Sydney festival 2022

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‘My head was exploding with it all’: understudies suddenly thrust into the spotlight
As Omicron wreaks havoc on Australian theatre, there’s a silver lining for up-and-coming actors. But hiring understudies is expensive – and unsustainable

Elissa Blake

14, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Benjamin Law resigns from Sydney festival board over Israeli embassy sponsorship
Law says decision to leave over $20,000 funding deal signed with the Israeli embassy is ‘mine alone’

Kelly Burke

14, Jan, 2022 @6:25 AM

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Three women are dancing on an iceberg in the sky. They don’t know how fast it will melt
For the next three days, artists will perform on a 2.5 tonne block of ice suspended above Sydney harbour – an ever-shrinking stage, and a huge logistical feat

Kelly Burke

13, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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宿 (stay) review – S Shakthidharan’s thematically ambitious and affecting new work
Co-presented by a Singaporean sound ensemble, the narrative concert follows Shakthidharan’s prize-winning Counting and Cracking

Steve Dow

13, Jan, 2022 @2:15 AM

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‘Just a miss’: Sydney festival chair apologises after Israeli embassy sponsorship sparks boycott
David Kirk admits he was unaware of deal until he noticed the Israeli government logo on the program in November

Kelly Burke

13, Jan, 2022 @1:23 AM

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Israeli embassy claims it was asked by organisers to sponsor Sydney festival
Correspondence suggests festival told groups opposed to sponsorship $20,000 would also pay for Q&A session hosted by Israeli embassy

Kelly Burke

12, Jan, 2022 @7:43 AM

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An underwater concert with pool noodle seats: drippy idea or splashy fun?
British DJ Leon Vynehall’s Floors Of Heaven: Submersive Study sees ambient music pumped into the waters of Sydney’s Boy Charlton pool

Kate Hennessy

07, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Plan to see a show or film? Your questions about Covid-safety in Australia answered
Going to the theatre or cinema carries risks, but you have opportunities to reduce that risk, says leading epidemiologist

Elissa Blake

07, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Gene Simmons, Deborah Conway join opposition to Sydney festival boycott as more acts pull out
Tropical Fuck Storm among latest to withdraw over Israeli embassy sponsorship, saying organisers have put artists in a ‘shit sandwich’

Kelly Burke

07, Jan, 2022 @12:58 AM

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Sydney festival boycott: more than 20 acts withdraw over Israeli funding
Festival board issues new statement as protest against it grows, with program thrown into chaos two days before opening night

Kelly Burke

04, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Orgies, BDSM and smacking fruit: the ‘smutty’ play recreating 44 Sex Acts in One Week
Fresh produce is the real star of David Finnigan’s live radio play, an ‘apocalyptic romcom’ for a Sydney festival crowd not afraid to get sticky

Steve Dow

31, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Major Australian musicals cancel shows as more than 90 performers contract Covid
Hamilton, Come From Away, Jagged Little Pill, A Chorus Line, Frozen the Musical and Opera Australia disrupted by major outbreaks as Sydney festival show Qween Lear cancels entire run

Elissa Blake

30, Dec, 2021 @6:33 AM

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