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Our picks of Sydney Festival 2014

January is here and it’s our favourite time of year. New Year’s resolutions still seem achievable, there’s an abundance of balmy summer nights and – of course – Sydney Festival is upon us..  With a line-up that includes spectacular performances, critically acclaimed artists, touching theatre productions, film, magic, family fun and more – there’s something…

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Win tickets to War Horse at the Sydney Lyric (COMPETITION CLOSED)

The smash hit production War Horse is coming to Brisbane. Based on the celebrated children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo, the stars are astonishing life-size puppets who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage. Australian critics have praised War Horse calling it ‘Mind Blowing’, Brilliant’ and ‘every bit as remarkable as you’ve been led…

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Vale Bille Brown

Celebrated actor and acclaimed playwright Bille Brown has passed away surrounded by family and friends in Chermside, Brisbane on Sunday. As one of Australia’s greatest performers, Brown is most famous for his incredible body of work on the stage. This includes playing Oscar Wilde on stage at Belvoir St Theatre in The Judas Kiss (1999)….

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Sydney Festival TV: Murder

A world of love, lust and death is created in Murder, a new work by visual theatre magicians Erth.  The piece largely uses puppetry to convey its dark themes, and was inspired by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ Murder Ballads. The performance has an edgy and poetic soundtrack and projections that plunges the audience…

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A look ahead into 2013

As 2012 draws to a close, STUDIO takes a look into 2013 and what is shaping up to be a fantastic year for the arts with even bigger and bolder seasons just announced. CARRIAGEWORKS Rail yard turned arts centre, Carriageworks’ (pictured above) exciting and vibrant program for 2013 will include work from both local and…

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Riverside Theatres Announces 2013 Season

Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres celebrates its 25th anniversary season in 2013 with a program of new works and a refreshing look at some classic plays. In a play entitled 3 Plays by 2 Actors, African actors and comedians Chikura and Munyevu explore the issues of displacement, felt by Shakespeare’s black characters and relate it to their…

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Belvoir announce 2013 Season

Belvoir have announced their 2013 season with 13 productions across both Upstairs and Downstairs. About growing up (or not) and finding your place in a chaotic world, next year’s season features some of Australia’s finest actors bringing incredible stories to the Belvoir stage. Artistic Director Ralph Myers kicks off the year when he directs J.M….

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2013 Sydney Theatre Company line-up announced, with Andrew Upton to continue as Creative Director, solo.

Sydney Theatre Company has announced a killer line-up for 2013, including The Maids, which will star Cate Blanchett and French actress Isabelle Hupert in a fresh take on this dark satire. Next year’s season also sees a daring and unexpected stage adaptation of the Australian children’s book Storm Boy, as well as a production of…

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Griffin Theatre Company reveals their 2013 season

Sydney’s Griffin Theatre Company has announced their 2013 season, with outgoing Artistic Director Sam Strong revealing he wants to finish up with a bang. Sam Strong, who begins his next adventure with the Melbourne Theatre Company in January, has planned a jam-packed season full of mystery, mayhem and even murder. With four Australian stories, the…

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Cirque Du Soleil Marathon

Sunday 9 September, 12.00pm

STUDIO brings the spectacle of Cirque Du Soleil to your living room for one afternoon of wonder and airborne theatrics. Tune in from 12pm (midday) on Sunday 9 September for four of the biggest shows from the world-renowned circus performers, back-to-back over one fantastic afternoon. Catch Alegría – seen by 10million people worldwide – followed…

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Never Did Me Any Harm

Monday 29 October, 8.30pm

Striking a chord with audiences throughout Sydney Festival 2012, this bold production from Force Majeure and Sydney Theatre Company uses real stories in an exposé of contemporary family life in Australia. Award-winning director and choreographer Kate Champion uses dance, lighting and text to illuminate what goes on behind closed doors, drawing inspiration from Christos Tsiolkas’…

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STUDIO goes behind the scenes of Angela’s Kitchen

Angela’s Kitchen is an evocative piece of autobiographical theatre from one of Australia’s most celebrated performers, Paul Capsis. A one man show, the audience is taken on the journey of Paul’s grandmother, Angela, when she left Malta and moved to Australia for a new beginning. Check out STUDIO’s Artbreak as we went behind the scenes…

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival heats up the streets of Adelaide

Adelaide Cabaret Festival is underway and is already heating up the streets of the city of Adelaide, with plenty to do from now until Saturday 23 June. Artistic director Kate Ceberano has curated a festival highlighting the best local, national and international artists in the cabaret genre, with classic and contemporary cabaret performances. Now in…

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Creative Minds

Thursday 16 August , 8.30pm

Get an inside look at the creative process with Creative Minds – a six-part series of in-depth interviews with the leading figures in the Australian art world. Sometimes controversial, sometimes moving, always intriguing – Creative Minds sits down with our Australian artistic icons including Geoffrey Rush, Bill Henson, Stephen Page, Kate Grenville, Elena Kats-Chernin and Robyn…

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A Return to The Trees – performers climb, leap and free fall across stage

Sydney-based theatre group Strings Attached premieres a brand new production at Carriageworks this week called A Return to The Trees, by Artistic Director Alejandro Rolandi. A Return to The Trees blurs the lines between dance and theatre. The story is based around climate change and human destruction, hoping to create a call to action about…

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Artist Hijack: Barry Otto

Tuesday 8 May, 7.30pm

Tuesdays from 7.30pm, the gentleman of the arts in Australia take over STUDIO, sharing their influences and inspirations as they each curate an evening of programs. Barry Otto is one of Australia’s best known actors having worked in the performing arts for over 35 years. Barry has appeared in films such as Strictly Ballroom, Vietnam,…

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