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Crime And Punishment

Adapted from the novel by 19th century Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky, this stage play which centres on a man who imagines himself to be greater than the average man and above morality, should prove to be immersive viewing for audiences. “To prove that he's greater to himself he kills a woman and then, of course, […]

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is a new theatrical adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel by Sydney based playwright Melissa Lee Speyer, who’s worked closely with the director Michael Dean and the actors, to create an adaptation that feels traditional and pays homage to Dickens but is also for our times. “Dickens had a lot to […]


The story of how Charles Dickens wrote the literary classic A Christmas Carol is meant to inspire festive cheer, but unfortunately, this well-intentioned Christmas film for adults is wearisome and fails to ignite on many levels. After his success with Oliver Twist, three flops followed and Charles Dickens had six weeks to write a new […]


Presented by SUDS (Sydney University Dramatic Society), A Christmas Caucus promises to be a raucous night of Christmas pantomime that gives the classic tale a contemporary Australian political twist. “It’s a reimagining of A Christmas Carol with Tony Abbott as Scrooge,” says co-director Joseph Istiphan. “He’s visited by three spirits - the ghosts of Caucus […]