Justine’s world premiere as Julia

Justine Clarke as Julia Gillard… The Playhouse, March 18-25. Photograph: Martin Ollman

“Play College” star Justine Clarke has been forged as Julia Gillard and the world premiere of “Julia” will likely be in Canberra, studies HELEN MUSA in her newest “Arts within the Metropolis” column. 

CANBERRA Theatre Centre joins forces with Sydney Theatre Firm for the world premiere of Joanna Murray-Smith’s new play “Julia”. Australia’s first feminine prime minister is performed by “Play College” star Justine Clarke. Count on to listen to one thing of the well-known misogyny speech. The Playhouse, March 18-25. 

NATIONAL Opera has introduced it won’t produce a serious manufacturing in 2023, however will announce mid-year an April 2024 manufacturing. Nonetheless, arising is “From Damaged Hill to Bel Canto”, a recital live performance by Canberra-trained soprano Louise Keast, who has returned to city after treading the boards in Sydney and Germany. Wesley Music Centre, 5pm, March 19.

CANBERRA playwright Dylan Van Den Berg is as soon as once more on the shortlist for the $30,000 Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting, a part of the 2023 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, this time for his play “Whitefella Yella Tree”. He gained it in 2021.

CHRIS Latham will be part of Musica da Digital camera and a star-studded forged of soloists to inform the story of the peacekeeping mission, full with Conflict Memorial projections, music from Abba and the Beatles to FS Kelly, Kats-Chernin, Haas and Beethoven. Australian Centre for Christianity and Tradition, Barton, 5pm, March 25. Unsuitable for kids. 

DANE Lam is again with the CSO to conduct Stravinsky, Beethoven, and the “Dances with Devils Percussion Concerto” by Australian composer Iain Grandage, carried out by percussionist, Claire Edwardes. Llewellyn Corridor, 7.30pm, March 22-23. 

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GOLD and silver-smithing maestro Johannes Kuhnen, who now works from his Carwoola studio, is a finalist for the 2023 Loewe Basis Craft Prize for his work, “Vessel – Purple Centre”, to be exhibited within the Noguchi Museum, New York, Could 17-June 18. 

NEWLY-formed native early music ensemble, Apeiron Baroque, is the brainchild of husband-and-wife workforce John Ma and Marie Searles, who’ve not too long ago returned after years performing in Europe. Their first live performance included a sonata of wild-animal sounds by Heinrich Biber, a dance tune from Scotland and music from a cloistered nun trapped in a time bubble – in addition to some Handel, Telemann, and JS Bach. Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest, 5pm, March 25.

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Ian Meikle, editor