Category: culture

Pigalle Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival’s ‘Pigalle’ – a burlesque/cabaret tour-de-force

Every now and then, a show comes along that blows all your preconceptions out of the water. ‘Pigalle’ is one of those shows. A cabaret-circus-music-burlesque extravaganza, it’s the centrepiece of Sydney Festival‘s Festival Gardens programming in Hyde Park. We’re huge fans…

HOME Sydney Festival

‘HOME’ – a kinetic display of absurdism at Sydney Festival

Geoff Sobelle — a theatrical artist, creator and illusionist behind Sydney Festival’s HOME – knows what your ultimate dream is. But don’t you worry, he won’t confront you about it. Instead, he might make you revisit an almost forgotten one. HOME…

Blanc De Blanc Encore At Sydney Opera House – The Plus Ones Sydney

The first thing I saw was her leotard. An architectural marvel of multidimensional frills, I watched it sway to the opening strains of Rhapsody in Blue. Staccato-quick lighting changes introduced us to the performers, perched in various places around, amongst,…

Robin Hood and Bevvies at American Express Openair Cinema

The Plus Ones were invited to the VIP opening night of American Express Openair Cinemas in Pyrmont. We enjoyed Pimms cocktails as the sun set and the rain clouds swelled while Salt Meats Cheese provided food and Taren Egerton tried…

Julius Caesar – By No Means a Tragedy

Having read multiple scathing reviews of Bell Shakespeare’s new production of Julius Caesar after its national tour, I had the bar set low for Sydney’s opening night. I was, however, pleasantly surprised to not only enjoy the show, but also…

Forever & Ever – Curious, Engaging and Forceful

This October Sydney Dance Company brings us another exciting new Australian contemporary dance work, Forever & Ever. The show is a double bill, commencing with an older work by Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela, and finishing on a high with the…

The Misanthrope – Fun, Laughter and Fabulous Queerism

Griffin Theatre Company and Bell Shakespeare’s latest co-production, The Misanthrope, transposes Molière’s satire of ill-manners, hypocrisy, and prudishness, into contemporary Australian queer culture. It is a fun, funny frolick, in the vain of a mardigras float, and almost as shallow….

The Turk in Italy – Modern Aussie Opera

The Turk in Italy is not one of Rossini’s best known or best received operas, but this risqué OA production is sure to entertain most. (Just don’t take your kids or your prudish mother-in-law.) Director Simon Philips premiered this playful…

Cockatoo Island night tour

Haunted History Night Tours at Cockatoo Island

Located in the middle of Sydney Harbour, Cockatoo Island is a UNESCO World-heritage-listed island with some of the best views Sydney has to offer. However, it was once a penal convict establishment where prisoners lived in extremely harsh conditions. The…