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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 […]

Managing Carmen

This August, Lane Cove Theatre Company are bringing Australian playwright David Williamson’s Managing Carmen to the stage for a two-week season. Directed by Isaac Downey, the play features a plethora of colourful characters, focusing on AFL star Brent Lyall. On the field, Brent is the darling of Australian football. He’s the captain of the leading […]

Managing Carmen

This August, Lane Cove Theatre Company are bringing Australian playwright David Williamson’s Managing Carmen to the stage for a two-week season. Directed by Isaac Downey, the play features a plethora of colourful characters, focusing on AFL star Brent Lyall. On the field, Brent is the darling of Australian football. He’s the captain of the leading […]

BARE – The Musical

Lane Cove Theatre Company’s LGBT pop-rock musical BARE follows the journey of a group of high school students at a strict Catholic boarding school. BARE focuses on themes such as identity, sexuality and adolescence, and is presented by a cast and production team that are intrinsically familiar with these.  Young Australian performer and comedian Edan McGovern […]

Seussical Jr.

Over the course of your life, whether you’re an older sibling, a parent, or a babysitter, you’ve probably been forced to sit through a few hours of mindless, unimaginative children’s entertainment. You’ve likely spent what feels like an eternity in a state of mind numbing boredom as your children or siblings are delighted by a […]

REVIEW: Next To Normal

This fast paced musical is more like a modern opera; there is little unsung dialogue and it’s full of emotional depth and character exploration. Written by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, it has received high accolades and even a Pulitzer Prize in its brief 10 year history.  Lane Cove Theatre Company’s current production of Next […]

She Stoops To Conquer

Anglo-Irishman Sir Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops To Conquer is a masterpiece that has paved the way for comedy, as we know it today. This play has outlived almost all other English-language comedies from the early 18th to the late 19th century. Beautifully written in wonderful, colourful Old English, it has long floral descriptions and intense […]

REVIEW: The Jungle Book

Lane Cove Theatre Company's production of The Jungle Book is an absolute family must see. This lively and enthusiastic play has a mainly youth cast, all except four, and is directed by the talented 18-year-old Bedelia Lowencev. The relatively small theatre didn’t hold back the cast and production team from transforming the stage and surrounding […]

The Last Five Years

Jason Robert Brown is a composer/lyricist whose name might not be familiar to the casual theatregoer, and yet currently two of his musicals are being staged in Sydney. “He has quite a cult following,” explained Belinda Humphries, who is starring in one of those productions, The Last Five Years by The Lane Cove Theatre Company. […]

AWAY

In the late 1960s Australia was divided by its ever increasing diversity and ensuing racism, but at the height of the Vietnam War some people in the community were able to cast those prejudices aside and be drawn together by an enduring conflict against a common threat. Michael Gow’s iconic play, Away, uses this backdrop to tell […]