Cir­cus

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

de­ter­mined to change along­side her evolv­ing home town. Mean­while, her part­ner Den is hav­ing change forced upon him. The steel­works he’s worked at his whole life has been sold and Den must rein­vent him­self to sur­vive. The ar­rival of Bar­bara’s daugh­ter, Verge, might just be the thing that tips Bar­bara and Den over the edge. Help­mann Award­win­ning ac­tress Ur­sula Yovich stars as Bar­bara. SBW Sta­bles Theatre, 10 Nim­rod Street, Syd­ney. To­day, 2pm and 7pm. Tick­ets: $35-$55. Book­ings: (02) 9361 3817 or on­line. Un­til October 28. Din­ner Moira Buffini’s Din­ner is a dark satir­i­cal play based on mid­dle­class as­sump­tions. Paige (Caro­line Bra­zier) is a so­cialite re­luc­tantly throw­ing a din­ner party to cel­e­brate her hus­band’s best­selling pop­phi­los­o­phy book. The evening is set to take a turn for the worse af­ter a stranger in­ter­rupts the fes­tiv­i­ties with a knock at the door. Di­rected by Syd­ney Theatre Company res­i­dent direc­tor Imara Sav­age. Land­scape with Mon­sters Circa presents its con­tem­po­rary pro­duc­tion Lan­scape with Mon­sters (be­low) — a fast­paced ac­ro­batic tale of postin­dus­trial cities now in de­cay. De­vi­at­ing from tra­di­tional cir­cus acts such as trapezes and red-nosed clowns, the per­for­mance is a mod­ernised, min­i­mal­is­tic set-up of wooden boxes, a hard floor and tall metal struc­tures. Canberra Theatre Cen­tre, Civic Square, Lon­don Cir­cuit. To­day, 2pm and 8pm. Tick­ets: $35-$55. Book­ings: (02) 6275 2700 or on­line.

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