Seymour Centre

Rising stars Hayden Calnin and Riley Pearce to play free all ages show in Sydney this Friday

January 14, 2020

The Aussie Folk Collective is hitting Sydney this Friday night, with two rising stars of the Australian scene taking part in the first Courtyard Sessions event of 2020. The free event has been running for the better part of the last decade now, seeing the Seymour Centre’s courtyard transformed into a live music venue on […]

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Theatre Review: Made to Measure is a brave exploration in body image

May 20, 2019

An impending wedding often brings out the worst in people. Familial and societal expectations collide with capitalism at the extreme of feminine expression. The wedding industrial complex magnifies every insecurity and extracts large sums from its subjects. Where women on the larger end of the body spectrum deal with constant reminders and callouts regarding their […]

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Theatre Review: Family-friendly Potted Potter is not quite potty enough (Seymour Centre until 23rd September)

September 20, 2018

First, there was the Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Abridged, and now we have Potted Potter – The Unauthorised Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff (a title that, like the eponymous show, tries desperately to cram as much as possible into a very short space). Covering all seven Harry Potter books […]

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Review: Grace Under Pressure highlights the need for change in the medical industry

October 30, 2017

Grace Under Pressure examines workplace and training within the health industry and presents a verbatim theatre project in which four performers recite transcripts from real interviews with healthcare professionals at varying stages of their careers. Created by David Williams and Paul Dwyer, in collaboration with the Sydney Arts and Health Collective, Grace Under Pressure presents […]

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Sport for Jove’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has just the right amount of Jack Nicholson

August 10, 2017

I speak from personal learnings when I say that most people are probably unaware that One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was a play on Broadway before it was that classic film starring Jack Nicholson. That the play has even starred the likes of Danny DeVito (who went on to reprise his role in the […]

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Stephen Madsen on the intricacies of Sport for Jove’s upcoming production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

July 23, 2017

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and its boisterous, ribald and ultimately devastating story of a psychiatric clinic and its inhabitants has long been considered amongst the great pieces of literature, theatre and film. This August Sport for Jove are bringing Cuckoo’s to the stage once more. We caught up with Stephen Madsen (who will play Ruckly, […]

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Theatre Review: SHIT is bold, brash and unapologetic (at Seymour Centre until 29 July)

July 20, 2017

Language warning: if the title makes you uneasy you probably won’t enjoy this show. It slaps you across the face with vulgarity, ugliness and brutality. But if you love innovative, challenging theatre, you must see SHIT at the Seymour Centre this July. SHIT is not so much a narrative as it is a profile of […]

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Theatre Review: Sport for Jove’s Cyrano De Bergerac is nothing short of brilliant (Performances at Sydney’s Seymour Centre until June 24th)

June 19, 2017

Most people would be familiar with the story of Cyrano De Bergerac – doesn’t ring a bell? – perhaps you’re more familiar with the 1987 film adaptation Roxanne, with Steve Martin as the plays protagonist Cyrano. Written in 1897, the themes of Edmond Rostand’s play are as relevant today as when he wrote it. Questions […]

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Theatre Review: Great performances fail to brighten this Blackrock (at Seymour Centre until 25th March)

March 13, 2017

There are some standout performances in White Box’s production of Blackrock, now playing at Sydney’s Seymour Centre, but they’re not enough to lift it to the heights this play deserves. At a time when violence against women remains high in our nation’s consciousness, we need plays like Nick Enright’s Blackrock to hit us where it […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Institute provides a poignant look at mental illness (Performances until 28 January)

January 26, 2017

You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘wrestling with their inner demons’ – you may even know someone who has. In Institute, English physical theatre company, Gecko, has taken that idea and turned it inside out, giving us a powerful and beautiful physical representation of the inner workings of the human mind. Institute does not follow an […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Huff is bold and unsettling (Performances until 28 January)

January 25, 2017

Native Earth Performing Arts’ Sydney Festival offering, Huff, is arresting, confronting, and oddly comedic. Immensely talented writer and performer, Cliff Cardinal, ensures the audience is continually unsettled, and you will find yourself laughing at circumstances that are far from funny. If you’re looking for a feel-good night out, safely ensconced behind the theatrical fourth wall, […]

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Theatre Review: Seymour Centre 2017 Season Launch

November 17, 2016

The Seymour Centre is known for its innovative and provocative productions, and 2017 looks to be no different. In its seventh year, the Reginald Series present unique performances from some of Australia’s leading small and independent arts companies. With work that touches on transgender and gender issues, violence against women, future technologies and speaking out […]

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Theatre Review: Three Sisters, Sport For Jove – Seymour Centre, Sydney (performances until 13th August)

August 1, 2016

Director Kevin Jackson freely admits Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters is his favourite play of the last century and you can certainly feel the love in Sport For Jove’s production of the classic work, now playing at the Seymour Centre, Chippendale. The three sisters are Olga, Masha and Irina, who we follow over a period of five […]

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Theatre review: The Taming of the Shrew – Sport for Jove, The Seymour Centre (Performances until 28 May 2016)

May 24, 2016

The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare’s tale of a woman “tamed” by a man, has seen many adaptations over the years, but perhaps none so clever as the latest offering from Sport for Jove. Set in Hollywood during the silent film era of the 1920s, a time of strong women – both on the silver […]

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Win a double pass to Unfinished Works in Sydney

March 4, 2016

Independent theatre company BONTOM will present new Australian drama, Unfinished Works, from 23 March to 2 April at the Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre. Delivering an incisive portrayal of contemporary Sydney and its culture, Unfinished Works explores the sacrifices we make in the pursuit of our life’s work. Famous artist Frank Ralcoh (played by Lucy Goleby) […]

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