Stage

Alex Lykos – Jawbone

Of Greek origins, Alex Lykos writes and performs in Jawbone at the Factory Theatre, the 12th stage production he has been involved in as an writer/actor/director. He was creator of the trilogy Alex & Eve, Alex & Eve: The Wedding and Alex & Eve: The Baby, and adapted Alex & Eve for the big screen, which premiered across […]

REVIEW: Your Mother’s Pension

Your Mother’s Pension penned by Greek playwright Maria N Kitra, is the fourth production from Dionysus Theatre and is currently playing at the Mytilenian House in Canterbury. Surviving financially in Greece can be a challenge, especially during the financial crisis as George, Maria and their daughter Litsa have come to realise. George decides to move […]

Spike Heels

Turkish born film, TV and theatre director Serhat Caradee jumped at the opportunity to direct Spike Heels, written by Theresa Rebeck. He says, “it is a hilarious and witty play about four people and their struggles with love, lust and infidelity. With strong themes about the abuse of power in the workplace.” He started in the […]

Elaine Crombie & The 7 Stages Of Grieving

Indigenous performer Elaine Crombie has to live over the trauma of the Stolen Generations time and again in The 7 Stages Of Grieving, written by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman, and directed by Sharri Sebbens. Crombie was robbed of her Indigenous heritage when her mother was stolen from her parents. “I have no living culture […]

REVIEW: A Passage To India

For those of you who have never seen the architectural treasure that is the repurposed 1868 church now operating as the 76-year-old Genesian Theatre – for 65 years at 420 Kent Street – now is the time to take the opportunity. Martin Sherman has adapted for the stage E.M. Forster’s classic novel set in early […]

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 […]

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.” […]

I Want To Know What Love Is Co-Creator Amy Ingram Discuss the Importance Of Love In A Post-Pandemic World

Over the course of the last year one constant, love, has kept us all sane as we persevere through the toughest year many of us have ever experienced. Throughout the past 12 months we have learned that "things may go wrong but at the end of the day we only have each other to lean […]

REVIEW: Michelle Brasier – Average Bear

The last thing I anticipated from a comedy show was to leave intears, to bawl my whole manipulated being out across the street from the Factory Theatre, where Michelle Brasier had just exposed her soul in the nicest possible way. I should have calcified my heart the moment when she and co-creator Tim Lancaster her […]