Soweto Gospel Choir
Voices ring out in Zulu, Xhosa, Sotho, English and Afrikaans, singing songs from different faiths and nations, singing of the past, of hope, politics, heartache, joy and celebration.

The Crucible
It is particularly appropriate that Arthur Miller’s modern classic The Crucible should be part of New Theatre’s 75th Anniversary season, as in 1958 the company was one of the first in Australia to stage it.

Parramatta Girls
In Alana Valentine’s humourous yet tragic and ultimately uplifting play, Parramatta Girls, a group of former inmates of a juvenile detention centre reunite to expunge their demons.

Glow
Bandaged in white crepe, performer, Sara Black, twists her limbs with the precision of a surgeon’s knife to the hypnotic beeping of the industrial sonic landscape.

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West Side Story

In any field there are the standards, the yardstick by which all others in that arena are measured and in musical theatre – many regard West Side Story as that benchmark.

Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999 | James Acaster

You may have seen him on Netflix with his quirky style and very well crafted material. If you come with expectations you won't be disappointed but perhaps a little surprised. Because this time Acaster is a bad ass!

A Flowering Tree | Opera Queensland

Opera Queensland deserves great praise for opening their 2019 season with this lovely work. If there is one contemporary opera to make audiences realise that it is still a wonderful artistic form, and that we don’t always need Puccini, this is it.

Not Quite White | Vanessa Steinberg

Steinberg opens with a long, graphic diatribe about dating as a 53-year-old serial divorcee with a history of drug use and adversity to working for a living.

Go Solo | Paul McDermott and Gatesy

If you’re a fan of a particular muso or comic, you’ve probably wondered what they’re like at home or with their mates. Tripod and DAAS fans now have that option. At least occasionally.

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Jane Bodie Wins 2019 Lysicrates Prize for Playwriting

Playwright Jane Bodie has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Lysicrates Prize for her play Tell Me You Love Me.

Ian Potter Southbank Centre opens to students and staff

More than 1000 students and staff have moved into the new state-of-the-art Ian Potter Southbank Centre, home to the new Melbourne Conservatorium of Music.

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