Let's get the show on the road: theatre round-up
All the best upcoming showstoppers that are a must see this theatre season
By Ashie Luke
1/13A Hickson Rd, Dawes Point
The Comedy of Errors
When: 17 August – 17 September 2022
What: Shipwrecked and separated 33 years earlier, two sets of long-lost twins miraculously find themselves in the same city on the same day. What could possibly go wrong?
Price: From $45* -
25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills
Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes
When: 2 June – 10 July 2022
What: A contemporary drama of truth and deceit, in an acclaimed production by Hannah Moscovitch.
Price: From $50* -
13 Campbell St, Haymarket
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
When: May 28 – September 25 2022
What: Enter a world of splendour and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment. Pop the champagne and prepare for the spectacular spectacular.
Price: From $139 -
City Recital Hall
2 Angel Pl, City
Singular Voices: Midori Takada and Ana Roxanne
When: 11 June 2022
What: Treat your senses to a night of spiritual enrichment with the transcendent sounds of two masters of meditative music, Midori Takada (Tokyo) and Ana Roxanne (New York). Price: $49 - $59 Weblink: https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/whats-on/events/singular-voices-midori-takada-and-ana-roxanne/
Switched On: Luluc and Grace Cummings
When: 29 July 2022
What: Melbourne dream-folk duo Luluc bring their pristine harmonies and sublime poetics to Switched On with support from Grace Cummings.
Price: $39 - $49 Weblink: https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/whats-on/events/switched-on-luluc-and-grace-cummings/
A Winter’s Journey
When: 23 & 25 July 2022
What: A Winter’s Journey is a new staging by Musica Viva Australia of Schubert’s iconic songs, bringing a very different winter into focus, set against a backdrop of Australian painter Fred Willliams’ vivid landscapes.
Price: $64 – $122
Singular Voices: Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky
When: 5 August 2022
What: Sharing the stage for Singular Voices, the two Pauls are even more than the sum of their astronomical parts. Grabowsky and Kelly bring their ARIA-winning album Please Leave Your Light On to the City Recital Hall stage.
Price: $69 – $89
When: 14 October 2022
What: Berlin-based, Danish contemporary composer, singer-songwriter, pianist and producer AGNES OBEL brings her captivating live show to Australia. Price: $72.45 - $92.45 Weblink: https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/whats-on/events/agnes-obel/
Singular Voices: Aldous Harding
When: 22 October 2022
What: Heralded as one of Aotearoa’s greatest musical exports, acclaimed singer and songwriter Aldous Harding returns to Australia to perform in the intimate sonic grandeur of City Recital Hall. Price: $49 - $59 Weblink: https://www.cityrecitalhall.com/whats-on/events/singular-voices-aldous-harding/
Darlinghurst Theatre / Eternity Playhouse
39 Burton St, Darlinghurst
When: 24 June – 31 July, 2022
What: Our breathtaking production of Once returns to make you fall in love all over again! Based on the movie of the same name by John Carney, Once features a book by Enda Walsh and music & lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová. It's the only Broadway show with music to win an Academy Award, Grammy Award, Olivier Award and Tony Award (including Best Musical).
Price: From $67* -
Griffin Theatre Company
10 Nimrod St, Darlinghurst
When: 24 June – 30 July, 2022
What: Golden Blood feels like a big-screen thriller, even though it’s got a cast of two. Playing out on the neon streets of Singapore, it desperately claws back the extreme wealth it once knew, holding a rusty machete between its teeth. By Merlynn Tong.
Price: From $38* -
Whitefella Yella Tree
When: 12 August – 10 September 2022
What: Once in a blue moon, in the middle of nowhere, two teenage boys meet under a lemon tree. After a rough start, a fragile friendship fruits into a heady romance. Ty and Neddy fall madly in love, as teenagers are wont to do. By Dylan Van Den Berg.
Price: From $38* - Weblink: https://griffintheatre.com.au/whats-on/whitefella-yella-tree/
Sydney Theatre Company
15 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
When: 21 June – 16 July 2022
What: When Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was published in 1848, it became an instant sensation. The witty, stirring, and groundbreaking story of Helen Graham and her mysterious arrival in the town of Lindenhope so shocked and galvanised English society that Brontë’s equally famous sister sought to prevent its republication.
Price: From $51* -
When: 25 June – 6 August 2022
What: What happens when a Chinese-Australian manicurist switches bodies with a white, latte sipping, TV executive? A chaotic and outrageous comedy awaits!
Price: From $46* -
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Opera Quays
When: 29 June – 30 July, 2022
What: Graeme Murphy’s arresting production of Madama Butterfly takes a contemporary look at Puccini’s alluring heroine using a towering digital set.
Price: From $48* -
FANGIRLS The Musical
When: 28 July – 4 September, 2022
What: Edna is fourteen and is head over heels in love with Harry — he’s beautiful, talented, but there’s just one problem: he’s the star of the world’s biggest boyband. Getting Harry’s attention might seem impossible, but there’s nothing that Edna won’t do to prove to Harry that she’s the one.
Price: From $59* -