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Orwell’s dystopian future is nowApril, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.Published in 1949, George Orwell’s book …


Back to where we came fromBen’s family has uprooted its restaurant business one too many times. Being the only Thai household in a small country town turns out not to be a great idea. And when graffiti starts …


“We’re going to drive for a bit. See what we find.”Christmas, 1967, and three families are about to go on their summer holidays by the beach. The end-of-year school play is a success and young love is …


Guess who’s coming to dinner?Charlotte Gibson is a lawyer on the up. She won a landmark Native Title case, she’s making her parents proud, she could have her own TV show tomorrow. But she has other ideas. …


Everybody needs a heroAs tanks roll through Tiananmen Square, a young man holding shopping bags walks out to block their path. In a hotel, a few hundred metres away, a young American photojournalist trains his lens on …



Nobody is quite what they seemFollowing the popular and critical success of Love and Information in 2015, Kip Williams continues his exploration of Caryl Churchill’s plays with her unique masterpiece, Cloud …


Could you kill someone with a lobster?Paige is a socialite extraordinaire with a nasty streak that runs a mile deep. Tonight, she is reluctantly celebrating her husband’s best-selling book. The usual suspects have …


Don’t follow the story. Be the story.John Behan is a radio talkback host with a city in the palm of his hand. He fills Sydney’s airwaves with easy answers, hard facts be damned. Yesterday, he overstepped the …


“Girls, I think your father’s dead.”In a dirt-dry town in rural Australia, a shot shatters the still night. A mother and her daughters have just welcomed home the man of the house… with a …


Profoundly moving and darkly comicA giant of Australian theatre for over 50 years, John Bell makes a very welcome return to the STC stage for The Father, an extraordinary new play which has captivated Paris, London and …