April 14

Trade – What is money rather than what makes money. (Theatre review)

Trade Hurrah Hurrah Theatre Company at The old 505 Theatre April 4-15 2017. You can grab your tickets here. The difference of opinion in today’s political landscape is measured not by whether you are for or against capitalism, but by how you are for capitalism. It has long been my contention that liberals need to […]

April 12

Ellie, Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) – Theatre with a heart and a brain. (Theatre review)

Ellie, Abbie (& Ellie’s dead Aunt) The Depot Theatre and Feet First Ventures 29 March to 8 April. At the time of publishing this review, this production has stopped running at The Depot Theatre. You can find out more about future productions here.  The distrust imposed upon females over their choice of art and literature […]

April 03

Consensual – Young adults in pursuit of freedom. (Theatre Review)

Consensual New Theatre Newtown 14 March to 15 April You can grab your tickets here Photos Bob Seary When considering the play Consensual, it is important to remember Evan Placey wrote it for older teens still at school. Therefore, it is an adults conceit to imagine Consensual is attempting to apportion censure on either of […]

March 24

A Period Piece – Menstruation and imagination. (Theatre Review)

A Period Piece Glitterbomb Productions Old 505 Theatre 14 – 25 March You can grab your tickets here.   The idea that truth is made rather than found is a little over two hundred years old and unsurprisingly began for the Western World in Europe. The French revolution showed that an entire vocabulary of social […]

March 20

The Laden Table – A future constructed from a troubled past. (Theatre review)

The Laden Table bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company Kings Cross Theatre 10-25 March You can grab your tickets here Images: Natasha Narula It is said that the victors take possession of the dead. This phrase is often used to describe the political motivations of an elected person or a dictator. But does it not equally describe those […]

March 18

The Servant of Two Masters – What does theatre preserve and what does it shake off? (Theatre Review)

The Servant of Two Masters Fools in Progress and Emu Productions King Street Theatre March 14 – March 25 You can grab your tickets here. For those of us who see a lot of theatre, we have to admit that all theatrical events are dense with meaning (this can be traumatic or joyful) but they […]

March 06

The trouble with Harry – Competing narratives tousle for the right to control perspective. (Theatre Review)

The Trouble with Harry At the time of the publication of this piece, The Trouble With Harry has ceased its season at the Seymour Centre. Follow updates on any future performances here. If Pier Paolo Pasolini claimed that what is proper to cinema is the authorisation to construct a language of reality with the means […]

March 01

Vincent River – Conversation that unites us using language intended to divide us. (Theatre Review)

Vincent River Throwing Shade theatre company Factory Theatre, 21 Feb to 5 March. You can grab your tickets here.   In Philip Ridley’s Vincent River, two different (and also similar) people get together to learn something from the other. Per Philips Ridley’s writing (and in this case Andrew Langcake’s direction) neither know what they seek […]

February 24

Losing you (twice) – Mourning as theatre. (Theatre review)

Losing you (Twice)  King Street Theatre, Newtown Sydney Feb 7-17 The Butterfly Club, Flinders Lane, Melbourne Feb 21-26 You can grab your tickets here. Just as everyone dies, so all those who have not yet died, are immortal. According to Derrida, every close human interaction, particularly love affairs, friendship or family relationships, contains the sadness […]

February 21

Big Crow: Lisa Interviews Mark Langham

    Big Crow is based, loosely, on a true story. In the early 1930’s two young and destitute Londoners, Tommy and Albie, were offered a spur of the moment trip to Australia. No sooner had they landed than they were taken off to work as virtual slaves on a huge station, completely at the […]