Category Archives: Theatre

July 14

The Rolling Stone – Life, love and death by neighbourhood watch. (Theatre review)

The Rolling Stone Outhouse Theatre Company and Seymour Centre 5 to 21 July. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley According to Foucault, a natural consequence of what he termed as parrhesia (freedom of speech as a voice from the populace to the governing) was sustaining freedom, constituting the self, and the proper […]

July 09

Permission to Spin – Jung and the battle for individuation. (Theatre Review)

Permission to Spin The Old Fitz Theatre, 3 July – 28 July. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Robert Catto In the Jungian Permission to Spin, Mary Rachael Brown places archetypes of an Ego, Personal unconsciousness and Collective unconsciousness, the three components of Jung’s psyche, in a room to have them battle for the […]

June 23

Dresden – The disease in the search for meaning. (Theatre Review)

Dresden June 15 – June 30 KXT – Kings Cross Theatre. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley and Jasmin Simmons For Nietzsche, the problems he faced inside his friendship with Richard Wagner (articulated in his book ‘The Case of Wagner’) were extended to become emblematic of a broader problem of nihilism which […]

June 20

Marjorie Prime – A short circuit between memory and imagination. (Theatre Review)

Marjorie Prime Ensemble Theatre 15 June – 21 July You can grab your tickets here. Images: Lisa Tomasetti. “The Memory” has befuddled scientists and philosophers and continues to do so today. Generally, it is accepted that the representation of the past seems to appear to be that of an image. We say interchangeably when we represent […]

June 19

Air – Grieving births new fathers, new histories. (Theatre review)

  Air 13 – 30 June 2018, Old 505 Theatre You can grab your tickets here. Images: Mansoor Noor For writer Joanna Erskine and through her director Anthony Skuse, Air is a departure as well as a homecoming. Through the vehicle of grief (another kind of birth process) an inverted Oedipus mythic melodrama unfolds around […]

June 15

Bliss – An insane 80’s integrated into the reserved 2018’s. (Theatre Review)

Bliss Belvoir Street Theatre 9-15 July. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Pia Johnson One can be accused of stating the obvious in claiming Peter Carey to be a master of allegory. But his explicit recognition of the power of allegory in expression and his own recourse to the unsaid, and in this particular […]

June 07

The Importance of Being Earnest – What goes around comes around. (Theatre Review)

  The Importance of Being Earnest The Genesian Theatre 26 May – 30 June. You can grab your tickets here. “Not that I agree with everything I have said in this essay. There is much with which I entirely disagree. The essay simply represents an artistic standpoint, and in aesthetic criticism, attitude is everything. For […]

June 01

A Midsummer Nights Dream – Free will v’s the fates in Rockdale. (Theatre Review)

  A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Guild Theatre May 18 – June 9, You can grab your tickets here. Images – Craig O’Regan It is via certain mythologies that tragic drama and its psychoanalytical effects become central to Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, first printed in 1600, arrived at the birth of a new century and […]

May 27

The Walworth Farce – Enda Walsh speaks through Sydney. (Theatre Review)

The Walworth Farce Workhorse Theatre Company and bAKEHOUSE Theatre May 18 to June 9 You can grab your tickets here. For Enda Walsh as he writes in The Walworth Farce (and in so many of his other plays) life constitutes multiplicities. Indeed, to exist is a multiplicity. For the Ireland he writes of so eloquently […]

May 19

The Sugar House – Corruption and Philosophy in Sydney (Theatre Review)

  The Sugar House Belvoir Street Theatre 5 May – 3 June. You can grab your tickets here.  For June Macreadie (Kris McQuade) a Sydney woman in the 1960’s surviving the lower classes, questions of thought have to do with battles, frontlines and a balance of power between those you protect and the other seeking […]