On the Stage in Parramatta

What not to miss at Riverside Theatres:

Theatre:Parramatta Girls on May 3 to 17

A vibrant, confronting play based on the true stories of eight former inmates of the Parramatta Girls' Detention Centre. Playwright Alana Valentine explores their defiance, endurance and psychological pain.

Tickets are $43.

Theatre:It's Dark Outside on May 26 to 29.

An old man with dementia wanders into the wild, while a mysterious tracker is hell-bent on hunting him down. Puppetry, digital animation and live performance bring Perth Theatre company's poetic play to life.

Tickets are $43.

Special event:Cartoobs and Other Typos on May 15 and 17.

A funny, whimsical stage show by Walkley-winning political cartoonist Andrew Marlton, whose pen name is First Dog on the Moon. He talks satire and what it means to battle a daily deadline.

Tickets are $12.

Theatre:The Deep on May 10 and 12.

A colourful puppet show adapted from Tim Winton's picture book about a girl afraid of what is in the ocean until she befriends dolphins. Recommended for children aged four and older.

Tickets are $15.

 Music:Riley Lee on May 4.

Japanese flute master Riley Lee provides a live soundtrack to heart-warming silent film Tokyo Chorus, about a man facing unemployment after standing up for an older colleague. Tickets are $30.

Screen:Marco Spada on May 11 and 14.

A fresh and joyful Bolshoi Ballet about the intrigue surrounding an Italian thief, a prince and a governor's daughter.

Tickets are $25.

Details: riversideparramatta.com.au.

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