Meriton is proud to partner with the Sydney Festival over the next 3 years. Sydney’s premier events program showcasing both local and overseas music, theatre, dance, opera, visual arts and ideas.
Come visit Meriton Festival Village (Hyde Park) during January 2016 and see the park transform into the ultimate oasis of musical and theatrical delights, along with plenty of delicious eats, all in the heart of the city at Hyde Park. It’s the perfect place to kick back in the afternoons or kick on into the warm summer nights.
Drop by and get a taste of the Festival with a mix of free and ticketed events. Look out for The Famous Spiegeltent, Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent and a week of family shows.
What’s on in Meriton Festival Village?
Alan Cumming, Olivier and Tony Award-winning Scottish actor-singer-author is a shape-shifting trickster, as enthralling and nimble with Shakespeare as he is with show tunes, and an irresistible presence in any room.
Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid
A decidedly un-Disney cabaret – sexy spectacle drips into a bittersweet take on what constitutes a ‘Happy Ending’. Join post-postmodern diva Meow Meow as she raucously subverts Hans Christian Andersen’s mermaid tale of teen self – sacrifice, salvation and seduction.
The Very Worst Of The Tiger Lillies
The Tiger Lillies present their fiercest, filthiest tunes for the perverse pleasure of fans old and new. Mean, moody and magnificent – if hell had a house band, it’d be The Tiger Lillies. The cult musical three-piece from London have been unleashing their riotous cabaret, music hall antics and bar room brawl songs on audiences the world over.
What Will Have Been
Enter a world of physical daring from Australia’s leading contemporary circus company, Circa. Hauntingly beautiful and truly virtuosic, What Will Have Been is a sublime display of interlocking bodies, awe-inspiring movement and musical beauty.
The Invisible Dot Cabaret
Comedy lovers are in for a treat when industrious innovators The Invisible Dot Ltd hit Sydney Festival with The Invisible Dot Cabaret. Five comedians will take up residency in The Famous Spiegeltent for an incredible late-night comedy variety performance that favours the bold, innovative, eccentric and clever.
Casus Circus regularly pulls off its fair share of surprising feats. But one of the most surprising? They’ve turned the delicate art of egg-balancing into an absolute show stopper.
Songs For The Fallen
In the rollicking and romantic cabaret musical Songs for the Fallen, Marie Duplessis, the peasant-girl-turned-courtesan and La Traviata muse who died at 23, invites you into her intimate, candy-coloured chambers for one last wild soiree.
Join a joyous celebration 40,000 years in the making. Direct from Elcho Island, Djuki Mala (Djuki meaning ‘chooky’ with a Yolngu accent and mala meaning ‘mob’) perform a high-energy and stunning fusion of traditional Indigenous culture, contemporary dance and storytelling.
40 Ways To Love Your City
Marking 40 years of Sydney Festival, cultural historian, author and performer Warren Fahey leads a storyteller’s merry dance through Sydney Festival’s rich history.
Secrets is an intimate jazz theatre show about all the things we’d prefer to keep hush-hush: matters and moments so private they were just begging to be set to music and sung to a room of strangers.
To see Kate Tempest perform live is to be utterly amazed. Her dazzling stream of consciousness delivery and unabashed sincerity recall the likes of Billy Bragg and Chuck D – both of whom are self-professed fans.
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