This absurdist farce by Stephen Carleton suggests that somehow we will insist on dancing as the world collapses around us. It is the near future. The temperature outside is 48C and Melbourne has already been drowned. Inside a fortress-retreat two mega-rich old ladies keep up the struggle. Director Gale Edwards turns the excess of it all into something frightening and disturbingly exhilarating in this Griffin Theatre Company production. Designers Brian Thomson (set) and Emma Vine (costumes) have created a space and a look that is beautiful and decadent. There are great performances by Maggie Dence and Belinda Giblin as the two grand dames. Griffin Theatre Company, SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross. Today, 2pm and 7pm. Tickets: $35-$55. Bookings: (02) 9361 3817. Until November 26. Duration: 1hr 30min, no interval. particularly convincing. There is savage comedy and good performances but it is hard to understand why this play needed to be revived. Sydney Theatre Company, Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay. Today, 1.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: $84-$116. Bookings: (02) 9250 1777 or online. Duration: 1hr 35min, no interval. Until December 17. Nude This exhibition is a collaboration between the Tate London and the Art Gallery of NSW. It contains more than 100 major representations of the nude, including paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Lucian Freud, Henri Matisse, Louise Bourgeois and Sarah Lucas. Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney. Thurs-Tues, 10am-5pm, Wed, 10am-10pm. Admission: $14-$24. Inquiries: (02) 9225 1700. Until February 5.