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THE FA­THER

Damien Ryan (artis­tic di­rec­tor of Sport for Jove) makes his Syd­ney The­atre Com­pany de­but di­rect­ing John Bell in this in­ter­na­tional mega-hit: a tour through a mind un­rav­el­ling in de­men­tia, by French writer Flo­rian Zeller (adapted by Christo­pher Hamp­ton). Wharf The­atres, Pier 4/5 Hick­son Rd, Walsh Bay 2000. 02 9250 1777. www.syd­neythe­atre.com.au. $79-$102. Aug 19-Oct 21.

SWAN LAKE (LOCH NA HEALA)

One of bal­let’s most pop­u­lar sto­ries gets a gritty Ir­ish makeover by ac­claimed chore­og­ra­pher Michael Kee­gan-Dolan, blend­ing live mu­sic, dance and the­atre. Syd­ney Opera House, Ben­ne­long Point 2000. 02 9250 7111. www.syd­ney­op­er­a­house.com. $35-$69.90. Aug 30-Sep 2.

RICE

Grif­fin The­atre Com­pany’s artis­tic di­rec­tor Lee Lewis is helm­ing this Queens­land The­atre co-pro­duc­tion of Michelle Lee’s two-han­der about the re­la­tion­ship be­tween a high-fly­ing ex­ec­u­tive and her of­fice cleaner. SBW Sta­bles The­atre, 10 Nimrod St, Kings Cross 2010. 02 9361 3817. www.griffinthe­atre.com.au. $35-$55. Un­til Aug 26.

4:48 PSY­CHOSIS

Sarah Kane only wrote a hand­ful of plays in her short life, but they have made a huge im­pact on the Bri­tish and global the­atre scene. 4:48 Psy­chosis is a frag­men­tary and po­etic ex­plo­ration of ma­jor de­pres­sion, pok­ing at treat­ment and the self, and mired in de­spair. Take note: talk of sui­cide and sui­ci­dal ideation fea­tures heav­ily. Old Fitzroy The­atre, 129 Dowl­ing St, Wool­loomooloo 2011. 02 9356 3848. www. old­fitzthe­atre.com. $30-$42. Aug 16-Sep 9.

John Bell stars in The Fa­ther

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