Tag Archives: Ben Brockman

April 22

Alice in Slasherland – The Post modern assault on bourgeois culture. (Theatre Review)

Alice in Slasherland Last One Standing Theatre Company with Red Line Productions The Old Fitz Theatre April 18 to May 11. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Robert Catto. @robertcatto on Instagram & Twitter, @robertcattophotographer on Facebook Postmodernism is supposedly a widespread and elusive phenomenon that remains as yet, not properly defined. It is […]

April 29

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo – Theatre in layers over time. (Theatre Review)

Bengal Tiger At the Baghdad Zoo Mad March Hare Theatre Company and Red Line Productions The Old Fitz Theatre 2 April to 6 May You can grab your tickets here. Image credits: Kate Williams Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo occurs in various shades of night, for the war in which this play is set […]

April 18

Theatre I missed: Space Cats (Theatre review)

Sometimes I see performances and for various reasons are not able to review within the limited run of the show. If the show is something special, I still like to write about it – even if I’m playing catch up. Space Cats 505 Theatre Find out more about Space Cats here. Photo Credits Andre Vasquez […]

January 25

Tender Napalm – Love and pain at first sight. (Theatre Review)

Tender Napalm Brevity Theatre Company and Red Line Productions Late show at The Old Fitz Theatre 19-30 Jan 2016 – You can grab your tickets here.  Contained in the breathy moments of initial desire is the heady inevitability of steady decline, claims Phillip Ridley in his two-hander Tender Napalm. And yet Tender Napalm is no […]

September 05

The Aliens – Outhouse Theatre and the real. (Theatre review)

The Aliens Old Fitz Theatre 25 Aug to 10 Sept You can grab your tickets here Images by Rupert Reid Annie Baker is regularly touted as a “realist”, a title she doesn’t sit well with, and rightly so. In fact it is her depiction of very ordinary artifice, carefully layered phrase by phrase and gesture […]

August 05

Detroit – Who are our neighbours and how do we speak to them? (Theatre review)

Detroit Darlinghurst Theatre Company 17 July – 16 August You can grab your tickets here Images my Gez Xavier Mansfield Seeing Lisa D’Amour’s Detroit performed in 2015 in a city that is so affluent our major concern is how every citizen can afford to buy a house and realise the dream of the outdoor room, […]

May 08

Animal/People – Brooke Robinson and our psychic shadows. (Theatre Review)

Animal/People Rock Surfers Theatre Company 29 April – 16 May – You can grab your tickets here. Animal/People has many interesting facets to its beauty – and this is a deeply beautiful production; beautiful as a sensory pleasure that gives deep satisfaction to the mind. The best kind of beauty. The lighting, the sound, the […]

March 24

When the Rain Stops falling – New Theatre and the exquisite tragedy. (Theatre Review)

  When The Rain Stops Falling New Theatre 17 March to 18 April You can grab your tickets here Image credits Bob Seary In When The Rain Stops Falling, Andrew Bovell crafts such interesting characters, that he can give them relatively obtuse things to say in a theatrical structure that works against its own narrative […]

March 03

Vampire Lesbians Of Sodom – Don’t dream it, be it. (Theatre Review)

Vampire Lesbians of Sodom Feb 25 through to March 7, Level 4 Kings Cross Hotel Theatre You can grab your tickets here. You may wonder at a statement that claims the Sydney theatre scene really needs Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, but a quick hop up to the Level 4 theatre at the Kings Cross hotel, […]

November 09

Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve Fucked – Rob Hayes, loneliness and ‘pets’. (Theatre Review)

Awkward Conversations With Animals I’ve Fucked. The Old 505 Theatre Unhappen  – You can buy your tickets here.  One of the most surprising and brilliant confrontations in Rob Hayes’ Awkward Conversations with Animals I’ve Fucked, is that the title isn’t a metaphor or allegory, and that isn’t a problem. I’m not sure if this constitutes […]