Sydney festival

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Blue review – Thomas Weatherall gives finely tuned performance in gripping one-man show
At just 22, the Heartbreak High star proves to be a polymath, in a vulnerable and funny stage debut he wrote and stars in

Steve Dow

19, Jan, 2023 @4:05 AM

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Your ultimate Sydney events guide: the best things to do this weekend, and what’s on through January
From Sydney festival highlights to pop-up venues, shows for kids and street fairs – here are the best things happening in your city in January

Michael Sun, Sian Cain, Janine Israel and Steph Harmon

18, Jan, 2023 @4:05 AM

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Heartbreak High star Thomas Weatherall on his new play: ‘I was always much more interested in writing’
The 22-year-old was rattled by his sudden fame as heart-throb Malakai. But he kept writing his one-man show on the side – and is ready to step into a new spotlight

Katie Cunningham

12, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘At first, it’s fun’: could a night in Sydney’s ‘mushroom’ tower make me lucid dream?
The Commercial Travellers’ Association Club has been transformed into a retro hotel, complete with a soundscape that encourages lucid dreaming. Kate Hennessy checks in

Kate Hennessy

09, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Sun & Sea review – a delightful opera about the end of the world
This acclaimed Lithuanian opera is equal parts harbinger of climate crisis doom, a White Lotus-style commentary on privilege and an ode to modern life

Steve Dow

07, Jan, 2023 @1:00 AM

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‘Moving ice can sound like it’s alive’: the musicians delving into Antarctica
This year’s Sydney festival includes the opera Antarctica and a performance made from the sounds of grinding glaciers. But why are we so fascinated by the great white continent?

Elissa Blake

06, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Dogs, togs and critics agog: climate crisis opera washes ashore in Sydney
Lithuania’s Sun & Sea has been acclaimed wherever it was performed – and now it is bringing 80,000 litres of sand into the city’s Town Hall

Kelly Burke

06, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Three things with The Huxleys: ‘That’s why I’m extra camp now – I’m making up for lost time’
In our first joint Three Things, the colourful artistic duo tell us about their prized piece of queer history – and their 9,000-strong record collection

As told to Katie Cunningham

06, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘I’m not afraid any more’: Christie Whelan Browne on Show People, Twitter trolls and her ‘horrible’ four years
After years of intense media coverage, Whelan Browne has emerged with a new show and outlook

Elissa Blake

30, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Three things with Katie Noonan: ‘I ran back to get it but it was already gone’
In our weekly interview about objects, the Aria-winning musician tells us about a special teacup and her enduring sadness about a lost jacket

As told to Katie Cunningham

13, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Sydney festival 2023: Town Hall to be filled with 26 tonnes of sand for program showpiece
The heritage building’s floor will be covered in sand for an award-winning opera – one of a few architectural landmarks that will get a new life this summer

Steph Harmon

18, Oct, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Sydney festival to suspend foreign government funding after mass boycott
Israeli embassy funding overshadowed this year’s Sydney festival, leading to an independent review

Kelly Burke

27, Sep, 2022 @4:00 AM

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