Theatre & Performance

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 […]

Trevor Ashley Is Returning A Triumphant Lyin’ Queen!

By Linc Jenkin To say things have been difficult for our friends in the entertainment industry during the pandemic would be an understatement and the ‘sad clown’ picture Trevor Ashley posted on his Facebook fan page around the beginning of the last set of lockdowns truly was worth a thousand words about the despair and […]

Wharf Revue Set To Open a ‘Can Of Worms’ With Audiences 

By Lucinda Garbutt-Young The annual iteration of Wharf Revue is returning to the Seymour Centre this year, with a production titled Can Of Worms. The show, which pokes cathartic fun at the Australian political climate, is designed to get audiences thinking.  Actor Mandy Bishop explained that the show is empathetic towards its muses, while allowing […]

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 […]

‘The Casting Couch’ with Nancye Hayes & Todd McKenney

Todd McKenney joins Nancye Hayes in this two-hander in which he interviews her about her long and successful career in Australian show biz. They will talk, sing and dance their way into the hearts of their audiences in this intimate show which presents some of the most memorable moments in the history of Australian live […]

REVIEW: Genesian Theatre’s ‘Home Chat’

BY RENEE DALLOW Noel Coward’s witty play, Home Chat, opened to rapturous applause at The Genesian Theatre last Saturday night. The play was scheduled for early on in the year but, due to lockdown, could not commence. What a treat it was to see this play just as Sydney begins it’s grand reopening. What better […]

REVIEW: The Woman In Black

Originally written as a novel by English author Susan Hill in 1983, The Woman In Black was adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt in 1987. Once it hit London’s West End in 1989, it was destined to become a hit, turning out to be the second longest-running non-musical play in West End history after […]

REVIEW: Come From Away

With so many wonderful theatrical productions gracing our stages, there’s a standout that's not only phenomenally successful but receives rave reviews and is adored by audiences worldwide. Come From Away is a startling achievement with unfathomable heart and soul. A high energy musical with occasional heightened emotional intensity that should, surprisingly, have audiences laughing joyfully […]

The Return Of Theatre Royal

BY RENEE DALLOW There is nothing quite like live theatre and what better time to revive the theatre scene than right now? Sydney’s Theatre Royal is still in the process of being carefully and tastefully restored and refurbished with the original detail and design still present. “The Theatre Royal is really suited for many different […]