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Theatre - 24 Jun-28 Aug

The opening night audience just couldn't help clapping over the orchestra after Yonghoon Lee sang “Vincerò!” at the end of the world’s most celebrated aria, ‘Nessun dorma’. True to those now...

Theatre - 06-29 Aug

As part of his 2014 season, Opera Australia artistic director Lyndon Terracini announced a three-year partnership with David McVicar to create one new Mozart production per year. In 2014 we got Don...

Theatre - 11-30 Aug

This isn’t a show, Maria Callas (Maria Mercedes) tells us, before the lights even go down. This is a master class. We are in a classroom (Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally’s script takes...

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The Present

The Present

Roxburgh's rake is on the loose again in Andrew Upton's focused adaptation of Chekhov’s unwieldy early effort

Les Misérables

Les Misérables

The only thing wrong with Cameron Mackintosh's updated blockbuster is the breakneck pace

Matilda The Musical

Matilda The Musical

Tim Minchin's little-musical-that-could truly is a miracle, standing head and shoulders above its peers

The Tempest

The Tempest

There is no small amount of magic in John Bell's fitting final production at the helm of the company he founded

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The Bleeding Tree

The Bleeding Tree

Griffin’s domestic violence revenge fantasy is thrillingly subversive and deeply affecting

Turandot

Turandot

Graeme Murphy's 5-star 1990 production gets a 5-star contemporary execution

The Women

The Women

This production of Clare Boothe Luce's Manhattan-set comedy of manners arrives dressed in its finest furs and dripping with jewellery

Seventeen

Seventeen

Come for the Taylor Swift - or the gimmick of oldies playing teens - but stay for the emotional ride

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Sydney theatre previews, news & interviews

Griffin 2015

Griffin 2015

What - and who - is on stage at the Stables this year?

Being seventeen

Being seventeen

Our favourite stage veterans play teens in Matthew Whittet's coming-of-age comedy at Belvoir

Belvoir 2015

Belvoir 2015

It's Ralph's final season at the helm - and it looks like things might get silly

STC 2015

STC 2015

Tis the season for heavy-hitting performances, classic texts and women storytellers

Ensemble 2015

Ensemble 2015

The water-side theatre readies for the next wave with Sandra Bates' final season

On stage in 2015

On stage in 2015

Everything you need to know about what - and who - is on stage in Sydney this year

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

On stage emotions run high - but backstage, the stars say, it’s happiness and hijinks

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