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Circa lives up to their reputation for the astonishing in Humans 2.0
★★★★½
Sydney Festival

Circa lives up to their reputation for the astonishing in Humans 2.0

The performers excel not only in the building of intriguing physical constructions, but the skilful ways in which they dismantle them.

  • by Jill Sykes

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Maureen: Harbinger of Death catches you like a fly in a web of storytelling
★★★★½
Sydney Festival

Maureen: Harbinger of Death catches you like a fly in a web of storytelling

You've heard the phrase "death warmed up"? This makes a play of it.

  • by John Shand
Circus at its grittiest as the grimmest future imaginable becomes real
★★★½
Sydney Festival

Circus at its grittiest as the grimmest future imaginable becomes real

Imagine grinding your own dislodged tooth into a powder so you can ingest it to survive.

  • by Cassie Tongue
'Our mission is to ask what's possible': acrobats reach new heights at Sydney Festival

'Our mission is to ask what's possible': acrobats reach new heights at Sydney Festival

They already had to jump through hoops to make it here after flight cancellations and border closures.

  • by Harriet Cunningham
Sydney Festival receives record philanthropic donation

Sydney Festival receives record philanthropic donation

The donor is a leading businessman who shot to public prominence when he purchased Kurt Cobain's MTV Unplugged guitar at auction for nearly $9 million.

  • by Linda Morris
Australia Day events clipped amid ongoing COVID restrictions

Australia Day events clipped amid ongoing COVID restrictions

Festivities will be significantly muted on January 26, with a number of longstanding events cancelled and spectators limited.

  • by Robert Moran
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Alice in Wonderland: Bright fun at a madcap pace
★★★½
Review

Alice in Wonderland: Bright fun at a madcap pace

Plunging down a COVID-safe rabbit hole, Alice in Wonderland moves indoors.

  • by Cameron Woodhead
Nods to Shaw, Wilde and Kafka in transformational The Shape of Things
★★★½
Review

Nods to Shaw, Wilde and Kafka in transformational The Shape of Things

An unlikely love-match forms the basis for a show that is well worth seeing.

  • by Harriet Cunningham
Counting and Cracking writer steps up for next project

Counting and Cracking writer steps up for next project

A Tarantino-esque theatrical experience of sexual encounters, drug-taking and violence premieres at the Sydney Festival.

  • by Linda Morris
Laughs mask chance for stiletto in the heart in Queen Fatima
★★★½
Sydney Festival

Laughs mask chance for stiletto in the heart in Queen Fatima

James Elazzi's new play is half sit-com and half affectionate satire of Australia's Lebanese community.

  • by John Shand
Portrait of an icon: Goolagong's story writ large in Sunshine Super Girl
★★★½
Sydney Festival

Portrait of an icon: Goolagong's story writ large in Sunshine Super Girl

This is a play that educates and uplifts, light entertainment with a bite of wit.

  • by Cassie Tongue