Tag Archives: Sydney

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 […]

September 21

The vegetable Plot – Kids win at The Sydney Fringe (Kids show/Music review)

The Vegetable Plot Sydney Fringe on the 20th and 21st of September. You can grab tickets here, or check out The Vegetable Plot website here. The funky get-with-it-world of child entertainment seems to get blessed with more and more talent every day, as changing societal norms allow parented creatives to ‘diversify’ rather than go on […]

August 01

Three Sisters – Anton Chekhov made “now” by SUDS. (Theatre review)

Three Sisters 30 July to 9 August Sydney University Dramatic Society. You can grab tickets here.  It is a very interesting thing to see a strong, large cast of exquisitely beautiful young people performing Anton Chekhov’s great existential tragedy, but even more interesting when they’re located in 2014 Sydney as a backdrop against a bitterly […]

December 20

Theatre in 2013

Everyone who reads this blog knows I’m not a list post person and especially I am not an “end of year” list person, but I do think it’s worth acknowledging the passing of a year and the work displayed, particularly when it has been a landmark year. I said half way through 2013 that this […]

January 06

Short and Sweet – a little bit of this and a little bit of that in ten minutes. (Theatre)

Well, hot on the heels of The Now Now music festival, I’ll be heading off to The Short and Sweet theatre festival. Short+Sweet began life in Newtown (Sydney, and my home base) has expanded nationally to Melbourne, the Central Coast, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Newcastle, Townsville and Rockhampton; as well as internationally to Auckland, Malaysia, Singapore, […]

Alex White – Genuine Instability: Intensity pushed to the edge

Justice Yeldham @ Alex White’s ‘Genuine Instability’ album launch (AVANT WHATEVER), Serial Space 18.02.11 from Records: Experimental Sydney on Vimeo. Alex White is a laptop musician from my hometown, Sydney Australia.  This is a true noise musician in the electronic style, taking pure sound and attempting to order it into some vague coherency we can […]