Author Archives: lisathatcher

August 08

Life of Galileo – Colin Friels and the power to see. (Theatre Review)

Life of Galileo Belvoir Theatre 3 August to 15 September. You can grab your tickets here.  Images: Brett Boardman For Director Eamon Flack, Writer Tom Wright (who adapts this production from the Bertolt Brecht original) and actor Colin Friels, the play Life of Galileo makes a claim for contemporary relevance by exemplifying Galileo as man […]

July 23

We are the Himalayas – Brave New Word theatre company and the courage of dissent (Theatre Review)

We are the Himalayas Brave New Word Theatre Company 3rd July to the 27th of July. You can grab your tickets here. For Alain Badiou, when we collectively count the dead of a Gulag or of the Cultural Revolution, we must include the dead of Capitalism (from colonialism to world wars and proxy wars) and […]

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 […]