Hannah Gadsby: Body of Work
Scott Silven: Wonders
A drink and a feed
This is self-explanatory. Rock up anytime, QR code in hand, order yourself a pizza and a beverage from Opera Bar, and pay the difference – which will basically amount to pocket change. Alternatively, Opera Kitchen has now reopened as a 'market food hall' of sorts, featuring everything from ramen to pasta to cheese cake. Certainly worth a try.
Entertain kids these school holidays
School holidays are upon us. Can you believe it? Get those holiday plans sorted and get ready to belly laugh during Creation Creation, a comedy for young and old based on real-life interviews with people aged 8 – 102. Two fearless creators will take to the stage answering life’s biggest questions; How are babies made? Is there other life in the universe? And can anyone lick their own elbow?
Stories from the Great Sandy Desert
Acclaimed around the world for its distinctive theatrical voice, powerful choreography, unique soundscapes and design, Bangarra Dance Theatre returns with SandSong. Under the vast Kimberley sky, the red pindan dust stretches across the desert homelands of the Walmajarri, where the ancient knowledge of People and of Country is preserved through Songlines that have endured for hundreds of generations. Sandsong tells the unique story of this Place and the survival of its People.
Bangarra Dance Theatre's Sandsong
Fluttering beauty, caught and pinned, yet beautiful still
Opera Australia returns with Graeme Murphy’s arresting production of Madama Butterfly which takes a contemporary look at Puccini’s alluring heroine using a towering digital set. Fragments of film flutter across the stage, creating a dynamic backdrop for Murphy’s vision of Butterfly. He draws on his roots in choreography to capture the grace and gravity of a story that begins in rapturous love and ends in the cruellest heartbreak. Puccini’s sublime music imbues this ageless story with impossible beauty, from the irrepressible famous aria ‘One fine day’ to the intense finale
Spend big, save big
This is the fanciest option. So you’ve been cooped up at home waiting for that one big night to splurge? Well the time has come. The Dine vouchers should make a half-decent dent in the bill over at the incredible Bennelong (or should at least cover one of Peter Gilmore's luscious cherry jam lamingtons).