August 01

Carrie: The Musical – Fresh perspective as the lifeblood of theatre. (Theatre Review)

Carrie: The Musical Louis Ellis Productions and The Depot Theatre 25 July – 4 August. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Rebeccalynne Photography For Louis Ellis Productions, this production of Carrie:The Musical is primarily about bullying, and as director Hayden Tonazzi states in his Program notes, the ‘cost of being yourself.’ Carrie the outsider, Carrie […]

August 01

Mum, Me and the IED – Lisa chats with James Balian and Roger Vickery. (Theatre Interview)

Mum, Me and the IED is showing at The Depot Theatre August 15 – September 1. You can grab your tickets here. The Depot Theatre has played host to some of the best emerging theatre of the last few years, so much so that it has established itself as a haven for independent productions seeking a space […]

August 01

Mum, Me and the IED – Lisa chats with Kevin Jackson. (Theatre interview)

Mum, Me and the IED is showing at The Depot Theatre August 15 – September 1. You can grab your tickets here. The Depot Theatre has played host to some of the best emerging theatre of the last few years, so much so that it has established itself as a haven for independent productions seeking […]

July 29

A taste of Honey – Middle and working classes meet at the Kitchen sink. (Theatre Review)

A taste of Honey Belvoir Street Theatre 21 July – 19 August You can grab your tickets here. Images: Brett Boardman Kitchen Sink realism predates Punk Music by around ten to twenty years, but its intention to reflect segments of society back to mainstream culture carry a similar aesthetic, if with (perhaps) a touch more […]

July 21

Roomba Nation – Oh what value this illness? (Theatre Review)

Roomba Nation 505 Theatre from July 4 – 21. You can grab your tickets here. Images:  Stephen Reinhardt. “Hippocrates applied himself only to observation and despised all systems. It is only by following in his footsteps that medicine can be perfected.”[1] In Roomba Nation a peculiar and yet delightfully sinister distance establishes itself on behalf of […]

July 14

The Rolling Stone – Life, love and death by neighbourhood watch. (Theatre review)

The Rolling Stone Outhouse Theatre Company and Seymour Centre 5 to 21 July. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley According to Foucault, a natural consequence of what he termed as parrhesia (freedom of speech as a voice from the populace to the governing) was sustaining freedom, constituting the self, and the proper […]

July 13

Hello Beautiful – A Playwright plays a playwright’s life. (Theatre Review)

Hello Beautiful Griffin Theatre Company and Performing Lines 9-14 July 2018 You can grab tickets here. Images: Andrew Bott What is happening when we watch Hannie Rayson perform her own writings about her own life on the stage in Hello Beautiful? What is it to see a playwright write their life in snippets laced with […]

July 09

Permission to Spin – Jung and the battle for individuation. (Theatre Review)

Permission to Spin The Old Fitz Theatre, 3 July – 28 July. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Robert Catto In the Jungian Permission to Spin, Mary Rachael Brown places archetypes of an Ego, Personal unconsciousness and Collective unconsciousness, the three components of Jung’s psyche, in a room to have them battle for the […]

June 23

Dresden – The disease in the search for meaning. (Theatre Review)

Dresden June 15 – June 30 KXT – Kings Cross Theatre. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley and Jasmin Simmons For Nietzsche, the problems he faced inside his friendship with Richard Wagner (articulated in his book ‘The Case of Wagner’) were extended to become emblematic of a broader problem of nihilism which […]

June 20

Marjorie Prime – A short circuit between memory and imagination. (Theatre Review)

Marjorie Prime Ensemble Theatre 15 June – 21 July You can grab your tickets here. Images: Lisa Tomasetti. “The Memory” has befuddled scientists and philosophers and continues to do so today. Generally, it is accepted that the representation of the past seems to appear to be that of an image. We say interchangeably when we represent […]