Category: culture

Review of Attila

We’ve all heard of Attila the Hun, but few even amongst regular opera goers and classical music buffs know that there is an opera bearing his name. I for one am ready to admit that I hadn’t heard of Attila…

International Women’s Day at Cork & Canvas Sydney

Sip, sip, hooray! This year The Plus Ones spent International Women’s Day getting creative over paint and champagne. Cork & Canvas is Australia’s first dedicated ‘paint and sip’ studio: a refreshing concept that allows up to 30 guests to experience…

Bell Shakespeare Hamlet

To See or Not To See? Bell Shakespeare’s Refreshing Take on Hamlet

Opening 2020 in the same manner they did thirty years ago, Bell Shakespeare has revisited and reimagined the classic Hamlet. Under Peter Evans’ direction, the baton, or in this instance the skull, has been entrusted to Harriet Gordan-Anderson. Globally, Hamlet…

Discover the In-Between with Courtney Act: Fluid

Courtney Act’s latest offerings Fluid playing at Eternity Playhouse, produced by Darlinghurst Theatre Company, gives a rare glimpse behind the wig and mascara into Shane’s (Courtney’s boy name) life. You may be familiar with Courtney’s, shall we say enthusiasm for her reality…

War Horse returns to Sydney as a celebrated theatre hero.

The last time I remember crying over a puppet was probably in 1990 when my mother made me turn off Sesame Street. Now 30 years on, I once again had tears streaming down my cheeks during the Lunchbox Theatrical Productions’…

Faust – One Hell of a Show

The myth of Faust is a familiar and oft-adapted tale – the old man who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for a return to youth and a shot at love with a beautiful virgin. Gounod reworked Goethe’s…

Myra Dubois Dead Funny Hero

Upcoming: Myra Dubois – Dead Funny for Mardi Gras

Myra Dubois will be performing her show Dead Funny at the Opera House 18 – 29 February as part of 2020 Mardi Gras. Dead Funny has received rave reviews at Fringe festivals around the UK. Ahead of her arrival in…

The Glenturret Burns Night Supper Sydney Opera House

The Glenturret Burns Night Supper at the Sydney Opera House

If you’re Scottish or know anyone Scottish, you’re probably familiar with Burns Night. If not: it’s held annually on January 25th, where, for the past 150+ years, people gather to celebrate Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns. It’s a traditional night…