A successful adaption of Lars von Trier's film Melancholia breathes new life and energy into its female characters.
Federico Garcia Lorca's shocking civil war play is successfully transferred to the Australian desert by the Melbourne Theatre Company.
In Terrestrial, teenager Libby wants aliens to whisk her across the galaxy to escape her abusive father.
Nakiah Lui's Blackie Blackie Brown is an explosive collision of genres that executes Indigenous justice with extreme prejudice.
Michele Lee's play is a vibrant and layered comic exploration of stereotypes, from piccolo-quaffing urban Melburnites to migrant memoirists.
Still Point Turning highlights the stigma and controversy around Australia's most high-profile transgender person.
The Great War uses scale models to give a worm's eye view of titanic violence. In Kings of War, by contrast, lethal events are viewed from the unsteady perspective of leaders.
Memorial brings Alice Oswald's poetic retelling of the Iliad to the stage, with its furious indictment of war and its aftermath.
You Know We Belong Together is a moving demand for more representation of people with Down Syndrome in the arts.
A new work by playwright Patricia Cornelius tackles the prevalence of sexual assault in Australia's sports culture. In The Club is engaging, poetic and relevant to our times.
This Perth Festival show, soon to come to Adelaide, contemplates both the mysteries of the cosmos and one man's inner life.
A engaging show at the Perth Festival is an homage to obsolete objects - pen knives, blotting paper, inkwells, the handwritten letter, telegrams - and a meditation on time.
A theatre production of Mark Haddon's much-loved novel is affirmative and at times deeply sentimental, with a hi-tech set, and exacting choreography.
My Name is Jimi is the story of actor Jimi Bani told by four generations, in three languages, drawing on multiple cultural and theatrical traditions.
The Town Hall Affair is a recreation of a 1971 debate between Germaine Greer and other feminists and Norman Mailer. It feels exceptionally prescient in 2018.
Barbara and the Camp Dogs transformed Sydney's Belvoir Theatre into a pub gig. But what started as a comedy became a searing tragedy about Australia's inability to listen to Indigenous people.
Muriel Heslop stole Australia's heart when she debuted on screen in 1994. Now she gets a loving, ABBA-filled musical tribute, that is definitely not terrible.
Based on the 2004 novel, Let the Right One is a bloody staging of a vampire romance. Except in this show, the predator is a teenage girl.
Germinal has the intentional naivete of a long brainstorm, made concrete with stage props, music and projection, but it rumbles through some incredibly sophisticated concepts.
Caravan tells the tale of a mother and daughter who live in a caravan. Staged in the Malthouse Theatre's forecourt, it is a sweet look at class and gender.