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The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Best Weekend - - THE PLANNER -

POP GOES THE CUL­TURE

Part phys­i­cal the­atre, part dance with a bit of film thrown in for fun, this satir­i­cal piece looks at the cliches of pop cul­ture and ro­mance in sub­ur­bia, as Glenn and Rhonda Flune work to dis­cover what makes the ideal re­la­tion­ship. Blue Love, Joan Suther­land Per­form­ing Artss Cen­tre, 597 High St, Pen­rith; tonight, 7.30pm, m, tick­ets $50-$55, the­joan.com.au

A NIGHT WITH THE DIVAS

You couldn’t fit these divas’ com­mand­ing pres­ence in one room, so it’s lucky Ber­nadette Robin­son’s on hand to chan­nel the best of the last 75 years, per­form­ing songs from Judy Gar­land, Edith Piaf, Shirley Bassey and Bar­bra Streisand — bring­ing out the best of each in wit, sass, drama and mu­sic. Ber­nadette Robin­son: The Show Goes On, Sydney Opera House; Au­gust 25-un­til Septem­ber 10, tick­ets from $69, syd­ney­op­er­a­house.com

PSY­CHOTIC EPISODE

A play with­out char­ac­ters, di­rec­tion or even a time or place makes for unique view­ing. This po­etic tale of frus­tra­tion and black hu­mour draws you into the ex­pe­ri­ence of men­tal ill­ness and all the tor­ments it can put a mind through. 4:48 Psy­chosis, Old Fitz The­atre, 129 Dowl­ing St, Wool­loomooloo; un­til Septem­ber 9, tick­ets $30$42, red­line­pro­duc­tions.com.au

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