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REVIEW: Faust

What a diabolically decadent yet divine production this is, featuring the age-old battleground of good and evil, of satanic temptation and moral decrepitude, in which the aging Faust surrenders his soul for youthful pleasures.   The ring-master is the malevolent, omnipresent, shape-shifter devil Méphistophélès. Teddy Tahu Rhodes fills this role superbly, with his mellifluous voice and […]

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Los Angeles Herald described this show as “Shakespeare written by Reader's Digest, acted by Monty Python and performed at the speed of the minute waltz.” Will you have time to recognise all 37 of the Bard’s plays, as well as his sonnets, in the 97-minute performance. Director Jess Davis was thrilled to work with […]

REVIEW: The Spoils By Jesse Eisenberg

With his neurotic angst, his racist and sexist remarks, and the vicious streak of a bully, Ben dominates and even terrorises this small groups of New York friends. His flatmate Kalyan, played by Kabir Singh is a Nepalese student of Business Studies who desperately wants to remain in the Big Apple after the completion of […]

Every Brilliant Thing

Belvoir is reprising its hit from last year, with Steve Rodgers in the role he took over from Kate Mulvany when she dropped out to pursue an offer from Amazon Prime in the US. Rodgers has surrendered his directorial role in this year’s production to Kate Champion, so we should see an interesting spin on […]

Shouty, Angry and Sweary

Who is Jonathan Pie and why should we go to his show at the Enmore Theatre in late February? Jonathan Pie is a fictitious British news reporter created by Tom Walker. Walker claims Pie is his “alter ego,” who originally appeared in 2015 in a series of spoof video clips as a frustrated British news […]

Marianne & Leonard – Words Of Love

Nick Broomfield’s documentary focuses on the ill-fated relationship between Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. Their affair blossomed in the golden age of life on the idyllic island of Hydra in the late 60s, when the community of ex-pat artists who had found their way there, including Australia’s Charmian Clift and George Johnston, […]

The Odd Couple

Artistic Director of the Ensemble Theatre Mark Kilmurry loves Neil Simon’s play about “the odd couple”, two men called Felix and Oscar who find themselves living together in Felix’s New York apartment when divorce disrupts their circumstances. Kilmurry explains why he chose to put on this production. “The Odd Couple has lasted nearly 60 years […]

I’m With Her

Directed by Victoria Midwinter Pitt, I'm With Her presents stories about nine notable Australian women from their 20s to their 90s, including Dr Anne Aly (counter-terrorism expert and Labor MP), Dr Marion Blackwell (environmental scientist), Pam Burridge (world champion surfer), The Hon. Julia Gillard (Australia's first female prime minister), Prof. Marcia Langton AM (Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous […]

Good Dog

Multi-talented Arinzé Kene has established an illustrious career in London as an actor and playwright, winning awards and accolades for both. Now the Green Door Theatre Company, in association with the Bakehouse Theatre Company, present the Australian Premiere of his play Good Dog, a monologue delivered by award-winning actor Justin Amankwah.   Amankwah assumes the […]

REVIEW: The Underpants

Steve Martin’s schoolboyish humour wants nothing more than to entertain his audiences. In this play, set in Imperial Germany, the comedy and complications arise when a woman’s underpants, or rather bloomers, fall down as she and her husband Theo are watching the King’s parade. Theo castigates Louise, claiming he will lose his job as a […]