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 […]

September 12

Sunday in the Park with George – Sydney Fringe (Theatre Review)

Sunday In the park with George Little Triangle Theatre Company at The Depot Theatre 6-16 September You can grab your tickets here.  Stephen Sondheim wrote Sunday In The Park With George after the failure of Merrily We Roll Along when he was so wounded by negative reviews and an early closing that he’d become determined […]

September 11

Undertaking – Sydney Fringe (Theatre Review)

Undertaking Mongrel Mouth 6-30 September. You can grab your tickets here.  There are many exciting things to do at The Sydney Fringe Festival this year, but surely one of the most thrilling is the immersive theatre experience by Mongrel Mouth on the second floor of the exciting new Hub in Alexandria. Here, Mongrel Mouth expose […]

September 10

Dreamgirls – Finding its place on the amateur stage. (Theatre Review)

Dreamgirls Rockdale Musical Society, Rockdale Town Hall September 8-17, You can grab your tickets here.  One of the more interesting aspects of Dreamgirls is time. In this production directed by Rod Herbert, something lost in the glamour of the film comes to the fore, and we watch as careers, music and histories battle for room […]