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Considering Matthew Shephard

On October 7 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student at the University Of Wyoming, was tied to a fence in an isolated field on the outskirts of Laramie and beaten with the butt of a pistol. He later died in hospital, succumbing to his injuries and sparking an outcry that would ripple around the world […]

Comedy Kiki 2020

Last year's inaugural Comedy Kiki festival was so successful that Darlinghurst Theatre Company has decided to bring back its festival of funnies for 2020. A festival of comedic shows will see a lineup of the most hilarious Australian queer comedians including; Zoe Coombs Marr, Geraldine Hickey and Nath Valvo. Each artist will be performing on different nights […]

REVIEW: Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas features two new Australian plays by award-winning playwrights Katy Warner and Gretel Vella. The first play, Good People by Katy Warner, has an all-female cast playing long-term friends on a holiday in  a foreign country who  have had to  leave their hotel abruptly and are stuck at the airport. They are waiting and have […]

REVIEW: Eurydice

America playwright Sarah Ruhl wrote this play as a tribute to her recently deceased father, and indeed the major focus is on the relationship between Eurydice (Ebony Vagulans) and her father (Jamie Oxenbould), whom she meets when she is banished on her wedding day to the Underworld. However, as she has bathed in the river […]

REVIEW: Sorting Out Rachel

With his 53rd (or is it his 54th or 55th)) play, David Williamson once again explores the flaws  and foibles of his Australian characters through a family that is threatened by a dark secret from the past. That secret is revealed in the first scene where Bruce, played by the well-known John Howard, meets his […]

Backbone

Circus company Gravity & Other Myths may be the newest kids on the circus block in Australia but are also quickly becoming the newest stars of circus. Their new show Backbone premiered at the Adelaide Festival, earning them national praise, and three Helpmann Awards nominations (Best Choreography, Best New Australian Work and Best Lighting). Formed […]

Vertical Dreaming

A Redline Production compiled and arranged by Andrew Henry comes Vertical Dreaming, an entertaining and revealing cabaret of the songs and poems that saved Henry’s life. In 2017, Henry checked into a facility to treat depression. During this time, he discovered a scrapbook full of poems, recalling “With not much to do in there it […]

The Old 505 Theatre

The Old 505 Theatre is a rich performance venue that has been supporting the local community since it was founded in 2004. Together with its sister space Venue 505, it presents over 350 performances each year. The space provides a home for Sydney’s independent theatre directors, designers, and actors. It strongly supports Australian works. With […]

REVIEW: No End Of Blame

This is a very ambitious project: 60 characters and 12 different settings across three countries: Hungary, the Soviet Union and Britain. We’re taken through wars, censorship, madness and just about everything in between - including a levitating piss pot. Bela and Grigor are two very different artists; Grigor wants people to be static so he […]

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

Actor, author and cabaret icon Alan Cumming returns to Australia for an encore season of his critically acclaimed cabaret, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. Sold out during the last run in 2015, this season will be the last ever performances of the beloved cabaret. Originating in the star’s notorious post-show dressing room parties, Alan Cumming […]