velvet cloak concealing his stash of wine casks. There are Bottom jokes, poo jokes, giggles and japes. The Popular Mechanicals captures the bawdy spirit of the Elizabethan entertainments and skits known as jigs. But in its faithful depiction of the camaraderie between the artisans, the splendid staging of Pyramus and Thisbe, and in highlighting the paradoxical poetry of Bottom’s dream, this durable play reminds us that, from humble origins, these characters can emerge glorious and triumphant. Wharf 2 Theatre, The Wharf, 4 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney. Today, 2.15pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: $44-$55. Bookings: (02) 9250 1777 or online. Until May 13. Strauss, Offenbach, Lehar and Kalman come together in this raucous comedy. Two Weddings, One Bride is a new operetta created by Robert Greene, based on a story by Charles Lecocq. Starring Julie Lea Goodwin, David Lewis and Nicholas Jones. Playhouse, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. Tonight, 7.30pm. Tickets: $99-$129. Bookings: (02) 9250 7777 or online. Ahn Do Australian comedian and artist Ahn Do brings his bestselling book, The Happiest Refugee, to the stage in an adaptation that delves deep into the joys and sorrows of his life. The result is an uplifting night at the theatre, combining stand-up comedy with real-life stories, photographs and filmed pieces to retell his story. Canberra Theatre Centre, Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra. May 13, 7.30pm. Tickets: $49.90-$54.90. Bookings: (02) 6275 2700 or online. One performance only. Julia Morris: Lift and Separate Comedian Julia Morris returns from her one-year hiatus with her one-woman show, delivering a high-octane standup performance drawing from the experiences of being a woman in her 30s. Canberra Theatre Centre, London Circuit, Canberra. Canberra. May 11, 7.30pm. Tickets: $59.90. Bookings: (02) 6275 2700 or online.