Black Birds are bringing their hard hitting show back to Sydney after sold-out shows at Griffin's BATCH Fest. Their previous self-titled work was named by Sydney Morning Herald as “one of the hottest stage tickets for 2017.”
Brown Skin Girl melds visual art, spoken word, music and movement, drawing audiences into the lives of three Black and Brown women as they navigate the complexities of life as twenty-somethings in Sydney.
“The kind of theatre that doesn’t simply engage audiences, but empowers them far beyond the hour of audience attendance.” - Broadway World
"The Great Question before us is: Are we doomed? The Great Question before us is: Will the Past release us? The Great Question before us is: Can we Change? In Time? And we all desire that Change will come." (Angels in America, II, 1, i)
Proudly presented in association with Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras.
Suzie Flack has made it to the big league. The first female Australian Rules footballer to play professionally with the men - which is why you haven’t heard of her; she doesn’t exist.
Fierce is not a just play about football. It is a play about who gets to do what. Who gets to inhabit which spaces. Who is allowed to succeed at which pursuits. Fierce explores what happens when someone refuses to sit neatly in the box society has allotted her.
“Jane e. Thompson has worked a clever thought experiment into an attractive, sophisticated play where the complexities of gender brush against the purest love of the game.” ★★★★ - The Age
Lewis Diaz is in love with his best friend, which would be fine if he didn't accidentally resurrect the soul of a brutally slain girl named Alice and unwittingly open a literal gateway to hell. Now, with every imaginable kind of demon, monster, and killer ravaging his small town, it's up to Lewis and his newly undead companion to protect his classmates from becoming freshly slaughtered carcasses.
With the help of Alice's trash-talking demonic teddy bear, Lewis races to find a way to close the rift before the devil himself shows up and totally ruins their senior prom.
“Easily the most fun you can have Off-Off Broadway without being arrested for possession or assault, Alice In Slasherland reminds you that well-orchestrated fights, limber actors, trash talk and several lightning-fast costume changes add up to theatrical brilliance.” ★★★★ - Time Out New York
Belfast loyalist Eric Miller is under attack. Convinced that Irish republican Gerry Adams has disguised himself as a new-born baby and successfully infiltrated his family home, Eric must act swiftly to stake his territory. The battles of the past reignite as Eric’s attempts to preserve his heritage and safeguard his future lead him to an act of unthinkable terror.
Shockingly brutal and uproariously funny, Cyprus Avenue throws a grenade at the politics of identity and the madness of bigotry.
“Horror and humour in bone shaking proportions.” ★★★★★ - The Observer
A startling theatrical triptych about three generations of mothers and daughters. For each woman, the chaos of what has come before brings with it a painful legacy. A powerful, unflinching look at a family afflicted with severe depression and mental illness.
“Birch has crafted a rich, haunting, technically dazzling script.” ★★★★★ - Time Out London
Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934, this is a strange comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling. As word arrives on Inishmaan that the Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island of Inishmore to film Man of Aran, the one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Billy Claven, if only to break away from the bitter cruelty and tedium of his daily life.
“McDonagh's play wittily exposes the multiple layers of myth that surround Ireland.” ★★★★ - The Guardian
“My will is mine. I shall not make it soft for you.” - Agamemnon
This World Premiere is a radical reworking of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon from 2017 Belvoir Philip Parson’s Fellow, Emme Hoy.
Oozing with heart but stricken with the politics of familial duty and responsibility, Chorus is about the unending pressures on women to conform to certain roles -- and the potentially tragic results when they break that mould: when they want too much. When they go a step too far.