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Cantations

Cantations features the historically accurate performance of leading Monteverdi scholar and harpsichordist John O’Donnell and the singers of Accademia Arcadia.  The program features works from Monteverdi’s 7th and 8th book of Madrigals, as well as his contemporaries Giovanni Picchi and…

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Variations

Press, Play invite you on an impassioned musical and visual journey as words, sounds, and images collide and coalesce. Led by critically-acclaimed pianist Sonya Lifschitz, contemporary ensemble Press, Play takes the sensuous splendor of Monteverdi’s madrigals as a departure point…

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Someone Like Thomas Banks

Presented by Platform in collaboration with Straightjacket Productions, Someone Like Thomas Banks is a one-man show featuring performer, writer and disability advocate Thomas Banks. This is Thomas’ story of courage and defiance, a young man searching for love and claiming…

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TRIUMPH

Inspired by a constellation of strange real life situations - group suicide in Japan, a woman who famously faked her survival of the 9/11 attacks and Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome, a disorder in which parents make their children sick in…

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Company

It’s Robert’s birthday - he's turning 35 and his closest friends are throwing him a surprise party. Witty and well-liked, living in the heart of New York and dating three gorgeous women, Robert has it all ... so why can’t…

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PICNIC

"Like a Michael Leunig cartoon, mysterious and pregnant with meaning..." - Chris Boyd, The Australian, 21 August 2015 Celebrating a return to the solo stage after the highly successful production THE COLLAPSIBLE MAN, Gerard Van Dyck presents a new, intimate dance theatre…

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SHORTS@45

Join us for the final SHORTS@45 literary reading of the year with an evening of memoir writing from three outstanding Australian writers. Journalist and media personality Sian Prior will read from her memoir, Shy, a very personal account of her…

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Master Class

★★★★1/2 The Herald Sun (review from 2015 season) Inspired by Maria Callas’ 1971 visit to New York’s Juilliard School of Music, Terrence McNally's Master Class is a searing, funny and touching depiction of opera’s most beloved diva. At the time,…

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The Long Red Road

★★★☆ The Age, August 2015 I wish every American play we staged here was performed with this level of assurance and flair - Cameron Woodhead, The Age The play gets under your skin - Variety A POWERFULLY redemptive celebration of forgiveness…

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SHORTS@45

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has regrettably been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience. Images: SHORTS@45 graphic design by Miranda Costa.  

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METASYSTEMS

METASYSTEMS is a contemporary dance performance that analyses our human interactions with the environment from the individual to the universal. Through the documentation and translation of the processes taking place at the construction site, METASYSTEMS is an observation of the…

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Cuckoo

“You know who I am, don’t you?” When a young man turns up on Mel and Leo’s doorstep asking for peanut butter on toast and a band aid, they want to believe he might be their missing son…but is he…

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RetroFuturismus

Maude Davey, Anni Davey, Anna Lumb and Gabi Barton present RetroFuturismus, a new future-focussed vaudeville with a retro twist: Post-burlesque, anti internet, completely live! RetroFuturismus will present a fabricated and tightly managed world overseen by the Davey twins channeling the…

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Dear Scott—

A playwright’s more or less unrequited correspondence with the Minister/s for Immigration & Border Protection. I’d signed petitions and marched on demonstrations. For all the anger I felt about Australia’s treatment of asylum-seekers, what had I, Noëlle Janaczewska, actually done?…

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Curlew River by Benjamin Britten

Gertrude Opera’s second Culture Project, connecting opera with stories of social justice and humanitarian issues of our time, takes a Benjamin Britten Church Parable loosely based on a medieval Japanese Noh play and moulds to tell a modern tale, of…

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La Mauvaise Réputation

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CALL US ON 03 9662 9966 TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT-LIST. French gypsy swing virtuosos La Mauvaise Réputation are Australia’s most authentic interpreters of the wild rhythms and passion of 1930s Parisian hot jazz…

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Tamandua

Tamandua play Brazilian Choro (Portuguese word pronounced SHOH-roh), a genre that encapsulates the sonic complexities of jazz, the dance-able rhythms of tango and samba and the subtleties of classical chamber music. The members of Tamandua have all performed regularly with…

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Tomás Arroquero Y Su Grupo

Tomás Arroquero male dance, Jini Lim female dance, Manolo Jaen singer, Kieren Ray guitarist. Dancer Tomás Arroquero sees contemporary Flamenco as an art that evolves from within the dancer, informed and shaped by intense study of the aesthetics and essence of the magnificent, ancient…

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Colder

What if someone you love vanished without a trace? A young boy is separated from his mother and goes missing in Disneyland. Adrift in the artificial world of giant mice and noisy parades, nobody can account for what happened in…

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Meeka

"I opened the door and there was red everywhere. On the desk, on the carpet. About half a metre away, was this hammer. F***ing red as." One morning at a remote Western Australian school in Meekatharra, an Education Department auditor's head is bashed…

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Mozart – Stolen Beauties

“Sweet beauty to be stolen” Don Giovanni - Mozart Ironwood teams up with Anneke Scott, historic horn (UK) to launch their new ABC Classics recording – some rediscovered world premieres of Mozart – stolen by him and by others. Playing…

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MR & MRS MACBETH

A radical abstraction by Colin Moody. Directed by Chris Mead. MR & MRS MACBETH is a radical abstraction of Shakespeare's Macbeth. It places literature's most infamous couple in a holding pen of infinite justice. Here all their lost dreams and…

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