Tag Archives: Peter Shaffer

February 01

Beyond Therapy – Christopher Durang and the modern marriage. (Theatre Review)

Beyond Therapy King Street Theatre and Understudy Theatre 28 Jan to 14 Feb. You can grab your tickets here. Christopher Durang writes a deceptively complex script using absurdist narrative structures to laugh at a topic he clearly takes very seriously in Beyond Therapy which is still a little like watching a 70’s American sit-com if […]

November 08

Amadeus – Genesian Theatre, Envy, Jealousy and Disbelief. (Theatre review)

Amadeus Genesian Theatre October 25 to November 29 2014 – You can grab your tickets here. Is there any greater mental curse than living with the juxtaposition of reaching for a genius you know alludes you and competing against an Other who reaches that genius with ease? The thing most creators who harbour a desire […]

September 16

Equus – Michael Campbell and Nomadic Artists bring a soaring passion to the stage. (Sydney FF Theatre Review)

There is something delightful about a banned play being produced for the public, and being performed in front of school children. It gives one the feeling of being Winston Smith, brazenly reading The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism by candlelight under the giant solitary eye of Big Brother. Equus is such a play. To […]

August 11

Equus – Peter Shaffer 40 years on. (theatre review – Sydney Fringe Festival)

In 1973 at the National Theatre in London, Peter Shaffer’s Equus opened, ready to shock audiences for the first time. It’s first season ran for two years, winning a Drama Desk Award for outstanding foreign play, a Tony for best play, a Tony for best actress, and the New York Drama Critics circle award for […]