last century and follows Tim (Ben Hall, Neighbours), a playwright who leaves home for Kings Cross, the epicentre of Sydney’s gay community at the time. Tim finds love there, but the austerity of the Menzies period settles in after a brief period of postwar euphoria and freedom of expression. Heaven Knows vibrantly paints a picture of the past while simultaneously grappling with issues pertinent to contemporary society. Directed by Shaun Rennie. Hayes Theatre, 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point. Tickets: $68. Bookings: (02) 8065 7337 or online. Previews from May 26. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? A university faculty party sees a middle-aged couple, Martha and George, pull a younger couple, Nick and Honey, into the breakdown of their marriage. Iain Sinclair directs this production of Edward Albee’s award-winning drama. Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Kirribilli. Tickets: $34-$71. Bookings: (02) 9929 0644 or online. Until May 31. journey to Australia that leads to her joining the nation’s earliest professional ballet company, sowing the seeds of the Australian Ballet. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney. Final shows today, 1.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: $43$218. Bookings: (02) 9250 7777. Artists of the Great War The National Gallery’s exhibition has been put together under the direction of David Hansen, a professor in the Australian National University’s department of art history. The resulting collection of work, although compact and fitting in one large room, includes many unfamiliar images and illustrates the full range of the involvement of artists in times of war, from encouraging participation to documenting life at the front, and evoking mourning and commemoration. National Gallery of Australia, Parkes Place, Parkes. Inquiries: (02) 6240 6411 or online. Until May 31.