Tag Archives: Subtlenuance

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 […]

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. […]

September 26

All the Difference – Sydney Fringe Festival (Theatre review)

All The Difference Old 505 Theatre at The Sydney Fringe Festival You can grab your tickets here According to Bertolt Brecht, the temptation to rationalise the contemporary human condition falls too easily into an association with the forces at odds with humanization. “Even those writers who are conscious of the fact that capitalism impoverishes, dehumanizes, […]

March 17

And Now To Bed – Subtelnuance talks about sex, bay-bee. (Theatre Review)

And Now To bed Subtelnuance Theatre Company Level 4, The Kings Cross Hotel. You can grab your tickets here. One of my ex’s was terrified of sex. Not just sex with me (!) but of the devouring intimacy of it, the reckless feeling of being out of control and the teetering on an abyss that […]

August 09

Joan, Again – Paul Gilchrist and the weight of our personal narrative. (Theatre Review)

Joan, Again Subtlenuance in association with Sydney Independent Theatre Company Old Fitzroy Theatre August 5- 23 You can grab tickets here.  The nature of the story and the narrative is at the heart of Paul Gilchrist’s excitingly experimental work Joan Again, a piece of theatre that takes the very bold and contemporary decision to pin […]

March 23

High Windows Low Doorways – Subtlenuance accents the spiritual. (Theatre review)

High Windows Low Doorways Subtlenuance at the Tap Gallery March 19 – 30. You can buy your tickets here.  I’ve heard Spirituality is the practical application of peace in your every day life, and its my best current definition. In the forward to High Windows Low Doorways Daniela Georgi and Paul Gilchrist claim the impulse […]

November 18

Christina in the Cupboard – Paul Gilchrist and the magical world within. (Theatre Review)

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. Franz Kafka An arrival at the […]

July 09

Rocket Man – Paul Gilchrist, Subtlenuance and the enormity of our stories. (Theatre Review)

The song Rocket Man made famous by Elton John is based on a Ray Bradbury short story called The Rocket Man.  While the song deals with the idea that traveling into space and back is similar to being a traveling salesman, Bradbury’s story deals with the complexity of forming a relationship with a person who […]

April 15

The Political Hearts of Children – Subtlenuance and the complex relationship with the child we were. (theatre review)

“An actor is seen as if through crystals. Inspiration in stages. One mustn’t let in too much literature.” Antonin Artaud The relationship between the audience and the actor in the world of theater is a regularly examined one, but the relationship between the play write and the actor is one that can be assumed to […]