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Green Day's rock opera American Idiot is coming to Australia
The news that Green Day are bringing their Revolution Radio Tour to Sydney in 2017 has been followed by the announcement that their Broadway hit American...
The Bodyguard musical is coming to Australia
Children of the ’80s rejoice! For 2017 is looking to be a vintage season of musical versions of your favourite films – including the freshly announced tour...
Everything you need to know about the Australian Ballet in 2017
The Australian Ballet have announced their 2017 season – and the big news for ballet lovers is that David McAllister’s opulent production of The Sleeping...
Leah Purcell on messing with an Aussie classic at Belvoir
Anyone who has seen Leah Purcell perform understands why she’s often described as a “force of nature”. She’s the woman who can chew up the stage playing...
Muriel's Wedding The Musical is coming!
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Griffin Theatre Company 2017: who and what's on stage
Griffin Theatre Company have launched their 2017 season – and the good news is: it’s diverse (in genre, subjects, talent) and has great talent on board...
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Sydney Opera House
This Australian icon sits on Bennelong Point and is Sydney’s premiere venue for classical and contemporary music, opera, theatre and dance. As peaceful as it looks now, the House had a controversial beginning: while it was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, by the time the building was completed in 1973 its architect had been fired. Many have pondered the building’s design over the years, comparing it variously to shells, waves and even a family of swans. Utzon never revealed his vision, only that it involved spheres. The Opera House offers different tours that allow you to get intimate with the building, including some hosted in different languages and full ‘experience' packages. If you don't feel like shelling out, it's still free to sit on the steps for a quick lunch and walk by the water and gaze in marvel at those 1,056,000 pearly, self-cleaning Swedish tiles. Where to eat and drink near Sydney Opera House For the ultimate Opera House dining experience, book a pre-theatre dinner at Bennelong, or just pop in for a drink and a snack at the raw and cultured bar. Check out the Opera Kitchen, a harbourfront dining area that features a host of Sydney food identities including John Susman. Meander around to Bulletin Place for cocktails. Later in the evening kick the glamour up a notch at Hemmesphere and enjoy matched cigars and more cocktails into the morning. Backstage tour With access into areas normally reserved for stars and their minders, this tour will have y
Sydney Theatre Company
It’s Andrew’s final season, so one might expect him to throw caution to the winds and get some wish-list i tems out of the way. Overall it’s a rather demure season as far as Big Names, with the exception of Rose Byrne, who will be fronting Andrew’s production of David Mamet’sSpeed-the-Plow. But there’s plenty of top shelf local thesp talent – like Robyn Nevin, Sarah Peirse and Helen Thomson; and there are actors made popular on screen returning to the STC stage – including Lisa McCune, Ryan Corr, John Howard and Lachy Hulme. But there's no William Hurt, Phillip Seymour Hoffman or Steven Soderbergh. And we’ll miss Hugo, Rox and Cate. The big international star of the season is British director Rupert Goold (Enron, Macbeth), now artistic director of London’s Almeida Theatre. He’ll be bringing his hit West End production of Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III to Sydney. Also heading down under from the UK are 1927, with their take on the Golem myth. For an Australian classic, we get Louis Nowra’s Golden Age; for new work, there are premieres by Sue Smith (Kryptonite), Angela Betzien (The Dark Room), and a portmanteau of new works by emerging playwrights Melissa Bubnic, Michele Lee, Nakkiah Lui and Debra Thomas – with a fifth from veteran Hannie Rayson. The Secret River, arguably Cate and Andrew’s greatest programming achievement in their tenure, returns. For new international work: besides King Charles III from the UK, Upton is bringing Pulitzer Prize winner Disgraced, from the
Each year this western Sydney cultural hub hosts an exciting programme of theatre, dance, opera, circus, musicals and solo shows. The theatre is also a NT Live screening venue, so throughout the year you can catch London's National Theatre productions screened live in HD. Visit the Riverside Theatres website for the full 2014 program.
Worth visiting for the space alone, Carriageworks is the latest incarnation of the Eveleigh Rail Yards. Built in the 1880s, its cavernous interiors are faithfully preserved, giving it a limitlessness very different from the plush cocoons of most theatres. With a program of large-scale theatre, dance and installation works, and as a host of the experimental and cross-disciplinary theatre company Performance Space, Sydney Chamber Opera and Moogahlin Performing Arts, Carriageworks is gaining a reputation as the venue for the most progressive Sydney drama, dance and art.
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The Wine Workshops: Pepper Tree and Briar Ridge Vineyard
Head upstairs at the Edinburgh Castle tonight (Thursday October 6) from 5.30pm for the next instalment of the Wine Workshops, this month showcasing with two labels – Pepper Tree and Briar Ridge Vineyard. Pepper Tree Winery was founded in 1991 and is acknowledged as one of the most awarded boutique wineries in Australia, amassing a show record out of all proportion to its size, including the Jimmy Watson Trophy. Pepper Tree produces premium varietal wines sourced from its own vineyards in the Hunter, Orange, Coonawarra and Wrattonbully regions. Gwyn Olsen was recently appointed head winemaker at Pepper Tree, following the outstanding growth and wine show success over the past two years as winemaker and general manager of Briar Ridge Vineyard. Her awards include Gourmet Traveller Young Winemaker of the Year 2014. At tonight’s free event you can chat directly with Gwyn; taste a selection of wines; enjoy complimentary cheese platters; and purchase your favourite wine to take home. The Edinburgh Castle is at 294 Pitt Street, Sydney.
Win a trip to India with Intrepid Travel
Intrepid Travel is giving one lucky person a spot on their 15-day Classic Rajasthan tour, departing March 19, 2017. The prize includes return airfares from any Australian or New Zealand major city to Delhi and offers an intimate small group experience as you travel through the romantic northern Indian province of Rajasthan. Tour highlights include tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park; camel riding through the desert in Pushkar; and a visit to the Taj Mahal. Accommodation is included and ranges from fortified mansions to camping under the stars. Competition opens September 15 and closes October 27, 2016. To enter, simply fill out your details here. Good luck!
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Ferris Wheel Dining Experience
Treat yourself to a night of fine dining as you take a seat on one of the best vantage points of Sydney Harbour. Hosted by The Deck restaurant at Milsons Point, the Ferris Wheel Dining Experience invites you and a special someone to your own private carriage that’ll take you on a magical ride around Luna Park’s famous ferris wheel. Begin the night at The Deck with an amuse-bouche and a glass of Loire Valley sparkling Vouvray before being escorted to your private carriage. Once seated, you’ll be treated to a selection of The Deck’s finest entrées, mains and desserts – not to mention specially matched hand-selected wines by The Deck’s executive chef, Michael Roper. Expect freshly shucked Sydney Rock oysters, grape tomato panna cotta, foie gras terrine and kingfish carpaccio for your entree; grilled black Berkshire pork cutlet or fresh gold band snapper and WA lobster primavera for your main, plus a selection of mouth-watering sweets for dessert. Enjoy Australian and international wines including Janz Late Disgorged Vintage Cuvee 2007, Wirra Wirra the Absconder Grenache 2015, sweet Italian Alasia DOCG Moscato D’asti 2014, and many more dependent on your taste. Carriages for two cost $399.