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.