Category Archives: Theatre

October 26

Festival Fatale – Lisa chats with Lana Schwarcz. (Theatre interview)

Festival Fatale: Lovely Lady Lump Eternity Theatre, 27 October. You can grab more info about the festival as well as tickets here. The important and exciting Festival Fatale is on again at The Eternity Playhouse in Darlinhurst tomorrow, and I was lucky enough to catch the HILARIOUS (and astonishningly bright) Lana Schwarcz. I have written […]

October 26

Festival Fatale at The Darlingurst Theatre making herstory October 27!

FestivalFatale 27 October, Eternity playhouse. You can grab your tickets here.   Who is your favourite female philosopher? I was asked this question in a small café in Leichhardt over ten years ago. I was a joint convener of a fortnightly philosophy club essential to which was the weekly reading, the hard questions and the […]

October 25

Two Hearts – Connecting and disconnecting in Kings Cross. (Theatre Review)

Two Hearts The Anchor theatre compaby, and bAKEHOUSE at KXT. October 19 – November 4. You can grab your tickets here. Playwright Laura Lethlean is a restive thinker with a keen ear for contradictions and obfuscations in language that speak to the failures between communication intention and experience. In pared down multiple sequences, she is […]

October 24

Degenerate Art – Art and the power to corrupt. (Theatre Review)

Degenerate Art Red Line Productions 17 October – 4 November 2018, The Old Fitz Theatre You can grab your tickets here. Images: John Marmaras It is no secret to history scholars that a war exists inside the accomplishments of modernity characterized mostly by a volatile relationship between high art and mass culture. Writers such as T.S. […]

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. […]