Tag: Sydney Festival

Shanghai Mimi: Paris of the East at the Sydney Festival

Directed by acclaimed performer Moira Ficune, Shanghai Mimi transforms the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta into a Shanghai cabaret club in the 1930s. Ficune brings a seductive performance of glitter and gold, with a generous dash of sparkling sequins for the…

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…

Sydney Festival 2019: The Plus Ones’ Guide

The Sydney Festival (9 – 27 Jan 2018) is back again this summer, and we all know what this means. This is the time of year that the city comes alive with art and performance, where public spaces are transformed…

Limbo Unhinged

Limbo Unhinged at Sydney Opera House

Nestled somewhere in the smoky grey area between circus, cabaret, and acrobatics, sits Limbo Unhinged. Despite having a cast you can count on no more than two hands, (including one-man musical powerhouse Sxip Shirey), the combined curriculum vitae is knee-tremblingly…

Circus Oz

Circus Oz presents: Model Citizens

Circus Oz doesn’t mess around. As soon as the performers stepped out, they launched into an introductory sequence combining tumbling, acrobatics, and an impressive range of characters and facial expressions. The music was tense, contrasting with the slapstick movements and…

Carriageworks Night Market Kylie Kwong Sydney 2017

Carriageworks Night Market, curated by Kylie Kwong

I found where the whole of Sydney was on Saturday 28 January: Carriageworks’ Night Market. Curated by celebrity chef Kylie Kwong, the aim was to celebrate Chinese New Year in an an event ‘inspired by the streets of Harajuku (Tokyo), Hongdae…

Sydney Festival 2017: hit new musical ‘Ladies in Black’

Sitting in the audience at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre watching the new musical production Ladies in Black, I am struck with an unusual sense of belonging and familiarity, of ease, and pride. The plot is set in a 1950s Sydney department store. A…