culture

Joan Didion’s eerily contemporary ‘The White Album’

The seminal essay’s ongoing resonance is explored in this interactive production coming to Sydney Festival

A tale of triumph and exploitation: ‘Black Cockatoo’

The little-known story of history-making Aboriginal cricketer Johnny Mullagh and his team is told in this new play

Patricia Cornelius: No going gently

‘Anthem’ marks the return of the Australian playwright’s working-class theatre

Much ado about Barry

On Humphries’s brand of confronting comedy and the renaming of the Barry Award

‘Hamlet’ reinvigorated as opera

Brett Dean and Neil Armfield reimagine the Shakespearean tragedy at the Adelaide Festival

Ivo van Hove: It’s only theatre

The prolific director is bringing jumbotron Shakespeare to the Adelaide Festival

Patient simulation

Some actors intentionally suffer for their art

‘Barbara and the Camp Dogs’: politics and heart in the pub

Part cracking musical, part Indigenous family drama, Belvoir’s latest production deserves to go far

Liveworks in review: ambitious, engrossing

The annual festival of experimental art energised Sydney’s Carriageworks over ten days

‘The Second Woman’: a triumph of endurance theatre

Nat Randall plays a five-minute scene of attempted reconciliation – with 100 different men over 24 hours

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