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Sydney’s Top 5 Music Gigs this May

May 2016 presents a real diverse and exciting month for live music – from iconic heavy metal legends to global dance artists, old and new, local and international – we’ve got you covered with five of the hottest must-go-to gigs…

Vitesse and Symphony in C

The Australian Ballet is concurrently showing two groups of varied works at Sydney Opera House which give audiences a taste of both the classical and the contemporary in one evening, embodying their motto of “Caring for tradition, daring to be…

Josh Groban Concert Review

Josh Groban fans, musical theatre buffs and, dare I venture, women and gay men in general will be thrilled with the new concert series Stages, An Evening With Josh Groban, currently showing at Sydney Opera House. The American singer shines…

Sydney Comedy Festival Guide – Top 13

Festivals are anything but a rare sight in cities like ours. But amazing are the nights when festivals are lit up with laughter and giggles. Comedy is the most widely anticipated and welcomed genre of performing arts. People have great…

Beauty Itself: Swan Lake

If beauty could be distilled and encapsulated in one image, it would surely be the vision in white of the corps de ballet in symmetrical formation at any moment of Act II in a traditional staging of Swan Lake. The…

For thought: Hope for the planet

Can we save the world from the effects of climate change? Is it too late? Is there any cause for optimism? These were the central questions addressed by a panel of experts in a new talk series at the Sydney…

Guilty of having too much fun at The Ivy

I am not ashamed to say that sometimes I miss the pure glamour and atmosphere of London evenings out. Even now, six months in to my time in Australia and loving every second of it, I sometimes miss those restaurant…

Countermove – Critiquing the Critic’s Critique

Anyone who regularly reads my reviews would know that I always have a lot to say and, like most writers, I have a penchant for four-syllable words. This time, though, I will be brief. Go see Sydney Dance Company’s new…

Romeo and Juliet Review

Bell Shakespeare Company’s new production of Romeo and Juliet boasts a long string of firsts. It is, momentously, the first production of Peter Evans in his new role as Artistic Director of Bell Shakespeare, after the founding director John Bell…

Luisa Miller Review

If you saw the heading and picture and thought that Luisa Miller was a new singer doing a series of concerts, you are forgiven. Really only opera aficionados are familiar with the nineteenth century Italian opera entitled Luisa Miller. And…