September 25

Betty Grumble’s Love and Anger – Sydeny Fringe (performance review)

Betty Grumble’s Love & Anger (Or sex clown saves the world again!) This show has completed its run at the Sydney Fringe. If you want to find out more about Betty Grumble, dive in here.  Please note: These images are not taken from the fringe show, they are lifted from Betty Grumbles website and gallery. […]

September 25

Russell – Sydney Fringe (Theatre Review)

Russell Sydney Fringe This show has completed its run at the fringe. You can find out more about it here.  There is a forgotten role for anxiety and nothingness in contemporary theatre, tapping more into the cognitive power of trauma rather than focusing on the psychological underpinnings of a key protagonist. In this way, theatre […]

September 24

Deathtrap – Sydney Fringe (Theatre Review)

Deathtrap Exit Game Productions and King Street Theatre Sydney Fringe. This productions run is complete, but you can find out more about it here. This review contains spoilers Images: Stephen Reinhardt Exit Game Productions saw fit to bring Deathtrap to our stages again for the 2017 Fringe festival. Deathtrap is a fun piece, playing with […]

September 23

The Night Alive – A dying man and a world passed by. (Theatre Review)

The Night Alive O’Punksky’s Theatre in association with Red Line Productions. 13 September – 14 October You can grab your tickets here.  Please note: This review contains spoilers. Conor McPherson is right to lament the death of white male domination, because no matter what the keyboard warrior trolls and their president might have you believe, […]

September 23

Diva Wars – Sydney Fringe (Theatre Review)

Diva Wars Sydney Fringe Festival at The New Theatre September 19 – 23 You can grab your tickets here. The primary problem with the refutation of homosexual unions has always been what heterosexuals lose rather than what homosexuals gain. Alternate relationship options give us a chance to explore ourselves, regardless of orientation. Only by giving […]

September 22

Ghosts – Resisting the temptation to separate. (Theatre Review)

Ghosts Belvoir Theatre 16 Sept – 22 Oct You can grab your tickets here.  In the afterword to The Birth of Tragedy, added fourteen years after its initial publication, Friedrich Nietzsche refutes the Wagnerian-Schopenhauerian impulses of his youthful work. “What a pity,” he writes, “I did not dare to say what I had to say […]

September 21

In Real Life – Is intelligence ever real? (Theatre Review)

In Real Life Darlinghurst Theatre Company Eternity Playhouse 15 Sept – 15 Oct. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Phil Erbacher Being good at chess does not make you a genius, and the fact that humans think it does (by consensus) is part of our problem with Artificial Intelligence. Work on artificial intelligence is […]

September 20

Cleansed – Sydney Fringe (Theatre Review)

Cleansed Montague Basement at PACT Theatre 19-23 September. You can grab your tickets here.  Images: Clare Hawley If Sarah Kane is resisting analysis in Cleansed (as in all her plays) then we must ask, to what end? Strapped to the confining bed of the university and the clinic, Cleansed appears to be a Foucaultian commentary […]

September 17

The Nether – My Avatar / My Self (Theatre Review)

The Nether Catnip Productions and The Seymour Centre 13th September to 7th October You can grab your tickets here.  The question of our straddling the digital and ‘meatspace’ is being deferred more and more to a legal framework rather than an ethical, which relies upon the problematical assertion that the law can handle these ethical […]

September 14

Diving for Pearls – Katherine Thomson and the false free. (Theatre Review)

Diving for Pearls 8 September to 28 October 2017 SBW Stables Theatre, produced by Griffin Theatre Company You can grab your tickets here What is it precisely that Barbra wants? When we witness Katherine Thomson’s great play, Diving For Pearls, the shocking truth of Barbara is exposed and we realise there is no need to […]