Author Archives: lisathatcher

June 16

Summer at Suspended Stone Camp – Madelaine Nunn and the Magic Realism of teen angst.

Madelaine Nunn takes a group of young people on a journey they will never forget in this great fun production from Jopuka.

April 05

Very Happy Children with Bright and Wonderful Futures

Please note: for the purpose of this review, I saw the Banksia Cast. At the time of posting this review, this season has completed its run. However you can find out more about Jopukas future productions here. Please note: I attended this production as a full paying ticket holder in order to relay a complete […]

February 09

13 The Musical – Jopuka brings the Central Coast back with a bang!

A write up of the exceptional 2021 production of Thirteen The Musical by Jopuka Productions.

January 03

Announcing a break from theatre reviewing.

Hello to my much loved reader, and fellow creators. It’s good to be here in 2021, with all the promise and hope that it brings. 2020 was very hard for so many people. My heartfelt love and warmth to all those struggling, either with health, bereavement or financial fears and worries. I am taking this […]

February 23

Life Is Impossible – Subtlenuance and the impossible. (Theatre Review)

Life Is Impossible Subtlenuance with 505 Fresh Works 18-23 February. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Syl Marie Photography Please note: I attended this production as a full paying ticket holder in order to relay a complete audience member experience. I did not receive any gratuity from a publicist or a production company.  The […]

February 13

Angry Fags – Feel good theatre therapy for lefties. (Theatre Review)

Angry Fags New Theatre 5 February to 7 March. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Chris Lundie Please note: I attended this production as a full paying ticket holder in order to relay a complete audience member experience. I did not receive any gratuity from a publicist or a production company. It’s difficult to […]

February 12

Daisy Moon Was Born This Way – The perfect play in the perfect place at the perfect time. (Theatre Review)

Daisy Moon Was Born this Way Jopuka Productions at The Launch Pad. 8 February – 21 February 2020. You can grab your tickets here. Please note: I attended this production as a full paying ticket holder in order to relay a complete audience member experience. I did not receive any gratuity from a publicist or […]

February 08

The Spoils – White guilt and the monied left. (Theatre Review)

The Spoils Flight Path Theatre From 29 January to 8 February. You can grab your tickets here. Images by Clare Hawley Please note: I attended this production as a full paying ticket holder in order to relay a complete audience member experience. I did not receive any gratuity from a publicist or a production company. […]

January 31

Pomona – The horror and beauty of the sandbox game. (Theatre Review)

Pomona Secret House in association with bAKEHOUSE Theatre At KXT 24 January – 8 February You can grab your tickets here. Images Clare Hawley Please note: I attended this production as a full paying ticket holder in order to relay a complete audience member experience. I did not receive any gratuity from a publicist or […]

January 16

1984 The Musical – Big Brother is watching … still. (Theatre review)

1984 The Musical 8 January – 25 January 2020 at New Theatre You can grab your tickets here. Perhaps George Orwell’s greatest accomplishment with 1984 was the clear indication, though an intentional muddle-headedness, of the way’s words can be used to mean their opposite. His famous book was celebrated (and banned) as a pro-communist tome […]