/productions/2018/the-wharf-revue-2018

BROADWAY BOUND by Neil Simon, directed by Rosane McNamara, presented by New Theatre
Nov 13 - Dec 15 at 542 King St, Newtown NSW ($35/c.$30/Previews & Thrifty Thursdays $20)
The final play in Simon’s quasi-autobiographical trilogy (preceded by Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues) continues the story of young Eugene Jerome. Now an aspiring comedy writer with dreams of radio stardom, he’s struggling to understand the dynamics of sex and of family relationships. It’s 1949, and Eugene and his brother-cum-writing partner are stuck in the wilds of Brooklyn, with their philandering father, disillusioned mother, and unreconstructed socialist grandfather. Meanwhile his aunt has ‘married well’ and lives the good life on Park Avenue, inciting resentment in her less-fortunate relations. When the boys use their family as fodder for their comedy scripts, the fallout is intense. This hard-scrabble, working-class Jewish household is a seething mass of passive-aggressive resentments, yet Simon mines the incessant baiting and bickering that substitutes for demonstrative affection with truth, humanity and genuine humour.
https://newtheatre.org.au/broadway-bound/

BLAME TRAFFIC - Directed & written by Michael Andrew Collins, presented by Old 505 Theatre
Nov 13-24 at Old 505 Theatre, 5 Eliza St, Newtown NSW ($45 Premium Adults* / $40 Adults / $30 Concession, Industry & Under 30 / ‘Pay what you want’ Previews)
Alice is cut off every day after work by the same Mercedes. One night, she decides to follow the Mercedes home. She follows the car again the next day, and the next. She becomes obsessed with the car, and its driver, Khalid. She follows him until, one day, he disappears. Alice slowly forgets about him; months later, she sees the Mercedes again. Blame Traffic is a story about chance, forgiveness, and blame, told through 5 characters, and 4 stories.
https://old505theatre.com/shows/blame-traffic-1510972064.html

THE OVERCOAT: THE MUSICAL (Created by Michael, Rosemarie and Constantine Costi / Directed by Constantine Costi / Book and lyrics by Michael Costi / Based on the short story by Nikolai Gogol, from a literal translation by Alena Lodkina) presented by 25a, Belvoir St
Nov 14 - Dec 1 at Downstairs Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, Surry Hills NSW ()
This new musical is the tale of an office worker’s tragic quest for warmth and connection in frantic city streets that pulse to the rhythm of a Russian jazz trio. Nikolai is a clerk in St Petersburg and a social outsider – perpetually uncomfortable in his skin. Following an embarrassing exchange with a colleague, he decides to sell everything he owns in order to buy a brand new overcoat in a desperate effort to change his life forever.
https://belvoir.com.au/25a/the-overcoat/

EURYDICE Written by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Claudia Barrie, presented by Redline Productions
Nov 14 - Dec 15 at Old Fitz Theatre, Old Fitzroy Hotel, cnr Cathedral St & Dowling St, Woolloomooloo NSW (From $38-$45)
Sarah Ruhl re-imagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the Underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, ingenious plot twists, and breathtaking visual effects, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.
https://www.redlineproductions.com.au/eurydice

YELLOW YELLOW SOMETIMES BLUE by Noëlle Janaczewska, directed by Nick Atkins
Nov 15-24 at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High St, Penrith NSW ()
A night of art, intrigue and some spectacular canapes. Early evening. Autumn 1954. In a house beside the Nepean River a young woman is crying. Iris is chopping onions while Leo cooks the wild mushrooms he picked that morning. Iris is growing up at the foot of the Blue Mountains. Leo is making a new life for himself after fleeing war-ravaged Europe. Both are busy mixing stories, politics and drinks for a raucous party of modernist mischief. Inspired by the history of Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Yellow Yellow Sometimes Blue peers through the eyes of ‘the help,’ to offera fresh take on Emu Plains in the 1950s.
http://thejoan.com.au/whats-on/yellow-yellow-sometimes-blue/

LOVE by Patricia Cornelius, directed by Rachel Chant, presented by Darlinghurst Theatre Co.
Nov 16 - Dec 9 at Eternity Playhouse, 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW (From $38-$54)
An unapologetic, passionate and searing exploration of love.Tanya, Annie and Lorenzo desperately seek love in a loveless world. Shackled by grinding poverty and substance abuse they’re difficult to like, let alone love. They’ve been abused. They’re abusive. But it is love in all its distorted and mutated forms that holds them together. Patricia Cornelius is one of Australia’s most awarded and innovative playwrights. In 2004 Love won the Wal Cherry Award for Play of the Year and in 2006 an AWGIE Award for Stage.
http://www.darlinghursttheatre.com/whats-on/love

PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward, directed by Jan Mahoney, presented by Castle Hill Players
Nov 16 - Dec 8 at Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill NSW ()
Elyot and Amanda were once married and are at first horrified to find themselves honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel! But their chance meeting on adjoining balconies suddenly reignites the old spark and the pair impulsively elope. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between passions of love and anger. To top off the new/old romance, their aggrieved spouses find them and a roundelay of hilarious affiliations ensues as the women first stick together, then apart – and new partnerships are formed.
https://paviliontheatre.org.au/private-lives/

CALENDAR GIRLS by Tim Firth, directed by Christopher Hamilton, presented by Hunters Hill Theatre
Nov 16-25 at Hunters Hill Town Hall, 22 Alexandra St, Hunters Hill NSW ()
A ‘maturing’ group of ladies from the local Women's Institute is desperately looking to raise money for leukemia awareness. They come up with the idea of posing for an ‘alternative’ calendar – with just a little help from strategically placed cupcakes and flower pots! This sentimental play, based on a true story, is full of heart and, well, just a little bare-faced cheek.
http://www.huntershilltheatre.com.au/component/content/article/105-2018-season

ASPECTS OF LOVE - directed by Andrew Bevis with Associate Director Scott J. Hendry, presented by Andrew Bevis Creative and Wrightworks in association with Hayes Theatre Co
Nov 22 - Dec 30 at Hayes Theatre, 19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point NSW ()
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s heartbreakingly romantic musical, Aspects of Love, will be staged at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre Co in 2018 in a new, intimate production. Based on David Garnett’s novel of the same name, Aspects of Love is a story of passion, love and loss set against the backdrop of post-war France and Italy from the 1940s through to the 1960s.
https://hayestheatre.com.au/event/aspects-of-love/

TARZAN: THE STAGE MUSICAL - presented by Sydney Youth Musical Theatre
Nov 22-25 at Hornsby RSL Club, Hornsby NSW ()
More info: http://symt.com.au/

THE TRIAL OF DALI - presented by Drama Theatre Fantazja
Nov 23-24 at NIDA Parade Theatres, Kensington ()
Love, lust, corruption, revenge and rhinoceros! The Trial of Dali is a wickedly wild surreal Comedy-Drama about the One and Only Salvador Domenico Dali! At the height of his powers in New York, Dali returns his native town of Figures. He is a hero, a king of Surrealism! But back in Spain, under the rules of a Dangerous Dictator, he is being accused of moral and ethical misconduct by the powerful “Artistic Decency Committee”! A story of intrigue, deception and art spiced with passion, hallucinations and dreams that will twist your imagination.
Tickets: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=FANTAZJA18

STORYLINES: CANA COMMUNITY - A COMMUNITY PROJECT - directed by Suzanne Millar, presented by bAKEHOUSE
Nov 26 - Dec 2 at Kings Cross Theatre, Level 2, Kings Cross Hotel, 244-248 William St, Kings Cross NSW (Early Bird $25)
"Everyone’s life should be celebrated, rich or poor, no matter their background" — Julie Sneddon, Cana Community CEO. bAKEHOUSE’s long experience with grassroots community collaborations continues when we partner with the Cana Community to present StoryLines, giving a voice to the most marginalised as they transition from prison, addictions, violence and crime and make their way back into an often unwelcoming and frightening world. CANA provides crisis accommodation, support and respite and assistance for those at risk. For this year long project, we will be working with young writers and actors, with the support of Cana CEO Julie Sneddon and the guidance of their staff, to provide a platform for our city’s unheard voices. By pairing actors and writers with 6 of long-term Cana clients, bAKEHOUSE co-artistic directors Suzanne Millar & John Harrison will work alongside Cana staff to guide the year-long project, developing a new work for the KXT stage.
http://www.kingsxtheatre.com/community
Earlybird Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/337887

ALL MY SLEEP AND WAKING by Mary Rachel Brown, directed by Dino Dimitriadis, presented by Old 505 Theatre
Nov 28 - Dec 22 at Old 505 Theatre, 5 Eliza St, Newtown NSW ($45 Premium Adults* / $40 Adults / $30 Concession, Industry & Under 30 / ‘Pay what you want’ Previews)
'I am not saying I don't wish him peace but he should run through those pearly gates of heaven. If he walks, he'll get caught for something.' As a father's death approaches, three siblings struggle to reconcile with their differing experience of the same man. Conflicting memories, rusted on family habits and arguments about who will do what at the funeral all create distraction from the painful truth. Parental love isn't always fair. And keeping score on family history is a dangerous game. In a special and rare move, Mary Rachel Brown revisits and rewrites her first play; an ode to the complexity of forgiveness and a searing and unflinching look at family, love and duty.
https://old505theatre.com/shows/all-my-sleep-and-waking-1510972362.html

HASSE'S ARTASERSE - presented by Pinchgut Opera
Nov 29 + Dec 1,2,4,5, 2018 at City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney ()
In triumph of casting and repertoire, Pinchgut Opera is proud to present four-time Grammy Award-nominated queen of opera Vivica Genaux with an all-star cast. Vivica Genaux stars as Mandane, beloved of Arbace, who is accused of murdering her father to ascend to his throne. Will she stand by him, and what is the truth?
http://www.pinchgutopera.com.au/artaserse/
Tickets: https://opera.org.au/whatson/events/pinchgut-vivica-genaux

NEW BREED 2018 - presented by Sydney Dance Company
Nov 29 – Dec 8 at Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, NSW ()
In 2018 Sydney Dance Company and Carriageworks continue their commitment to emerging choreographers and present the next edition of New Breed. Showcasing a rich diversity of choreographic ideas, the fifth batch of incredibly talented choreographers will create brand new pieces on members of Sydney Dance Company. Don’t miss this limited season of raw talent and fresh ideas from some of Australia’s most exciting dance creators.
https://www.sydneydancecompany.com/productions/new-breed-2018/#.WfU_Johx3IV

STARTING DECEMBER 2018

THE SMALLEST HOUR - Written & performed by Phil Spencer & Susie Youssef, presented by Griffin Theatre Co.
Dec 5-15 at SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod St, Kings Cross NSW ()
A bleak romantic comedy from two of Sydney’s best-loved raconteurs. A woman bails on her bestie’s Hens’ Night. A cop dodges the bus fare into town. A dog walker whistles ABBA in the dead of night. Pop the kettle on and join storytellers Phil Spencer (Story Club, Radiotonic) and Susie Youssef (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) for this bleary-eyed stagger through the night that was. The Smallest Hour is a richly woven comedy about broken dreams, second chances and velcro pants.

DAVID WILLIAMSON'S 'THE CLUB' (AN ALL-FEMALE, 3 ACTOR VERSION) - directed by Tessa Leong, presented by isthisyours at 25a
Dec 7-22 at Downstairs Theatre, Belvoir St Theatre, Surry Hills NSW ()
A football club on the brink of great change. The Club is in crisis – the old guard is being put into question and a new path must be paved. Tradition vies against innovation in a world in which mateship, casual violence, homophobia and racism are not only commonplace but par for the course, where the pool table and the whiskey bottle are go-tos for letting off steam and the pressure is on to be the hero, to save the team and the name of the club in the process. A bold new imagining of David Williamson’s classic 1977 play by all-female theatre company, isthisyours? Performed by just three actors, Williamson’s incisive and hilarious dialogue rings true at a time when women’s roles in the club are no longer confined to being merely spectators or supporters of men, but as true champions of an ever evolving and much loved game.
https://belvoir.com.au/25a/the-club/

THE HYSTERIC by Gretel Vella, directed by Carissa Licciardello, presented by Glitterbomb
Dec 7-15 at Kings Cross Theatre, Level 2, Kings Cross Hotel, 244-248 William St, Kings Cross NSW (Early Bird $25)
The Alpha, The Nice-Guy, The Soft-Boy: you’ve all met one, know one, avoid one like you would an over-affectionate uncle. Now watch as they go head-to-head in the ultimate display of masculinity, a joust for the supreme prize, the object of greatest desire - a lady! That is, until a little hysteria permeates the proceedings …Things are about to get a little crazy. In this brand new Aussie play from Gretel Vella and Carissa Licciardello, good old-fashioned farce meets contemporary archetypes in a biting social satire. From the team that brought you A Period Piece (Old 505) and All That Glitters (NIDA) comes a show that promises to be wildly over-the-top, deeply shocking and unabashedly hilarious -- just like a bout of hysteria. Glitterbomb likes to think of its work as a softly-coated layer-cake with a touch of arsenic in the cream -- that you catch more flies with honey, and honey sticks.
http://www.kingsxtheatre.com/the-hysteric
Earlybird Tickets: https://www.trybooking.com/337887

Other theatre websites

http://www.stagenoise.com.au Stage Noise with Diana Simmonds
http://www.theatre.asn.au/productions Portal for Australian Theatre
http://www.communitytheatre.com.au The Association of Community Theatre

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