Author Archives: lisathatcher

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 […]

June 03

Normal – Society as the hysteric. (Theatre Review)

Normal The Uncertainty Principle and The Old 505 Theatre 29 May – 15 June You can grab your tickets here Currently showing at the 505 Theatre in Newtown is Katie Pollock’s Normal, a fascinating examination of the way that societal pressures can impose themselves upon the bodies of the unsuspecting, or in this case, young […]

May 30

Mercury Fur – Forgetting and history (Theatre Review)

Mercury Fur Haseman, Ball and Radda and White Box Theatre with bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company 24 May to 8 June. You can grab your tickets here. Images by Jasmine Simmons For Philip Ridley population control, and even acts of genocide are best conducted via the eradication of history. Mercury Fur is many things, but a standout […]

May 29

Blood on the cat’s Nsck – Montague Basement and Fassbinder find the real inside ourselves. (Theatre Review)

Blood on the cat’s Neck Montague Basement and Kings Cross Theatre May 22 to June 1 You can grab your tickets here. Images: Zaina Ahmed For Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the broad scale problems we see about us find their nascency in the micro arguments, power plays and petty aggressions we take out upon each other. […]

May 23

Prima Facie – Griffin Theatre packs a powerhouse punch. (Theatre Review)

Prima Facie Griffin Theatre Company 17 May to 22 June. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Brent Boardman In 1978 Michel Foucault famously stated “Where there is power there is resistance”[1] It can therefore logically be argued that any form of resistance indicates the presence of power. However, social science does preoccupy itself with […]

May 20

Sherlock Holmes and the Ripper Murders – Sherlock Holmes and the woman question. (Theatre Review)

Sherlock Holmes and the Ripper Murders The Genesian Theatre 27 April to 15 June. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Craig O’Regan In 2012, Brian Clemens expressed a dissatisfaction with the television series Sherlock in an interview on Zani. It is after this, he writes Sherlock Holmes and the Ripper Murders, a play very […]

May 19

Cypress Avenue – stare into the face of fear. (Theatre Review)

Cypress Avenue Empress Theatre and Red Line Productions May 15 to June 8. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Yure Covich For Eric (Roy Barker) writer David Ireland’s protagonist in Cypress Avenue the imaginary relations governing fantasy. Wish, conflict and defense in his confrontation with the Other creates a system inside where ‘knowing’ becomes […]

May 15

The Market is a Windup Toy – A life within the immancence of spending power. (Theatre Review)

The Market is a Windup Toy Bloomshed Theatre Company and The Old 505 Theatre 7-218 May. You can grab your tickets here. It took Dostoyevsky writing in 1864 to refer to Western civilization as a ‘Crystal Palace’ drawing attention to the 1851 structure he visited on one of his trips to London. The palace was […]

May 14

The Poor Kitchen – A vibrant taste of Italy on Oxford Street. (Theatre Review)

The Poor Kitchen Patina Productions and Limelight on Oxford Limelight Downstairs 8-26 May You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley It was Camus who said “Living naturally is never easy.” Or as Elle (Amy Victoria Brooks) cries in The Poor Kitchen “What is this? Scooby Doo?” Daniela Giorgi has a talent for retaining […]