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REVIEW: A Doll’s House at Ensemble Theatre

Henrik Ibsen’s classic 1879 play A Doll's House gets a make-over in Joanna Murray-Smith’s adaptation for the Ensemble Theatre. In this adaptation there are fewer characters, it’s set in modern times, and some of the plot details have been updated. Whether the play survives the transformation with its original vision in tact is a moot point. […]

A View From The Bridge

A View From The Bridge, by Arthur Miller, is a play of epic tragedien proportions echoing the works of Euripides, Sophocles and Shakespeare in the opinion of director Lain Sinclaire. Miller, in the tradition of ancient tragedy, was able to, “throw human reality into stark relief which creates a sense of infinity.” This is true […]

REVIEW: The Shifting Heart

This well-regarded classic Australian play, written in 1957 by Richard Beynon and set against a backdrop of post war hardship in Collingwood, Melbourne would only need some costume and reference updates to align with present day social politics. The story revolves around the Bianchi family: Poppa (Tony Poli), Momma (Dina Panozzo), 21 year old son […]