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Taking place in the penthouse suite of a premier Vale hotel, the New Year celebrations of the Vale family are interrupted by the arrival of an uninvited guest, forcing long buried secrets to the surface.

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Accompanied by the delightful explanations and insights of conductor Stephen Mould, this journey through a small portion of Verdi’s work is a delight.

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Nocturne is set in an average 1980s American suburb where a horrific tragedy destroys a young man’s family.

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This wonderful gothic circus served as cabaret is spellbinding. It has all of the usual elements one would expect. Feats of strength, superb balancing acts, clowns, magic tricks but all blended into a tragic love story of unrequited love.

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Ben Crocker’s The Sleeping Beauty is a well-known tale but this time it’s with a twist, full of fun songs and comedy for all ages to enjoy.

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Independent Theatre reverently adapts Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited in their final production of 2017, exploring youthful passion, Catholic guilt, and the enigmatic Flyte family.

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This beautiful late 20th century reworking of Frank Wedekind’s late 19th century play of the same name pits curiosity against constraint, honesty against deception and sensitivity against repression.

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Written in 1971 whilst in prison, Vaclav Havel regarded this as the weakest of his plays. After seeing it again in 2007 he decided he actually liked the play because of the way it was performed.

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Season’s Greetings: a family gathers for four days of Christmas festivities, which rapidly disintegrate into attempted adultery, attempted murder and attempted puppetry!

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The Australian Ballet’s Gala Spectacular was an opportunity for the company to show-case their best performers, featuring only “the cream of Australia’s very best dancers”.

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Switzerland is an impressive balance between the contrasting genres of comedy and drama as the audience witnesses a humorously combative relationship bloom between strangers, foregrounded by a questionable sanity and a looming, ominous death.

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