Tag Archives: Sydney theatre

January 05

The Wizard of Oz – Basking in the warm glow of nostalgia. (Theatre Reiew)

The Wizard of Oz The Capitol Theatre, 30 Dec 2017 to 4 Feb 2018 You can gab your tickets here. The word ‘nostalgia’ comes from two Greek roots: nóstos (“return home”) and ἄλγος, álgos (“longing”). It can be defined as longing for a home that no longer exists or has never existed. Nostalgia is a […]

July 21

This much is True – Hearkening back to a restricted discourse. (Theatre review)

This Much is True Red line Productions 12 Julyy – 12 August The Old Fitz You can grab your tickets here In world obsessed with the “limitations” of so called political correctness, it is a sophisticated pleasure to toddle along to Louis Nowra’s play This Much IS True for a reminder of how restricted speech […]

March 20

The Laden Table – A future constructed from a troubled past. (Theatre review)

The Laden Table bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company Kings Cross Theatre 10-25 March You can grab your tickets here Images: Natasha Narula It is said that the victors take possession of the dead. This phrase is often used to describe the political motivations of an elected person or a dictator. But does it not equally describe those […]

January 17

Short and Sweet Top 80 – The Festival kicks off on a high. (Theatre Review)

  The Short and Sweet Theatre Festival Sydney stages, Jan 7 to march 15. You can grab your tickets here. Images by Sylvi Soe. One has to be patient and generous with large-scale festivals forging their own imprint on a culture. Often it takes a few years for a festival to find its footing, but […]

January 01

2014 in Theatre. The best plays I saw last year.

I keep telling people we’re in an exciting time for Australian Theatre here in Sydney, and for the most part I’m met with incredulity, and a gentle smile at my enthusiasm for which everyone is generally grateful, even if a little dubious. For a theatre critic who deliberately doesn’t see everything, and preferences marginal, indie […]

April 14

Cough – Emily Calder and the question of who frightens who? (Theatre Review)

Cough Unhappen Theatre Company April 10 – 20 You can purchase tickets here.  Read my interview with Emily Calder here. If the world of childhood is a strange journey of misunderstandings, skewed observations, unexplained feelings, irrational beliefs and intense happiness buttressed against dark fears, then it is nothing compared to parenting. Childhood is perpetually defined […]

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 […]

December 06

Old Fitzroy Theatre 2014 Season announced by Sydney Independent Theatre Company

The Old Fitzroy Theatre has been home to some of the most wonderful theatre experiences I’ve had in 2013. Standouts were Friday, the recent King Lear I really enjoyed and the very touching An Ordinary Person was a theatre evening that remained in my mind for days. In 2013 The Sydney Independent Theatre Company was appointed as […]

November 29

Triune – Brave New Word take the audience back, forward and sideways through time. (Theatre Review)

The back of the downstairs theatre at the Tap Gallery is covered in A4 sized colour images of films, albums, and odd bits of iconography that represent a mood and a philosophy rather than a time or place. At first they look like a teenagers bedroom, the images internet-stolen, hand printed, blu-tacked to a wall, […]

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, […]