The August Social Diary

With dark nights upon us, what better time to treat yourself to dinner and a show? Take a look at our selection of the must-see shows this month (Hint: there’s musicals aplenty)…


Aladdin Sydney
Aladdin at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre

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“ALADDIN is the must-see show of the year and “Broadway’s biggest new hit!” -Entertainment Weekly

From the producer of The Lion King, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical. The New York Times says it’s “Fabulous!” and “Extravagant! It defies expectations.” Filled with daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance, ALADDIN is “Pure Genie-us!” raves USA Today.”

Disney’s ALADDIN features all your favourite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony and Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida), and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer).
Show runs until late November 2016.

For tickets visit ticketmaster


Matilda the musical
Matilda the musical

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Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Winner of 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences both in London and on Broadway.

Matilda The Musical arrives at the Princess Theatre Melbourne from 13 March. Book at Ticketmaster.


The Beast
The Beast

Written by and starring Eddie Perfect, The Beast is an organic, free range, jet-black comedy that holds a hand-crafted chef’s blade to the throat of modern Australia.

Eddie Perfect’s confronting, disturbing and hilarious play gleefully tears apart middle-class trends, social climbers, foodies, wine-snobs, helicopter parents, self-serving do-gooders and self-righteous gardeners. It’s about the lies we tell ourselves every single day.

There will be blood. There will be food. There will be perfectly matched wine. It’s the worst dinner party ever. And you’re invited.

Buy tickets here


romeo and juliet
romeo and juliet

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Romeo and Juliet
Presented by West Australian Ballet
With West Australian Symphony Orchestra

This acclaimed international production from Youri Vámos is set in the 1930s and features evocative set and costumes from the period. ‘Only those who move the heart will change the world…’ says Vámos.

In a first for West Australian Ballet, Romeo and Juliet is presented as part of a dual season. This stunning show will be performed on alternative nights to Radio & Juliet, Edward Clug’s sizzling interpretation of the greatest love story ever told.

Choreography: Youri Vámos
Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Sets and Costumes: Michael Scott
Lighting: Klaus Garditz
Conductor: Nigel Gaynor

Buy tickets from Ticketek


Priscilla queen of the desert
Priscilla queen of the desert

Our favourite guilty pleasure…

Eight years and several thousand kilometres later, and looking more fabulous than ever, the pink bus makes a triumphant return to the Land of the Long White Cloud!

Since PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL first captivated 100,000 New Zealanders during its six week run in 2008, the spectacular show has played sell-out seasons in London’s West End and on Broadway, toured internationally, and won numerous accolades along the way, including prestigious Olivier and Tony Awards.

Buy tickets from Ticketmaster



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