Tag Archives: New Theatre Newtown

October 16

What the Butler Saw – Joe Orton still offending well into the new century. (Theatre Review)

What the Butler Saw New Theatre 2 October – 3 November. You can grab your tickets here. Images: Bob Seary One of my favourite things about The New Theater in Sydney is its endlessly optimistic belief in their audiences’ intellect. Of all the places to attend theatre, only The New constantly offers an acerbic wit […]

July 04

The Diary of Anne frank – Sam Thomas and the choice of love over fear. (Theatre Review)

The Diary of Anne Frank New Theatre 9 June – 11 July You can grab your tickets here. In her notes to this production of The Diary of Anne Frank currently playing at The New Theatre in Newtown, Sam Thomas writes: “Sadly, the play’s underlying themes of discrimination, intolerance and the scapegoating of minorities are […]

May 19

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Lane Cove Theatre Company back by popular demand. (Theatre Review)

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice Lane Cove Theatre Company New Theatre Newtown – buy tickets here.  Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pmFinal performance, Sat 24 May 5pm A girl who can only speak in the voice of others as she communicates with her dead father and a woman who never shuts up and […]

November 26

New Theatre ends a brilliant 2013 with the promise of an even better 2014.

Several of my favourite theatre experiences in 2013 happened at The New Theatre in Newtown. Top Girls, Jerusalem and The Ham Funeral were all stand out performances, beautifully executed with fine direction and great actors bringing the words of great playwrites to life. Alice Livingstone, undaunted by the complex nuances of Caryl Churchills fabulous Top Girls, […]

November 16

The Venetian Twins – An Australian take on an Italian Classic. (Theatre review)

I don’t possess the adequate theatre knowledge to give you the lowdown on all the clever internal theatre references in The Venetian Twins, but this doesn’t mean I missed the spirit of them. I haven’t seen The Venetian Twins before and somehow I missed studying the play at school.  I’m sorry for that because Enright and Clarke’s script […]

The Knowledge – Pantsguys and John Donnelly reveal a tougher side of life.

John Donnelly has worked in various primary and secondary schools across London, Essex and Kent, including programmes aimed at curriculum development, Irish and Romany Travellers, enterprise, literacy, sex education, addictions, student voice.  In an interview for The Guardian, he says: “I’ve mostly worked in schools in Kent and Essex, where there has been a huge […]