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The Museum Of Modern Love

Sophie Gregg read the Stella Prize-winning novel by Heather Rose, The Museum Of Modern Love, before she auditioned for the play, which was adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway. She says, “set in and around the [Serbian conceptual and performance artist] Marina Abramović’s season at MOMA, the book really lends itself to theatre adaptation, and […]

Killing Katie: Confessions Of A Book Club

Ensemble Artistic Director Mark Kilmurry invited Francesca Savige to direct Killing Katie when she finished her stint with the Sandra Bates Directors Award two years ago. After several postponements due to COVID since 2019, the show will finally be staged in early 2022. Killing Katie playwright Tracey Trinder was “an extraordinarily funny and brilliant woman with a […]

44 Sex Acts In One Week by David Finnigan

Sheridan Harbridge has a glass of champagne in her hand two days before rehearsals for 44 Sex Acts In One Week takes a 10-day break. This is the third attempt to stage the play after COVID stopped the earlier seasons. The play was written as a play by Ngunnawal writer David Finnigan, but during a Zoom […]

REVIEW: Six – The Musical

In the age of the #Metoo movement, Six - The Musical finally allows the wives of Henry VIII to tell the story from their own point of view. Inspired by Beyoncé, Hamilton, and 1980s disco, inter alia, the six wives belt it out in song and dance as they compete to become the lead singer on […]

A Chorus Line lowers the façade of actors

Adam Jon Fiorentino is lead in the upcoming stage production of A Chorus Line staged by the Darlinghurst Theatre at the Drama Theatre of the Sydney Opera House. He brings a wealth of experience from stage, screen and television credits in Australia, the UK and the USA. He’s been in the industry for 23 years, […]

REVIEW: ‘Wil & Grace’ at FringeHQ Newtown

It was great to see the FringeHQ Newtown open its first show after the lockdown lifted. Directed by Erica Lovell and produced for independent theatre company Rogue Projects by Talia Meyerowitz-Katz, Wil and Grace is a fluffy piece of theatre by Madeleine Withington (who also plays Grace), that will appeal to the youth of this fair […]

REVIEW: The Wharf Revue – Can of Worms

After more than two decades of providing Australia’s annual dose of satirical laughs, the boys, aided and abetted by the fabulous Amanda Bishop, are back with their revue called Can Of Worms. Again, Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phil Scott present their yearly assessment of Australian and international politics and political leaders. As the publicity […]

REVIEW: The Lovely Bones

You would not think that a production beginning with the rape, murder and dismemberment of a teenage girl who goes to heaven would provide fodder for a winning play. Susie is walking home after school through a cornfield in Pennsylvania when the family’s neighbour George entices her into an underground children’s den he has built in […]

STC Transforms Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ For Modern Times

If you see no other play before the end of the year you must see the STC’s production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar! This great play presents a dramatic realisation of power and the corruption of power on both a personal and political level,and is just about as perfect in its construction as it can be. It […]

REVIEW: Three Winters Green

The third revival of Campion Decent’s 1993 play Three Winters Green is timely. In the midst of another pandemic, it reminds us of the devastating worldwide impact of HIV, an epidemic that has been forgotten as COVID-19 is compared to the Spanish Flu of 1918. The play follows eight people through three years of their lives […]