April 20

Rabbit Hole – The cycle of a haunted grief. (Theatre Review)

Rabbit Hole Chippen Street Theratre and Exit Game Productions 18 April to 27 April. You can grab your tickets here. A specter is haunting Becca (Imogen Morgan) and Howie (Peter-William Jamieson) in their nice modern home. For Howie, the symbol of the missing inside his home is comforting. For Becca it inspires an irrevocable sadness. […]

April 18

Appropriation – Containment of power in narrative. (Theatre Review)

Appropriation Fledgling Theatre Company Studio Blueprint, 17-27 April. You can grab your tickets here. For Paul Gilchrist, the revelation of an ego-doped Fortinbras (Nick O’Regan) chaotically crushing his way to claim the throne bequeathed by Hamlet lends itself to an examination of power as wielded by a white guy. Because this exists as a precursor […]

April 16

Appropriation: Lisa chats with Paul Gilchrist (Theatre Interview)

Appropriation Fledgling Theatre Company Wed 17 April to Wed 24 April. You can grab your tickets here. One of the more exciting theatre events this month is Fledgling Theatre Companies new Australian work Appropriation written by Paul Gilchrist. Heavily engaged with the promotion and exploration of local works, Paul and his theatre company Subtlenuance have […]

April 12

Venus in Fur – BDSM and the religious behavioural complex. (Theatre Review)

Venus in Fur 107 Projects, Redfern Find out more about this production and future versions here. Like so many fascinated with BDSM, David Ives was a good Catholic boy well versed and schooled in the excessive preoccupation with one’s inner life. On the surface it appears self-evident that those used to punishment and self-torture as […]

April 09

Dark Voyager – The not so golden years of hollywood. (Theatre Review)

Dark Voyager The Pavilion Theatre by The Castle Hill Players April 5 – April 27. You can grab your tickets here. Images Chris Lundie A marvelous and wonderful thing occurs in this current production of Dark Voyager as directed by Annette van Roden. While the Camp value of Dark Voyager is undeniable, and the witty […]

April 05

Short and Sweet – The Peoples’ Choice Showcase (Theatre Review)

Short and Sweet – People’s Choice The Peoples Choice Showcase 4 and 5 April Wildcard final 7 and 8 April Gala Finals 27 and 28 April You can grab your tickets here. The people’s choice award is always an interesting addition to the Short and Sweet calendar, as it is one of the rare opportunities […]

April 03

Saturday Night Fever – Whatcha doin’ in your break? (Theatre Review)

Saturday Night Fever Sydney Lyric Theater 1 April – 2 June You can grab your tickets here The Saturday Night Fever album is #132 on the Rolling Stones 500 Greatest albums of all time. While this illustrious position has the iconic pop songs to thank, the real power source of The Saturday Night Fever album […]

March 31

Enright on the Night – Theatre as embodied histories. (Theatre Review)

Enright on the Night The Genesian Theratre 23 March – 13 April. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Grant Fraser Theatre is necessarily transitory and ephemeral. Something of theatre is preserved in text and type, but reviews, programs and published plays can never properly portray the experience of attendance. In this, theatre (and live […]

March 29

Leopardskin – Michael McStay and the twist on everything. (Theatre Review)

Leopardskin 26 March – 6 April, Jackrabbit Theatre at KXT Kings Cross Theatre. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Clare Hawley Michael McStay is one of those very ‘now’ young people who understand parody harbours the potential to inform a politics of social structure through the way that it denaturalizes culturally embedded practises relating […]

March 27

The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race – Melanie Tait and good old fashioned fun. (Theatre Review)

The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race Ensemble Theatre 22 March – 27 April You can grab your tickets here. Images: Phil Erbacher Feel good, feel good! That is what you get with The Appleton Ladies Potato Race, in abundance. A lighthearted, joyful romp through an essentially romanticized vision of small-town rural Australia that plays heavily into […]