Author Archives: lisathatcher

February 12

Metamorphosis – The sensual drama of the Epic. (Theatre Review)

Metamorphosis Red Line Productions and Apocalypse Theatre Company 8 February to 10 March You can grab your tickets here. Images: Robet Catto In Dino Dimitriades interpretation of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphosis, we see incarnate Ovid’s strategies of keeping the witness (in his case The Reader, in the case of Zimmerman and Dimitriades The Audience) at once […]

February 10

Visiting Hours – Immersive theatre that satisfies. (Theatre review)

Visiting Hours bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company Kings Cross Theatre Feb 7 to 17 You can grab your tickets here Images: Clare Hawley / Asparay Photographics Just as the stethoscope transmits profound and invisible events along a semi-tactile, semi-auditory axis, Visiting Hours at the Kings Cross Theatre seeks to engage the audience in a sensory engagement that develops […]

February 09

Fucking Men – The complications of sexual repression. (Theatre Review)

Fucking Men New Theatre for Mardi Gras 6 February to 10 March 2018 You can grab your tickets here. Images: Bob Seary A popular notion stands that monogamists are repressed and those who refuse monogamy are somehow free. This idea is underpinned by the mythology that desire is free and natural and not the result of […]

February 05

Mother – Daniel Keene and the radical refusal of judgement. (Theatre Review)

Mother Belvoir theatre, January 24 – February 11. You can grab your tickets here. Images by Brett Boardman There is a time with all passions when they are merely fatalities, when they drag their victim down with the weight of their folly and then again later when they are ‘spiritualized.’ Traditionally we have been at […]

February 01

Blind Tasting – The beautiful errors of mankind. (Theatre Review)

Blind Tasting Subtlenuance Theatre Company The Old 505 Theatre, You can grab your tickets here. Recollection is the act of placing us before life and before experience as if we are standing before a painting slowly revealed, displaying an event in a certain way that is not exact but almost exactly the way we lived […]

January 17

Jack Data – Lisa chats with Ruth Bell. (Theatre Interview)

  Jack Data is playing at the 505 Theatre as part of their wonderful Fresh Works Program. You can grab your tickets here. I had a wonderful time constructing my questions for Ruth Bell. This renewed interest in fembots (and now mascbots) is a writers fantasy of sci fi meets 1960’s spy thrillers. This new […]

January 16

There Will Be A Climax – Life’s meaningless given meaning. (Theatre Review)

There Will be a Climax The Company with Red Line Productions The Old Fitz Theatre from 3 Jan to 3 Feb. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Robert Catto A directive by Nietzsche taught us to re-examine cruelty. Almost everything about higher culture, he exhorts us, is somehow based in cruelty. “That which constitutes […]

January 13

Sorting Out Rachel – Lisa Chats with David Williamson (Theatre Interview)

  Sorting Out Rachael is at the Ensemble Theatre from 19 January to 17 March. You can grab your tickets here. My personal history with David Williamson’s plays have been chequered. As a young student of literature I was a passionate fan, taking great delight in his portrayal of all things Australian, grateful for his wit […]

January 13

Green Day American Idiot – American punk-lite at its best. (Theatre Review)

Green Day’s American Idiot Sydney Opera House – Concert Hall January 11 – 14. You can grab your tickets here. Being a fan of hard core punk, I never liked Green Day. Americanized watered down punk-lite, they were a mish mash of decent riffs tied together with THAT song ensuring no one could have the […]

January 12

Fag/Stag – Nihilism and the cult of youth. (Theatre Review)

Fag/Stag Griffin Theatre Company and The Last Great Hunt. Stables Theatre, 10 – 27 January. You can grab your tickets here. Socrates, the father of all philosophers, was condemned to death on the charge of ‘corrupting youth.’ In may ways this has laid the foundation for the corruption of youth as a pre-requisite for change […]