Arts & Entertainment

Jon Glass’ Latest Play Spring Loaded

Jon Glass says he has always “loved theatre.” His first play, called Entitled Transactions, was performed at the Factory Theatre in 2018. He says, “Writing is what I think I can do, and the play seemed to work reasonably well. So, I wanted to try my hand at something with quite a different atmosphere: a bit […]

Dustyesky

Dustyesky is a pun on the name of Russian writer Dostoevsky, a reflection of the humour conveyed by a bunch of 28 scruffy men, handsome hairy and wild, who have formed themselves into an Australian Russian male choir. Comrade Swainski, the musical boss, says everyone can sing. And they are proof of that. They are “Humble […]

Addi Road Writers’ Festival 2021 – Disruption, Idealism, Promise

By Mark Mordue The inaugural Addi Road Writers’ Festival announced itself as ‘An Unruly Idea’. Our slogan captured an undercurrent of idealistic disruption that charged the day with energy, marking out the nature of what will now be an annual event. Festival t-shirts sold like hot cakes, flagging our unruly manifesto beneath the artist Satyr’s image […]

Ulster American

David Ireland's biting play, Ulster American, is coming to the Seymour Centre. Directed by Shane Anthony the play deals with such themes as misogyny, lust for power and intolerance. Harriet Gordon Anderson who plays Ruth, an Irish playwright with an axe to grind, said that she sees her character as “uncompromising and brutal but honest.” […]

Spiral: From The Book Of Saw

Helmed by Chris Rock Spiral: From The Book Of Saw is the ninth iteration in the Saw film series and looks to act as a soft reboot/offshoot of the franchise. At the core of the film's story is Detective Ezekiel 'Zeke' Banks (Chris Rock) as he tracks, and attempts to apprehend, a Jigsaw copycat murderer […]

EMA

When someone says the words ‘art film,’ something like EMA should come to mind: A colourful, arresting visual aesthetic, freewheeling sequences in which dance substitutes dialogue, and a constant sense of unabated sensuality. The film is a psychodrama about the eponymous character, a contemporary dancer, reckoning with both her divorce from the director of her […]

THE NAKED CITY: BIENNALE ON A BUDGET

In the current global pandemic many facets of our cultural life have been forced to either postpone their normal agenda or take a subdued back seat to the human tragedy we witness every day. Throughout the world major art galleries have closed, opera and ballet seasons canned, music festivals cancelled and production halted on numerous […]

Beautiful Beckett’s

Glebe has an incredible new restaurant in its midst. Founded by renowned theatre director Wendy Beckett and veteran chef Jeff Schroeter Beckett's is a must-visit for locals and food-lovers alike. Set within the hallowed walls of the old Darling Mills site on Glebe Point Road Beckett’s is a loving homage to the opulence of mid-century […]

Actor/Musician Nicholas Hamilton Speaks From Hotel Quarantine

Over the course of the last two years actor/musician Nicholas Hamilton has uprooted his life twice in order to move to the opposite side of the world and chase his dreams. Nic's first big move came in 2019 when he relocated from a small town just outside Byron Bay to Los Angeles to pursue acting. […]

Finding You

Audiences should not be surprised if, shortly after the film has commenced, they get a nagging feeling that they’ve seen all this before. It’s the story of Finley Sinclair (Rose Reid), a young American student who, after failing her violin audition to gain entrance into music school, flies off to Ireland and predictably meets Beckett […]