Tag Archives: Benjamin Brockman

March 18

Jess and Joe Forever – Zoe Cooper revealed on the Norfolk Broads. (Theatre Review)

Jess and Joe Forever Sugary Rum Productons in association with 25A Belvoir downstairs. 13 – 30 March. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Kate Williams In Jess and Joe Forever, Zoe Cooper addresses the problem Philosophy has had with friendship for so long. That is, is friendship a relation based on sameness or difference, […]

April 25

Belleville – Live for your desires. (Theatre Review)

Belleville Mad March Hare Theatre company Old Fitz Theatre from 20 April to 12 May You can grab your tickets here. The primary crises of Belleville are communication and desire. Desire and its lack exist in language all through the production. Zack (Josh Anderson) and Abby (Taylor Ferguson) live in Belleville, a fashionably “now” suburb […]

September 10

Dark Vanilla Jungle – Sydney fringe Festival (Theatre Review)

Dark Vanilla Jungle Mad March Hare theatre Company for the Sydney Fringe Festival You can grab your tickets and more info here All images courtesy of Daina Marie Photography For Phillip Ridley civilisation is the veneer we use to protect ourselves from our ugliness, but it can be argued it is also the conversation that protects […]

January 01

2014 in Theatre. The best plays I saw last year.

I keep telling people we’re in an exciting time for Australian Theatre here in Sydney, and for the most part I’m met with incredulity, and a gentle smile at my enthusiasm for which everyone is generally grateful, even if a little dubious. For a theatre critic who deliberately doesn’t see everything, and preferences marginal, indie […]

October 13

Kill the PM – Fregmonto Stokes and the layers of leftist conspiracies. (Theatre Review)

Kill The PM Old 505 Theatre October 8 to 26 – You can grab your tickets here. Photographs by Lucy Parakhina Is leftist political passion a poison that rots the brain, a mind-barrel filled with un-absolvable guilt or a conspiracy to destabilise in order to plough fertile soil for an alien conspiracy? If the hard […]

August 05

Mr Kolpert – Pantsguys, Rope and the Albee in us all. (Theatre Review)

Mr Kolpert Pantsguys Productions ATYP from 30 July to 16 August. You can grab your tickets here. Photography: Kate Williams Surely the thrill in the underlying current of misbehavior (tween smoking at its least, calculated murder at its best) lies in the aftermath. Rules and their consequences are made for three reasons: to prevent bad […]

February 28

Fully Committed – Nick Curnow and Alexander Butt take us deeper and closer. (Theatre Review)

Fully Committed Brevity Theatre Company with Sydney Independent Theatre Company 24 February to March 1 Tickets available here.  There are people you fall in love with instantly because a quality shines from them, not as easily defined as beauty, not as fashion conscious as charisma, it’s what TV folk define as the ‘X’ factor and […]

January 19

Wittenberg – Richard Hilliar and the endless excitement of words. (Theatre Review)

In Wittenberg, David Davalos has created an ongoing fictional argument between Faustus and Luther that focusses primarily on Luther’s growing concern regarding inconsistencies of faith between himself and the church, but inevitably touches the famous Faustus as he tries to persuade Luther to think outside of the prescribes limits of theology. The church will famously […]

August 11

The Light Box – Natalia Savvides and James Dalton balance us on the thin line between the real and the unreal. (theatre review)

A complex relationship exists between the real and the imagined that has been the fascination of artists and philosophers since humans began to organize thinking. This relationship is complicated primarily because of the difference between the two, the intensity of the two and the difficulty to discern which is which. It is this idea, through […]