Category: culture

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Dumpling Masterclass at The Gardens by Lotus

As the weather starts to cool, classic creature comforts re-emerge – long scarves, soups & stews, mulled wine, dumplings… Granted, dumplings may not have been high on your list of Autumn must-dos until now, but you may reconsider after you’ve…

La Traviata on Sydney Harbour – Finally Here!

We were looking forward to it a full year ago. Now, after more anticipation than we could ever have imagined in a pre-Covid world, La Traviata has finally arrived to Sydney Harbour and does not disappoint. It is a spectacle…

Launchpad: Australia’s theatre future is bright!

The future of Australia’s Theatre is in good hands if the National Theatre of Parramatta’s Launchpad double-bill is anything to go by. The two shows, The Sorry Mum Project by Pippa Ellams and Let Me Know When You Get Home by Miranda Aguilar, feature…

Tosca – Best. Opera. Ever.

Best. Opera. Ever. As a reviewer, I’ve seen my fair share of operas. Many of them several times over. So this is a big call. I declare Opera Australia’s new production of Tosca to be the most engaging and powerful…

Psychological Thriller, Opera Style

When invited to attend the opening night of Opera Australia’s latest production, Bluebeard’s Castle, I knew to expect something different and interesting. Even without reading a summary of the story, “early 20th century Hungarian composer” already signals dark and dread….

A Beautiful thing is happening at the New Theatre

Back with their annual Mardi Gras Festival offering, Beautiful Thing at the New Theatre is the chuckle we all need right now.  This play explores the beginnings of teenage love between two schoolmates/neighbours, living in the Thamesmead housing estates of South East…

Review of Verdi’s ‘Ernani’

After nearly a year of forced abstinence, Sydney’s performing arts lovers are enjoying the treat of getting dressed up, meeting friends and going out for a night at the opera more than ever before. Knowing this, Opera Australia have made…

Magic Mike Live brings the heat to Sydney!

Magic Mike Live, playing at the Entertainment Quarter, brings all your favourite parts of the Magic Mike movie franchise to the stage: men, abs, dance, music and a tonne of sex appeal! Devised by Channing Tatum, star of the movies,…

A magical time at the Sydney Opera House

For centuries humans have been obsessed with magic. Whether it was hunting witches in Salem, being blown away by Houdini’s death-defying acts or even enjoying your favourite Disney film! Whether you believe in magic or not, James Galea’s Best Trick…