Tag Archives: Paul Gilchrist

November 08

Simple Souls – Lisa Chat’s with Paul Gilchrist (Theatre interview)

Simple Souls 13 – 30 November Top Shelf Fringe HQ. You can grab tickets here. Paul Gilchrist is one of Austrlia’s best writers of Magic Realism. His play Christina in the Cupboard is vivid and wild, perplexing and compelling. The work was able to expose an adherance to a single truth as a kind a […]

April 18

Appropriation – Containment of power in narrative. (Theatre Review)

Appropriation Fledgling Theatre Company Studio Blueprint, 17-27 April. You can grab your tickets here. For Paul Gilchrist, the revelation of an ego-doped Fortinbras (Nick O’Regan) chaotically crushing his way to claim the throne bequeathed by Hamlet lends itself to an examination of power as wielded by a white guy. Because this exists as a precursor […]

April 16

Appropriation: Lisa chats with Paul Gilchrist (Theatre Interview)

Appropriation Fledgling Theatre Company Wed 17 April to Wed 24 April. You can grab your tickets here. One of the more exciting theatre events this month is Fledgling Theatre Companies new Australian work Appropriation written by Paul Gilchrist. Heavily engaged with the promotion and exploration of local works, Paul and his theatre company Subtlenuance have […]

March 08

Seed Bomb – Daniela Giorgi and an alternative to Capitalism. (Theatre Review)

Seed Bomb Subtlenuance for Fresh Works ar 505Theatre. March 5 – 9 You can grab your tickets here. It was Mark Fisher who noted “it is easier to imagine an end to the world than an end to Capitalism.” This has been the cry of leftist intellectuals for the last twenty years or so – […]

March 17

One Way Mirror – Paul Gilchrist and the abandonment of pigenholing human nature. (Theatre Review)

One Way Mirror Produced by Subtlenuance. Blood Moon Theatre frm 14 – 24 March. You can grab your tickets here. Plays, like some other literature can be divided into two broad categories, from an audience’s perspective. Those which help us become autonomous and those which help us become less cruel. The first sort of play […]

February 01

Blind Tasting – The beautiful errors of mankind. (Theatre Review)

Blind Tasting Subtlenuance Theatre Company The Old 505 Theatre, You can grab your tickets here. Recollection is the act of placing us before life and before experience as if we are standing before a painting slowly revealed, displaying an event in a certain way that is not exact but almost exactly the way we lived […]

February 24

Losing you (twice) – Mourning as theatre. (Theatre review)

Losing you (Twice)  King Street Theatre, Newtown Sydney Feb 7-17 The Butterfly Club, Flinders Lane, Melbourne Feb 21-26 You can grab your tickets here. Just as everyone dies, so all those who have not yet died, are immortal. According to Derrida, every close human interaction, particularly love affairs, friendship or family relationships, contains the sadness […]

July 28

Cristina in the Cupboard – the point and purpose of the parable. (Theatre review)

Cristina in the Cupboard The Depot Theatre from 13 – 30 July. You can grab your tickets here. Images by Katy Green Loughrey Cristina In the Cupboard is a piece of magic realism written by one of Australia’s best contemporary playwrights, Paul Gilchrist. It is a complex work that examines both the process of exploring […]

April 21

Shut Up and Drive; or Sex, Liberty and the Automobile – Love and Lust with our cars. (Theatre Review)

Shut Up And Drive; or Sex, Liberty and the Automobile Subtlenuance in associatin with bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company. 9-23 April, King Cross Theatre. You can grab your tickets here.    “After being bombarded endlessly by road-safety propaganda it was almost a relief to find myself in an actual accident.” Crash (J.G. Ballard) Shut Up And Drive […]

February 09

The Poor Kitchen – Nostalgia and the power of observational blindness. (Theatre Review)

The Poor Kitchen Old 505 Theatre, now at 5 Eliza Newtown, 2-6 February At the time of publishing this review, the run is complete. For more info and possibly other performances, pop in here. It is the sluggish habit of most countries to use nostalgia to evoke a naivete that reduces our engagement with the present. […]