Battlers Take a Bow

"That harbour," sighs an old wharfie in Katherine Thomson's new play for the Sydney Theatre Company. "She dances some days. Like she's trying to jump out of her skin." Indeed, no other Australian city seems to shed its skin - or grow a new one - as readily as Sydney. After all, it's the place where an historic wharf can turn into luxury apartments for the likes of Russell Crowe. And where an old bond store in former working-class Millers Point can transform into a chic theater for the middle classes - the new Sydney Theatre, where Thomson's Harbour premiered this...

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