July 18

Aladdin Jr – Wyong Muscial Theatre pulses with community spirit. (Theatre Review)

Aladdin Jr Wyong Musical Theatre Company Friday 5 July – Sunday 21 July. You can grab your tickets here. Aladdin as a musical construct devised by Disney appears at first glance to be a natural vehicle for the transmutation of traditional white values delivered package-perfect by globalisation. However, the perfect solution to the complex problems […]

July 17

Van De Maar Papers – Ratcatch bring the Grand Narrative back. (Theatre Review)

Van De Maar Papers Ratcatch and the Old 505 Theatre 9 – 20 July. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley In Alexander Lee-Rekers artistic universe, the motivations and drives of each becomes irrevocably linked to the motivation and drive of all. Motivation and drive themselves stem from a kind of suffering, a […]

July 16

The Cripple of Inishmaan – a crippling correction to the Man of Aran (Theatre Review)

The Cripple of Inishmaan Mad March Hare Theatre Company with Red Line Productions July 11 – August 10. You can grab your tickets here.  The specter of the film ‘Man of Aran’ hovers over the top of The Cripple of Inishmaan like a false map that allows for a necessary misinterpretation in the pursuit of […]

July 10

Ignite Collective – Scratch Night: Lisa chats with Loredana Cross

Ignite Collective – Scratch Night 7Pm Wednesday 10 July The Bordello Room, KXT. Find out more about Ignite Collective here.  As a writer of fiction myself, it has long been my contention we should be writing ‘for’ those around us. What I mean by that is, for writing to reach a universal it should seek […]

July 09

Glittery Clittery – A cult feminist cosmic disco. (Theatre Review)

Glittery Clittery Fringe Wives Club and The Furies Stables theatrre 8 – 20 July. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Kate Pardy When one is dealing with a universal structuring principle, like feminism, one always assumes (in principle of course) it is possible to apply the structuring principle to all its potential elements so […]

June 27

I (Love) You – Eliza Oliver and self expression. (Theatre Review)

I (Love) You Old 505 Theatre 18 – 29 June. You can grab your tickets here. Up until very recent times, the form-giving subject has always been male. But not only male. We live inside a paradox: language proves the sexuality of the peridium of ‘living’ while all language (governed by science) maintains that discourse […]

June 27

We are the Hymalayas: Lisa chats with Mark Langham (Theatre interview)

We are the Himalayas Brave New Word Theatre Company July 3 – 21. You can grab your tickets here. What a great joy for this little commie gen X’er to be able to legitimately dip into the world of Communist Russia to prepare questions for We are The Himalayas! I was able to indulge in […]

June 25

Trevor – a timely alternative to deterministic narratives. (Theatre Review)

Trevor Outhouse theatre with bAKEHOUSE June 14 – July 6. You can grab your tickets here. images: Clare Hawley Since the discovery of the social complexity of primate societies other than Homo sapiens, a general argument has taken hold that reduces, or fights the reduction of, the human being as if it were necessary to […]

June 13

Things I know to be True – Family and the self. (Theatre Review)

Things I know to be True 8 June – 21 July. Belvoir Theatre You can grab your tickets here. Images: Heidrun Lohr A bildungsroman primarily told from the protagonist’s perspective and then the writers, Things I know to be True holds at its core a promise and a warning: one of the essential nature of […]

June 12

Gloria – The end of subjectivity in a meaningless office. (Theatre review)

Gloria The Seymour Theatre and Outhouse Theatre Company 6 – 22 June. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley In an outstanding act of courageous curating, Outhouse Theatre Company bring us one of the most interesting, modern and damning pieces of theater we’ve seen on a Sydney stage in 2019. In a ruthless […]