Treading the Boards: theatre round-up
Treading the Boards: theatre round-up
By GEORGIE PENGELLY
Sydney Dance Company. Photo: Alec Smart
Neighbourhood Media’s guide to live theatre & concerts in central Sydney for February 2022.
ARA Darling Quarter Theatre
3/1-25 Harbour St, Darling Harbour
Who: Melbourne International Comedy Presents: Class Clowns
When: March 10th, 2022
What: For over two decades, Class Clowns has helped hundreds of funny, young peeps hone their comedy potential. This one-of-a-kind secondary school comedy competition is coming to the Sydney CBD, with finalists headed to the state finals!
Price: $20 Tickets for the 7pm show
Aware Super Theatre / Darling Harbour Theatre
ICC, 14 Darling Dr, Darling Harbour
Who: London Grammar
When: 26 Feb, 2022
What: With their highly anticipated third album ‘Californian Soil’ released on April 16, Secret Sounds are excited to announce the return of London Grammar in February 2022
Who: Fantabulosa - Headlined & curated by Boy George
When: 11-12 March, 2022
What: Israeli-born British chef, restaurateur and food writer to reveal his next-level approach to cooking and launch his new book Ottolenghi Flavour.
Price: $102.90 - $711
33 Playfair St, The Rocks
No current listings this month
When: 4 March - 2 April, 2022 - Sydney Opera House
What: Peter Evans’ critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet returns in 2022. To be or not to be. That is the question.
Price: $38 - $98
25 Belvoir St, Surry Hills
Who: Opening Night
When: 26 Feb - 27 March, 2022
What: The cult classic 1977 film of what happens when a woman can’t play her role anymore, in a startling theatrical reimagining by Carissa Licciardello.
Price: $35 - $91
13 Campbell St, Haymarket
Who: Sondheim on Sondheim
When: 28 - 29 March
What: This timely and intimate portrait of the famed musical theatre genius Stephen Sondheim.
Price: From $60 -
City Recital Hall
2 Angel Pl, City
Who: Brahms - Ein Deutsches Requiem
When: Feb 19, 2022
What: Experience Brahms' mighty romantic masterpiece as a powerful chamber work in this version for an ensemble of soloists and two pianos
Price: $55 - $120
Who: Switched On - Springtime
When: Feb 24, 2022
What: Springtime is a new-formed trio that exceeds the sum of its considerable parts; Gareth Liddiard (The Drones / Tropical F*ck Storm), Jim White (Dirty Three / Xylouris White), and Chris Abrahams (The Necks).
Price: $54 - $59
Who: Ruby Fields
When: Feb 26, 2022
What: Ruby Fields is touring, like you have never seen her before. She's ditching the sticky floors of pubs and clubs to play stunning theatres, providing fans with a special, intimate, never-to-be-forgotten experience.
Price: $54 - $59
Darlinghurst Theatre / Eternity Playhouse
39 Burton St, Darlinghurst
Who: Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner
When: Thur 13 Jan - Sun 20 Feb
What: Dive into a world of sweat, sacrifice and sensational choreography with Broadway’s iconic dance musical.
Who: Big Thick Energy
When: 3 - 6 March, 2022
What: A body positive festival celebrating all bodies
Price: $180 - $346
78 McDougall St, Kirribilli
Who: Killing Katie, Confessions of a Book Club
When: Sun 9 Jan – Sat 26 Feb - POSTPONED
What: When former Queen Bee of the book club Robyn publishes her first novel, the truth about the death of her nemesis, Katie, begins to unravel
Price: $38 - $79
Genesian Theatre Company
420 Kent St, City
Who: Murdered to Death
When: Sat 22 Jan – Sat 5 Mar
What: Bungling Inspector Pratt battles against the odds and his own incompetence to solve the murder of the house's owner.
Price: $30 - $35
Hayes Theatre Company
19 Greenknowe Ave, Potts Point
Who: Dale Burridge - At The Crossroads
When: 7 - 9 April, 2022
What: After an absence of more than twenty years, Dale Burridge returns to the stage with a funny, moving, heart felt exploration of the highs and lows of a life spent on, and off, the boards.
Price: $49 - $55
542 King St, Newtown
Who: Breaking the Code
When: 10 Feb - 5 March
What: During the Second World War, tucked away in the country at Bletchley Park, the most brilliant mathematical minds in Britain were working to crack the complex German military code known as Enigma.
Price: $22 - $35
Who: The Spook
When: 15 March - 9 April
What:“Of course you don’t want to be a communist. No-one in their right mind wants to be a communist.”
A whimsical study of small-town Australia, Cold War fear-mongering, friendship and betrayal, inspired by a true story.
Price: $20 - $35
SBW Stables Theatre
10 Nimrod St, Darlinghurst
Who: Orange Thrower
Where: Australian Design Centre, 113 William St, Darlinghurst
When: 18 Feb - 19 March
What: Orange Thrower is the award-winning debut play from Kirsty Marillier. A fresh twist on the Australian coming-of-age story, this play is a joyful comedy, a curious mystery, and a poignant love letter to South African women.
Price: $20 - $62
49 Market St, City
Who: Seven Wonders - Fleetwood Mac Orchestrated
When: Feb 18, 2022
What: Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits – Dreams, The Chain, Everywhere, Tusk, Rhiannon, Landslide, Go Your Own Way, Little Lies, Big Love, Seven Wonders, Don’t Stop, Sara, Gypsy, Never Going Back Again & More
Price: $30 - $150
Sydney Lyric Theatre
5 Edward St, Pyrmont
Who: North by Northwest
When: March 9 - 16, 2022
What: The sensational David Campbell stars as the suave advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill in director Simon Phillips’ action-packed thriller of mistaken identity, kidnapping and espionage. Boldly-inventive, it is the theatrical event of 2022.
Price: $86 - $132
Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Opera Quays
Who: Great Opera Hits
When: Sat 1 Jan – Sun 30 Oct
What: Listen to famous arias from Bizet, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and more performed by some of Opera Australia’s finest opera singers, accompanied by piano.
Price: $77.50 – $98.50
Who: Six the Musical
When: Sun 19 Dec 2021 – Sat 2 Apr 2022
What: Re-introducing the six wives of Henry VIII - six rebellious heroines take to the mic to remix over 500 years of history and heartbreak in a celebration of girl power.
Price: $57.50 - $153.50
108 King St, City
Who: Girl from the North Country
When: Wed 5 Jan – Sun 27 Feb
What: An uplifting and joyful story of American life in 1934 Minnesota, this critically acclaimed production features the reimagined songs of Bob Dylan.
Price: $88 - $193
Sydney Theatre Company
15 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point
Who: Triple X
Where: Wharf 1 Theatre
When: Sat 8 Jan – Sat 26 Feb
What: A hysterically funny, wildly provocative and tender love story about a successful Wall Street banker who’s having an affair with a trans drag performer.
Price: $44 - $74
Who: Grand Horizons
Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre
When: Fri 18 Feb – Sat 5 Mar
What: A laugh-out-loud celebration of family and taking a chance on life that has stolen the hearts of audiences and has critics clamouring.
Price: $54 - $104