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Riverside Theatres Present: Shellshocked

Parramatta's Riverside Theatres premieres a new show with a twist on the ANZAC story: Shellshocked. An unusual love story of an Australian teenager and his tortoise friend, Herman, the oldest living survivor of the Gallipoli campaign. The play is based on a news clipping director Wayne Harrison passed on to playwright Justin Fleming, who dramatised it […]

Of Mice and Men at The Seymour Centre

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men premiered on Broadway in 1937 while the novella was still on best seller lists. With the Great Depression very fresh in people’s minds and continuing political and economic uncertainty at home and abroad, Of Mice and Men was a striking commentary on how society treats its most vulnerable citizens, […]

THEATRE: WAITING FOR GODOT

"They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more." Few literary works have portrayed man’s cosmic absurdity with  as much finesse as Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot. Fifty seven years since the first production, the play has lost nothing of its humour, tenderness and ambiguity. New Theatre’s production, directed […]

THEATRE: THE BOUGAINVILLE PHOTOPLAY PROJECT

The Bougainville Photoplay Project is part performance, part archive, part lecture and part personal history. It traces the story of writer/performer/academic Paul Dwyer and his engagement with Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, from the work his father did there as an orthopedic surgeon to his own work around reconciliation at the University of Sydney. The […]