none of the usual flaws of new work. It’s not overlong, isn’t groaning with self-importance and is clearly a script that has paid its dramaturgical dues. In a ripping odd-couple yarn that’s simple in means and yet epic in resonance, ambitious corporate brat Nisha (Kristy Best) raises hell with the office’s Chinese cleaner Yvette (Hsiao-Ling Tang) in a daily ritual centred on the removal or otherwise of the after-hours takeaway scraps. Superbly acted by Best and Tang with joy, relish and stage chemistry. SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod Street, Sydney. Tonight, 7pm. Tickets: $35-$55. Bookings: (02) 9361 3817 or online. Until August 26. Australian Graffiti The debut full-length play by Disapol Savetsila — Sydney Theatre Company’s youngest commissioned playwright for a main-stage season — is the humorous and touching Australian Graffiti. Describing it as “magical realism”, Savetsila says the play depicts a family of Thai restaurateurs who migrate to a mysterious inland town. The topic of Australian Graffiti is timely, exploring the migrant experience and challenges of assimilation. Sydney Theatre Company, Wharf II Theatre, 4 Hickson Road. Tonight, 7.30pm. Tickets: $32$35. Bookings: (02) 9250 1777 or online. Until August 12. Neville’s Island Chaser guys Chris Taylor, Craig Reucassel and Andrew Hansen star alongside David Lynch in Neville’s Island, the hit comedy by playwright Tim Firth. Follow four city-based businessmen on a team-building weekend that takes a turn for the worse when they become stranded in Tasmania’s wilderness. The men discover hidden vulnerabilities and unexpected strengths while battling the elements and one another. Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Sydney. Tonight, 8.15pm. Tickets: $34-$71. Bookings: (02) 9929 0644. Until August 12. Dream Machines Dream Machines brings together six contemporary Australian artists who combine science, technology, engineering, maths and arts to each present their own Da Vinci-esque creations. The exhibition features five “dream machines” and eight interactive robots. The artists involved in Dream Machines are James Dodd, Cameron Robbins, Tricky Walsh, Wade Marynowsky and collaborative artists David Lawrey and Jaki Middleton. Curated by Hazelhurst Gallery curator Carrie Kibbler. Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, 782 Kingsway, Gymea, Sydney. Opens today. Admission free. Daily, 10am-5pm. Inquiries: (02) 8536 5745 or online. Until September 10. The Phantom Show To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Newcastle Art Gallery’s pop art inspired Ghost who walks never can die typed script with drawings and notes in the margins from original artist Lee Faulk. The Phantom Show is curated by Peter Kingston and Dietmar Lederwasch. Pictured above is Euan Macleod’s Father of the first Phantom (2014). Contemporising the Modern The 50 photographic works included in Contemporising the Modern encompass 20th and early 21st century Australia. The works were originally donated in 2015 to the Murray Art Museum Albury by arts aficionado Russell Mills, and come to Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre for the duration of the exhibition. The collection explores the development of Australian photography in an era when photographers pushed its boundaries, leading to the acceptance of photography as a pure art form. Contemporising the Modern brings together iconic artists and artworks of the period including Max Dupain, Olive Cotton, Jeff Carter, Roger Scott and Trent Parke. extroverted Third Symphony. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. Tonight, 8pm; Monday 7pm. Tickets: $69-$129. Bookings: (02) 9250 7777 or online. Dmitry Sinkovsky: The Singing Violin Russian musician Dmitry Sinkovsky is an extraordinary artist. He is equally proficient as a violinist and a countertenor. Imagine Fabio Biondi and Andreas Scholl embodied in the same performer, and you’ll have an inkling of what his concert with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra is like. As a countertenor, Sinkovsky’s approach is similar to his violinplaying incarnation. Creating a convincing interpretation is just as important as achieving a beautiful sound. Sinkovsky is back, this time performing Vivaldi and Locatelli with the Brandenburg. City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney. Wednesday, 7pm. Tickets: $30-$140. Bookings: 1300 782 856. Until August 4.