Tag Archives: James Dalton

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

April 14

Cough – Emily Calder and the question of who frightens who? (Theatre Review)

Cough Unhappen Theatre Company April 10 – 20 You can purchase tickets here.  Read my interview with Emily Calder here. If the world of childhood is a strange journey of misunderstandings, skewed observations, unexplained feelings, irrational beliefs and intense happiness buttressed against dark fears, then it is nothing compared to parenting. Childhood is perpetually defined […]

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 […]