January 24

Which Way Home – The language we use to talk to our-self. (Theatre Review)

Which Way Home Belvoir Theatre An ILBIJERRI Theatre Company production in association with Belvoir & Sydney Festival You can grab your tickets here. Control of the narrative is surely one of the most important modern battles for the developed world. We are seeing this problem exposed at its most crude with the imposition of “fake […]

January 10

Ladies In Black – Language reveals its creative beauty and stylish prison. (Theatre review)

“A clever girl is the most wonderful thing in Creation you know; you must never forget that. People expect men to be clever. They expect girls to be stupid or at least silly, which very few girls really are, but most girls oblige them by acting like it. So you just go away and be […]

December 30

Circus 1903 – The lost circus narrative captured in beauty. (Theatre Review)

Circus 1903 The Sydney Opera House Dec 18-29 2016 The Regent Theatre Melbourne Jan 3 – 12 2017 You can grab tickets for both here. The Circus has undergone so many changes and controversies over its 250 modern history, not the least of which has been the transformation of its audiences. From the pre-modern format, […]

December 09

The Taming of The Shrew – What do we do with Shakespeare now that he’s so tamed? (Theatre review)

The Taming of the Shrew Montague Basement and PACT theatre 29 November – 10 December at PACT theatre You can grab your tickets here. Image credits:  Zaina Ahmed At the time of Shakespeare, nearly all the marriages were two stage processes. First a binding domestic contract of obligation within the families and secondly a religious […]

December 09

Relatively Speaking – Speaking with each other, relatively. (Theatre review)

Relatively Speaking The Ensemble Theatre, 18 November to 14 January You can grab your tickets here Images: With its shades of Wilde’s Importance of being Earnest, Alan Ayckbourn manages to avoid the social timing of his 1965 play taking precedence over the verbal acrobatics, which marks his play as different from its inspiration. There is […]

December 06

Elle – The story of woman, such that it is. (Film Review)

I’ve had some large scale personal projects this year that have prevented me from reviewing films. But there are a couple of 2016 film experiences I think are important, so I will address a few of them before the year is out. Elle (Please note! This review contains spoilers) Our first encounter with Michèle LeBlanc […]

December 05

Ghostbusters – Ten reasons the 2016 Ghostbusters is better than the 1984 original. (film review)

I’ve had some large scale personal projects this year that have prevented me from reviewing films. But there are a couple of 2016 film experiences I think are important, so I will address a few of them before the year is out. Ghostbusters Initially I was just going to ignore the hate around the 2016 […]

December 02

Morgan Stern – the clinic, madness and the mirror. (Theatre review)

Morgan Stern Company of Rogues and Blood Moon Theatre 23 November to 3 December You can grab your tickets here Photo credits – Chrissie Ianssen “The clinic—constantly praised for its empiricism, the modesty of its attention, and the care with which it silently lets things surface to the observing gaze without disturbing them with discourse—owes its […]

November 17

Flood – What lies beneath. (Theatre Review)

Flood Lambert House Enterprises Old 505 Theatre 8-19 November, You can grab your tickets here. Images: Alexandra Nell   It is a perpetual bug bare of mine that white Australians think they can tell the story of those they seek to abuse – be they Australian indigenous people, asylum seekers, immigrants or people with disability – […]

November 14

I just donated $100 US to Planned Parenthood in the name of “Mike Pence” and it felt oh so good…

  I did this because the only thing that feels good right now is action. I also subscribed to the New York Times. I urge you to do something also. John Oliver has suggested these organisations: Oliver urged viewers to donate to various non-profit orgs, including the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund, the International Refugee Assistance […]