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Melbourne theatre and musicals in May

From Bowie's theatrical adventures to indie gems – we've got you covered for on-stage highlights this month

Mr Burns, A Post-Electric Play fortyfivedownstairs 2019 production image supplied
Photograph: Sarah Walker

May is often a pretty quiet time on Melbourne's cultural calendar, but this year is looking pretty hectic. David Bowie's Lazarus is having its local premiere thanks to the Production Company, while it's a tale of two Cosìs later in the month, with Opera Australia presenting Mozart's Così fan tutte and Melbourne Theatre Company presenting the Australian comedy inspired by it, the brilliant Così.

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Theatre, Drama

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review

Princess Theatre, Melbourne
4 out of 5 stars

The first rule of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is that you don’t talk about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Safeguarding spoilers is an expected responsibility for anyone who attends the Potter-verse’s first on-stage outing.

After something a little less dramatic?