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Sydney theatre in December

Here's what and who to check out on Sydney stages this summer – and where to find 'em

A Cheery Soul
Photograph: Daniel Boud

The year is wrapping up in Sydney with some high profile shows: the Pop-up Globe is about to leave town, Sydney Theatre Company's excellent A Cheery Soul is still running, and A Midnight Visit is nearly finished. And it's a great month for high profile comedy acts.

Save some dollars, though: Sydney Festival has announced its January program, and our hit list of shows includes some must-see theatre and dance.

Looking for something a little less dramatic