Category Archives: Theatre

February 15

The Bed Party – Making the invisable, visable. (Theatre Review)

The Bed Party The Old 505 Theatre Freshworks You can grab your tickets here The great Luce Irigaray in her book ‘To Speak is Never Neutral’ expands an idea that in order to properly understand language, writing it down is as essential as speaking. The author uses this style to reveal (in the most comprehensive […]

February 12

Tuesday – The alienation that protects us.(Theatre Review)

Tuesday 25A Beloir and Acorn Prodctions You can grab your tickets here Images: Clare Hawley Is it necessarily so that the concept of every day life can be defined as a kind of existential illusion? The illusion in which we appear and believe we can grasp what we are in which we can see ourselves […]

February 11

Metamorphosis – Kafka gets a new spin that offers more. (Theatre Review)

Metamorphosis Clock and Spiel Productions 7 to 16 February, Chippen Street Theatre. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Deng Deng Of the thousands and thousands of words written on and about Franz Kafka in the almost one hundred years since he died, until recently almost all of them had been written by men. Without […]

February 11

The Female of the Species – Jess Davis successfully revives a feminist farce. (Theatre Review)

The Female of the Species Lane Cove Theatre Company February 8 – 23. You can grab your tickets here. As a great fan of Germaine Greer (who I consider pathologically misrepresented) I approached The Female of The Species with some trepidation. Fortunately, except for a terrific performance by Margaret Olive, the play bares little or […]

February 10

The Wolves – The Power of The Now over meaningful memory. (Theatre Review)

The Wolves Belvoir with Red Line Productions 2 February – 3 March You can grab your tickets here. Images: Brett Boardman Sarah DeLappe’s extraordinary play The Wolves follows the Victorian Bildungsroman tropes with an essential and important difference. The Wolves gives us an opportunity to see a female realism at play over the top of the […]

February 09

Legally Blonde Jnr The Musical – Central Coast youth make a splash. (Theatre Review)

Legally Blonde Jnr The Musical Jopuka Productions The Launch Pad Thursday 7 Feb – Sunday 10 Feb.FF At the tme of publishing this review, this production is sold out. Find out more here. Images: James Beggs The central message of Legally Blonde is clear: Do not underestimate girls. We are all familiar with Elle Woods’ […]

February 08

My Night with Reg – Alice Livingstone brings Eric Rohmer to the stage. (Theatre Review)

My Night With Reg New Theatre 5 Feb to 9 March. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Bob Seary An unnamed French Film followed by a housewarming dinner party where guests arrive and depart randomly forms the centerpiece of Kevin Elyot’s gently beautiful 1994 play My Night With Reg. The referenced French film with […]

February 06

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Working class symapthies modernised. (Theatre Review)

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice Darlinghurst Theatre Company 1 Feb – 24 Feb YOu can grab your tickets here. Images: Robert Catto Typical of writing tropes in the 1990’s women’s battles against misogynistic behaviors need a female antagonist between the woke female and her masculine attackers. The Rise and Fall of Little Voice fits […]

February 03

Dorian Gray Naked – The sublime death of reason. (Theatre Review)

Dorian Gray Naked Popinjay Productions with Limelight on Oxford 30 Jan – 16 Feb. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley For Wilde, and other strong thinkers of his ilk like Derrida and Foucault, Western reason is identified with an oppressive and totalitarian way of life and a sociocultural imperialism in which reason […]

February 03

Intersection 2019 Arrival – the hopeful corruption of young theatre makers. (Theatre Review)

Intersection 2019: Arrival Stables Theatre ATYP@Griffin 30 Jan – 16 Feb. You can grab your tickets here.  Images: Tracey Schramm Socrates, the father of all philosophers, was condemned to death on charges of “corrupting youth.” To paraphrase Socrates via Alain Badiou, corruption of youth does not involve power, sex or money. Actually, it‘s the reverse […]