(PG) Marlena Gru (Julie Andrews), mother to supervillain turned villain-buster Felonius Gru (Steve Carell), admits that he is not an only child after all. He has a twin brother, wickedly named Dru Gru. Discovering Dru gives Gru something to do. The action opens with another unsuccessful attempt to apprehend the world’s No 1 villain, Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker). Dru reveals their father was a super bad guy known as the Bald Terror. He thinks he and Gru should go bad. I have been a fan of the series from the outset and this third outing doesn’t let the side down.
Una Bennelong Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Bennelong tells the tale of the savvy Eora nation intermediary, cultural bridge builder and diplomat Woollarawarre Bennelong, a senior Wangal man who would go on to become part of Australia’s historical iconography. Artistic director Stephen Page poses the question: How do we know that historical accounts of black Australia are accurate? We know, or think we do, the bones of Bennelong’s story. Beau Dean Riley Smith plays Bennelong, with Daniel Riley as Captain Arthur Phillip, their characterisations amplified by playwright Alana Valentine’s dramaturgy. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. Tonight, 7.30pm. Tickets: $49-$97. Bookings: (02) 9250 7777 or online. Until July 22. surrounding herself with plants, although when you need someone to talk to, plants aren’t the most conventional avenue. She meets Clare, who is experiencing a slew of bad luck. Clare thinks Sue may be a way out of it and they could help each other. She and Sue strike an unorthodox bargain, but is Clare a godsend or a con artist? Kit Brookman’s quirky play was the winner of the 2016 Ensemble Theatre New Writing Commission. cultures. Nisha (Kristy Best) is a young business prodigy and second in command at an Australian rice company. Yvette (Hsiao-Ling Tang) is an older woman working late — she clears up Nisha’s takeaway. Queensland Theatre-Griffin Theatre Company’s production of Michele Lee’s play makes acute observations on politics, globalisation, power and migration. SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod Street, Sydney. Tickets: $35-$43. Bookings: (02) 9361 3817 or online. July 21-22.