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Blonde Poison – Stream of Consciousness and acting on behalf of the Government. (Theatre Review)

Blonde Poison Adam Liberman in association with Red Line Productions Old Fitz Theatre 28 July to 15 August 2015 You can grab your tickets here. Blonde Poison is an interesting play to be showing to Sydney audiences in 2015. While it is most certainly a holocaust story, it is more importantly the story of an […]

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’71 – The eerie nature of the suburbs as a war zone. (Film review)

’71 Came out on DVD in Australia last Thursday. There is an uncomfortable appeal smouldering beneath films about conflict set in suburbia within the “United Kingdom.” It comes to the fore in ’71, the film about a young British soldier whose naiveté is swept away one remarkable night when the very physical conflict of a pitched […]

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Edmond – David Mamet rescued by Glen Hamilton and Two Peas. (Theatre Review)

Edmond Old 505 Theatre from July 15 to July 26 You can grab your tickets here. Images: Lee Nutter Every fear hides a wish. Ok! In the interest of full disclosure, I need to confess to three things first up: 1. I loathe David Mamet, 2. I adore Two Peas, and three, I’ve had a […]

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The Cherry Orchard – An old play about transition in a new theatre space. (Theatre review)

The Cherry Orchard 15 July through to 1 August The Depot Theatre You can grab your tickets here. Images by Katy Green Loughrey Ironically, the current manifestation of The Cherry Orchard, Chekhov’s last and arguably greatest play about the decaying end of a House and an era, is the inaugural play in a brand new […]

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The Ishmael Club – Arts funding and the question of excellence. (Theatre Review)

The Ishmael Club The Old Fitz theatre from July 7 to 18 You can grab your tickets here Can I just say first up, how wonderfully appealing it was to see an Australian play that had an equal number of female performers to males? I get tired of bleating on about it as I write […]

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Squarepusher: Damogen Furies @ The Essential. (music review)

Sooo…. check out my review of Squarepusher’s Damogen Furies and if you’re up to it, AFTER you’ve read my piece (and not before… never ever before) check out this awesome interview the beautiful Keith did with the man himself. (Can’t and won’t hide my big Keith Fullerton Whitman love) You can read the full article here. In […]

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Ruben Guthrie – Sydney as Narcissus and Aussie drinking culture. (Film Review)

Ruben Guthrie opens in Sydney July 16. The enormous and imposing image of Zoya, Ruben Guthrie’s estranged fiance, is plastered over the wall of his home acting as judge, promise and talisman over the year of sobriety he promises her in exchange for reinstating their relationship. It is the pure sustaining of an identity through […]

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The Dapto Chaser – Mary Rachel Brown and the importance of language. (Theatre review)

The Dapto Chaser Griffin Theatre from 1 – 25 July You can grab your tickets here.  It has been a highlight of my 2015 theatre-attending year, to see some beautifully written Australian works. Post cultural cringe Aussie aesthetics of the sort that would have Patrick White giggling and dancing about at the pretentious after show […]

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30 Depictions of Female Genius in Film – Articles at The Essential

I know! I hate lists! I still do. I actually wrote this one for The Essential because it turns out, the way intelligence is depicted in popular culture actually affects real life perceptions of ability. The way female intelligence is depicted in movies has a direct impact on the way they are looked over for […]

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Of Mice and Men – Sport for Jove bring an almost perfect producton to life (Theatre Review)

Of Mice and Men Seymour Centre, Reginald theatre 9 – 25 July You can grab your tickets here. It is a testament to the great writer, John Steinbeck that Of Mice and Men can be told so often, can still move so powerfully and can retain its precarious balance refusing to fall helplessly into melodrama […]

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