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The tormenting, ‘if only’ emotion powers new immersive storytelling

The tormenting, ‘if only’ emotion powers new immersive storytelling

Darkfield Radio’s new audio show Knot uses immersive, innovative techniques to guide listeners through this part-thriller-part-mystery story.

  • by Catherine Lambert

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The hottest playwright on the planet says ideas come ‘like dreaming’

The hottest playwright on the planet says ideas come ‘like dreaming’

French writer Florian Zeller says the key to writing is to be able to have a character say ‘yes’, and everyone understands they mean ‘no’.

  • by Nick Miller
Clever conceit can’t hide friendly ghost
★★★
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Clever conceit can’t hide friendly ghost

Ensemble Theatre’s latest production is engaging but could amp up the creepiness

  • by John Shand
With the lead actress buried on stage, this is a show you’d be mad to miss
★★★★½
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With the lead actress buried on stage, this is a show you’d be mad to miss

Veteran soap star Belinda Giblin has been ideally cast in Samuel Beckett’s absurd classic, Happy Days.

  • by John Shand
Emotions run hot behind the bathroom door
★★★½
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Emotions run hot behind the bathroom door

Set in the restrooms of a Sydney nightclub, this new play is a love letter to messiness

  • by Cassie Tongue
Dancer fights off COVID-19 to take role in The Wedding Singer

Dancer fights off COVID-19 to take role in The Wedding Singer

Dancer Romy Vuksan has made a triumphant return to the stage in The Wedding Singer after battling the lingering after-effects of COVID-19.

  • by Linda Morris
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After 50 years of being defined by others, Nancy wants a divorce
★★★★½
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After 50 years of being defined by others, Nancy wants a divorce

John Bell and Linda Cropper shine in Sydney Theatre Company’s ‘hilarious’ play about marriage, ageing and family.

  • by Harriet Cunningham
Melbourne circuit breaker nearly broke the arts, companies say

Melbourne circuit breaker nearly broke the arts, companies say

Company losses are mounting and artists desperately need cash to cover the bills, while the number of calls for mental health support is rising.

  • by Nick Miller
The circus students bending over backwards to put on a show

The circus students bending over backwards to put on a show

Last year’s graduating class at the national circus academy in Prahran were, finally, just about to put on their ensemble show. Then lockdown hit. Again.

  • by Nick Miller
The lonely fate of a gay best friend
★★★½
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The lonely fate of a gay best friend

When you are single and your friends are your family, what happens when those friends settle down and make families of their own?

  • by Cassie Tongue
‘I am a worthy love interest’: Glace Chase on her trans rom-com

‘I am a worthy love interest’: Glace Chase on her trans rom-com

The playwright and performer went to New York and hosted queer-themed walking tours of Greenwich Village. Her new play Triple X is the result of a long journey.

  • by Daniel Penny