It takes extraordinary strength of character (both in personality and portrayal) to deliver a flawless performance while one of your leads is being rushed to hospital with a serious injury, but that is what the cast of Assassins did on opening night at the Sydney Opera House this week. A sharply designed, brilliantly performed production, Assassins is yet another hit from the Hayes Theatre Company which thoroughly deserves the chance to entertain bigger audiences in its new Opera House digs.... Read More | Share it now!
In need of an arts fix now that Vivid and Dark Mofo are coming to an end*? The rest of the month still has plenty in store. Iconic art exhbitions, dramatic operas, eye opening musicals and curious burlesque… the rest of June is overflowing with artistic highs. Here are five events around Australia this month not to miss!... Read More | Share it now!
Jersey Boys tells the true-life story and the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons who were one of the most successful bands in pop music history. The band sold over 175 million records and were inducted into the Rock & 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 Girls Don’t Cry, which all feature in the musical.... Read More | Share it now!
Above Ground features Cat’s Cradle, a new work from Australia’s celebrated physical theatre company Legs On The Wall. Cat’s Cradle explores the depths of what is private and what is public, expertly utilising a commanding apparatus that looms over the space like a curtain of tentacles.... Read More | Share it now!
Home Fire, the British Pakistani author’s seventh novel, is a contemporary re-imagining of Sophocles’ Ancient Greek tragedy, Antigone. Freed of the responsibility of caring for her younger siblings, Isma Pasha heads to America to study. But she can’t help but be drawn back into the lives of the twins; headstrong Anneeka alone in London, and her brother Parvaiz, who has run away to Syria and joined ISIS, following in their radical father’s footsteps.... Read More | Share it now!
A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising isn’t your everyday horror novel. Presented as an oral history, it’s a chilling mix of witness statements, legal documents, and interviews, and it should come as no surprise that the film rights have already been snapped up by Fox and 21 Laps, the team behind Stranger Things.... Read More | Share it now!
The Priscilla bus is coming. And everybody’s jumping. Sydney to Alice Springs. An intercity disco. Okay, enough Vengaboys! But dear reader, you may not know that the great, big silver bus that is Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert has rolled into old Sydney town to party and celebrate her 10th on-stage birthday. The AU Review’s Natalie Salvo sat down with lead actors, David Harris and Euan Doidge to learn about Harris’ 21 costume changes, including the hard-to-wear but absolutely stunning Sydney Opera House outfit and Doidge’s thoughts on getting Jennifer Hudson to play one of the flying divas.... Read More | Share it now!
Ever wondered what it’s like to be the most talked about person in Australia? How to go about becoming a social media sensation? Or what women who work in scientific professions really feel about gender balance? These are just some of the things pondered by some of Australia’s leading minds, all of whom are appearing at TEDxSydney this month.... Read More | Share it now!