Tag Archives: New Theatre

December 05

Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street – New Theatre and Sondheim. (Theatre Review)

Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street New Theatre 18 November – 20 December You can grab your tickets here. Stephen Sondheim has said Sweeny Todd is a tale of obsession and revenge and how vengeance can consume a person prone to it. It has also been said to be about capitalism, the tyranny […]

October 13

Harvest – Louise Fischer and the problems of progress. (Theatre Review)

Harvest New Theatre 7 October to 8 November – You can grab your tickets here. Roughly ten years ago, Harvest writer Richard Bean outed himself as a ‘Monsterist’, now defined as a playwright committed to large-scale works, with enormous casts, covering enormous themes and taking a (relatively) enormous amount of time. It’s a bold move […]

July 07

Book of Days – Interview with director Elsie Edgerton-Till (Theatre Intereview)

Book of Days New Theatre – season 8 July – 9 August Grab your tickets here. One of the more exciting Sydney July theatre openings is New Theatres production of Book of Days, directed by Elsie Edgerton-Till. Lanford Wilson wrote Book of Days fourteen years ago, and I confess, it’s a play that has been […]

June 06

Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them – New Theatre and the cry of the Left. (Theatre Review)

  Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them New Theatre, 3 June to 28 June 2014 You can grab tickets here.  All the photos in this review are credited to Bob Seary. It is a helluva brave play that names Terri Schiavo as the perfect right-wing wife, but the barbs and the […]

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 […]

April 14

V.D. – Pete Malicki and the monologue that just keeps getting better. (Theatre Review)

V.D. The Monologue Project May 7,9 and 10. You can buy tickets here.  He takes my hand, walks me to the car, even opening the car door for me. The date passes in a blur of nerves and I quick;y get the impression that Dan Hunsford has no intention of killing, raping, scamming or religiously […]

March 25

To Kill a Mockingbird – New Theatre speaks the words Australia needs to hear. (Theatre review)

To Kill A Mockingbird New Theatre you can buy your tickets here. 18 march – 19 April In the announcement to bring To Kill A Mockingbird to the New Theatre as part of the 2014 program launch, Louise Fisher told the audience the New Theatre felt that given Australia’s current political climate, we needed a […]

November 25

Dying for It – Nikolai Erdman is remembered through Moira Biffini and New Theatre (Theatre Review)

“You can’t sentence a man to live.” “Why not?  He deserves it!” There are times when absurdist satire becomes prolific due to control by an oppressive regime and there are times when the regime is successful in stamping out its influence, a case in point being Nikolai Erdman, an enormous Russian talent built belonging to […]

October 29

Hay Fever – Noel Coward, The New Theatre, and the joy of the Blisses. (Theatre Review)

Theatre legend has it that Noel Coward’s Hay Fever, and Noel Coward himself, stopped being popular with the rise of play writes such as Harold Pinter in the 1950’s, largely because funny was not seen to equal deep or complex. And yet, after a revival of Hay Fever in the 1960’s (the play was written […]

August 25

Jerusalem – Helen Tonkin brings Jez Butterworth to lucky Sydney. (theatre review)

And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England’s mountains green? And was the holy Lamb of God On England’s pleasant pastures seen? And did the Countenance Divine Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here Among these dark Satanic mills? Bring me my bow of burning gold: Bring me my […]