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REVIEW: Krapp’s Last Tape

There are two stars of Krapp’s Last Tape, the Samuel Beckett one-act that opened in a Red Line Productions show at the Old Fitz Theatre on Thursday. One is the set, by Brian Thomson, an accomplished worker on stage and film. A towering, glum phalanx of filing cabinets, battered and painted in a wan palette of […]

REVIEW: West Side Story

First written as a book by Arthur Laurents in the late 1940s, West Side Story first appeared on Broadway in 1957 and has remained a steady favourite on stages the world over since then. That it was chosen as Opera Australia's first musical foray on Sydney Harbour proves it is just as appealing 70 years […]

REVIEW: La Bohème

Gail Edwards’ much-lauded production of La Bohème returns (yet again) to open Opera Australia’s Summer Season, with Hugh Halliday as the revival director. In this tragic tale of young first love, Joyce El-Khoury plays the consumptive seamstress Mimi, while Ivan Magri sings Rodolfo, her confused and fickle lover. Rodolfo’s companions in bohemian poverty are the […]