Author Archives: lisathatcher

October 23

Fiddler on the Roof – Moriah College celebrates seventy five years of community. (Theatre Review)

Fiddler on the Roof Moriah College, Bondi You can grab your tickets here. Images: Nadine Saacks Fiddler on the Roof is a disarmingly difficult musical to get right. Like the play itself, it has to be the perfect mix of tradition and contemporary flare that creates the right context for a production’s individuality. Seemingly simple, […]

October 21

Giving up the Ghost – Rivka Hartman and the final assist for our loved ones. (Theatre Review)

Giving up the Ghost pop Up Theatre Productions Limelight on Oxford 17 October – 3 November You can grab your tickets here. ‘Complicated’ is surely the best way to describe the range of emotions patient and family members go through when a terminally ill member has requested assisted suicide. Conversation in advance is suggested as […]

October 20

In Waiting – Liviu Monsted confidently tackles the big questions. (Theatre Review)

In Waiting Mon Sans Productions and Blood Moon Theatre At the time of publishing this review, the production has finsihed. Find out about future dates here. In Liviu Monsted’s In Waiting, the concept of what it is to be human is clarified and defined by death, but for Liviu Monsted this can’t be seen as […]

October 16

What the Butler Saw – Joe Orton still offending well into the new century. (Theatre Review)

What the Butler Saw New Theatre 2 October – 3 November. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Bob Seary One of my favourite things about The New Theater in Sydney is its endlessly optimistic belief in their audiences’ intellect. Of all the places to attend theatre, only The New constantly offers an acerbic wit […]

October 13

An Enemy of the People – Chaos and The Real in the absence of a hero. (Theatre Review)

An Enemy of the People Belvoir Street Theatre 7  October to 4 November. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Brett Boardman An immediate point of interesting difference between Melissa Reeves adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People and the (in)famous Arthur Miller version is the sublimation of our heroes’ journey in the 2018 […]

October 12

Lie with Me – An exciting new perspective on the question of feminine agency. (Theatre Review)

Lie With Me Brave New Word Theatre Company 2 – 13 October You can grab your tickets here. Mary Daly suggests in her 1978 book Gyn/Ecology that just as it may take a village to raise it child, it naturally follows that it takes a village to distort and retard the mind of a child. […]

October 07

Yen – Anna Jordan and feminine salvation. (Theatre Review)

Yen Kings Cross Theatre with New Ghosts Theatre Company 27 September to 13 October. You can grab your tickets here. In Yen, writer Anna Jordan evokes a feminine savior for two lost boys. This saviour is the same age as her charges, but advanced in maturity. Jenny (Meg Clarke) has suffered like Bobbi (Jeremy Campese) […]

October 05

Maggie Stone – White people and their white money. (Theatre Review)

Maggie Stone Darlinghurst Theatre Company 30 September – 21 October. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Robert Catto In August 2001, after the Tampa affair and censure from the Norwegian Government on grounds of violation of human rights, the Australian Government introduced The Pacific Solution which saw asylum seekers detained on Nauru before entering […]

October 05

Lie with Me – Lisa chats with Liz Hobart (Theatre Interview)

  The burden placed on women to be ‘good mothers’ starts much earlier than than pregnancy and never ends. It’s an irrational pathology with its societal roots in our own desire to keep our mother ‘for us’ and a refusal to see her as anything other than the incubator and nurturer of our own magnificence. […]

October 02

TickTickBoom – Lisa chats with Melissa Lee Speyer (Theatre Interview)

I’ve known the team from Subtlenuance (Daniela Giorgi and Paul Gilchrist) for some time now, and a reoccurring subject in our (very many) late night chats has centrerd around an issue Australians seem to have with Australian writers. Even today, Australian writing is seen more as something to “encourage” as if it were good for […]